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I’m just now going through all the images from the Berry Sweet Baby Shower that I styled a couple weeks ago (see inspiration board here) and am planning to do a full recap soon, but I couldn’t resist posting a little sneak peek right now… so here goes! {The images are courtesy of photographer Jillian […]

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Ready to update the Thanksgiving table this year? Check out today’s HWTM post over at Real Simple: mini inspiration boards for 3 Contemporary Thanksgiving Tablescapes. (Tables 2 & 3 would actually transition nicely for Christmas as well!)

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For the next 7 days, (in addition to our regular posts), we’ll be featuring a special “Deal of the Day” from Cambria Cove! Each deal will feature a Cambria Cove gift idea + a promo code for 20% off the featured product. Each promo code is good for 24 hours – from 12:01am ’til midnight […]

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This gorgeous winery-inspired event by Beth Helmstetter features pretty florals in rich shades of burgandy/orange/coral, rustic elements like wooden wine boxes and barrels, and a mouth-watering spread of wines & cheeses (of course!)… all displayed in a gorgeous outdoor setting. These images are great inspiration for a fall or winery-inspired wedding… and I also think […]

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After receiving many inquiries about the framed signs & posters from Alison Sweeney’s Momma Bird Baby Shower theme, I’ve decided to make things easy and offer them here in {free} downloadable format. And for those of you celebrating boys on the way, there are now blue & yellow versions of everything as well! Below is […]

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If you loved the fun Oliver plates from cb2 (see earlier post here), then you’ll probably also love these coordinating Oliver Martini Glasses. This style is so unique: mixed media hand sketch with a color photo of a maraschino cherry that’s actually ON the glass (looks like there’s a real cherry in there!). {$4.95 each} […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are… commenters #31 – Mindy, and #113 – Cati. Congrats! ***** It’s that time of year again, so today’s Surprise Giveaway feels especially relevant… Just in time for the season, CardStore.com is offering up $100 Shopping […]

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Remember the gorgeous Anthropologie-inspired Owl Baby Shower that we featured last month? Well, there were tons of inquiries about how to make the adorable owl stir sticks that one of the shower hostesses – Jesi Haack from Jesi Haack Weddings – made for the party. When I asked Jesi for the DIY info, she was […]

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Maddy from Inspired Bride and Amanda from Bake It Pretty recently put together this absolutely stunning “Winter Wonderland” themed dessert buffet… seriously, how gorgeous is this?! Better yet, they’ve broken the buffet down into a series of detailed DIY posts for each individual element – from the winter wonderland cupcakes (pictured below) to the dessert […]

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Today’s Real Party feature looks like so much fun! It’s a “Wild Rumpus” Birthday that Kristen Gau created to celebrate the milestone first birthday of her (super adorable!) son Henry. Inspired by the colors of autumn and the Where the Wild Things Are book & movie, this party is packed with creative ideas! Read on […]

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The New Moon movie premiers in just a couple weeks! So for those of you planning to host a New Moon party, I’ve designed some new, printable quotes from book #2 as a follow up to the earlier Twilight quotes & drink labels. Since the New Moon movie paraphernalia features a different look & color […]

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I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received lately asking about New Moon party ideas!  I’ve been working on the new movie quote designs and they’re coming tonight… it will be late-night though! In the meantime, I wanted to share this email I recently received from Jackie Culmer about a Twilight/Breaking Dawn themed bachelorette […]

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Today’s HWTM post over at Real Simple… a Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece idea so that you have more time to spend in that kitchen! *wink* P.S. Need to make a bunch of them? Check out these glass 3-Tier Servers from IKEA for $14.99 each!

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These cut paper place cards / drink tags from Etsy shop JonNI Paper and Decorative Art are such a fun, creative way to dress up glasses and bottles! The “LOVE” (available in Leaf, Bird, or Heart) and XOXO designs (pictured below) are perfect for weddings, bridal/engagement showers and Valentine’s Day… how cute would the bird […]

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{Click image to view larger} First things first – apologies for the missing post yesterday. I was just straight-up wiped out after the Berry Sweet Baby Shower for Judy Reyes (Scrubs) up in Santa Monica on Sunday. Everything went great though! I can’t post anything until after it comes out in Life&Style on Thursday… but […]

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