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As the owner of 2 (ridiculously sweet & unabashedly spoiled) yellow Labs, I definitely fall into the “dog person” category, so anything cool that’s related to dogs usually catches my eye quite easily… These exclusive digital designs are all 2-sided, and they sport cute & contemporary design motifs like dog houses, bone silhouettes, and cool graphic […]

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Is it just me, or has there been a noticeable trend in Octopus-inspired products lately? You can find everything from vinyl wall graphics to laptop sleeves to baby onesies donning tentacle-clad motifs these days! Here are 8 cool “octopus design” finds that fall in the entertaining & home accessories categories: 1. Octopi Cup by Cake […]

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These new Oliver Appetizer Plates from cb2 are so random & fun! I love it when kitchen & dining products step outside the box like this… mixed media black & white hand sketches of little “doodle dudes” with color photos on slim rectangular white plates. Great conversation starters at your next party… or a fun […]

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Complete details from the French Circus Baby Shower (or “Cirque du Bebe“) that I styled for Tisha Campbell-Martin in July are now up in the HWTM Party Themes section… click here to check it out! There were sooo many details to cover on this party, and the text is running pretty long as it is, […]

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Kids bored with lunch? Get ready for a serious dose of creative juice that they’re sure to love! Funky Lunch has an entire gallery of artistic sandwich creations – from Hello Kitty to Sponge Bob and everything in between… there’s even a Grand Piano design with the top propped up! These ideas are super cute […]

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I was browsing BHG for some good end-of-summer treats and came across this mouth-watering All-Time Favorite Pie Recipes e gallery! The top picture (Black Raspberry Cream Pie) is what immediately caught my eye, but there are plenty of other tempting treats for all sorts of tastebuds – from fruit-lovers to choco-holics! Pictured above: Black Raspberry […]

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This week’s Surprise Giveaway is all about entertaining! It comes from Gallery 19 – a fabulous website for party lovers & hostesses of all sorts of occasions – from holidays to birthdays to everyday dinner parties and beyond! There’s so much great stuff at Gallery 19 site…it was really hard to narrow down what to […]

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This next Real Party is a colorful “Oh Boy! Baby Shower” from Ebony Sparkes, featuring fun details like gumball-filled vases and an adorable plush-lion-topped diaper cake. Read on for all the sweet details, as told by Ebony herself… ***** “My friend Nicole and I were so excited to plan this baby shower for our dear […]

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This new Real Party feature actually comes from the winner of our Summer Entertaining Contest – Kara Allen! This is a farm/barnyard themed party she created for her son’s first birthday – and the adorable farm animal cakes caught my eye right away! Read on for all the details, as told by Kara herself… ***** […]

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Thanks so much to everyone that voted for the finalists in the Summer Entertaining Contest on Facebook! After a week of voting, the first prize goes to… Kara Allen – for her adorable, ultra-colorful Circus/Carnival Birthday Party. Congrats, Kara – and great job! (For more great party ideas from Kara, check out her blog – […]

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There were 2 main types of centerpieces at last month’s French Circus Baby Shower – “feather trees” and an “eclectic groupings”, and today I’m going to cover the DIY details for the feather trees. These are actually one of my favorite types of centerpieces to make – and they’re surprisingly quick & easy! I used […]

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“Treat Cones” are such a fun way to display candy & other goodies at a party. They’re easy to make and can be tailored to pretty much any party theme or color palette, so the sky’s the limit on the style! The cones pictured here are from a French Circus-themed baby shower that I styled […]

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Winner update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the 3 lucky winners are… Commenters #50 – Jessica, #462 – Michele, and #260 – Eveline. Congrats, ladies! ***** I’m so excited to share this week’s Surprise Giveaway with you! For those of you that love a thoughtful/sentimental gift idea […]

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If you saw the fabulous life-size Malibu Dream House that Jonathan Adler decked out for Barbie’s 50th Birthday Party earlier this year & liked what you saw…. good news! Several of the Adler’s Barbie-themed designs – which pair his signature style with Barbie’s signature color – are now available for purchase… and not just in […]

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First of all… WOW! We had some truly amazing entries in the Facebook Summer Entertaining Contest… and WAY more than 5 stand-out parties, so let me tell you this was seriously a hard one to narrow down to just 5 finalists. We had several different people help with the process of narrowing it down though, […]

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