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> November 2010


Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the 2 very lucky, randomly selected winners are: Commenters #183 – Heather and #104 – Tiffany. Congrats!! ***** We have a fabulous new Surprise Giveaway for you today from one of the most popular party decor websites out there (and […]

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This fabulous Pumpkin Celebration by Katie of Katie Grace Designs was also created for The City Cradle’s fall celebration challenge… how fun & CREATIVE is this?!! Katie did such a great job and there is SO much great DIY inspiration to be found here. Added bonus: she’s posted step by step tutorials for the yummy […]

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I’m so excited to share this gorgeous “Autumn Apple” theme from creative party genius Chris Nease with you today! Sweet touches of lace, clever picture frame “place mats“, caramel apples at each place setting (yes, please!), a wonderfully eclectic centerpiece, bright splashes of apple red in all the right places… I pretty much love it […]

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Event design guru & author David Stark has teamed up with the super-stylish online invitations site – Cocodot – to create an exclusive line of festive, unique holiday cards & invitations stamped with Stark’s signature style! One of the bonuses of this collaboration for Stark was the eco-friendly aspect, as he noted: “Since eco strategies […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky, randomly selected winner is: Commenter #71 – Tia, who said: “Okay, the stinking cute Shabby Chic collection because it could be used for SO many occasions – a bridal shower, baby shower, birthday party or tea party. LOVE […]

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This cake stand makes me happy just looking at it – how about you?! It’s from a wonderfully creative & unique wedding that was featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, and it’s on my mind right now for 2 reasons: 1. I think this would be a fantastic display in holiday […]

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I’m really excited to tell you about these are super cute & modern Casserole Carrier Totes by Vonny – the perfect way to bring your famous sweet potato casserole (or other favorite dish) to the holiday dinner in style! The casserole carriers are made with a laminated canvas exterior & colorful interior. They fit a […]

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Here are the DIY details for the “Table Tree” centerpiece from the Grateful Mod Tablescape. This tree was inspired by one of the illustrations from the Grateful Mod Printables, and I’m pretty excited about how it turned out! I had originally planned to paint styrofoam balls to use for the tree tops, but with all […]

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Winner update: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered, and a big congrats to our {randomly selected} winner – Commenter #169 – Martha Cook! ***** This new Surprise Giveaway is from Daily Grommet – a super cool website and “marketplace of fresh product discoveries” with a very innovative take on online […]

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This cute little “table forest” arrangement was so much fun to make – and super easy! It coordinates with the Grateful Mod Tablescape and you could use it as an alternate centerpiece option to the (more involved) design featured on the table, or as accent decor elsewhere at your fall party or Thanksgiving dinner. Once […]

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This oh-so-dreamy butterfly birthday party is the latest wonderful party creation from the ridiculously talented Lindi of Love The Day! Lindi threw this party for her daughter London, and you might also remember the adorable My Little Sunshine party that she created for her daughter Ella’s first birthday. Everything about this butterfly party feels so […]

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If you’re a fan of inspirational messages, personalized gifts, and beautiful jewelry like me, then chances are good that you’re going to LOVE Cristina Ashley Designs… and this new Surprise Giveaway! Cristina specializes in unique, hand-stamped jewelry and gifts that focus on “giving mothers {and pet owners!} the ability to show off their pride and […]

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This Modern Thanksgiving Table was inspired by – and utilizes – the “Grateful Mod” printable party collection that I designed for Operation Give Thanks! You can click here to download the printables and get more info on the wonderful effort from Operation Shower in my earlier post right here. I really had fun working on […]

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Loving these pretty Fabric Flower Cake Toppers and Fabric Garlands by etsy shop Pretty Swell. A lovely addition to bridal showers, baby showers, or birthday parties of all ages! (Several color combos are available, but you can place custom orders too!)

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It’s been a while since I’ve shopped (or cyber-shopped) at West Elm, and I’m happy to report that they have tons of fabulous new entertaining items out for the fall & winter holidays this year! Pictured above and below are some favorites that would be great for Thanksgiving and Fall parties (or great gift ideas […]

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