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> June 2011


Feeling Crafty? We have a super fun DIY Paper Starburst Tutorial to share with you today from party planning guru Dawn at Not Just a Mommy! These pretty hanging stars would actually be great in any color palette and can be utilized for lots of different occasions, but since 4th of July is coming up […]

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Let’s celebrate the beginning of summer with a PARTY! That’s exactly what Shawna of Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events did as she kicked-off summer with a Crab and Lobster Themed Party. This party looks like it could grace the pages of a Pottery Barn Kids catalog. It was styled perfectly! I’m loving the patriotic color palette […]

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So excited to shared today’s Surprise Giveaway with you… based on being able to share these delicious, mouth-watering dessert photos alone! This giveaway comes from the adorable Manhattan Beach based bakery: Cupcakes Couture, (whose work you might already have seen in your favorite bridal magazine/blog or on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!). Founded by Jenine Cravatt […]

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Floral design guru Kim Foren has such a clever, creative DIY tutorial to share today! This one is perfect for summer parties & outdoor entertaining! Read on for full DIY details on her “Swinging Table” idea (plus a ridiculously pretty picture of a fruit tart that’s making me very hungry right about now!)…

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I’m loving the fresh, modern look and sweet simplicity of this charming & feminine baby shower, as styled by Shannon Leahy Events! Also worth noting – while this is a party is to welcome a baby girl, the color palette is actually lime, aqua, and white…. proof that girls don’t ALWAYS have to = pink! […]

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As a “new-ish” mom myself (15 month old daughter + one on the way), The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle feels extra near and dear these days. Of course I remember it from my own childhood, but Macy already loves it too… and there’s just something so fantastic about seeing your kid’s face light […]

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Attn: Parents, Parents-to-be, Grandparents, & friends/family of those with little ones on the way… this Surprise Giveaway is for you! Baby Bedding Zone carries all sorts of stylish bedding collections for babies, toddlers, and kids – in styles that range from modern to vintage. They also carry coordinating nursery decor, including adorable lamps, mobiles, memory […]

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Callye from The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle is here today with the most darling 3D “Cookie Cupcake” tutorial – seriously, how cute are these?! In honor of the 4th of July holiday coming up, she created this tutorial in an Independence Day theme, but you can really tailor this concept to any color palette and […]

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If you love pretty DIY projects, then you should REALLY love this post… because it features not just one, but FOUR different cherry blossom inspired craft projects: 1. “Cherry Blossom” Branches (featuring tissue paper flowers!); 2. Cherry Blossom Chopstick Holders; 3. Cherry Blossom Ribbon Wall Backdrop; 4. Cherry Blossom Tissue Confetti. These projects are courtesy […]

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We’re pretty much head-over-heels for this wonderfully PUNK-a-licious theme that Melanie Bittick of Jesi Haack Design designed for the Inspired Creations Contest {hosted by Elizabeth Anne Designs and The Sweetest Occasion.} From the delicious color palette to the fabulous stationery details and light-up ice cubes and a huge graffiti mural “guest book” (!)…this “Pretty in Punk” […]

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To say that we’re swooning over this absolutely DARLING “Wish” themed birthday party by the talented Paula of Frog Prince Paperie would pretty much be an understatement! From the sweet color palette to the oh-so-stylish printables to creative treats like coconut-covered “Dandelion Pops” (so CLEVER!), there was definitely no detail left undone here. Just looking […]

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If you’re looking for creative ways to celebrate this summer or have some fun ideas of your own to share, please join us on Twitter to chat about Quick & Easy Summer Entertaining Ideas on Tuesday, June 28th. The Tweet Up starts at 6pm CST and will last for an hour. To Join the Party: […]

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In conjunction with the Japanese-Inspired Love in Blossom theme from A Well Crafted Party that we posted earlier today, here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to make model the oh-so-pretty Chocolate Cherry Blossoms featured on the cupcakes! You’ll also find yummy recipes for Fresh Lemon Cake and Italian Buttercream below. Both the DIY Tutorial and […]

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I’ve always had a soft spot for Asian-inspired themes, and this gorgeous, Japanese-inspired “Love in Blossom” theme from Jenni of A Well Crafted Party is another gorgeous reason to love this style! While there are tons of beautiful elements in this shoot, the “cherry blossom branches” have got to be my favorite detail. Look closely […]

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Got Milk? Now all you need to do is add the baby! We are totally addicted to this ultra creative “MILKaholic” Sip & See Baby Shower by Carrie Sellman of Half Baked. Using an array of patterns like swiss dots and cow print, plus a basic black and white palette accented with pops of bright […]

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