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> November 2011


This cheery & bright KID-FRIENDLY THANKSGIVING shoot by stationery designer Lauren McKinsey is modern simplicity at it’s best! Lauren was able capture a very clean and contemporary look with great patterns and a vibrant color palette, but also threw in a few vintage pieces for added rustic charm and character. Creative details like sprinkle-rimmed milk […]

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Winner Update 11/25/11: This giveaway is now closed. While we hate having to pick only one winner, at random of course, we are excited to announce that Lori, who said, “I love the Bride and groom save the date card” was the lucky winner! Congrats Lori! We hope you enjoy getting to pick out your […]

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I’m excited to send a shout out and huge congrats to my friend & fellow blogger Marie LeBaron from the popular and super creative blog Make and Takes on the launch of her very first book: MAKE and TAKES for KIDS! I met Marie when we worked on the very first SocialLuxe Lounge party in […]

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I posted a little sneak peek of our brand new Vintage Holiday Glam theme earlier this month – but the full details are now up! You can view them right here (in editorial style) and also right here (in photo gallery style). My goal with this theme was to achieve a look that was a […]

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If you love vintage style, prepare to fall head over heels for this sweet and adorable “Vintage Pumpkin & Roses” first birthday party and all of it’s lovely burlap, lace, and fall-inspired goodness! Nicole from Million Dollar $mile Celebrations dreamed up this adorable celebration for her daughter’s first birthday, and not only is this it […]

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Happy SUNDAY! We’ve been wrestling with bad colds and everything else over here for the past few days, so the The Friday Five picks from HWTM.com are once again The Sunday Six. At least that means I get to highlight 6 parties instead of 5, right? ;) This week’s picks range from a ridiculously cute […]

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There are so many fantastic digital card designs available these days that make creating beautiful custom holiday cards with your favorite family photos an absolute breeze, but sometimes I miss that handmade element too… especially when it comes to holiday cards. I was thinking about this recently for pretty obvious reasons (Um…how is it already […]

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After seeing this fabulously modern Autumn Dinner Party tablescape from Linda at In The Making Design, we are feeling so inspired to set the dining room table for Thanksgiving this year! The rich chocolate brown table linen paired with pops of bright green and orange makes for such a warm and eye-catching fall party palette. […]

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Renowned Chef Bradley Ogden will be visiting our hometown of beautiful San Diego, California this weekend (on Sunday, November 20th) to be part of the Celebrity Chef Luncheon at the 8th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival! He’s got something fun to celebrate too… a brand new book titled Holiday Dinners with Bradley […]

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This Owl Themed Fall Party is just TOO CUTE! While the owl theme has become very popular for parties these days, Mindy of Modern Mindy did an incredible job putting a really fresh, fun spin on this one! From pumpkin shaped popcorn balls complete with chocolate stumps, to pumpkin centerpieces adorned with hand-painted owls, to […]

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So… rumor has it there’s a new movie coming out tonight at midnight. ;)  I seriously can’t even tell you how many emails, comments, wall posts, and tweets I’ve received lately asking for new printable quotes and party ideas for Breaking Dawn (as follow-ups to the rest of the Twilight party ideas & printables we’ve […]

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Winner Update: This Giveaway is now closed. While we wish all of you who entered could have won a $5o gift card to HomeGoods we had to randomly pick 4 winners. So congrats to MeganF who said, “LOVE homegoods! Would love to put together a gorgeous Christmas dinner table, or I’d want those martini glasses!!! […]

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Winner Update: This Giveaway is now closed. We know everyone is starting to work on their holiday cards so this winner is especially lucky to be receiving $75 worth of these fun holiday cards plus a personalized stamp! Well with out further adieu we want to congratulate Tabitha S who said, “I LOVE those stamps!!!!!! […]

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If you’re looking for some fun Thanksgiving party ideas & activities for KIDS, this adorable HAPPY GOBBLE DAY party from Anders Ruff is chock full of inspiration! The fantastic mix of modern patterns and bold colors paired with rustic textures like burlap and wood makes for such a fun & festive-looking party… I think most […]

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I’m giddy with excitement to tell you about this super sweet and absolutely AMAZING Girly Silhouette Birthday Party for Mia thrown by Paige, of Paiges of Style and Betsy of Betsy Blue Photography (Mia’s Mommy). Paige has become one of my dear friends, and we have HWTM to thank for “introducing us”! We first met […]

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