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jenn s.

JENNIFER SBRANTI is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hostess with the Mostess® (HWTM), a hip and modern party planning resource. HWTM brings creative entertaining ideas to light through an inspirational “how-to” website and popular daily blog.

Having hosted countless celebrations herself, ranging from special occasion showers and everyday get-togethers to large events, Sbranti now shares her contemporary style and no-fuss approach to entertaining with others. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as People, InStyle Weddings, Life&Style, Real Simple, and Extra! TV, and she is a featured contributor for several well-respected online communities, including iVillage.com and BHG.com.

Sbranti resides in San Diego with her husband {and business partner} Sonny and their sweet 1-year old daughter, Macy.

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Winner Update: 10/29: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! The lucky random winners are: Comment #42 – Tori, who said: “I love the Stella Stationary but would want to convert it to a birth announcement…I just found out I’m having a girl on March 7!! Wahoo!”, and Comment #135 […]

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I feel like I great advice from people all the time – but I wish I was better at implementing it! A while back, blogging guru Grace Bonney from design*sponge (just a wee little blog… perhaps you’ve heard of it? *wink*) suggested that I start doing a “weekly wrap-up” post on Fridays so that readers […]

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The Better Homes & Gardens website is overflowing with fantastic Halloween ideas this year! Here are a few clever eyeball-themed ideas… {clockwise from top left} Eerie Eyeball Silverware, Eerie Eyeballs Glass, Evil-Eyed Monster Mouth Treat Holder,  and Lollipop Eyeball Disguise.

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Today on Simply Stated: find more info on how to recreate these eerily cute, kid-friendly Halloween treats! (How adorable is that “Wacky Werewolf” cupcake?!)

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Like Kim’s idea of throwing a modern apple harvest party this fall?  Here are a few creative apple-themed cocktails that compliment this party theme perfectly! 1. Big Apple Martini (full recipe after the jump) 2. Apple Mojito 3. Spiced Apple Martini 4. Apple Cinnamon Toast

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