I’m so happy to finally be able to announce that there are new holiday themes up on hwtm.com! I’ve been trying to get these online for weeks, but so many other “urgent” things kept getting in the way :0 Anyways, I know we’re already well into December, but if you’re still looking for some last-minute […]

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December is upon us TOMORROW(!) – and chances are you’ll be attending some holiday parties soon. I often get questions about unique hostess gift ideas, and one fun thing you can do to make your hostess gift especially clever is to pair 2 inexpensive items that coordinate well together to create a cute package. A […]

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If you’re not yet familiar with designer Mel Lim’s line "joy by mel lim " – then prepare to be impressed! Mel’s unique and expressive stationery, gift wrap, and home decór designs are nothing short of gorgeous…elaborate detail in just the right amounts, contemporary style, rich colors, and fantastic quality.

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Hi Everyone- Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to rest up a little before the holiday madness officially began! (yes…that’s right…it already began !). And s peaking of madness , we’ve got some serious giveaway madness to unleash! Being that it’s the holiday season and all, we wanted to do something extra-special for […]

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The holidays are right around the corner… and here’s a little preview of 4 of the new holiday themes that will be posted on hwtm.com this December…

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Hi Everyone – Just wanted to let you know that we have new Thanksgiving party/tabletop themes and ideas up on hwtm.com ! The first is "Autumn Spice " and is super affordable – almost entirely made up of scrapbooking papers & embellishments, exotic-looking dried flowers from Michael’s , and cinnamon stick filler from Target (for […]

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Ready to get into holiday party mode? This fantastic giveaway from contemporary dish & tableware company: Rosanna, Inc . should do the trick! I have to admit I’m in love with this prize – Rosanna is offering up TWO sets of their super-cool 12 Days of Christmas appetizer plates AND another product of your choice […]

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A few tempting signature drink ideas for your Thanksgiving Soriee, featuring some very Thanksgiving-appropriate ingredients… • Pumpkin Pie – features Kahlua, Malibu Rum, Milk, Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie Filling {recipe via cocktailtimes.com – see below for our modified version}• Gingersnap cocktail – features spiced rum, ginger brandy, eggnog, and a gingersnap cookie! {recipe via thebar.com}• […]

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Here’s a super easy way to dress up your Thanksgiving cocktail or wine glasses: do-it-yourself drink tags made from scrapbooking coaster tags! For the “charms” pictured here, I used the contemporary, autumn-themed Madera Island mini coaster tags by SEI. The mini coasters are made of chipboard and ready to go as-is, so all you need […]

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Anthropologie has some really fantastic holiday decór this year! A few favorites include…{clockwise from right} Lapland Candelabra (love this!! $48), Snow Like Honey Hurricane ($88), Alpine Votive ($6), Stitch and Sparkle Garland ($24), and Make-believe Mushroom ($14) & Felt Octopus ($12) ornaments….so cute :)

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Artist Adam Frank truly takes candlelight to the next level with his lumen candles – a series of beautiful, stainless steel oil lamps that cast intricate silhouettes of pine, magnolia, or cedar trees on the wall. As the flame flickers, the shadow silhouettes “dance”. ($48/ea at Red Envelope) And a few more pretty candle picks […]

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One of my favorite shopping sites – Delight.com – is hosting a $200 shopping spree right now in celebration of their 6 month anniversary – and just in time for the holidays! To enter the drawing, just post a comment on the Delight.com blog (click here for the direct link to the post) – and […]

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Metallic dishes and decor are really popular for the holidays this year – and rich copper provides the perfect hue for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Here are some pretty, shimmery picks available now at C&B… {pictured above} glittery copper Flicker Candles ($6.95 – $16.95), Hammered Copper Platter and Chargers ($34.95 – $54.95…gorgeous – but a splurge!), […]

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{pictured above} Blue Cheese Ricotta Dip and Mummy Dogs from bhg.com, and Pumpkin French 75 and Blackberry Widow cocktails from cocktailtimes.com.

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I’m so excited to tell you about this special deal for HWTM readers – because it comes from one of my very favorite magazines – Blueprint – and if you like the style of products & ideas we showcase here, then I can pretty much guarantee this magazine will be right up your alley too! […]

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Martha Stewart has a special Holiday Halloween magazine out right now that has tons of fantastic ideas if you’re looking for some last-minute Halloween inspiration. (The ideas would work just as well next year, so it’s worth picking up and saving for later too!) Added bonus – see Martha decked out as both a “glampire” […]

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4 of the new Halloween party themes are now live on hwtm.com! Still have 2 more to go…but it’s looking like they won’t be up until this weekend now unless I can figure out how to make time stand still for a few hours today (wouldn’t that be nice!). In the meantime, you can click […]

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New HWTM Halloween party themes will be live on hwtm.com tomorrow! (around 1pm PST) Here’s a sneak peek at 2 of the 6 new themes: “Ghoul’s Night” and “Modern Midnight Madness”…

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I’m seriously loving these dry bones salt & pepper shakers…perfect for your halloween table! $24/set at A + R)

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Happy October! Halloween is coming! Here are some fun ready-made treats and themed recipes to help put you in the spirit… Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies from Michael’s Cookies… Cute, cool & creepy halloween recipes from Martha Stewart: Ladies’ Fingers , Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Sprinkles , Ghoulish Petite Fours , and Tombstone Cupcakes …

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