Festive fruit garnishes are an easy way to add some 4th-of-July-flair to your Independence Day beverages. This simple carambola (starfruit) garnish a great example – and the perfect accent for your red and blue themed drinks!

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These holiday goodies are almost too cute to eat! Scroll down for a {very yummy} visual feast to tempt your sweet tooth this holiday… {shown above} This Martha Stewart igloo cake with marzipan penguins is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen… {shown above} Seasonal treats from cake designer Peggy Porschen… {shown above} candy […]

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Hot apple cider has always been a holiday tradition, but here are a few savory ways to get even more creative with apples this holiday season…fun recipes from Rachael Ray – who seems to be taking over the world lately – and yummy spiced apple cocktail mix & rimmer from Stirrings. {shown above, clockwise from […]

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Looks like Santa is all holiday-partied out! I love these holiday cards by bumble ink – fun and different with a very modern twist…sure to bring a smile :) Click here to check out their entire holiday collection! {via Poppytalk}

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…as in snow & graham! I’m dreaming of a white Christmas with lots of snow & graham goodies like these in Santa’s {hostess} gift bag… {shown above} japanese blossom candle ($22), coral blossom gift wrap ($3/sheet), and coral blossom boxed notes ($17/set) {shown above} blackberry candle ($22), blackberry gift wrap ($3/sheet), and blackberry boxed notes […]

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Planning to host a fancy-schmancy holiday dinner party? Don’t stress! Here’s an elegant, yet surprisingly easy-to-pull-off tabletop idea…mix your good china with a few shimmery, sparkly, affordable holiday decorations, add a little candlelight…and voila – easy modern elegance! Click here to download the detailed pdf.

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Need some gift ideas for your favorite people that love to cook and entertain? Then check out the gift guide below for some fun, useful, and out-of-the-ordinary ideas that are sure to unwrap a smile… {shown above} You just can’t miss with personalized coasters from iomoi! Tons of hipster designs available – all of which […]

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Ohhh….Pier 1 is making me SO happy right now! I’m overwhelmed every time I visit them lately because there’s too much great stuff to make a decision…and all of their holiday merchandise – decor, gift wrap, stocking stuffers, etc – is 25% OFF right now! Here are some images to inspire you… First up, gorgeous […]

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Z Gallerie has some fantastic holiday decor this year as well! I have the 2 modern white deer figures pictured below and just love them! ($25 each in-store or $50/set online)

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Christmas doesn’t get much more mod than this! Visual treats from cb2…

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Sonya from stüsh recently sent over the link to her freshly redesigned website – which showcases her hip home accessories, original magnetic greetings line, and new line of contemporary, eco-friendly cards, dubbed “in[framed] greetings”. The envelope doubles as a standing “frame” for the message sheet! (see 2nd pic below, bottom left) How clever :) Click […]

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It’s “giftwrap wonderland” time again at the container store! So many fantastic patterns to choose from…how does one ever decide? A few favorites pictured here….MANY more on the container store website!

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Get your Starbucks™ fix in a whole new way for the Holidays! Here are some yummy holiday cocktail recipes – and fun signature drink ideas for your next party – using Starbucks™ Coffee and Cream Liqueurs. I have to say the Coco Café sounds particularly good now that the cold weather is here! (yes – […]

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Shraga Landesman’s beautiful menorahs are truly works of modern art! Each piece is handmade and signed by the artist. Prices range from $78 – $175 for Pewter menorahs and $220+ for solid brass. Click here to check out the entire collection. {via thisnext}

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Bold, cheery stockings are a must-have holiday treat for design-lovers! Here are a few favorites that I stumbled upon recently…with patterns so cute & modern, not even a lump of coal could ruin them! Pictured above: Bull’s Eye Stockings and below: Hable Christmas Stockings – both available at Garnet Hill for $28/ea. Sooooo cute from […]

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Here’s the second official HWTM™ holiday tabletop! We just hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our house and this is the theme that I used…my family seemed to love it – hope you enjoy it too! This design works well for Christmas parties or non-denominational holiday celebrations too…click here to download the detailed pdf.

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Hi Everyone – We’re still working away on the main hwtm.com website…It’s proving to be more of a daunting task than I anticipated as the workload seems to just grow and grow – but the progress is exciting and can’t wait to share it with you when Phase 1 is ready! In the meantime, I […]

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Put your guests in the party mode with these fun & festive holiday invites from rock scissor paper! Only $24 for 10 custom-printed invites & envelopes… and they’ll even custom-print your return address for only $5 more! Shown below: fireworks, holiday jewels, golden starburst (which comes with hand-applied glitter details!), and a pattern close-up from […]

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Looking for some holiday centerpiece ideas? Here’s some inspiration from the folks at REAL SIMPLE magazine, using easy-to-find elements and just a few key pieces for each design. This goes to show how beautiful simplicity can be! Who knew produce could make such a great centerpiece? The key is in the way you display it: […]

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…wrap them up in oh-so-cheery holiday wrap from snow & graham and hello! lucky Favorites shown here: S&G berries and cardinals gift wrap and coordinating blackberry tiny cards and cardinals tiny cards (which also work great as place cards!)… S&G birch, partridge, and ornaments prints… hello! lucky holiday cheer and festive deer & bird gift […]

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