Christmas / Holiday


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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San Diego’s Fox in the Morning news recently invited us to share some tips for stress-free 4th of July entertaining! Here are a few screenshots from part of the segment and some tips to help you spend more time at the party and less time in the kitchen: 1. Don’t feel pressured to make everything […]

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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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