It probably goes without saying, but I was super excited when the PR team from Starbucks contacted us about helping them style a special “Holiday Preview” event in NYC last month! In addition to creating a festive atmosphere for the actual event though, we also wanted to provide some great home entertaining inspiration that both […]

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You may already be aware that Pier 1 has a fantastic {and huge!} selection of holiday entertaining tableware and decor, but for those of you that will be ATTENDING a holiday party  instead of hosting one, there are also lots of creative hostess gift ideas to be found at Pier 1! Here are a few […]

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Note from Jenn:  I am so excited to share this ridiculously gorgeous holiday party from Jessica Wilcox and her close friends – twin sisters Laura & Lindsey – with you today! Jessica is one of our regular contributors, and sooo very, very talented… it’s pretty amazing what happens when this trio gets together! Get ready […]

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We have a brand new holiday party theme and FREE PRINTABLES to share with you today! This “Merry, Mod, & Bright Holiday Party” is meant to be a versatile collection that could be used for anything from a casual holiday party to a family Christmas dinner. I kind of went paper and pattern crazy with […]

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You know those inexpensive gold paper mache reindeer that you see at all the craft & hoilday decor stores this time of year? Here’s an easy way to update them with a fresh, modern feel: spray paint + fun trims (ribbon, yarn, etc) + mod paper patterns! These particular reindeer are from a brand new […]

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This new NORTH POLE INSPIRED holiday theme from Anders Ruff will have you feeling like a kid in a Mrs. Claus’ cookie shoppe! And speaking of cookies, there are some ridiculously cute versions that showed up for this party… from Gingerbread Man pops and “santa postage stamp” designs to traditional round cookies sporting glittery North […]

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This chic & rustic “Forest Whimsy” Baby Shower from Tie That Binds looks like such a warm & inviting way to celebrate during the cool winter months! In fact, it’s full of great inspiration for winter bridal showers or holiday parties too… starting with the beautifully presented selection of hors d’oeuvres – which included sweet […]

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How’s THIS for a fun twist on the traditional apple pie we serve so often this time of year… a creative version that’s all decked out with cheddar, jalapano, and caramel?! This yummy & creative apple pie recipe comes courtesy of Esther from Batch From Scratch… the baking guru you might also have seen as […]

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Who needs Black Friday crowds and congested parking lots when you’ve got the comfort of your home computer, PJ’s, and beautiful digital gift guides to pore through, right? :) Case in point – the 2011 Holiday Gift Guide from The TomKat Studio just came out this week and it’s full of wonderfully creative gift ideas […]

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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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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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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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I’m excited to give a shout out to Tiny Prints today – a fabulous custom stationery company that also happens to be one of our gracious sponsors from the Wonderlandia party this summer – & also to pass along the news about a special promo they’re offering this week to ALL readers/bloggers interested in receiving […]

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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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HomeGoods recently asked me if I’d be interested in shopping one of their stores and coming up with a creative Fall tablescape and highlighting some fall entertaining trends. Um… lemme think about that for a sec? Just kidding… YES, please! ;) If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you probably already know that HomeGoods […]

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Winner Update: This Giveaway is now closed. I wish all of you loyal readers could receive this fabulous purple and grey entertaining pack but unfortunately we could only choose one random winner. Can I get a drum roll please?!….The special reader is…Commenter #887, Cristina, who said, “My favorite color palette is actually grey and purple! […]

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I’ve yet to master the art of the super quick post, but given the craziness of the past few days, I’m giving it a shot today! Here’s a sneak peek at one of the new projects/themes keeping us busy this week…. just a little taste without giving it ALL away quite yet. ;) Stay tuned […]

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I’ve been wanting to share this gorgeous winter-inspired dessert table with you for a while – and since half the country seems to be snowed-in right now, I can’t think of a more fitting time! Kristine of Kristine Shin Designs {a floral styling & food boutique} is the creative mastermind behind this beautiful set-up… such […]

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I’m so excited to share this elegant & creative “Snow Sprinkle” Baby Shower from Vanessa of Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations with you today – a gorgeous event to end 2010 in style! (or to begin 2011 in style, depending on when you’re reading this!) Between the stunning fabric backdrop, wonderful use of crystal & […]

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I can’t believe it’s already Christmas Eve! Here’s a fabulous Berries and Branches holiday party from Rene of Rene Takes the Cake to help us continue with the holiday cheer… and who wouldn’t be cheered up after a big glass of this gorgeous-looking Cranberry Sangria, right?! =) More fun details from this party include beautiful […]

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