So… we had a flood of last-minute submissions for the holiday contest yesterday – hooray! The only problem? You people are way too talented and I’m pulling my hair out trying to narrow this down to 10 finalists… it honestly feels like the impossible task! There are 463 photo entries total – and if you […]

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Pink may not be one of the colors you’d usually consider for your holiday party decor, but one look at this fabulous “Pretty-in-Pink” gallery from BHG.com just might change your mind! These ideas would also be lovely for a holiday-set wedding, bridal shower, or girlie-girl birthday celebration. And of course every pink party requires matching […]

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I’m loving these non-traditional – and super chic – red, white, & green floral arrangements for an elegant holiday party. The white stones and monochromatic blooms create such a serene, modern minimalist vibe… The top and lower left images are from Pottery Barn and originally intended to showcase these platinum vases (which do happen to […]

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Make your holiday decor sparkle with a healthy dose of glitter! Here are a few shimmery project ideas from Martha’s gallery of Glittered Holiday Crafts… Pictured at top: Glittered Bird Centerpiece featuring glitter-dusted birds and tinsel-wrapped branches. Pictured above: Snowy Balloon Ornaments.  There are detailed instructions on how to make these here – but I’m […]

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{“Holiday in the City” dinner party} There are only 2 days left to enter the Inspire Me! Holiday Entertaining Contest – the cut off is TOMORROW night (December 16th) at midnight EST! Remember that you can submit both inspiration boards or actual pictures… here’s a link to all the contest details. Pictured above & below […]

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Here are a few images from a “holiday” themed baby shower I hosted over the weekend, and the rest of the pics can be seen in the Holiday Baby Shower photo album over on the HWTM Facebook Page. Mom-to-be is having a girl, so I just added some pink ornaments & papers to our regular […]

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Today on Simply Stated: celebrate the season with these delicious, hot cocktails… CHEERS!

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These fun snowmen-themed treats from BHG make me happy just looking at them…did you ever think a glass of milk could be even remotely this cute?! (top left image) Pictured above, clockwise from top left: “Look at Frosty Go” milk glasses (yes – those are powdered donut hole heads!), “Before I Melt Away” white chocolate […]

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I’ve been on the lookout for some cool new red & silver decor since we’re switching our color palette up a bit this year, so I was excited to stumble on these fabulous “Swirl Christmas Ornaments” by Martha Stewart for Macy’s (image #1, above).  Even better – they’re on sale for over 50% off!  Seeing […]

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Today over at Simply Stated – brighten things up with a festive Hot Pink & Green Color Palette for the holidays!

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Today in Entertaining 101 – check out a few scrumptious cake recipes – from bundt cakes to cheesecake and more! So grab a pan and spread some holiday cheer!

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These curvy & contemporary glass ornaments make for a truly fabulous decorative holiday display! I’m especially loving the Finial designs… and one of the best things about these translucent decorations is that you can tailor them to ANY color scheme! ($1.95 – $5.95 each at cb2) Also pictured above: Whirly Hanging Candleholder ($3.95) and Teardrop […]

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Today over at Simply Stated: Celebrations, check out a list of 10 Fabulous Reindeer Finds – like this adorable Red-Nosed Rudolph Pop-Up Card, reindeer-themed hostess gifts, sparkly white “snow reindeer” figures and more!

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How many people can say that the host of Dancing with the Stars or “Valerie” from (the original) 90210 designed their holiday cards? Well, now that tiny prints has teamed up with celebrities like Samantha Harris and Tiffani Thiessen to create a line of holiday cards benefitting their favorite charity, that could just be the […]

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This Peppermint Patty “hot toddy” from the Winter 2008 issue of The Nest looks absolutely de-lish! Perfect holiday “dessert cocktail” or signature drink idea for home parties like ornament/cookie exchanges. Read on for the full recipe…

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Calling all Choco-holics: BHG has a mouth-watering gallery up right now called “18 Luscious Chocolate Cookie Recipes“…need I say more?! Image #1: Chocolate PB Mini Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Munchies, Minty Cocoa Fudge Sandwich Cookies, Italian Chocolate-Spice Cookies. Image #2: *Chocolate Pillows and Chocolaty Caramel Thumbprints. *I’m thinking that anything called “Chocolate Pillows” is a must-try… […]

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This fabulous Holly Heights collection from Kate Spade has a festive “modern & merry” vibe. Kate’s pieces are usually a little out of my price range, but these adorable “Tidbit Plates” are awfully tempting! ($50/set of 4 at Macy’s) Pictured above: Holly Heights Ornament Set ($75), Holly Heights Mugs ($75/set of 4), and Holly Heights […]

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Well, today is December 1st and the holiday season is officially in full swing! Since a lot of you are on the lookout for fun holiday party ideas, we’ve teamed up with the fabulous VIVA® Diva Cafe to create the ultimate inspiration-based holiday entertaining contest! We’re looking for images of YOUR most stylish WINTER HOLIDAY […]

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Even though the new New Year’s Eve themes went up today, that doesn’t mean we forgot about Christmas! Here’s a sneak peek at 2 of the new themes coming to the Christmas/Holiday Party Themes section later this week… Pictured {above} Paper + Ribbon Holiday and {below} Christmas Candy. Both of these themes focus on decorating […]

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cb2‘s contemporary, cast-iron elf candleholders look super cute all lined up in the “snow” amidst fuzzy snowballs and modern glass snowmen.

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