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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Looking for a fun way to warm up this season? This super easy – and super yummy – spiked cider recipe tastes like Hot Apple Pie…and is even better with whipped cream! {Full recipe after the jump}

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Here’s another super cute idea from the brides.com Orange Crush wedding gallery, perfect for personalizing fall & winter weddings or showers: hot apple cider dressed up with personalized drink stirrers and a cinnamon stick. Serve this up in see-through coffee mugs, like these cool Irish Coffee Glasses from Crate & Barrel. ($2.95 each) To make […]

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Ribbon has always been one of my favorite tools for dressing things up without breaking the bank. Use it to create a makeshift table runner, tie napkins, or to transform your everyday serveware or home decor into pieces that perfectly match your party theme. Example: everday white vase + red ribbon = instant “candy cane” […]

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I recently stumbled on this beautiful holiday tabletop designed by Sandy of the sugarpond blog and instantly fell in love with the modern simplicity of it all…not to mention the fact that she’s using the gorgeous Classic Century dinnerware from Crate&Barrel that I’ve been lusting after for quite a while! You could easily translate this […]

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One of the great things about holiday decorations is that they can often transition nicely from your Christmas celebrations to New Year’s Eve soirées with just a few easy tricks! For example, my mom did a multi-color Christmas tree this year, using the exact same elements I used on the New Year’s Eve tablescape below […]

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Happy Holidays, everyone! I’ll be taking a much needed break for a few days in the coming week, but will be back before New Year’s with some fun new things to share. Hope you get to enjoy some time off and do lots of celebrating! Merry Christmas! {This is one of my “kids” in the […]

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In case you’re looking for some last-minute holiday recipe inspiration, here are some tempting treats from Everyday with Rachael Ray…{clockwise from top left} Saffron Scallops, Italian Cheesecake, Caramel Tower, and a new way to enjoy your pecan pie – a Pecan Pie Martini!

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I’m really loving this White Christmas Party design from antiques dealer/party host Nate Turner. The fun, monochromatic dessert display would also work great for a winter-themed baby or bridal shower, engagement party, or New Year’s Eve party! Everything on the custom menu Turner put together actually goes along with the White Christmas theme, and includes […]

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There’s a great article in the December/January issue of Rachael Ray – and online! – about how to infuse your own vodka , then turn your homemade concoction into a fun gift by attaching a cute cocktail recipe that features the flavor of vodka you made to the gift bottle, as pictured above . This […]

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Here’s another shimmery holiday tabletop idea that would work for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Click here for the full scoop on how to recreate this Gold & Silver Shimmer theme. Its always fun to serve food & drinks that match the colors or theme of your party, like this yummy fondue dip for […]

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I stumbled on some wonderful holiday inspiration in the most unexpected place the other day – my grocery store’s website! I was trying to figure out if something I needed was sold at a regular grocery store, so I went to the VONS website, spotted a little section called “Inspired Holidays“, clicked on it, and […]

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These animal ornaments by Jennifer A. Bell are super cute and very contemporary! Click here to learn how to make them yourself…and simply change the color of your paper to customize the ornaments to whatever color palette you need!

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Take a whirlwind journey from the North Pole to the tropics with these porcelain dishes, populated with penguins, polar bears, giraffes and gazelles….not to mention beautiful lettering & scripty embellishments! ($12 each at Anthropologie)

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More holiday decorating inspiration for you! Check out our new easy & affordable Santa, Baby theme – featuring wrapped vases, contemporary patterns from American Crafts™, white boas, swanky cosmos, and more! Click here for full details :)

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How cute are these Holiday Icebox Cookies from Martha Stewart? I’m loving the fun colors and mod circles… You’d seriously be the star of your holiday cookie exchange if you arrived with these in-hand! And you could actually customize this idea for any occasion – Valentine’s Day, Halloween, 4th of July…sky’s the limit! Click here […]

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