After spending significant time and money making a party special, certain parts of the “after party” can be somewhat disheartening. You know what I’m referring to… the inevitable time when the fabulous centerpiece, garland, birthday costume, etc. that you spent all that time/money on is suddenly faced with a lonely future that looks just like […]

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Ashley Percival’s illustrations are wonderfully quirky & cute… I can definitely picture a party theme inspired by the unique style of her Awesome Animal Art! They remind me of whimsical children’s book illustrations. The limited edition prints are sold in her Etsy shop (currently at buy 2 get 1 free!) so head on over to […]

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Winner update: 5/15/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #74 – Amy S. Congrats, this will be a super fun promotion for your business! ***** I’m excited to share a totally fun & different sort of Surprise Giveaway with you today! If you or a loved one has a […]

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Ready for a dose of Friday cuteness? Good! Because these custom-made piñatas by etsy shop ¡Dalé! Piñatas is certainly serving it up! From owls to rainbows to cowboy hats, these cute handmade creations are perfect for – as Wendy puts it: “… birthdays, weddings, showers, holidays or any time you just need to take a whack […]

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Invitation Consultants is here with a fun new GIVEAWAY! One lucky reader is going to win a $100 Gift Card to spend however they like at InvitationConsultants.com – will it be you? ;) The Giveaway Prize There’s definitely a lot to choose from – including invitations and announcements for all sorts of occasions to personalized stationery […]

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How cute are these colorful gift boxes from Branch + Cotton! I’m in love with the stylish, ultra-modern designs. The only problem I can think of is that they set the bar really high for the gift inside! *wink* ;)

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If you or a loved one is getting married soon, this {GORGEOUS} new Surprise Giveaway is especially for you! It comes from La Gartier – which is a custom, hand-made garter company dedicated to creating unique, one-of-a-kind wedding garters… and absolutely lovely ones at that – just check out their stunning galleries of both standard […]

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There’s something about brightly colored and delightfully squishy dough that is just so much fun as a kid… (and actually as an adult too – as I’ve been reminded lately when playing with my almost-2-year-old!). And because this childhood favorite is also a very popular kids party activity,  I’m especially loving the fun, unique twist […]

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Winner update: 3/12/10: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winners are… Commenters #159 – Katie, #55 – Jennilynn, and #30 – Mindy. Congrats, ladies! Hope you LOVE your fun new cake toppers! ***** I am so excited to share this new Surprise Giveaway with you […]

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If you love baking, cookbooks, or even just looking at gorgeous photography of petite pastries, then you will absolutely adore the ridiculously charming baking book, Miette! And if you are lucky enough to live in San Francisco, then you may have even had the privilege of walking through the doors of one of the four […]

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You are SO going to LOVE these DAZZLING chocolate morsels from Bedazzle My Bonbons! Don’t be fooled…these are not foil-wrapped chocolates. Oh no…these glittery confections are completely edible! Dreamed up by Sasha Vincent, the owner and creative force behind Bedazzle My Bonbons, you may have already noticed these adorable creations popping up all around the […]

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Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting blogger Kelly Wilkinson of Make Grow Gather on a super fun & crafty blogger’s weekend graciously hosted by Michaels. I sat next to Kelly at dinner the first night and remember the excitement in her voice as she talked about a book she’d been working on for […]

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Looking for a CREATIVE GIFT IDEA for someone that loves to entertain? Here are some fun, cheery ideas ranging from cheeky candle sets priced perfectly for holiday party hostess gifts to adorable spatulas, aprons, and pie carriers for your favorite women (and little ladies) that love to spend time in the kitchen! 1. {pictured at […]

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I absolutely love when a product is beautiful, functional, well-made and unique. This gorgeous Castle Key from Anthropologie is all of those things. It’s also VERY affordable at just $12, which makes it even more desirable! I happened upon it when I was styling a shoot where vintage keys were a key element to the […]

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Designer Jen St. Clair from Little Sprout Creations is here with a fantastic HANDMADE GIFT TUTORIAL today! These All Natural Mandarin Mint Candles and Cleaning Sprays are wonderfully creative ideas for homemade hostess gifts, housewarming presents, and more. After reading about the all-natural cleaning sprays below (and seeing how easy they are to mix up), […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. While we hate having to pick only one winner, at random of course, we are excited to announce that Alissa, who said, “I love Meri Meri. those little santas are adorable.” was the lucky winner! Congrats Alissa! We hope you enjoy getting to pick out your $100 worth […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. While we hate having to pick only one winner, at random of course, we are excited to announce that Yanneris, who said, “Love both skirts, they look good on every body type.” was the lucky winner! Congrats Yanneris! We hope you enjoy getting to pick out your $100 […]

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Winner Update 12/15/11: This giveaway is now closed. We know that all of you would have loved to win a $250 shopping spree to Lux Archive but we had to randomly pick just one winner. Can I get a drum roll please?!…. and the winner is… Melissa, who said, “I liked them!! And I love […]

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Winner Update 12/15/11: This giveaway is now closed. While we truly wish each and every one of you who entered could win, we just had to pick 4 winners, at random of course. And the lucky 4 are… Ruby who said, “I love love love Theme Feline Friends. This would be a perfect gift for […]

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Great photography is something we are constantly striving towards (and struggling with!) at HWTM, and I know that rings true you several of you guys as well… especially at this time of year when family photos and holiday photo cards are on everyone’s to-do list! So… if you’d like to get a little better behind […]

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