inspiration for celebration

From the minute I laid eyes on the first few pics of this gorgeous baby shower, I was so excited to share it with you guys! From the handmade pillows and custom skateboard to the super-fun, makeshift “photo booth” complete with props for guests to wear, there is so much creativity going on here! The […]

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I’m so excited to be in Chicago today, getting ready for the Hip Hostess/Chambord event this Wednesday night at The Ivy Room! We had such a warm welcome from Chi-town that Chambord graciously offered to expand the event into 2 sessions – 6-8pm and 8-10pm – hooray! We hit capacity for both sessions, so the […]

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You might already be familiar with the creative talents of Joanna Dyckhoff from her inspirational design blog, LotusHaus, or from the ultra-contemporary Chocolate, Raspberry, & Lime Baby Shower she threw that we featured here at HWTM in November. Well, I’m very happy to be able to share some details today from yet another fabulous baby […]

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I’m super excited about next week at HWTM! In addition to our TWO Hip Hostess Series events happening Wednesday night in Chicago, the entire week on the blog will be dedicated to "Real Parties " sent in by readers – and we’ll be featuring a new one each day! So it should be inspiration overload…hope […]

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If you’re into entertaining, chances are good that you may have stumbled upon a book, recipe, or article written by entertaining & lifestyle expert Erika Lenkert. Amongst the many publications she writes for (including Everyday with Rachael Ray and In Style) and lifestyle books she’s authored (including a personal fav: The Last Minute Party Girl), […]

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Today at Simply Stated…check out 15 creative filler ideas for centerpieces & decorative vases, or add some ideas of your own to the list!

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