If you’ve seen some of the parties I’ve styled before, it’s probably no surprise that I love a little sparkle, a dash of citrus, and a great signature drink! So when BACARDI® Mixers offered to have their mixologists create a personalized signature drink for me recently, how could I not accept, right!? ;) They sent over […]

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Two toast worthy things in my book: COLOR and COCKTAILS! Earlier this month I was daydreaming about a rainbow buffet of cocktails inspired by the Pantone 2013 Fashion Colors… see the original post + links to all the cocktails here. Cheers! ***** For more creative cocktail recipe ideas, visit the Cocktails section in our Recipe Box and our […]

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One thing I never get tired of looking at: beautiful FOOD! And gorgeous food photography never hurts either. ;) You can find an abundance of both of these things on Foodie, a Pinterest-style website especially for foodies. And for my fellow iPad-aholics, Foodie also has a free iPad app that’s updated monthly and features seasonally […]

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Are you ready to fiesta! Or at least have a BeerRita or two ;) Cinco de Mayo is coming up this weekend and Victoria Canada Weddings and Events has some festive and bright last minute Cinco de Mayo Inspiration! Not to mention THREE recipes that will have you craving more delicious Mexican cuisine and more reasons for crafty + […]

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I have a confession to make. When it comes to family dinnertime I’m not exactly “queen of the kitchen” at this point in life. To be perfectly frank, what I usually am at dinnertime is: exhausted. Round-the-clock job, 3 year old, 1 year old, basic life upkeep, etc… I’m pretty sure the culprits are in […]

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Being a party inspiration resource, we feature a lot of sweets and decadent treats here at HWTM… and I mean a LOT! That’s one of the reasons I was excited to be asked to participate in a program with Naked Juice highlighting unique ways to increase your intake of fruits and veggies – you know… the […]

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We LOVE creative Easter ideas over here and today Abigail Barnes of Paper & Cake has a festive and fun tutorial for DIY Marbled Easter Egg Cake Balls! These are extra special (no pro needed!) cake balls, with an effect that can easily be applied to your standard round cake balls… and made in all colors for a rainbow […]

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Whether your having a wild ladies night or elegant cocktail party, this Cranberry Mojito Recipe is the perfect winter cocktail! Kelly Oshiro & Melissa Traub of Santa Barbara Chic shared this clever spin to get us in the mood for Valentine’s Day, but you can shake it up however you like!

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Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes by Adam Ried is thick, creamy and delightfully knowledgable! And today we are lucky enough to share two of his amazing recipes: Cantaloupe-Lemon Shake and Toasted Oatmeal + Brown Sugar Shake! Overall the book shares 100 recipes from classic treats to creative concoctions, and all are easy and delicious! ABOUT THOROUGHLY MODERN MILKSHAKES: Adam is […]

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Normally my mouth is watering for all things sweet on a dessert table… but these cheeses, crackers and french rolls have me excited for savory treats this time! Melanie wanted to formally thank all her friends and family in supporting her company, All The Frills, so she threw a Rustic Cheese Tasting and invited them all! (This would be perfect […]

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We just had to share this delicious, super easy and fabulous Minty Vanilla Bean Cocktail! It’s perfect for a holiday after-dinner drink, winter wonderland party, or a refreshing girl’s night in! And the best part is… half of all the One Hope Wine proceeds go towards charity. Think Toms, but for wine ;)

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As we start prepping for Hanukkah (tomorrow!) why not make the celebration of lights even sweeter with edible dreidels! Nicolle of Libby Lane Press, here sharing my simple tutorial for crafting dreidels out of salty and sweet treats. This Marshmallow Dreidel DIY incorporates marshmallows, Hershey kisses, pretzel sticks, blue sprinkles and white frosting acting as ‘glue’. Not […]

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Melissa Johnson (for my first contributor post!) here from Best Friends For Frosting, a website about all things dessert, DIY and Entertaining. With all of the holidays approaching, I wanted to make a special drink that is festive, fun and versatile enough to enjoy during all of the upcoming get-togethers. These Holiday Eggnog Shooters provide the […]

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When Glad® asked me to be their December blogger for Mom Made and come up with a winter recipe utilizing their versatile containers, I thought it would be fun to create some cool Arctic Shark Glaciers! This a quick, fun project to make for a kids party or play date – and easy enough for […]

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I was trying to come up with some unique & different hostess gift ideas for the holidays recently, and remembered a cool Liquor Lollipops recipe from my copy of Sweet Confections (which is a fabulous cookbook, btw). Then it hit me… instead of giving the 2 most popular hostess gifts – flowers or a bottle […]

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With an on-site garden at Park Avenue Restaurant it it was only natural that this Farm to Table Bridal Shower would have a rustic elegance and fresh style! Natalie of Swellegant Events arranged ripe produce centerpieces, tinted mason jars and sweet paper details for a stunning, organic occasion! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for: – Fresh vegetables in wire baskets, teal […]

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Need a fun {& easy} idea for your holiday party or wintery get together? Warm your guests up with a Gourmet Hot Cocoa Station where they can choose from yummy mix-ins like flavored marshmallows and spirits or liqueurs to create their own tasty drink. We all know the little ones love hot chocolate, but I […]

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Jen here from Jen CYK Photography, and I’m back today to help you make things look extra pretty, with a super simple way to dress up a wine bottle! You may have noticed, I really like wine (see “Exhibit A,” my DIY wine cork succulent magnets). And you’ve probably noticed I like to make everyday gifts fun […]

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The talented Angie of Marigold Mom is here with some AMAZING last minute Halloween inspiration! Her super creative Spooky Forest Halloween Party has just the right amount of spook, a touch of elegance, and loads of creative food, drink & decor ideas that are guaranteed to knock your orange and black striped socks off! PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to […]

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Can you believe Halloween is already next week?! EEEEK! ;) And on that note, I’m very excited to share that I’ve partnered with Karo Syrup & Fleischmann’s Yeast to bring you lots of fun tips and tricks for throwing a Halloween bash… like these super cute CREEPY MINI PIZZAS for starters. (These would pair quite […]

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