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    Happy Fridays: Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

    June 7, 2013 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    1. A Keurig K-Cup Carousel from Target for the coffee drinker. 2. For the golf lover – GPS tracking while you play from Garmin. 3. Heated Shaving Cream Dispenser from Sharper Image. 4. For the sports fanatic – Ballpark Blueprints from Uncommon Goods. 5. For the chef – The Ultimate Burger kit from Williams Sonoma! 6. Hand crafted desk organizer from Etsy. 7. Leather iPad case. 8. Boxing glove oven mitts!

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    Happy Fridays: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

    May 3, 2013 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    For anyone scratching their heads on what to buy mom this year…take a peak through our gift guide below for some fresh ideas! And don’t forget to check out our Happy Mother’s Day board on Pinterest for even more great finds!

    1. Super stylish iPhone cases from Rifle Paper Co. 2. Sleek and sophisticated watch from Charter Club. 3. An adorable pink tool set from Kaboodle. 4. Patterned jewelry boxes from West Elm. 5. Spring and summer scarves by Marc Jacobs. 6. A classic scent…Chanel Chance from Sephora. 7. Comfy yet fashionable sandals by BCBG. 8. For the gardener, copper watering can and plant mister from Target.

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    Happy Fridays: DIY Valentines Day Projects!

    February 8, 2013 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    Maybe you are looking for a last minute gift idea for that special someone, or a cute way to dress up your child’s classroom valentines…either way, we have some great DIY projects on the blog today!

    Printable Coffee Cup Wrappers | Chalkboard Paint Flower Vase | Heart Shaped Soap | Stenciled Gift Bags

    Paper Orchid Gift Box Toppers | Heart Shaped Garland | Cupcake Toppers | Love Coupons

    And don’t forget to download our free Valentines Day printables from last year here!

    Happy Friday everyone!

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    Happy Fridays: Thanksgiving 2012!

    November 16, 2012 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    Mmmmm I can almost smell the pumpkin pie…which can only mean one thing…Thanksgiving is just a few days away! As we prepare to gather with friends and family and fill our bellies with delicious treats, why not take a moment to do something a little different this year. Try out a new and unexpected dish…or maybe create a fun fall centerpiece to impress guests (and yourself of course!) To help encourage these new adventurous endeavors, we have put together a little inspiration of gorgeous goodies.

    Centerpieces al Naturale

    If you want to try something new, but also want to keep it cheap, a beautiful but natural centerpiece is the way to go. Hollowed out gourds and pumpkins look great when filled with flowers and berries. Or mix it up with some very non-traditional fall colors, like purples and greens! With so many fruits and vegetables to choose from, you could really get crazy!

    Fabulous Foods to Try

    Now the above recipes may not be your regular Thanksgiving staples, but they might be after this year! Surprise your guests with something a little different that is sure to put a smile on their faces. Above recipes: 1- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, 2 – Balsamic Green Beans, 3 – Coconut Almond Cream Cake, 4 – Sweet Potato Soup, 5 – Roasted Sweet Potato and Onion Tart.

    Happy Fridays everyone!

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    Happy Fridays: Halloween Party Inspiration!

    October 19, 2012 | Posted by Kristen the designer

    It is one of my absolute favorite times of year…the leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler, and Halloween is right around the corner! Halloween is one of those perfect holidays to plan a party for…it’s not too serious or formal, it can be for children or adults, and you get to dress up! Could it get any better? To get you into the spooky spirit of the season, we have assembled some inspiration boards for a ghoulishly good party :)

    The Monster Mash Birthday

    If you have a child with a late October birthday, then a Halloween-Birthday party is the perfect fit. It’s fun for kids of varying ages and a super easy theme to plan treats and favors for. Think bright colored cupcakes, ice cream sundaes with gummy worms, and eyeball light strands! And you can get the super adorable invite above from Brightside Prints!

    Spooky Soiree

    When the kids are away to play you may want to treat yourself to a more adult Halloween party, complete with poisonous champagne and bloody marys to die for! Have a little fun with decorative place settings and crafty pumpkins around the house. And to seal the deal, send out a few of these super chic invites from Minted to spread the word beforehand.

    Happy Fridays!

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