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Abby Larson

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Butternut Squash, Sausage and Sage Lasagna

Now that you got to know me a little better on our Behind the Blog  feature, I figured it was time to let you in on one of my favorite recipes. As I mentioned, I love to serve pasta when I have a crowd coming over and this butternut squash recipe is a total go-to. It's gorgeous, it's comfort food, it cooks while you are getting ready and it will leave your guests feeling like...

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Blanco Cocktail

We spotted this cocktail over on this wedding and knew we needed the recipe. Aside from the gorgeous jewel toned hue, the muddled blackberry was enough to send us clear over the cocktail edge. And seeing that today is a day of celebrating (right?), we figured why not do Halloween up right with some seriously amazing cocktail treats. Photos by...

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Classic Birthday Party

As we get older, it seems that birthdays often lose their magic. We are busy with work and friends and family and well, birthday parties tend to be defined by a few high fives and maybe a candle or two. But I am officially declaring birthdays a worthy excuse with each passing year a reason to do it up better and better. Thanks in large part to the gorgeous, intimate, smile inducing celebration that Yoleine of Yellow Bird Events...

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From Invitation to Celebration

We've said it a million times over on Weddings...the invitation sets the tone for the entire celebration. And never has it rung more true than with today's gorgeous Garden Inspired 30th birthday party where the guest of honor works for the fabulous online invitation shop, Minted. She took a few of her favorite paper pieces and let the design for the day unfold with ease and effortless...

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How to Decorate an Ugly Sofa

We all have one. Whether it was a $99 craigslist find, a parental hand me down or an adopted gem from a roommate past - the ugly sofa is one item that I'm betting nearly every home in America has. So today, we're working with what we've got and showing you just how easy it is to decorate around that sofa that simply needs a little love. And you can find more How-To's right here! 1. If given the option, always...

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Pretty in Pink Modern Nursery

My oldest daughter's nursery was sweet and pink and all out loveliness. My son's was a bit less lovely and my 5 month old's? Well, she doesn't have a nursery. She is actually currently sleeping in the bathroom because it's the darkest place I could find. But this little slice of nursery heaven - photographed to perfection by Jessica Lorren - reminds me that every little bitty needs a room to call their own - and one that is as soft and...

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Real Housewives Dinner Party

I challenge you to find a bigger Real Housewives fan then me. Seriously. Bravo Andy is my everything and I've literally seen every episode of every franchise more than once. Probably more than twice. I know. Not. Weird. At. All. Anyway, when I spotted a few of the ladies at this beautiful party photographed by Artvesta Studio - well it brought the two things I love most in the...

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Root Beer Float with a Twist

I'm pretty sure that the Root Beer Float is sort of like the cupcake. Universally loved by all. But, the lovely Sarah at Juniper & Dash, is taking the classic to new places by adding a hint of Root Tea and a drop (or five) of warm caramel and the result is anything but ordinary. With photos by Alexandra Whitney, we're literally mixing one up as we speak. From Juniper...

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Modern Lego Birthday Party

If you've ever spent time with a boy - ages 3 to 10 or so - you know that Legos are kind of everything. I've spent hours in that damn store with my son who inspects each piece like he were about to go into major surgery. So when I show him this little lego inspired party - crafted by One Lovely Day with sweets by Sweet Bloom Cakes - I know exactly what he's going to say.

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Waffles with Vanilla Ice Cream with Warm Peaches

We may have conquered the best waffles ever but envisioning them drenched in cold vanilla ice cream and warm peaches, well, yeah. I think I might start crying. Or at the very least run out to Whole Foods to steal the last of the season's peaches. This is one of those meals - crafted by Juniper & Dash with photos by...

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10.11 Makeup

We've done our fair share of behind the scenes here at SMP. But today, we have something even cooler. Because when one artist - photographer, Jen Wojcik - goes behind the scenes with another artist - Erica at MakeUp 10.11 for her new series Artists at Work, well, that's when the magic...

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Gem Themed Party Inspiration

Carla Ten Eyck and Jubilee Events have been making magic on SMP for a long time now. But normally it's for ladies dressed in white. Today, the duo is targeting their lovely a bit younger and a bit more saturated in the most gorgeous color a girl could ever wish for with this Gem Themed Shoot - where all of the details trickled down...

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A Backyard Garden Party

I think that the group of designers behind this next little lovely captured it perfectly when they said that they set out to design "a playground of pretty" for their nearest and dearest. Her Lovely Heart, the organization behind this fabulous fete, is designed to bring small creative business owners together in a way that feels inspiring and fun. And that was the reason that they threw this beautiful little gathering...doesn't that just...

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Halloween Marshmallow Ghost Toppers

Tis the season for ghosts, goblins and everything else Halloween! And in this house, the kids want every last treat transformed into something spooky. We started with these chocolate cobwebs and next we tackled Marshmallow Ghosts. These are the easiest DIY project ever and can be used to top cupcakes, all white cakes (how cute would that be with 5-6 marshmallow ghosts), apple slices or...

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26 DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is JUST around the corner people so it's time to grab that glue gun and get to work! Although Handmade costumes may spook the pants off many of you, with a bit of guidance and a lot of imagination, these 26 little numbers beat the pants off the store bought versions. Plus, most are made with things you have around the house or those that can be found at your local craft store!

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An Engagement Road Map to “I Do” with Invisalign®

When it comes to a beauty regimen for your wedding day, we are all about a healthy, gorgeous-from-the-inside-out approach. We all want to be the very best versions of ourselves, after all, and the same rings true for your big day. With Invisalign...

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Chocolate Cobwebs for Halloween

I've made meringue ghosts, chocolate chip spider webs, waffle cone witches hats and a slew of other spooktacular halloween treats but as far as packing a punch, these little cobweb toppers are everything. A total cinch to make, completely versatile  and my kids flocked to these like they were made of gold. Make these tonight kids and I promise you will be the best mom/sister/wife/neighbor/friend EVER.

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Kate Spade Inspired Luncheon

When something is coined "Kate Spade Inspired" it's pretty much a given that I'm going to obsess over every last detail. Case in point? This Kate Spade Picnic that we crafted a while back and remember this Kate Spade Halloween feature we did? So obviously, this...

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Behind the Scenes with Confetti by Annette Studio

Over the last two years, we've had the opportunity to interview some pretty amazing people. From bloggers to business owners, artists to designers. And in those interviews, we have selfishly stolen so many amazing snippets of advice that have helped us to think in new ways. Today, the lovely Annette Stepanian of...

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Danni Starr Talks Being Mom

Danni Starr is one of those girls that you just know you'd want to be friends with. Aside from being cohost on The Kane Show - along with a zillion fun and spunky tv and hosting roles - she is just plain fun. Tell it like it is fun, but with spunk and laughter built into every word. And today (at 41 weeks pregnant!) she's sharing some of that fab motherly wisdom with us, along with her stunning maternity...

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