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Melissa Baran

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Organic Something Blue Wedding Inspiration

If I were to re-do my Fourth of July wedding weekend, this is what I'd do. A day loaded with rich reds and something blues as far as the eye can see. It's how you take a traditional red rose and give it a fresh, elegant spin, and how a blue cake can steal the...

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50 Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $50!

I don't think I could ever tire of blooms or sweets on Valentine's Day. My husband knows a bushel of ranunculus will melt me—but, I wouldn't hate it if he surprised me with a gem off of this list, too. Whether you're shopping for...

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Editor Picks: Favorite Drugstore Beauty Buys

As much as I love my beauty luxuries (hello, $60 face cream and $50 bronzer!), I can easily say that some of my most-loved products come from the shelves of my local drugstore. There are some true gems on those shelves my friends! And since we kind of love all things beauty around these parts, we couldn't help but share our faves. Do you have any drugstore beauty addictions?

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Elegant Entertaining with Fortessa + Williams-Sonoma

When it comes to entertaining and earning the badge of "hostess with the mostess", making sure you're stocked with the right pieces is key, from the first glass of wine you hand your guests to the gorgeous plate your meal is served on. Enter, the newest collaboration of...

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Our Favorite Instagram-Friendly Printers

Take it from an Instagram-junkie (raises hand), I am 100% guilty of digital dependence for my memories. It's terrible, I know—my honeymoon was a victim of this. But with the growing number of Instagram-friendly printers and apps out there, I don't feel one ounce of guilt. Plus, they make projects like this...

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Toasty Almond Hot Chocolate

Anything that is preceded with the word toasty is something I want (need) in my life on a cold winter day. Especially if it comes in a pink cup, topped off with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and almond slivers. Meet this hot chocolate concoction from recipe guru Lark & Linen—it will make your Sunday a...

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The Perfect Casual Ponytail

I'm in the habit of only wearing my hair down when I go out. A top knot makes an appearance for errands, sure, but when it comes to dinner dates and such? I've always struggled with the fun updo's and sexy pony tails. Today, that changes friends. I love that this full pony can take me from day to night! Get the easy ...

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Bananas Foster Pop Tarts

I dare you to put out a plate of these pop-tarts in your kitchen and not touch them. Impossible! My mouth was literally watering as I wrote this post thinking how good these would go with a Saturday morning cup a joe. And thanks to Aimee Broussard, that breakfast dream can become a reality right now. Get the recipe below!

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Magical Moroccan Wedding Under the Stars

This is a kick-your-shoes-off kind of wedding. A let-the-beauty-that-surrounds-you-be-your-decor kind of wedding. And these two embraced every palm tree scene that surrounded them. It's the kind of wedding we love seeing from Lifestories Wedding—totally real, authentic and...

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Southwest-Inspired Baby Shower

This mama-to-be first dazzled me when we featured her modern home tour last month, complete with Southwest-inspired nursery touches from her baby shower. (How beautiful is she?!) And today, we get a look at that shower in all it's cuteness. Complete with...

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Organic Red Winter Wedding Inspiration

I expressed my love for red in 2015 and I've decided I'm carrying that hue adoration into the new year. This organic shoot from Justine Milton is just another slice of proof that red + weddings = awesomeness. From it's appearance in the lush bouquet and the velvety ring box to the...

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15 Vignettes That Wow + Styling Tips

You can have a home filled to the brim with gorgeous design furnishings, from marble countertops to an insanely cool coffee table—but a home design is never really complete, until you master the art of the vignette. Those little...

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DIY Gold Corner Frames

I don't think any DIY arsenal is quite complete without the addition of gold leaf. Gold leaf makes everything better and can take you from blah to beautiful in minutes. A magical thing it is. Case in point? These gold-cornered beauties that'll have you digging in the photo archives just to fill them so you can make more for your gallery wall. Get the deets below!

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The Ultimate Winter Dinner Party Menu

When the winter temps dip below freezing, I seek anything that can be preceded by the adjective, cozy. Fireside evenings, chunky throws and especially comfort foods. And I don't change up that attitude one bit when friends come for dinner. In fact, I amp up the comfort food factor. From melt-in-your-mouth bites to...

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Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, North San Diego + A Giveaway!

If a canopy of palm trees and endless sun are on your Big Day wish list, look no further darlings. Omni La Costa is your one stop shop for not only a beautiful scene, but an incredible planning experience, too. Your dedicated wedding specialist will collaborate with your coordinator to achieve your dream wedding and...

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Sunrise Forest Engagement Session

I grew up in the country, in a home surrounded by trees, and I must say, after seeing these pics by Peter and Veronika, I'm slightly regretting not taking my own engagement pics in my backyard. With the gorgeous natural light poking through the forest ceiling, it creates an intimate, ethereal space that's an absolute dream - see...

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DIY Kate Spade-Inspired Desk Accessories

This DIY is for all of you who pass by the gold stapler while shopping, pick it up and then put it back every. single. time. Because a pretty desk is important to you, but you just can't fathom spending 75 bucks on a few desk accessories. Me? I'm that person. So when our very own Abby Larson whipped up...

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Neutral Accessories That Are Anything But Boring

The best part about neutrals? You can layer your home with sooo much love in the texture department. Think marble, fur, wood, woven beauties, metallics, linen and the list goes on. I personally love a space that I can really play and add in color seasonally. And, we just so happen to have a fabulous one coming up that I adore—interior designer Sarah Swanson's abode to be exact! In the meantime, stock up on some...

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Wedding Photographer Says “I do” in New York City

What you are about to witness (albeit, virtually) is classy NYC affair, complete with bowties and lace, with modern touches to boot (hello, lucite seating!). But my takeaway? Is that uber-stunning photographer-turned-Bride who steals the show in her Pronovias number. Captured...

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Hotel-Worthy Towels Your Guests Will Love

The first thing I do when I plan to have house guests? Make sure my towels are in order! I'm super picky about towels because I think they tell a lot about a home and it's host. No one likes a ten year old towel that looks like it's been washed a bazillion times. But a fluffy, lush one? That's the...

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