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A Modern Easter Basket – Three Ways

Easter is right around the corner, and I have some pretty adorable basket ideas that appeal to the modern family. Plus, there is a basket for adults too. Because let’s be real, we all wish it was socially acceptable to still get in on the Easter basket action, and now we have an excuse! You. Are. Welcome. xoxo Alexis of The Shift Creative

For the Young Artist

The first basket is an art basket for the innovative, imaginative, and young artist of the family! Purchase a canvas, watercolors, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, and more to make this basket one that will never vanish like chocolate eggs do (although we still love us some filled cadbury eggs), but rather be a catalyst for creativity!

Fun in the Sun

The second basket is a “fun in the sun” basket! Summer is approaching very fast, and if you’re in Southern California it might as well already be here! Fill this basket with summer necessities that your child will already need like, sunglasses, a beach towel, sunscreen, chap stick, beach toys, sandals, a beach cover up, swim suit/swim trunks, and some snacks- because whats a beach trip without some snacks? You can customize these ideas to fit your child, and add summer activities they enjoy!

For the Adults: Artisanal Treats

The last basket is one for friends and families to enjoy! It’s filled with yummy things to create your own cheese and fruit board! To make it more age appropriate I used a metal bin from World Market, and filled it with a french baguette, fig jam, olive oil with sun dried tomatoes and garlic, Mast Brothers chocolate, ginger beer, Brie cheese, and a Lift Coffee Roasters cold brew coffee. Seriously, just thinking about all this goodness makes me want to be outside on a warm summer evening pretending I am in Paris while enjoying my cold brew, and enjoying the richness of the Brie cheese. This is a basket that is not just limited for Easter, but would make a great gift all year long!


Hope you gathered some fun inspiration for your Easter Baskets this season making this special day even more special if there’s such a thing!

Photography: The Shift Creative | Design And Styling: The Shift Creative


Contributing Editor: Party DIY
Eclectic Pastel Easter Tablescape

With Easter coming up this weekend and Spring fever becoming a full on epidemic, this egg infused tablescape is striking a chord. It’s awash with pretty pastels and eclectic dishes that make for the happiest of spreads. Designed by Gwen Studios and captured by Made In March, this tablescape is packed with pretty egg details to incorporate this coming holiday. See even more in the full gallery.

From Sarah Del Buono of Made in March…  When Jennifer of Gwen Studios contacted me to photograph an Easter tablescape she deigned, I was thrilled. Her work is always well put together with the outcome being nothing less than perfect. I loved the mixture of textures and colors she used – all inspired by Springtime and Easter!

Photography: Made In March | Event Design: Gwen Studios

A $350 Giveaway from Society Social!

Now that we’ve introduced you to all the participants in this years Project Sofa from Society Social, it’s time to get down to business. You can spy all the details of the 10 designers plus their perfect pillow combinations in the look book here. Ready to cast your vote and enter this crazy good giveaway? Have a look at the who, the what’s and the when’s below! Hint, it includes 350 buckaroos towards the pillow shop at Society Social. Oh the damage you could do with that prize.


The Prize: One lucky voter will get $350.00 USD towards the pillow shop at Society Social.

To Enter: Scour the look book then come back and leave a comment letting us know which couch creation you like the best!

To Win: The winner will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 3rd.

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photography: Roxy Te | Concept, Furniture & Accessories: Society Social | Lookbook Graphic Design by Grace Abbott | Sofas Designed by Ashley Brooke DesignsDominique DeLaneyGen SohrKatie SchlossMeredith MillerColor Me CourtneyJacquelyn ClarkJessie MillerRae McConvilleMandy Kellogg Rye

Project Sofa from Society Social

The day has come to celebrate the third annual Project Sofa from the wildly fabulous ladies at Society Social. It showcases 1 sofa, 10 personalities, and 58 pillows + a contest decided by YOU. Have a look at how this talented bunch designed their version of the ultimate sofa and get ready to cast your vote! Plus be entered to win a crazy good giveaway to Society Social. That’s all coming up next! First pour over these sparkling sofa creations:

Project Sofa
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Do you have your leading lady picked out? Mull over your number one while you peruse the look book and get ready for the giveaway coming up next!

From Roxy Te OwensFor the third year in a row, I bring you 1 Society Social sofa, 10 sparkling personalities, and 58 pillows – the most ever! Each individual, all bursting with fearless personal style, has decorated her own Society Social sofa with a fabulous formation of handpicked pillows. Within each sofa story, you’ll see a distinct personality shine through and I truly hope you leave feeling excited and inspired to re-discover your own design endeavors!

Photography: Roxy Te | Concept, Furniture & Accessories: Society Social | Lookbook Graphic Design by Grace Abbott | Sofas Designed by Ashley Brooke Designs, Dominique DeLaney, Gen Sohr, Katie Schloss, Meredith MillerColor Me Courtney, Jacquelyn ClarkJessie MillerRae McConville, Mandy Kellogg Rye

InkShuffle + A Giveaway!

With how often I change my mind when it comes to interior design + decor, I’m all about something that is super easy to put up and take down where I can continuously update and personalize my space. And that, my dears, is why I’m loving InkShuffle. Offering an extensive selection of murals for everything from the nursery to the living room, these fabulous design elements are quick and simple to use.

Unlike old-fashioned wallpaper, there is no messy paste to deal with, instead you just dip the InkShuffle paper into warm water, let it activate and you’re ready to go! During install, you can even move sheets around and re-position until you’ve got it perfect. And when you’re ready for a change? Simply grab a corner and peel away. Should you have a question about the product or the process, InkShuffle offers web chat customer support Monday-Friday from 9am until 5pm. Head over here to start browsing and dreaming up your next decor project! Oh, and there’s more…


What: One lucky reader will win a $400 voucher to be used toward any InkShuffle Easy Off Wallpaper product!

How: Comment on this post with your favorite mural and where in your home you’d love to put it up! A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, April 3, 2015 in WIUP. Good luck!