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DIY Weaving + A Giveaway

Lauri from The Moms Project here with a fabulous DIY lesson today (+ a great giveaway)! Meghan Shimek of Native Textile, the fabulous weaver and fiber artist from San Francisco, is showing us the tricks and the trade of how to get started on your own weaving and wall art. And she has a gorgeous piece for you! Good luck and don't forget to head over to...

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Behind the Blog: La La Lovely

I'm convinced that Trina of La La Lovely is magical. I mean, it's the only answer! To run one of the best design blogs around, freelance as a writer, art director and beyond, all while raising a brood of children is no easy feat. But this girl does it with style, class and so. much. grace. With photos from Yazy Jo, we're going behind the blog, and...

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Behind the Scenes: Maids to Measure

We are all about supporting small businesses around here, and this next one is a true gem! Located in London, England, Maids to Measure is a one stop shop for all things custom bridal party and we're lovin' on every inch. With photos from Claire Graham, there's ...

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Behind the Blog: Hello Lidy!

Meet Lidy Dipert. You may already recognize her as one of our monthly contributors, but if not you need to make her acquaintance. Purveyor of all things DIY beautiful, I've been a longtime fan. And it has been my mission for some time now to get to know the girl behind the blog. So that's just what we did! And you know what? She's even cooler than I could have imagined. With photos from ...

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Behind the Scenes: Sweet Woodruff

Tucked neatly in between Toronto's best donut shop and one of the most delicious brunch spots around is the sweetest floral shop in all the land. I've had the pleasure of visiting Sweet Wodruff on numerous occasions, and simply couldn't pass up a chance to give the world a closer look. Because when a place is this cute? It simply needs to be seen. So we teamed up with...

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Behind the Blog: Emily A Clark

Her incredible design sense reels us in, and her intoxicating personality keeps us coming back for more. Not only does Emily A. Clark run one of the most popular design blogs around, she also makes you feel as if she's your very best friend. And we love her all the more for it! We recently caught up with this incredibly talented woman, and thanks to ...

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Behind the Scenes: Sugarcomb Studio

If you ever wondered what happens when two talented women with an eye for style team up, Sugarcomb Studio is it. As Seattle based paper good gurus, wedding and event designers, as far as we're concerned there's absolutely nothing these two can't do.  With photos from our darling O'Malley Photographers, there's...

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Behind the Scenes: Brooklyn Farmacy + a GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to Brooklyn Farmacy! A vortex that instantly transports you back in time to a magical place. A classic ice cream parlour. Soda jerks. The works! Ice cream floats are picture perfect, and made to share (two straws, please!), and banana splits are the size of your face (as they should be!) We've gone behind the scenes, and we're here to spill the deets. With photos from our darling ...

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Behind the Scenes: Dancing Goats Dairy

Twenty six year old Erin Bligh is most definitely an old soul. She’s the sort of lady who prioritizes the following, though not necessarily in this order: her goat dairy; beach living over city life; homesteading all things food; vintage riding pants and wool sweaters; found or salvaged furniture and quilted Ball jars. She’s most definitely our kind of lady. Erin runs Dancing Goat Dairy, a small, goat dairy that specializes in artisanal, farmstead cheese, confections and soaps, near...

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8 Tips on Working with Family

With a new generation of budding entrepreneurs popping up left right and center, working with your loved ones is no longer far from the realm of reality. In fact, SMP's founders - Abby & Tait - are a husband and wife duo! And though the idea can feel both exciting and daunting, it's important to maintain a few ground rules. Which is why the talented Zahira Domenech is here today sharing her personal...

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Behind the Blog with Berlin Paris

Allow me to introduce you to sweet Melissa, the beautiful woman behind the blog Berlin Paris. Though she originally started as a fashion blogger, she now writes weekly for Elle Germany (hello dream job!) as she travels between, well, Berlin and Paris. We recently caught up with her in the city of love, and we're here today to tell the tale. With dreamy photos from...

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Behind the Scenes with Truvelle

A creative who is passionate about all things fashion? I can get behind that. A creative who is passionate about all things fashion and has a hedgehog as a pet? I do believe we need to be BFF's. And fast. Truvelle, the up and coming Vancouver based bridal designer, is making waves in the wedding world and for good reason! The girl is oh so talented. And today we're teaming up with...

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Paisley & Jade Studio Tour

One of the very best parts about working at SMP is getting to surround myself with likeminded folks. Co-workers, vendors, the best of the best of the industry who are as obsessed with pretty as I am. Folks like Paisley & Jade, a brand new eclectic rental studio who have just opened their doors and are letting us in to take a pretty peek! With photos from Jessica Maida, there's...

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Behind the Blog: Lean + Meadow

The very best part of this blog thing is the chance to get lost in a virtual world of lovely. And I'm here to introduce to you a brand new favourite: Lean + Meadow.  She simply must be on your radar. An incredible writer, a beautiful soul, and the entire experience feels like sipping a warm cup of tea. With photos from Amanda Lenhardt, we're going...

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Behind the Scenes with European Flower Shop

In my next life I'd love to own a flower shop. Not only do you get to work with your hands each and every day, but your canvas is a vase filled with overflowing beauty. There's something magical about it that just can't be described. So when I get the chance to pick the brains behind beauties like the European Flower Shop, I jump at the chance. With photos from ...

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Behind the Scenes: Blogshop

We all know and love Bri for her infectious smile, incredible design skills, and that wild head of blonde hair. And today we're taking a peek at her newest baby: Blogshop. Armed with her trusty sidekick, Angela, it's a weekend crash course in photoshop, geared towards bloggers, business owners...

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Behind the Scenes with Mirlo + A GIVEAWAY!

Purveyors of the most exquisite hand crafted jewelry around, I'm thrilled that we get to take a behind the scenes peek at MIRLO's studio. From the daintiest of rings to the sexiest of bangles, we're about to get lost in jewelry heaven. With photos from the talented Esther Sun, there's more...

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Behind the Blog with Golden Swank

Can we just stop for a second so I can gush about Golden Swank? I only recently stumbled upon her blog, but the girl is making waves like it's nobodies business. And for good reason! I'm convinced she has more style in her pinky finger than many of us combined. Plus? She radiates positivity which makes our love for her all the more real. Sweet as a peach, and talented to boot. PS -...

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Behind the Scenes: Bo Nuage

Purveyors of the most delicious Parisienne inspired treat, Bo Nuage is a recently opened must-try LA bakery. Designed by the crazy talented J. Marx Atelier, this black and white shop is where sophisticated-glam meets melt-in-your-mouth sweets. Design and sugar all in one? I can get on board with that. We recently caught up with this...

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How to Make a Ragdoll & Giveaway

Jess Brown created a successful company through her want to make handcrafted toys for her kids. This desire turned to a full fledged career in fashion and dolls, with kids and adults alike flocking to purchase her one-of-a-kind creations. Now with the launch of her latest book...

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