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Behind the Blog with Jess Lively

Follow my blog with BloglovinWhenever I'm in need of a total life overhaul or a serious dose of inspiration, I turn to the darling Jess Lively. Sweet Jess has made it her mission to spread positivity and light, all while helping men and women from all walks of life live with intention and fulfill their dreams. Captured by Yazy Jo, Jess...

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Behind The Scenes with The Beehive

That's it, in my next life I'm going to start my own shop! And you'd better believe I'll be taking cues from The Beehive. Because if anyone's doing adorable shops the right way, it's them. Chock full of cute details and quaint finds, we sat down with sweet Sandra recently and dished on all things business, and then some! Captured by Brooke Allison Photography, per...

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Behind the Scenes with Arianna Belle

In all honesty, I'll never tire of learning more about strong, powerful women who are not afraid to knock down doors and go after what they want. Women like Arianna who, alongside her mother, is the brain child behind the stunning luxury pillow line Arianna Belle. We recently dished on what it's really like to run your own business, and we're here today to tell the tale. SMP: So tell us a little about Arianna Belle! Arianna Belle...

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A Guide to Men’s Fashion

Despite the fact that I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to men's fashion, I've come to realize that there's a lot I've been missing. I always figured that a good pair of jeans goes a long way, but there's so much more to it! Luckily I had the chance to sit down with the guys behind Tweeds Shop, and get schooled on all things men's fashion. Captured by Buffy Dekmar, there's...

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Behind the Scenes of A Lovely Universe

If there were any reason for me to move to Brooklyn, it'd be to share the same area code as A Lovely Universe. And lovely sums it up perfectly as there isn't a single thing that doesn't make me buckle at the knees. As if it can get any better, the sweet shop owner has agreed to answer some of our burning questions about business ownership, and all things style. Captured by ...

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Behind the Blog with The Doctor’s Closet

I had the pleasure of meeting Monika not long ago and can attest to the fact that she's as sweet and talented as she comes of in her blog, The Doctor's Closet. Known for her all out girly haven, and potentially the best genes ever (hi baby Liam!), I may or may not have jumped up and down when she allowed us to peek at her office. Perfectly captured by ...

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Simply Put Vintage Office Tour

There's a solid chance this would place me under the "nosey" category, but one of my very favorite parts of my job is getting to take a peek behind the scenes of some truly inspiring companies. Companies like Simply Put Vintage, who go above and beyond to bring to life some truly beautiful old finds. And their office? It's completely drool inducing! Photographed by  ...

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Behind the Blog with Caitlin Creative

So Caitlin, the genius behind the blog Caitlin Creative, is a bit of a legend around these parts. You pretty much can't utter her name without a bunch of us getting all fan girly. And honestly? It's for good reason. Because she's bright, and she's sweet, and so freaking talented I pretty much can't stand it! Plus? She's "here" today *cue squeals*. Captured by...

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Tips on Choosing Art for Your Home

Hello SMP-ers! It's Lauri from The Moms Project and today we're introducing Tara Hirshberg, a mom, an art curator and a jewelry designer who finds inspiration anywhere, in the grandest experiences and in the completely mundane. Tara has built her eye and career on the art of balance and simplicity. And today she gives us her best insight on where to see art and how to purchase your...

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Party Planning Tips & Office Tour

If there's anyone who's well equipped to dole out event planning advice, it'd be the sweet Alicia Keats. And luckily for all of us, she's agreed to let us pick her brain on all things entertaining. From starting her own business, to one thing she always makes sure she has on hand, you'd best read on to absorb her knowledge. And if you're looking for more...

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Flower Arranging Tips + Floral Pop Up Shop

It's official, in my next life I'm going to be a florist. Think about it: I'm fairly certain it'd be impossible to have a bad day when surrounded by fragrant blooms 'round the clock. And with Sinclair & Moore sharing their secret tips on floral arranging? Well I'm just one step closer to that dream job. Captured by the beautiful  Katie Parra, there's...

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Meredith Heron’s Office & Interior Design Tips

If you even utter the words "Meredith Heron" here at SMP, be prepared to get an earful of words the likes of obsessed, love and omg I can't even! In truth, she's a bit of a legend. And I'm confident I'm not alone when I say I'd happily reside in any space she's designed: her office included. Captured by our dear Jessica Bosse, ...

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Behind the Blog with Bijou & Boheme

Christine Dovey - of the beloved blog & brand, Bijou & Bohome - is one of my design icons. Whether we're talking about her adorable family, her dedication to her business, her sense of taste and style in a world that is both eclectic and entirely edited - I love every last bit of her. So needless to say that I am over the moon Christine agreed to sit down and talk all things...

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23 Things to Know When Starting a Blog

Throughout the past year, we've had the pleasure of cozying up to some of our favorite bloggers. The ones we read with our morning coffee, the ones we simply love, the ones we admire. And today, we're rounding up the one question that we asked each of them: "What advice would you give to a blogger who is just starting out?" Read on and check out all of the Behind the Blog features.

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Calligraphy Workshop with Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper is one of the calligraphers responsible for so many of the beautiful invitations, signs and perfect details that grace SMP Weddings regularly. Luckily, she's spreading the gift of gorgeous to rooms full of students with her latest calligraphy workshops, hosted by...

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French Couture Loft

The first french inspired loft that I ever fell in love with was featured in Domino magazine and was this mix of girly fabulousness + the architecturally gorgeous ceilings, molding and details of a classic french living space. It even had a tufted pink chaise that I literally dreamed about. Well now, I get to fall in love with the style all over...

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Opening A Bakery with The Sweet Side

I went thru a phase in my 20's where I wanted to open a bakery. A little neighborhood shop with perfect cupcakes and my someday little ones running around in pink tutus. Then I realized that I was crazy. Because opening a bakery is hard business. So today the lovely Kara, founder of The Sweet Side, is here to give us...

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Opening a Clothing Boutique with Morton James Boutique

I think anyone that has a love affair with all things fashion has at one point, dreamed of opening their own store. A perfect little space that's beautifully curated and lovingly designed. So today we're picking the brain of Halie Rogers - the fashionista behind Morton James in Lexington with photos by Tiffany Mitchell - to see just what kind of chops it takes to open...

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Behind the Blog with Clara Persis

Anyone who's run a blog for any length of time will tell you there are many wonderful things about it. But at the top of that list? The people you get to meet along the way. Folks like Clara Persis, who unquestionably ranks amongst the the sweetest, most inspiring women you'll ever have the pleasure of getting to know. Captured by Bryce Covey, there's...

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Behind the Blog with Reading My Tea Leaves

She still uses paper calendars, she believes in covering ugly book but letting the goods ones shine bright, she makes and crafts and cooks and dreams. She's Erin of Reading My Tea Leaves and today, she's letting us into her home and into her world. With photographs by Bryce Covey, this is one...

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