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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 Daring Wanderer, ...

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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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Behind the Blog with Small Shop

I couldn't even tell you how long I've been reading reading Erika's blog, Small Shop, for it feels as if it's always been a part of my life. I've long admired her eye for style, and couldn't wait for us to get in and take a deeper look at the woman behind it all. Captured by our dear Bryce Covey , her home is literally bursting with beauty and you can see it all (and more!)...

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5 Tips to Impress Your Boss from Crystal Palecek

Out of all the "5 tips" we've posted thus far, these tips on impressing your boss is my favorite. Because for most of us, there's a solid chance we all have a boss of your own. And if you do have a boss of your own, I'm sure you've found yourself wondering what it is that you could be doing to truly impress.

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Behind the Blog with Glitter Guide

We've known and loved Taylor Sterling - founder of the FABULOUS Glitter Guide - for a while. She even sent us her very own engagement session back in the day. Well, fast forward a few years and aside from being insanely lovely, she is also a...

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Creative Office Space with Revelry

What do you get when you bring together four of the most talented ladies on the planet?  You get magic. Real, tangible, absolutely lovely magic. As is the case with rev.el.ry -- a new collective studio space shared by a handful of some of our favorite artists and designers. And the girls are giving us an inside peak at all of their studio goodness. Make sure you click through the galleries for even more pretty!

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La Happy Studio Tour + Free Gift Tag Printable

One of the best parts of my job is the fact that I get to work closely with incredibly talented, independent women and men of all kinds. And Sally, stationery designer, calligrapher and braniac behind La Happy, is undeniably no exception. Captured by O'Malley Photographers, she's transformed her small studio into the stuff that dreams are made of. And if you want a closer...

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Behind the Blog with Valentine

Our dear friend Sarah Crawford is new-ish to the blogosphere, but that doesn't change the fact that she's totally and completely killing it. Her blog, Valentine , has become a daily read of all of ours and we love how open, honest and refreshing it is. It's SUCH a pleasure to have her (and her sweet family!) gracing our pages today. Captured by our beloved White Loft Studio, take a...

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Behind the Scenes with Ferme à Papier + A Giveaway

I have a slight addiction to stationery. I physically cannot pass by a card store without stopping in, just for a peek (am I totally weird? Surely there's someone who understands!) I often find myself splurging on my faves. And after recently being introduced to Ferme à Papier, I'm not sure I'll be able to control myself. We recently caught up with the whizz...

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