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Holiday Thin Mint Cookies

A lightly minted palate cleanser is the perfect ending to any holiday meal! These festive bites crafted by One Brass Fox are an ideal balance of sweetness without tasting overly rich. Whether for a cookie swap or family gathering, a plateful of thin mints is sure to delight!

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DIY Sugar Cookie Kits

We all know that the holidays just wouldn't be the holidays without a day of cookie decorating! Make it easy on the ones you love with this cute kit stocked full with everything you need to make perfectly lovely sugar cookie art. Take a peek at our Holiday Mag for cookie decorating tips and more DIY gift ideas!

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How to Wrap the Perfect Present

While there are so many different things about this time of year I love, I must say wrapping gifts for my loved ones may trump them all. It's a tradition my family takes very seriously. There may even be a yearly competition between my father and I. I always win obviously (just don't tell him that). And over the years I've picked up a few tricks of the family trade I thought I'd share with you all. Happy Holidays Loves! xoxo, Mandy of...

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10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies

When we first moved into our home and experienced our first holiday in the burbs, I was completely caught off guard by all my crafty and creative neighbors. Adorable little s'mores kitsjars of homemade goodness, and ...

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Home for the Holidays with Rachel Parcell

I've managed to buy a tree early this year (which is a feat in and of itself). But as I type this – it's staring at me all bare and sad in the corner. So decorating is definitely on the agenda tonight and I'm feeling oh so inspired by Rachel Parcell's incredibly chic and classic rendition of holiday decor. Red and white is getting a glamorous makeover with the help of ...

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DIY Leftover Treat Boxes

They say that the smallest details make the longest lasting impressions. Send your guests home with a little something sweet, tucked neatly inside these adorably whimsical treat boxes - and they will most definitely be stopping by for more! Check out our Holiday Mag for even more ideas on how to be the hostess with the mostess this year. Treat boxes (we used...

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DIY Feather Gift Wrap Adornment

For a boho meets glam approach to gift wrap, we lightly dusted these easy to cut feather gift tags with a bit of gold and the result was everything good in the world. Gracing a neutral hued paper, they sparkle. Gracing a more graphic print, they feel chic. Any way you use them, they are all together gorgeous. Get your gift wrap on with even more ideas in our Holiday Mag!

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Free Printable Watercolor Gift Tags

In lieu of the often silly gift tags we see in stores, try your hand at these chic watercolor tags that are an absolute breeze to make. Paired with simple, understated paper - we're envisioning a glossy white or a simple kraft - these tags feel personal, elegant and utterly lovely. See even more inspiration for gifting in our 2014 Holiday Mag. Wrapping paper (we used this...

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Simple Holiday Decor Ideas to Try

When it comes to decorating for the holidays I tend to fall on the Clark Griswold side of things meaning there's not an inch of space not twinkling with christmas lights and our tree is probably harboring a squirrel or two within its 8' span. But that doesn't mean simple can't be gorgeous. M. K. Sadler and Kelly Lenard  are showing you...

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DIY Ornament Decorating Kit

In a world of teacher gifts and co-worker white elephant parties, these clever gift kits make the art of giving feel whimsical and spontaneous. Filled with clear glass ornaments plus all of the decor fixin's, these kits are anything but ordinary. See even more in our SMP Holidays Mag out now! Large gift box (we used this...

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2 Ways to Style Your Mantel this Winter

After spending hours last weekend fussing over my holiday mantel I can safely say it's a past time I embrace with open arms. There are probably a million ways to gussy up that hearth and Stellar Staging And Design + Jordan Brittley are showing us two uber cute ones to try out this season; both traditional with red...

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Lover of Fabulous

We heart Mrs. Lilien in a big way and her expertise at finding only the most fabulous bobbles for gifting. Whether you are on the hunt for just the right ditty for that friend who is the true definition of glam or you're looking for the finishing pieces to your own christmas list (guilty as charged), have a look at these fun pieces curated by the most fab blogger of them all.

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DIY Gold Wreath

Who says wreaths need to be made of holiday greenery? Glam it up this season with an easy, all you need is a glue gun approach to wreath loveliness. These gold inspired wreaths instantly make your house feel modern and chic - but the best part is that you can tuck them away and they will look just as glam next year! Find even more holiday ideas and crafty goodness in our SMP Holidays Mag out now!

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DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Every year when I was younger my amazing (or insane, depending on how you look at it) mother spent the month of December turning our kitchen into a gingerbread factory. She made gingerbread house kits for everyone - family, friends, babysitters, you name it! It's a great gift for anyone on your list, because you'll be giving them all the fun of decorating a house without any of the mess or fuss of baking it themselves. See even more DIY ideas in our...

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Decor Obsessed

This here gift guide goes out to the decor obsessed. The lovers of perfectly designed tid bits big and small. We called upon our favorite design maven, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge to curate a few perfect pieces for gifting this year. It's gold, striped and has a little dash of sparkle just the way we like it. And if you're anything like me, that...

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DIY Christmas Tree Basket

This year, we wanted to treat our tree with something a little more refined, a little tidier than the standard Chistmas Tree skirt. We gussied up an inexpensive basket with a bit of paint and a few sequins and popped our tree inside, set gently on top of a few boxes. The result feels tailored and elegant and a look we just might repeat again and again. Find even more inspiration in the SMP Holidays Mag...

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DIY Holiday Floral Antlers

These floral antlers are a necessity on your wall this holiday season. A simple DIY from  Floral Design By Erin + Dani Hagemeister along with images by Loblee Photography that combines rustic beauty and pretty blooms. Not in to real antlers?

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The SMP Holiday Mag is here!

The holidays are officially in full swing around SMP HQ and we're celebrating with champagne, holiday tunes on repeat and the SMP Holiday Magazine brimming with ideas for baking, gifting and DIY'ing your way through December. We teamed up with a bevy of fabulous contributors and pulled the very best ideas and inspiration for celebrating in style.

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DIY Advent Calendar

We're still obsessing over the sequin garland holiday decor from this pretty shoot crafted by By Emily B. Event Design + Ruth Eileen. There are so many easy take aways to incorporate into your holiday decorating, including this super fun Advent Calendar. A mix of sparkly tid bits...

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Sparkling Woodland Holiday Mantel

Anything with a little sparkle is fine by us and a mistletoe garland made from sequins? Pure genius. Crafted by By Emily B. Event Design and Ruth Eileen, this holiday decor is a marrying of gold and woodland greenery and it's nothing short of wintertime fab. Get inspired to craft your own forrest mantel or the perfect gussied up gift...

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