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Halloween Marshmallow Ghost Toppers

Tis the season for ghosts, goblins and everything else Halloween! And in this house, the kids want every last treat transformed into something spooky. We started with these chocolate cobwebs and next we tackled Marshmallow Ghosts. These are the easiest DIY project ever and can be used to top cupcakes, all white cakes (how cute would that be with 5-6 marshmallow ghosts), apple slices or...

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26 DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is JUST around the corner people so it's time to grab that glue gun and get to work! Although Handmade costumes may spook the pants off many of you, with a bit of guidance and a lot of imagination, these 26 little numbers beat the pants off the store bought versions. Plus, most are made with things you have around the house or those that can be found at your local craft store!

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DIY Hanging Pumpkin Planters

Can you believe it's already mid-October? As I have been getting our home ready for the upcoming holiday, I've been on the hunt for a fresh take on your typical Halloween decor. I wanted something a little less ghoulish and a bit prettier, so I decided to create these white DIY hanging pumpkin planters. No orange or black in sight. See the full project here. Xo...

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Fancy Summer Picnic

The idea of a summer picnic always sounds like a great one, but often results in store bought pasta salad and mediocre sandwiches. That is, unless Dishing Magazine at the helm. Because when they are, magical things ensue. Food for days, cozy benches and Carrie Patterson behind the lens, to name a few. And if you're looking...

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What to Wear for the 4th of July

By now you're likely sipping on a red, white and blue bevy while soaking up the sun, just waiting for those fireworks to begin. But we couldn't let this day pass us by without a little nod to the 4th! And if you've yet to pick out your festive outfit, let's take a cue from BrittanyAlycia, ...

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Red, White, and Blue Cake

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought I would share my go-to holiday cake. Made from two basic white round cakes, it's super simple, and is sure to have your guests singing your praises this 4th of July! Feel free to take a few liberties with the decorations to suit your taste. Blackberries and raspberries also look and taste great!

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15 Recipes for the 4th of July

We're merely days away from the 4th of July which means it's more than high time we get to planning. First on the agenda: the menu. From strawberry salads to ice cream sandwiches and beyond, there's certainly no shortage of absolutely adorable, patriotic ideas scattered throughout web. But in light of brevity, we've done all the grunt work to unveil the best of the very best! The cutest of the cute, if you will.

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10 Drinks for Dad

If your dad is anything like mine, when it comes to his cocktail he believes in simplicity. He's all about a well made bevvy, but could care less about molecular gastronomy, over-the-top rims or involved simple syrups. He only has two requirements: cold and strong. Which is why, with Father's Day just a few short days away, I've taken the time to source some awesome recipes made just for dad.

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Free Mother’s Day Card Printables

Though I typically stay ahead of the game, every once in a while I inadvertently drop the ball (oops!) I've had my Mother's Day gift procured for weeks now, but I've yet to pick up a card to pair with it. And you know that the good ones are picked over by now. But not to fear; if you're anything like me, we can rest assured because Moira Design Studio has us covered with FOUR free printable...

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Mother’s Day Tea Party

Mother's Day is something I look forward to year round. It's one day that we're all guaranteed to spend together as a family, celebrating the woman we all love dearly. And though ours is usually simple, consisting of brunch and perhaps a family hike or a movie, Goldfinch Events' totally stunning tea party has me inspired to do more. Captured by Jeremiah And Rachel, there's...

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DIY Stationery Set

I've yet to venture into motherhood territory, but if this DIY stationery kit is what kids may be handing out for Mother's Day, I need to get on it and stat! The best part? It's one of those gifts that looks like it's a whole lot of work, but it can secretly be whipped together fairly quickly, provided you have the right materials on hand (not to worry, we're sharing ALL our resources below!)...

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High Powered Moms Dish on Mother’s Day

I'm so thrilled to be here on this very special week for moms around the world! I recently asked some of our fav high-powered and stylish women to tell us what they're most looking forward to this Mother's Day, and to dish on their latest obsessions, getaways, gifts, and more. Make sure to pop over to The Moms Project for the latest story on fashion designer Lauren Podoll.

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DIY Tea Set

Though we originally put this sweet gift together for Mother's Day, I'm fairly certain it would make for an adorable gift for anyone year round. Hostess gift? Birthday gift? It's totally interchangeable. Pair it with a cute mug (with matching saucer if you're looking to truly impress) and you're totally and completely set! Paper mache box...

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Cinco de Mayo Dinner Party

With the weather on the rise, outdoor fetes on the horizon, and Cinco de Mayo here in full force, it just made sense for us to revisit one of our favourite themed parties to date. Though we originally entitled this event a Mexican Fiesta when we threw it last summer, it's feels totally Cinco de Mayo-esque! Complete...

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The Ultimate Margarita Round-Up

We're all friends here, right? Which means you won't judge me when I confess that I'm somewhat of a margarita junkie. Shaken, stired, blended... I don't discriminate. And seeing as it's Cinco de Mayo and all, it only seemed fair to pull together a margarita bar of sorts. From cajun spiced to perfectly nice, here are just a handful of my very favourite versions. Cheers, friends!

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Best Ever Guacamole + Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Happy Cinco de Mayo dear SMPers! As you all know, we take celebrations (and food) pretty seriously around here. So much so that we resurrected some of our favourite Mexican inspired dishes solely for this occasion. And if I'm being honest, I'd happily sustain myself on Abby's guacamole and Yours Truly's roasted salsa, for the rest of my days! So if you missed em' the first time, nows your chance... 3 Ripe Avocados...

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Guava Sangria

I happen to be a sangria girl through and through. I'm unsure if it's the sweet vs. tart combo that's won my heart, or the fact that it goes hand and hand with particularly wonderful evenings (think: Mexican date nights with my mister or catch up sessions with girlfriends). But in my mind, sangria = magic. And ONEHOPE's guava version, which arrived...

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Mother’s Day Gift Wrap + Card Guide

Confession: I have an obsession with paper goods. You should see my stash - it's massive and ever growing. And it doesn't help that I basically live online; a place where delicious pieces aren't hard to come by. Many just waiting to be unearthed. And, in light of Mom and her upcoming day, it wouldn't be right to hoard my findings. So without further ado,  a few of my very favourite places to stock up on said gift giving goods!

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14 Amazing Mother’s Day Recipes

Though it's important to make mom feel great every day of the year, I truly believe that most of em' more than deserve an entire day to themselves. It doesn't take much to show a little appreciation: breakfast in bed, a homemade dinner, or maybe a cocktail (or two) go a long way. And this year I've come prepared with a handful of delicious recipes, guaranteed to get mom's seal of approval. And if you're looking for more, we have a ton of...

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Purple Easter Decor

Happy Easter SMP-ers! We hope that if you celebrate this fun holiday, you're knee deep in chocolate bunnies and all things family. If not, we thought we'd share a bit of pretty to set the mood. While Easter is usually all about pastels, we sort of fell in love with this purple hued brunch - designed by Emmanuelle at Poise Boston - and think that it would...

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