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Berry Gin Fizz Cocktail

It's Christmas Eve (yippee) and a festive holiday cocktail is certainly in order. Melissa Bilodeau, our LBB editor and the blogging cocktail connoisseur behind Yours Truly is sharing her favorite holiday sip just in time for cozying up by the Christmas tree. Meet the Berry Gin Fizz, perfect for cheersing with this holiday.

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Kids Christmas Party

I'm pretty sure that my two big kids would give up their baby sister to attend a holiday party like this one. Filled with Christmas inspired treats (um, how cute are you, Santa Straw Topper?) and a sweet spirit, this inspiration feels a little like something grown-ups and their tiny counterparts would completely love. With adorable pics from Dotson Studios and styling from the FABULOUS...

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A Nutcracker Themed Birthday

The Nutcracker is a holiday must and as a theme for a big 2nd birthday bash? Um, even better.  Megan Wappel Designs took the essence of this famous ballet and transformed it into a dream of a party for Sophie and Simona. From ice cream to holiday crafting, ballerinas and a Santa sighting, this party photographed by ...

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Winter Holiday Table Inspiration

If you are anything like me this week, you are knee deep in a to-do list of holiday happenings, and whipping up a pretty table just so happens to be on the top of that list. Well, Lauren Field Design is swooping in to save our tablescapes with this winter beauty. Overflowing with gorgeous textures and lovely neutrals, ...

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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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Top Ten Ingredients For The Perfect Holiday Table

It never fails, whenever my husband and I plan a get together, 9 times out of 10, I'm running around like a madwoman an hour before guests arrive trying to pull everything together. Tips would certainly come in handy at that point. So believe you me, I'm bookmarking this post. It's a little expert advice from Julie Couch Interiors. She's laying out the recipe for a stunning holiday table. From lipstick to a bit of...

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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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Holiday Gift Guide for The Stylish Little Ones

The Queen Bee of color and whimsy, Joy Cho of Oh Joy!,  is stopping by to share what is topping her gift list for those stylish little loves in your life. I mean, a play ice cream truck and a cargo bike? Those two alone would make for a pretty rockin good christmas and then there's the ombre canopy and a twirling dot dress. Consider this a dream collection for any and all kids.

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1. Green Ombre Canopy -...

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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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Cocktail Cheer with Pomegranate-Bourbon Reduction

This time of year, I look for anything and everything that I can add pomegranate to. It's such a yummy addition and cocktails are no exception. Case in point this pomegranate-bourbon rendition appropriately titled "Cocktail Cheer". And if you missed it, see it make its scrumptious debut in this holiday party inspiration crafted by ...

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Holiday Cocktail Party Inspiration + A 31 Bits Giveaway!

The holidays are the perfect excuse to get together with friends and partake in some festive cocktailing. Flannel, sequins and sparkling jewelry are essentials to this inspiration crafted by Vanessa Noel EventsStella Bloom Designs and ...

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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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