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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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17 Kitchen Organization Tips & Tricks

I live in a tiny box in the sky downtown Toronto, and my kitchen is pint-sized at best. Unfortunately for me this means that when it's even in slight disarray, the entire condo feels like a mess. Over the years I've gotten pretty good at keeping the kitchen clutter at bay, and am pretty excited to share a handful of my favourite tips and tricks with you today! Ps - SO MUCH KITCHEN INSPIRATION! (caps...

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Spruce Collective Christmas Soirée + Calligraphy Workshop

When you hear people say that there is something so magical about the holidays, I think they might be referring to Spruce Collective. A little slice of heaven in Abbotsford BC that sells a collection of old and new treasures found amidst the FIVE owners travels. And when they pull that same sentiment into their holiday decor followed by a...

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Snow Globe DIY

I know exactly what I'm doing this weekend. And now, so do you! Making sweet little DIY snow globes, courtesy of the wildly talented Lauren Wells. You can fill them with whatever you want, with water or without, and transform a boring old mason jar into pure magic...all in about 10 minutes. I'm obsessed and so will the proud teachers / friends / mailmen / groomers that get them this year! Photos by...

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Gift Wrapping Three Ways

The other day, I found myself googling unique wrapping ideas. Not because I haven't wrapped my share of pretty presents, but because I'm always trying to figure out something new and different. But you know what? Sometimes, it's the simplest, sweetest approaches that are often the loveliest. And this group of gift wrapping ideas (plus two easy candle gussy-ups) from Megan Soh of Petitely and...

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Happy Thanksgiving! + Gorgeous Dinner Inspiration

We hope you are all prepping for a feast of grand proportions surrounded by all the ones you love. To celebrate, we're doing what we do best, sharing gorgeous inspiration sent our way by the dynamic duo behind Sinclair + Moore. They are a pair that pack a beautiful floral and design punch and together with Matthew Land Studios, they crafted quite the Thanksgiving dinner.

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Magical Friendsgiving Dinner under the Stars

Whether it's inspiration for the real Thanksgiving deal, a gathering of friends or a gorgeous dinner, this party will suffice. It covers all the basis of a magical shindig and then some with design and hostess extraordinaire Megan Martin at the helm, florals crafted by Shea Hopely  and all captured by ...

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Recipe for Classic Pumpkin Pie

My twin babies are turning one on Thanksgiving Day and aside from being in complete astonishment that a year has already flown by, I'm also planning on serving up the perfect Pumpkin Pie in lieu of cake for my little Thanksgiving turkeys. A) because I love pumpkin pie so naturally they must too and B) I just so happen to have an amazing recipe courtesy of ...

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DIY Organic Holiday Wreath

I love using fresh greenery on the front door, or even the mantle during the holiday season. A simple re-usable grapevine wreath plus some favorite seasonal flowers and you have yourself a wreath the neighbors will envy. Hoot and Holler is showing us how to create an organic holiday wreath that is modern and custom all rolled into one. Make sure you check out the whole...

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18 Creative Pie Toppers for the Holidays

When it comes to making pies, we are all about those toppers. From simple to extravagant, these designs will be the perfect addition to your creative baking endeavors this upcoming holiday season. Never again let simple pie crusts bore you. With a few easy steps you can have an amazing array of decorative pies that are almost (emphasis on the almost) too pretty to eat!

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12 Classic Thanksgiving Sides with a Twist

We all have our favorite go-to recipes for Thanksgiving, but sometimes a little refresh is in order. With a small twist on tradition, those classic potatoes, cranberries, greens and stuffing will reach a whole new level of scrumptious.  Meet a line-up of 12 side dishes that are packed with unique flavor and destined to be the shining stars of your Thanksgiving table. Guaranteed.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing

Stuffing is synonymous with Thanksgiving. So much so that we've tried just about every version out there, including this Sausage Cornbread Stuffing. But you know what? Buttermilk Biscuits were seriously made for this dish. No doubt about it. Friends, meet your new favorite Thanksgiving recipe – Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing. You all are going to be fast...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Cranberry Chipotle Sauce

Sweet and spicy is a combination that never gets old. It's probably also not a combination you've tried with your cranberry sauce. Tell that jiggly store-bought canned stuff to move aside and try this crazy easy yet heavy on the yummy recipe that takes cranberries to a whole new level. It's a sauce with a kick and seriously dreams are made of this stuff.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Sriracha Green Beans with Candied Bacon

I was so not a fan of anything even remotely green growing up. Alas my mom never made green like this. Bacon makes everything better, especially when it comes to green beans. And so does sriracha sauce. This unexpected combo of sweet and spicy is the Thanksgiving jam. But don't take our word for it. Try these gussied up beans this coming holiday. Your mouth and your guests will thank you.

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A Cozy & Creative Apple Pie Workshop + A Recipe!

With the holiday season upon us, people have pie on the brain. I have pie on the brain ALL the time. So naturally, I held a pie workshop for a bunch of creative folks in Denver, CO! We focused on the steps it takes to make a great and gorgeous pie. From the crust to the assembly to the final touches, it's an art! [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/110635895 600 338] We met up at one of my favorite warehouse-like venues, 3126 Larimer. It's so open and spacious, and felt like the...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Mashed Potatoes

If we could sustain ourselves on potatoes, especially those of the mashed variety, we totally would. It's practically its own food group around these parts. And now this classic as classic can be Thanksgiving side is getting a fresh twist. Think caramelized onion and the gruyere cheese and then feast your eyes on this...

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