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How to Fix all of the Thanksgiving Oh Sh*ts!

It's inevitable. Because we aren't perfect. And mistakes happen. Especially when uncle Vito is talking your ear off about his 1950's chevy and your nephew is pulling at your leg to play hide and seek and there are 18 different things boiling on the stove. So here is your fieldguide to all of the oh-shits that will most definitely rear their ugly head on Thanksgiving Day. Consider it your no-sweat guide to rescuing Thanksgiving. One soggy crust at a time.

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10 Real Mom Secrets on Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

I'm so lucky to work with some incredible moms here at SMP. Because by the time I have a sweet bébé of my own, I'm going to be armed with tips and advice for every little moment to get me through. Including one of my biggest concerns: how the heck does life get back to normal after maternity leave? Well, these ladies did it and they amaze me every single day. Read on for their rockstar mama advice!

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Feng Shui Your Home With These Simple Tricks

Feng Shui is probably one of those things you've heard of, but don't actually know the first thing about. Thankfully, The Tig is here with the help from Feng Shui expert, Catherine Brophy, to impart their wisdom and give you the tools to add some (probably much-needed) harmony to your home. The ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui has been practiced for nearly 3,000 years. With so many layers of tradition and technicality, feng...

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How to Style the Perfect Guest Bedroom

Creating the perfect guest bedroom is an art, and Mara, the genius behind M Loves M, is a master artist. Working with Lulu & Georgia and Parachute Home, Mara created a space that feels thoughtful, warm and so very welcoming—I would never want to leave! Check out the space and read all her tips below to design...

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How To Create A Designer Bathroom with 7 Easy Tricks

Lusting over the perfect bathroom? "I’ll be the first to admit that I can never shut up about a great shower head, and honestly nothing sounds more relaxing these days than a soak in a clawfoot tub," says Kat Neunaber of Waiting on Martha, who admits, "A great bathroom is definitely a subject of room envy for me." With...

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8 Easy Updates That Add Polish to Your Space

Every time we flip through a home design magazine, we get serious house envy. Creating a stylish space that can handle kids, pets and everything else life throws at you (and sticking to a budget no less)—where do we even start? That's where the design experts at MyDomaine come in with these simple ideas to add polish to your space. Check out the slideshow below for eight easy tips! For more from...

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Top 7 Nightstand Essentials

Don't let your nightstand become the drop zone for odds and ends at the day's end! For a stylish and clutter-free space, we're turning to Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha for her seven essentials for a bedside table. You'll be snoozing in style with her chic finds below! My Top 7 Nightstand Essentials More often than not, I find myself working in bed into all hours of the night. And as you know, I take the definition of “my...

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What Guests Really Notice in Your Home

Does hearing the word "guest" put you in a panic? On top of all the entertaining to-do's, there's still the house that needs to be cleaned to a sparkling state! Before you go into meltdown mode, check out POPSUGAR's list of five essential things to do before your guests arrive. Angela Elias gives the lowdown on what guests actually notice, so you don't have to sweat over the small stuff! What Guests Really Notice...

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11 Must-Know Travel Tips from a Pro Jetsetter

Got a serious case of wanderlust? Before you book that plane ticket, we recommend reading Kat Neunaber's travel advice from Waiting on Martha. It's a year's worth of research condensed into 11 must-know tips, where you can find out how to pack the ultimate carry on, discover the best travel websites and apps and more. Check it out in the slideshow below!

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A Statement Powder Room + 17 Wallpapers that Wow

A small space like a powder room is so easy to overlook but with it being the room that most guests will end up visiting, why not make it wow? An easy go-to is wallpaper. It completely transforms a space, including the smallest of rooms.  James Wheeler is showing you how to take a bathroom from boring to mega fab and spilling his tips for picking wallpaper. See even more from...

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Gorgeous Ways to Give Your Home Cottage Charm

Nothing makes my heart flutter more than an authentically quaint cottage. These classic homes fill the pages of fairytales and line the streets of some of my favorite neighborhoods. If you love the cottage look and want to add a touch of it to your own home, look no further! With these tips from...

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5 Designer Secrets To A Kitchen Renovation

I so wish I could introduce this kitchen by saying it was mine. Why? Because it's amazing, and that kelly green kitchen island makes me want to squeal like a little girl (or a woman with a strange love for kitchens, pretty sure we squeal at the same octave). Lori of Redo Home & Design is the lucky lady that gets to call this space home, and with the help of ...

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20 Reasons Why Being a Mom Rocks

Mother's Day is nearly upon us and while we love searching for the perfect gift or crafting a brunch for our favorite moms, we thought it would be fun to dive a little deeper and talk shop with a Mother who knows her stuff. Monika Hibbs is not only a wildly talented lifestyle blogger but she has now added badass mama bear to her resume and she has 20 reasons why it's the coolest thing on the planet. Have a...

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Behind the Scenes: Munster Rose

Meet our new favorite virtual gal pal Jackie Reisenauer. She's the uber talented creative director/ owner of Munster Rose and this lovely lady knows a thing or two about gorgeous florals and design. With over 400 weddings under her belt, she's talking the ins and outs of running a successful business, staying inspired and the fuel that keeps her going (hint: it's all about mega stuff oreos). SMP: Tell us a...

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Behind The Blog with Career Contessa

Lauren McGoodwin knows her way around a stellar career and her blog, Career Contessa is the living proof. A mash-up of business savvy advice, tid bits for achieving that all mighty work-life balance, and career profiles on truly inspiring women. And now we're flipping the screen around and talking shop with Ms. Career Contessa herself and learning how a passion project became a full on dream job with a side of fun office space.

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Modern Etiquette with Chloe Malle

Let's face it, times are a'changing, and it's getting harder and harder to sit through a dinner without feeling the urge to glance at your phone. But where should we draw the line? Luckily, the incredibly chic Chloe Malle took a break from writing some of our favorite Vogue stories to share her tips for...

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10 Indoor Plants Anyone Can Keep Alive

Lacking a green thumb, but need some of the great outdoors in your indoor space?  Don't let Mother Nature fool you—not all indoor plants are fickle! Try keeping one of these 10 easy going potted plants in your apartment or at your work desk (yes, tiny potted plants are allowed!), and be green with envy no more. Still not sure you can keep one of these alive? Consider faux options! These DIY paper flowers are just as pretty.

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Live SMP Interview with Molly Sims!

Today is a great day friends. Our very own Abby Larson is chatting with everyone's favorite supermodel, Molly Sims for AOL BUILD. We're live streaming starting at 3pm est as these two talk shop; i.e. Molly's new book, motherhood and beauty secrets galore. Set those clocks and meet...

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20 Chic Ways to Organize Your Office

I don't know about you, but the crazy person that resides inside my brain finds it terribly difficult to focus on work when my office is in disarray. However, over the years, I've unearthed a handful of super easy, totally chic tools, that have helped keep everything at bay, allowing me to really focus on my daily tasks at hand. And today I'm here to spill ALL the beans! And these may just be the prettiest beans ever. PS - A whole plethora of...

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20 Easy Ways to Clean with Vinegar

No matter how hard I try, I will never amount to Monica Gellar status. I adore a sparkling clean home as much the next guy, but actually despise the act of cleaning. Which is why I've made it my mission over the course of my adult-life to unearth a handful of painfully easy cleaning tactics. And over the years I've disovered that classic white vinegar is my very best friend!

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