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10 Clever Coffee Table Alternatives

Though I could kiss the inventors of Pinterest square on the lips, at times I can't help but find the selection of interior inspiration overwhelming. It's become more and more difficult to stand apart in a crowd. So with that in mind, I've pulled together a collection of 10 clever coffee table alternatives that are sure to make your living room sing!

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Five Steps to a Perfect Summer Party from Katie Lee

You likely know Katie Lee as The Kitchen co-host, author and food critic, and our love for her knows no bounds. I mean, anyone who obsesses over food as much as we do is pretty much aces in our book. So when she approached us about spilling her super easy steps to the perfect summer party we truly couldn't say yes fast enough! Without further ado, here are...

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10 Tips for Effortless Outdoor Entertaining with Lowe’s

Though I have no scientific proof, I'm convinced that food tastes significantly better when eaten outdoors. After this painfully long winter we just endured, you'd better believe this will happen at every possible opportunity! And though the idea of throwing a dinner party may feel daunting, we've teamed up with Lowe's to round up our top 10 tips for easy, breezy...

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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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How to Choose Kitchen Countertops

Have you ever been to Sabine's blog? The woman is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things home related. From the depths of your basement to the tippy toppy of your roofline, I'm convinced she knows it all. And today she's dishing on the ins and outs of how to choose those kitchen countertops of yours. From marble to granite, read on to find out what will get you the most bang for your buck. Tips & Advice: ...

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How to Prepare for House Guests

This weekend we have some of our closest friends coming to town which means I've been running around getting our home "guest ready". You see, I take the act of hosting very seriously and this act is all about the prep work! Prep work I've got down to five easy steps - it starts with a cocktail (of course) and ends with breakfast. Five easy steps I thought I'd share with you all. Happy weekend! Truly, MKR No. 1 - Ready the...

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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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How-To Organize Your Closet

In the past we've oogled dream closets and touched on a handful of tips on how you can improve yours, but we've never really done a step-by-step guide to purging and organizing your closet. Not to fear! All of that is about to change because we've procured a super simple, totally do-able, totally...

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3 Easy Ways to Decorate On a Budget

Designer extraordinaire, Miss Michaela Noelle, is no stranger to pretty things. In fact, she may just be the best purveyor of pretty I've ever known. And with the abundance of fancy design inspiration at our fingertips these days, infusing said pretty into our own homes on a budget can prove difficult. But not today. Because sweet...

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Mindy Weiss’ Top 10 Summer Entertaining Tips

With a collection of fabulous clients the likes of Katy Perry, Ellen Degeneres and Jessica Simpson under her belt, it's no secret that Mindy Weiss is somewhat of an expert when it comes to planning a picture perfect event. And with the official kick off to summer underway (hello Memorial Day, we are so thrilled you're here!) we thought we'd pick her brain on her top 10 tips for...

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10 Tips to Get in Tip-Top Shape This Summer

With summer right around the corner, it's a great time to refresh your health and beauty routines. Lucky for us, celebrity yoga instructor Danielle Cuccio of Cuccio Somatology and The Beauty Blender is offering up her favorite tips to keep your mind and body in tip-top condition. She's even included a video tutorial on how to do a yoga...

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How to Host a Potluck Dinner + DIY Seaglass Place Cards

Potluck dinners are a busy girl's best friend. They're just as exciting as a regular dinner party, but with half the work. We've teamed up with Macy’s to tackle some real ...

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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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Butchery 101 + Elegant Dinner Party

My family and I take food very seriously. It's the main component of each of our gatherings, it's our mission to unveil the best of the best when travelling, and we do our best to stay on the forefront of any food related event. So it's no shock that butchery lessons, paired with a fabulous feast, from Make Tribe is totally and completely up my alley. With photos from Lindsay Hite...

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Spring Recipes Lightened Up

Spring is officially here. Which means...that Summer - and more importantly, swimsuit season - is knocking on our door. And I vow that this Spring I will actually start addressing the issue rather than waiting until the last minute and pouting because I don't want to take off my cover-up. So here are some of my favorite Spring recipes, lightened up to get us into fighting shape in no time flat. Already at your goal weight - or kind of don't care one way or another? Make sure to check out...

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15 Cleaning Tips You Never Knew!

For someone who's weirdly obsessed with a clean condo, the act of cleaning itself falls very low on my list of things I like to do. In order to make the process as painless as possible, over the years I've discovered a handful of super easy, mostly-natural tips and tricks for effortless cleaning. I've pretty much mastered the act of making our place sparkly with little elbow grease, and am sharing all my secrets riiiiight here:...

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Cooking With Kids + World’s Best Brownie Recipe

Lauri from The Moms Project here introducing you to Pamela Fishman Cianci, a busy mom and entrepreneur. Every Monday, Pamela takes an afternoon away from the madness of work to spend time with her kids. They spend the day preparing dinner all while learning how to cook alongside her. And today...

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Ultimate Guide to Glamping

Though I enjoy the great outdoors when my dad drags the whole family camping every summer, I'm a city girl at heart and the idea of glamping is much more my style. Add in a glamping birthday party a la Mary Beth Events and boy do you have my number! Captured by Cameron & Kelly Studio, there's...

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Tips on Starting an Indoor Herb Garden

Black thumbs unite! I've been there. I feel you! I vividly remember feeling proud when my basil plant had a whopping three leaves hanging off of its branches. Gardening was never really my strongest suit, but in the past little while I've turned a corner. As it turns out, all you really need for a successful garden is a little know-how, and a lot of love. And with our help, your indoor herb garden will...

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What to Look for When Buying Flowers

We've talked a lot of flower shop on SMP.  Because we think flowers have the ability to totally transform not only your space - but your soul. And amidst tips on arranging flowers to those on making grocery store stock feel special,...

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