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Merry Christmas! and a Love Shoot

Christmas day just calls for cozy. That warm and fuzzy feeling just seems to go with the season. So while we hope you are spending the day soaking up sweet memories with your nearest and dearest, we just had to share the gorgeous home of Ever Thine Event Planning + Design all decked out for their first holiday at home. Beautifully captured by ...

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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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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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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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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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DIY Gold Wreath

Who says wreaths need to be made of holiday greenery? Glam it up this season with an easy, all you need is a glue gun approach to wreath loveliness. These gold inspired wreaths instantly make your house feel modern and chic - but the best part is that you can tuck them away and they will look just as glam next year! Find even more holiday ideas and crafty goodness in our SMP Holidays Mag out now!

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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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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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Trimming the Tree with Pier 1 Imports

When visions of holidays come to mind, the first thing we start planning is our Christmas Tree. That little (or big depending on how you roll) dash of greenery that will forever encompass all things holiday. And trimming that tree is our most favorite part along with a little spiked hot chocolate of course. Together with...

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Deck the Mantel with Pier 1 Imports

Mantelscaping has become quite the holiday sport. We're always on the hunt for new ways of gussying up our beloved hearths and this year it's all about classic made simple. With a few key pieces from Pier 1 Imports, we turned our mantel into a holiday show-stopper. And a sparkling one at that. It's the kind of spot where you'll...

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Best in Holiday Decor with Pier 1 Imports

The holiday season is just around the corner and if you're anything like us you're already mapping out a lay of the land. i.e. that perfect mantlescape, your signature wrapping paper and a dinner party table infused with holiday charm. 'Tis the season for decorating, entertaining and gifting after all and we've partnered with our friends at Pier 1 Imports to bring...

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Merriest of Merry Christmases!

Although many of you are tucked away in your pajamas, opening gifts by the fire with the people you love most, we wanted to take a moment to wish everyone who is celebrating, a very Merry Christmas. And to all of you who are so lovingly checking in with us, we saved a little something special for you. A sneak peak into our own home on Christmas morning. With my two favorite people in the whole world. Plus a completely holiday Cooking + DIY + Entertaining round-up! It's been 7 years...

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Holiday Entertaining with Lisa Vorce

When celebrity event planner Lisa Vorce invites you to peek at her home, all decked out for the holidays no less, you know it's going to be good. Christmas pretty of the loveliest variety adorned every surface, and we are beyond smitten. While we were at it, we took the chance to pick her brain on all things holiday entertaining and her advice is some you don't want to miss! Captured by the wildly talented...

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Free Printable Holiday Art

In need of a last minute Christmas gift? Do we have the PERFECT thing for you with this absolutely lovely Free Printable Art piece that our girl Jess crafted. Which also serves double duty as a cute little "something special" for your own homes if your giving list has already been accomplished.  All you need is a color printer and a pretty frame and voila. A wee Christmas gift from us to you. Simply download the art (...

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DIY Felted Acorn Garland

This DIY is nothing short of lovely. It's so cute that we all collectively agreed that we'd be more than happy to keep it up year round. Who knew a little wool and a few acorn caps could go such a long way?! Strung along your mantle, atop your tree, or draped down your staircase... instant merriment! Dish soap White wool roving...

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DIY Christmas Ornaments

When it comes time to deck the halls, there isn't much that beats decor of the homemade variety. And these DIY Christmas ornaments are kind of the bees knees. Whether you make them with your kids (yep, they're totally child friendly!), or after you've tucked them in for the night (for those perfectionists out there, I feel ya), these golden beauties are an absolute must.

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A French Christmas Soiree

When you have two little rascals running Christmas, it usually defaults to noisy toys and colors so bright you need sunglasses. And while I wouldn't trade those chocolate smeared faces for the world, I love to dream about a Winter white, champagne filled celebrations just like the one that the fabulous Valérie Busque and Crème Soda événements sent our way.

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DIY Christmas Bell Garland

Who says Christmas garland has to be green and made of leaves? Nope, not us. This year, we ditched the standard garland fare and went straight to what we know best. All things gold and glittery. Enter, an adorable bell filled C'est Noel Garland that can be hung on fireplaces or empty walls alike. The kind that are just begging for a little holiday cheer. And guess what? It's sort of crazy easy too. Brass floral wire (3) packs of...

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DIY Holiday Throw Pillows

I am a pillow hoarder. My basement has one vacuum bag after another filled with throw pillows of living rooms past. But the ones that always stay at the top of the stack are my holiday pillows, that I swap out every year to bring my home into a full holiday circle. And these fluffy numbers? Well, not only are they completely adorable, they are also NO SEW(!) which places them firmly at the top of our Christmas wishlist. A special thanks to the fabulous Little Black Book Member...

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DIY Holiday Wreaths, 3 Ways

With Christmas merely days away, it's more than time to firm up those final plans. And whether you deck your halls from top to bottom, or opt for a simpler approach there's one thing I know for sure: every home needs a wreath. It's simply Christmas embodied, and Molly of En Fleur Event Design is spilling all her insider secrets. Captured by Katie Parra, there's...

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