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Merry Christmas from Style Me Pretty Living!

A day surrounded by loved ones and cozy, happy moments seems like the perfect time to share this sweet family shoot from Sinclair And Moore Events. Steve, Jamie and Grey are a family we know and love and Matthew Land Studios is a photographer we always welcome with open arms. Together they've crafted gorgeous inspiration for a merry little holiday all set against a wintery...

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Christmas Cookies Both The Clauses and Critics Will Love

You know how Santa has "a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly?" Well, he didn't get that merry figure by going easy on the Christmas cookies, and why should he? Christmas is one of the few times of the year when calories don't count (another being your...

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Christmas Cocktails to Survive the Season

You know the phrase, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away?" Well, during the holidays, I think it's safe to amend that to "A cocktail (or several) a day keeps insanity at bay." Don't get me wrong, I...

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Christmas at The Larsons

Every year, Christmas is a scramble. And this year was no different. Our lives seem to move in a million different directions and finding a day or a moment to embrace the beautiful holiday season is tough. But every year, we do. We put our phones and ipads (or leap pads) away, we crank up Vince Vance and the Valiants and we get to work, decorating a space that feels "us." Well, us on Christmas Crack. So with T minus a few days until Christmas, here are a few easy breezy tips that you can do...

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DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas for All the Presents Under Your Tree

In my family, the gift wrap under the Christmas tree is just as important as the ornaments on it. Every year, my older sister and I go on a hunt to find the perfect combination of wrapping paper and gift tags that are festive, fun and pretty all at once. But now, the hunt is over because these...

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Copper-Infused Winter Wonderland Party

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas after feasting my eyes on this dreamy winter wonderland dinner party from Cavin Elizabeth Photography and Luxe Events. Infused with cool copper touches, lush white florals from Blush Botanicals, a glittery cake from and ...

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Hostess Gift: DIY Ombre Soaps

You won’t believe how easy this gift is to make. Seriously, kids can do it (and grown-ups too!) It's a pretty little assortment of soaps for gifting all the hostesses in your life. That ombre almost, almost makes these soaps hard to break up. They do look mighty pretty all lined up after all but they also look great in singles or...

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Champagne Pomegranate Punch

It's official! The holidays are here and to kick off this glorious season of entertaining, a specialty of ours at Society Social, I'm sharing my favorite champagne punch recipe and an expert tip! The power is in the prep! Free yourself up from bar tending duties by pre-mixing festive punches and...

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Spotted: Ugly Christmas Sweaters to Win Every Holiday Party

It's Santacon in New York City today, which means there are lots of elves and Santas running around the streets of Manhattan, and, of course, plenty of ugly Christmas sweaters all around. So we're indulging in the holiday cheer and sharing some of our favorite ugly sweaters to wear to every Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on...

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Gift Guide: For the Fashionista

Glam, fur, and sparkly bits are just a few of the things you'll find in this gift guide. It's a collection of style savvy gifts perfect for the fashionista. And honestly, one can never go wrong with a fur pom hat or glittery loafers. That's our rule of thumb. Check out all the fun pieces that might even make their way to your own wish list this holiday season... And for the perfect gift for everyone on your list, check out ...

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Gift Guide: For the Beauty Junkie

This gift guide goes out to the lovers of a bold lip, the girl who has perfected the smokey eye and the one who can never have too many shades of eyeshadow. If your bestie's makeup bag resembles the decked out displays of Sephora, then you are sure to find a little somethin somethin to gift her this holiday season. Check out...

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Gift Guide: For the Techie

Tech savvy, I am not but I definitely have people on my list who are all about the latest and greatest gadgets and I'm sure a few of you do too. Check out this compilation of our must haves for the techie in your life, or for the person who loves a cute accessory. Even phone cords can be cute after all! And for the perfect gift for everyone on your list, check out ...

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Spotted: The Prettiest Holiday Décor to Deck Your Halls

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. In fact, if I had it my way, it would be Christmas-time all year-round. The twinkling Christmas lights, the distinct smell of Douglas Fir Pine Christmas trees and...

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Gift Guide: For the Kiddos

Gifts for the kidlets are some of my favorite gifts to give. It's the perfect time to add a little whimsy and color and a good reminder that life's too short to be boring or predictable. I mean, who doesn't need a superhero T with a removable cape? I have two crazy littles of my own and I'm pretty sure between Santa and I, some, if not all, of these gems are going to find a home under our tree.   And for the perfect gift for everyone on your list, check out ...

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Wreath Making Holiday Party

'Tis the season for holidays and we're kicking things off with a pretty, seasonal party filled with cocktails (more on those later!) and hall decking; a.k.a a wreath making soiree as pretty as they come. The ladies of The Every Hostess + Plum Sage Flowers threw a get together perfect for celebrating with your friends and bonus is a pretty green takeaway. See so much...

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25 Days of Holiday Giveaways: $500 Gift Card Today!

'Tis officially the season for giving! For the next 25 days, from now until Christmas, head to our Holiday Giveaway page where every day we will be giving away a new gift from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.!  First up?

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Hostess Essentials for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

If you're just having a few friends over for a casual dinner, it's no biggie if you forget extra napkins and have to make do with paper towels. But when you've got lots of family coming for a...

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Keeping the Kids Entertained at Holiday Dinners

If children are on your guest list, your chances of hosting a seamless, elegant dinner became just a bit more touch and go. But fret not. With the proper tools and tricks (and a couple glasses of vino) you'll maximize your investment and make sure your return is paid out as full as little kids allow. Above and beyond all, remember this: well fed, rested children that are kept busy equals fun for all and a moment of peace for parents! No idea where to start on the "activity" front? We've...

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Hostess Gift: DIY Cinnamon Roll Kit

Every November, our family makes a huge batch of cinnamon rolls and delivers them to neighbors to freeze for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning. But this year, we're shaking things up a bit. Because these DIY Cinnamon Roll Kits are TOO much goodness, lovely for holiday gifts or hostess gifts alike. With easy to print labels to boot! PS...more hostess and holiday kit ideas below. INGREDIENTS...

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10 Tips for the Thoughtful Hostess

Calling all novice hostesses! I remember (all too clearly!) my crazy, frazzled attempt at hosting my first holiday affair- not an easy feat with my large extended family. If you're new to the holiday dinner game, don't go in blind! Take a peek at our editors' best advice, tips, and tidbits to make sure your first run is a smooth one.

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