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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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How to Wrap a Perfect Present

Crunch time is here kids. When piles upon piles of gifts need to be wrapped quickly but beautifully. Crooked corners and saggy paper jobs not allowed. Nervous? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Spend 2 minutes on this little video number and you will be a wrapping pro in no time flat. And the ooohs and ahhhs you'll elicit from the lucky recipient? Ego boosting goodness. And if you need a fun, FREE, gift tag to go with your pretty present...

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A Kate Spade Wrapping Party

I realize that I'm a bit of an anomaly here, but I look forward to wrapping my holiday gifts all year. But for those of you who don't, allow us to suggest a Kate Spade inspired wrapping party a la Tiffany Pratt and Stephanie Sterjovski. Line tables with craft supplies, blast those Christmas tunes and drink hot cocoa 'til your hearts content. Captured by ...

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DIY Sweater Stockings

Amidst all of the DIYs we've done, this one has very quickly risen is at the top of my list. I, personally, have been on the hunt for cute knit stockings for years now, and have yet to find anything that even remotely fits within my budget. It turns out, knit stockings are expensive! So, we made our own, and the results are kind of amazing! Ivory sweaters from your attic, or a used clothing store like...

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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 Holiday Crafts & Cocktails Party!

Amidst all of the pretty that we share on SMP is something far more important. It's sharing that pretty with people that make you smile. That bring you joy. DIT (doing-it-together) moments that really last.  And celebrations like this one - designed by the lovely Kate of Domestikated Life with photos by Bring to Light Photography and flowers by...

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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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Gift Guide: For the Fashionista

Sometimes it can be quite the challenge shopping for the damsel in your life who seems to have it all. With that in mind, I've taken some time to round up some of my favourite luxurious items at every price point. Here are my top stylish picks for your fashionista friends. Happy Holidays! xoxo Damsel in Dior  1. PJ Set: J. Crew | 2. Damsel Necklace: ...

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DIY Ornament Place Card

We can always count on Hey Gorgeous Events to drum up some of the cutest party pieces in all the land, and these ornament place cards she threw together for her West Elm party are no exception. A little ribbon, a touch of sparkle, and a whole lot of pretty can be yours with ease! Simply follow the step by...

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A Merry + Bright New Years

Last week we unveiled our wintry New Years party, and this week it's Hey Gorgeous Events' time to shine! Inspired by West Elm's awesome...

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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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Gift Guide: For the Gardener

Here's a gift guide for the gardener in your life. This guide was curated with both the city and country green thumbs in mind. It covers everything from beginner, to those who have an advanced green thumb. And because I couldn't resist, I threw in a few fun accessories to help add a little magic to those growing gardens! xo, Wild Folk Studio 1.

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A Kate Spade Christmas

To so many of us bloggers Kate Spade is the epitome of chic. Happy chic really. With gorgeous colors and the designer's signature dash of bubble and sparkle and everything pretty. So when we saw this Kate Spade inspired Christmas, designed by Angela Marie Events and captured by Lacey Rabalais, we found...

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DIY Advent Calendar

Though we're technically midway through December, we just loved this simple, homemade advent calendar and couldn't help but share it all the same. Surely there are a few procrastinators in the bunch who can still make use of it! And since I'm an eternal optimist, let's just say we're SUPER prepared for next year! Captured by Jenny Moloney, see all the details...

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Gift Guide: For the Crafter

I don't know about you, but when things are glittery and gold, they allure you to come and get crafty. I'm fairly confident that we all have that one crafty friend in our lives, and I'm certain this gift guide will help you cross him or her off your list. Here is a round up of some of my, personal, favorite crafty things to play with. XOXO - Anna of...

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