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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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Hot Cocoa Party

On a chilly December day I gathered some of my best gal pals (In Honor of Design, Hunted Interior and Wonderfully Lost) and their kiddos to make a trek to Bottoms' Tree Farm for an afternoon of trees and treats. Upon our arrival, the scent of pine filled our car and the farm's gorgeous red barn...

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Chocolate Candy Cane Popcorn

What's better than popcorn?  Answer... my chocolate candy cane popcorn of course!  Festive popped corn topped with melted milk and white chocolate sprinkled with crushed candy cane is the perfect, and easy, holiday treat that I guarantee you'll be eating long past December.  Truly, Waiting On Martha...

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Homemade Hot Cocoa

On a chilly winter's day there's nothing better to warm the bones than hot cocoa. For our trip to Bottom's Tree Farm (stay tuned for those photos!) I used Ticket Chocolate's Peppermint and Vanilla Mint Hot Cocoa Sticks because they're gorgeous and easy to transport, but at...

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Free Gift Tag Printable + Paper Source Giveaway!

Because you can't exactly deem a "perfectly wrapped gift" perfect without a little bit of personalization, we've designed a few cute watercolor gift tags just for you! Bonus? They're absolutely, totally, 100% free (simply download + print!) And we have to give a huge shoutout to...

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How-to Wrap the Perfect Gift with Paper Source

You'd think wrapping the perfect gift would be a no brainer; but come Christmas morning you can always tell those who've done their research vs. those who have not (hello father and your tape abuse!) With a few easy steps, you can transform your Christmas gift into an absolute masterpiece; and we've teamed up with...

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DIY S’mores Kit

As our wintry West Elm party came to a close, we thought we'd send our guests home with a little bit of love in s'mores format. This DIY kit is so simple to throw together, yet makes such a huge difference when your guests say their goodbyes. It's all about those...

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Star Shaped Marshmallows

I actually made these beauties, in heart shaped format mind you, for a mini-wintry get together with a few girlfriends not long ago and I can't even begin to tell you how big of a hit they were. Who knew grown-women would go nutty over sweetly shaped desserts? Though this may seem impossible, I'm convinced they make your hot chocolate taste better to boot (and they fully made our...

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Gift Guide: For the Chef

Hi lovelies!  Lindsay here from Fleur de Sel, stopping by to share my gift guide for the chef in your family or circle of friends.  Whether that chef is the next Julia Child or an aspiring newbie, these gifts are bound to get their creative, culinary juices flowing!  With fun, experimental gifts for the experienced chef that has all the latest...

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Gift Guide: For the Party Animal

There is not a more fun person to buy for than the party animal in your life.  You know...the person whose always on the list, the life of the party, the one that if they're not in attendance your soiree would somehow just not be the same.  And from an ever-so chic bar cart to the perfect way to conceal your booze I've got everything covered when it comes to gifting the most spirited of them all this Holiday...

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Gift Guide: For the Hostess

Deciding what to give the hostess on your list? Here are a few ideas that might just make the perfect gift! From cocktail mixing to appetizer serving, you can’t go wrong with any of these domesticated goodies. Shopping for a hostess can be as simple as wrapping up a nice bottle of wine or as elaborate as splurging on a gorgeous rose quarts serving tray. Either way she will thank you whole-heartedly for your...

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Grandma’s Santa’s Treats

We may be 6 months away from the snowiest of holidays but I'm thinking that these little Santa's Treats from Sweet Dani B. can be made um...like today? Chocolate, check. Graham Cracker, check. Coconut, check, check. Yep, has all of the necessities for an anytime dessert! If you agree and want to call this your favorite from our...

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Garland and Wintry Wreaths from Daisy Rose Floral Design

Surrounding ourselves with all-things-pretty is what we’re all about here at SMP at Home. Though the holidays are behind us now (insert soft sobs here), it doesn't mean that our table tops should remain undecorated and our doors unwreathed (it's a verb!). Captured by the talented Jessamyn Harris, Daisy Rose is here today sharing some gorgeous wintry wreaths and...

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A Holiday E-Guide, Made Simple

We are big fans of the holiday season at SMP, but we'd be lying if we said making everything go off without a hitch is easy as pie. From the shopping to the entertaining to the baking - it can all be, dare we say, a bit overwhelming. Have no fear lovelies! We are here to sweep in and show you the way to simple yet stylish and oh so efficient holiday entertaining, and we wrapped it all up in one pretty as can be e-guide. So you have all the tricks at your fingertips leaving plenty of time for the...

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DIY Hostess Herb Vases

With simple DIY's the likes of this one, there isn't really any excuse to show up to a party empty handed this year. Photographed by our beloved White Loft Studio, not only are these adorable hostess herb vases simple to put together, they're also wonderfully functional and smell fantastic to boot. Not to mention that they'll more or less guarantee that you'll be bumped up your friends speed dial ranking at least a notch or two (Seinfeld...

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Holiday Wine Cocktail from ONEHOPE

Let’s face it; planning a Holiday party is often a daunting task. With so many fabulous recipes and ideas afloat it's not difficult to feel overwhelmed. ONEHOPE Wine has taken the liberty to try and help out, if only just a little. Here is a holiday drink recipe that require minimal prep-work (the majority can be done ahead!) and will be sure to impress just about anyone on your guest list in the coming days.

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Decorating for the Holidays from Couture Events

Lately, our weekends have been filled with all things festive, classic, and pretty. If you haven’t yet noticed, we take Christmas very seriously around here (one look at our Holiday party and you know we mean business!). But today, we want to take a little bit of time to celebrate the untraditional. Because, well, rules are meant to be broken (just don’t tell our moms). We decided to...

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Holiday Table by Kate Parker Design + Mark Davidson Photography

It's hard to believe we've reached the last few days before Christmas, but here we are, preparing for a Saturday and Sunday of present wrapping, egg nog sipping and baked goods eating.  Sounds like fabulous few days if you ask me.  So fabulous, in fact, we thought we'd share a little something extra special to put you in the mood for all of the festivities.  A lineup of lovely from the oh-so-wonderful Kate Parker Design and ...

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DIY Book Ornaments

Whoever said that beautiful, handmade ornaments were a thing of the past was seriously mistaken! Don't let the looks of our leatherbound book ornament fool you: it can be whipped up by anyone in no time. But our favorite part about this craft? The pages can be completely personalized to the giftee's taste. Think along the lines of a sweet quote, lyrics from a favorite shared song... or even a proposal! (Yep, we had to go there). At any rate, think about how good it'll feel to make something this...

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DIY Kids’ Art Books

Still looking for the perfect gift for aunts, uncles and grandparents from your children? We think these kids' art books totally fit the bill. Not only are they adorable, but they'll make for a wonderful afternoon distraction for the kiddos. Plus, your family will have them for years. We can't think of anything sweeter! Big hugs to Heidi of White Loft Studio for capturing this product and our sweet little model.

super thin birch wood...

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