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Sparkling Ombre Rose Cocktail

I'll find any excuse for a little bubbly cocktail. Making it through Monday, receiving the latest edition of Domino, feeling a little parched? All perfect scenarios for breaking open the champagne. This Sparkling Ombre Rose Cocktail is sweet and pretty all at the same time. It's a total win. But the best part? You can modify it to your taste or to your party's color palette. xoxo Abby Capalbo...

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Strawberry Milkshake Cake

Strawberry milkshake in a cake? Thanks to the genius of Melina Thompson, behind the baking blog Sugary & Buttery, every bite of this dreamy dessert will remind you of your favorite childhood treat. Now you can get your milkshake fix in cake form, and it's quite possibly the best thing we've ever seen. What makes this cake so perfect is how spot on the flavors are. Melina's buttercream frosting recipe with cream cheese and pureed...

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Save your broken jewels with this DIY inspiration

We've all been there, that sad day when your favorite bauble loses a clasp or simply falls apart. At first glance, this may feel like the end of the road for your jewels, but if you know anything about us here at SMP, you know that we are always looking for a chance to DIY. DIY'er extraordinaire Miss Kris knows a thing or two about giving everyday products a new lease on life, so she showed us how to save our broken jewelry in the cute...

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DIY Heart Elbow Tee

How charming is this heart elbow tee?! We spotted this darling DIY over at The Effortless Chic, and we can't believe how insanely easy it is to do -- no sew or iron-on patch needed! It's the perfect project to bring a little cheer to our wardrobe. Simply grab a t-shirt and a bit of fabric paint and your well on your way to elbow whimsy. Jen Pinkston of The Effortless Chic used what she had lying around...

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DIY Woodburned Gift Tags

For me, any gift is great if it's wrapped cute. I don't care if you're wrapping a jar of dirt. If it's got a cute piece of twine attached, well then, you've won my heart. Take your gifts a step further by attaching personalized wood-burned gift tags! They're color-blocked. And they're from Target. A winning combo if I ever saw one! xo Lexy Ward of PROPER color-blocked wooden gift tags (currently in the Target dollar spot!)...

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Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Rules were made to be broken. Contrary to what you've been told, it's never too cold to eat ice cream during winter, especially when sandwiched between toasted waffles and dipped in melted chocolate and dried raspberries. The lovely Christina Lane of Dessert for Two shares this easy recipe for chocolate waffle ice cream sandwiches that has us licking the screen. These sandwiches are best when shared with everyone you love in your life, so grab...

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Spring Trendspotting with Shopgirl

Finding the perfect trends to splurge on each season is always an important choice for your hard earned dollars. When The Women's Project got together at NYFW with shop-app founders of Shopgirl and jewelry designers of RJBijoux, we asked the oh-so stylish sisters Rena Leinov and...

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Whimsical Unicorn Baby Shower

This unicorn baby shower just might be the best thing we've stumbled upon today. Spotted over at 100 Layer Cake, it's a whimsical celebration held for mom-to-be and photographer Taylor Lord that features quirky invitations, sparkly pom pom balloons and a dessert dreamland. Take a peek at the full party captured by ...

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10 Weekend Essentials for Every Season

Lately we’ve been drawn to a basic, simple style that requires little effort and that we can easily sport on the weekends. There’s something refreshing about wearing an outfit that’s not necessarily inspired by a specific trend, which leads us to our roundup of 10 weekend essentials every girl should have in her closet. xoxo The Fashion Column Twins Essentials can be mixed in with certain trends, or worn simultaneously to...

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Marshmallow Cereal Bars

If you're still reaching for Rice Krispies the next time you whip up marshmallow treats, you could be missing out on some serious fun. Homemade marshmallow cereal bars are a longtime favorite of Waiting On Martha. "But why have I been using only one type of cereal all these years?" she asks; hence, these yummy bars were born.  Waiting On Martha experimented with Trix, Cocoa Puffs, and a mix of...

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Weekend Room Edit

I had an elementary school art teacher who wouldn't let us use an eraser. She wanted to teach us how to work with what we had, and make it a bit better. A lesson in embracing our creative mistakes, I suppose. Now, I'm not sure why that little lesson stuck with me, but it totally has, and I really see it come to life when it comes my approach to home design. The Weekend Room Edit is the perfect example. With the help of...

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A Versatile DIY Tray

Caitlin of The Picket Fence Project shows us this super easy DIY to makeover an old tray for next to nothing! We love the rope detail on the tray handles, giving it the perfect nautical touch that wouldn't look out of place in a Nantucket beach house. You wouldn't know by looks alone that this tray started from humble beginnings as a green polka dotted piece from her parent's home! If you've been following this tray's...

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DIY Hanging Rope Planters

I am so excited to share these DIY Hanging Rope Planters with you guys! Think fringe, tassels, and metallic gold coupled with greenery - need I say more? Sure, you could spend hours basket weaving your own, or you can try it my way! I promise it's ten times easier. xoxo Alexis of  The Shift Creative Rope (cotton rope) Gold Ribbon Yarn Hot glue Raffia Pot Plant Yarn Needle  After...

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Dining Room Re-Do for Less than $50

When we purchased our home last summer, I knew it would be a lot of work. It was not the Colonial or Cape Cod I had hoped for, but a 70’s Tudor. We fell in love with the neighborhood & were relocating from out of town, so we quickly purchased it. Rather than resenting the home or completing gutting it, I have been working to update it little by little, minimizing features that I don’t care for & maximizing those that I do. xo Julie of...

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DIY Patterned Tray

When you stumble upon a DIY project that makes a major style statement without working up a sweat, it's like striking gold. Well, you've hit the jackpot with this patterned tray DIY from The Lovely Drawer! Give your plain trays a glam makeover with a coat of gold paint and a pop of patterned paper to dazzling effect. This incredibly easy and inexpensive project is the perfect way to instantly update your home. With endless combinations of colors...

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How To: The Statement Plate Wall

Searching for an easy and affordable way to decorate an empty wall? Thanks to Emily A. Clark, we're convinced a statement plate wall is everything we want and more. What makes plate walls such a great alternative to a piece of art or a mirror is that they are relatively inexpensive, can cover a large area and continue to grow as you collect more plates! Whether you choose to keep it simple and chic or mix and match to your wildest dreams, plate walls are the...

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Flu-Fighting Elixir

Feeling under the weather? Give yourself a fighting chance against the cold, flu and other nasties with this potent concoction from Nomad Luxuries. Made with pineapple, ginger and garlic, this juice is chock full of vitamin C and ingredients with antimicrobial properties. Whether you feel a bug coming on or you're in the full blown sniffles and sneezes stage, whip up this magic elixir!

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Modern Living Room Decor Ideas

We love the look of a well-lived home, but every so often we're seduced by the clean and sleek aesthetic of a minimalist living space. If only it were as easy as hitting the reset button! Modern room design that stays functional can be deceptively difficult to achieve. Thankfully, Amanda of The Fashionable Hostess shares her expertise with eight helpful tips to give your living room a modern, minimalist look.

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The Paloma

On a recent trip to Mexico the Mr. and I fell in love with a little cocktail called The Paloma.  The Paloma combines tequila with the tart and fresh flavors of grapefruit and lime juice to create the most refreshing of libations.  Typically The Paloma is topped with a lime or grapefruit wedge, but I really love adding a slice or two of jalepenos for some heat or a fresh sprig of mint to cool it down. Truly, MKR  Either way you shake it, or top...

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DIY Succulent Place Cards

I know you've seen succulents used as place card holders. They make excellent little stands for paper, but did you know you can write on the actual succulent? These are sturdy little plants and I put them to the typography test and it worked! Skip the paper, grab a marker, and go! xo Lexy of Proper assorted succulents bistro chalk markers baby wipe (for mistakes!) This is so easy. Simply write the name of each guest on a...

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