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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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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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Gift Guide: For Expecting Mothers

If your Facebook newsfeed is anything like mine, everyone and their mothers seems to either be getting married, or expecting a new little bundle of love. Not having kids of my own as of yet, I always find it difficult to come up with really wonderful gifts that I know my expecting friends will love and actually use. So, for all of you who happen to be in the same boat, I've taken the liberty to poll some of my favourite mama's and mama's-to-be to find out their must-haves when...

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DIY Star Sidewalk Chalk Favors

Every good party needs a sweet little parting gift so that the kids (or grown-ups) can remember just how awesome of a party planner you really are. And these homemade chalk stars definitely do the trick. They not only tie into our chalk party theme perfectly, they also are a cinch to make and super duper cute.

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DIY Father’s Day Gift

In case you're anything like me and have completely forgotten that Father's Day is coming up THIS Sunday, well, we crafted up a little somethin-somethin that will make it look like you've had your gift planned for a freaking year. And though it looks like seriously advanced sewing, this tie is made with as little stitching as possible. It's genius, it's adorable, and although it's a tie...it's a HOMEMADE tie! So...

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DIY Chevron Gift Box

Have you ever taken the time to figure out your love language? Because I've known for a while now that mine is gifts. So if someone showed up at my front door with this chevron gift box in hand I would be totally and completely over the moon. Whether it's for a birthday, a hostess gift or no reason at all, giving someone a little token of...

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Mother’s Day Basket + Lemon Scones

Alright, how adorable is this Mother's Day basket? I'm secretly hoping that one finds its way in my arms come Sunday. Aaaand, I'm thinking that as long as my mother-in-law isn't reading, it has her name written all over it. All we did was line a cute basket with a pretty tea towel, fill with goodies to your hearts desire. Then, top with flowers! And, as a special little treat, we're sharing our very...

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Best Ever Better Than Heaven Cakeletts + Downloadable Labels

The first time I tasted this cake was upon meeting my boyfriend's parents. They had it for dessert or someone's birthday or something. I can't really remember why. But, I politely ate it and tried my hardest not to lick my plate clean. Then - and thankfully said boyfriend became loving husband which is probably a result of me keeping this story a secret until now - I waited until everyone was asleep and snuck...

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DIY Hostess Apron

As a passionate baker myself, I feel confident when I say that an apron is a kitchen essential. Unfortunately, I learnt this the hard way through strawberry stains and chocolate splatters. Though a cute apron isn't necessarily a requirement, it is a recommendation if you ask anyone around here. With some basic sewing skills (ahem, hello youtube!) and some fabulous fabric, it really isn't terribly difficult...

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Super Bowl Party DIY Margarita Favors

When I was a little girl, I'd become overjoyed when I was invited to a fellow friends birthday party. The primary reason behind my excitement was typically because I knew I'd be leaving said party with a loot bag. The thought of riffling through my personal bag of treats on the post-party car ride home still brings back fond memories. If I'm being honest, since growing up, not much has changed - party favors still excite me to no end. For our Super Bowl Fiesta, we put together these fabulous...

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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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Printable Gift Wrap & Tags

Just because we adore you (and we're in the giving spirit), we've put together a little holiday treat for you and yours: darling, downloadable wrapping paper. You see, cute wrapping paper can be expensive. And sometimes, stores simply run out of the good stuff early! The wonderful thing about SMP goodies is that it's always available and in infinite supply. Plus, we like to think that it's pretty darn cute!

SUPPLIES Printer 8.5x11" white paper White Cardstock Scissors Scotch Tape...

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Holiday Gift Wrap Essentials + A Gift Tag Download

Before we dive headfirst into our Wrapping Essentials Guide, we thought we'd revisit one of our all time favorite gift wrapping extravaganzas. That we still reference for its crafty goodness and all out gifting beauty. Designed by the beautiful and oh-so-talented Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings this is sure to get your gift wrapping giddies a going. Oh and there is a...

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DIY Vanilla Sugar Favors from Kimbry Studios Photography

We L.O.V.E a good DIY around these parts. And one that's impressive, yet easy? Well those move right up to the top of our "must try" list. Enter this cute as can be craft sent over to us by Kimbry Studios Photography. Anything in adorable little mini jars makes me embarrassingly giddy, so when you fill those jars with sweetness, wrap it up with a bow and put an fab tag on it - I'm totally smitten. Best part? It's easy peasy to make this all...

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DIY Gift Wrap from Grey Likes Weddings + Free Download

I'm just going to say it. Summer Watkins, over at Grey Likes Weddings, is a gift wrapping genius. She's a lot of things genius, but gift wrap in particular. She knocked our Christmas paper loving socks off last year with her series on fabric adorned packing and she's come out of the gate swinging again this year. But she's...

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Holiday DIY Project by Hello! Lucky and Shana Faust

I am mad for this next holiday DIY project sent to us by the always talented duo at Hello! Lucky. They've partnered up with stylist extraordinaire, Shana Faust, to create a project is all yumminess. And the very best part is that you can change up the letters and make the most adorable favors EVER. We heart BOTH Hello! Lucky and Shana Faust a lot and are tickled pink that they would put...

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Holiday DIY Flavored Sugars

While we wait for the gorgeous vintage inspired affair that I sneak peeked a little earlier, I thought you might enjoy this really great holiday DIY project that Viola over at Chewing the Cud put together for us. It's the perfect cost cutting gift for family and friends and done on a smaller scale, would make for pretty awesome favors! Oh and the gorgeous packaging...from her adorable line of...

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Holiday DIY Project by Beth Helmstetter

It's time for another DIY Holiday Project and this one, by Beth Helmstetter, is total perfection. Whether you gift it to your girlfriends for the holidays or you use it as decor in your own affair, the end result is pure loveliness. Oh and by the way, Beth's blog is FULL of inspiration and ideas that are so easy to fall in love with, so easy to obsess over.

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