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How To Stop Being Late All the Time

Are you always the last empty chair in the office, or the last to show up at a party? Being chronically late can add a layer of stress you might not even realize you're subjecting yourself to. Remember that one time you were early? Didn't it feel good to have an extra 30 minutes at work to settle in before diving into email, or have your cocktail in hand already when everyone arrived to the restaurant? See...

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Don’t Forget To Do These 15 Things Before You Leave for a Getaway

I'm a list person. Without them, my life (or my brain, rather) would be chaos. And that rings true especially when I'm prepping for a relaxing getaway. Because there have been far too many forgotten fashion items or "did we lock the back door?" moments for me to count. I've got it down to a science now and ...

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10 Rules for Curating a Stunning Gallery Wall

I recently designed a gallery wall and coming from someone that went to design school and puts together gorgeous image layouts for a living, I fully admit that creating the perfect gallery can be hard. Whether you prefer a balanced, symmetrical layout or a whimsical, more...

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Master the Art of a Large Dinner Party

Sometimes bigger is better. Usually that applies to candy stashes and shoe collections and once in awhile... dinner parties. Whether you have 4 guests or 40, there are a certain tricks of the trade that will have you entertaining with ease. Lauren Kelp promise it's doable and if her pop up dinner party hosted with ...

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Channel Your Inner Julia Child with these Baking Tricks

I love a good baking session, topped only by eating the results of said baking. But somehow, my sweet treats never look as good as they taste. That's where Natalie of Jade Magnolia is coming to the rescue. A baker and stylist extraordinaire, she is divulging 10 need to know tips for baking like a pro. Peek inside her pretty kitchen captured by...

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Dream of Being a Boss Lady? Start with these 4 tips!

Amanda Holstein, the voice behind Advice from a 20 Something and owner of this gorgeous bedroom, is offering up the best advice for building your confidence at work. Whether you're just starting out in the professional world or a seasoned vet, a good handle on self-confidence can take you far; like boss lady far.

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Trés Chic Ways to Dress Like a French Girl

It's a well known fact that the French have chic style down to a science. Case in point, Daphné of Mode and the City. Her classic French Girl style totally inspires us to incorporate a good silk scarf moment every now and then. So when Keaton Row's stylist, Ariel Stark, offered up...

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Master Monday Mornings with this Fool-Proof Routine

As an entrepreneur who spends most days working from home,  Ashley of Ashley Brooke Designs knows all too well the perils of Monday mornings and struggling to find the motivation. With a few quick steps, she's not only doing Monday mornings but doing them well. Fit these tips into your weekday and we promise you will be owning that to-do list like a champ.

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10 Secrets To Getting the Best Night’s Sleep You’ve Ever Had

If I don't get a full eight hours of sleep, I know I won't be my best self the next day. But when it comes to letting your body rest, getting the full eight isn't the only thing we should be focusing on! From a solid nighttime ritual to choosing comfy sheets to...

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15 Genius Cleaning Hacks That Will Cut Your Chore Time in Half

I am firm believer that weekends should be spent doing things we love—the moments that help us reset and recharge. But as they say work before play and that means getting my house chores tackled first (those floors aren't going to vacuum themselves!). So, give me a guide that will help cut that cleaning time in half? And you bet I'm...

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10 Ways To Transform a Room (for under $100!)

As a new home owner (does 8 months still count as new?), I'm constantly trying to find ways to update every room while staying on budget. That means lots of paint in my hair, DIY-ing and getting super creative with design choices. But you know what?

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10 Must-Have Baby Items Your Friends Haven’t Told You About

This insanely gorgeous wallpapered nursery spread like wildfire through the SMP offices. The oohs the awws could probably heard through our computer screens. Do you really blame us? It's a floral glam masterpiece designed by Emily Henderson for Lulu & Georgia founder, Sara Sugarman. We picked Sara's brain for must haves that you might not know about and really...

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5 Tips for a Killer Slumber Party at Any Age

No matter the age, a great sleepover with your best girlfriends never goes out of style. And with a few key ingredients, it's sure to be one killer slumber party. We're talking all things girly get together with two ladies who know their way around a great party. Read up as Tallulah and Bellamy Novogratz of...

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The It List of Books for Business + Blogging

In this day and age, owning a business and writing a blog go hand in hand. Whether you started out as a biz first and developed a blog from there or vice versa. And if you've done it (or are in the process of doing so) you know it's not an easy fete. Rewarding? Yes. Hard work? Yes. That's where a bit of inspiration from real biz ladies and bloggers comes in. Take a peek at our...

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10 Real Mom Secrets on Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

I'm so lucky to work with some incredible moms here at SMP. Because by the time I have a sweet bébé of my own, I'm going to be armed with tips and advice for every little moment to get me through. Including one of my biggest concerns: how the heck does life get back to normal after maternity leave? Well, these ladies did it and they amaze me every single day. Read on for their rockstar mama advice!

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Tips for Photographing Kids

When it comes to taking beautiful photographs, we like to leave it to the pros, or, even better, pick their brains for tips and tricks. Today that pro is our girl Ruth Eileen. She is not only a crazy talented wedding and lifestyle photographer but she knows how to capture the littles like nobody's business. Dive into her 5 easy tips that will up your mini human photographing game starring SMP's littlest mascot, Thea. Use...

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5 Reasons the Tray is the Ultimate Home Accessory

Trays, although seemingly simple, are not to be overlooked in a well-appointed home. They are equal parts function and style and cover storage as well as serving needs. I’ve styled up a few fabulous spaces to show you why the tray is the ultimate home accessory! xoxo Roxy of Society Social Who doesn’t love an indulgent breakfast in bed? Dinner al fresco with friends and family? An impromptu picnic in the living room with...

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What Guests Really Notice in Your Home

Does hearing the word "guest" put you in a panic? On top of all the entertaining to-do's, there's still the house that needs to be cleaned to a sparkling state! Before you go into meltdown mode, check out POPSUGAR's list of five essential things to do before your guests arrive. Angela Elias gives the lowdown on what guests actually notice, so you don't have to sweat over the small stuff! What Guests Really Notice...

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5 Designer Secrets To A Kitchen Renovation

I so wish I could introduce this kitchen by saying it was mine. Why? Because it's amazing, and that kelly green kitchen island makes me want to squeal like a little girl (or a woman with a strange love for kitchens, pretty sure we squeal at the same octave). Lori of Redo Home & Design is the lucky lady that gets to call this space home, and with the help of ...

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Light and Bright Home Tour of Jana Bek

Not only does Jana Bek know her away around a beautiful hand painted lamp but she's also an insanely talented interior designer. The proof is in the pudding with her light, bright Michigan home that's accented with tasteful pops of color and those signature lamps we adore. Jana is dishing on the secrets to a well styled home plus she's giving away a gorgeous lamp from her new metallic line! Browse through...

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