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Entertaining with Abby: DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches

When it comes time to feed a crowd, dessert is the way to their hearts. But we're not into average, ho hum desserts. Life's too short for that dears. Nope we're going fancy pants with these DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches. They're a wildly delicious mix of chocolate cookies and dulce de leche ice cream all wrapped up and ready to serve. Get the...

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Entertaining with Abby: BBQ Short Rib Pizza

This is the kind of pizza that grown-ups love, kids go crazy for and is 100% guaranteed to get devoured in about 10 seconds flat. A.K.A. it's a total recipe slam-dunk. And so easy. Meet the BBQ Short Rib Pizza with Potatoes and Smoked Gouda. Not only is it delicious and comfort food at its finest, but it is perfect for prepping ahead of time and popping in the oven when guests arrive.

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Entertaining with Abby: An Outdoor Dinner Party

I'm a huge believer in simple entertaining that feels easy and effortless and let's you get out in the yard, kick off your heels and have some fun with your family and friends. And now that the weather is warming up, this no fuss approach is perfect for an outdoor dinner party that centers around simple, gorgeous decor and insanely...

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Entertaining with Abby: The Perfect Caramelized Onion Dip

The key to entertaining outside is to make the menu incredibly simple. But if you're going simple, you want to make sure each and every offering is really, really good. This Caramelized Onion Dip with Warm Kettle Potato Chips checks that box off and then some. Click here for more from our Outdoor Entertaining series....

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How to Make a Signature Vinaigrette

Want to know the secret to a killer salad? It's all in the dressing and this video is giving you the tools to perfecting a signature vinaigrette. I promise once you make this, you'll never go back to store bought again. It's that good. And it goes with pretty much everything. It's a win win Shallot Vinaigrette and we have the easy how to below.

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Entertaining with Abby: Red Wine Sangria

An easy way to kick up your standard wine offerings is to whip up a batch of Sangria. This Stone Fruit version is the perfect accompaniment to an outdoor party and it's a cinch to create. Make ahead of time and let it marinate until guests arrive. And a little taste test is certainly in order after all that hard work. For more Outdoor Entertaining, click here....

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DIY Berry Pie Cookie Favors

What could be better than cookies and pie? The two of them. Together. Yes, you read that right: berry pie cookies. These scrumptious treats are the best of both worlds with the crunch of a cookie and the ooey gooey goodness of a pie. And as if that wasn't enough to convince you to get baking ASAP, they make the perfect hostess gift or favor for any holiday party. Get the recipe and DIY favor box below!   berries pastry brush cookie cutter knife fork...

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Celebrate the New Year Countdown with Soft Natural Waves

Got NYE on the mind? We sure do and as we bid adieu to 2015 we're dreaming about which chic hair-do we'll welcome the New Year with. Thankfully our newest hair tutorial has got us covered and you better bet we'll be sporting a headful stylish waves once the clock strikes 12 - think Blake Lively's infamous 'do meets midnight. Commence the countdown and learn how you can get the look below. Press play! Begin by sectioning off all of your hair except some underneath. Spray...

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Gedney Farm Massachusetts Wedding

This sweet couple is living proof that every now and then a good, old fashioned blind date ends in the real deal. Fast forward a couple years and many dates later and you get this gem of a wedding planned by True Event. It's a celebration of all things New England, with amazing East Coast vendors like Paper Moss and ...

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The Ultimate Holiday Party Hair-do: The Sleek High Bun

Looking for that one-of-a-kind perfectly chic holiday party hairstyle? Well, press play sweet sugar plum because we've got the ultimate up-do for you to try out this season. It's fashionable, sleek, and oh-so-chic, not to mention that with our easy to follow tutorial you'll be ready for your mistletoe moment in 3, 2,1! Section off a small amount of hair in the front. Gather and smooth out the rest of your hair into a high ponytail. Spray all over your high ponytail with a...

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DIY Wax Candles

'Tis the season to cozy up your living space, and what better way than with our fabulous new DIY?! We're talking the ultimate craft and conversation started, because who wouldn't be impressed with your new DIY candle. Just turn on that crockpot and press play, because we've got it all burning bright below! Crockpot filled with water Balloons Wax Wax Melts Temperature Gauge Knife Metal tin can Parchment paper Cut and chop enough wax to fill the 1/2 of the metal...

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How to Fold a Fitted Bed Sheet

I pride myself on my smart and efficient laundry folding skills. It's part genes (thanks mom!) and part navy husband who learned how to fold t-shirts into the tiniest, most glorious little squares. But the arch nemesis of my happy folded stacks is the dreaded fitted sheet a.k.a that ball of whack hidden away in my linen closet. That is, until now. Watch this video and you'll be well on your way to the...

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DIY Gold Leaf Donut Favors

You know we love to get crafty around here, and these Gold Leaf Donuts might be the most genius DIY yet. With a sprinkling of edible gold leaf (yes, that's a thing) and some...

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Elegant Waterfront Wedding at the Guilford Yacht Club

This nautical celebration had the most welcoming, relaxed elegance about it, making me quite jealous of these guests. Crafted by an uber talented team of vendors, including True Event and Gourmet Galley, the final results are nothing short of fabulous. From the beautiful blooms by...

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Behind the Scenes with Abby Capalbo Styling

Abby Capalbo is not only one of our most beloved editors, but she's a girl with mad style and this New England wanderluster just recently opened the virtual doors to Abby Capalbo Styling. Read on as she spills the beans on her journey and just what inspires her. Hint: a dog named Otto, seaside living in Rhode Island, a good glass of bubbly and filling up her passport are all at the top of that list. SMP: Tell us a little about...

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut Wedding from True Event + Leila Brewster Photography

True Event has said it best. This wedding is filled with absolutely rad personality. Oh and color. Loads of that too. It's an explosion of prints, sequins, and modern furniture by Ryan Designs, ombre blooms by Stoneblossom and all grounded in old world Connecticut charm with pretty water views to boot. It's a lot...

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Los Angeles Engagement Session from Leila Brewster Photography

The second I laid eyes on this gorgeous engagement shoot, I emailed Leila Brewster to get on her calendar for an anniversary shoot. It's true. Because it reminded me just how priceless images like these are. Images that capture such a fun time, and that speak way more than a thousand words. Images that are worthy of every wall in your home. So this couple? They hit the engagement session jackpot with this gallery of...

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Orange County Wedding at Franciscan Gardens from Leila Brewster

I can't say enough amazing things about Leila Brewster (she just so happened to capture my big day three long years ago), but one of the absolute best things about Leila? Is that I could say about a million and one amazing things about her fabulous ways, but I would never be able to do...

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Palm Springs Wedding from Dandelion and Grey

Palm Springs will forever be a favorite destination. It's that magical combo of sunshine and glamour and still within reach for all you So Cal dwellers; lucky ducks! And from the looks of these images by Leila Brewster Photography, this wedding has that combo down pat. It's also boasting details by Fleuretica, ...

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Baby Shower by True Event + Leila Brewster Photography

We've noticed this trend in baby showers lately. They are of course inspired by little ones, but there is this element of chic built into the day that sort of transcends the whole shower thing. And serves as inspiration for basically any party on the planet. Which is exactly why we think you're going to love this particular shower that the girls at True Event threw for their lovely leading lady Sarah True. With stunning flowers by...

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