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Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed + DIY Gift Ideas Any Mom Will LOVE!

If you’re in a panic because Mother’s Day is right around the corner I’ve got some easy DIY gift ideas to share with you that will hopefully come through in a pinch! I recently joined my friend, Chef Vanessa Cantave to share few fun DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas on her weekly cooking show, The Hostess Next Door, which airs live on the Little Things Facebook page. Do you guys know about The Little Things? They produce high-quality lifestyle videos that air live on their Facebook page which has nearly 10 million fans! On this week’s The Hostess …

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Roundup: 7 Ways to Create Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

I vividly remember dyeing Easter eggs at the kitchen table with my sister as a kid. Next to eating all the candy, it was our favorite Easter tradition! Did you know that most conventional egg dyeing kits and food colorants are full of harmful chemicals and toxins? If you’re dyeing eggs this year with your littles or for your home, here’s a roundup of some beautiful, all-natural egg-dyeing techniques that are a much safer alternative for you and your family!

1. Cabbage Dyed Eggs

2. Tea Stained Eggs

3. CRAFTY EASTER EGG DIY

4. Naturally Dyed Pastel Eggs

5. MARBLEIZED

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An Edgy, Marble-Inspired Tabletop for Spring

Spring entertaining season is here and although soft color palettes usually come to mind when you think of designing a spring tabletop, I love the idea of mixing things up to create a look that feels unexpected. Right now I’m loving the look of marbleized accents for your tabletop. I styled this chic place setting for a photoshoot of one of my design projects and picked out a set of stunning marbleized plates as the focal point. To allow the intricate lines and graphic pattern of the plates to stand out, I kept everything else around them simple. The flatware

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How to Make Mulled Cider

There’s nothing like a cup of hot mulled cider to keep you warm when it’s cold outside. It’s such a simple drink to make…and it fills your home with the most deliciously fragrant aromas of the holiday season. Think  cinnamon, orange peels, warm cloves and star anise…I can smell it already!  The key to a great mulled cider is to start with good, quality cider. I like buying local unpasteurized cider which  has more of a cloudy appearance. Then you add in your spices and for a bit of extra warmth you can even spike your glass with a shot …

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How to Throw a Stylish Holiday Cocktail Party in 15 Minutes

One of the things I love most about the holiday season is entertaining friends and family at home but as we all know, hosting can be stressful! From coming up with the perfect menu to executing a beautiful presentation, holiday party planning usually requires a lot of time and energy. I’m a super busy gal so over the years I’ve perfected ways to simplify my holiday party prep tremendously. This season, I’ve teamed up with GODIVA to share some of my foolproof tips for creating a stylish and sophisticated holiday party with minimal prep and no stress!

First things first, …

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Regifting … Is it OK? Only if You Follow These Simple Rules

Regifting…We’re all guilty of doing it at some point or another. Maybe you’ve been given something that you already have…that’s certainly happened to me before. But whether it’s a gift you don’t need or something that’s just not your style, I believe it’s better to be gracious and show appreciation in the moment…and what you do afterward with it is your prerogative. Some say regifting is tacky or shows poor etiquette while others feel its perfectly acceptable. My take? It’s ok as long as you follow a few simple do’s and don’ts….

DO regift something that you are sure the…