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Have You Seen This? : Pom-Poms!

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Pom-poms are popping up everywhere in party decor, accessories, and they might be the perfect addition for the holidays. Pom-Poms! (Quirk Books) by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright features 25 projects that uses a variety of methods and materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, cupcake wrappers, and of course, yarn. A little background …

Celebrate : (photo) advent calendar (book)

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As I mentioned before, every year I collect photos to put into an advent calendar for my mom. But even though I think about it all year,  I always feel in a rush to get it out on time, as the season creeps up too quickly. And I have to be able to send it …

Make It : 4th July t-shirts

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Do you have figured out what you’ll wear for 4th of July (or the whole summer, for that matter)?! Take a look at these simple striped t-shirts from our July/August issue of Martha Stewart Living. All you need is a plain t-shirt, fabric paint, painters tape and a brush. Create the stripes by sticking down …

Make It : easter baskets

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For the Red Easter story in the April issue of Martha Stewart Living, I had also made these baskets. They didn’t make it into the magazine, but I still wanted to share them with you, as they are so easy to make, and are so sweet.   The frame is made by the very clever people …

Inspiration Board : Red Easter

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Who says that Easter means pastels colors and bunnies … not that there is anything wrong with either, but for this April issue of Martha Stewart Living, we thought we’d try something different – bright, bold and happy red, in a sophisticated, minimal environment … I honestly haven’t decorated my house for Easter in a while, …

Around Town : Valentine's Day Inspiration

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February 1st is tomorrow! That said, Valentine’s Day is in the air. I walked by fancy New York flower shop Ovando and was struck by the fun, over-sized acetate hearts hanging in the windows. I love how they backed the pink acetate with a light bulb, I bet it looks so beautiful at night! It …

Inspiration Board : Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

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In keeping with what Christmas is really about, we’d like to share with you a way you can help the community of Sandy Hook. When the children of Sandy Hook Elementary go back to school in a new building this January, the National Parent Teacher Association wants them to be greeted by a winter wonderland. …

Inspiration Board : What to do with all that Wrapping Paper

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I recently saw this gallery from our friends over at Whole Living and thought it was very appropriate for the day after Christmas! If your family is anything like mine, we are left with bags and bags of wrapping paper. Some of it has been mangled by little cousins itching to rip open their gifts …