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A Twist On Your Traditional Holiday Spread

A Twist On Your Traditional Holiday Spread

When we think of the holidays, thoughts of Spiral Honey Ham, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, and Assorted Pies come to mind. But have we ever thought about doing something different or out of the ordinary? This year, our team decided to create a holiday menu that can’t be served ‘family-style’ and that swaps the Mashed Potatoes for Asparagus Crostini’s. Are we crazy? Absolutely not. Is it delicious? You know it! Our holiday spread includes Asparagus Crostini’s, Beef Rolls with Soy …

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How to Secret Santa Like a Pro

How to Secret Santa Like a Pro

Ah, Secret Santa! For many of us, we share Secret Santa Gift Exchanges with our family, friends, and even our coworkers. As true fans of Secret Santa, we’ve found ourselves involved in (more so coordinating) several gift exchanges among our various circles. How do we do it and manage all of the other tasks that come with the holiday season? We’ll show you how! Starting with the guidelines is the best way to get everyone involved on the same page. While …

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Unique Holiday Wrapping Ideas You Have To Try

Unique Holiday Wrapping Ideas You Have To Try

“Presentation is everything” when is comes to gift wrapping according to Good Housekeeping’s Caroline Picard. Well Caroline, we agree! Holiday wrapping is admittedly one of our favorite things (yes, really!). Between the bows, accents, embellishments, gift tags, and beautiful gift wrap we just cant get enough! In attempt to share our love of beautifully wrapped gifts, we’ve rounded up six designs that have caught our eye. Traditional Gets an Upgrade with this dramatic bow design by Carolyne Roehm. Elegance is …

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A Holiday Dessert Your Guests Will Swoon Over

A Holiday Dessert Your Guests Will Swoon Over

Is it just us, or are individual desserts more fun to eat? The idea of a personalized dessert for each of our guests is something that we try to implement in all of our soirées. The best part about this Holiday Dessert? It’s as easy as 1.. 2.. 3! (Not to mention it just screams Christmas!) Step One: Make 1 package Cherry Jell-O as instructed on the box. Pour into the bottom ¾” of each cup, …

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10 Steps to Decorate Your Tree Like a Pro

10 Steps to Decorate Your Tree Like a Pro

Decorating your pre-lit Christmas tree like a pro is easier than you think. We’ve come up with 10 steps that will leave your friends and family thinking that you hired someone to decorate your tree for you! 1. Fluff the branches. 2. Wire your tree topper to the top branches (about 10” from the top). Be creative here by adding feathers, sprays, ribbons and flowers. 3. Decorate filler branches with ribbons, pinecones, picks and/or flowers …

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Top 6 Christmas Gift Wrapping Inspirations

Top 6 Christmas Gift Wrapping Inspirations

You need only a couple of ideas to inspire you to be creative with your gift wrapping.  For me, there is nothing like someone finding joy in just admiring their beautiful package. These lavishly layered designs from Carolyne Roehm are classic, rich and timeless.  The sheets of music and newspaper wrapped boxes by Paige Smith have an old world grandeur with the use of vintage jewelry. I adore the color combination Laura Putnam  has used.  It reminds me …

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You Dazzled Us with Your Holiday Decor

You Dazzled Us with Your Holiday Decor

We are so excited to share some of the holiday decor photos that were posted on our Instagram hashtag #yppholiday. This first photo that @angelad720 posted has captured my love for unique tree toppers.  She is someone after my own heart. This photo that @jessica_mattingly posted cinches my attraction to the rustic and warm. Great job on your DYI trees! The bright colorful decor created by @kimberly_estes reminded me that the beauty of the holidays …

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Create a Dazzling Christmas Tree

Create a Dazzling Christmas Tree

One of the many reasons I love the Christmas season is that I am inspired to transform our home into an enticingly warm retreat for the holidays. My favorite obsession is decorating the Christmas tree. This year I saved myself clean up time by first putting down a tarp to protect my carpet from being a field of glitter. I find glittery objects irresistible but I do not like cleaning up the fall out.  That’s why …

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