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Tomorrow is Christmas Eve!! Can you believe it? We are getting so excited!

Before we close out our countdown with the last couple of days, we wanted to share with you a fabulous table decor idea that uses a HOT trend!

Mercury Glass.

We love this unconventional Holiday table from The Happy Homebodies:

Love that centerpiece vase!

Here’s another tablescape if you’re planning for a White Christmas:

Be sure to incorporate some mercury glass in your holiday decor! It has a glitz and glam that is unmatched by anything else shiny!
You’re sure to get some lovely compliments too!

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2011 is coming to a close. And we will all be celebrating the beginning of 2012! We’ll be sending off 2011 and ringing in 2012 with the soon to be married Alicia & Joey at their NYE wedding!

Here are a few ideas for an unforgettable wedding send off!

Sparklers… of course!

Be sure to check out our past clients’ sparklers send off captured on video!

Rose petals…

Balloons…

Ribbon wands…

We love coming up with creative ideas for your wedding! Give us a call to chat about unique ideas just for you!

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AGA

Wrapping gifts can be the easiest thing or the most intricate! But one detail that shouldn’t be left off is the gift tag! After all, you want to know who the gift is going to and, in turn, for the recipient to know who its from.

Check out these free printable gift tags!

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Happy Wrapping!!

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AGA

Sweets, candy and chocolate are big on the agenda around the Holidays… as gifts, as party food, even as casual nibbles around the office.

But one traditional dessert we have yet to mention is the Buche de Noel!  A traditional French roll cake shaped as a yule log. And as traditions go… they evolve over time and variations emerge! Check out these yummy cakes you could bring to your next party!

from myrecipes.com via southern living

Check out all the variations of a Buche de Noel here!

Love the different garnishes you can use!

What a beauty!

Hope you’re having a wonderful week gearing up for this big weekend! We sure are!!

Happy Holidays!

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AGA

Check out this fun DIY for some easy and contemporary looking ornaments! The perfect touch to your already well-executed Holiday decorations. Get creative with the color combinations to make it something unique and perfect for your home! We love this since it’s so much like some of the decor from Natalie’s 30th Bday Bash!! (Did you check out the yarn balls?) Here’s another way to do something similar!

From Likainen Parketti (a bi-lingual blog in English and Scandinavian): this tutorial was found on the old blog… but definitely head over to the new blog for amazing design inspiration!

{Click here to continue on to the rest of the tutorial to finish off your beautiful yarn balls!}

We might give these a try from some upcoming event decor! Let us know what you think!

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AGA

Christmas is a time of traditions! Why not start another one with your “First…”?

First with Baby, First Christmas Together…

Check out these great ornaments to commemorate this year’s Christmas!

This is a fun keepsake to do with a wedding invitation!

This one’s similar… for baby’s first Christmas! It’s a time capsule too!

This is just so special! Definitely perfect for Baby’s First!

Now here’s a fun one…

Hilarious!

Let us know if this Christmas is a special “First” for you! And how did you commemorate?
Happy Holidays!

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AGA

The pressure is really starting to come down… last minute shoppers are going to hit the shops next week! Grocery stores are going to be mayhem. And ease in parking anywhere? Forget about it!

We just wanted to give some last minute decor ideas to help you tie together your final party planning details!

Check out these lovely setups of food and dessert buffets with different Christmas/Holiday color & decor schemes! Christmas doesn’t have to always be the tradish Red & Green, but can be pastels, metallics, or even shabby chic!

Let the inspiration guide you this Holiday season!

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AGA

It is officially ONE WEEK til Christmas Eve. What’s the busier day for you all? Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Doubtless, it will be filled with friends, family and traditions!

One tradition we have yet to mention is gingerbread house making!
Kids do it in class before Winter Break.
Professionals do it on extravangant level, baking from scratch, and building much more than a house – sometimes a full on village.

What about us normal folk? We pick up a kit (there are MANY MANY to choose from) and have a go at it!
Do it as a group to test your team working skills. Do it solo and show off your own talents.

Check out these beauties!

from Martha Stewart… naturally.

Love the kitchyness of this one!

Check out the different candy varieties you could use… like so! Think outside the box… literally.

Not quite the typical gingerbread house… but how adorable are these???

We could sure use a nice warm beverage with a cute house perched on the rim…

Happy Holidays!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 Best of Weddings Pick!

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AGA

 

Ten days until Christmas!! It’s CRUNCH TIME people! Time to start cleaning house and preparing for the big day of friends and family get togethers and gift exchanges! Your tree is decorated beautifully, your front door is adorned with a welcoming wreath, and your house smells of delicious foods… what does your dining table or buffet look like?

Here are a few ideas to help you get it started!

Christmas Around the House traditional dining room
traditional dining room design by kansas city media and blogs Michelle Edwards
Click to check out more decor ideas on My Home Ideas
We know you have a few of these jars lying around… now’s the time to use them!
Happy Decorating!!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 Best of Weddings Pick!

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Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

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AGA

Sometimes gift giving can be tricky. What do you give someone who already has everything? Or maybe you’re trying to stay away from malls this year?

What about an edible gift?! Food is always a special gift… comes from the kitchen, comes from the heart!
And doesn’t it seem like around the Holidays (possibly even starting from Halloween) that candy/chocolate bark comes around?

Bark is really a great gift item – easy to make, lots of variations, and fun to package!

Here are a few recipes we’ve drooled over!

The classic Peppermint Bark:

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Something a little different, Rocky Road Bark:

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and something more gourmet, Whiskey-Marshmallow-Caramel-Bacon Bark:

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We’re hoping to take a shot at making the Whiskey Marshmallow Caramel Bacon Bark. YUM!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 Best of Weddings Pick!

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Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

We would love to setup a complimentary consultation with you at our Newport Beach Design Studio!

Happy Planning,

AGA