Holidays
4th of July Spiked Jello Shots are a must at your 4th of July party! There are several ways to serve a jello shot, but we really love keeping it classy and layering the spiked
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4th of July Spiked Jello Shots
Holidays
This decadent chocolate cherry cupcake recipe just made our list of favorites. I was thinking about the yummy flavor combination of cherry and chocolate, which I love and how I haven’t made one of my
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Decadent Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
Entertaining
It’s no coincidence that Mother’s Day is celebrated during spring, right?! When the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and the days are getting longer. It’s the perfect season to celebrate mom,
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A Charming Mother’s Day Picnic
DIY
We’re loving these charming DIY lavender sachets with photos! I must admit that lavender is one of my favorite scents on this earth! I use it every day, either defusing it topically, in baths
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Charming DIY Lavender Sachets with Photos!
DIY
May is just around the corner, so spoiling mom is at the top of our list! And what mom wouldn’t love a gorgeously curated Mother’s Day beauty box, filled with with beauty products from
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Mother’s Day Beauty Box
Eats & Drinks
This Pineapple and Carrot Gin Punch is the perfect libation to help you hostesses and hosts step into spring! Yes, by the look and sound of it, it could be the signature drink of
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Pineapple and Carrot Gin Punch
DIY
If you like the art of crafting as much as I do, then you’ll love making these wood burning Easter eggs! Best part is, they last forever, so you can enjoy your creations
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Wood Burning Easter Eggs
Eats & Drinks
Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, we’re so excited to share this Lucky Charms ice cream recipe! I will fully admit, when I was a kid I would make an all-marshmallow cereal by
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Lucky Charms Ice Cream Recipe
Eats & Drinks
How charming are these easy brushstroke sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day?! They use the classic sugar cookie recipe with a fondant topping and then they’re brushed lightly with a gel paste! Incredibly simple
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Easy Brushstroke Sugar Cookies
Holidays
So excited to finally share an Easter brunch we styled and shot for the February 2017 Crate and Barrel catalog! Gasp!! In all honesty, I was pretty ecstatic to see my work in
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An Easter Brunch with Crate and Barrel
DIY
We simply love an elegant Valentine’s Day DIY! And to be honest, a delicious bottle of wine is just as good! So we put them together and made charming DIY Valentine’s Day embroidery
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DIY Valentine’s Day Embroidery Wine Bags
Holidays
If you’ve been reading Sugar and Charm for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of Moscow Mules. From our original Apple Cider Moscow Mule to our blueberry version, we love adding
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Gingerbread Moscow Mule Recipe
Holidays
These charming DIY pipe cleaners snowflake coasters are perfect for holiday entertaining! They’re easy to make and a cute way to add a little holiday decor to your table! Supplies: Hot glue gun, scissors, white pipe cleaners Directions: Cut three
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DIY Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Coasters
Holidays
I decided to do something different with this years gift guide! I chose some of my personal favorite things we've purchased this past year and items we absolutely love and use daily! I
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A Charming Holiday Gift Guide
Holidays
We're counting down the days to Christmas and baking up a snow storm in the kitchen! We made some absolutely delicious, homemade holiday marshmallows that pair perfectly with hot cocoa! There is
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Homemade Holiday Marshmallows
Holidays
We were so excited that Evine.com asked us to collaborate with them to create a beautiful, simple and effortless holiday dessert spread!! I immediately knew I wanted to make something festive, using a
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A Charming Holiday Dessert Bar
Holidays
Oh how we love this Italian Rainbow Cookie recipe! And can we all just admire how beautiful and charming Italian Rainbow Cookies are?! I absolutely love the striped color combo (perfect for Christmas!)
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Italian Rainbow Cookie Recipe
Holidays
One thing I enjoy about having my own little family are the new traditions we've started together. Of course carrying on traditions from our childhood are important too, but one thing that
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Christmas Brunch Tradition!
Holidays
I absolutely love crafting around the holidays! From creating adorable gingerbread houses (okay let’s be honest, they always turn out a little messy!), to hosting a charming wreath making party… anything where I
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Host a Charming Wreath Making Party
Holidays
With the holidays finally upon us, we’re getting creative and crafty with Nestlé Toll House to make some edible chocolate chip cookie ornaments! Such a sweet surprise for your guests. We used NESTLÉ®
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ornament
Holidays
 If there’s one thing I look forward to every morning, it’s my homemade latté using illy espresso! We drink them religiously in our house! I’ve been using the ground espresso in the silver
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A Charming Holiday Espresso Bar!
Entertaining
If you’re in need of some effortless charm to add to your Thanksgiving table, we created these charming printable Thanksgiving tags to place at each table setting! Just a little positive wisdom about
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Charming Printable Thanksgiving Tags!
Eats & Drinks
 It's the season for PIE! Pumpkin pie has always been my favorite and I look forward to it every fall! So this year, we've altered our favorite recipe just a bit and made these
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Mini Toasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Pies
Entertaining
 I had so much fun putting together my modern fall baby shower, I wanted to share a shopping guide with a few of my favorite fall decor items! I kept it pretty simple in regards
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Modern Fall Baby Shower Shopping Guide
Entertaining
It’s all about entertaining this time of year! Hosting holiday parties while gathering with family and friends is one of my favorite things to do come November and December! A few years ago,
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Host a Charming Pie Party!
Eats & Drinks
Happy Halloween!! I'm super excited to take Romeo trick-or-treating this year! Unfortunately, we live on a private road so we don't get many kids, but we'll be wandering the neighborhood, which is
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Smoking Blueberry Lavender Martini
Eats & Drinks
 Here's a little cheers to fall, Halloween and the holidays! We're serving up a super easy and delicious sparkling spiked apple cider punch recipe that's perfect to make for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any
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Spiked Apple Cider Punch Recipe!
Eats & Drinks
 This post was created in partnership with  NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® We love effortless entertaining over here and these mummy brownies and fondue make the perfect Halloween party platter! These spooky little mummies are not only adorable, but
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Easy and Adorable Mummy Brownies!
DIY
Who knew concrete could be so charming, right?! We made these DIY concrete pumpkins from silicone molds and a really cool, crafty concrete mixture! I think they’re adorable and have such a modern
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DIY Concrete Pumpkins
Entertaining
Hellooooooo CANDY CART! We wanted to create the perfect Halloween candy cart that’s super charming for a Halloween party! Something a little more sophisticated and enjoyable for the “older kids” (aka adults) was our motivation
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The Perfect Halloween Candy Cart!
Entertaining
I always try to incorporate some charm in everything I do. Halloween is no exception, so we put together a charming Halloween movie night. I love Halloween! Mostly for the fact that it kicks off
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A Charming Halloween Movie Night
Holidays
So, you want to be extra patriotic this year and paint stars on your lawn for the 4th of July?! Look no further! We might have taken it to another level of good ole’ American
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How to Paint Stars on Your Lawn for the 4th of July
Holidays
To keep the adult guests cool at our 4th of July party this year, we’re creating a fun, boozy snow cone station! It’s a little nostalgic twist on the classic snow cones we
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Cool Down with a Boozy 4th of July Snow Cone Bar!
Holidays
Time to celebrate the hardworking, loving, dedicated father's in our lives! We've chosen a variety of our favorite gifts for dad to make a charming Father's Day gift guide!! From the newest technology in luggage
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A Charming Father’s Day Gift Guide!
Eats & Drinks
Snickerdoodles are not only a holiday cookie or the cookie you grew up making in Home Ec!! These classic cookies can be fully enjoyed all throughout the year and they’re even better when
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No Fuss Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches
Holidays
Oh the 4th!! Good ole’ American BBQs, fireworks, parades and endless celebrations! The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, although Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will always be my absolute faves,
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4th of July Party Inspiration with Crate and Barrel!
Entertaining
Doing something special for mom on Mother’s Day is the best way to celebrate all of the love, support, guidance and care that a mother puts into raising her child. And after becoming
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A Simple Surprise Mother’s Day Brunch
Holidays
Every year, we round of up some of our favorite gifts for moms of all ages for our charming Mother's Day gift guide! From the softest, organic sheets to the most charming
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Eats & Drinks
Happy Easter weekend!! We shared a simple recipe for a delicious and refreshing Carrot and Blood Orange Mimosa on Pottery Barn's blog! It's perfect for a festive Easter brunch. They're best with
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Carrot + Blood Orange Mimosa
Holidays
Is there anything sweeter than adorable kids, gathering for an afternoon of crafts and treats?! I thoroughly enjoy hosting intimate parties for my son, family and friends, so this year I put together
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Easter Egg Decorating Party
Eats & Drinks
We whipped up a fluffy, creamy and very delicious no bake cheesecake for Saint Patrick’s Day!! The filling is so simple, there’s only a few ingredients and the crust is made with Nature’s
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No Bake Cheesecake for Saint Patrick’s Day
Eats & Drinks
There’s a secret to creating the BEST mule cocktail you’ve ever had. I learned about it from the Soho House and once you make it with this, you will know why!! A mule should
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Pear Irish Mule
Holidays
Spring has sprung and we teamed up with our friends at Pottery Barn to create a very colorful and charming Easter brunch to celebrate!! We wanted to create something a little different than the traditional
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A Colorful and Charming Easter Brunch
Holidays
This is such a fun and easy entertaining idea for Easter! We used these calligraphy Easter eggs as "name cards" for our Easter brunch with Pottery Barn... more from that later this week!
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Easy Entertaining: Calligraphy Easter Eggs
DIY
When it comes to wearing green on Saint Patrick’s Day, I always resort to just doing a little green, like a button or socks. So, we figured these little DIY crochet shamrocks were
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DIY Crochet Shamrocks for Saint Patrick’s Day!
Charming Friday Links
Valentine's weekend is here and love is in the air! Although we're not into typical Valentine's Day decor and overly-priced restaurant menus, we do like the simple touches that make it special.
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Charming Friday Links: Love is in the Air!
DIY
Did you know there are pink air plants?! When I found out, I had to make something with them and of course, Valentine's Day was on my mind! With love in the
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Valentine’s Day Terrariums
Eats & Drinks
If you're hosting a "galentine's" or cooking something special for a loved one for Valentine's Day, start it off right with these chic and gourmet Champagne and Chambord Jigglers! These are not your college
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Champagne + Chambord Jigglers
Holidays
Even Cupid would be into this delicious red velvet smoothie recipe! We teamed up with General Mills’ blog, Tablespoon to create this yummy recipe and video!! The smoothie tastes so much like red velvet,
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Red Velvet Smoothie Recipe
Eats & Drinks
This Funfetti Trifle is an easy, yummy and super charming way to ring in the New Year! Check out the fun video we made for our friends at Tablespoon! Layers of colorful Funfetti
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Funfetti Trifle
Entertaining
Ring in New Years with a charming table setting! We’re “ringing” it in by using gold rings, hanging over the table, as a pretty display. We used Rose Quartz in our color palette, since
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Ringing in the New Year with a Charming Table Setting!
Holidays
We brought our wrapping paper, fresh greens and charming tags to the Clinique counter, at South Coast Plaza Macy’s, yesterday for a gift wrapping workshop! We spread some holiday cheer and wrapped presents for the
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Charming Gift Wrapping and Holiday Tags
Charming Friday Links
It's the last weekend before Christmas and I can smell the aroma of cookies baking in the air!! We figured Charming Friday Links all about holiday cookies were in order to inspire your
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Charming Friday Links: Holiday Cookies!
Holidays
If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I use emojis!! I love them so much that I wanted to wrap some of my Christmas presents in them, haha! So we
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Printable Emoji Holiday Wrapping Paper
Holidays
 Sugar and Charm Holiday Gift Guides 2015 are here! We're super excited about our gift guides this year!! Gift buying can be challenging so hopefully we can help take some of the guesswork
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Sugar and Charm Holiday Gift Guides 2015
Holidays
You didn’t know snowballs  are actually geometric?! Haha!! Okay, maybe not, but these ones (and the large snowman at Nordstrom!) are and I like them better! We’re calling them DIY geometric snowball place
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DIY Geometric Snowball Place Card Holders
Holidays
We’ve been knee deep in wrapping paper and candy canes decorating for Christmas here at S&C… aka my house!! When I was perusing JoAnn’s for Christmas crafts, I found these awesome gold rings (they have
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Modern Christmas Wreath and Garland
Holidays
Since our marbling projects did so well this year, we decided to make DIY marbled ornaments!! We tried a few different ways to make them (a spray paint method, dip method and a
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DIY Marbled Ornaments
Holidays
Did you know you can make candy cane cotton candy from just using crushed candy canes?! AND would you believe it if I told you, I actually prefer eating it in the
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Candy Cane Peppermint Bark Fudge
Holidays
We’re smitten with these origami Christmas trees!! A festive and creative Christmas craft that you can use to decorate with for the holidays. They look super charming on a shelf, you can make a garland
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Origami Christmas Trees
Holidays
If there’s one special holiday treat you should make this year, it’s these red wine truffles! We teamed up with Barefoot Wine to create the most decadent and delicious red wine truffles made
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Red Wine Chocolate Truffle Recipe!
DIY
My sisters are coming for Thanksgiving, and we’re cooking up a feast! There’s usually a lot of singing, laughing and cooking/baking messes everywhere, so I thought I would make us fun and festive
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Printable T-Shirt Designs for Thanksgiving
Eats & Drinks
No matter what time of year it is, popsicles are always a treat! And what better flavor for the month of November than Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Pops?!! They literally taste like
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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Pops
Holidays
If you're not familiar with Panettone, it's a traditional Italian bread that's a staple around the holidays. It's a sweet bread with fruit and citrus zest. Catie (who works with us, here at
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Homemade Panettone in a Can
Holidays
             Creating a charming holiday table setting for Christmas has been a passion of mine since I was a kid! My mother would go nutty as
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A Charming Holiday Table Setting
Entertaining
Why I have never thought to camp (or glamp) on Thanksgiving is a mystery to me! Thanksgiving camping is a wonderful way to slow down, spend time with friends and family, with nature as
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Thanksgiving Camping
Holidays
This may be the most delicious way to enjoy those Turkey Day leftovers!! Delicious little, fresh biscuits that are the perfect size for that leftover snack! Check out our video we made for
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Thanksgiving Leftover Biscuit Sandwiches
Eats & Drinks
Probably the spookiest and most delicious way to drink a milkshake, the Monster Cereal Milkshake!! All the flavors you loved as a kid, Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Frankenberry, made into yummy milkshakes!!!
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Monster Cereal Milkshakes
Eats & Drinks
Add some spooky charm to a plain cake with our printable and edible Halloween cake designs!! We wanted to create something unique and festive for your Halloween party and these are definitely
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Printable and Edible Halloween Cake Designs!
Eats & Drinks
We’ve had so much fun hosting our Spooky Snack Lab Contest! Did you enter?! I loved seeing everyone’s Halloween pins! AND we’re continuing this fun party with a fun NUTTER BUTTER Cookies recipe!
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NUTTER BUTTER Cookie Blondies
Eats & Drinks
What’s this you ask? Well, this is a pile of absolute deliciousness, called Eton Mess! It’s a traditional English dessert which essentially is a pile of the most amazing whipped cream with homemade
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A Delicious Eton Mess Recipe
Entertaining
We were so honored, along with Poppy Talk, Studio DIY and Jenny Cookies to throw the Ultimate Halloween Party on Pinterest, hosted by Savers Thrift Shop!! So.Much.Inspiration!! Savers is a great place to find unique looks for Halloween costumes and decor! AND all
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The Ultimate Halloween Bar on a Budget
Eats & Drinks
Today we’re continuing our “How to Host an Amy Sedaris Party for Halloween” with a few very easy and outrageously delicious dessert recipes that are perfect for Halloween! AND, we’re topping it off
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3 Simple Recipe Ideas with Oreo and Fanta!
Entertaining
If you're totally confused about the title of this post and don't know who Amy Sedaris is, she's a hilarious (and sometimes often crass) comedian, actor and bestselling author of two books, I Like You: Hospitality Under
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How to Host an Amy Sedaris Party for Halloween!
Entertaining
We teamed up with Pottery Barn to share some our 6 tips for creating a charming Halloween bar for your home parties! This was a pretty exciting collaboration because we love Pottery Barn and
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6 Tips for Creating a Charming Halloween Bar
Holidays
 It's officially all things pumpkin season and they're popping up everywhere! We've created this charming pumpkin guide to help you find the best pumpkin for what you're doing! As you know, there are
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Charming Pumpkin Guide
Eats & Drinks
If you're hosting a Halloween night and you'll be making some treats, these witch hat s'mores will really add some charm to the party!! It's just a thin chocolate chip cookie that
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Witch Hat S’mores
Eats & Drinks
 After making these, we couldn't wait to show you how to marble candy apples! How gorgeous are these?! We're pretty smitten over the marbled candy apples and think they'll be perfect for a
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How to Marble Candy Apples
Holidays
It's hard to believe that summer is already coming to an end! Technically the first day of fall isn't until September 23rd, but come Tuesday, it's ALL about fall in our minds and
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Charming Friday Links: Labor Day
Holidays
We've been using Pinterest now more than ever and the amount of gorgeous photos and inspiring ideas have made us Pinterest addicts! I'm always intrigued by our most popular pins every month and
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July’s Most Popular Pins!
Holidays
Happy 4th of July! So it wouldn’t be an American celebration without some spiked red, white & blue jello shots, right?! Haha! And since we adore our country, to be even more patriotic, we’ve made
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Spiked Red, White & Blue Jello Shots
Holidays
Zabaglione is a traditional, light Italian dessert that's great for summer entertaining. It uses 3 main ingredients (eggs, sugar, sherry, but shh we added a little vanilla to ours too) and is fairly
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Italian Zabaglione Recipe
Holidays
Mother's Day is quickly approaching! This year's guide has a little something for every mom in every price range. It's my favorite guide we've featured so far! Read below for our top
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide
DIY
We've rounded up 17 homemade Mother's Day beauty gifts for mom! How sweet and thoughtful would it be to make
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17 Homemade Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts
Be Inspired
I have always loved Easter and every year growing up I remember my mother buying us a special Easter dress and creating the most beautiful Easter baskets for us to enjoy. This weekend
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Charming Friday Links: Happy Easter!
Holidays
If you're hosting an Easter brunch this Sunday or giving out some Easter treats, our charming printable Bon Appétit eggs make a sweet addition to a table setting! They're bright, colorful and
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Bon Appetit! Egg Brunch Printable
Eats & Drinks
These are the projects we like to call "easy entertaining" because anyone can make these White Chocolate Lavender Bunnies in 3 simple steps! And for anyone who has a fondness of white chocolate, you'll
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White Chocolate Lavender Bunnies
DIY
These DIY Easter Surprise Eggs are super fun to make! Using balloons, a messy glue mixture and yarn, we created an egg shape that's perfect for stuffing with special Easter treats like chocolate
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DIY Easter Surprise Egg
Holidays
Inspired by the classic baseball game snack boxes, we created an old-fashioned Easter Candy box filled with beautiful Easter candy. It's perfect to use outside while the kids are on the hunt for
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Old-Fashioned Easter Candy Box
Eats & Drinks
We followed the piper and rounded up 15 of our favorite Saint Patrick's Day cocktails to celebrate the Irish holiday! Whether you're staying at home or heading out with friends, one or two of
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15 Saint Patrick’s Day Cocktails
Eats & Drinks
Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner and we thought you'd all like to celebrate with some Jameson Irish Whiskey Jell-O shots! We handcrafted these little green Jell-O shot squares from
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Jameson Jello Shots
DIY
If you're wanting to get extra crafty and stylish with your Easter egg decorating this year, try these charming Mosaic Easter Eggs! We had such a blast making these, even with the
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Mosaic Easter Eggs
Eats & Drinks
Taking the S'mores to a whole new level with this little trick! Dip the marshmallow in Baileys Irish Cream before and after you roast it and sandwich between two cookies covered in
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Baileys Dipped S’mores
Eats & Drinks
When throwing a party no host wants to spend hours in the kitchen mixing cocktails, that’s why we LOVE a good cocktail punch! It’s really the best way to serve a beverage without “working”
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Irish Whiskey Green Tea Punch
Entertaining
When we were thinking what we should do to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day here on Sugar and Charm, we decided
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Tips for Setting a Saint Patrick’s Day Bar Cart
DIY
On March 17th, don't leave the house without your green printable Saint Patrick's Day tattoos! We created some charming printable St. Paddy's tattoos that you can wear to ensure you won't
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Charming Printable Saint Patrick’s Day Tattoos
Eats & Drinks
Edible flowers are one of my favorite ways to instantly add a feminine, natural and beautiful touch to food, cocktails and even ice cubes! So for this Berrylicious Floral Cocktail, we created
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Berrylicious Floral Cocktail
Entertaining
Single or not, inviting a few girlfriends over for a Vday “Galentine’s” party is always a good idea! We don’t really need an excuse to get together, but holidays provide an instant
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Valentine’s Day Girlfriend Get-together
Eats & Drinks
I'm sure many of you have tasted Entenmann's chocolate donuts. They sell them at most grocery stores and they have that harder, kind of waxy coating... I absolutely love them, haha! I
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Baked Chocolate Donuts with Homemade Magic Shell Coating
DIY
This Valentine's Day give the gift of smooth, kissable lips with this easy recipe for lavender lip balm. And we created a charming printable to go along with it!! Details below. Supplies: 1.5" round
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DIY Lavender Lip Balm and Printable
DIY
You don't have to spend a lot of money to make something special for Valentine's Day. These charming printables are all unique and free! They stand out from the cheesy store bought ones!
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Charming Valentine’s Day Printables
Eats & Drinks
This grapefruit strawberry collins cocktail is just divine. It has a very flavorful and present grapefruit taste, one that you can't just get with using juice! The strawberries add a little extra touch of
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Grapefruit Strawberry Collins
Holidays
I’ve been having so much fun incorporating GODIVA chocolate into my holiday entertaining! With a rich Belgian heritage, GODIVA chocolates have been delighting the senses since 1926 with premium ingredients and unique recipes,
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GODIVA Chocolate Parfait with Toasted Gingerbread Marshmallow Fluff
Holidays
'Tis the season for gift wrapping and we know there will be a lot of it going on this week!! If you want to add a little charm to your gifts we've created 3 festive
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Charming Printable Christmas Tags
Holidays
My son started preschool this year so this was my first time buying Christmas presents and sending a little token of appreciation to his teachers! I think it's important to "spoil" our
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Teacher Appreciation Gift Box
Charming Giveaways
Yay for the holidays!! We're so excited to take part in this amazing 24 Merry Days Giveaway this year and team up with Drop for one very merry giveaway that includes a Drop Kitchen Scale
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24 Merry Days Giveaway – Drop Kitchen Scale and iPad mini!
Holidays
I can't believe we're only a week away from Christmas! We envision Santa's workshop looking a little like this cozy room! Gingerbread cookies hung, a bag full of presents and a charming
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One Charming Room: Santa’s Kitchen Workshop
Holidays
Excited to share this fun project we created for The Glitter Guide today! If you're looking for an easy last minute gift these pine scented, striped soy candles are such a lovely way
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DIY Pine Scented Soy Candles
Holidays
Tis’ the season for holiday gatherings and fun-filled festivities! It’s always special to have a little activity for guests to do during a party, so we created this festive DIY gingerbread house station!
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Tips for Creating a DIY Gingerbread House Station
Holidays
I truly love a good gourmet gift box. There is something so special about receiving a package full of unexpected quality goodies! The days of cheesy gift boxes with waxy chocolates are
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5 Wonderful Gourmet Gift Boxes
Holidays
A few years ago (wow time flies), I did a video on photo print wrapping paper and have since wrapped several of my presents like this! We recently re-shot the idea for FYI
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Photo Print Wrapping Paper
Holidays
We're ending Sugar and Charm's cookie week with 10 charming ways to decorate Christmas cookies! There is definitely an art to decorating sugar cookies. I find that the consistency of the frosting
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10 Charming Ways to Decorate Christmas Cookies
Holidays
Yes, these are the best butter twist cookies ever! They're SO delicious! It's an old Italian recipe that's been passed down a few generations from my husband's grandmother who got it from her mother who
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The Best Butter Twist Cookies Ever
Holidays
I love how festive this Chocolate Peppermint cookie turned out! The actual chocolate cookie is somewhat similar to a Whoopie Pie, but a little less cakey. It even has sour cream in the batter!
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Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Recipe
Holidays
We’re big fans of Munchkin in our household. From sippy cups and snack catchers to bath toys and training items, we use it all! I was so thrilled recently to have the
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A Fun Winter Toddler Table with Munchkin
Holidays
I feel like most things kids do or play with are somewhat educational as they're always learning with new activities and games. But this year instead of compiling a list of toys that are the
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Educational Gift Guide for Kids
Holidays
Cookie week continues with a recipe my mother-in-law has been making for years! She originally saw the recipe in Bon Appétit and it's been a family favorite ever since. Even though they're not
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Holiday Biscotti with Cranberry and Pistachios
Eats & Drinks
We’ve had such a blast teaming up with Triscuit to create three tantalizing appetizers with the incredibly delicious Triscuit Cranberry & Sage crackers. First we created a delicious Turkey Salad topped with Cranberry
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Easy Holiday Appetizer: Ham and Cheese with Jalapeño Jelly
Holidays
Here's a holiday gift guide for the amazing men in our lives! The prices range from $24 to $399... so you can just buy depending on how much you love them. TOTALLY KIDDING! These
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Gift Guide for the Guys
Holidays
It’s not a big surprise that Christmas is my favorite holiday! For children, Christmas morning is pure magic and now that I have my own family I find so much joy in creating these
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A Charming Christmas Brunch
Charming Giveaways
If you're familiar with 24 Merry Days you're probably pretty excited it starts today! I'm honored to be participating with 23 fabulous bloggers. Starting today until December 24th, each blogger will be giving away AMAZING
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24 Merry Days!
Eats & Drinks
We’re back with another delicious Thanksgiving leftover appetizer! Our last recipe was a yummy combo of leftover turkey and sweet cranberry sauce on top of a Triscuit Cranberry Sage cracker. Today we’re sharing
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Appetizer: Pancetta, Green Beans, Stuffing and Brie
Holidays
I was thrilled to participate in Home Depot's Holiday Style Challenge this year! The challenge is to take a box of unexpected items and design an area they give you. My area was outside,
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A Charming Hot Cocoa Stand
Holidays
For me, GODIVA always conjures up memories of decadent indulgence in one of the most delicious chocolates you’ll ever eat. So when I was asked to help create a few fun ideas for
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Godiva Chocolate Truffle Eggnog
Holidays
Frozen cocktails aren’t traditionally thought of as winter drinks, but there’s something cozy about sipping on a wintery cocktail in front of a fireplace. Especially when it’s this Bananas Foster frozen cocktail. Maybe
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Frozen Bananas Foster
Holidays
This year's DIY Advent Calendar is definitely my favorite so far! These tiny wooden houses lined up on my mantle are just about the most charming Christmas decor ever! I made the advent
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DIY Wooden Houses Advent Calendar
Living
Happy Halloween! It's always a little extra fun when Halloween is on a Friday! Romeo has now dressed up as 3 things for Halloween... he was the most adorable raccoon at Jen's Halloween party,
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Happy Halloween!
Eats & Drinks
Cheers to the weekend! With Halloween right around the corner, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite spooky cocktails! From delicious punches
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15 Spooky Cocktails for Halloween
Eats & Drinks
This Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake is definitely going to be a Halloween tradition in our home!! Around this time a year, I keep my slow cooker on hand as it's the best
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Gooey Chocolate Cherry Crock-Pot Cake
DIY
I'm always the last person in my house to figure out my Halloween costume! This year, Erin of White Fig Designs mentioned she had made a floral crown for a Day of
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DIY Floral Crowns and Day of The Dead Inspired Makeup
DIY
Friday night we're having family, friends and their kids over for an evening of pumpkin decorating! We won't be carving pumpkins since the kids are still too little, so I wanted to create a few fun
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DIY Pumpkin Ice Cream Cones
DIY
How charming is this no sew DIY mummy pillow?! Yes, no sewing! It's effortless to make and adorable for Halloween! Perfect for a kid's room during the month of October or to make a few
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No Sew DIY Mummy Pillow
Entertaining
We teamed up with Erin from White Fig Designs to create this adorable and easy Halloween centerpiece using a pre-decorated styrofoam skull and succulents! It's so simple to make and lasts the entire month
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Easy Halloween Skull Centerpiece
DIY
In Mexico, during the Day of the Dead celebrations, sugar skulls and sugar art has been a tradition since the 17th century. They're created from homemade sugar paste, put into molds,
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How to Make Mexican Sugar Skulls
Holidays
We had to put the half gallon of apple cider we have from our apple picking adventure to good use, so Moscow Mules it is!! As much as I love a standard Moscow Mule
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Apple Cider Moscow Mules
Eats & Drinks
Sometimes I like starting my weekend with a stack of homemade pancakes, slathered with butter and drizzled with syrup! When it's just the three of us, I'm not as concerned when our pancakes are
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Caramel Apple Skillet Baked Pancake
Holidays
For every new season we like to add simple touches to our home that welcome the season's scents, colors and overall decor. Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for because
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10 Easy Ways to Bring Fall Into Your Home
Holidays
It's almost America's birthday week! We celebrate birthday "weeks" in our house, so I guess we'll do the same for our good ol' USA! She's good to us, so we'll be good to
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Easy Entertaining Ideas for the 4th of July
Holidays
In honor of wedding season and 4th of July next week, I'm sharing beautiful Americana wedding inspiration from a Santa Barbara wedding. It was designed by one of my favorite event designers, Lisa
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Americana Wedding Inspiration
Holidays
I've been on a margarita kick lately! Must be the summer heat we had last week. This time when Zan got home from work, I made a watermelon margarita with fresh watermelon juice,
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Refreshing Watermelon Margarita
Entertaining
In honor of Motherʼs Day I wanted to invite a few of my fellow mom friends over for a relaxing backyard tea party. Just a few hours without our beautiful children to chat,
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Mother’s Day Backyard Tea Party
Holidays
Happy May 1st! With Mother's Day coming up on May 11th, we wanted to share some of our favorite Mother's Day gift ideas that a mom of any age would enjoy. And yes, there's
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Charming Friday Links
I'm sure many of you are planning your Easter celebrations for this weekend. We're going to be dying our eggs tomorrow and then having a relaxing weekend with a yummy Easter breakfast, dinner
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Charming Friday Links: Easter Edition!
Holidays
Can you believe Easter is this Sunday?! If you're in need of some last minute Easter ideas, I've pulled together some of our favorite Sugar and Charm Easter posts from over the past
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The Best of Sugar and Charm’s Easter Ideas
Eats & Drinks
This Carrot Margarita recipe was inspired by the cocktail served at Flora Farm in Cabo San Lucas. I thought there is no way a margarita made with carrot juice can taste good...can't happen.
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Carrot Margarita Recipe
DIY
If an Easter egg hunt isn't enough for your young Easter brunch guests, we're sharing this adorable Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny printable and a printable sheet of tails! It's
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Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny Printable
Holidays
I've been making Zan an Easter basket for 10 years! The tradition started the first year we began dating and I've carried it on ever since. It's usually a small basket with his
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The Ultimate Easter Basket for Guys
Holidays
From pink nails to baseball caps, spring is in the air and I'm absolutely loving it. I'm so excited about spring and everything it brings... Longer days, morning walks, hues of pink and
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12 Things to Love About Spring
Holidays
[gallery royalslider="1" ids="6995,6974,6977,6969,6973,6987,6970"] One year for Valentine's Day Zan surprised me with a romantic dinner on the beach. He packed a blanket, some candles and stopped by our favorite cafe for take-out. Another year,
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7 Budget-Friendly Romantic Valentine’s Day Dates
Holidays
I'm a huge fan of Cook's Illustrated, so when they came out with their Comfort Food issue, I swooped it up in the grocery store, browsed each page and left with a cart
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Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Holidays
I'm excited to have Cyd, the founder and editor of The Sweetest Occasion, sharing her Valentine's Day Entertaining Style with us! I'm sure most of you have read Cyd's blog, but if you
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Entertaining Style: Cyd from The Sweetest Occasion
DIY
With Valentine's Day less than a week away, it's time to start thinking of special things to do for your loved ones. If you need a charming idea we're sharing six funny and
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Valentine’s Day Printable Vouchers
Eats & Drinks
Last week we shared a recipe for the most delicious raspberry shortbread cookies with raspberry salt on The Glitter Guide! They were a huge hit in my house and I think a perfect
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Raspberry Shortbread Cookies with Raspberry Salt
Holidays
I’m going donuts over these Valentine’s Day printables! We thought it would be different to pass out colorful and delicious donuts in a box (wink, wink) for Valentine’s this year instead of cookies or candy.
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I’m Donuts Over You – Valentine’s Day Printable!
Eats & Drinks
Every day and every breath is a gift, so why not celebrate and eat fudge?! And with this fudge recipe, making it has never been so easy. There are only 5 ingredients in
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5 Ingredient Raspberry Marble Fudge Recipe
Holidays
We're kissing 2013 goodbye! It was a fantastic year for our family and Sugar and Charm, but I'm ready to start a fresh year, create new memories and set exciting goals. I love
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Kissing 2013 Goodbye!
Holidays
Merry Christmas Eve! If you're looking for a fun project for the kids or teens to do during the holiday break, these Candy Cane Sugar Scrubs are all-natural, incredibly easy to make and
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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
Holidays
It's a tradition for us to make a batch of creamy homemade eggnog around the holidays. I wanted to switch things up, so I made a Butterscotch Eggnog recipe from the Winter Cocktails book.
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Butterscotch Eggnog Recipe
Holidays
Our first Christmas in our home called for a Sugar and Charm holiday party and toy drive benefitting one of my favorite Los Angeles non-profits, Baby2Baby. I'm happy to report the party and drive
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Cookies and Cocktail Holiday Party & Toy Drive
Entertaining
This gift guide was created with two things in mind... American made and Hostess with the Mostess. It's a collection of holiday gift ideas for the person closest in your life who loves
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American Made Gift Guide for the Hostess in your Life
Holidays
'Tis the season to be baking, fa-la-la-la-la... that's what I sing to myself when I'm in the kitchen on my third sugar cookie recipe because the other ones didn't make the cut.
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Gingerbread Spice Sugar Cookies
Holidays
If you're feeling crafty and festive, you're gonna love this DIY candy cane Christmas tree! Did you know you can heat candy canes to a pliable consistency? I'm definitely making it on the
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DIY Candy Cane Tree
Holidays
I have an abundance of rosemary growing outside and there's even more growing up the hill from our house! I will never be able to use that much rosemary, so I thought it
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DIY Rosemary Wreath
Entertaining
Happy December! We had a lovely time hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year! It was a little chaotic of course, but a great experience and I'd do it again in a
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Snippets of our Thanksgiving
Holidays
Wow, what a crazy holiday weekend we had! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed getting as stuffed as the turkeys you ate. Before my family left Los Angeles,
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Christmas Entertaining
Eats & Drinks
Happy Thanksgiving! We're cookin' away ; ) Today is also the first day of Hanukkah, so happy Turkey Day and happy Hanukkah! To add to the holiday fun, it's also National French Toast
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Thanksgiving & National French Toast Day!
Eats & Drinks
I'm coming down from celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary last night! Zan surprised me with the most incredible night ever. He took me to dinner at The Ranch and while we were
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Champagne Cranberry Sauce
Holidays
I grew up with the $2 Advent calendars sold at the grocery store with the really cheap milk chocolate stashed inside... I know it sounds tragic ; )  I was determined to make
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DIY Wooden Advent Calendar
Holidays
I'm loving these DIY holiday votives. We're starting to craft and get things ready for our holiday party! Since I dream of a snowy day (born and raised in Cali = no snow
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DIY Holiday Votives
DIY
Without further ado, here is the table runner video! I made a natural-dyed table runner using the spice turmeric for my Thanksgiving table this year. We did a video for Lifetime Moms showing
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Video: Naturally Dyed Table Runner
Entertaining
15 days until Thanksgiving! I've brought out all the books and magazines and have been working on planning my Thanksgiving menu and table decor. This year is going to be extra special
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Thanksgiving Entertaining Inspiration
Holidays
Alright, it's been about 85 degrees in LA the past week, but on the day I made these there were clouds in the sky and fall was in the air. I think it
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Hot Chocolate on a Stick Recipe
Holidays
Giving back is something that should be carried on throughout the year, but around the holidays the spirit of giving is ubiquitous. The holidays can be especially hard for a lot of families
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Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season
Holidays
Let's start this off by Zan's reaction to the pie, "it's by far the best pecan pie recipe I've ever tasted." Yup, he really said that and I don't get that reaction too
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The Best Brown Butter Rum Pecan Pie Recipe Ever!
Charming Friday Links
Happy November 1st!! I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween. Romeo did pretty well his first time trick-or-treating, but there are definitely some skills we need to work on like him not
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Charming Friday Links
Holidays
Happy Halloween, Charmers! Since it's the first Halloween in our new house, I wanted to do something special for the kids who stop by trick-or-treating. I asked Zan if he had any
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Happy Halloween!
Holidays
I usually never ask for nail art when I get manicures. Mostly because I don't want to pay the extra money for it, haha! But this time I really wanted to do something
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Spiderweb Nails for Halloween
Eats & Drinks
Hellooo Friday! It's the weekend before Halloween, which means major party time for many of you. You'll be happy to know that I have the BEST sangria recipe ever for Halloween! I call
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Black Sangria Recipe
Holidays
Growing up, I always looked forward to trick-or-treating with my cousins and siblings each Halloween. Dressed up in our costumes we would head out right before it turned dark to let the sugar
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Trick-or-Treating Tradition
Entertaining
Tis the season to add a little black into your life, or in my case a lot! I love black accents so I've gathered together a few of my favorite things in black
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Back In Black – Entertaining Products
Eats & Drinks
Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend full of exciting fall and Halloween activities! If you've read Sugar and Charm for awhile, you know I'm a fan of making entertaining fun
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Chocolate Flourless Cake
Eats & Drinks
The Gin Goblin has arrived! I love how this gin, green tea and cucumber cocktail turned out. It's perfect for Halloween night, if you're having a few friends over to pass out candy.
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The Gin Goblin – A Green Tea and Cucumber Cocktail
Be Inspired
I can't believe I'm posting a picture of myself like this! I thought I would never do it, but it's all to bring you guys enjoyment. I feel like I HAD to share
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OldBooth… and Yes, That’s Me.
Eats & Drinks
I've gathered 10 of my favorite Halloween ideas from Sugar and Charm. Over the years we've made several Halloween cocktails, sweets and craft projects and I wanted to combine my 10 favorite
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10 Charming Halloween Ideas
Eats & Drinks
This was my first time making almond milk horchata and it won't be the last! The kids at the Halloween party drank it all up and absolutely loved it. The flavor is richer
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Almond Milk Horchata
Entertaining
This was the first actual party I've hosted for Romeo and his friends. I'm so happy we got to team up with the incredible Tiny Prints to kick off some good ol' Halloween
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Kids Halloween Party Ideas
DIY
The rest of the week I'll be sharing a kids Halloween party I hosted for Romeo! We teamed up with Tiny Prints to put on an adorable black and white, skeleton party for
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Kids Halloween Party: DIY Magnet Board
Eats & Drinks
I was excited when Better Homes and Gardens invited me to try  the new line of dishware they sell at Walmart. Since I have a set of round white dishes, I chose some modern,
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Sweet Mornings – The Best Frittata Recipe Ever!
Holidays
I think I've shared a million times that these next three months are my absolute favorite of the year. For one I finally get to dig out my dusty boots out of the
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Fall To Do List
Holidays
We're welcoming fall with a delicious, rustic pumpkin spice galette. I wanted to make something different than the standard pumpkin pie and I love the way galettes look (and taste!). I like that
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Pumpkin Spice Galette
Holidays
There's something about spicy popcorn on the 4th of July... probably just because it has the word pop in it ; ) Okay joking aside, as we gear up for a four day weekend,
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Spicy Popcorn Recipe
Holidays
Happy 4th of July week! I'm excited to share with you the most amazing 4th of July florals, created by the talented Samantha of Primary Petals. We call them Firecracker Flowers because
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Firecracker Florals
Holidays
What better day to bring out the bright red lipstick than the 4th of July? Make-up artist Kelly Shew created the perfect simple black cat eye with the most incredible bold red lips
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4th of July Beauty
Eats & Drinks
With Father's Day coming up, I thought it would be nice to do a little twist on the classic root beer float using Dad's root beer, how perfect is that?! So I made
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S’mores Root Beer Float for Dad
Holidays
Mother's Day will always have a special meaning to me. Not only because it's the day we celebrate and cherish our mamas, but also because Romeo was born on Mother's Day last year
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Entertaining
  Growing up in California and living in Los Angeles for 10 years,  I've  always loved good, authentic Mexican food. It may be my favorite!  I can seriously eat chips, guacamole, salsa and tacos
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Cinco De Mayo Inspiration
Eats & Drinks
  It's kind of funny because I'm actually not just a plain Champagne kind of girl, which might surprise you! Somewhere, at sometime, I lost my appetite for Champagne, maybe I had too much
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Grapefruit Mimosas
Holidays
Shop this board, here! 1/2/3/4/5/6/7   We have another new and exciting series on the blog! It's part of the new site, which will make its debut in a few weeks... finally! But I wanted to
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entertaining style with m loves m
Holidays
Pinch me, I'm pinning for Martha! I'm honored and extremely thrilled that I'll be guest pinning for Martha Stewart Living this next month. As if that isn't enough, this write up about Sugar and Charm
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guest pinning for martha stewart living
Eats & Drinks
I've been wanting to try Ina's incredible Coconut Cupcake recipe for awhile. I added a little twist and made them Coconut Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes adding a fresh raspberry filling inside and a few
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coconut raspberry swirl cupcakes
Holidays
Easter is only a few weeks away and if you're hosting a fabulous brunch you must start planning your menu soon! Easter is actually one of my favorite holidays so I've been Easter-pinning-crazy
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inspiration for an easter brunch
DIY
"I want my geese to lay gold eggs for easter!" Just like Veruca Salt, I wanted a few gold eggs for Easter, so I made it happen with some beautiful gold leaf. For my
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Gold Leaf Easter Eggs!
Eats & Drinks
After having the incredible lemon ricotta pancakes at Plow in San Francisco, I was determined to come home and make some! The pancakes at Plow had a strong lemon taste, which I loved,
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Sweet Mornings – Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Homemade Ricotta
Holidays
I usually make these cookies around the holidays, but as the years go on I'm learning that they're actually a terrific year-round chocolate cookie! By far they are my most requested cookie to
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My Favorite Chocolate Cherry Cookies
Snippets of Life
"love conquers all" - Virgil   Romeo would like to wish you a happy Valentine's Day! We love all of you wonderful Sugar and Charm readers! Happy, happy luv day : )   P.S. That fauxhawk is
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luv you…
Holidays
We're celebrating Valentine's Day all week in the Passante house. Everyday I have a little homemade surprise for Zan. I like celebrating Valentine's Day, but not in the way of buying lavish gifts...
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Blast from the Past Down the Balloon Path (say that 10 times fast!)
Eats & Drinks
It's called the Forgotten Cookie, but I've renamed it the "un" forgotten cookie in honor of Valentine's Day. It's a sweet treat to whip up to let someone know they're not
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The “Un” Forgotten Cookies and Valentine’s Day Treat!
Holidays
Valentine's Day is less than a month away, so I compiled a few of my favorite monogrammed gifts! I love personalizing presents and Valentine's Day is perfect for a sweet monogrammed present.   1. Personalized
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My Top Ten Favorite Monogrammed Gifts
Holidays
Who doesn't love a delicious, rich cup of hot cocoa? We had guests over the other night and our friend Brandon asked for a cup of cocoa. After Mariah told me about this recipe,
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Easy Ways to Top Off Your Hot Cocoa
Holidays
It's January and most of us have, sadly, packed up our Christmas wreaths to store away until next year. That doesn't mean the door should be empty. It's nice to have a little
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The Perfect January Wreath
Holidays
I made this festive candy cane peppermint punch for General Mills and it was so incredibly tasty and easy, I had to share it on Sugar and Charm! It's only three ingredients, so
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Candy Cane Peppermint Punch
Holidays
You're bound to get a giant, jolly'ole ho ho ho when Santa sees these cookies left for him! I've been making these Roly Poly Santas for years and now I have a video
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Roly Poly Santa Video
Holidays
If you've ever made homemade gingerbread you know how amazing it smells for weeks! I made this tree last year and every time I would walk past it I would get a nice
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Gingerbread Garland and Recipe
Holidays
A beautiful setting from Caitlin of Sacramento Street. Adore her blog and great style. More pics here.   In love with this gorgeous, simple table setting from Sarah of Honey of a Thousand Flowers via one of
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Beautiful Table Settings for Christmas
Holidays
This is a gathering I would have loved to be at... this perfect, snowy Montana setting was complete with a centerpiece wreath chandelier that took center stage, a giant fire to stand around
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DIY Wreath Chandelier and a Simple Winter Wonderland Gathering
Holidays
Is this what it looks like when your family gets together to capture a photo for a Christmas card? We took Romeo to the Christmas tree farm to snap a photo of him
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Behind the Scenes of a Christmas Card Photo Shoot
Charming Giveaways
If you follow me on Pinterest you've seen some of my holiday pins. I was looking at my Christmas board and was inspired by the photos, so I thought I would share them
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Christmas Pins and a Giveaway Winner
Charming Giveaways
I've been a fan of Knock Knock for years and have collected quite a few of their fun pads. I even did "the easiest craft you'll ever do in your life" using a
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Stocking Stuffer Giveaway from Knock Knock
Holidays
I've always been attracted to the color and odd shape of dragon fruit. The gorgeous hues of vibrant pink and red makes this one of the most beautiful fruits. It's similar in texture
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Dragon Fruit Holiday Cocktail
Holidays
1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10 First, I appreciate every one of your comments on the giveaway and I absolutely LOVED reading all of the different holiday desserts you all bake! I was pretty much hungry the whole week
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Holiday Gifts for the Baker
Entertaining
I put together some Thanksgiving Day table inspiration for you all! I wanted to create something that's achievable and affordable for everyone. Of course there are millions of gorgeous settings, but often they're
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An Earthy Thanksgiving Table
Holidays
I truly enjoyed this drink for days and it is my beloved cocktail for fall. Not only was the cocktail incredible, but the process of making homemade apple cider was so much fun!
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The Best Homemade Apple Cider Cocktail Ever!
Holidays
Our second annual Halloween bash was a lot of fun! Toluca Lake didn't disappoint... there were literally thousands of kids! I made Romeo's chicken costume out of feather boas, hot glue and a
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second annual halloween bash
Eats & Drinks
If you need a last minute Halloween treat for this Wednesday, these adorable mummy cupcakes are perfect! They're super simple to make, as it's just a regular chocolate cake and white frosting. You'll also
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Chocolate and Vanilla Mummy Cupcakes
Entertaining
It's the last weekend to throw a pumpkin carving social! Gather a few friends, buy (or make!) some pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin beer and create your favorite pumpkin carving designs! I put together
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pumpkin carving social
Eats & Drinks
Jolly Rancher punch? Oh yes. I made this last year for our Halloween party and not only was it a total hit, but it was super easy to make! And it tastes
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Spiked Jolly Rancher Punch
DIY
Since Romeo can't decorate his own pumpkin this year I thought I would do it for him! I created a decoupage photo pumpkin with some of my favorite pictures of him... I know
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Decoupage Photo Pumpkin
Holidays
This cake is the best fall cake recipe and a great way to use all of those apples you've collected from apple picking! It's dense and super moist and when you pour the
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Perfect Fall Crunchy Apple Cake
Entertaining
I'm excited to premiere Sugar and Charm's first video! I love breaking out a "spooky" family-friendly Halloween movie for a special night with family and friends, so I wanted to share a few
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Halloween Movie Night Video
Eats & Drinks
Banana breakfast sandwiches - yum! As expressed in a previous post, I'm telling you again that I really love Tyler Florence's baby food book, Start Fresh, because that's exactly where I got this recipe!!
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Sweet Mornings – Banana Breakfast Sandwiches
Eats & Drinks
These are called french toast puffs and they're the most delicious version of french toast ever! A crispy and crunchy outside with a soft, almost doughy like, puff inside. Seriously amazing! See below
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Sweet Mornings – French Toast Puffs
Holidays
I saw these adorable toothpicks at Paper-Source and knew I could think of a few ways to use them! I thought it would be cute to make a dainty garland to hang on the front
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DIY 4th of july flag garland
Holidays
Milkshakes and popcorn are so "American" so I put them together to make a unique and delicious all-American treat to celebrate the 4th of July! It's a buttery vanilla milkshake, swirled with caramel
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Cracker Jack Caramel Popcorn Milkshake
Holidays
1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 I love the 4th of July. Interestingly enough, my fondest memories are of Midwest 4th of Julys. I grew up going to Ohio to visit family almost every summer and we spent many
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4th of july entertaining
Holidays
I'm so excited to celebrate Zan's first Father's Day this Sunday! And we'll be spending the day with my dad and Zan's dad too! Below I picked out a few "cool" things for
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gifts for daddy
Entertaining
Last year I swooned over this Mother's Day brunch design for HGTV by Sara Westbrook and Brittany Egbert. Isn't it beautiful? The details, colors and gorgeous flower arrangements are absolutely stunning. It's charming inspiration for
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mother’s day brunch inspiration
Holidays
As crazy as it is, I will be a mom this Mother's Day! I told Zan, even if baby boy is late, I am still celebrating Mother's Day because I've carried him around with me
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Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Holidays
Have you ever made fresh squeezed watermelon juice? It's a little more time consuming than just juicing an orange or lemon, but it tastes so refreshing and it's worth the extra steps :
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fresh homemade watermelon juice
Eats & Drinks
Over the weekend I made homemade cinnamon rolls. I followed Paula Dean's recipe, which is really incredible! It's a little time consuming because the bread needs to have time to rise, but other than
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Sweet Mornings – Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Grand Marnier Icing
Holidays
No one ever said Easter baskets are just for kids! If I could fill my own Easter basket, the candy below would be my top picks! Gourmet chocolate bars, amazing toffee from See's,
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Easter Candy for Adults!
DIY
DIY Ombre Easter eggs - I'm in love!! I have been so busy lately that I haven't done too many Easter crafts, yet alone even decorate for Easter!! With some of my family
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DIY Ombre Easter Eggs
Eats & Drinks
Last week I made three cocktails for Style Me Pretty and Macy's. I wanted to share my favorite one with you... the Honey Citrus cocktail. It's fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and orange juice, with Skyy
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Honey Citrus Cocktail
Holidays
I'm so excited to have my Easter Eggs featured in Ladies' Home Journal April issue... especially with one of my favorite ladies on the cover... I adored the doodle eggs and the minimal eggs too! There is
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sugar and charm in ladies’ home journal
Entertaining
I know fondue isn't exactly part of an Irish meal, but I thought it would be a cute and fun idea for a Saint Patrick's Day dinner. There are a variety of delicious
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Pot o’ Fondue
Eats & Drinks
Happy Leap Day! I like the fact that I have an extra day this year to organize before March rolls on through! I just can't believe March is already here! There are some
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Saint Patrick’s Chocolate Cookie Cake
Holidays
What a special year 2011 was for me and Zan! So many special memories were made and looking back I can't help but realize we are so incredibly blessed. There is not a
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looking back on 2011
Holidays
Yay! It's almost 2012 and I'm sure most of you have some amazing plans to ring in the new year! Since I wasn't able to create a New Year's project this year, I
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2012 new year’s inspiration
Holidays
I make these Peanut Butter Blossoms every year and they are yummmmmmy! They're a Christmas tradition in our house so I wanted to share them with you all! Since this will be my
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Peanut Butter Blossoms
Holidays
This year instead of making a gingerbread house, I decided to try a homemade gingerbread tree! I found these star cookie cutters from Crate and Barrel that are for making gingerbread trees. They're on sale
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Gingerbread Tree
Holidays
Yesterday I made a pinecone tree after I saw one in Target that I really liked. I decided I wanted to try and make my own and I absolutely LOVE the way it
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Pinecone Tree Craft
Holidays
Although I love the traditional red and green Christmas decor, these natural colors and Christmas entertaining items stood out to me this year. I haven't decided on a Christmas table theme yet, but
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My Favorite Christmas Items This Year
Holidays
I suddenly had the urge to make a chocolate ganache bundt cake... Hmmm I wonder where that urge came from? ha! I am excited because this was my very first bundt cake! Can
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Chocolate Ganache Bundt Cake
Holidays
Ahhh, the joys of Christmas and all of the beautiful inspiration around the web. I wanted to share a few photos that inspired me in some way from color to design. These pictures
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Christmas Inspiration
Holidays
Just because I can't drink at the moment doesn't mean I don't need to make the other person living in this house delicious festive cocktails this Christmas! Last night was the perfect night
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Bulldog n’ Baileys Holiday Cocktail
DIY
Get creative with your Thanksgiving floral arrangements this year. Think outside the box with vases and flower arranging. Find a vase or something that can act like a vase and fill it with
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thanksgiving floral arrangement
Entertaining
I want to say thank you to everyone for the very sweet comments about our sweet little baby. I was overjoyed when reading them all! I posted my fall dinner in Paso at
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paso dinner, thanksgiving inspiration
Holidays
A change up from the traditional Pumpkin Pie dessert for Thanksgiving... This year you can bring these sugared-cranberry vanilla cupcakes to the party! I know they look a little Christmasy, but they'll work
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Sugared-Cranberry Vanilla Cupcakes
Holidays
We had a cold and rainy weekend in LA and I was soaking it in as much as I could. I love rainy weekends here since we don't get them very often. The
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Hot Buttered Mulled Cider
Living
I have never seen so many tricker-or-treaters in my Halloween life! We threw a small get-together at a friend's house in Toluca Lake. I've always heard it gets crazy there, but once I
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snippet of life: halloween 2011
Holidays
Below are some of my favorite Halloween treats I pinned on Pinterest. I was getting inspiration because I am baking three desserts for Monday! Halloween snuck up on me this year and I
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halloween treats
Holidays
I've blogged about Paperless Post before, but I just can't get enough of them! If you're throwing a Halloween party this year, Paperless Post is an easy and chic way to send an "evite." You
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paperless post for halloween
Holidays
Growing up, these Italian sodas were my favorite!! My mom and I would always stop by a little coffee shack on our road trips to Oregon. I remember ordering the blueberry Italian soda
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Italian Sodas
Holidays
I stumbled across this graduation-themed party by the marvelous team at Martha Stewart and I thought it was super cute. Graduation parties are a favorite of mine. Whether it's a preschool, 8th grade,
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For the Graduate
Eats & Drinks
It's going to be a Key lime Mother's Day all week on Sugar and Charm! I'll be posting easy Key lime-themed entertaining and craft ideas that you can create for your mom. Let's
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key lime mother’s day week
DIY
This year I decided to try something different rather than dye my Easter eggs. I really wanted to create details and I knew I couldn't get them if I used dye... so instead
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Different Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs
Holidays
The bunny fold is an easy and charming way to dress up your Easter table this year! It's so cute, you think it might hop right off your plate : ) Better Homes
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It’s the… Bunny Fold!
Holidays
I've had my eye on these photos for quite some time now and since today is St. Patrick's Day (and everyone has a little Irish spirit goin' on) I felt it would be
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st. patrick’s day inspiration
Eats & Drinks
This was my first time making a carrot cake recipe from scratch and it turned out heavenly! I found a recipe that reminded me of a classic, old fashion carrot cake with pineapple,
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carrot cake cupcakes
Holidays
These Roly Poly Santa Cookies are the cutest of the cookie bunch! They're buttery and delicious and you'll almost feel bad for eating their legs and head, but you won't regret it once
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Ho, Ho, Ho! Roly-Poly Santa Cookie Recipe
Holidays
Sorry I haven't posted for the last two days... I've been baking my bum off! Well, not really my bum off, if anything I added to it! None the less these past few
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Cookie Day… A Successful Two-day Process!

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