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Wishing You All A Happy Holiday!

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As 2013 comes to close, I want to say thank you to all of my loyal blog readers –– it's so fun to share a little bit of my day with all of you.

I'll be traveling for the next few weeks, so check back on the blog in 2014 for a sneak peek at my holidays. I hope you all enjoy some time with you families and a nice relaxing break!


P.S. If you're throwing a party for New Year's Eve, be sure to check out my cocktail party inspiration. See the party.

What I'm Giving: Mark and Graham Luggage Tags

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While browsing for Christmas gifts, I spotted these personalized luggage tags from Mark and Graham that I immediately thought would make great stocking stuffers. The bright colors make them so cheerful -- and identifiable, which is perfect for when you find yourself lost in a sea of similar looking bags at the airport.  I'm getting one for each friend of mind that travels often, and I think you should to!

img21cColorfield Luggage Tag, $29


Getting Ready for the Holidays: Party Checklist

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Since the holidays are quickly approaching, I wanted to share with you again my top tips for prepping for a holiday party. Doing just a little prep beforehand will guarantee that your party is a hit!

1. Burn lots of unscented candles.

2. Create enough space for guests to hang their coats and enough hangers.

3. Display fresh flowers that have plenty of water and are perfectly groomed. (l remove lily stamens as they can stain guests clothes and noses if they get too close.)

4. Play great music—but not too loud.

5. Provide ample guest towels in the powder room.

6. Have plenty of ice and drinks, including non-alcoholic, for guest to help themselves.

7. For children, have lots of great toys and videos on hand. I love anything from Disney, National Geographic or Crayola.

8. Cameras are an absolute must. I love having pictures to remember the occasion.

9. Design place cards.

10. I always designate a friend to make introductions if I am not around.

These are my must-dos. What are yours? Let me know in the comments!