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Inspiration Board: Bright Pink and Orange

During the rainy season, I add plenty of color to my life to make up for the lack of it in the nature around me. This eye-catching pink and orange holiday thank you card  has me dreaming of a life set in bright fuchsias, pinks, and oranges.

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Cardstore.com Pink Stones Holiday Thank You Card

Anthropologie Hat and Shower Curtain

J.Crew Flats and Kids Top

Madewell Dress and Jeans

Bed pictured at Flickr, featured in Elle Decor

Cookie and kate and Blood Orange French 75 Recipe

Hello Kitty Birthday Inspiration

I loved Hello Kitty as a kid, so I’m pretty excited by the new line of Hello Kitty cards at Cardstore! Be sure to check out all of the adorable Hello Kitty birthday cards to get some inspiration for your daughter’s next birthday party.

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Cardstore.com Pink Border Hello Kitty Kids Birthday Card

Hello Kitty Nails

Hello Kitty Cake Pops

Hello Kitty Room

Hello Kitty Cupcakes

Inspiration Board: Bright New Years Eve

While I definitely enjoy all that sparkles on New Years Eve, why not go a different–though equally festive–route this year by throwing a bright and colorful New Years Eve bash? Add bright bursts of color to your food, decor, and outfit and end the night watching colorful, exploding fireworks.

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Cardstore.com Recycled Resolutions New Years Card

Kate Spade Belina Dress

O Chickadee Sparkle Garland

Le Petit Blog Lou-Lous Bright Clock Image

Martha Stewart Festive Champagne

Gingerbread House Inspiration

Growing up with a December birthday meant that we often would put on gingerbread house making contests during my birthday parties. While my technique consisted mostly of eating and adding as much candy as possible, I love some of the ideas below–the monochromatic pink house, the log cabin, and the all-white gingerbread house, in particular!

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From Top to Bottom,  Left to Right:

Southern Style Gingerbread Manor

All White Gingerbread House

Log Cabin Gingerbread House

Pink Gingerbread House

Slanted Roof Gingerbread House

Peppermint Inspiration Board

Add a tasty touch to the Christmas season with some of these peppermint holiday treats! Peppermints are certainly some of the prettiest sweets around, and this holiday card is sure to invoke memories of some of your sweeter Christmases.

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Cardstore.com Candy Cane Jar Christmas Card

Martha Stewart Candy Cane Cocktail

Sunset Crushed Peppermint Cheesecake

Williams-Sonoma Peppermint Spreaders

Martha Stewart Peppermint Eggnog

Inspiration Board: Snowflake Sparkle

While it isn’t technically Thanksgiving yet, I’ve already begun my Christmas shopping! What can I say? I love the holidays. I especially enjoy seeing the pretty accents of silver and sparkle at every store window. Here’s a couple ideas to help create a winter wonderland in your home.

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Cardstore.com Snowflake Be Merry Photo Christmas Card

Pottery Barn Glitter Vase Filler and Jeweled Crystal Wreath

Anthropologie White Dress and Stag Ornament

Williams-Sonoma Tree Place Card Holders

Inspiration Board: Thanksgiving Nuts

After spending this weekend harvesting buckets of walnuts, I’m definitely starting to get geared up for Thanksgiving. It’s always fun to add a nutty touch to your Thanksgiving decor and recipes, and nut-themed decor is sure to get Thanksgiving guests thinking of their favorite part of the meal–the pecan pie for dessert! Here’s a few ideas:

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Cardstore.com Every Nut Thanksgiving Card

Martha Stewart Walnut Place Cards and Acorn Napkin Ties

Country Living Chocolate-Pecan Tartlets

Pottery Barn Acorn Salt & Pepper Shakers

Williams-Sonoma Fall Pie Crust Cutters

Inspiration Board: Candy Corn Decor

If you have as serious a sweet tooth as I do, then candy corn is your best friend during the Halloween season. Why not organize your Halloween bash around this Halloween greeting card and its bright candy corn colors? Using candy corn as your inspiration is sure to create a Halloween party that’s both cheerful and focused on the sweeter side of Halloween.

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Cardstore.com Boo Candy Corn Halloween Card

Martha Stewart Candy Corn Jello and Pom Poms

Country Living Candy Corn Cookie

Raising Arizona Kids Candy Corn Candle

Inspiration Board: Creepy Spider Halloween Party

I find a tiny spider more fear-inducing than any zombie or ghost in a movie. Even looking at a photo of a spider makes me start frantically brushing off my arms and back, convinced I have one crawling on me! If you want to throw a truly creepy Halloween party, I recommend one themed around everyone’s least favorite creepy crawlers. Take inspiration from these relatively cute spider decorations and party ideas, and expand it from there!

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Cardstore.com Orange Spiders Halloween Invitation

Balloon Spider and Glittered Spider Candles from Martha Stewart

Spider Baked Goods from Bakerella

Spider Lights at At Home with Kim Vallee

Inspiration Board: Pumpkin Party!

Halloween is my favorite holiday for throwing parties. Ever since I was a kid, when my parents would set up a haunted house in our barn, I’ve loved obsessing over every last detail of my Halloween celebrations. In the weeks to come, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Halloween crafts, recipes, and decor ideas organized around various Halloween motifs. This inspiration board features some pumpkin invitations and decor ideas.

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I formed this pumpkin-themed event around a Cardstore Pumpkin Stack Halloween invitation. Have you seen our sneak peak of Halloween cards yet? Here’s a couple others that would be great for a pumpkin-themed bash.

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Martha Stewart always has the best Halloween crafts. These are a few of my favorite pumpkin ones (from top to bottom):

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