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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

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I’m popping in this evening to wish you all the very happiest of Thanksgiving celebrations tomorrow! For those of you not here in the States, I’m absolutely wishing you a beautiful day, too. B has been keeping me company in the kitchen this evening as I work on prepping pies for tomorrow’s feast. We’ll be making the rounds visiting family in the morning before making our way to my mom’s for dinner in the afternoon. Tomorrow evening we’re getting together …

24 Merry Days

24 Merry Days

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Ok, friends. Get ready, because it’s almost time for 24 Merry Days! (Insert me dancing a jig here. It happens. A lot.) Honestly, this is one of my favorite posts to write each year. Long time readers will know that this year marks the third annual 24 Merry Days extravaganza. In a nutshell, it’s the ultimate Christmas countdown calendar that rolls out over 24 days, features 24 bloggers and showcases 24 absolutely mind-blowing giveaways. This year, 24 Merry Days is back …

Remembering

Remembering

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I know I’m not alone in remembering exactly where I was on this day, September 11th, thirteen years ago. I was eighteen years old. Barely out of high school. I was trying on adulthood for the very first time. And suddenly, every bit of innocence I may have had left was shattered. Every year it continues to be really important to me to take a few moments to remember that day, remember all it meant to those of us here …

Announcing Summer Advertising Specials

Announcing Summer Advertising Specials

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As the weather is warming up and B and I are looking forward to all things summery (camping, s’mores, bonfires, parties, boating, and all the good stuff), I’m also hard at working planning loads of fun and pretty things to share here on The Sweetest Occasion throughout the summer season. Recipes, cocktails, DIYs, party inspiration, travel inspiration and basically all of my favorite things. With that in mind, today …

A New Home for The Sweetest Occasion

A New Home for The Sweetest Occasion

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This post is a tale about a girl and her itch to find more room to store her craft supplies and styling props. Heading into 2014, I couldn’t stop thinking about finding a dedicated studio space to call home. Last fall, I mentioned that I was planning to move into a storefront office that my cousin (and ultimate partner in crime) had scouted out as the headquarters for her new business, which remained my intention up until the holidays. At that …

Win a $200 Shopping Spree from Luna Bazaar

Win a $200 Shopping Spree from Luna Bazaar

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The Sweetest Occasion keep the party rockin’!

Yep. I promised you this was going to be huge, guys. This morning when chatting about my love for decorating with honeycomb balls? When I just so happened to mention the awesome selection of party decorations sponsor Luna Bazaar rocks out? That was meant as a big fat hint. As in, *hint hint* start making your …

A Final Look Back at 2013

A Final Look Back at 2013

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I know this is definitely one of those weeks where we’re all feeling a bit introspective and reflective, and I have to admit – I kind of love that about January every year! I find it really refreshing to look back on the year that was while setting a few intentions for the year to come. I’m not huge on resolutions per se, but I do love planning for the year and making goals. In this moment I feel more …

The Best of 2013: 13 Favorite Posts from 2013

The Best of 2013: 13 Favorite Posts from 2013

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With 2014 headed our way in just a few short days, I’m going to be taking a bit of time over the next week or so to slow down the pace a bit. I’ll still be posting occasionally but now through January 6th, things will be a touch quieter around here. You see, I have really important things to do. Like organizing my closets, planning for next year and watching Elf. Because somehow that didn’t happen before Christmas so I …

Happy Holidays + the Icepocalypse!

Happy Holidays + the Icepocalypse!

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Hello my dears! Ami from Elizabeth Anne Designs here, hoping you are in the midst of much merry and bright! Unfortunately, Cyd is buried in the Upstate NY Icepocalypse (scope out the storm on Instagram with the hashtag #nnyicestorm). Although we are hoping for a thaw before Christmas, she asked me to stop by and wish you the happiest of holidays on her behalf just in case!

[Photo by Genevieve Leiper from Elizabeth Anne Designs.]

Hugs and love from both of us—enjoy some …

24 Merry Days – Win a $200 Holiday Gift Pack from Leif

24 Merry Days – Win a $200 Holiday Gift Pack from Leif

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I’ve mentioned before how much I adore Leif so I’m pretty excited about today. (See said Leif obsession here in this post entirely comprised of some of my favorites from Leif’s pretty accessories and housewares!) Today is my day on the 24 Merry Days calendar and girl has the goods for you! As in, an amazing gift pack full of goodies worth $200 hand selected by Leif just for one of you lucky folks! (Oh man, I’m so jealous right now.) This is …

24 Merry Days

24 Merry Days

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If you’ve been reading for a while, you may remember 24 Merry Days from last year. It’s like the ultimate Christmas countdown calendar over 24 days, featuring 24 bloggers and 24 seriously incredible giveaways. (Like last year’s prize package worth $250 from Cloud9 Living!) Well, guess what? I’m thrilled to once again be a part of the 24 Merry Days fun, which all kicks off on December 1! From there on out, you can visit the 24 Merry Days site …

Follow The Sweetest Occasion on Feedly

Follow The Sweetest Occasion on Feedly

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I’m sure by now most everyone has heard that as of July 1 the long-loved Google Reader is closing up shop. I know that for many of you, like me, Google Reader is your primary way of subscribing to and keeping tabs on all of your favorite blogs so this post serves as a friendly PSA that now is the time to start backing up all your subscriptions and making plans for life post-Google Reader. (It sounds so dramatic, doesn’t …