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The Sweetest Occasion Reader Survey

The Sweetest Occasion Reader Survey

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Take the 2013 reader survey and be entered to win a $50 J.Crew gift card!

Welcoming Summer Sponsors

Welcoming Summer Sponsors

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With Memorial Day come and gone, it’s time to think summer! I have an entire notebook full of amazing content I am working to bring to The Sweetest Occasion over the next few months and I could not be more excited. Summer party ideas, freshly inspired DIY projects, entertaining features, recipes, cocktails, home decor inspiration – the works! With all of that in mind, I’m officially putting out the word welcoming summer sponsors to join me in making this a …

Last Chance! Enter Our Giveaway with Keep

Last Chance! Enter Our Giveaway with Keep

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This post was sponsored by Keep, my favorite new site for all things shopping and inspiration. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help keep The Sweetest Occasion rockin’!

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to enter our amazing giveaway with Keep! One grand prize winner will win $250 toward sweetening up their pad and one runner up will win one of my favorite picks for home from this collection! I’ve been loving Keep as an …

The Sweetest Home: A Huge Giveaway with Keep!

The Sweetest Home: A Huge Giveaway with Keep!

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This post was sponsored by Keep, my favorite new site for all things shopping and inspiration. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help keep The Sweetest Occasion rockin’!

A couple of weeks ago I hinted about an upcoming giveaway that was going to be pretty gosh darn awesome. Well, today is the day to spill the beans! As you know by now, I’m working with Keep to bring you all of my inspiration, ideas and tips as I design …

The Sweetest Occasion Is Hiring

The Sweetest Occasion Is Hiring

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This has been a long time in coming, but I’m so excited to officially announce today that The Sweetest Occasion is hiring! Try though I might, this little blog has become a bit too much for one gal to handle and I’m really excited about building The Sweetest Occasion team and taking my passion for parties, design and beautiful things to the next level. Would you like to work with me? (Say yes, say yes!) Scroll on down for the …

Introducing an All New The Sweetest Occasion

Introducing an All New The Sweetest Occasion

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At the time you are reading this, I want you to picture me doing cartwheels. As in literal cartwheels. Probably in a circle around the house. Most likely in excess, pretty much all day long. Today I am so excited to bring you the long overdue redesign of The Sweetest Occasion! As these projects tend to go, this has been a few months of long nights and weekends in the making. Really though, I’ve been wanting to make this happen …

Alt Summit Snippets

Alt Summit Snippets

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Here’s the thing. As a blogger, I have totally failed you. I went to Alt bound and determined to take no fewer than 1037 photos for you. (No clue where that number came from, it just sounded good.) But see, then I got there and, like usual, the abundance of friends with whom to hug it out and the constant sparkle of sequins and confetti basically took over all intention to document things in a proper fashion. So today, I …

Welcome Kelly

Welcome Kelly

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I’ve got a fun bit of news for you today! As of tomorrow morning, I am so excited to welcome Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY as a DIY contributor here at The Sweetest Occasion. Kelly consistently dreams up incredibly fun and festive party crafts that are honestly just too cute for words and I’m thrilled to have her be a part of our little team here. Make sure to pop by firs thing tomorrow for her first post where she’ll …

Got Alt?

Got Alt?

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This time next week I’ll be in full-out sensory overload, no doubt. It turns out, Alt Summit just has a way of doing that to you. In the best possible way. As I’m thinking about just how many pairs of sparkly shoes are reasonable to lug out to Salt Lake City with me, I am also super excited to be speaking with some pretty fabulous fellow panelists. Namely, Nathan Williams of Kinfolk, Promise Tangeman and Vivian Mansour of ish & chi. If …

A Merry Winner

A Merry Winner

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I am so excited to announce the winner of the 24 Merry Days giveaway! Remember? That awesome opportunity to win a $250 gift certificate from the amazing crew over at Cloud9 Living? Well, yup. One lucky lady is walking away the prize. Congratulations, Andrea! (Please  note, the winner has already been contacted via email.)

Andrea may have scored the win, but don’t forget Cloud9 Living for all of your thrill-seeking adventures! Have  someone impossible to shop for on your list? They …

24 Merry Days (An Amazing Holiday Giveaway)

24 Merry Days (An Amazing Holiday Giveaway)

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Remember last week when I told you to keep your eyes open this week for 24 Merry Days? Well the holiday giveaway fun is officially underway! (Check out the first three giveaways at 79 Ideas, Fellow Fellow and Sugar & Cloth!) Today I am thrilled to be hosting a giveaway from Cloud9 Living. One lucky reader is going to win a $250 gift certificate that can be used to take yourself or someone you love on the adventure of a …

24 Merry Days

24 Merry Days

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I’m so excited to share with you all a fun little collaboration I’m participating in this holiday season, 24 Merry Days! Dreamed up by the lovely Audrey of This Little Street, 24 Merry Days is the ultimate holiday celebration, blogger style. Each day in December leading up to Christmas, you’ll be able to visit one of 24 bloggers offering an exclusive holiday giveaway! The prizes are pretty fab (with selections from the likes of Rifle Paper Co., Cloud9 Living and Leif) …