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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 …

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 …