1. Roundup of the best custom stationery online

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    Nothing says thank you quite like a handwritten note. So as the proper hostesses we all strive to be, it’s important to have a stack of stationery at our desk-side so a quick thank you note can be written the morning after a fabulous soirée. I get asked a lot what my favorite online stationers are and I must say I love anything custom! So I decided to do a roundup of my favorite online custom stationers {which are actually super cute for baby shower / bridal shower / engagement party invitations as well!}! xx

    1. Modern Pink Paper on Etsy.com. I bought Reese this stationery as her very first thank you notes for her first birthday party, while I bought Brooks this stationery for his Bris gifts.
    2. Crane.com. If you want professional stationery, this is the place… and it will cost you a pretty penny but trust me, it’s the finest quality.
    3. TinyPrints.com. An amazing selection of pretty much every stationery style, but what I really fell for were the custom rubber stamp sets.
    4. DabneyLee.com. If you like chevron, monograms, and bright colors, this site is for you, and beware because their home section is equally as cute!
    5. The Yellow Note on Etsy.com. I fell in love with this vendor when I bought their drink hangtags for this FH post. All of her options are so cute and the fonts are so FH!
    6. Minted.com. I got to know the brand when I noticed more than half of the Holiday Cards we received from friends were from this site! I headed over and especially fell in love with their personalized engagement party invitations.

    *Featured in this post is Kate Spade stationery sold here.

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  2. Spring Tabletop Inspiration

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    Happy First Official Day of Spring! Today I wanted to put together a recap of my favorite FH tables from last Spring because I always use my old tablescapes to influence future ones! Hope these bright and cheery table settings get you thinking in color!

    Starting with colorful printed placemats… I loved this Champagne and Peonies party … mostly for the Sugarfina candy and Rosé Veuve Clicquot, but equally as much for the pink napkin rings and striped straws.

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    On to the blues… I love blue placemats matched back to simple white summer flowers like daisies {which I put together for this FH post}, and how cute are the glass bottles for serving summer drinks? Then on my Instagram I styled a simple dinner with blue hydrangeas as my centerpiece. A fabulous vase filled with colorful flowers is all you need to take your table from winter to spring! And then a must for you Spring shopping list, these Juliska Bamboo Napkin Rings.

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    Can you believe the inspiration for this next table came from a pitcher of pink lemonade? I was loving the way the pink popped and needed to build a table around it! I added striped napkins and a large orchid to host a “girls only” party. Sometimes a themed drink is all you need to set the tone.

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    So the bottom line… bright colors are essential, bright drinks served with striped straws are always a hit, and bright flowers complete the look! Looking forward to many more bright and cheery tabletops this coming year! Stay tuned in my Entertain section.

  3. Spring Polka Dots

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    My love for polka dots is quite obvious right now… It started with my roundup of favorite polka dot entertaining pieces for Spring {here} and now today has expanded to include my little fashionista’s wardrobe with these amazing Old Navy pants. Today’s outfit screams “Here I come Spring” …. well actually, “Here I come Miami” since we just booked Reese’s ticket to visit Miami for a few days to be with family. My mom is taking her without me – what a lucky gal; so we headed right to Old Navy to stock up on some bright pieces for her trip! I picked up a bunch of cute light weight tops like this purple poplin which goes perfectly with the pants, as well as this tie-waist top and these white polka dot shorts!

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    To finish off the look, I went with these amazing cowboy boots which I picked up at Old Navy last year {similar}… Mixing boots with brights is the only way to get by in NYC right now!

    When we were shooting this look we were on our way to brunch at a friend’s house so Reese was thrilled to be the one to carry the white daisies we brought as a hostess gift {I mean, they matched perfectly with her Spring vibes!}… I will not tell you what the flowers looked like by the time we arrived at the destination though!

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    As the weather has been getting better day by day in New York we look forward to more days spent in little tees {under a layer or two}… but for now, Reese is definitely ready to show off these bright to Miami!

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