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Simple storage just got a whole lot more stylish! With options like this, who wouldn’t want to get things in order? These whimsical, retro-inspired valises might make you want to pack your bags and hop on a plane to gay Paris or something but alas, this little luggage won’t quite stand up to the task of international travel. But they will do just nicely, thank you very much, for hiding your mess away, far from view. Read more …

Looking for more organizing ideas? Click here.

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OK, company’s coming and you’ve got a laundry list as long as your arm, of things to do. As if preparing the house isn’t enough work, you’ve got to cook, too! You need a food processor to take the, um, heavy lifting, as it were, out of the process. With a quick and efficient machine by your side, it’s like having your own personal sous-chef. Read more …

Plus, check out some great holiday recipes!

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If you don’t know about pennypeople.com, you need to find out! This fabulous Canadian company makes pretty personalized stationery. From invitations and address labels to cards and favour boxes, this e-tailer provides unique designs you won’t find elsewhere. Plus, getting all your stationery personalized is such a fun touch! Friends and family will love receiving these cards and you – well, you’ll just love sending them out. Read more …

Hey, and they have a blog, too! Check it out here!

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So, imagine this: It’s a bitterly cold Saturday morning. You’re lying in bed, dreaming about a piping hot cup of coffee but the chill in the air makes it too difficult to leave your cozy cocoon. If it were a weekday, you’d stop off at Starbucks on your way into work but today, it’s just too darned cold to think of heading outside. The solution is simpler than you think. Read more …

And speaking of hot drinks, check out these gorgeous garnishes for your favourite winter beverages.

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It’s officially that time of year! I don’t know about you, but I’ve already received three invitations to Christmas parties and my weekends are booking up fast! If you plan on having friends and family over for a dash of holiday cheer, don’t delay. Issue your invitations soon before other hungry hostesses snatch up all your friends. These gorgeous invitations are handy – just print them off at home and address individually. Read more …

Looking for more great holiday ideas? Check out STYLE AT HOME’s online guides to decorating, organizing and entertaining. Plus, you’ll find fabulous holiday recipes, too!

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m putting my Christmas tree up this weekend (I don’t care who says it’s too early!). I’m full of holiday spirit and I hope you are, too!

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As we head into the year’s busiest entertaining season, many of us have our thoughts on decorating the house, trimming the tree and, if you’re planning on hosting houseguests, preparing guest bedrooms. Don’t forget the powder room! Fresh new hand-towels and pretty soaps … Read more …

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Photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Only 34 days until Christmas! And we all know what that means. Only 34 days left to get the Christmas cards mailed, the house decorated, the baking baked, the presents bought, the tree trimmed and the gifts wrapped. That’s not accounting for preparing the big holiday dinner, but I don’t want to stress anyone out. The trick, as we all know, is to take it one step at a time, get organized and not leave everything for the last minute. Besides, while we love all of this stuff – it’s not what this wonderful season is all about anyways, now is it? So take a few deep breaths, put on some Christmas music and just relax.

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Plus, check out great holiday decorating ideas from styleathome.com.

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