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Posts from: December 2013

Mix It Up: Cranberry Cocktails

I love cranberry in just about everything this time of year. Cranberry desserts? Sign me right up for that one. But cranberries are especially perfect in cocktails! There’s something about the sweet tartness that just feels so right during the holidays. Traditionally I’ve always paired it with a good vodka or gin, but this year …

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Color Palette: Balsam + Holly

Sooo, it’s probably not even a little bit of a surprise that I’m still loving me a pretty holiday color palette. Only this one, while still infused with classic Christmas season colors, is a little different than the last one. This week has been darker and moodier outside. We’re expecting another snow storm over the …

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DIY Golden Nutcracker Holiday Mantel

This post was sponsored by Air Wick. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on! The first time I tasted roasted chestnuts I was walking through Manhattan on a cold winter evening with a friend. Having just finished a bit of holiday shopping, we passed by a street …

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

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 …

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The Weekly Dozen vol. 7

It’s been a while since the last installment of The Weekly Dozen, so it seems rather appropriate today. Following Thanksgiving, this weekend was all about starting to get ready for Christmas! (Insert cartwheels, excessive holiday music and exuberant jingle bells here.) We made gingerbread ornaments, baked Christmas cookies, tackled a bit of shopping and watched …

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