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Merry Christmas

DIY alternative Christmas tree

One trend I’ve been noticing this year is the alternative Christmas tree like the one above. Perfect for urban dwellers and folks that won’t be at home over the holidays. I’m not sure if I’ll be trading in my traditional (even if artificial) tree anytime soon, but I’ve come to love the creativity of these alternative holiday trees.

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!


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Read full story By on December 23, 2014 in Christmas, Entertaining, Holiday

5 Faves :: Holiday Ideas Pinterest

With Christmas just a few days away, you may still be looking for a festive cookie recipe, clever craft for the kids or ideas for trimming the tree. As you may know, Pinterest is one of my favorite go to spots to get inspired and my HOLIDAY DECORATING IDEAS board is one of my most active these days. From clever ways to wrap gifts to adorable holiday crafts, I’ve been pinning some fabulous holiday ideas that are guaranteed to inspire all. Take a look at my five of my most recent faves:
pink holiday tabletop decor // coco + kelley #holiday #pinknon-traditional Christmas treeDIY gingerbread pinata // holiday crafthot chocolate toppings // holiday party ideasmouse box // Christmas gift wrapping idea

image sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Also, there is one more day to enter to win a $100 gift card to Target! Who couldn’t use an extra $100 for Christmas gifts?!

happy holidays,


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Read full story By on December 15, 2014 in 5 favorites, Christmas, craft, DIY, Entertaining, Features, Holiday, holiday decor, Parties, pinterest, tabletop

White and Gold Holiday Table Setting for Target

gold and white holiday table setting with Target // simplified bee blog #TargetStyle

Hello December! It’s time to deck the halls, trim the tree and prep for holiday dinners. With the Christmas season in full swing, I was thrilled to work in partnership with Target on planning my tablescape this year. The festive white and gold color scheme sprang from the gorgeous table runner by Oh Joy! for Target and the fun candlesticks from Threshold. I paired the runner with elegant gold and silver swirl dinnerware and faux bamboo flatware. In contrast to the metallics, I added pops of color and earthy touches with succulents, air plants and driftwood. The mini hanging glass terrariums with sand and air plants topped each place setting and are the perfect gift for each dinner guest. I love the result!

california style holiday table setting // simplified bee blog #TargetStylegold-and-white-table-runner - target-holiday - simplified-bee-bloggold-and-white-holiday-decor-target-style-simplified-beeholiday-tablescape-succulents-simplified-bee faux bamboo flatware // simplified bee #TargetStylewhite and gold holiday decor // simplified bee blog #TargetStyleholiday bar with tiny pine tree // simplified bee #holiday #entertaining

From beautiful candlesticks to chic table runners, timeless flatware to festive dinnerware, Target has every little thing (at super affordable prices) you’ll need this holiday season to entertain family and friends!

happy holidays!

* all photos and styling by Cristin Priest of Simplified Bee

** Target provided merchandise from their store for this post, but my opinions are all my own – as always!


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Read full story By on December 1, 2014 in bar carts, Christmas, container garden, contemporary decor, dining rooms, Entertaining, event planning, Features, flowers, Holiday, holiday decor, simplified bee portfolio, tabletop, Uncategorized

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014

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black friday & cyber monday deals 2014 // simplified bee

Are you ready to shop?! There are tons of fabulous Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals out there I wanted to share with you. Check off your holiday gift list with these unbeatable sales!

C.Wonder – Enjoy 40% off every little thing until 12/1. Love!

Coco Cozy – Save 25% off all purchases on Friday 11/28.

Joie – Take 25% off all purchases using promo code THANKS

Kate Spade – Surprise Black Friday Sale with up to 75% off until 11/29. Not to be missed!

Land of Nod – Receive free parcel shipping PLUS 15% Off your order at The Land of Nod from 11/27 – 12/1 for a Black Friday/Cyber Monday super sale!

LuLu & Georgia – Spend $250- get 20% off with code PUMPKINPIE20, spend $500- get 25% off with code PUMPKINPIE25 or spend $1000- get 30% off with code PUMPKINPIE30 – The sale starts 11/28 at 12am EST and ends 12/1 at 11:59pm EST.

ModCloth – Save 50% off new arrival until 11/30. Can’t beat that!

Nordstrom – Beat the rush and receive Black Friday savings online starting Thursday, 11/27 – yep, that’s Thanksgiving!

Old Navy – From 4pm on 11/27 to midnight on 11/28, everything in Old Navy stores will be 50% off. Old Navy will also treat 1,000 lucky shoppers to a $200 shopping spree. The 1,000 shopping sprees will be randomly chosen via a text-to-win game, starting when stores open on Thanksgiving until they close on 11/30.

Rebecca Atwood – Enjoy 25% off all purchases using code 2014CYBERMONDAY25. Here textiles are amazing!!!

Target – Save on hundreds of items across categories and in all the aisles, including electronics, toys, kitchen appliances, clothing and accessories – including these Black Friday Doorbusters and Cyber Monday Deals starting 11/30!

Tea Collection – Find styles for $12, $15 and $17 at Tea Collection! Includes looks for girls, boys, and babies from 11/28-11/29. Adorable children’s clothing!

The Body Shop – From 12/1 to 12/2, save 50% on everything at thebodyshop-usa.com, plus get free shipping with any $30 purchase.

Tiny Prints –  Save 30% off any order plus an extra 10% off using the code 1128DEAL at checkout. Offer expires 11/30/2014 (11:59 P.M. PT).

Toms – From Thanksgiving day to Cyber Monday, take 25% off select styles on toms.com.

Truffle – Take 25% off your entire purchase with code HOLIDAY25 from 11/28 – 12/1. Great stocking stuffers!

West Elm – Buy more, save more — up to 25% off. Use code SUPERSALE – time to purchase that piece of furniture you’ve been eyeing!

happy shopping,







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Read full story By on November 26, 2014 in Christmas, discounts, fashion, gift guide, Holiday