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Pink Holiday Decor

Christmas decorating with pink

This festive living room featured on Poppytalk had me thinking of how much I love the color pink during the Christmas season. Simply a pale hue of red, pinks are fabulous paired with blues, greens and golds as a palette for any of the upcoming holidays. Certainly not traditional, pink holiday decor can be playful, elegant and sophisticated. Take a look at a few inspiring pink holiday decor perfect for your Thanksgiving tablescape, Christmas vignettes and News Year’s Eve dinner party.

holiday table setting with pink #holiday


pink and orange Thanksgiving floral arrangement #holiday


bright colorful Thanksgiving table setting #thanksgiving


boxwood wreaths with pink bows #holiday


soft pink and gold holiday table setting


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Read full story By on November 13, 2014 in Christmas, color, Entertaining, Features, Get The Look, Holiday, new years, pattern, tabletop, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

Friday Finds :: Inspiring Christmas Decorations + Tabletops

Was it just me, or did Friday sneak up on us? In fact it feels as if Christmas is sneaking up on us all this year! If this is you, it’s not too late to get your home (or yourself!)  in the holiday spirit …  I’ve pulled some of my favorite holiday images  to get you all inspired and to spread some cheer. All of these beauties can be found on the Simplified Bee Christmas Ideas board on Pinterest too!

elegant christmas table setting - sacramento streetdiy wood ball holiday wreathchic urban apartment christmas decorgold and red christmas table setting - coco+kelleycider pomegranate holiday drink

Happy Friday!


*image sources from top to bottom: Sacramento Street,  bildschoenes, Ikea via PinterestCoco+Kelley, & Clara Persis

Tiny Prints Holiday Card Collection

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Read full story By on December 13, 2013 in Christmas, DIY, Entertaining, Holiday, holiday decor, Parties, pinterest, tabletop, Tips/Tricks

The Gifter :: Gifts Under $20

Tis the season of giving, but with a growing list of gift-recipients it can be really tough on your wallet. This week’s mission for #TheGifter is to uncover fabulous, thoughtful gifts under $20. It may seem like a hard task, but when shopping at HomeGoods it’s quite easy. With an huge array of  high quality products, new items arriving daily and prices up to 60% less than department stores, I spotted some amazing gift ideas at my local HomeGoods store – sharing a few here and on Instagram!

red espresso 3 cup - gift idea

Yep, this top-quality brand name espresso coffee maker in festive red was found at HomeGoods for under $20. In fact, it was less than $10! Makes a perfect gift for the coffee lovers on your list.

drink pitcher - great gift for under $20

This simple, yet elegant handcrafted drink pitcher made in Portugal was also spotted at HomeGoods for under $20. It’s a great gift for the entertainer, cook or newlywed on your list.

bottle brush fox ornament - christmas tree

Fox decor is really hot this holiday season.  So when I uncovered a pair of bottle brush fox ornaments for the Christmas tree well under $20, I grabbed them for myself. They too would make a fabulous gift for co-workers, teachers and friends.

gold + silver decorative storage boxes

The organizer in me was drawn to these chic silver and gold decorative storage boxes – HomeGoods was selling all three for under $20. Fill them with homemade holiday cookies, add a bow and you have a beautiful (affordable) gift that anyone would welcome.

Now it’s your turn to uncover fabulous gifts for under $20! While shopping HomeGoods or other TJX stores, tweet a picture of the items you discover using #TheGifter and you’ll be entered to win a TJX $500 gift card! There is a new winner every week – I’d be over-the-moon if it was a Simplified Bee reader!!!

Happy shopping,


*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by TJX through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write this post about TJX #TheGifter, all opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on December 10, 2013 in Christmas, discounts, Entertaining, gift guide

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

It was a crafty weekend! Using clear glass globe ornaments picked up at Michaels, I created five festive Christmas tree ornaments. This craft isn’t messy, doesn’t take a lot of time and is super easy to do. If you wanted your kids to do this project, I would recommend using the plastic clear globes.

DIY gold+glitter glass ornaments - simplified beediy gold glitter and glass ornaments - Simplified Bee

For the trio above, gold was the theme. I filled the first with gold glitter (I’ve heard using floor was helps the glitter stick inside, but I didn’t use any here). For the second ornament, I drew tiny dots with a gold metallic Sharpie oil based pen. The gold glitter polka dots (found at Michaels) on the third one were simply stickers!

DIY globe ornaments with feathers and pine cones - simplified bee

Departing from the metallic gold and glitter, these ornaments above were filled with white feathers and tiny flocked pine cones. Super simple.

All of the supplies you can find at Michaels or another craft store. And I’m telling you, these are easy DIY Christmas ornaments… If I can do it, you can do it!

Happy holidays,




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Read full story By on December 9, 2013 in Christmas, DIY, Entertaining, Holiday, Tips/Tricks