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We’re going apple picking at Smolak Farms next week and I’m already trying to think of what I’m going to do with all those apples. My boys treat it like a game of ‘who can get the most’ and we end up with close to 100 apples. You can’t give them away, because everyone else is usually in the same boat! So this year, I’m planning ahead. A big batch of homemade apple sauce is first on my list, followed by some muffins that I can freeze. Here are some of the recipes that I’ll be using, as well as a few other ideas for all your apple needs.


I’ll be following this recipe from Baked Brie for my applesauce. Yum!

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How good does this Fuji Apple Chicken salad look from Barefoot in the Kitchen?


Apple coconut muffins? Yes please! This recipe is from I Adore Food.


Traditional candy apples from The Mother Huddle


Baked Brie with Apple-Cranberry Compote from Rodelle Kitchen. I could probably eat this whole thing in one sitting.


Just in time for Halloween, candy apple monsters from Polkadot Chair.


Apple Crisp from Recipes Squared.

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This apple wreath from Balancing the Dream is so pretty! She made this for under $20 too!


An orange, apple and cinnamon potpourri always smells delish and this one from express-o is super easy


And finally, good old fashioned apple pie! This recipe from Food Tapes is easy to follow (if making the pastry yourself scares you, any good supermarket like Whole Foods has great ready made pie crust).

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Love is Fragile“, the tagline for the Amouria Brand, represents the essence behind the jewelry packaging for this week’s pin of the week. Jewelry, the staple gift for every Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, carries significant meaning behind it and so does the Amouria logo. Relationships are known to be fragile matter. However, if thin lines of the logo become facets of diamond, it’s a reason to think different.

I love the original typography and it’s geometric, simple elements. It makes for a clean design that is fun to look at.


This project was designed for Neville Billimoria by Dima Tsapko. For more images, check out Amouria featured on The Dieline.

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Fall is around the corner, and with the season comes the inevitable chic party celebrations. Whether you’re planning a winter wedding, holiday soirée, or anniversary party, you can never go wrong with shimmery gold and midnight black. Again and again, I always come back to this elegant color palette. It never fails to make guests feel glamorous and regal.

Featured Invitation: Gilded Celebration Anniversary Party Invitation

1. rose candlesticks  |  2. bicycle art print   |  3. cake   |  4. gilded favor box   |  5. striped straws   |  6. table setting   |  7. cake pops

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For this week’s pin of the week, I took a trip down memory lane and remembered what it felt like to get out the washi tape or a glue stick and put an inspiration board together using your hands instead of your mouse.


The social media, digital age is defined by what is technologically new and exciting, thus it is a surprise to no one that Pinterest has replaced your traditional inspiration or mood board. Though I consider myself an avid pinterest-er and consumer of digital media, there is something special about collecting images from magazines and catalogs and placing them together in a collage. Pinterest is best for organization and bookmarking my favorite images online for sure; but for flat out creativity, hand-made inspiration boards are a work of art itself. There is something aesthetically pleasing with inspiration boards that you miss out on via Pinterest. Does this make me an old dinosaur who likes cutting and pasting?

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We’re still wearing shorts and flip-flops here in Boston (thankfully), but before you know it, the leaves will be falling, apples will be picked, and turkey dinners will be served. And over here in stationery-land, autumn also means the launch of our holiday card designs. This week, Shutterfly unveiled it’s amazing collection of fun, trendy and cheery Christmas and New Year cards. Our in-house brand, Poppy Studio, has a number of designs in their offerings, and we’re so excited to see them live on the site. Above are a few, including our staff favorites. Be sure to check out our whole design assortment here. And look to Shutterfly for some great deals like free shipping:

Free economy shipping on orders of $39 or more. Enter code: SHIP39 *Offer expires September 24, 2014

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