The presents are wrapped, the trees are trimmed, and the annual It’s A Wonderful Life near-hysterical sob has begun. Hello, holidays! In case you’re as big of a dork as I am when it comes to Christmas, I snapped some pictures of our holiday decor before our ‘Merry Thanksgiving’ party earlier this month. Is it sad to say I didn’t even put everything … Keep reading…

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Hanukkah is already in-progress, and Christmas Eve is merely a few days away. If you’re in the same mental place as me, those facts are blowing your mind. We can officially call any holiday preparations last-minute at this point — and anything last-minute is subject to more problems and stress. Below are a few of my favorite holiday hacks, here to help you … Keep reading…

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Everything changes in December. For instance, you stop drinking coffee. Now you order peppermint mochas until you’re made up of more peppermint than plasma. You don’t binge-watch random Netflix shows; it’s time for holiday specials and Christmas Pandora. You no longer eat peanut butter cups — you eat peanut butter trees. And there’s simply no space for vodka tonics or margaritas. This time of … Keep reading…

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‘Twas a smidge before Christmas and all through the house, Yogurt was stalking his new catnip mouse. The stockings were stuck under the TV with hooks, And our duckling nativity scene was drawing all kinds of bad looks. The puppies were stoked about the brand new decor As Yogurt continued to stalk near the door. With me in my new blouse and … Keep reading…

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I love St. Louis, so buying local products is always a plus. We’re known for baseball, beer and toasted ravioli, but the handmade gift department is seriously bigger than I thought. I have four new favorite local lines thanks to ALIVE’s recent Handmade Holiday Party, and I’m a little obsessed. Looking for a last-minute gift for your BFF of the human or … Keep reading…

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