It’s hard to say because I love so many holidays, but… I think Thanksgiving is my favorite. The food, the people, the leeefftttoooovvveeerrrsss…. It’s perfection. We’ll head to our hometown for Thanksgiving, as we already celebrated with our STL crew during my ninth annual Orphan Thanksgiving / Friendsgiving dinner party. If you’re hosting this year, I have two easy-to-replicate ideas you still … Keep reading…

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Get your shakers ready, ladies: It’s a short-and-sweet blog post for a small-and-sweet cocktail. I stocked up on new-to-me juices last time I went to the international grocery store, thinking they’d be fun to experiment with in cocktail recipes. The minute I opened this can of mango nectar I knew I needed to pair it with my current favorite alcohol: tequila. And … Keep reading…

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It’s officially August, which means it is time for one final summery cocktail before I break out the autumn flavors a little too early. But before we get to that, here’s a fun update: I’m the newest Top Shelf Blogger for Drizly! We’ve talked about Drizly before. It’s an alcohol delivery service available in more than 15 cities, and I love it. … Keep reading…

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You know I love to throw a party, but every once in a while the process can be daunting. Lots of “I want to have people over, in theory, but do I really want to have people in my totally destroyed house with the promise of food? Or do I want to just keep watching Netflix?” for me. There’s the cleaning and the … Keep reading…

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Lance and I recently hit a new marriage milestone by spending an entire Friday night at Ikea without arguing once. It isn’t a relationship myth! It really can happen! It was amazing; rarely have I been more proud of us. And alcohol wasn’t even involved — except that I bought something that ended up being used with alcohol.  Roundabout inclusions don’t count. While … Keep reading…

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