With the holidays on the horizon, now is the time of pretty papers and tissues and ribbons and tags. Grab it while it’s cheap! I found these on an endcap at Target for as low as 30 cents. Happy shopping!

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Plain and simple, bread dressing is too good to have once per year. With that thought in mind, I started hosting Thanksgiving parties several years ago and have held one to three per year since. And while each year’s party holds its own hostessing nightmares**, the event continues to be my favorite part of the year. **While trying to make my first … Keep reading…

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By now we’re all familiar with the syndrome known as resting bitch face, or RBF. I suffer from something quite opposite that, to my knowledge, doesn’t yet have a catchy name. Let’s call it reverse RBF. My relaxed face is smiling, and my remotely happy face is really smiling… Like to the point of ‘Jesus H, Julia, stop smiling or I’m abandoning … Keep reading…

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Chocolate, coffee, cocktails, crafting… If you’ve read this blog before, you know these things tend to top my constant list of favorites. It should come as no surprise that I hunted down some java and chocolate to pair with my booze at the recent blogger Handmade Holiday Cocktail Party. I play Holly Hostess as often as possible, but my list of cocktail … Keep reading…

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Randomly one day we all started wearing crop tops again, and we quickly stocked up on those half-shirts in some clingy post-1990s fashion. As much as we all wish we lived like Cher and Dionne, this isn’t Clueless and we aren’t in Beverly Hills circa 1995. Our closets still don’t utilize the full power of technology to pair outfits (unless you count … Keep reading…

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