I was invited by Drizly and the Midwest Influencer Network to try this service and review it for you. Spoiler alert: It’s awesome. What defines a great weekend varies person to person. A friend of mine spends her free time hiking, while others like parties or shopping or shows. For me, a great weekend involves some serious relaxation — in loungewear, because bras … Keep reading…

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  Weddings are expensive. I’ve barely been engaged a month, but the hunt for locations — and the corresponding food and liquor packages — served as quite the eye-opening experience in regards to price. It was… mind-blowing. Thankfully, there are plenty of freebies available for brides-to-be, even in the early stages of wedding planning. Sure, they don’t make up for the thousands spent on receptions, … Keep reading…

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day for fine wine and decedent chocolate and love notes — or cheap margaritas and television and people-watching awkward drunk couples at bars, whatever works. For our first Valentine’s Day together, I mailed Lance a box of Spanish Conversation Hearts. On our second Valentine’s Day, Lance mailed me a bulk-sized bag of miniature heart-covered rubber ducks, and I … Keep reading…

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Much like sweets tables, personalized hangers, and mason jar everything, bridesmaid boxes appear to be a wedding trend created for and blown up by Pinterest. The rest of the interest has porn and cat videos, but Pinterest has compulsively re-pinned images of “easy” bridal tutorials and other nuptial-related must-haves you should “pin now, read later.” I say that like I don’t eat it … Keep reading…

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