I am exhausted. I mean ecstatic. I am ecstatic. (And also so exhausted.) Here’s why — ALIVE Wedding: Best Day Ever was a huge success, and all huge successes start with stress and end with sleepiness. Thank you so much to everyone who came to or helped with the event. Amanda and I had a blast! The Boo Cat Club was the perfect location. … Keep reading…

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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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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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Does hostessing count as a hobby? Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and by far my most beloved party to hostess. This year was my seventh apartment Thanksgiving celebration — I’m sure I’ve made the meal at least a dozen times — and, dare I say, it was a huge success. Since I love the experience of playing Holly Hostess almost as … 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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