Leading up to our wedding, every night was full of DIY projects. From the flowers to the programs to the favors, each detail needed to be designed, assembled, attached, or otherwise crafted. I’m officially married and the wedding was perfect, so all of the projects are done for now. Right? Not quite. I’ve still got this DIY bug and no huge project … Keep reading…

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An evening spent dancing is great, but I much prefer a little DIY. Let’s meet up this Thursday after work for snacking and crafting! I’ll be one of the featured bloggers at Schnarr’s Hardware‘s Ladies’ Night on April 30, and if you’re in St. Louis, you should stop by! Door prizes, munchies, discounts, tutorials… Yeah, it’s going to be great. Schnarr’s asked … 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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I’m telling you all about my favorite Thanksgiving cocktails, appetizers, place settings, and more in my new blog series Thanksgiving 101! Up today: Decorations and last-minute hostessing tips. My obsession with holiday decorations is… Intense. I’ve always loved decorating for all holidays. (We have a Taco Bell tradition on Easter, but you know I still own some egg garland.) Because of that, I’m … Keep reading…

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This almost hurts to type. As much as I hate to admit it, there’s one small problem with shopping the clearance racks: When an item is 60, 75, or 90 percent off, it’s rarely the right time to wear it. This was the issue with my recent CLR-MNSTR find; it has been in the twenties and thirties this weekend, so a sheer … Keep reading…

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