I’ve had a big year so far: Besides the major stuff like marriage and kicking cancer’s ass, I was on the news in a handful of countries. I posed in a bikini. Marc Jacobs liked one of my Instagram posts. I ate alligator. Oh, and I made my own soap. Not to be braggy, but… you guys, I think I can do … Keep reading…

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The primary school art teacher is the most under-sung fashion hero of all. Oversized prints, colorful glasses, excessive jewelry… Many of the greatest outfits I saw with my naive, OshKosh B’gosh-adoring eyes were worn by the same woman who handed me another cup of tempera paint. Maybe they’re colorful because they are fearless. Maybe they’re colorful because they spend all day prying pastels … Keep reading…

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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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