In case my two weeks of holiday giveaways didn’t make it clear, I’m a big fan of Christmas. But ya know what I don’t like as much? The crazy price of some holiday decor. Crate & Barrel, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn… Great stores, sure, but the price gets out of control. But that’s nothing a little Tacky Glue can’t fix! I searched out three … Keep reading…

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It’s hard to say because I love so many holidays, but… I think Thanksgiving is my favorite. The food, the people, the leeefftttoooovvveeerrrsss…. It’s perfection. We’ll head to our hometown for Thanksgiving, as we already celebrated with our STL crew during my ninth annual Orphan Thanksgiving / Friendsgiving dinner party. If you’re hosting this year, I have two easy-to-replicate ideas you still … Keep reading…

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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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