I’m not one of those women you’d refer to as graceful. You might say goofy or clumsy, or perhaps loud. You wouldn’t be wrong in saying over-caffeinated or jumpy. I’ll happily accept silly any day, but graceful I could not. So I can assure you that I’m as much an expert as any in the following fields. Outfit seem familiar? We were … Keep reading…

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Weddings are expensive, and when thinking of the big-money costs, photography is often toward the top. In its latest numbers, The Knot reports the national average cost of hiring a wedding photographer to be $2,556. However, hit a bridal expo or flip through a bridal magazine and you’re bound to see prices running staggeringly higher. There went the budget, amiright? To make … Keep reading…

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Hanukkah is already in-progress, and Christmas Eve is merely a few days away. If you’re in the same mental place as me, those facts are blowing your mind. We can officially call any holiday preparations last-minute at this point — and anything last-minute is subject to more problems and stress. Below are a few of my favorite holiday hacks, here to help you … 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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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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