Tips for an Easier Friendsgiving from a 12-Time Hostess

This post is brought to you in partnership with The Honey Baked Ham Company. Tis the season for turkeys and stuffing! My routine for Friendsgiving hasn’t changed much over the twelve years I have hosted my favorite party. I start planning early, I buy my turkey at the start of the week, I prepare ingredients the night before, and I wake up … Keep reading…

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Live on Your TV, it’s Oh, Julia Ann!

What a day! After an excited and restless night, Lance and I got up extra early to get cleaned up and pack the supplies for a special trip downtown. I was invited to present a Valentine’s Day craft on KSDK Channel 5’s Show Me St. Louis! I’ve been on live television twice before—one audio interview and one video interview—back when my third-generation … Keep reading…

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Vintage Christmas DIY | Retro Holiday Camper Centerpiece

Raise your hand if you’re a sucker for retro Christmas kitsch! Sure, I enjoy all forms of holiday decor, but those charming vintage items are a personal favorite. This is tricky since I also love crafting, especially DIYs relating to whatever holiday is coming up. (Honestly, I just like themes. Invite me to your parties and watch me go all out.) It … Keep reading…

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Festive Feelings on Our Autumn Snow Day

Is anything more exciting than a snow day? Despite the calendar saying it’s November, St. Louis already had its first big snow and we had a blast trekking through the fresh powder. Sure, I’m my own boss as a freelancer and I set me hours—and Lance, who is a fireman, wasn’t working that day—but we both felt like kids when school is … Keep reading…

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