Thanksgiving and Black Friday: Family, Food and an Argument for Shopping

During the rougher parts of this week, Lance kept reminding me of one simple truth: On Thursday, you’ll be at home, enjoying Thanksgiving with your mom. While she might have taught me all her recipes, many come out better when she makes them… Each year, the turkey is juicier, her green bean to bacon ratio is just right… Hell, she even makes … Keep reading…

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Thanksgiving for a Crowd | A Thrifted, Mismatched & DIY Holiday Party

Plain and simple, bread dressing is too good to have once per year. With that thought in mind, I started hosting Thanksgiving parties several years ago and have held one to three per year since. And while each year’s party holds its own hostessing nightmares**, the event continues to be my favorite part of the year. **While trying to make my first … Keep reading…

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After-Dinner Cocktails with Pinnacle Vodka | Recipe for The Very Merry Mint Mocha

Chocolate, coffee, cocktails, crafting… If you’ve read this blog before, you know these things tend to top my constant list of favorites. It should come as no surprise that I hunted down some java and chocolate to pair with my booze at the recent blogger Handmade Holiday Cocktail Party. I play Holly Hostess as often as possible, but my list of cocktail … Keep reading…

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Why being Julia in 2012 was rad.

I have, apparently, never gotten over 2004. Maybe it’s because that was a responsibility-free year, or maybe it’s because the music scene in my hometown was particularly active that year; for whatever bullshit reason, if I write a date without thinking I almost always write 2004. This becomes most┬áprevalent during year changes where I revert back to 2004 instead of whatever new … Keep reading…

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