Hardware Store Jewelry | Easy, DIY Faucet Handle Bracelet

Between the new job, the wedding, and the house hunt, I’ve been falling behind in…well…everything else. I did remember to mail my taxes, though, so hooray for that. (Thanks for the reminder texts, Mom.) Midst the madness, I’ve been itching for some craft time. After all, it has been months since I glued my hand to a project. That’s why I was … Keep reading…

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Wedding Wednesday | DIY ‘Be My Bridesmaid’ Boxes

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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Thanksgiving 101: Decorations and Tips (& a DIY project!)

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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Make Me Up | Daytime Makeup Look with Mary Kay

You know how exciting ‘happy’ mail is? Mail that isn’t asking you to pay something, or reminding you that you didn’t pay something, or asking you to join some sort of group? An unexpected box of cosmetic goodies is really, really happy mail—especially when they are (miraculously) colors you’d actually wear. Through the Influenster program, Mary Kay sent me a box of … Keep reading…

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