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Dec 23, 2014

Last Minute Gift DIY: Cranberry Pecan Pancake Mix

Christmas is just two days away, so hopefully most of you have already finished all your shopping. But for you procrastinators out there, or for those who just realized you forgot to get something for your Great Aunt Helen, here's is an easy and delicious last minute Christmas Gift DIY: Cranberry Pecan Pancake Mix!

Dec 18, 2014

Holiday Sugar Cookies

My mother-in-law, Tierney, makes amazing sugar cookies. She was kind enough to share her recipe with me several years ago around the time Josh and I were married. For some reason I've been hesitant to attempt recreating them myself, but I decided this year was the year I was going to go for it.  I don't think mine turned out quite as good as Tierney's, but they still tasted amazing and were fairly easy to make.


Dec 16, 2014

Gift Ideas for Handy Men (and Women)

Do you have someone in your life that you can always rely on to help you? I can think of many attractive qualities for human beings to possess, but perhaps none should be so highly prized as being handy.The stereotypical handyman most people think of carries a tool box, but being handy in today's world includes a broader spectrum of activities and people (hey, women can be handy too!) than ever before. Here are just a few ideas for making those valuable fix-it folks happy this holiday.

Dec 11, 2014

Gift Ideas for Animal Lovers

Most people would not feel comfortable giving someone an actual animal as a gift, and understandably so, as owning a pet is a serious commitment. But why not give the gift of animal companionship in a more manageable form: a gold turtle for storing secret treasures or a french bulldog bank to collect your spare change. Don't forget something for the pets in your lives, like maybe a new outfit or an extra special toy, like the DJ Cat Scratch Pad?

Dec 9, 2014

Gifts for Cool Kids

I still have many months of pregnancy to go, but that isn't stopping me from daydreaming about all the stuff that I'm going to spoil my offspring with in the years ahead. In the meantime, feel free to steal all these gift ideas for the cool kids in your life.

Dec 4, 2014

Attractive and Functional Snow Boots

We've already had our first snow here in St. Louis, and I have a feeling that there is a lot more in our future this winter. Hopefully, it won't be the snowpocalypse that last year was, but just in case you might want to think about purchasing some actual snow boots. Sure, the next time we get dumped on with 12+ inches of snow you could wrap your feet in multiple layers of plastic bags, or try to get by with your rain boots, but you and your tootsies will be much more comfortable in an actual pair of snow boots. And they don't have to be ugly! Really!

Dec 2, 2014

DIY Tinsel Ornaments

I did a post this time last year about revamping my Christmas tree style, transitioning to a playful neutral aesthetic. Well this year I was ready to put my new tree concept into action. I managed to purchase a lot of the ornaments I had my eye on last year after Christmas, when they went on sale, but I still felt like the tree needed a few more. So, instead of buying new ornaments at full price, I decided to make some! These are the easiest Christmas ornaments to make, ever. I had all 12 finished and on the tree in under 10 minutes, and I love the way they turned out.

Nov 25, 2014

Crabfest: Your New Favorite Holiday

I've mentioned in a few blog posts that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, but that isn't entirely true. Thanksgiving is my favorite popular holiday, but my true favorite holiday is something unique to my family: Crabfest. My mother prefers to create her own holidays rather than celebrate the same ones everyone else does. It's hard to argue when the invented holiday in question centers around eating as much crab as you possibly can.

Nov 20, 2014

Old Standard: More Than Just Standard Fried Chicken

This past weekend my husband and I finally paid a visit to Old Standard. I say finally though the restaurant has only been open for a month because I've been eagerly anticipating eating here since the restaurant was first announced last year. Fried chicken is probably my favorite food, or at least, it's what I usually *say* is my favorite food. My tastes have been veering a bit more towards the sweet and carby side of things since I've been pregnant, to be totally honest. Which is why I ended up really liking Old Standard. The fried chicken is the star, no question, it's even part of the logo, But what really makes this place stand out in comparison to most STL fried chicken places is everything else on the menu.

Nov 19, 2014


I am super excited to be attending the third annual Tribute  fashion show this Saturday night! The fashion event of the season will feature models fresh from the runways of iconic designers such as Saint Laurent, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel as well as many more of the biggest names in fashion. The runway show also serves as a platform for model casting agents from all over the world to see MMM's roster of new faces being groomed for the runways. As such, fashion VIP's from around the world will be in our little town for this event. I am so pumped to enjoy the fashion extravaganza this weekend!

You do not want to miss out on this party! Buy your tickets HERE and start planning what you will be wearing to this amazing show.