happy National Chaos & Destruction Day!

so, according to Facebook, it is National Puppy Day. apparently Hallmark has been replaced in the business of creating non-holiday holidays for people to get in a tizzy about now that we have Facebook. sheesh. when i mentioned the “holiday” to Spy this morning, he asked if every day wasn’t National Puppy Day. i mean,…

7 Irish things that are awesome, even without booze

(photo: buycostumes.com) along with New Year’s Eve and Cinco de Mayo, ’round these parts, we refer to St. Patrick’s Day as amateur night. it’s one of those  holidays where all the unseasoned drinkers come out of the woodwork and proceed to make asses out of themselves. going out is pretty much the last thing you…

Easter booty

with Easter less than 3 weeks away, i’m thrilled to announce that i am planning absolutely zero crafting, cooking or decorating projects to commemorate the holiday. not a single dyed egg, cute basket or bunny cake for me this year. to tell the truth, i think i’m still not over the whole cakepops ordeal from Valentine’s Day. but…

rise. rock it. repeat.

it’s Groundhog Day, y’all. i’m writing this early, but no matter what happens this morning, you know there’s gonna be 6 more weeks of winter, right? that is always the way. in Atlanta, we’re looking at some solid 50-ish temps and sun for a while. woo-hoo! but that doesn’t mean it won’t be Snowmageddon again…

it’s a heart-shaped world

i feel like such a season pusher here. it isn’t even February yet and i’m already posting about Valentine’s Day. personally, i think Valentine’s Day is a commercialized load of well crap fraught with unrealistic expectations and inevitable disappointments (thanks Hollywood and Madison Avenue). that said, there are so many completely cute things to make (and eat)! with…

black-eyed peas & another tale of New Year’s Day survival

i grew up eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. it’s just what we did. and in Virginia, it’s pretty much what everyone else did, too. you didn’t ask why, you just did. and if you missed ’em and had a bad year, well the next New Year’s Eve, you were more…

who’s in charge here?

Donny, obvs. yep. he’s our Elf on the Shelf. first year we’ve ever done this. i can’t report perfect behavior, but it sure the heck is nice to have someone else to reference for discipline. for a month. #goodparenting i’ve also had a ton of fun with him. here are a few of his adventures….

the Christmas party

i cannot even believe it is only 10 days ’til Christmas, y’all! i thought i had everything under control. now i’m not so sure. but aside from that minor detail of oh, you know, presents, i have hit all my major milestones, including the infamous Woodward Holiday Open House. this party is so legendary, i…

a birthday wish

today, i’m celebrating my 43rd birthday. that’s right 43. not 29 for the 15th year running. and i do mean celebrating. this year, i’m owning it — however little or much that stupid number means, it’s my official number this year and i plan to be proud of it. i’ve worked hard to get here…

Friday favorites: holiday decorating edition

happy Friday, y’all! did this full week after the holiday seem almost impossible to anyone else? gaahhh . . . anyhoo, we don’t get our tree until tomorrow and the rest of the weekend will be consumed with doing all our decorating indoors and out. however, we did something different this year and started putting up some of the…