• DIY,  Gifts,  How To

    Cheap Gift Idea: DIY Coloring Book

    Guys. Guys! I don’t know about you, but I kind of dig the adult coloring book trend. Except… they’re┬áso expensive. I like that the adult coloring books have more intricate designs (although some of them seem a little too intricate, tbh) and higher quality paper than most children’s coloring books, but I gotta tell you, the sticker shock has me putting them back down about 99% of the time. Maybe it would be different if I actually liked every design? But… it’s not worth it paying those prices when I can only see myself getting around to just a handful of pages. Enter today’s gift idea: the DIY Christmas coloring…

  • Food,  How To

    How to Plan a Holiday Dinner

    Here’s a fact about me: I’m dreadfully antisocial. I put the grr in the Grinch. I don’t like making small talk, and the idea of being stuck in the middle of a crowd makes me cringe. But I love throwing dinner parties and the fuss and hubbub of holiday meals. I start thinking about what I’m going to cook months before anyone else does (as evidenced by this posting, in September!) and I absolutely delight in the idea of holiday leftovers for days. Buuut, I do know that it is a lot of work, and even when you think you’ve got everything down and manageable, it’s pretty easy for something…