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Category: Holidays

Truffle Butter Wildrice & Fall Veggies

Truffle Butter Wildrice & Fall Veggies

Hola Mi Gente, Thanksgiving is upon us! I don’t know that that I’ve ever lived through a year when this holiday didn’t shock me. I say that because it’s hard for me to believe that it’s this deep into November, this deep into the year–where […]

4th of July: An Essay & A Mountain of Burger Fixings

4th of July: An Essay & A Mountain of Burger Fixings

Hey Party-Makers, I hope you’re enjoying the beginning of summer. I know I’ve been taking EVERY opportunity to bask in the sunshine (okay, okay, and also in the A/C). As we have been approaching the 4th of July, I confess that I have been feeling […]

A Letter To The Weary, On Valentine’s Day

A Letter To The Weary, On Valentine’s Day

Hey Party-Makers, Hey dream chasers, art makers, movers and shakers. Hey single mamas and daddies. Hey deployment families. Hey working parents. Hey stay-at-home parents. Hey newly-parents, school-aged parents, and empty-nesters.

7 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself + Empower Your Communities In 2017

7 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself + Empower Your Communities In 2017

Hey Party-Makers, As the year winds down, I’ve found myself reflecting a lot about 2016. In a lot of ways, it’s felt like a year that was a coming of age movie, where turbulence leads to the revealing of true character (or lack thereof). Some […]

Guatemalan Ponche

Guatemalan Ponche

Hey Party-Makers, It’s the week of Christmas! In a lot of ways, this is an exciting season for us. Consecutive days off work for Ben, means we get to relax and go outdoors more. No one in our house is upset about that. And although […]

A Note of Gratitude + A Shop Small Guide

A Note of Gratitude + A Shop Small Guide

Hey Party-Makers, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope wherever you are, you are surrounded by people you love, and who love you. I hope you feel safe to be and feel however you are feeling, and that today can be a day to rest and take the […]

10 Tips for Healthy, Peaceful Political Conversations this Holiday Season

10 Tips for Healthy, Peaceful Political Conversations this Holiday Season

Hey Party-Makers, When I was growing up, it was pretty clear to both of my parents that I was going to grow up to be opinionated. I was the kind of kid who challenged “because I said so,” because I wanted to understand the why […]

The Case for Guacamole at Thanksgiving + your New Favorite Guac Recipe

The Case for Guacamole at Thanksgiving + your New Favorite Guac Recipe

Hey Party-Makers, I remember reading years and years ago in an old Reader’s Digest that your tastebuds change every 7 years. I’ve held onto that tid bit for a while and tend to try foods I hate every once in a while to check on […]

DIY Pom Pom Strings + The Case for  a Colorful Thanksgiving

DIY Pom Pom Strings + The Case for a Colorful Thanksgiving

Hey Partymakers, What a week, am I right? This year has been a year full of hatred and dissent. Maybe I was naive beforehand, or I had a thicker skin, but somehow this year has felt like we’ve been hit with wave after wave of […]

Four Thanksgiving Menus for Every Kind of Crew

Four Thanksgiving Menus for Every Kind of Crew

Hey Party-Makers, I think there are few things in this world that I love more than sitting down and thinking about food and calling it work. Seriously, I’ve spent a couple of days organizing Menus for Thanksgiving and it has me in all sorts of […]