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Three secrets from an obsessive tea organizer

My spouse and I have pretty much a ridiculous amount of tea. We are Tea People: at our wedding, instead of a signature cocktail, we had a signature tea blend. I’m also an obsessive tea organizer — what’s the point of having all those teas if they’re a jumbled mess?

Hocus Pocus gear, Hocus Pocus shirt, Hocus Pocus jewelry

Tons of Hocus Pocus gear (shirts! prints! costumes!) to put a spell on you

Come little reader, I’ll take you away, into a land of enchantment. Hocus Pocus has entered the pantheon of classics to rewatch this time of year. Thankfully, when something becomes popular, MERCH arrives! There are some cute AF Hocus Pocus gear like shirts, jewelry, props, prints, and even costumes that are available to get you in the spirit.

Let me put a spell on you while you peruse the merchandise. I promise not to steal your youth. Probably…

Rad AF shelves & decor to elevate your #shelfie game

Elevate your #shelfie game with these rad shelves & shelf decor

I love perusing the #shelfie tag on Instagram. It’s always full of color-coordinated books and interesting trinkets and lighting. So if you’re like me and want to up your #shelfie game, these shelves and the decor to go with them are for you. From weird and wild vases to rockin’ candles to nerdy bookends, let’s go shopping for some new decor to store all your stuff…

16 places to find cheaper furniture (other than at Ikea)

Whether you’re just starting out in furnishing a new apartment or just don’t want to spend a ton on furniture, you probably plan to hit up your nearest Ikea. But as you graduate to midrange furniture pricing, there are actually a lot of options. Here are a few places to find cheaper furniture stores and home decor haunts that are both big names and smaller, more niche boutiques.

WTF White Elephant Gifts safe enough for an office party

Oh, it’s about that season again — the time of year when we all awkwardly gather around with groups of people we may or may not know at all (randos at the office! second cousins and their new girlfriends at family gatherings! neighbors who just moved to the hood!) and give each other weird (but not so weird that they’re offensive) gifts as part of a white elephant gift exchange.

3 life lessons I’m tryna teach my kid through holiday cards

I don’t have that many holiday traditions… But my son and I do holiday cards together every dang year because I think they’re a silly tradition that’s oddly important. There are valuable life lessons I’m tryna teach a guy…

This forgotten jewelry box holds my grandmother’s ghost

Suddenly, I heard a weird tinkly noise. I have a new phone, and it makes weird tinkly noises I don’t recognize, but this wasn’t one. I wandered through the house trying to track down the noise, and found it coming from our bedroom… in my closet… on top of my drawers.

The jewelry box I hadn’t touched in almost a decade was playing music. What the fuck?

6 of our favorite organization tools you can buy online

We rounded up a few of our favorite new ways to organize all our stuff, and it can all be purchased online. From headphone hangers (get them off the floor!) to tiny space savers all around your house, these organizational wonders get the job done.