How do I survive current politics at family gatherings?
I’m headed to my partner’s family’s house for Thanksgiving. My partner and I do not agree with his family on political issues and I have a feeling that there will be discussions about the Midterms and other issues. I’m not sure how to handle them, if I don’t just hide away in the bathroom and ride it out. Any advice for surviving the holidays with a family on the other side of the big political divide?
Reader favorite raw vegan holiday menu recipes
Once upon a time, we talked about how to create a raw vegan holiday menu for Thanksgiving and the other winter holidays. Our readers, adept as they are in specialty diets, came hard with raw vegan holiday recipes that I am jonesing to try. From pumpkin pie to mezze plates to green bean casserole, you’ll be shocked at what traditional dishes can be just as delish in raw vegan form.
Last-minute free digital Halloween party invites for your spooky soiree
Planning a Boos & Booze Halloween or fall bonanza? There’s still time to get Halloween party invitations in the mail, but in case you don’t have time to get to it or just run in a more digital crowd, I’ve found some seriously adorably creepy free digital Halloween party invites that will entice everyone to your hair-raising fête. Evite-style invites are still totally a thing and help keep waste to a minimum. Plus: FREE!
How to carve an everlasting jack-o-lantern (from a foam pumpkin!)
I’ve loved holiday-specific crafts my entire life: gingerbread house building, Easter egg dying, and most especially, pumpkin carving. I moved to Louisiana seven years ago. The first few years I was down here I’d carve a real pumpkin, and due to humidity it would be moldy in three days or less no matter what I did to try to preserve it. That’s when I discovered foam pumpkin carving!
To my (unhappily) single friends on Valentine’s Day
To my unhappily single friends on Valentine’s Day (happily single friends, you won’t need this one!): I love you. I wish I could look you in the eyes and tell you, without a doubt, that someday the void you feel today will be filled in exactly the way you want it to be. That if you just stop looking for a partner, one will find you. Bliss will be forever yours. I know we both wish the future was as predictable and happy-ending filled as a movie.
I think perhaps this May, on Mother’s Day, I will feel the same way you do today. Last Mother’s Day I was blissfully looking forward to becoming a mother; a month later I lost that pregnancy.
Last-minute New Year’s party ideas for when friends say, “you’re hosting!”
It’s almost 2018 and you’re ready to curl up with the pets and hit up Netflix, right? Nope. Your friends have decided that they want to party at YOUR PLACE. It’s time for you to host the most dope New Years’s Eve party ever.
You’ve got like a day, maybe two, to get shit in order. You need some last-minute New Year’s party ideas that will slay (or at least keep things chill and fun?). Let’s get to the celebration ideas, you party animals…
We admitted the weirdest (& best!) holiday movies, specials, and episodes we watch every year
The staff here got to talking about holiday movies and it got… weird. I decided to round up some of the more interesting ones (and some of the BEST overlooked ones) that we simply have to watch each year around the holidays.
Sure, we’re all watching Elf, but what are we watching secretly in our beds with the cats and the rest of the advent calendar?
‘Tis the season for a peek into Homies’ offbeat & geeky holiday decor
We put out the call to all Homies following Offbeat Home & Life’s Instagram to share their favorite offbeat & geeky holiday decor. I shared my partner’s board game tree (see below), and the Homies did NOT disappoint. There are stockings hung on wall art, decorated Tulipop trees, Nightmare Before Christmas decor, and even an upside down tree(!).