For American readers, July’s main holiday is the 4th of July, which means lots of red, white, and blue and stars and stripes everywhere the beginning of the month. Since we looked at red, white, and blue interiors last year, we decided to focus on stars and stripes this time around. Stripes are a classic… Read More Pin-spiration: Stars and Stripes
If you’re in the United States you know that this Monday is Memorial Day, a day which many consider to be the unofficial start of summer. With the start of summer also comes the start of grilling season. Technically you can grill all year long, if you’re willing to brave the cold temperatures of winter… Read More Golden Grills: Astrid’s Seven Favorite BBQ Recipes
Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22nd and we’re all about celebrating this planet we call home. While it’s great to be aware of your impact on the environment every day of the year, Earth Day is a good time to take a look at what you’re already doing, and what more you can do… Read More Mother Nature Approved: Seven Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly
It’s Valentine’s Day! A day to proclaim your love and show affection for that special someone in your life. It’s also a day that’s heavy on the sweets. Even those without a significant other likely have chocolate on the mind today. So to help satisfy your sweet tooth (and impress your sweetie) Astrid rounded up… Read More Delicious Decadence: Astrid’s Seven Favorite Chocolate Desserts
Christmas is now mere days away and if you’re like me you’re freaking out a little because you haven’t baked enough Christmas cookies yet! Or you might be freaking out because there’s still that office or friend holiday party this weekend and you don’t know what to bring. Let’s all take a couple of deep… Read More Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Astrid’s Seven Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes
Decorating for holidays can be a bit of a challenge when you live in a smaller space. There are so many decoration options to bring the festive spirit but so little space to put them. Tiny home and apartment dwellers alike have to get creative to make the most of the space they have to… Read More Haul Out the Holly: Five Tips for Festive Small Space Christmas Decor
It’s now December, which means a lot of people are getting ready for the big winter holidays. There’s always some over-achievers out there who have already finished their decorating and shopping, but the rest of us are still looking for some inspiration. Here are Astrid’s favorite pins from our Holiday Dreaming board to get the… Read More Pin-spiration: Astrid’s Ten Favorite Holiday Pins
Dear Astrid, Some of my friends are having a potluck holiday party in a couple of weeks and everyone is supposed to bring a dish. The problem is that I’m a terrible cook! Since I don’t want to subject my friends to awful food, is it okay to just bring drinks? I don’t want there… Read More Ask Astrid: Do I Have to Make Food for a Potluck?
The big Thanksgiving meal has come and gone but there’s probably still a lot of food left! If you don’t want to eat repeat Thanksgiving dinner every night of the week you have to get a little creative to use up all those leftovers. Here are seven recipes whose ingredients include Thanksgiving dinner staples to… Read More Astrid’s Picks: Seven Yummy Recipes Made with Thanksgiving Leftovers
Dear Astrid, I’m hosting Thanksgiving for the first time at my house this year. I’m really excited about it, but I’m also nervous. The main thing stressing me out is that I’m vegetarian and I plan on serving a vegetarian dinner. I realize a lot of people will be looking forward to a big turkey… Read More Ask Astrid: Can I Have A Thanksgiving Dinner Without Turkey?