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?
Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is only a little over a week away! If you’re like us, it’s kind of sneaking up on you this year. Which means you probably don’t have everything ready to go yet. Hopefully the menu is at least planned, but do you know what the table is going to look like yet? … Read More Eat, Drink, and Give Thanks: Thanksgiving Table Inspiration
You probably already have your Halloween costume picked out – you might have even worn it this past weekend to a party. But maybe you wore your costume and something happened to it, or maybe you got invited to a last minute party. Or maybe you’re just a procrastinator (no shame!). I’m sure there are… Read More Dress to Impress: Five Last Minute Halloween Costumes
It’s National Pumpkin Day everyone! Even though I’ve been enjoying all things pumpkin since the first cool breeze of fall hit, today seemed like the perfect day to share some pumpkin recipes that I think look amazing. It’s usually associated with pies and dessert, but pumpkin is actually surprisingly versatile, and works just as well… Read More Astrid’s Picks: Seven Pumpkin Recipes for National Pumpkin Day
Halloween is now just a week away! That means there’s probably going to be a ton of Halloween parties this weekend. Hopefully you have your costume squared away already, giving you time to focus on what to serve to guests. While you don’t need alcohol to have a good time, thematically appropriate drinks are always… Read More Creepy Cocktails: Ten Drinks to Keep Your Halloween Party Going
It’s the time of year when spooky attractions are popping up all over the country. Not everyone is a fan of haunted houses, but those that are know that some haunted houses are better than others and that a great haunted house is hard to beat. You might already have a favorite haunted house that… Read More Enter if You Dare: Ten Haunted Houses to Visit This Halloween Season
We may have gotten all our Halloween decorations up by October 2nd, but Halloween is still three weeks away, which means there’s plenty of time to get your home in the holiday spirit. While there are certainly impressive current day Halloween decorations, there’s a certain charm to vintage decorations that just can’t be beat, so… Read More Trick-or-Treat: Spooktacular Vintage Halloween Decorations