Category Archives: Fun

How To Save A Pepto-Bismol Pink Bathroom

Joanna Gaines, give me your strength. Christina El Moussa, your reno skills, please. I’ll need all the help I can get, because our new bathroom is pink. Very pink.

When Nate and I bought our house, we hit the jackpot. Most of the rooms were recently renovated, from new windows to central A/C, but one area was woefully neglected: the downstairs bathroom. It’s pink, and not in the trendy, questionable-marketing-ploy known as “millennial read more

Trying Something New: Going “Bro-Country” For A Night

There’s a dog on the stage, singers are swilling whiskey straight from the bottle, and my husband and I are definitely the only people in this 30,000-person arena who don’t know a single word to the songs they’re singing. In fact, we’ve never heard most of them before.

We don’t even like country music. At least, I’ve never considered myself a fan. And yet, we’re having the time of our lives.

Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line (Photos: Candace Braun Davison)

So how did we end up here? Well, at the beginning of 2017, I made read more

IT is about to get real with this Pennywise costume

In 1990, Tim Curry starred as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in a mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT. And thanks to this film, the entire generation of Millennials grew up somewhat-to-completely horrified of Clowns.  Now, 27 years later Pennywise (AKA It) is back with the promise to terrify the next generation’s youth.   It feeds on the fears of children (and spoiler: It also feeds on children) and a group who calls themselves “The Losers Club” read more

Channel Your Inner BA With This ‘Atomic Blonde’ Costume

Charlize Theron logged hours a day in the gym, bruised her ribs and cracked two teeth preparing for her role as secret agentĀ Lorraine Broughton in this summer’s spy thriller, Atomic Blonde. Thankfully, you don’t have to repeat her regimen in order to steal her look for Halloween (unless you plan on busting out some sick fight-scene choreography, in which case, uh…you do you).

These ‘Riverdale’ Costumes Are Even Better Than The Archie Comics’ Reboot

If you cringed at the thought of the Archie comics being revived as a teen drama on CW, you weren’t alone. As much as I loved the series (particularly during painstakingly slow grocery-store checkout lines as a kid), I couldn’t fathom how it’d translate to 2017 without going Fuller House-caliber cheesy. There’s only so much “aw, shucks” the silver screen can handle.

Riverdale‘s showrunners understood that, and took things in a dramatically different read more

Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do” Costume Ideas

Choosing just one costume out of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” music video is like choosing just one Illuminati-esque hidden symbol in it to obsess over. You don’t want to stick to one thing, but somehow, you must.

Swift lampoons all aspects of her image — both current media headlines and every persona she’s portrayed and been portrayed as over the past decade — in the clip. As she drags out her most popular looks, it’s as good a time read more

5 Shops For Fun, Unexpected Gifts

Lately, I’ve noticed a string of thought-driven, semi-boho (and, perhaps, largely Anthropologie-inspired) shops popping up, and I couldn’t love them more. I like finding presents with personality; things that speak to me and have a message behind them, a story to tell. That’s how I feel about these brands, which have become my go-to’s when looking for unexpected gifts for people. Or, you know, my own #treatyoself moments.

Altar’d State

Photo: Altar'd State
Photo: Altar’d State

Often, faith-based stores are a little too treacly read more

This ‘Liquid Run’ Is Basically A Floating Water Park

As temperatures climb past 90 — when it’s so scorching your clothes get damp with sweat within minutes of walking outside and garbage cans are literally melting under the sun — finding the motivation to exercise can be nearly impossible.

Well, with this new kind of race, your motivation will be restored. It’s called the Liquid Run, and it’s a gigantic floating obstacle course assembled right on the shore. Think of it like read more

What The World Needs Now Is Whimsy?

Ever since Starbucks debuted the psychadelically colored unicorn Frappuccino last week, people have been shaking their heads. How did this unicorn craze come about? What’s with all of the kiddie colors? Why … just why?!

Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino
Photo: Starbucks

But this isn’t just the coffee chain’s Q2 sales gimmick: It’s evidence of a larger trend happening worldwide, fueled partially by social media (making everyone a photographer/videographer/artist with a need to create and share content). It’s also read more

Challenge: Start “Where Have You Been All My Life?!” Tuesdays

It’s easy to fall into a routine: work, TV, sleep — each step punctuated by meals, with perhaps some exercise (or just mindless scrolling of the interwebs) thrown in for good measure. For the most part, routines can be great — they add order to a chaotic world, some structure and certainty when so many things in life seem out of our control — but when they turn into a rut, you need something to shake things up, stat. That’s where the “Where read more