Easter at our house starts with (many) spicy bloody marys and brunch consisting of bagels, lox (with capers!), hard-boiled eggs, and toast points paired with delicious jams and jellies. Because Easter was so late this year, it was fortunately warm enough to set up our spread on the freshly-cleaned and newly-planted pool deck.

I’m not going to lie – I have always hated dying Easter eggs. Those pathetic kits you can buy at Target with the little tablets never really work very well and definitely don’t turn out anything like what you see on the box. This year, I thought, “what the fuck, if we’re going to do it, let’s try something really fancy.” After searching Pinterest, I found this how-to guide from Better Homes & Gardens (with video) for creating marble eggs — and I’m so glad I did!

Like the rest of America, I’m hooked on Tidying Up, the new Netflix series where Japanese organizational expert Marie Kondo helps people clean up their messy-ass houses. And also like the rest of America, I’ve purged half of my shit using Marie’s trademark Konmari system. I took to Facebook Live earlier this week for a tour of my newly-organized closet.

When you’re both a crafty queen and a Christmas whore, the holidays really are the most wonderful time of the year. Here are some of my favorite recent creations.

Todd and I just visited Amsterdam as the city was kicking off its Christmastime festivities. So beautiful! And oddly specific. I’ve never seen so much blackface in my life. Or women singing seductively to teddy bear puppets.

Five years ago, one of the most traumatic events of my (admittedly sheltered) life happened. I got trapped in Spanx in a Nordstrom dressing room. Here’s how it happened.