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10 Ways to Host Thanksgiving Like A Boss That Have Nothing To Do With Food

Hosting Thanksgiving outdoors  What sounded great two Coronas at the beach this summer… now sounds ridiculously hard and unfortunate. I was inspired by some photos I saw on Pinterest of twinkle lights and Al Fresco dining, cue the soft music in the background, and free flowing wine. I was going to CRUSH this! Envisioning an ...

Worst to First

Wondering how brick&batten began? Every weekend, my sister and I had the distinct pleasure of driving for miles to look at houses…beautiful houses, middlemanagement houses and broken down houses. Our father was a frustrated insurance man who dreamed of being an architect. He would spend hours drafting blueprints that would never be built…all the while ...