Posts tagged "thanksgiving"

Dating Don’ts: 4 Tips For Surviving A Turkey Dropping

Turkey dropping is a cute-sounding name for an awful phenomenon: getting dumped on or right before Thanksgiving. It’s particularly common for high school sweethearts who go off to separate colleges and realize right around Thanksgiving break that they want to “keep their options open.” This happens in the adult dating world as well, when the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 26, 2013

Pie Chart: Anatomy Of A Passive Aggressive Comment From Your Mom

It’s Thanksgiving and Hannukah week! That means family time, and family time means passive aggressive comments galore (oh, joy). Here’s a pie chart breakdown of a classic passive aggressive mom comment, which most daughters can see coming a mile away. Happy holidays!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 26, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Grandma-Approved Holiday Dresses

Choosing a holiday dress your grandma will approve of is an art form. It can’t be too flashy or high fashion. It must be relatively modest, with feminine details like lace, floral prints, and peplums. Bonus points for retro styles that harken back to your granny’s youth (peter pan collars, full skirts, etc). Does thi…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 25, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I’m Grateful I Got My Heart Broken

One of the weirdest things that people say to each other about relationships is “When you know, you know.”  It means that when you’ve found the other person to be your singular life partner, you’re practically struck by a bolt of lightening. You just know.

It’s a weird aphorism, because it’s so often untrue.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 25, 2013

17 Totally Acceptable Ways To Respond To Annoying Holiday Questions

Sadly, some of the rudest questions you’ll ever be asked in your life will be asked by the people who supposedly love you the most. It’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to hunker down and prepare to field ridiculous/annoying/ignorant questions from your relatives without losing your shit. Maybe your aunt doesn’t realize how rude it…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 25, 2013

Frisky Eats: 8 Thanksgivukkah Recipes To Be Thankful For

For the first time since 1888, the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving. Because this might not happen again until the year 79,811, we’d better play dreidel for squares of pumpkin pie and put gourd stems in our menorahs while we have the chance. Click through for some yummy Thanksgivukkah recipes for this once-in-a-lifetime…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 22, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Unsuspecting Families Get Their Holiday Groceries Paid For

Most YouTube pranks involve smug bros pretending to cheat on their girlfriends, but this one has a much kinder agenda: a YouTube prankster set up a hidden camera at a grocery store to capture the reactions of families as they were told they wouldn’t have to pay for their huge holiday grocery bills. There’s actually…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I’m Thankful For Mean Internet Comments

The first time someone called me a derogatory name on an internet comment forum, tears stung my eyes like I just got sucker punched. “Drunken slut” was not something I ever expected to be referred to as simply for writing a well-intended, personal essay about my dating life. I was reminded of being blindsided at…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 21, 2013

Frisky Eats: 10 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers To Tide You Over

“Thanksgiving appetizer” might seem like an oxymoron, because, well, the entire day is dedicated to stuffing yourself. Do you really need a snack before the main event? I say yes, for a few reasons. Firstly, if you munch a bit throughout the day, you’ll be less likely to completely gorge yourself at dinner (at least…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 20, 2013

Dater X: A Thanksgiving Wish List For My Future Partner

Right around this time every year I start to sulk, wondering why I’m still single and asking myself if it’s really necessary for the folks over at Kay Jewelers to inundate us with sappy commercials every two and a half minutes. I usually cope by drowning my dark thoughts in turkey and extra large glasse…

By: Dater X / November 20, 2013

Thanks, I Made It Myself: Thanksgiving Wreaths, Banners, And Centerpieces

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, looking for a unique gift to bring your Thanksgiving host, or just want to add a little autumn ambiance to your apartment, these DIY Thanksgiving decorations will do the trick. Grab your glitter, light a fall candle, and get crafting!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 20, 2013

Dream Or Nightmare: Stuffing Waffles And Gravy Syrup

My attitude about pretty much everything on a standard Thanksgiving menu is “oh, that’s nice,” but when it comes to stuffing and gravy, my attitude is more along the lines of, “GIVE IT ALL TO ME.” So obviously, I’m really into the idea of these stuffing waffles drizzled with gravy “syrup.” Finally, a perfectly engineered…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2013

Life After Dating: 6 Unsung Benefits Of Spending The Holidays With Your Partner’s Family

So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, we’ll discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom.

You’ve barely worked your way through your stash of Halloween candy, and…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 18, 2013

Share The Deets Behind Your Feast: It’s a Thanksgiving Recipe Swap!

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already started dreaming about piles of garlic mashed potatoes, slices of beer-battered turkey and mom’s famous creamy green bean casserole. And if you’re like me, you also have no idea how the hell to make any of the aforementioned foods without burning down the kitchen.

But hel…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 18, 2013

Win This! Enter The Frisky’s Bitchin’ In The Kitchen Pinterest Contest

Find those pants with the elastic waistband and prepare yourself for a Thanksgiving feast of epic proportions. Pin your fantasy Turkey Day dinner that would impress a pro like savvy Rachael Ray.

With a little creativity and an eye for mouthwatering eats, pin-thusiasts can score a cookware prize pack from the famed celebrity…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 15, 2013

Good News! Costco And Nordstrom Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving With Black Friday Sales

Not all is lost to the Grinch this holiday season: Black Friday deal-hunters seem to be camping out earlier every year, and most major stores are starting the shopping frenzy early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day. Well, finally there’s some sanity this year: Costco, Nordstrom and BJ’s Wholesale Club refuse to take part in that fun-sucking disaster.

By: Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

Happy Holidays, Now What’s Your Favorite Sex Toy?

The holiday season is approaching, which means towering feasts of carbohydrates, presents wrapped tied up with shiny ribbons and movie nights in front of the fireplace are near!

What could possibly make you feel better than that? Sex toys. And lots of ‘em.

Every day through the month of December, The…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2013

Your Holiday Season Emotional Bootcamp Starts Today

Now that Halloween is over, the festive tidal wave of Thanksgiving and Christmas is beginning to build. It might seem a bit early to be discussing the holidays, but it’s never too soon to start preparing for the emotional onslaught they bring. Your mom is already calling to guilt trip you about not spending a…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 5, 2013

Life Dream Status: Pumpkin Pie Perfume

I’ve been on the hunt for my signature scent ever since Ami became my perfume mentor, and I think I just found it: Pumpkin Pie Cologne from Demeter Fragrance Library. I know I like fragrances with vanilla undertones — why not toss some cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree into the mix? Just in case the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 4, 2013

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” Recap: A Mega Multi-Meal Thanksgiving

This episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo” made me realize that I’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving wrong all these years. I’ve never made a Junecrow to scare the gnats away or ate Billy Bob mega multi-meal style or worn a fuzzy turkey hat or used the wishbone as a toothpick. What have I been doing with…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2013
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