How to Be a Better Elf [Martha Stalwart]

Operation Santa Claus is something I’ve always wanted to participate in and I’m so excited to finally be helping this year. As an adult believer in Santa (yeah…REALLY), I think it’s important to help him with his work during the holidays so every child, regardless of...

Delia Hauser Is On Santa’s Good Side [Fierce Anticipation]

Fiercely Anticipating: Santa I am 30 years old and I believe in Santa. If you are snickering right now because you think I’m probably kidding (or completely crazy), you are wrong. I come from a family of believers, including my mother who also believes in gnomes. Our motto is, “why wouldn’t...

Hello Friday: Blame Delia Hauser for No Hello Friday

I ain’t going lie, ya’ll. We got to running our mouths in the Apartment Therapy-featured living room below. So now no time for Hello Friday, before I head off for my radio interview. But if you have any interest in what will probably be the coolest DIY wedding in the history of...

One More Thing Before We Go: Delia’s Christmas Store

I have this funny story from last year. IRL friend and FaN blogger, Delia Hauser had these fabulous owl ornaments in her Christmas store, but when I went to buy them, they were sold out. “What happened to the owls?” I asked her. “Oh, Kalimba, bought them.” Kalimba is...

Chic Geek: Throw a Party!

. a blogumn by Delia Hauser It’s spring!  (But we don’t have the money to go out with our friends anymore…) So, invite people over!  Bring the party home.  EVERYONE should throw more parties; breakfast parties, dinner parties, slumber parties, make your own pizza parties, cocktail parties…you...

Chic Geek: The Beauty of Geekery

. a blogumn by Delia Hauser The other day, when I was researching my next article, I stumbled upon on a whole section of Etsy I stupidly haven’t even addressed yet.  How dare I leave out those sellers that proudly list their wares under the category “geekery”?!  Yes, that’s right; not JUST...

Chic Geek: For Those Little (And Big) Thank Yous

. a blogumn by Delia Hauser Finding just the right way to say “thank you” can be tough when the gesture or work requires more of a reward than a card or pat on the back.  These little gifts are especially hard to shop for when we barely know the people we want to thank and, well, what IS a...

Chic Geek: Neat (But Cheap) New Year Nesting

. a blogumn by Delia Hauser At the beginning of every year, I look around my home and get this itchy feeling to change something.  ANYTHING.   It probably has something to do with not being able to keep ACTUAL resolutions or perhaps it is from poring over Southern Living magazine as a child...

Chic Geek: CHRISTMAS!!!

. A blogumn by Delia Hauser I LOVE CHRISTMAS. I mean, EVERYTHING CHRISTMAS.  From Fa La La La Lifetime movies and abcFam’s 25 Days of Christmas to the garish decorations and crowded stores of unhappy shoppers.  ALL OF IT.  It’s just wonderful to me. Even though I’m obsessed with it, I’m...

Chic Geek: Holiday Party Glam

. A blogumn by Delia Hauser I’m going to keep this short and sweet so you can get to the part where you click on all the fun stuff I found this week to buy.  We are quickly approaching holiday party season and it’s our chance to use these events as an excuse to dress up in lots of shiny...

Chic Geek: Planning Your Winter “Looks”

. A blogumn by Delia Hauser There was a single winter chill in Los Angeles this past week.  One teeny tiny nippy breeze and I thought, “YES! I can write my chic geek holiday decoration article this week!”  But, after a sobering 80 degree afternoon I realized it just might be too soon after...

Chic Geek: Your Nerdy Guy — But Even Better

. A blogumn by Delia Hauser Let me begin by saying that I don’t support trying to change your loved ones…but gently nudging them can’t hurt.  Our nerdy men, whether they are husbands, nephews or anything in between often fumble when it comes to style.  On top of this, I can’t count how many...

Chic Geek: Equal Opportunity Shopping

. A blogumn by Delia Hauser I have been accused of having unaffordable taste in clothing, and not just because of my last article, which featured a necklace the price of a small mortgage.  However, personal TASTE doesn’t always indicate what someone might BUY.  In fact, I consider myself to...

Chic Geek: Finding Your Inner Stylist Pt. 2 – Accessorizing

. A blogumn by Delia Hauser We’ve all done it.  We’ve all stood in front of a mirror examining a hat, scarf or new piece of jewelry and asked the BIG question.  “But…Is It Me?” This madness has to stop.  We ARE whomever we please and we should allow ourselves to change our look everyday...

Fierce Foodie: Half and Half

. A blogumn by Roya Hamadani One thing about being half of one thing and half of another is that I’ve quite never fit into either camp very nicely. I keep getting little things wrong, or I should say little things to me, but apparently huge clues to other people.  However there are culinary...

File Under: Things That Make Us (Weirdly) Happy

.  A Facebook Forward from Fierce and Nerdy Contributor Delia Hauser...

Chic Geek: Finding Your Inner Stylist Pt 1: Shoes

. A blogumn by Delia Hauser (one of the fiercest nerds we know) I have always believed that shoes are the window to a person’s soul; or at the very least, the essence of their personality.  If this is even remotely true, why does it seem like so many people pick the most boring ones to go...