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CoopedUp Test Kitchen: Blue Apron Arrives!

I’ve officially jumped on the ingredients-and-recipes-in-a-box bandwagon. At the prompting of friends (and a pretty swell “first week free” promo code), I decided to give Blue Apron a shot. The box arrived with great anticipation today. And even though I’m not going to be able to cook my first meal…

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That Time Cooper & Craig Went To Tallywackers

Today, my dear, hilarious friend Craig – who you may know as the twisted mind behind the popular “Well, Let Me Say This About That” vlog – and I lunched at Tallywackers, the newly opened restaurant in Dallas’ gayborhood that’s been billed as the male version of Hooters. Between the…

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Fave Five: Love, Pride & Merbears

It’s Pride Weekend in NYC, and even though I’m not there (boo!), I’m feeling full of it. My five favorite things of the week celebrate love, pride and keeping glittery clean…well, except my mind. Some things will always be filthy. Photo Credit: Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock.com

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Fave Five: Food for the Soul, Tummy & Eyes

My Fave Fives for this week are good to the soul, the stomach, the heart and the eyes…especially the eyes. Jordan Bach Motivational, inspirational, hot. Those words, not necessarily in that order, are easily the three most accurate adjectives to describe spiritual guru Jordan Bach. You may know him from…

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Fave Five: Cuties, Classics, Traffic & Trolls

Crushes come and go, but socks are forever. Wait, that’s not right. Maybe it’s classic movies I’m thinking of. Sure, let’s go with that…and all my other faves of the week. Michael Urie I’m crushing so hard on Michael Urie these days. He’s adorable, funny, quirky and sooo cute. (Yes,…

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Fave Five: Looking Good, Smelling Good & Feeling Sunny

Earlier this year, my friend Kim got me started on asking my children every day: “What was your favorite thing today?” It’s sort of like a verbal gratitude journal that helps us focus on positive things and our good fortune in life. In that spirit, here are some of my favorite things…

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Let Me Say This About That

Yesterday, I met up with my dear friend Craig at a local Mexican joint here in Dallas for lunch. We were seated at 12:30 and, after what I thought was just an hour or two of fun conversation, I looked at my watch and realized it was 5:10 – and…

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The Struggle Is Real(ly Beautiful)

Being gay is really hard. Between keeping up the impeccably decorated home and whipping up gourmet bites on the fly when guests drop in, the struggle is real, y’all…not to mention those of us with kids. Even though they’re the best-behaved, best-dressed children on Planet Earth, it’s still work. So,…