Alexandra Cavallo,

Alexandra Cavallo

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Alexandra:

20 last-minute Father's Day gifts that don't require shipping

Need a last-minute Father's Day gift? Here are some of our favorite gifts you can send without shipping, including MasterClass, Cameo, and more. → Read More

This cat backpack is the best thing I bought for my new kitten

Why should dogs have all the on-the-go fun? Let your favorite feline see the world with this cat backpack. → Read More

10 easy ways to upgrade your living room

There are several ways you can upgrade your living room on a budget, whether it's investing in new lighting or a statement piece. → Read More

These things from Spanx have hundreds of rave reviews—and none are shapewear

Spanx makes leggings, jeans, and underwear that come highly rated from reviewers at both Spanx and Nordstrom. → Read More

Your weighted blanket is disgusting—here's how to wash it

Looking for how to wash a weighted blanket? All you need is water, soap, and a toothbrush. No, really. → Read More

Are Peas The New Avocado? These Del Monte Avocado Sweet Pea Toasts Make A Good Argument For It

Listen, don’t get us wrong. We love avocado toast as much as the mimosa-guzzling millennial at the next brunch table over. It’s tasty, it’s nutritious, it photographs well, and, according to many baby boomers, if we just stopped eating it, maybe we could afford a gosh darn house! Jokes aside, Epicurious recently made a bold... → Read More

Put A Fun Twist On Your Three Kings Day Champurrado With One Easy, Tasty Addition

The post-holiday comedown is real. Come January 2, when the jolly hustle and bustle of the holidays is behind us, we’re left with not much to do but nurse our New Year’s bubbly hangovers and bundle up for the rest of winter. That is, unless you celebrate Three Kings Day! Three Kings Day (also known... → Read More

These Festive Peppermint Bark S’mores Will Be Your New Favorite Holiday Treat

One of the best things about the holidays is all the sweet treats! It’s the most wonderful time of the year because it’s when we throw our best-laid meal plans to the wind and allow ourselves to indulge in all the cookies, cakes, and creamy eggnog we want. But honestly, how many snowman-shaped sugar cookies... → Read More

Holiday Guests Will Flip For These Store-Bought Dips With Festive Homemade Flourishes

No holiday soiree is complete without a good dip. And no, we’re not talking about the limbo (though you do you). Hungry guests with a hankering for hummus or a taste for tapenade automatically head to the dip spread at any holiday party. But too often, a bowl of dip can look tired or unappetizing,... → Read More

A Cookies And Cabernet Party Is A Sweet Way To Get Your Friends Together This Holiday Season

Wine tasting is a fun way to get a group of friends together (who doesn’t like wine?), but if you’re not a card-carrying oenophile it can be an intimidating experience — and a bit dry. Pun intended! This holiday season, we suggest you ditch the stuffy tasting room setting and instead invite your girlfriends over... → Read More

Get Through The Holidays With Mary Poppins Mantras, Inspired By Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns

“Everything is possible…even the impossible.” If that’s not a quote that sums up the modern holiday spirit, we don’t know what is! From scoring the perfect gifts to baking more cookies than seems humanly possible, many of us spend this month conjuring holiday magic at every turn. So we’re pretty psyched that we’re being gifted with... → Read More

Elevate A Traditional Baked Brie This Season With This Festive Upgrade On A Holiday Standard

When it comes to holiday noshing, cheese is always at the top of our wish lists. And brie is a standard when it comes to festive fromage spreads. The soft cow’s milk cheese adds an instant touch of class to any affair. But if you’ve seen one baked brie, you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong!... → Read More

Put Homemade Twists On Preprepared Frozen Apps To Be The Star Of Your Next Holiday Potluck Party

If you’re anything like us, we bet your holidays are jam-packed with parties, gift swaps, and potlucks. And we say, the more celebrating, the merrier! But when it comes to that potluck get-together, we sometimes run out of time to prepare something homemade amid the holiday hustle and bustle. So what’s a time-strapped guest to... → Read More

Raise The Bar On Your Holiday Brunch With A Spicy, Inventive Twist On A Traditional Bloody Mary

Everybody loves brunch. What’s not to love? It features two of our other favorite culinary words that start with the letter B — bacon and Bloody Marys! The holidays are all about entertaining and togetherness, which find happy marriage at a leisurely, no-stress brunch. We like our Bloodies spicy, with a twist, so we turned... → Read More

Repurpose A Leftover Cheese Board Into A Decadent Fromage Fort This Holiday Season

No holiday party — heck, no party! — is complete without a cheese plate. But if you’re anything like us, you tend to err on the side of “more is more” when it comes to cheese. So what’s a halloumi-loving hostess to do with all those delicious leftovers? We turned to our favorite entertaining expert,... → Read More

Get Holiday Ready Archives

LittleThings - Uplifting, touching and interesting stories from around the world. In just a few minutes, you'll laugh, smile and appreciate the wonderful world that we live in. Remember, it's the little things in life that matter the most! → Read More

A Divorced Mom And A Married Mom Compare Notes On ABC’s ‘Splitting Up Together’

ABC/Bob D’Amico Significant others: Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em — even when you’d really like to live without ‘em! That’s the premise of ABC’s irreverent sitcom Splitting Up Together. The hit comedy stars Jenna Fischer (aka Pam from The Office) and Oliver Hudson (aka Jeff Fordham from ABC’s Nashville/Kate Hudson’s crazy-hot brother),... → Read More

11 Moments Martin And Lena Were The Parents We Want To Be… Or Wish We Had

No parent is perfect. Our parents weren’t, and we are fairly sure we aren’t either. But we love them all the same. In fact, we might love them even more because of their imperfections. Case in point: ABC’s Splitting Up Together’s Martin and Lena. These two exes are trying to co-parent while cohabitating and navigating... → Read More

I Spent One Hour In A Sensory Deprivation Tank To See If Float Therapy Would Wash Away My Angst

I don’t like to be alone with my thoughts — it can get scary in there! I’m not talking about “I hear the voice of the canine familiar of Satan commanding me to kill” scary; these days, it’s more like a struggle with the stresses of everyday life compounded by existential angst. And I’m more prone... → Read More

Meet Mystic Marcus, The Psychic Pig Who Predicts World Cup Wins

Talk about hogging the spotlight. We have a feeling more than a few eyes will be on a pig named Mystic Marcus when the 2018 World Cup opens this summer in Russia. The England-born black micro pig, who resides on a farm in Heage, Derbyshire, has more tricks up his snout than merely being cute:... → Read More