emily farris j crew boozy bungalow kansas city

Hi. I’m Emily Farris, a food and lifestyle writer, recipe developer, prop stylist, sometimes part-time marketing semi-professional, and full-time potty mouth. I live in Kansas City, MO with my husband, our toddler son, and our two rowdy rescue mutts.

In the fifth grade, I won the D.A.R.E. essay contest.

Since then, I’ve written for Bon Appeit, Food & Wine, The Cut, Midwest Living, Food 52, The Food Network, The Kitchn, Lifehacker, CountryLiving.com, Gourmet.com, Urban Farm Magazine, BUST Magazine, ELLEDECOR.com, Women’s Wear Daily, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, CNN.com, Nerve.com, Edible Brooklyn and many publications and websites you’ve probably never heard of. My first cookbook, Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff for Your Oven, was published by Penguin in 2008 and in 2011, my essay on finding affordable healthcare ended up in The BUST DIY Guide to Life.

For years, brands and websites have been paying me to create and photograph cocktails and cute crafts, so in the spring of 2017, I finally decided it was time to do it my own way (a little tipsy and with lots of F-bombs) and launched Festive AF. In the spring of 2018, I decided to change directions after my Instagram followers lost their collective shit over the tidbits of my kitchen renovation I shared in my Instastories (and because I have ADHD). It seemed like a good idea; I have an entire 102-year-old Arts-and-Crafts bungalow that needs all the work, and honestly, being festive as fuck all the damn time is exhausting. Since then, my home has been featured on Apartment Therapy and Romper.

Welcome to The Boozy Bungalow house party. We’ll see how it goes.