August is the best month of the year, not only because it’s my birthday month, but because it’s when I’ve been the most active on my newly revamped blog. I put together a few of my most obsessed products of the month. Take a look!
Buying gifts for people is always hard. They either never talk about what they want, have everything already, are extremely picky, or you want the gift to be perfect for them. I’ve come up with what I think is a solid buying birthday guide for boyfriends or husbands. I’ve tried to keep this post pretty vague celebrating all different kinds of men.
One of my friends got a pitbull/lab mix puppy named Emmy last weekend and I fell in love with pibbles all over again. I have two adult pitbulls and babysitting a puppy for a week taught me a lot about the experience of raising a puppy, as well as the tendencies of my own dogs.
This by no means is a post complaining about taking care of a puppy. It’s just a few things I’ve experienced during the week and learned about the way I react to a situation like this.
PSA: Planned Parenthood is 100% necessary and I am grateful for the people that dedicate their lives to fighting for it, and for everyone who works at every location around the country. Here’s how to get involved if you feel the same or want to learn more.
Alarm goes off, roll out of bed, make some coffee, look in the mirror and realize you’ve got a lot to do. First things first, where’s my birth control? You’re two pills behind… again.
Waking up in the morning is always hard, and it’s been harder not really having anything to do in the morning. You’d think it’d be the other way around, right? The problem with not having a job is not having any money which then makes it hard to explore my new city, go to new coffee shops, or buy new products to review.
Continue reading “Morning Routine – Summer 2017”
I realized a few weeks ago that one of the most satisfying things that I can do is to create. I drew up a design and wrote out a new 15-foot menu board for my boyfriend’s sandwich shop and even though I wanted to cry when I finished at 2 in the morning, the next time I walked into The Shop I felt satisfied. I felt proud and accomplished and realized I need to work on bringing that feeling into my life more.
I started drawing a couple days after that. Let me tell you, it ain’t easy. It’s easy to look at a picture and see the lines and know you have the ability to do that, it gets hard when you put your pencil to paper and realize you can’t even draw a straight line never mind try and draw someone’s face. Here are a few things I’ve learned over the last couple weeks:
Every one wants beautiful, luscious everything. Women get $800 hair extensions to make themselves feel more beautiful (not for your guys, sorry to break it to ya,) and I, being the broke post-gradder that I am, get free eyelash extensions. Yes, free. I willingly glued synthetic falsies to my eyes, but for a good cause. Laziness was my main cause, friendship and education was also my cause, and this blog was my cause. I needed more material so I thought let’s glue some stuff to my face.
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York!
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Alicia Keys got that shit right.
I was in the big apple all weekend, woke up with the glim of a Manhattan skyline, and everything was gonna be alright.
The first image that comes to mind when I think of my mom is walking into the kitchen with James Taylor turning on the record player … but I always thought that I’d see you again, one more time again… the sun is streaming through the windows glowing on her. She’s in overalls and a DIY tank top; her golden blonde hair is messily thrown up in a clip with strands falling out the sides and bottom of her neck. She’s one of the most free people I’ve ever met in my life and the way she lived has taught me much about myself.
I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately, Mom. I guess the all-night dreams over the last few days have finally gotten to me. Most of the time I can shake things off, and tell myself that you’re better off wherever you are. I know that you’re with your parents and you’re with Dad, and that makes me feel better knowing that you have your great love beside you.