13 Reasons Why: Let’s talk about Alex Standall

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Do we only see what we want to see? While we were all grieving Hannah Baker,  consumed with secretly hating everyone she blamed, we didn’t notice Alex and his kind soul. Warning spoilers below!! Let’s be honest, the whole time we watched, we judged everyone in Hannah’s life, for not noticing the things that were changing about her, and how each of those things brought her closer to her death. Unlike Hannah’s...

About Writing: The Pursuit of Becoming an Author + A Short Story: “Excalibur of Spanish Harlem”

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all doing great. Today I hurried over to Jenna Moreci’s Channel to see her new video. I have been really pursuing my dream of pushing past being a writer to becoming an author. Her words have eased me back into the pursuit. If you’re thinking about or writing a novel, shes a great way to keep moving.  She’s a great person, really; funny and easy...

March Lust List

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Well, the weather is quite mercurial isn’t it? Yesterday, here in New York, it was actually almost 68 degrees, and dropped to 38 degrees at night! W.T.F.  I’m not with it. I figure, I should begin to plan for spring before its thrust upon me by surprise. By “plan”I mean swap my winter staples (sweatpants and sneakers) for something more, friendly. Here are all the items I am lusting for this...

The Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker Controversy

If you guys weren’t aware (or live under a rock),  Fifty Shades of Grey is a flippin’ phenomenon! Like the story it derived from (Twilight), it has a completely split the public. You either love it or hate it. I recently created Fifty Shades inspired jewelry— after reading Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker. Check it out on my Etsy, if you’d like! Just click the image below. Anyway,...

3 Easy Steps to Start Your Own Blog!

The blogging community is loaded, but that’s the good thing about it! It’s an open conversation between like minds, all over the world. It’s accepting and actually really cool. If you’re here, you want to call yourself a blogger. Say it out loud—”I am a blogger”. It felt right, didn’t it? Now, all you need is a site! Don’t worry, it’s not difficult when you have a guide. This is the first of...

e.l.f. Eyeshadow Palette: “Mad for Matte” Tutorial, Review, Coupon!

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Yes, I am late to the party— I know. I hadn’t really had the chance to get my hands on the e.l.f eyeshadow palette “Mad for Matte”. But, its here! Let’s celebrate! I’m absolutely crazy about matte eyeshadows! *insert pun here*.  I never expected to see actual matte shadows inexpensively—a whole palette anyway. Maybe you guys haven’t noticed but, inexpensive eye shadows tend to be all shimmer. This palette is...

IKEA Hack: Make a Fireplace- Just $60

New York apartments are exactly as expensive as you might imagine—none more so than those crowned with jewels like a balcony or a fireplace. It’s been my goal for sometime now, but I’ve accepted not having a “real” fireplace. It just wouldn’t make any sense, to move for the luxury of a fireplace? Besides, electric fireplace are even more convenient, and safe. Only one problem—price. As usual, right?! These prices are insane!...

Craigslist Upcycle: A Nightstand Find

“Thrice a day ,  upwards of five times a week—that is how often I check into Craigslist.” Sometimes I wonder if its an actual obsession or a perfectly normal amount of curiosity. It’s an unhealthy need for inexpensive items. Recently, I came across an Ethan Allen branded, completely solid oak, nightstand for only $20. *squeal* My bedroom is big enough for only one nightstand and so having a second twin stand...

DIY: Cut Glass to Size for Your Nightstand

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How to Cut Glass I have spent so many hours looking through Pinterest nightstands this week–it’s obsessive. But, just look at their classy, clean look and compare them to my own nightstand above. Unfortunately I am incredibly frugal and I just could not see myself buying a single shiny nightstand with a price tag grazing $120. There is always a better way! DIY! Continue reading to learn to cut glass....