• Fashion,  Misc.

    My First Hermes Scarf

    When we were in Vancouver a couple weeks ago, one of the places I really wanted to hit up was the Hermes boutique. And wouldn’t you know, there was one across the street from our hotel! Coincidence? Or meant to be? Either way, I bought my first Hermes scarf! Dream Scarf I’ve wanted a Hermes scarf for years, but always told myself I would buy one when I got a literary agent, or when a publisher bought my book. After a year of querying my novel, let’s just say I’m not holding my breath. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not stopping, or giving up. Somewhere out there there’s an agent…

  • Fashion,  Misc.

    Fast Fashion: One Blogger’s Thoughts

    Today, we’re going there. Fast fashion. Probably one of the most, if not the most controversial topic in fashion. Love it or hate it, fast fashion is everywhere, and has been for the last twenty years. Zara, H&M, Forever 21, Asos, Primark, Topshop…the list goes on, and is added to all the time. I shop at these retailers, you probably shop at them-you can’t walk through a mall or shopping district without spotting an H&M or Zara bag dangling on the arm of the fashion conscious. Advantages And let’s not kid ourselves, there’s big time appeal with fast fashion. For starters, you can’t beat the price. Under $20 for a…

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  • Misc.

    What I Got For Christmas

    *I’m not trying to brag. I genuinely like reading/watching these kinds of posts/videos, so I thought I would do my own! Maybe I’m late to the game. Most of the youtubers I watch and blogs I read have done their “What I Got For Christmas” posts already. But better late than never! Right?!?! My family spoiled me this year. These are some of the things I got from my parents, brother and sister-in-law, and husband. If you didn’t know, I’m a writer. Aside from this blog, I write children’s fiction and short stories. So you better believe my annual Christmas lists includes books! I’ve already read the middle book (very Edgar Allen Poe inspired), and can’t wait to read the other two! A family saga about witches and a mysterious…

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  • Beauty,  Misc.

    Algenist: My First VoxBox

    About a month ago, I got a wonderful email. An email from Influenster telling me I had been selected for the Algenist Genius Sleeping Collegan Cream campaign! I was so excited. I had filled out the survey influenster sends users when a new campaign is set, but wasn’t getting my hopes up. A few weeks before I had filled out a hair related survey before and not been selected. So when I got the “You’re In” email I started stalking my front porch hardcore. In about a week, my VoxBox arrived. For this particular campaign, the VoxBox included the collegan serum which I had used before and enjoyed. This serum…

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  • Misc.

    My First Surgery: Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

    *Trigger warning* This post talks about surgery   So my hands haven’t been in the best shape for a while. I’ve had carpal tunnel in both hands for years now. I’ve had constant numbness and occasional pain. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my hands are so numb they don’t feel like they’re a part of my body anymore. I guess it was all the years of typing papers for college and grad school (one semester in grad school I had to write/type three 15 page+ papers for finals), not to mention my needle-point hobbies that did it. A few months ago I’d had enough.…

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