Monday, October 17, 2016


When I'm in the car, there's are times I want to jam out (usually on the way to class at 7:30 in the morning, to help wake myself up) and times I just want to get absorbed in a story (usually during my 30 minute commute to work). In those cases, I always turn to podcasts. You can find my favorites here. Recently, I've been reading rave reviews about a new podcast called "My Favorite Murder". For a while, I had been listening to "Sword and Scale" but at times, I just found it too long and serious. "My Favorite Murder" is a weekly podcast hosted by two comedians, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. It's just the two of them, chilling in Georgia's living room, discussing murder and true crime. They also have listeners submit "Hometown Murders" that they read on air. 

I'm sure people will have problems with them so casually discussing murders, but both of the women truly care about the victims and about the perpetrators receiving punishment for their heinous crimes (Law and Order: SVU reference). A lot of us are interested in true crime, but it's not often something that we feel comfortable discussing, as it may be viewed as morbid or weird. I've always been interested in true crime and the psychology behind it. I've often found myself on creepy websites late at night, creeped out of my mind. 

When I get home in the morning at 7 AM and it's still completely dark outside after listening to the podcast on my way home, I have to say I'm a lot more aware of my surroundings. I've even started carrying pepper spray and a whistle, and making sure all those windows and doors are locked at all times.

If you like funny women, podcasts, and true crime, I highly recommend my favorite murder. I can't stop listening. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


I haven't formally done any goals lately because I've just been focused on living from day to day. I'm finally feel like I've been able to breath a bit, and looking forward to the rest of the month, I'm setting some goals for October.

1 / Exercise a bit each day. When my schedule got busy, this has been the first thing to fall by the wayside. But I know how much it will improve my anxiety and my ability to focus. Especially walking when the leaves are falling and it's not completely freezing out yet.

2 / Make one new recipe a week (even if it's one I just haven't made for a bit). Every day, I look forward to what I'm eating for my next meal. It's sad and great at the same time. I'm the person who finds chocolates stashed in my sweater pockets that I've forgotten about. It becomes easy to make and eat the same things every week so I'm trying to pull out different recipes.

3 / Stretch. Every day. On the days and don't, my back aches to no end. I'm sure it has a lot to do with my posture, which I'm slowly working on. 

Happy October!

Saturday, October 8, 2016


It seems as if as soon as October hit, the weather changed. The last week of September was in the 80s and suddenly it's dark and cold in the morning. Fall is officially here. This week, I've been battling a cold and am finally feeling a bit better. Here are this weeks's ten things:

1 / Some of the randomest places people have met celebrities. John Mayer at Costco in Montana is my favorite.

2 / Alexa Chung wants to bring Uggs back. Seconded.

3 / Beauty editors' favorite splurge worthy products.

4 / I would never take this cashmere jumpsuit off.

5 / The single girl's guide to dining alone.

6 / The 8 things every 20-something should have in her bathroom.

7 / How the Scandinavians do Bohemian at home.

8 / Lessons learned from Sophia Amoruso's "#GirlBoss" movement.

9 / How "The Butcher's Daughter's" founder made her name in the tricky restaurant business.

10 / How to impress a Brit, according to Emily Blunt.

Have a happy rest of your weekend.

Sunday, October 2, 2016


This weekend, the weather seemed to shift overnight. It's like it knew it was October and overnight went from 60 degrees to 42. Hello, fall. And my body also knew, as it decided to give me a sore throat/cold that has come and gone over the past few days. Thank the Lord for nyquil. Here's to hoping this week is better than last:

1 / Isabel Marant's spring 2017 show. I want it all. Also, five French girl beauty tips to learn from Isabel Marant. That's how I want to look every day.

2 / Emily Ferber's morning makeup routine. I'm obsessed with these little videos. 

3 / 6 things successful women never do in the morning.

4 / Where Clinton and Trump stand on all the key issues. In this confusing election, this was an enlightening read.

5 / Can't stop thinking about these pants

6 / Mindy Kaling's latest role.

7 / The strang evolution of Taylor Swift's gym style. Like honestly, WTF?

8 / How much it actually costs to live like a healthy celebrity. Insane.

9 / A 1905 Washington, D.C. home that blends American tradition with Scandinavian details.

10 / Simple iPhone tips to get more out of the phone you already own.

Have a great week!