Why being Julia in 2012 was rad.
College / Domestic Bliss / Holidays / Life

Why being Julia in 2012 was rad.

I have, apparently, never gotten over 2004. Maybe it’s because that was a responsibility-free year, or maybe it’s because the music scene in my hometown was particularly active that year; for whatever bullshit reason, if I write a date without thinking I almost always write 2004. This becomes most┬áprevalent during year changes where I revert … Continue reading

Because holiday wishlists are a time-passer and mood-booster…
Christmas / Fashion / Gadgets

Because holiday wishlists are a time-passer and mood-booster…

Each December as a child I would sit down with the Toys “R” Us and Target catalogs and create my extensive wishlist. Always including much more than I anticipated receiving, and often items I knew would never happen (read: $$$), the wishlists were over-the-top, exaggerated and a bit of a guilty pleasure. I remember two … Continue reading

Birchbox No. 2: Number 4, Aerie, Mox Botanicals, Eyeko & Chuao
Beauty / Reviews

Birchbox No. 2: Number 4, Aerie, Mox Botanicals, Eyeko & Chuao

Note the adorable, festive wrapping complete with a thick pink ribbon (purse charm, perhaps? Hair bow?) and indie-esque gift tag. Also, with the wrapping of the perfume (the silver tube) I sort of thought it was candy. Thank goodness I wasn’t that tired when I opened the box! Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Clarifying Shampoo: I’ve … Continue reading

Christmas Time in the Loft
Christmas / Domestic Bliss / Holidays / Home Decor

Christmas Time in the Loft

I, like many others, find October through March to be some of the best months. Halloween, Thanksgiving, our anniversary, Christmas, Lance’s birthday, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, my birthday… It’s a holiday hullabaloo, and it’s divine! Christmas, to me, is a time to celebrate traditions, family, friends and the winter season. One … Continue reading

The College Girl’s Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving
Cooking / DIY / Holidays / Hostessing / How To / Kitchen / Thanksgiving

The College Girl’s Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving

Isn’t this the greatest time of year? Halloween just passed and it’s time for Thanksgiving. With December holidays around the corner and the weather getting crisper, there are so many things to enjoy. One of my favorite parts of the season? The oh-so-perfect Thanksgiving supper. It is my favorite meal of the year. Last weekend … Continue reading