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A Summer Fashion Wishlist 2017


Oh my goddddd. Straight up, this post is a lie. I literally have no summer fashion wishlist because it is so hot, all I want to do is be naked and not leave the cool sanctuary of my room. This hot weather is disgusting and I hate it and I do not handle heat well AT ALL. I know I was just saying how much I want it to be summer, but I've changed my mind. No. I don't want this. Stop. Buuuut society says I do, in fact, have to leave my house... clothed. Given that's the case, here's what I'd ideally like to leave the house in.

Under the Sun: My Summer Bucket List

"You're busy playing nice, you sweeten up my life,
I'm here making eyes tryna keep you by my side."
Sugar, You, Oh Honey

Tuuuurn uuuuup! Summer time is here! Well, maybe not actually here because space and solstices and alignments and the planet and rotations and blahhhhhh. I didn't do well in science class, okay? The point is summer technically isn't here until Wednesday. But, like, I think I can ignore the that? Considering how insanely hot it is??? I think I've almost died twice? It's summer as far as I'm concerned. Summer is the time for adventure and shenanigans (And trying to survive but)! If I had to do a bucket list for exclusively one season, summer would probably be the most optimal since it's when everyone is in the mindset of LET'S GOOOO!

A Life By Words: The Two Quotes I Live By

When I originally set out to write this post, I thought I would include about five quotes. Five feels like the minimum, safe amount for a blog post (thought I recently broke that in my post Three Tips to Help You Start Writing Poetry Today), but when it came down to it, I realized I only needed two. I mean, like, I could sit here and pour over Google and Pinterest for beautiful quotes that make me feel all existential and profound about myself just for reading them, but that wouldn't be authentic now would it?

Poetic Beginnings: Three Tips to Help You Start Writing Poetry Today

*This is an archived post from my last blog Smile, Sugar. I have lightly edited it, but it is mostly unchanged from it's original writing and posting in early summer, 2016.*

Let me state up front I'm not a poetry master. My poetry isn’t a godsend, and I only barely have my creative writing degree. I’m an average girl who likes to write poetry (take long walks on the beach, cuddle by the fire…) and think I'm decent enough to maybe help others out. Cool beans? Cool beans.

The Grad Goals: How I Want to Live After Graduation


"Sick of being in my head and thinkin' about my fate
And worried about my health.
Wanna waste away my days with a pretty young thing
And blow through all my wealth."
Death of a Strawberry, Dance Gavin Dance

I'm officially entering my finals week tomorrow - my final finals week. No more essays, no more tests, no more mind numbing reading I can't even bring myself to pretend I care about. It feels... surreal? Like, I've been in school all my life and graduating college has always felt abstract. It's all just over after this next week and life becomes real. Like, really real. I have to get a big girl job and find my own big girl place to live and do so many adult things. It's exciting and terrifying and just... wow. BUT, why would I be mature and think about those things now? No, no, no, I'm going to be careless and think about the fun things I want to do with my new freedom. I've had so many plans for what I want to do after graduation, and I'm thrilled that I can finally look to making these plans a reality. These aren't all of them obvi, but it's a little peek!

Plot Notes: The Do Something About It Phase


Heck yeah! Another Plot Notes post. I've basically been busy every Sunday since my first Plot Notes post went up, but hey, I said from the get go they'd be casual, didn't I? I've been going on and on in a few of my posts recently about how terrible of a blogger I was in April, but I've moved passed the Gripe, Gripe, Gripe phase (thank god, right? 'bout time) and have entered the Do Something About It phase.

May, 2017 // Blogging Goals


Hell-ooh, May! I have never been so hyped about a month in my life. Oh my god. May is going to be such a major month for me, people. For starters, I'm graduating college! It has been a long four years, and I've been ready for it to be over since day one. I'm basically the upside down smile emoji when it comes to college. Other than that, my 22nd birthday is May 25th, which is also the one year anniversary of #TeacupClub! This month is clearly a big one for me, and I'm going to spend the whole thing listening to that one special Taylor Swift song. But anyway, let's get on with it!