Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Refresh {with Leesa}

I was inspired by Leesa, an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress company, to bring you some Springtime refresh ideas. Spring is the most exciting time of the year in Chicago because every peep of grass and sidewalk brings so much promise and hope. As the bulbs start to come in and patio furniture comes out, attitudes shift and we all want to take as much advantage of the warmth as we can. 
I start the Spring process by switching up and refreshing little things in my apartment. 

Fresh flowers - everywhere. 
Growing up, my mom would always pick gardenias and daffodils from our yard and place them in little sweet vases all over the house. I don't have my own yard or garden, but I love buying Trader Joes bouquets and dispersing them all over the apartment. 
Switch out closet, winter for spring clothes, & stow away blankets
Make some DIY Room Spray 
Bring out the fans, switch pillows out for lighter/seasonal fabrics
Re-pot plants, add to plant collection
Spring is a great time to re-pot and freshen up your plant's soil. Spring and Summer are also ideal times to fertilize your plants. Whenever the weather gets warm I'm always inclined to get some new green friends. Just call me a crazy plant lady. 

Today it's in the 70's and I'm going to go bask in the sunlight and warmth while I can. 

Happy Spring! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

#MelaniaTrumpsHate: 3 Ways to Prevent Online Bullying

A new Melania I made last week: 
"I know how to read! So now I want to read out loud to you an online article I found on how to stop cyber bullying. 3 Tips! Will share more later...."

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mixtape Monday: Poolside Manners

Summery tunes to get you through the end of winter:

1. Green Light - Lorde
2. Your Love - HAERTS
3. something for your M.I.N.D. - Superorganism
4. My Emotions Are Blinding - Tennis
5. Best Your Ever - Michelle Branch
6. i c e c r e a m - bitte Please
7. Hungry Ghost - Hurray for the Riff Raff
8. STYGGO - The Dandy Warhols
9. We Dissapear - Ryan Adams
10. 3WW - alt-J
11. Rican Beach - Hurray for the Riff Raff
12. Prisioner - Ryan Adams
13. All or Nothin' - Nikki Lane
14. All I Ever Wonder - St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Friday, March 10, 2017

Carrie Shryock

I'm so drawn to these landscapes by Carrie Shryock. 
Peaceful, serene, and Pride and Prejudice-y (yes, thats an adjective of mine). 
See more of her work here

Friday, March 3, 2017

#MelaniaTrumpsHate: Why I Wear Sunglasses Outside

The latest Melania from a couple weeks back:
"Surprise! I've actually been in Florida ever since the inauguration. I migrate there every winter. I've been getting a lot of questions from my fans about why I wear sunglasses outside and thought I would share with you why I do that. Thanks you."

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mixtape Monday: F E B R U A R Y

Current mix, a couple bands in ALL CAPS, couple bands in lowercase:

1. Chained to the Rhythm (feat. Skip Marley) - Katy Perry (seriously might be my fave Katy Perry song ever)

2. Young and Dumb - The Bird & The Bee

3. Now & Then - Sjowgren

4. Love - Lana Del Rey (has all the Lana tricks and treats)

5. Do You Still Love Me? - Ryan Adams (from his great new album, Prisoner)

6. Diamond Heart - Lady Gaga (I'm finally seeing her live this summer!!!!!)

7. Amerika - Young the Giant

8. Haunted House - Ryan Adams

9. Sorrow (feat. Jenny Lewis) - Paul Shaffer & The World's Most Dangerous Band (Bowie cover)

10. Older and Taller - Regina Spektor

11. Go Honey - LUWTEN

12. Conrad - SOHN

13. Blow Out The Light - GEMS

14. A Violent Noise - The xx

15. Dream Awake - liv 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Oscar Night Tablescape {with Arhaus}

I'm obsessed with the Oscars. I try to see most of the nominated films before the awards show so I can make predictions and be invested in the night. I teamed up with Arhaus to bring you a Oscar Night Tablescape. Arhaus is a high quality furniture retailer, selling online and in their stores. I chose one of their many dining room tables as my base and went from there. Check it out...

Oscar Night Tablescape {with Arhaus}
 Love these DIY Oscars as table decor.....and lots of gold balloons everywhere! 
This industrial table from Arhaus looked very old Hollywood to me and serves as a perfect base! 
Glitter pasta garland looks like little fancy gold bow ties! 
This is a on trend photobooth backdrop. Oscar cookies are a nice touch too. 

Can't forget an Oscar Ballot for everyone and a round of Oscar Bingo

Who do you think will be the big winners?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Girls' Movie Night {with Eventbrite}

I love planning party parties, viewing parties, and nights out! I got Sisters on DVD a while back and have been wanting to have my girlfriends over for a movie night. Eventbrite introduced me to their customizable Online Event Registration. It's always such a hassle to group text plans or Facebook message everyone, so this Eventbrite feature makes everything so streamlined. Its also great if the event you and your friends are hosting costs money or requires tickets.
Girls' Movie Night {with Eventbrite}
**Plus some funny YouTube videos
**Plus Twizzlers, sour gummies and any other favorite movie candy
**Plus some regular wine and Diet Coke, because movies are better when you are drinking a Diet Coke

Thursday, February 16, 2017

#MelaniaTrumpsHate: What was the gift I gave Michelle Obama? // Please Buy My Jewelry!!

I've got 2 new #MelaniaTrumpsHate videos for ya:
"A lot of you have been asking what was in the Tiffany's box I awkwardly gave Michelle O. I love her and I want to tell you what was gift I gave her."
"I have come out of hiding to tell you thank Ivanka is going to be okay, and I'm going to be okay too. Thank you for asking! Please buy Melania Trump Jewelry Collection!"

Subscribe to my comedy channel, MelaniaTrumpsHate :)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mixtape Monday: Pizza Love Baby

Michael and I are trying out a new pizza place on Valentine's Day because, Pizza = Love. 

Here's a Valentine's playlist thats a little all over the place stylistically but held together through gooey cheese and the theme of love. 

1. X Valentine - GEMS
2. Say Something Loving - The xx
3. pink skies - LANY
4. Real Love Baby - Father John Misty
5. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Amy Winehouse
6. Ode to John and Yoko - Hurray for the Riff Raff
7. Mia & Sebastian's Theme - Justin Hurwitz
8. My Heart Got Caught On Your Sleeve - Lucius
9. Hopeless Romantic - Michelle Branch
10. Come Find Me (ft. Lykke Li, Romy) - Emile Haynie
11. A Lovely Night - Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone
12. Our Day Will Come - Amy Winehouse
13. We Used To Be In Love - Clean Cut Kid
14. Love's On Fire - Nikki Lane

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