The Guides to Making It

Hello Lovelies,

If you’re looking for a pick me up look no further. (www.makers.com) It’s a website devoted to every breed of woman and how she personally has changed the world. They’re fascinating stories clipped down to two and half minutes that give you the express version of they made it. Before a hard/obnoxious/boring class, a long/useless day at work or sixteen hours straight caring for your progeny have a quick look at a video or two and you just might find your spirits looking up.

xoxo,
-E

Mindy Kaling, Are You Hanging Out Without Me?

Hello Lovelies,

I’m going to be honest with you. Mindy Kaling is my spirit animal. Go ahead and breathe that in.

Yes. I mean that I think she’s bad ass in a way that makes me want to get organized, have a perfect manicure , drink an awesome caramel latte and proceed to conquer the world and beyond. Author, Comedian, Screen-Writer, Dartmouth Alumni, Blogger, Lover of Loving things: this woman is too good.

Mindy has a rare quality of confidence extending past beautiful dresses and professional styling. You can see her brain ticking. She’s powerful. Hey, I’m not trying to get sappy, but she’s the kind of woman I can imagine getting lunch with. Lunch. Not a run down of each calorie she ate the night before. (Hint: that’s boring irrelevant information. SNS.) On another note, I can also totally see Mindy giving a friend a good slap when they get ridiculous. That’s a scarcely needed event, but when necessity calls, what can you do?

Successful. Witty. Talented. Respected. Gorgeous. Human. Gives me hope that maybe…maybe we can have it all.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m only suggesting that you should watch The Mindy Project, read her blog and book and respect her as an amazing human being. Prepare yourself for future President Kaling, or E, if I can channel her properly throughout my spring semester!

Read more here, because you should. 33 things you’ll learn about Mindy by hanging out with her.

xoxo,
-E

P.S. Mindy,
Lets be best friends.
k, thanks.

Resolutions Be Damned

Hello Lovelies,

To begin, this post is best read to Lily Allen’s album It’s Not Me, It’s You. :)

This New Years was a little different than usual. I didn’t have a New Years kiss, a bottle of champagne or a list of optimistic resolutions. Instead, I had a best friend, a pot of seafood, and not one single resolution. I won’t pretend I was perfect in 2012. I wasted a lot of money, time and energy, to be honest. I slacked off when I shouldn’t and avoided too many problems by simply not answering the phone. Still, going to the gym more, eating healthier, saving more, and being kinder just didn’t hit the chord I need for the new year.

Instead, (and perhaps this is a resolution upon itself) my 2013 agenda is basically to prioritize, do my best, and let the rest of the chips fall where they may. One of my main problems this year was worrying too much what others thought and considering others needs above my own. In 2013, I will have to put my foot down, do what’s best for me, and for now, let the rest roll. Any day is a fine day to change. Therefore in 2013 I give myself permission to change, and change back, and change again, because that’s okay. The leaves may have already fallen, but it’s still not too late to turn a new one.

xoxo,
-E

It’s Monday, Be Happy

Hello Lovelies,

In the name of Monday, here’s some good news to keep your spirits up for the rest of the week. My personal favorite’s are Sweet Cop, Man teaches girlfriend to read, and College Student Hero

More things to cheer you up:


This cracks me up so bad. I must make it!

A tip: Having a small folder on your computer of images or quotes that can automatically boost your mood, is always a good idea.

Have a good Monday!

xoxo,
-E