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Buffalo “Chicken” Cauliflower Bites

Four years ago, I cut out meat, simply because I didn't like it. I only ate chicken growing up, so it seemed prudent to renounce and identify myself as 100% vegetarian (though I do eat seafood occasionally). Beside the typical struggles most vegetarians endure -- getting enough protein and such -- one of the things I've felt recently is a void. When it comes to ordering out it's especially hard because let's face it: 99% of appetizer options contain meat. I've been on the hunt for a vegetarian substitute, so I started poking...

This Week’s Pinterest Highlights

  One of the things that has kept me inspired this past week, which has simultaneously fed my ravenous puppy fever, is animal pics. Since I'm pug-obsessed, this photo earned a special place in my heart and has had the effect of coffee on boring, listless days. When it comes to beauty, tea tree oil is my new obsession. Originally, I purchased this little bottle of pure magic because I heard it was great with treating spots and pimples. Since buying it, I've found countless uses for it. (When I...

Beauty Myth Buster: Is Your Dry Shampoo Giving You Dandruff?

OK, guys: First of all, can we please talk about this picture? Taking photos for my blog has never been my strength (and it's definitely something I resolve to improve), but when I saw this outtake in my photostream, I had to use it. It's too good to pass up, am I right? Today, I'm tackling something new: Beauty Myth Busters. There are tons of beauty myths out there and it doesn't really help that my parents are the kinds of people that absolutely swear by these myths,...

Apartment Design Tips for Renters

In light of recent events, I feel like I'm becoming the Queen of Moving. As of February 2015,  if the current lease I'm negotiating works out, I'll have moved three times in a matter of only six months. (You think I'd become more skilled at the art of moving, but honestly, I find it just as daunting and also find myself just as unprepared as ever.) With these tentative moving plans taking priority right now, I've been thinking a lot about apartment design and decor. I've...

This Week’s Pinterest Highlights

For this week's Pinterest Highlights, I've rounded up my favorites from the Home Decor, Style, Beauty, and Food categories. Item #1 is an adorable "You are my lobster" cross-stitch, which can be found for $20 on Etsy. If you're a big Friends fan like I am, you'll be able to appreciate Phoebe's famous philosophy in cross stitch format. Item #2 is a neutral black outfit from Look Book that I'm planning on recreating later this week. Item #2 is a Nars lipstick in the shade Scarlet Empress. It's available from Gifts.com for only $26. I'm OBSESSED. Moving on to Item...

What Did I Think of My December Ipsy Bag?

What did I think of my December Ipsy bag? In a word: Meh. I definitely like each of these products as separate entities, but as a "glam bag," I was completely unimpressed. Pray tell, exactly what is exciting about a facial cleanser, hair spray, eyeshadow, and mascara? That doesn't really scream "glamorous" to me. Even so, each of these products are really great. BWC Facial Cleanser I was beyond hesitant to try this cleanser because I'm overprotective when it comes to my skin. Especially when my skin...

My Year in Review: Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

When the clock strikes midnight tonight, we'll officially say goodbye to the year 2014. We'll put both the struggles and the wins behind us and move forward because that is the only choice we have. I don't know about you, but I choose to move forward happily. 2014 was full of tons of monumental events and more importantly, changes. There were ups and downs, as every year has, but each one has propelled me into this current moment, so I can't help but think they...