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Three Must-Watch Ted Talks

Maybe a post like this feels like it's coming out of left-field for you but in my experience, many of the young, motivated women I'm close to have as much a passion for their careers as they do for the things they have made their careers about. Every so often we can all use some inspiring, which is why I love to listen to Ted Talks while I'm working, writing, or most especially, if I'm feeling creatively stunted. Here are three of my all-time favorites. Elizabeth...

20 Things I Want to Do This November

And just like that, it's November. Doesn't it seem like there is no transition between the end of October and the start of November at all? It's unforgiving. It's like we spend all October leading up to this be-all-end-all event where we all eat our body weight in candy and wear costumes. Then suddenly, it's all gone when we wake up and the orange lights and spooky decorations have to come down immediately. October was great. I started a new job, joined a different gym, picked out...

My Living Room Essentials

{West Elm & Thoughts From Alice} Ever since I moved to Hoboken, I haven't shared any pictures of my current apartment. It's bit of a unique living situation in that it's semi railroad-style and semi not. When you first walk into our apartment, you're in my room. Beyond my room is a small bar area and next is the kitchen. Once there, you have two options: a staircase that leads downstairs to my roommates' bedroom and own bathroom. The alternative is to continue through the kitchen to a bathroom and a room...

The Best No-Carve Pumpkin Inspiration

Have you ever noticed 'round this time of year every single blogger, social media curator, and their mother wants to bombard your timeline with "one-of-a-kind," DIY pumpkin ideas? Before you click off this page, I promise you, I'm writing this blog post because PureWow's curation of pumpkin inspiration hits the nail right on the head. It deserves to be shared. We've all seen the glitter-dipped pumpkin. And the colorful thumbtack pumpkin. But thanks to PureWow, there is at least one unique assortment of pumpkin decorating ideas,...

Avoid Dealing With Outfit Regret

Yikes! We've all been there whether it's the fault of 7 am morning brain or it was virtually impossible to locate any two pieces of clothing that were both clean and presentable. Sometimes we all make fashion faux-pas. (Hey, we can't all be Olivia Palermo.) And while I wish I was coming at you with this blog post solely as a conceptual, hypothetical blogger tip, I'm actually writing from a place of (recent!) personal experience. Today -- and I cringe as I prepare to repent...

Do It Yourself Peach Pie Crumble

You guys. I did a thing. I made my very first pie. My mother would be proud. (Look ma, look what I made!) But then she'd most likely take a bite and immediately question why I didn't make the crust from scratch? To which I would feebly but defiantly respond, "Ain't nobody got time for that." The next time I visit my parents, I'll be sure to recreate the same recipe, this time attempting the crust. But I digress. So I used some of my vacation days over the past...

Hoboken, NJ: A 6-Month Review

August marked my sixth month since making the permanent move to Hoboken. Seeing as I've wanted to find an apartment in Hoboken since I first moved to New Jersey back in 2013, I think the six-month anniversary is the perfect time to evaluate: Has the move lived up to the hype? At this point in my life, I can't imagine living anywhere else. My bedroom is a great size, boasts a fireplace and a gorgeous chandelier. The communal kitchen is large and inviting for guests and...