This “Humans of New York” story stayed with me more than any other

If you follow Humans of New York, you know that Brandon, the creator and photographer, has been profiling refugees. I read every HONY story, but one from the other day really stuck with me. I wanted to share it here in one place since it was actually seven different posts. I can't help but feel like …

Help Dana decide which Warby Parker glasses to keep!

My co-worker and friend, Dana, ordered Warby Parker glasses and needs help deciding which ones to keep. Just like when I receive Stitch Fixes, I want to harness the power of the Internet to help her. Without farther ado ... which pair should she keep? Any feedback is appreciated!

5 things I’ve saved to Pocket and finally read

Do you use Pocket? It's a site/extension where you can save articles to read later. Unfortunately, when I use tools like this (including Facebook's Save feature), I don't always go back to read what I've bookmarked. Since I've been saving things since March 2014, I figured I'd take a moment and scroll through Pocket and …

Support breast cancer research w/Haribo (and win gummi candies!)

The pink hue that hovers over October can be a little overwhelming, but if you're a family member of breast cancer survivors like I am, you appreciate all that's been done to fund breast cancer research and get us closer to the cure. When I was offered the chance to share about Haribo's gummi candy's partnership with National …

5 things Friday: Me & Martha, passport woes, and more

Here are five things that I learned this week: Martha Stewart and I share a fondness for gin. I don't like Chex Mix, but Chex Mix Popped? This is a whole other ballgame. This stuff is addictive, especially the Sweet & Salty. Examiner.com is now requiring 1500 words for articles. That's almost twice as many …

3 days in Pleasantville — or Charlottesville, VA

Now that I've recapped the actual race, how about a recap of our visit to Charlottesville? Steve and I had never been there but heard great things from Katharine and everything that I read on KERF. We arrive in Charlottesville on Friday afternoon and checked into our airbnb rental. (If you've never used the site, I highly recommend …

Last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her

Valentine's Day is tomorrow, so if you haven't made a purchase yet, you may think it's too late. (If you're in Baltimore and snowed in, you're likely kicking yourself.) Have no fear! There's still time to snag a gift for him or her ... but don't wait much longer. FOR HER Subscription boxes: My favorite! I …

5 things Friday: Cheerios, Heart After Dark, new concealer, CF, and Facebook vs. Princeton

TGIF, my friends. Here are five things getting me through the week: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind under-eye concealer: I was using a great Benefit concealer but I noticed that it was sinking into my fine lines (ahem, evil aging process) by the end of the day. I needed something lighter and had heard good things …

Win bachelor and bachelorette parties in Atlantic City!

Calling all brides- and grooms-to-be! DO AC invites all those recently engaged to “Show Us Your Bling” for the chance to win the ultimate DO AC bachelor and bachelorette parties. (Oh, yes. You can both party it up in AC—for free!) All recently engaged couples are asked to upload a picture of their engagement bling …

5 things Friday

uberX has arrived in Baltimore! I'm obsessed with Uber, the car service where you get a fancy-schmancy car/SUV sent to pick you up wherever you are. I take it to the airport, train station, dinner, etc, It is a little pricier, though, so uberX provides a more cost-effective option. If you have the app, just slide …

“Be pro-stuff, not just anti-stuff.”

http://youtu.be/yoEezZD71sc Tim Minchin was awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Western Australia. Watch the video for his entire speech, but below is a very abbreviated version of the quotes that I just love. Numbers 6 and 7 are my favorites. (You can also read the full transcript here.) You don’t have to have a …

Atlantic City says, “Show us your shoes,” and I get to judge ’em!

In honor of the Miss American competition on September 15, Atlantic City is telling people to “Show Us Your Shoes” for the chance to win a luxury trip to AC and tickets to the 2014 competition at Boardwalk Hall. And I get to judge the shoes! I feel like Carrie Bradshaw. Contest participants are asked …

Currently loving …

B'More Organic drinks. The very kind Andrew at B'More Organic reached out to me about reviewing B'More Organic's line of products*, and I excitedly agreed. Who wouldn't want to drink something with tons of protein and very little sugar? As a runner, the products were really intriguing to me. Each product is packed with 15-23 g …

1,956 unread posts in my blog reader

I've been MIA. Between taking Steve's cousins to the Maryland Zoo, a work trip to NYC, and a whirlwind wedding weekend with some of our closest friends, I haven't had a minute to post. I'll be back ASAP with updates!  

65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s, via Buzzfeed

[Click image to go to Buzzfeed's post] I saw this post on Buzzfeed and I've read ... one. Yes, one. I read Tina Fey's Bossypants and definitely agree that it should be included. Unfortunately, I have no opinion on the other 64 books. I've started a few of them (The Namesake, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) …

quarter life coe: an act of migration

quarterlifecoe: Well guys, it’s official, we got some news this week… we’re moving to San Francisco! A hard earned promotion and a goal, 5-years in the making, achieved; David got a new role on his team (and a mandate to be Westward bound by the first of the year…but let’s not think about logistics just…quarter …