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LIFESTYLE

I'm In New York..& Other Random Things That Have Happened During The Past Few Weeks

caitlin rance

I'm typing this with one hand as the other shovels some trader joes peanut butter via cheap plastic spoon into my mouth. This is how breakfast has gone for the past few weeks since being in New York. Oh yeah-I'm in New York ☺︎

I somehow found myself in New York for an internship, and since I've gotten here, it's been non-stop madness in the best way possible. I'm not sure yet how to put any of it into words, so here's a list of all the things (yes, all the things) I've done these past few weeks.

Things I’ve Done:

Went to Gov Ball for the 2nd time

Saw Lorde & Phoenix & Chance & Charli XCX & Saint Motel & Cage the Elephant & Franz Ferdinand & Skepta & I forget who else

Spent time in New Jersey

Finally had a New York Bagel

Got lost in Chinatown for a bit with my camera

Laid down and closed my eyes in some random park in Brooklyn for a bit

Saw 2 movies (Wonder Woman & The Beguilded)

Had vodka pizza TWICE from Rubirosa ←

Had spaghetti pomodoro at Bar Primi 

Discovered non-dairy creamer at trader joes that actually tastes like creamer

Experienced a New York Monsoon

People watched at Washington Square

Joined a workout class (core power)

Had my own article published (click here)

Rode the subway everyday so far without getting lost once (im proud ok) 

Ordered Chinese food twice (my order: Veggie lo mein, veggie fried rice, broccoli, & sesame chicken) 

Bought magenta mules

Ordered insomnia cookies at an actual insomnia cookie time

Got an asian chopped salad at a restaurant in Chelsea Market that has no business serving asian chopped salads

Went to the Glossier showroom & went to heaven

Got my period (currently) hehe

Fell in love with the fact that I cant control a thing :)

okay thanks for letting me do this update,  bye ✌︎

Freshen Up Your Space

caitlin rance

It's that time of year again: SUMMER!

Though some of us are getting ready for a destination Summer somewhere far away, for many others, it's time to start gearing up for a long, 9-5 Summer in your hometown. If that's you, no fear. Last Summer I decided I wanted to earn some extra cash and spend a Summer in my hometown. I had spent a long year at school and after months of Winter, I was ready for a nice Summer that included the beach and drives to get ice cream when I wasn't working. While I spent this time at home, I realized although it felt nice to be home, my surroundings were utterly boring. I was so used to my room as it was the place I had grown up for practically my whole life. So, I decided to liven it up a bit. Sometimes adding one or two things can completely change your environment. For me, changing my bedding has always been a move I make when I'm in need of a fresh start. Maybe for you it's hanging a piece of art on the wall, or finally organizing your bathroom. Whatever it may be, I've gathered my favorite (sometimes eclectic) pieces that you can add to your space for the best room glo-up.

Urban Outfitters Organizer. Though this organizer is amazing, it can definitely look a bit cluttered if you're not careful! Try to make a point to have specific things in each basket to avoid a clutter corner.

Urban Outfitters Organizer. Though this organizer is amazing, it can definitely look a bit cluttered if you're not careful! Try to make a point to have specific things in each basket to avoid a clutter corner.

Urban Outfitters Jewelry Holder. If you tend to wear jewelry a lot, having something like this on your counter is perfect to hold your pieces before you hop in the bath or shower!

Urban Outfitters Jewelry Holder. If you tend to wear jewelry a lot, having something like this on your counter is perfect to hold your pieces before you hop in the bath or shower!

Urban Outfitters Woven Basket Organizer. If you have a larger room, this is great to put extra blankets, remotes, or any extras. You can place this in the middle of your room and place some books or candles atop, or go for a corner space in your room for the perfect clean look.

Urban Outfitters Woven Basket Organizer. If you have a larger room, this is great to put extra blankets, remotes, or any extras. You can place this in the middle of your room and place some books or candles atop, or go for a corner space in your room for the perfect clean look.

Urban Outfitters Clothing Rack. Maybe you're a minimalist, or sell your items online. If that's the case, invest in a clothing rack like this. It allows clothes to have a space while still being visible. 

Urban Outfitters Clothing Rack. Maybe you're a minimalist, or sell your items online. If that's the case, invest in a clothing rack like this. It allows clothes to have a space while still being visible. 

Urban Outfitters Bathroom Storage Cart. If you're like me, sometimes the bathroom can get a little bit hectic. Get a storage cart like this for easy access to products while also allowing for some organization.

Urban Outfitters Bathroom Storage Cart. If you're like me, sometimes the bathroom can get a little bit hectic. Get a storage cart like this for easy access to products while also allowing for some organization.

Nordstrom Holder. I have a lot of random perfume bottles. Before I discovered plates like these, it was just a mess. When you invest in a cool and unique piece like this, it adds character to your space while also holding pieces that once made a cluttered mess. 

Nordstrom Holder. I have a lot of random perfume bottles. Before I discovered plates like these, it was just a mess. When you invest in a cool and unique piece like this, it adds character to your space while also holding pieces that once made a cluttered mess. 

The three prints I have listed are all amazing pieces that I'm obsessed with! These are great additions to a space, and add different moods depending on which one you get! You can easily create a gallery wall as well when you buy multiple prints that reflect your style and the look you want for your space. 

Society 6 Print. 

Society 6 Print. 

Urban Outfitters Print.

Urban Outfitters Print.

Target Poof. Really loved this little target poof stool. Great addition if you're going for a boho-chic look for your room.

Target Poof. Really loved this little target poof stool. Great addition if you're going for a boho-chic look for your room.

Urban Outfitters Print

Urban Outfitters Print

Urban Outfitters Poof. Really loved this piece. Definitely not the most minimalistic piece but if you have a simple room, adding something like this really gives it a pop of NEW.

Urban Outfitters Poof. Really loved this piece. Definitely not the most minimalistic piece but if you have a simple room, adding something like this really gives it a pop of NEW.

Urban Outfitters Ashtray. You can use ashtrays like this as jewelry holders if you don't want to use it of course for its original usage. 

Urban Outfitters Ashtray. You can use ashtrays like this as jewelry holders if you don't want to use it of course for its original usage. 

Bando Light Box. I love light boxes. These are great pieces for a party or just to get you ready and inspired for a new day. YOU GOT A BRIGHT FUTURE HONEY!

Bando Light Box. I love light boxes. These are great pieces for a party or just to get you ready and inspired for a new day. YOU GOT A BRIGHT FUTURE HONEY!

West Elm Terrariums. If you checked out my terrarium video then you know I'm really loving them at the moment. Plants are always a great addition to a space because they promote health and wellness. 

West Elm Terrariums. If you checked out my terrarium video then you know I'm really loving them at the moment. Plants are always a great addition to a space because they promote health and wellness. 

H&M Home Pillow. I just love pink!

H&M Home Pillow. I just love pink!

Target Bedspread. Really liked this Target bedspread. If you zoom in you can see theres an actual print on the spread which you can't see from far away. Click the link to get a peak!

Target Bedspread. Really liked this Target bedspread. If you zoom in you can see theres an actual print on the spread which you can't see from far away. Click the link to get a peak!

Target Bed Spread. I normally wouldn't go for a print like this, but there's something about this bedspread that makes me want get it!

Target Bed Spread. I normally wouldn't go for a print like this, but there's something about this bedspread that makes me want get it!

Urban Outfitters Pillow. Just a fun pillow to add to your bed. 

Urban Outfitters Pillow. Just a fun pillow to add to your bed. 

H&M Home Bed Spread. I just really love yellow as well, and I think it's the perfect color to get for the Summer! This spread seems to only come in a twin size :(

H&M Home Bed Spread. I just really love yellow as well, and I think it's the perfect color to get for the Summer! This spread seems to only come in a twin size :(

Bando Banana Pillow.  I don't know if I would actually buy this pillow, but then again I love bananas and the color yellow so..

Bando Banana Pillow.  I don't know if I would actually buy this pillow, but then again I love bananas and the color yellow so..

Urban Outfitters Shower Curtain. Absolutely loved this shower curtain. You don't realize how much you change up your bathroom when you change up the curtain. Go for it!

Urban Outfitters Shower Curtain. Absolutely loved this shower curtain. You don't realize how much you change up your bathroom when you change up the curtain. Go for it!

H&M Home Toothbrush Holder. It surprises me to know some people don't have a toothbrush holder. People! Get a toothbrush holder!

H&M Home Toothbrush Holder. It surprises me to know some people don't have a toothbrush holder. People! Get a toothbrush holder!

H&M Home Towel. I thought this town was so cool especially with the tassels.

H&M Home Towel. I thought this town was so cool especially with the tassels.

Cold Picnic Bath Mat. I saw this bathmat in New York and ever since I couldn't stop thinking about getting it. I think it's time I DO.

Cold Picnic Bath Mat. I saw this bathmat in New York and ever since I couldn't stop thinking about getting it. I think it's time I DO.

Urban Outfitters Bath Mat. Who doesn't need a new bath mat?

Urban Outfitters Bath Mat. Who doesn't need a new bath mat?

Bath Towels. TOWELS!

Bath Towels. TOWELS!

Make A Terrarium With Me

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In this video I make a terrarium. I made a larger one before making this but alas I still make a little bit of a mess! You can buy all of the items used in this video at your local gardening store. I bought mine at good ol' Home Depot! 

Let's Go to Miami!

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Went to go move Emily out of her apartment and found ourselves in Miami. Miami is such an interesting place in the world. Being born, and growing up for a few moments in this magical place, I always feel home when I'm there. Colors are so vivid, and buildings are pure white or pastel, with no in-between. The people are expressive, the sidewalks are worn down, but the skies are always blue. I find myself thinking more than often that I'll eventually find my forever in Miami. It just makes sense. No matter how far away from home I go, I always find myself back here. Whether it be a drive down to just look at art, or a coffee between friends, every moment feels so fulfilled and worth it. The drive feels worth it, the bumper to bumper traffic feels worth it, even for just a glimpse of the skyline as you roll down an overpass. 

20

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Things I did on my birthday:

Listened to the Paramore album 45 times

Got breakfast with my dad

Went to the beach with friends

Got smoothies

Ate a black and white cookie and dipped my toes in the pool

Went to dinner with my mom

Came home and had champagne and cake with friends

Did everyones tarot readings

Took polaroids

FAVORITES

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Here is everything I'd sell my soul for in a second:

Miu Miu Sunnies I've wanted these ever since I started high school which was about like 5 years? I don't know i can't do even the simplest of math. I've always been attracted to the over top and ridiculous, however if there's one thing I've learned, it's to keep your clothing minimal and your accessories super kitchy. 

Miu Miu Sunnies

I've wanted these ever since I started high school which was about like 5 years? I don't know i can't do even the simplest of math. I've always been attracted to the over top and ridiculous, however if there's one thing I've learned, it's to keep your clothing minimal and your accessories super kitchy. 

Cacti!!! Theres just something about plants in a home that makes everything sooo much more tranquil. I've gravitated towards cacti for a while because there's something super cool about a beautiful thing that couldn't instantly cause you pain if you decided to touch it.

Cacti!!!

Theres just something about plants in a home that makes everything sooo much more tranquil. I've gravitated towards cacti for a while because there's something super cool about a beautiful thing that couldn't instantly cause you pain if you decided to touch it.

Big Little Lies This TV show came up on my radar months before it premiered, and the plot alone already made me realize how much I was going to love it. Though this show is a miniseries, all 7 episodes are WORTH it. This show is like Gossip Girl & The O.C. mixed together to create this amazing adult version of everything we could have wanted AND MORE. The show definitely touches on some sensitive subjects (rape + abuse) so if those are things that you'd like to not see, then this show may not be for you.  Oh and Reese Witherspoon? Iconic

Big Little Lies

This TV show came up on my radar months before it premiered, and the plot alone already made me realize how much I was going to love it. Though this show is a miniseries, all 7 episodes are WORTH it. This show is like Gossip Girl & The O.C. mixed together to create this amazing adult version of everything we could have wanted AND MORE. The show definitely touches on some sensitive subjects (rape + abuse) so if those are things that you'd like to not see, then this show may not be for you.

 Oh and Reese Witherspoon? Iconic

One Pieces Swimsuits I don't know how I missed this train but I finally got a ticket and I'm all aboard. One piece swimsuits are SO chic its kind of insane. I'm obsessed with this one from solid & striped. 

One Pieces Swimsuits

I don't know how I missed this train but I finally got a ticket and I'm all aboard. One piece swimsuits are SO chic its kind of insane. I'm obsessed with this one from solid & striped. 

Açai Bowls Best yummy healthy snack ever

Açai Bowls

Best yummy healthy snack ever

Clarisonic My pores have seriously never been cleaner OR smaller--EVER! If you have some pore issues, get yourself a clarisonic honey. 

Clarisonic

My pores have seriously never been cleaner OR smaller--EVER!

If you have some pore issues, get yourself a clarisonic honey. 

Brocato Hair Straightener I know, I know I shouldn't straighten my hair but I DO! I recently got a new straightener and I'm seriously obsessed. You can control the temperature on this one and the panels vibrate. Yup. I don't even know how the vibration comes into play but I've never had better, straighter, smoother hair in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brocato Hair Straightener

I know, I know I shouldn't straighten my hair but I DO! I recently got a new straightener and I'm seriously obsessed. You can control the temperature on this one and the panels vibrate. Yup. I don't even know how the vibration comes into play but I've never had better, straighter, smoother hair in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray Literally everyone and their mother talks about this stuff, and I mean, I obviously now know why. Mario Badescu has always given me great results in terms of skin care, so when I saw this in a beauty store the other day, I decided to test this spray out. Now at $7 I feel like it's perfect for anyone who's looking to try a new skin-care item. This spray is perfect for anyone who gets red really quickly or has uneven skin. I'm not even really sure how this spray works its magic but what I do know is that whenever i don't wear makeup, I always make sure to spray my face before heading out. The spray always leave my skin looking super even, healthy, and glowy (in a none oily way of course.)

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

Literally everyone and their mother talks about this stuff, and I mean, I obviously now know why. Mario Badescu has always given me great results in terms of skin care, so when I saw this in a beauty store the other day, I decided to test this spray out. Now at $7 I feel like it's perfect for anyone who's looking to try a new skin-care item. This spray is perfect for anyone who gets red really quickly or has uneven skin. I'm not even really sure how this spray works its magic but what I do know is that whenever i don't wear makeup, I always make sure to spray my face before heading out. The spray always leave my skin looking super even, healthy, and glowy (in a none oily way of course.)

Journal It's kind of like free therapy? Theres nothing like getting all your thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Plus, you can always look back at where you were a year from now.

Journal

It's kind of like free therapy? Theres nothing like getting all your thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Plus, you can always look back at where you were a year from now.

Glossier Boy Brow I feel like there's not much to say about this prodcut except for the fact that you just need it. Like, this shit is a STAPLE. If you have sparse brows that need some filling, or if you already fill in your brows to begin with, get this. It gives you the best natural full brow look.

Glossier Boy Brow

I feel like there's not much to say about this prodcut except for the fact that you just need it. Like, this shit is a STAPLE. If you have sparse brows that need some filling, or if you already fill in your brows to begin with, get this. It gives you the best natural full brow look.

Oranges So yummy, so filling, so healthy.

Oranges

So yummy, so filling, so healthy.

Crystals I'm not an expert, but theres something special about these and I always keep them on my bedside table. Sometimes if i'm feeling weary I'll also take some with me wherever i'm going. 

Crystals

I'm not an expert, but theres something special about these and I always keep them on my bedside table. Sometimes if i'm feeling weary I'll also take some with me wherever i'm going. 

Sarasota

caitlin rance

 Thursday March 23rd. This would be a long, grueling day of class after class, but what came after that grueling day I could only describe as a shaken up can of coke waiting to explode. After months and months of waiting, I was finally going to get to see my best friend. The only catch: she was about 220 miles away from where I was. 

The road trip started off with pelts of never ending rain and slow moving cars. Not exactly how I pictured the start of this journey. Music, the continuous phone calls from parents, and grassy farmland with cows littered throughout kept me company. It's utterly fascinating being plucked from your seemingly hectic city only to be placed on a road far away from home surrounded by nothing. And yet, life still happens here. Kids go to school, parents go to work, teenagers have their first kisses, babies are born, people die, repeat. 

I quickly find myself entering the town of Sarasota. I've left behind expensive cars for cows and then cows for beach. incredible. Sarasota is a kitchy beach town with museums for everything as my friend says. There a tall, new, white buildings filled up with beautiful things I imagine, and dilapidated small homes also filled with beautiful things i'd imagine.

Character, is the only thing I can confirm almost immediately, that Sarasota has. 

The next couple of days feel like a blur to me now. Singing in the car, roasting on a beach covered with white sand that feels like powder, feeling so full on fish, plantains, and ice cream, going to the farmers market, being served lunch by a handsome French boy, and laying in bed watching films. 

A Rainy Sunday Afternoon

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Its Sunday December 11th and it's raining outside. I have Cough Syrup by Young the Giant playing softly in the background as I type this up. The lyrics seem fitting to me and where I'm at in life at the moment, so I'll keep it on repeat for the time being. Lucky is under the table laying at my feet. Her neediness makes me unwillingly think about the time when she wont be there to scratch at my legs or lick my feet for a cuddle or two.

 There's something about Sundays that I've come to love. The laziness, which I could take part in everyday, fits so well with Sundays. I regret any time I've ever spent thinking about it in distaste. I also regret looking towards Mondays with the same bitterness.

 Just a few hours ago I curled up in bed, Patti Smiths M Train clutched in hand. It was raining outside then, and still is. It's quite too fitting. This is the first time in a while I've really sat down and read a good book. In trying to feel connected to the online world, I've felt more disconnection than I've ever felt before. Maybe interruptions throughout the day with M Train will help. Or at least I keep telling myself.  From as far as I've gotten in the book, Patti dreams about opening her own coffee shop. She's spent so much time in them, it only seems fitting. But then as life goes, love arrives and what can you do other than hop on the train and see where it takes you? She's traveling with her lover at the moment....

I have to shut the book though. My head is starting to ache and hunger pains are forcing me to satisfy it's needs. I feel myself wanting a coffee, a la Patti, but I shy away from it realizing it's probably not the best choice.

I choose some buttered toast and a bowl of sweet cut up apples. I've placed them on top of The New York Times. Theres a front page story on twinkie's which makes me crave one in this moment. To the side, and most likely continuing into the belly of the paper are stories on staff picks and Trump. I'm tired of reading about him and everyone else. Except for Patti. I don't think I'll get tired of reading about her. 

I love Sundays. 

I'M YOUTUBE OBSESSED

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It's no shocker I'm YouTube obsessed. If you spend any time with me you'll hear the words, "Have you seen this YouTube video?" at least 5 times during our hang sesh. In other cases however, If I have the option to go out or watch a new vlog, I'm gonna watch the vlog (sorry.) As you can see I have an undying love. If you love YouTube as much as me, or are a Youtube virgin, check out some of these people!

Vloggers:

Casey Neistat: The ultimate king of Vlogs (Seriously) uploads everyday, lives in NYC, and is friends with basically every famous person ever. What's not to love?

Ben Brown: The original adventurer, lives both in London and South Africa. Every time I watch one of his vlogs I'm inspired to travel the world. Ben also tends to upload everyday so you'll always have a new vlog to watch.

Everyday Estée: A Canadian living her life in London, accompanied with her insanely cool boyfriend Aslan and their dog Reggie. Some of the best humor, easily the best binge worth vlogs.

HRH COLLECTION: The most ridiculous LA vlogs by a jewelry designer named Alex (you'll die)

Jamie and Nikki: Recently new parents based in Australia! if you love vlogs you'll love them.

More Zoella: If you're familiar with the popular beauty guru Zoella, you'll love her vlogs. They always happen to be 20+ minutes long so its like watching a tv episode.

The Michalaks: Another family vlogging team based in London!

annaleeandjesse: One of the coolest couples based in LA. Catch them eating the best ramen!!

Makeup:

Chloe Morello: AMAZING TUTORIALS! Plus you'll get a couple laughs out of it

Claire Marshall: Coolest chick ever with the best tutorials. She's also a vlogger!

Monika Blunder: Recreates amazing red carpet looks and has guests sometimes!

Charlotte Tilburry: THE O.G. MAKEUP GURU BUY HER PRODUCTS! WATCH HER VIDEOS!

Pixiwoo: This sister duo make the best recreation looks. They also have their own line of makeup brushes.

Fashion:

Clothesencounters: Based in LA, Jen showcases the coolest looks which are very much street style esque! Jen always has the best advice videos, look books, and favorites.

British Vogue: The best short videos ever. If you love fashion you'll love British Vogue

Nylon Video: All different videos, on beauty, the cover stars, beauty, gifts, advice and more!

Vogue: Same as the British vogue channel just without the cool accents! What's not to love! 

Rachel Nguyen: Seriously the female Wes Anderson! Some of the best filmed videos ever! Also check out her Cool Girl of the Week Interview here!

VAGABOND YOUTH: Super cool fashion looks & street style. (Always a good haul)

Humor:

Andrew Lowe: Theres nothing I can say to describe Andrew. Watch one video and you'll understand.

thatsojack: Super funny guy and makes the best story time videos! If you're a directioner you'll definitely want to check out his video on him meeting Harry Styles.

loanthony: The funniest videos on the oddest topics. You'll 100% laugh.

Gigi Gorgeous: BEST STORY TIME VIDEOS. Sometimes I wonder if Gigi is real.  

Adrian Bliss: The best sarcastic humor you'll ever see. Makes fun of every vlogger.

ayydubs: Has some amazing series videos including my favorite, the Tinder dating series. 

Miscellaneous:

Cartia Mallan: Some of the best festival vlogs EVER! Carter also covers fashion, beauty, and sit down videos and your life 100% will change forever but in the best possible way.

Wild Daze: The most amazing human being with the sickest style. Probably one of my favorite YouTubers at the moment. Mika has the best hauls, lookbook, and sit down videos you'll ever watch. Also will 100% change your life.

Nydia: Amazing videos that cover everything! The videos have this super nostalgic feeling and you'll want to binge watch everything. Check out her Cool Girl of the Week interview here!

Sonya Esman: Amazing blogger and even better YouTuber. Covers everything on her channel! Fun fact: I delivered her macaroons when I interned in NYC!

Sunbeamsjess: The coolest haul videos ever! Does amazing Q&A's as well! Just an over all relatable girl.

The Messy Heads: Amazing blog and an amazing channel! Lot's of short and sweet videos that'll get those creative juices flowing. Check out Emma's (member of The Messy Heads)  Cool Girl of the Week interview here!

Maddi Bragg: Awesome fashion, beauty, & Q&A's. LA based!

Estée Lalonde: High key obsessed with Estée! The Canadian living in London YouTuber makes some of the best makeup, fashion, sit-down talks, and more! 

VINYL: YOUR 70'S DREAM

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I've never really been a HUGE TV show fanatic. Okay that's a lie, I was one when Lizzie McGuire was a thing but other than that I've never been one to consistently keep up with a show. My attention span is short and yes I'm one of those screen multi-taskers. 

Now this is where I rebut my argument and introduce you to the new love in my life: VINYL 

Vinyl is a show created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese, so you know it's a good one. 

While this show is mainly about Mr. Finestra, it also follows the lives of his wife Devon, played by Olivia Wilde, A&R assistant Jamie, Zak Yankovich played by Ray Romano (that's right folks he's back and better than ever baby) and many others! 

Another amazing component of this show are the clothes. Holy guacamole are the clothes INSANE! If you're a fan of fashion, which I hope you are, you could watch this show just for that alone. If you know the costume director please put me in touch with them. 

The show mainly takes place in New York City during the 70's, and follows record man Richie Finestra. Mr. Finestra is in the process of resurrecting his record label American Century and of course while doing that, shit hits the fan almost constantly. 

Oh and another thing, if you're a fan of legends like Bowie, Warhol, Reed, Lennon, Cooper, & many more, WATCH THIS SHOW BECAUSE THEY ALL MAKE AN APPEARANCE AND IT'S CRAZY!

You can check out Vinyl here: VINYL

Vegan Snacks For the Unsure-Not-Yet-Vegan

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Artwork by Jacinda Russell (click the photo to checkout her work on her site)

Artwork by Jacinda Russell (click the photo to checkout her work on her site)

So you're into the vegan lifestyle, but you're not ready to quit your old habits cold turkey. Understandable. I've slowly been making my way into a plant based diet, and I've realized the easiest way for me has been by adding in vegan friendly snacks and meals into my diet in place of animal product based snacks! I know it can be hard finding snacks that are yummy, healthy, and filling, but little do you know these snacks are laying right under your nose! 

Here are some of my current favorites:

  • Pita bread and hummus or vegan butter. I normally put my pita bread in this mini oven we have at home to warm it up and give it a little bit of a crisp (about a min and a half) This way, when it comes out it smells like fresh baked bread (sooo good) 
  • Platter of carrots and hummus, with some green apples! The combination of salty & sweet is sure to help your cravings when all you wanna do is reach for some chocolate.
  • Grapes! Literally like candy and pretty good for ya too!
  • Toast with almond butter, sliced bananas, agave nectar, and sprinkled cinnamon on top. Very filling and a good pick me up if you have a sweet-tooth
  • Veggie chips & guac (yum yum yum)
  • Roasted chickpeas (literal crack) Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F, then making sure your chickpeas are somewhat dry, toss them in bowl of olive oil, salt, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper, then place them on a bake sheet and bake for about 30-40 minutes depending on how crunchy you want them!
  • Açai bowl! Most grocery stores will sell frozen packets of açai, so all you have to do is pop it in a blender, add some almond milk or coconut water, fruits, and the voila! 

What are your favorite vegan snacks?

Decorating Your Space 101

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Step 1: Pick a theme. I've always been into the 70's theme, so I tend to gravitate to 70's inspired themes with a modern twist.

Step 2: Have stand out items that give your space personality! A lot of the items you'll probably find thrifting.

Step 3: Create some good vibes & bring in the GREEN

Step 4: Organization! Always have a thing where another                           thing goes! You'll be able to find containers at your local target, home goods, container store etc. A tip if you don't want to spend that much money is reusing tin cans! Just take the outside wrapping off and leave it as is (silver and all) or do a DIY paint job to customize. 

In no time you should have a space that you are absolutely in love with. Remember your room is kind of your sanctuary of sorts, and thats where you will most likely end up after a long day!

P.S. Click on the pictures because almost everything seen here is available to buy!

Oh Honey

caitlin rance

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Sometimes I feel like my biggest struggle is finding something quick, healthy, easy, and filling to make for breakfast. 

Today was my first day back at school & I knew with all the errands I needed to run I would need some energy.   

How To Make: 

1. Toast two pieces of whole wheat bread

2. Spread almond butter on both halves

3. Drizzle honey on both halves

4. Sprinkle cinnamon on top

5. Eat  

 

 

 

SOMETHING ABOUT MIAMI

caitlin rance

 

 

 

SOMETHING ABOUT MIAMI

 

Went to Wynwood

Wynwood Wynwood Wynwood

 Wynwood is such a good name.

 

The only attraction that will make you look cool, you instantly see everyone is snapping away trying to get themselves in with a mural. If you happen to get your lucky photo,your insta commenters will say something about you being hipster. Take it. So today, with an open mind and mom jeans to match, the amount of laughs and hands clapped at the table were endless.

 

& I’ve realize when you find yourself losing track of time because hours feel like minutes and minutesfeel like seconds, maybe Mercury is actually in retrograde

 

Miami is pure pure magic

 

Paint splatters the walls

 

& It seems like for once someone got it right