Life, Links, Lists, Movies and TV, Nerdery, Pet Pictures

What’s Up, Wednesday?

During the lull of the last few months I’ve been... … listening to: America’s Next Top Model. I can’t really say that I’ve been watching it, as it’s mostly just been on in the background as I work. I like seeing the results of the photo shoots, and there’s something about Tyra Banks that I… Continue reading What’s Up, Wednesday?

Links, School School School

It’s That Time of Year Again!

I'm really about a week late on this one, but even now, colleges and K-12 schools alike are beginning to trickle back into session. As an educator it’s without a doubt my favorite time of year. So much excitement! So much potential! So many OFFICE SUPPLIES!!! I love it. Back to school season is second only… Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again!

Holidays, Links, Lists

Last-minute DIY Valentine’s Day Roundup

I don't do roundups much, but with Valentine's Day coming up TOMORROW (I know, right? When did that happen, and what happened to January?) I figured a quick roundup of fast, last-minute DIY projects from around the web might be just the ticket. Starting with these adorable heart-shaped friendship bracelets from HonestlyWTF (pictured above -… Continue reading Last-minute DIY Valentine’s Day Roundup

Graphics and Printables, History Love, Holidays, Links

It’s Armistice Day (aka Veterans Day, aka Remembrance Day)

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent. Today here in the US is Veterans Day - a day to celebrate, thank, and honor the men and women who have fought for our country. But it is also a much more specific holiday - and the holiday… Continue reading It’s Armistice Day (aka Veterans Day, aka Remembrance Day)

Knitting and Crochet, Links, Lists

Tempted by Sweater Knitting

Pumpkin lattes are out, and that always triggers a pavlovian response in me. Because of course, pumpkin latte time is sweater time. Never mind that it’s currently 90 damn degrees out as I type this. Facts? Who needs ‘em? So I’ve been in a sweater state of mind for about two weeks now. My knitting… Continue reading Tempted by Sweater Knitting

Links, Lists, School School School

8 Things I Wish I Owned When I Lived in a Dorm

  Dorm Room Essentials by magpiemakingdo on Polyvore A lot has changed in the world since I was an undergrad (seven years ago now... I honestly don't know where the time went...). Myspace isn't really a thing anymore, Facebook has changed so much it barely resembles what we so eagerly signed up for when our… Continue reading 8 Things I Wish I Owned When I Lived in a Dorm

Home Dec Love, Links, Making Do

Filling Empty Wall Space

I've been on a home-dec kick lately. Or rather, I've been on a home-dec kick on PINTEREST lately. Because actually decorating the apartment requires money - at least a little - and money is exactly what I should not - no, CAN'T - spend right now. But anyway, I've been specifically concerned lately about our… Continue reading Filling Empty Wall Space

History Love, Holidays, Life, Links, Lists

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to all my US based readers! Here are some links I've rounded up to help bring some History to your day, both fun and serious! Fun Stuff: - These prints from SharpWriter - after all, what's more 'Merican than Teddy Roosevelt fighting Big Foot with a Tommy Gun while holding an American… Continue reading Happy 4th of July!

Life, Links, Movies and TV

Per Aspera Ad Astra

Through Hardships to the Stars For the past few weeks every Sunday night I’ve been sitting down and watching the reboot of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos with my father. Yesterday was the last episode, and I must say I feel a little hollow knowing that that was the end. The series has been so inspiring and… Continue reading Per Aspera Ad Astra

Fashion, Links, Lists, Nail Polish Love

The 12 Beauty Products That Keep My Routine Quick and Simple

  12 Beauty Products That Keep My Routine Simple by magpiemakingdo featuring Urban Decay So I certainly do not claim to know what I'm doing when it comes to makeup or skin care, or really anything that's traditionally "girly." In fact, most traditional trappings of "girly" tend to just be a major pain in the… Continue reading The 12 Beauty Products That Keep My Routine Quick and Simple