• History Love,  Holidays,  Lists

    Halloween Costume Ideas: Badass Women from History Edition

    I know this post is a little late to be of any help for this coming year, but as I’ve done my annual search for a halloween costume idea this year I’ve found the market to be overly inundated with “sexy” versions of everything (see this roundup on Hello Giggles for either a good laugh or a good cry). Well here’s the thing. I don’t want to be sexy for Halloween. I want to be awesome. And badass. And represent the awesome women of history. So in the hopes that maybe in a coming year, some of you may join me in that quest (or at the very least find…

  • Life,  Movies and TV

    Monday Update

    I know I’ve sort of dropped off the radar lately – it’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and I just have not been good about keeping up with things. So here’s a little bit of what’s going on with me to at least let me feel like I’m not COMPLETELY neglecting by bloggerly duties. I’m currently… …working on: Powerpoints. Powerpoints, upon powerpoints, upon powerpoints. I’ve never gone the powerpoint route for the class I’m teaching this semester – but now that I’ve started I’ve gotten myself into a jam, because I’ve set a precedent. So now I have to make them for EVERYTHING I cover this semester. And let…

  • Nail Polish Love

    Mani Monday: China Glaze Bat My Eyes (2013 Halloween Collection)

    On this Mani Monday (which is turning out to be a MANIC monday in every other way possible, but that’s another story all together), I’m currently wearing China Glaze “Bat My Eyes” from the 2013 Halloween Collection. I’m a little late on the uptake on this one – I didn’t actually buy this one when the 2013 collection was out – I only picked this one up last week at Ulta. They must have found a few strays in the back from last years collection and put them out on HEAVY discount (I only paid $0.97 for this!). That said, I’m not sure why I passed this one up the…

  • Baking and Cooking,  Recipes

    Magpie’s Super Easy (& Super Quick) Fall Chili

    So I LOVE Chili in the fall. Like, a lot. It’s seriously the perfect fall comfort food. Pair it with rice for a filling meal, use it as dip for those lovely Tostito’s Scoops, or just eat it alone… you really can’t go wrong. As long as it’s not too spicy. I don’t like spicy. But I’m a weenie with spiciness, so there’s that. Because chili is absolutely perfect for the way the weather has been lately, I figured I’d finally get around to keeping track of and sharing the recipe for my hearty fall chili. Magpie’s Super Easy (& Super Quick) Fall Chili Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time:…