easy cocktails to make at home to appear to be a legitimate adult

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A friend texted me today to ask for my “professional cocktail” expertise about easy cocktails to make at home (but also don’t taste bad for someone who doesn’t alcohol usually) and that was an exciting first, so I told her: I’ve so got you covered on the cocktails that are simple, less than 4 ingredients, and not hard to keep some limited supplies as staples to then be able to make numerous different cocktails from. here’s 8 ingredients to stock for easy cocktails to make at home: white rum, I like Don Q puerto rican vodka (I’m super not picky so we stock cheap but tito’s is always good) 100% agave tequila, I like legado reposado  limes oranges  ok lemons too soda water/club soda/topo chico/plain seltzer  sweetener (make simple […]

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dream diary entries june 2020

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monday, june 15, 2020 8:59a – I don’t remember my dreams already except I feel like we were on a houseboat at some point. thursday, june 18, 2020 8:38am – Disc golf course on a horseback lesson barn land, Reid played with others while I got a tour of an adjoining property with space for just a couple horses + the owner killed his old grey poodle-ish looking dog in front of me! After having his two horses do tricks in their stalls like bow. Then, we couldn’t find Reid’s disc golf bag or my change of clothes in the rows where people store bags while playing, and we had to escape the bad people killing dogs, so I ran to my friend from 3rd grade’s house in the […]

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catch up on life so far in 2021

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september 8, 2021 // 8:11am good morning on this wild wild wednesday! I call it that because Reid left out of town yesterday, meaning I’m left to my own devices today, which means it gets very wild wild west-y ’round these here parts. well, I am in the process of locking down a blogging gig, getting to write about all the things I want to be writing about for my own personal development but for a really cool local store and group of women I’m really excited to start blogging some events with… but more on that coming later. basically, I was trying to say that somehow by procuring this official blog gig, my mindset has shifted and I now feel totally liberated to use my blog to document […]

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how to come up with a 90s party outfit day-of event

90s outfit elements rest on a bathroom counter, a black choker is draped over rolled-up jean shorts on top of a balled-up black & white flannel button-up shirt

today, I’m attending a members-only event at the Millhouse McKinney – the women’s creative coworking space I joined in January 2020 and now teach home bartending workshops at. it’s the Millhouse’s Membership Engagement Coordinator, and my friend, Whitney’s birthday today. she loves the 90s (not as much as the 80s, but same) so I’m excited for the happy hour and actually going to dress up in a 90s party outfit, which I haven’t before. so you may as well come along for the ride as I decide for myself. as I google for ideas, I also remember my sister went to a 90s theme night at a local country dance bar I’m pretty sure. and she’s much more stylish and more regularly well-put-together than I am, so let’s ask […]

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how to create a skincare ritual to manifest the best skin of your life

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i’d struggled with acne from the time I was like, eleven. actually, I remember the scent of using my first face wash at a sleepover in 5th grade, which is yeah, 10-11 years old. and, any out-of-my-control acne issues were only exacerbated by my skin-picking tendencies, which is an anxious bad habit i’ve had for as long as i can remember. my amount of “new acne” + irritated redness reached a new level of looking terrible after I went away to college and i continued to try spot treatment after scrub of new products. i was grasping at anything that could possibly help make u-turns out of all my skin’s turns for the worse. i remember walking into the college station ulta yet again one day, only this time, i […]

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taylor swift’s evermore, my secret session

i’ve loved taylor swift ever since i was 15, and my first boyfriend had just broken up with me over the phone, and i heard a song come on the radio called “tim mcgraw” that captured everything i was feeling so poignantly. and taylor hasn’t stopped writing the soundtrack to my life for the last 15 years. i swear, every time she comes out with a new album, it’s like she’s been spying on what’s going on in my exact reality + writes songs specifically about situations i’m experiencing. and i guess that’s exactly what makes her a fantastic songwriter in my eyes. every song has a story. she writes pure raw emotion, and somehow finds words to convey the most nuanced of relationship dynamics. and i think how […]

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how to outline your diary novel in a day with save the cat!

i’ve wanted to write a novel ever since i remember learning to read chapter books in 1st grade with some book that had a dolphin next to a cliff on the cover. after much consideration + deliberation over the last couple of years, i’ve decided i wish to self-publish my novels as my ideal dream career. so, what is the one thing most important to accomplishing this dream?  writing the dang book of course! and how do you write a book? one scene at a time.  or at least, following an outline of scenes is how i’m choosing to write this first diary novel of mine. i’m committing to writing 29,000 words of my first novel first draft in december 2020, and outlining is the first step of my […]

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