There's No Such Thing as Too OCD.
Well, there might be. Someone like Monk(you know, the TV show with Tony Shalhoub) might be considered to OCD. But when it comes to DIY wedding invitations, I don’t think you can ever be too OCD. That’s right, we were creative(and cheap), and designed and printed our own wedding invitations from home, with the help of Mr. Adobe Photoshop, and some fancy paper we got at Staples. It only...
February = Extra Broke.
Yes, as we all know, the arrival of February 1st, also brings the annoying realization that there are only 13 days left to conjure up something awesome for that special someone. Unless you’re one of those fanatics that starts planning for Valentines Day like a month and a half in advance (which is New Years Day FYI). But I am not. I dread the coming of February because it makes me realize I...
Cuban/Puerto Rican/Italian/Whatever Coffee Maker
A few years back, I had a fun roommate who had a stove top espresso maker, and enlightened me to the awesomeness of this mysterious, yet simple, device. You simply put the espresso grounds in the middle part, fill up the bottom compartment with water, and put it on the stove top, until all the espresso boils up into the top compartment to make your shot of espresso. We also figured out how to make...
I Love Ikea
And it’s not just because they sell affordable awesome furniture either. They also provide a lovely place to have a nice cheap date. Now, I know you’re all like ‘Whaaaaaaaaaat?’ like the minions from Despicable Me (See example below) I love the minions. Anyways, back to Ikea. Seriously though, they really have pretty good food, that isn’t boring fast food, but costs...
Dear Life, If You Love Me, STOP GIVING ME LEMONS.
For seriously. I’m tired of lemons. If you really want to give me something, give me presents and college degrees instead. I would appreciate them SO much more. But that’s not how life works. Life doesn’t just GIVE you stuff like money or college degrees. Life gives you stuff like bills, and homework, and two dead car batteries, or a surprise emergency vet bills. Most of us have...
Sunny, With a High of 65°.
Today, it’s a beautiful sunny day, with a lovely high of 65°. And we all know what this means, right? Ridiculously awesome, so lets just say PERFECT, driving weather. Seriously, if you live in Orlando, and you’re reading this right now, go outside (well, after you finish reading of course), hop in your car, and set off on the road, with the windows down and your music turned up. I know...
Sunny, with a high of 65, are the ingredients to the perfect driving weather. So enjoy it, Orlando, while you still can.
Weddings Should be Free. But They're Not. So...
But alas they are not. Even if you’re lucky, and know someone who has an awesome huge house, or has an awesome huge house, the price of food, decorations, favors, chairs, linens, tables, cake, clothing, etc can add up high and fast. As we all know by now, I am no kazillionaire, so in order for me to afford a nice wedding, I’ve had to come up with a few creative ways to cut the costs....
Cheap Dates. It's What We Do.
So, it’s that time of the month again. You know, the end of the month, which means we’re extra extra strapped for cash. Being strapped for cash, we’re having to get a little more creative when it comes to what we eat, and of course what we do. It seems that nowadays, at least in the city of Orlando, that it is increasingly hard to find fun things to do that cost very little to...
Mean Mondays are Defeated. Mac & Cheese Lasagna...
Everybody hates Mondays. Well, at least I hate Mondays. It’s always so much harder to get up on Mondays, coffee doesn’t seem to work as well, I never want to do the things I have to on Mondays, and they always seem to drag. The worst part is coming home, at the end of the annoying day, wanting nothing more than to go to bed, or lay around and watch TV. But your stomach is whining...
iPhone Maps App = Marauder's Map for Muggles
Like most college students in the Unites States, I go to a public university, UCF, which is home to roughly 60,000 other students. This is a very big difference from the two previous colleges I attended (yes, I’ve transferred twice— it sucks), as one was a very small private college, and the other a half-the-size-of-UCF community college. It’s been kind of a culture shock the...
Bath time for white puppies means going from light grey, back to crisp white coats again.
Rockin' It Navy Style
And by rockin’, I actually mean folding, by ‘it,’ I mean t-shirts, and by Navy Style, I still mean Navy Style. Now, I know you’re probably like “Whaaat? How do you fold shirts ‘Navy Style’? What does this mean, and is this girl on crack?” The answer is no, I am not on crack, I just didn’t get much sleep last night. The rest will be revealed...
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Healing with Harry Potter
“[Gabrielle Giffords’] husband has gotten large-print pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in the J.K. Rowling series, ‘for her to hold and read.’[…] Happy reading, Rep. Giffords. If this is your first trip to Hogwarts, here’s a spoiler: Harry’s a Gryffindor. So are you.” —Mandy Bierly, Rep Giffords Healing with Harry Potter
Chegg.com = Ability to Buy Groceries AND Textbooks
I hate buying textbooks with a passion, and I know I’m not the only one. A book can easily cost $80, no sweat, and if it’s my Art History book, up to $150. I go to school full time. That’s at least $300 on books, if I’m super DUPER lucky. Why on earth to people think that is okay to charge us so much ridiculously much, when the reason we are in school and having to pay for...
White Walls Be Gone!
This past weekend, I was on a productivity roll. I was magically motivated to clean the whole house (yeah I know, it’s really an apartment), and reorganize, and once I started, I couldn’t stop. The apartment was looking all shiny and clean, but there was something else that was haunting me: The vast amount of blank wall space behind my desk that looms over my shoulder while I work...
Epic Reading Fail. Times Three.
Yesterday was a day full of reading fails for AJ and I. So on to the first fail. Last night, AJ and I were making dinner— boxed Jambalaya to be exact (an awesome cheap dinner by the way). I had cooked up the ground turkey to go with it, so AJ was just going to finish up the rice part. It was about 20 minutes, that an odd odor began to fill our noses. AJ raced to the stove, where he...
Chocolate Soy Milk with Cinnamon Toast Crunch
I know this seems like an odd title for a blog post, but I feel it fully illustrates how much we needed to go grocery shopping yesterday. And FYI, Chocolate Soy Milk is an awesome, delicious, chocolatley drink. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is also an awesome breakfast feast. But alas, together they are not so awesome, and to be honest, make a slightly gross, and not at all satisfying breakfast. ...
Keeping Up with Everything
With new advances in technology, also comes great responsibility. Especially when it comes to hybrid and online classes. Long gone are the days when teachers simply handed you your homework in class, and told you when it was due. Now, you have to go online and keep up to date with homework due dates yourself, and normally without much of a heads up from your teacher in class. It’s not all...