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Wedding Planning Isn’t So Bad

So, how are your wedding plans coming along? This is how the majority of conversations have started for me recently. And that’s fine. I am excited to share how my plans are going. I think most people though are surprised and a little confused to hear me say things like “it’s going really well” or “absolutely fine!” Maybe it’s my general laid-back personality, maybe it’s because my fiance and I gave ourselves two years to plan. But it’s really not...

Getting Dressed In Winter = Struggle City

I truly admire all those people who manage to look super attractive during the winter months here in New York City. I tip my hat to you because winter here simply makes it extremely difficult to look like a put together human being.  Some days I’m going to be frump girl, I’ve accepted it. But there are times when winter here is just the worst (I would still rather be chilly than sweating, so let’s say almost the worst). Ruthless wind...

Stitch Fix Review #2

Apparently, Stitch Fix unboxing videos are a thing on YouTube. If you have an hour or so to spare, just search Stitch Fix and see you next week (you’ve been warned: they’re addicting)!  After my first fix (here’s my review), I decided to do some more research and see what other people were getting. This then made me want to try again since I liked most of the items I received in my first fix and it’s just fun. Even...

My First Stitch Fix + Review

Sometimes, I just really hate shopping–there I said it. I mean, I love picking out new clothes for myself and it can absolutely be fun and a nice treat. But honestly, when a store is crowded or it’s that strange in-between weather and I can’t maintain a comfortable body temperature and people are hovering around me. I just can’t. I think most people can relate to this, but I think I have found the majority of my clothes when I...

My Top Beauty Staples

I will admit, over the past few years, I have become sort of a beauty product junkie. Or maybe it has just increased in magnitude. I can remember many Christmas shopping trips, going to the drug store with my sister and we would buy each other gifts, all makeup and beauty related. We would basically stock up for an apocalypse during which we would have enough mascara and eyeshadows to last us for a Walking Dead-style situation. My mom, who...

My Journey To A Healthier Me

It’s easy to take something like your health for granted, especially when you haven’t had to deal with many issues in the past. It’s also just as easy to ignore your health and let the day to day hustle and bustle take over your life, with no time to pay attention to yourself. I never thought that person would be me, but a few years ago, I had to start paying attention and it can be incredibly confusing and frustrating....

Staten Island Residents Are Taking Action As Build It Back Sits Idle

If you’ve driven down Hylan Blvd. recently, you may have noticed some local Islanders rallying near the corner of Hylan and Jefferson Ave. Led by Aiman Youssef, the founder of Midland Avenue Neighborhood Relief, residents are now taking action in front of Build it Back’s local office, demanding answers on why the agency has done so little and where the funding has gone. According to a recent Epoch Times article, the city agency, which has helped less than 1% of the...

Residents Are Tired Of The Empty, Decaying Homes Threatening The Community

Update on June 12th: After the running water at 501 Midland Ave was brought to City Council member Steven Matteo’s attention, it has now been fixed and is no longer a danger to the home next door. The home should still be checked for mold and any structural danger, but this is one small item off the checklist. I sent this blog post to the Facebook page of Borough President James Oddo, and this was the response I received. “This has been...

Thoughts On NYC Comptroller’s Sandy Oversight Hearing

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked over to the community center on Wednesday night for the NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Sandy oversight hearing. I thought it would either be empty or filled to capacity. The hearing was held in order to hear residents out on everything they have endured, especially related to the Build it Back program, which the comptroller’s office is now auditing and has held similar hearings in other boroughs.  The room was standing room...