Book Nook: The Alchemist

This is my second time reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The first was as a high school sophomore in my Survey Lit. class. At the time, all I was worried about were my friends and cross country/track practice. Needless to say, I didn’t really get into this book as much as I should have. “Everything […]

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Why I Prefer Palo Santo Over White Sage

Call me crazy but when white sage is being burned the scent it gives off is reminiscent of my ex-boyrfriends dorm room back in college. Weed. I am so not one to diss the marijuana plant because I do believe it has some powerful benefits though let me be honest and say I really am […]

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Life As A Kitty-Sitter

About a month ago a new fur baby came into my life, thanks to my brother. His name is Snow. I never thought I would be a “cat-person” but oh how wrong I was. We see all these things about how cats are mean but they can also be very cuddly. Yes I sometimes end […]

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Identity + Podcasts I’m Loving

Since the start of my grad school experience, a theme that has constantly come up is that of identity. Not only in the classrooms but also within myself. Three areas of my life that are the most important to me at this moment are my spiritual path, connecting with the parts of me that say […]

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Organizing My Life: Foxy Fix Traveler’s Notebook

I swear I’ve tried about a dozen planner systems in the past couple years and still managed to have my life be an unorganized mess. I’m starting grad school next month and as this may very well be the last step in having the ‘big girl’ job that I’ve wanted, I need to get my […]

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How I Clean My Oil Paint Palette

The palette I use for my oil paints is a medium-sized plexi glass palette I got from Blick’s. I took my very first oil painting class this past semester and hadn’t had a chance to clean until now. What I used was a razor scraper but an x-acto knife also works, gamsol, a rough sponge, […]

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Watercolor Outlined Elephant Tutorial

I recently posted this picture on Instagram and people really seemed to like it so I thought I’d share a tutorial on the technique I used, using an outline of an elephant. You will need a jar of water, paper towel, brushes, something to mix your paint on, a pencil, eraser (just in case), pen, […]

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