How to *actually* make your mornings more productive

Beep, beep, beep. The jarring sound of your alarm rings through the air, interrupting your peaceful sleep. Dread fills your veins as you realize it’s time to wake up and embark on whatever tasks the day has in store. While mornings can be deflating, there are steps you can take to make them more bearable. […]

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A definitive ranking of Jane Austen’s novels

I’m a massive Jane Austen fan. During quarantine, I purchased a compilation of her works, and it renewed my love for her novels.  Today I’m ranking Austen’s books from least favorite to favorite. My order changes constantly, but this tends to be the way things fall. Obviously this is based on my opinion, so if […]

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Five things I’ve Learned in Five years of blogging

Currently, Lately is five!  Well, technically, it’s been five since August, but because I wasn’t posting over the summer, I didn’t take the time to properly acknowledge the milestone, so humor me for a second.  It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since I hit publish on my first blog post (which, btw, has […]

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Six things I learned after working with resin for the first time

I can’t stop learning new crafts, guys.  Seriously, if this blog turns into a weekly log of my latest craft attempts, know that you’ve been warned.  Over the last year, I’ve tried my hand at a variety of artistic-related endeavors, ranging from jewelry making to wax seal stamping to embroidery.  It seems every couple of […]

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OK, how exactly do I blog about fashion anymore?

“I think I’ve worn this sweater three times this week already.” If you haven’t asked yourself some variation of this question over the last year, good to you. But also, like, how?! One of the strangest parts of coming back to my blog has been trying to decide how to approach the fashion component. When […]

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Fun Things to Do At Home During Quarantine

Hey there!  It’s been a minute since the last time I posted here on the blog. So much has changed these past weeks that I honestly don’t even know where to begin. If you would’ve told me a month ago that my first post back would be a list of ways to keep yourself busy […]

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Hey…it’s me again

I should start this out by admitting that until last week, I wasn’t sure whether I’d ever write this post, or any other for that matter. It’s been three months since I last blogged, and in that time I toyed with the idea of making this break permanent. Of course, given that I’m writing this […]

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I’m way too non-confrontational, and I need to cut it out

For as long as I can remember, I’ve prided myself on being non-confrontational.  Finding ways around conflict has always come easy to me. From the first sense of hostility, I am up on my toes, ready to navigate around the situation. It is like an alarm goes off in my head, the words ALERT, ALERT, […]

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