DIY: Holiday Manicure

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I don’t consider myself a particularly ‘arts & crafts’ type person, but after spending a few hours doing some Christmas projects at a friend’s party last weekend, I felt inspired to try some things on my own.  (I also returned home after the party weekend and promptly broke 2 things while unpacking, both of which had to be super-glued back…

Blueprint Cleanse: My Experience

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I’ve been wanting to do a juice cleanse for a while, and I’d read good things about Blueprint Cleanse, so when I got an e-mail with a 20% off promo code after Thanksgiving, I decided to give it a whirl.  There are 3 levels available, with 1 being for beginners and 3 being the most intense/”greenest”: I opted for the Level 2 cleanse since…

Renting in New Orleans: The Good, The Bad, The Homeless

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Every time the doorbell rings at my place, nobody jumps up to answer it if we aren’t expecting anyone.  Why?  Oh, that’s right!  Our neighbor’s doorbell also rings ours!  (So much fun when they had a huge Halloween party.)  Is renting in New Orleans a universally sketchy experience, or is it just me?  It seems that all of my landlords…