A long time ago, I asked you all for questions you had for me, and slowly but surely, I’m answering them all. A few months ago I started with “Honesty & Openness“. Today, I’m answering five more of your questions, but in a vlog! Yay!

The questions I’m answering today are:

+ Are you planning on moving out?
+ How many girls have you kissed?
+ What size are your boobs?
+ Have you done any illegal things?
+ What do you do when you’re being “normal”?

If you have more questions for me, hit me with them in the comments!


It’s no secret that I’m terrible in the kitchen. I can’t cook, I can’t bake, I can barely use the microwave (and I’ve broken four in my lifetime). Recently, in the Pinterest class at BlogU, I was taught that all bloggers should have a “Food Board” on Pinterest, even if that’s not one of your blog topics. I started one, and have been pinning really colorful and creative pictures of food.

I’ve actually been a little bit inspired by all the great pictures on that board, and think that maybe the time has come where I can learn some things about making food, and a good place to start is with something fun. I’m thinking that some recipe cards would be even more encouragement to tackle this goal. That’s where you come in!

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Recipe Card Challenge!

All you need to do is write down a recipe on a card and mail it to me.
It can be mailed as a postcard, or sent inside an envelope.
International entries are accepted.
Cards must reach me by July 31st.
Mail your cards to:
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There will be two winners. The person with the most fun, colorful, creatively decorated recipe card will win a $20 gift certificate to Alexandra Rae Design’s shop, where you can download digital recipe templates and more (like scrapbooking kits and e-books)! The person with the recipe I’m most interested in making win will be featured in a separate blog post, where I will actually cook your recipe to cross off “cook a meal that doesn’t kill anyone” off my Bucket List and you’ll get a $20 gift certificate, too!

You can use this coupon code “uncustomary” for 15% off anything in her digital shop now! You could even get yourself some recipe templates and use them for the challenge!

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You might be a clutz in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, but either way you can participate! We all have to eat, so it might as well be fun, healthy, and delicious! Thanks to Allie for sponsoring this challenge!

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Allie Trumpower of Allie Scraps and Alexandra Rae Design is a God-loving designer, photographer, and a memory keeper. She loves list making, snail mail, great design, and memory keeping.

You can find her on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and of course, her shop!


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Waking up today means that you successfully made it through the first half of 2015! Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back, a butt squiggle in your seat, or maybe holler a little “WHOOP!” wherever you are right now. You deserve it, because you’re doing a really good job.

Today is really important. I want you to do three things today. Yes, I’m giving you homework; you can share your answers in the comments, in a personal e-mail to me, in your journal at home, or just in your mind.

Think about:

1) What you are grateful for. What amazing things have you been lucky enough to experience in these past six months or even in your entire life.
2) What your goals were for this year. Take time to re-evaluate. It’s okay if you decide that some of your resolutions aren’t applicable anymore, or if you want to adjust them to better meet your needs and desires. Figure out how you can improve your focus and success on meeting these goals, and come up with a fresh new game plan!
3) What you have already accomplished this year. Maybe you haven’t crossed everything off your 2015 To Do List, but that doesn’t mean you’re doing anything but a wonderful job! Remind yourself why you’re awesome and the good you’ve already done.

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June’s photobooth goal

July, for us north-hemisphereans, is historically a pretty hot month. If you’re in my neck of the woods, it becomes humid. Like a swamp. A swampy ass-swamp. But to counteract that extreme weather, there are tons of really exciting events happening all over the place, and I hope you have fun making the most of it! If you’re looking for something specific to celebrate during Zine Month and Parks And Recreation Month, you can plan to observe Piña Colada Day on the 10th, Space Exploration Day on the 20th, and Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day on the 27th.

Oh, and I’m excited to participate in Gala Darling’s Instagram challenge this month, #RadicalSelfLoveJuly. Today’s prompt is to draw a self portrait. You in?

My top ten things for June were: + A day trip getaway with Joe in Rehoboth Beach + Seeing my favorite band on my birthday + Getting to 2,000 likes on Facebook + Celebrating Ashley’s birthday + Attending the BlogU Conference, meeting amazing people, and learning a lot + Seeing my favorite British man on Flag Day + Coven Initiation on a full moon + Seeing Russell Howard live + Making big work-related moves + Having very strong, visceral, involuntary emotions about a lot of things, and feeling like I’m shedding my skin

What are you looking forward to this month? What were your top ten things about June? What are your answers to your three homework assignment questions?

Psssst. Did you sign up for my free Snail Mailing list yet?

Photo Credit: Ashley Knight


Hello my darlings, I’m writing to you from Delaware, at my mom’s house. No one’s here except Joe and I, and we came here for a mini getaway! It’s been awesome, we had a good time tonight on the boardwalk. We got dinner, checked out some specialty shops, and went through a haunted house in the amusement park area! Around midnight thirty, I decided that the only thing that mattered in life was obtaining a bagel, so I drove twenty minutes to the nearest Wawa and did a kick spin in the parking lot because I was so excited.

If you’re not feeling excited, that might be because you missed my announcement for my free snail mailing list! That sucks, so you should probably go check that out and sign up for some fancy, inspiring surprises in your mailbox! And now, some fun and colorful photos. You know, why you’re here.

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1. Digging my hands in colorful shells on the Rehoboth boardwalk

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2. Watching Bixby grow and fall in love with his toys

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3. The outrageously creepy lengths my friends go through to keep their hair dry

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4. Chinatown in DC at night

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5. Posting some more products in my shop

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6. Seeing The Mowgli’s live

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7. A little pool lounging

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8. Tassel bathroom decorations

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9. Pirate treasure

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10. The contrast of beards and boas

What’s on your happy list this week?


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