Tuesday, April 15, 2014


"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
-C.S. Lewis 1898-1963

Now Playing: "Come Undone" by Duran Duran
*One of my favorite songs from the 90s. A good one for today.

Monday, April 7, 2014

"My First Time" Tag! Q&A

First tweet?
Having a glass of Chardonnay and twittering <3>
3:37 pm February 16 2009

First YouTube video?

Sometime in 2006 but the earliest one I remember from the beauty community was... 
MAC Brushes vs Painting Brushes by EnkoreMakeup
(Uploaded/Viewed around Fall '07).

I had the idea to use painting brushes for my makeup and wanted to see if anyone else had used them and what they recommended. After a quick search, I came across this video. 7 years later and those original Loew-Cornell brushes I purchased have still held up!

First person you subscribed to on YouTube? 
EnkoreMakeup was one of the earliest that I recall.

First Facebook profile pic?

September 2004. My freshman year of college. WVU was one of the earliest schools/networks to be added. I sent Facebook a typed letter requesting that we join the "social network" after seeing a link in a friend who went to Duke's AOL Instant Messneger profile (ha!). The next day, WVU was connected. I remember the buzz around campus and everyone saying to each other to add them on "The Facebook."

As for the actual picture?! I have no idea. I hardly use Facebook anymore and am too lazy to see if it's still on there. Maybe I'll find it this week and do a #TBT post on Instagram.

Do you still talk to your FIRST love?
The closest thing to my first love (still waiting for the real deal)... Unfortunately, no. Would love to still be friends (although I imagine that might be difficult) but people fall out of touch and such is life.

What was your FIRST alcoholic drink? 

Just some of my Dad's beer that he let me taste or a bit of champagne at a cousin's wedding. I also vividly remember putting beer inside a baby bottle (I refused to give it up as a toddler). We were rather European in mindset at the Roman residence.

What was your FIRST job?

Associate Producer (Writer) at WPXI-TV (NBC).

What was your FIRST car?

A hot little black '95 Toyota Celica GT that I called Virginia. Found her on Autotrader.com. Loved that car. Still technically own it but it's not driveable.

Who was the FIRST person to text you today?

A friend from work whose birthday is tomorrow. Made plans.

Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning?

A guy I really like and majorly want to see.

Who was your FIRST grade teacher?

Miss. Milesky. I really liked her. She would even come to my house to visit with my Mom and me.

Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane?

South Florida. Other than my ears popping for the first time, no issues. I actually enjoy flying.

Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk?

Other than my sister, my best friend from Kindergarten- on, Carley. And yes. We will always be the best of friends.

Where was your FIRST sleep over?

A girlfriend's house when I was probably in 1st grade. My older sister was best friends with one of the girls and I hung out with them and her younger sister who was closer to my age. 

What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?

Talk to my sister. She just got back from Hawaii and stopped over to visit.

What was the FIRST concert you ever went to?

Matchbox Twenty in Morgantown, West Virginia. Around the Fall of 2002. I was a junior in high school. Instantly hooked on live music.

FIRST broken bone?

Knock on wood, none.

FIRST piercing?

My ears when I was very young. Maybe 3? Thankfully, my Mom had a friend who came to the house and did it. She made sure they were done properly. Never had an issue with earrings. Perfectly placed.

FIRST foreign country you've gone to?

Heading to Europe for the first time in a couple weeks. England will be our first stop. I made the joke that I will have gone to London and Paris before New York, DC or LA. That's so backwards but so is everything in my world.

FIRST movie you remember seeing?

In general, some of the earliest ones that I remember include The Neverending Story, E.T., The Wizard of Oz, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Honey I Shrunk The Kids... but in a theater?

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)Ironically, one of the characters' names was Krista (albeit with a different spelling). If memory recalls, I have yet to see another movie with someone in it named Krista.

When was your FIRST detention?

Junior year of high school because I had showed up late to school too many times. I'm not a morning person. I lived no more than 5 minutes from school (basically one neighborhood/a few streets away) but always used the excuse that I got stuck in traffic.

Who was your FIRST roommate?

Other than my older sister, I had two roomies during my freshman year of college. I won't get into that.

If you had one wish, what would it be?


What was the first sport you were involved in?

Other than dance, soccer. Loathed it. One of the few things in life that I quit.

What is the first thing you do when you get home?

Give my shih-tzu a hug and then put on comfortable clothes.

When was your first kiss?

Pre-School for a regular kiss. 7th grade for a true one.

Now Playing: "First Song for B" by Devendra Banhart
*Sounds like today

Music Monday: Coves

"Cast a Shadow"


"Run With Me" (Live)

"Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak Cover)

Coves is a duo from the UK. Their debut album, Soft Friday, is out now and can be purchased here.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pinterest Monthly: March 2014

I've been really loving emeralds lately as I recently bought my sister a ring for her upcoming 30th birthday. This antique one from 1850 is stunning!

I've never really been a major fan of tulips but I've been appreciating them. Spring is in the air.

Admiring this painting by Gustav Klimt.

I really want a Pink Box tool box for my makeup collection. Would also work well for storing accessories, jewelry and skincare products. I actually like black but don't want my products to blend in with the drawers.

The Deluxe Syntho Fan Brush by Crown Brush. Picked this up on HauteLook. Love it for highlighting.


The bed inside the closet. Yes. via one of my favorite sites, Apartment Therapy.

Antipasti Bites. I very rarely eat meat but when I do, it's usually salami. Love this recipe.

Ever since I was little girl, despite being born, raised and educated in the Catholic religion, I've been drawn to Wicca. I've been studying this copy and fascinated by its contents.


Now Playing: "Heaven" by The Walkmen
*Perfectly used in the series finale of tonight's How I Met Your Mother.
PS: I totally predicted that ending from the first episode. 

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!