Polaroid pictures have been back in style for a while now, getting your hands on a truly vintage Polaroid camera can be expensive, and buying a new one isn’t exactly cheap either. I love the instant photos that Polaroids provide. It’s so fun to take these cameras out on the town or vacation, but I never seem to get a great photo. It usually takes me more than one shot to get a decent picture. I’m still learning how to not have dark or washed out photos using a Polaroid camera, lighting is definitely a struggle for me. The film for the actual camera can range from $1-3+ per photo. That’s insane when you think about how many shots you take on an iPhone to get only one good photo. On my phone, I have 100 photos of the same thing, there’s no way I could afford to take that many photos using a Polaroid camera. If I figure out the secret to taking the perfect photo on a Polaroid camera, I will be sure to let you all know. In the mean time, I found a life hack that will make getting the perfect polaroid so much easier.Continue reading “HOW TO GET A POLAROID PICTURE WITHOUT THE CAMERA”
I became very interested in the idea of taking collagen after I had seen a few ads and seen some of my favorite influencers talking about it. I am not into taking supplements, other than my daily vitamins, mainly because I have never really noticed a difference or believed the marketing behind them. Now that I am approaching 25, I have started to notice some fine lines surfacing on my forehead and under my eyes. So when I heard about taking collagen, something that is essential to maintain youth, I was definitely curious. I wanted to learn more about it to see if it really works.Continue reading “WHY YOU NEED COLLAGEN”
Trying to find the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit can feel daunting. I created a few shoppable edits that will be perfect for any night that you may have planned. While I love going out and dressing up for date night I will be taking the relaxing night in approach this year. It has been so cold in Chicago and I really don’t want to go out and try to make reservations in a packed restaurant, when dining at home can be just as romantic. Making dinner together is one of my favorite things to do with my girl friends and my significant other. I think its so fun to cook and eat together. Who doesn’t love eating, right? Anyways, I hope you find the perfect out fit or inspo from this post. Happy Valentines Day!Continue reading “VALENTINES DAY EDIT”
I like having a physical planner, just like I like reading a physical book instead of an ebook. There is something about having a copy I can write on, add stickers to (yes I’m a child at heart), and physically have in front of me. Several people have asked why I don’t just use an app so that I wouldn’t have to carry a book around with me. I have used the excuse, “if I lose my phone then it’s gone”, but that’s not really true, the cloud backs up all of my data. I don’t have a great reason behind liking a physical copy of my schedule, maybe it has something to do with the escape of screens. All day, everyday, I am looking at a screen. At work, I have my phone and computer that I am constantly checking. Then at home, I am looking at my phone and at the TV.
I have always had a physical planner and don’t intend to switch to an app anytime soon. I like being able to use it as a daily planner, recipe collector, address book, budgeting tool, and so much more. I use a million sticky notes and gel pens to color coordinate and give myself reminders, and I LOVE it!Continue reading “PLANNING 2019 WITH GOLDEN COIL”
Now that the holiday season has come to an end, it’s time to settle in because the cold is here to stay for a few months. This recipe has the warm comfort food feeling with all of the flavor you are looking for in the winter. Pasta, especially homemade pasta, is my favorite comfort food. I made this recipe one night for dinner and absolutely loved it. I posted pictures on my Instagram story and got several requests for this recipe. Continue reading “GARLIC & HERB-ROASTED CARBONARA”