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Choosing the Right Camera for Nature Photography

For most things in life, the cameras on our phones do an amazing job. But when it comes to photographing nature- especially wildlife- our phones don’t always do the trick. Getting a camera can e a worthwhile investment, but where do you even start? In this post, I break down the pros and cons of 3 camera types for nature photography: phones, DSLRs, and point-and-shoot cameras.

Recreating 7 Pinterest Outfits Using Items I Already Own

I don’t know about y’all, but I often struggle with impulse shopping…especially when it comes to clothes and shoes. At this point, I *know* I have more than enough clothes, and I can’t really afford to keep adding to my wardrobe. In the past, I’ve often looked to Pinterest as a source of inspiration for items I want, but this week I turned to Pinterest to help me make the most of items I already have. Over the course of the week, I re-created 7 outfits from Pinterest using clothing items I already had.

Why I Chose TCU for 3 Degrees and 9+ Years

For today’s post, I wanted to talk about something a little different: my journey through college and graduate school at TCU. I started at TCU (short for Texas Christian University) in August of 2012, and am still here 9 years later. I’m working on my third degree, and thought it might be good to outline my thoughts and rationale for why I’ve stayed for each degree.

Betta Fish Care & Aquarium Tips

When it comes to aquariums, betta fish are a popular choice for many people. There’s a good reason for this: in addition to their vibrant colors and large fins, they can be relatively easy to care for. When properly cared for, betta fish can live 3-5 years in captivity. But caring for a fish isn’t as straightforward as throwing a fish in a bowl of water- there’s a lot more to it. Although this post focuses on caring for betta fish, it has information which may be helpful for anyone looking to setup a freshwater fish tank!

What You Need to Know About mRNA Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccines produced by Moderna and Pfizer are the first widely-implemented vaccines to utilize mRNA. Understandably, some people have some concerns and questions- What even is mRNA? Are these vaccines safe? Can they alter your DNA? – I’ll do my best to try and address some of those questions in this post.

Understanding & Treating Keratosis Pilaris

Picture this: It’s finally spring. You’re excited to wear a new tank top, but grab a sweater too because you’re embarrassed of small bumps covering your arms. Or maybe you’re like me and spent most of last summer wearing long-sleeved shirts to hide the unsightly bumps on your skin. If this sounds familiar, you might be struggling with a condition known as keratosis pilaris.

Rose Gold: Everything You Need to Know

I’m working on a couple of in-depth posts about skincare. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to do a dive into rose gold, including: why we use gold for jewelry, what rose gold is, and things to consider about rose gold jewelry.

The Best Way to Propagate Spider Plants

According to the internet, spider plants are supposed to be extremely easy to propagate- but what’s the best method to use? I put three of the most common propagation techniques to the test.

35+ Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste

Plastic is everywhere, and so is plastic pollution. Recycling is great, but it won’t fix everything. Check out this post for 37 ways to cut back on plastic waste!

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