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…
If Global Warming is Real, Why is it SO COLD?? Understanding the Polar Vortex
For years, scientists have been reporting the hottest years on record. We’ve been told the planet is consistently getting warmer. But how does that make sense when we’re seeing record cold temperatures and snowfall? The answer lies in rising Arctic temperatures and their effect on the Polar Vortex.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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