I’m back w/a few other kitchen favorites! I’m all about trying new flavors, doing new things, and not getting too comfortable with -anything! Including food. I keep these 5 ingredients in my kitchen most of the time, and think it’s worth a try if you haven’t. Sometimes, when they’re sitting there starring at you, you’re more likely to make use of them. I might not cook w/these guys every day, but they’re common enough ingredients to keep aroundRead More
I have Rapunzel hair.
And as much as I would love to explain how I planned it that way & have spent years & years growing it long, that’s not 100% the case. My hair grows like a weed. Having short hair isn’t an option because it would take way too much effort to maintain. Long hair is easy for me, I go to the Salon approx twice a year.
I get asked about my hair more than anything else. You know? Like instead of “where did you get those granny Sketcher slide ons?” people ask about how I did the bun in my hair today. I don’t know why…
3 Long Hair Tips For The Lazy
1.Don’t wash it. I don’t wash it because I’m lazy AF. I know it’s almost trendy these days to say how many days in between washes you are for your hair. “I haven’t washed my hair in 5 days!”. Well, I haven’t washed my hair since I was a child. Once a month my mom had to force me to wash it, and I don’t think she wanted to either but as a mother you feel like you have to enforce rules. It takes an hour to brush out & another 3 days to air dry. I see no interest.Read More
As you may have noticed, I write “be thoughtful” at the end of all my posts. When I started writing regularly I wanted to think of something to end with. Something short, that I genuinely wanted readers to leave w/every day. I thought about “be nice” or “be kind” because there’s nothing better than a nice person, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, you shouldn’t be nice. You should be strong. You should be loud & badass & stick up for yourself, which might not be nice. I might actually suggest “be mean”.
I came up with “be thoughtful”. If you slow down & you’re thoughtful of the people you’re interacting with, you’ll know whether to be nice or to be mean. No one knows what’s going on w/the people they interact with every day and no one knows you.
I think this really amplified itself for me a year ago when I was dealing w/bad anxiety. I feel like I looked normal but was going through such a tough time in my head. I was trying to take things slow & gentle while I worked through my anxiety, and I felt fragile. But people didn’t know that.
One issue I had was driving anxiety. American’s driving is the single thing I HATE the most about America. It’s also one of the only times I use the word hate. Moms, dads, young people, old people, men, women, they all drive like a tasmanian devil. It’s crazy to me! We have these huge machines we’re plowing recklessly through traffic with and have no worry? And where are we always rushing to? Why are we rushing? We’re a product of our environment, American’s are glued to time. My advice is to say fuck it & leave work early, take your time to your kids soccer game, so you can show up alive.Read More
Did You Know? Australian homes have the largest house size with an average of 2,500 square feet, while homes in China are the smallest, at just over 500 square feet. U.S. comes in with the 2nd largest average size. (via) Happy Thursday! We’re moving in a few weeks & I’m in the process of purging […]Read More
Did You Know? Wildwood Crest, New Jersey is the summer hot spot! It took the No. 1 spot on TripAdvisor’s list this year for summer’s most popular destinations, beating out more well-known haunts like Virginia Beach and Montauk. ( via ) Well well well if you follow me on Instagram and happened to see my Insta […]Read More
Did You Know? “Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.” ( via ) I can’t believe it’s already August. I’m actually okay with that because, as much as the rest of Austin is loving to complain about the heat, I’m grateful it hasn’t been […]Read More
Did You Know? “The month of August is often referred to as the “dog days of summer” but not because of pet pooches. It has to do with the star Sirius, also known as the dog star, which rose at the same time as sunrise during the month of August in ancient Roman times.” ( […]Read More
Did You Know? “6% of U.S. consumers now claim to be vegan, up from just 1% in 2014.” ( v i a ) Shout out VEGGIES!!! You know what they say, you can’t change a guy? Don’t even try. Well folks, I’ve done it, I’ve changed Wafiq. From the guy that new the name of […]Read More
Did You Know? Nordstrom became what it is today from just $5. John W. Nordstrom moved to America from Sweden when he was just 16 and only had $5 to his name. In 1897, he saw a newspaper headline about gold mines in Alaska. John moved to Alaska and through hard work turned his $5 […]Read More
Did You Know? “About 57% of millionaires worth more than $5 million say they shop at Home Depot all the time, according to the Spectrem Group. Other favorites include Costco, Lowe’s, and Target. Only 8% say they regularly shop at Neiman Marcus.” ( v i a ) Hi Everyone! I saw the quote “Compliment People. Magnify Their Strengths” on […]Read More