Friday, December 5, 2014

My Lovely Dress From eShakti + eShakti Discount For Our Readers

Every girl needs a black dress in her closet. I will admit I'm one of the few girls who lack a black dress, but that change after I purchase a black lace dress from eShakti. eShakti is an online woman's fashion company that offers sizes 0-36W and custom clothing. When I purchase my dress I selected my measurements and, the shipping only took a few days. I was happy the dress arrived before Thanksgiving.  My family and friends loved the dress, which brighten my Thanksgiving. The dress is made with lace material and lately  I've been obsessed with dresses made with lace. A dress is not the only thing you can purchase from, on the site there are gorgeous skirts, jackets and shirts to choose.

Monday, November 17, 2014

EASY Tips for a smoother Thanksgiving & Black Friday for Workers

While everyone is preparing for Black Friday sales and stuffing themselves with turkey, retail workers everywhere have to rup themsekves from family and friends and work behind the register today. Sadly, this year I am going to be one of them. Again. Of course not working on Thanksgiving or Black Friday isn't always bad, but there are a few things shoppers can do to make these next few days a little better. 

Don't apogize t i us

I'm so sorry you have to work on Thanksgiving/Black Friday- No. Stop this. If you were really sorry you wouldn't be shopping today. We don't want to hear it. 

Be patient
You came out to shop on one the busiest days of the holiday season, so of course there will be endless lines. Don't rush us to do our jobs. Do not scream at us when prices do not ring up correctly. We're under enough stress and pressure as it is, so please don't make it worse. 

Read the coupon
And read them throughly. There are price points that need to be met and exclusions that will apply and knowing these BEFORE you get to the register will save us all some time and a migraine.

Don't mess up what we cleaned up

Seriously, this is probably the most frustrating thing about retail work. Yes, we are paid to straighten and fold clothes but that does not mean you have to give us a mess to clean up. Looking for a large in a stack of tees? Pick through the clothes and check the size on the label. You don't have to unfold everything to see what size it is or what you need . And if you accidentally knock over a stack something, pick it uo please.

Overall be a nice person

We are humans. Many of us don't have a choice on whether or not to work today, since not showing up will mean waiting in the unemployment line Monday. So be considerate, and make this day less stressful thn it already will be.

Swagbucks update

Shannah wrote about Swagbucks and how it can save you money with giftcards, and this is just a little follow up on how I have been using it. And no, this is not a sponsored post, just a little insight to a program that we have both benefited from.

Just as a reminder, Swagbucks is an online website that lets you trade in watch videos, play games, take surveys and more to earn swagbucks. One swagbuck is equivalent to $.01, and you can trade them in for giftcards to Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, Paypal, and more. 
Spoils from my first Walmart with Swagbucks and coupons. Only spent $10.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hottie On The Look Out: Elliot Knight

My dream guy

This hottie on the look out is way overdue. Out of all the previous hotties Elliot Knight may very well be the best for me. The things I like about him are his age, he's only three years older than me, his birthday, he's born July 10 while I'm born July 2, so we're both cancers. I also like his smile, hair, skin color, the list goes on with this guy.  Let's not forget his name. My Knight and shining armor came to rescue me. Did I forget to mention he's British, I always wanted to date a British guy. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Having a Cancelled Class Is Not All Fun in Games

Imagine your professor decides to cancel class for the first time in the semester. You feel excited because maybe you can sleep in later, or go home earlier. Now, imagine if that same professor teaches two of your classes. You guess it, you now have two cancelled classes. You are even more excited by the thought of doing nothing. All of sudden, your professor cancel classes for two weeks. For two weeks you only have two classes to go to, both are easy classes. Then reality starts to sit in, you realize that there is nothing to do. You've done all the things you needed to do from sleeping in, going home early, and staying up late watching shows on Netflix. This very thing happen to me. I was so happy about the cancelled classes, but I soon became bored. Here are some of the things I've done during this boring time.

    Playing Kim Kardashian's Hollywood 

      I usually don’t get into mainstream hype, but Kim Kardashian's Hollywood game was the first game I’ve played that was popular. I’m now an A list celebrity and married according to Kim's game. Random thought: I find it extremely funny that Kim calls herself an A list celebrity on the game. In what world is Kim Kardashian an A list celebrity? I guess it’s only in the Kim Kardashian Hollywood game.   
         I'm  Enjoying Off Campus Life… Sort Of  

       I'm living off campus and I love my townhouse. I swear it’s like I’m on Bet’s College Hill because the townhouse is so beautiful. Despite the beauty of the townhouse, I’m still left bored on the weekends. You see, I don’t have a car, and my only transportation is taking the shuttle buses. The shuttle buses do not run on the weekends, so once Friday hits I’m stuck in the townhouse the whole weekend.  My roommates work on the weekends, and most of my friends are overseas or car-less.  Because of the boredom on the weekend, I actually look forward to Mondays

       Having Second Thoughts

 I’m taking a Feature Writing and Magazine class, and the book for the class gives great tip on coming up with topic ideas and choosing the right angle for an article. I love the tips, but whenever I would come up with a topic for the blog, I would always second-guess myself. Sometimes I think the topic is too broad, or I struggle to find a tighter angle. 



 I recently found a new love for cooking. I thought I would hate cooking meals, but I actually enjoy it. Cooking is the one thing I look forward  to once I get home. Some of the meals I cook include tuna spaghetti, sounds gross but it’s good, and Korean barbecue 

    Movie Night

 Every other Wednesday, I spend it with my roommates watching a movie. It is sort of our tradition since last year. Some of the movies we’ve watch were Let’s Be Cops, No Good Deed, and The Maze Runner.  \

 Gossip Girl

 I have an addiction to gossip sites. Don’t ask why, but I spend hours on some gossip sites.

   Over the weekends when my homework was limited, I would read a few books from the library. I just finish reading Ali’s Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard, and I’m almost done with Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler.

    Loving Life 

Despite being bored, I wouldn't trade it. I’m not a party girl or a social butterfly, so I guess I brought most of the boredom on myself.  Either way I’m learning to enjoy my own company and not depending on others to keep me entertain. I've realize that I work better on a heavy workload because it forces me to do more.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Procrastinate Like a Boss

Procrastination is an art form. It may look like laziness to some or a complete lack of organization to others, but being a Procrastinator takes a lot of work, especially if you're doing it right. The one thing that I tend to procrastinate the most on are essays. I've wasted countless hours before my due date on my computer typing up a paper and getting a passing grade on it. These are my tips on procrastinating on essays like a boss.

You cannot be a good procrastinator and expect to barely pass without doing a little work beforehand. I know that doesn't sound right, but bare with me.
For example, if I'm putting off an essay for English I don't do everything at the very last minute. Before the assignment I already know what my main topic is, and usually have some trust worthy sources to look towards for quotes when I do finally begin writting. That way, I am not completely scrambling to write my seven page paper for English the night before and some of the work has been done.

Use quotes and explain them
Quotes are usually a requirement in most papers, And are great page fillers. Teachers know we use them to get to our page limit so it's important to use them correctly. Make sure your quote is helping to support your argument and explain quotes if you have to. And do not forget to add the cite any work you use in your paper.

Great friends
Always have a few pairs of extra eyes handy for you. I would always go to my school's essay writing center for pointers when pulling in a last minute paper. The English majors who worked there would always give me great advice on what key points I overlooked, did not clarify, and point out any flaws I had in my paper. If you don't have a writing center at school, ask a friend to look over your paper for you. 

Depending on how last minute you are working on your paper, you can always ask your professor to look over part or all of your work. Just have since enough not to go to the professor the day before.
 If none of these work for you, copy and paste part of your essay into Google translate and have it read it back to you.

Back up Plans
Of course no plan is ever fool proof, so having a backup is a must. In case things go south and you don't do as well on the last minute draft/final paper, make sure you attend class. Participation points can sometimes be a cushion for an unexpected low grade. And being in class will help fuel your brain on topics or key points to discuss in your paper.

If you have been tuned out of class for a while and decided to join at the very last minute, here are a few tips you should know.

Sparknotes is your best friend.
This site is the tested and true website for all of us lazy English student who didn't have time to read all the assignments and need to write about them.  It will help you get summaries of the main chapters/acts of a work, give you the main themes, and even point out important text/quote from the work as well. It has been a great last minute resource for me, even though I do recommend reading the actual material if you have time.

Spell Check
Nothing has killed me more on a paper than misspelled words. Its is a dead giveaway to your professor that your work is rushed and you will get major points docked for it. I even had one professor who automatically failed papers with more than three misspelled or grammatically incorrect papers. So use that spell checker and re-read your paper before you preparing press submit!

Ask around
Stuck on how to start or finish a class paper or other assignment? Asking your classmates  about their papers could help you get ideas for yours. Just don't copy their work or you could get in trouble for plagiarism.

Go to Class
Participation points matter. Teachers like to see you making an effort, and the more they see your face in class the more likely they are to help you when you run into a crunch. These points will give you a little extra cushion for potential low marks and teachers are more willing to throw a bone to students who care enough to come to class. 

Procrastinate responsibly and good luck!

Have you ever had to work on a paper or another assignment at the last minute? What did you do to make things go more smoothly? What would you recommend in the future?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How NOT to Lose yourself in a relationship

Love is such a beautiful thing. Finding someone who always makes you happy and getting lost in their eyes. You'll find yourself spending lots of time with this person and even doing things alike. But you don't want to turn into a completely different person just because you're dating someone new. Here are my tips to make sure that you don't lose yourself when you're dating a new guy.

Separation is good for the soul

You always see those couples who look like they're attached at the hip and can't breathe without each other. It's all cute when you do see them-until they're both glued to the phones during an girl/guys only event. Spend sometime alone or with friends to keep up your other relationships and keep things in perspective. Let each other breathe! You'll be able to reconnect with your friends, family, and spend time doing what you enjoy doing.

Get a hobby

Find something that you truly enjoy and makes you happy, even if he's not into it. Try photography, or rock climbing, or even sewing. Something to help you find your own strengths and take pride in.

Know where you stand

This can mean knowing your boundaries when it comes to sex or even knowing that you don't like World of War Craft. Don't change yourself or your opinions to align more with his beliefs.
Is this for you or him

The chances you're going to be dating a guy who may not have the same taste for you. Know matter what you do, always make sure you are doing things because you want to do them, not because they make him happy.