a day and a giveaway: the lower east side

I love hanging out with my sisters, they’re two of my most favorite people in the world. We’re the sort of sisters that are either singing eighties songs together at the top of our lungs, or plotting each others demise. Anyways, a couple of days ago we decided to put off the demise plotting and set aside Dexy’s Midnight Runners…
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Mail Time! My Blissmo Box Fitness Box Review

So if you’ve been following my blog at all then you know that I love sample boxes- which are subscription based programs where you pay a set amount of money to receive a box of samples monthly. The last time I mentioned these boxes was when I posted my review of my Julep Maven box- which I loved. And today…
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Sample Boxes: Why I Can’t Wait for the Mail

For as long as I remember “mail-time” has been one of my most favorite time of day. Even when I was too young to actually receive anything I used to get excited.Now that I’m older and I actually receive things in the mail, my most anticipated time of day has gotten even better. However, I don’t always get things in…
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Pulling a Grandma: The Art of the Sample

When I was little, like about five years old, I discovered sampling. I was shopping at Stew Leonard’s with my mom and grandma when we happened to be carting by the massive vat of buy-by-the-pound pistachios. Now my grandma- never being one to deny herself, and an avid nut lover- reached into the pistachio pool and pulled out a good…
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Me and Joe: A love story

Trader Joe’s. You’ve probably heard his name before. Maybe it was uttered on the lips of a semi-homemade cook, or possibly a broke student, but today you’re going to hear about him from me. I distinctly remember when a Trader Joe’s opened in Union Square. I was in middle school at the time, and was staring through the glass window…
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