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Coffee Talk: Who Do You Talk To?

Coffee Talk: Who Do You Talk To?
Three of my best friends ever. They are the ones I turn to always. They are Jamie, Yvette and Cihannar. Yvette is the only one who lives in Chicago and I love her. She is so intelligent and gives such great advice and is wide well beyond her age. Jamie, I met on the net while playing a game and we've been friends for over 4 years. Sadly, he lives in London, but we always email and Skype. We are similar in many ways and can talk about anything. It's so peaceful talking with him. Cihannar is my little sis who lives in the Netherlands and she always puts a smile on my face. I love them all, and they always make any gloomy day shine. 

How about you guys?

Fashion: Typical girlish obsessions

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Today I went to wood field mall with my mother, aunt, and cousin. I seriously needed a new coat and my main goal in saying that I would go was to buy one! My cousin's goal was to buy UGG boots. However, we walked through some of the stores and couldn't find anything suitable. In my cousin's case, the UGG boots were in the $155 range which was a serious number. She did manage to find the boots, they didn't have the right size. I couldn't find a good coat for the winter. Coats are like almost extinct.

We went to Forever 21 and finally found something that was worth buying. Gotta love this place! Some jeans are only $10.80! Where can you find prices like that?! We also found some nice basic Camis for $2.80!!!!!

However, the piece of clothing that caught my attention was this flowery patterned dress. Flower designs printed on navy blue fabric. All finished with a thin brown belt at the waist. These types of clothing reminds me of the 70s and 80s. Where wearing flowery …

Coffee Talk: What Advice Would You Give Your 23-Year-Old Self?

Coffee Talk: What Advice Would You Give Your 23-Year-Old Self?
Stop being so indecisive !!!!
I just turned 24 like a month and a half ago. The questions you asked are some things I have been asking myself since I was 14. I had to grow up fast, and my mother challenged me to think ahead a lot. 23 was an age where I was struggling to keep myself from drowning. I had so many degree changes in college because I wanted to get a job as soon as I was done with school; however, I realized the answer was always right in front of me. I had a gift since I was a child for writing and reading so why deny it? Because English majors have a hard time finding jobs? However, I decided to buckle down and do it because it's my passion and despite my fear of speaking in from of others, I planned to go into PR or college teaching. So, 23 was a time of indecisiveness and hunt for my true self and goal.
What about you guys? What advice would you give your 23 year old self?
Location:N Lincoln Ave,Chicago,Uni…

Happy Birthday to The Everygirl!

Happy Birthday to The Everygirl!
Happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to a successful year and I hope more successful years are yet to come! Every age we gain is also another completed chapter of our huge storybook! The most important thing to do as a new page of the story takes place is to be full of optimism and embrace every single lesson and step ahead of us gratefully!
Cheers to you!
Location:N Lincoln Ave,Chicago,United States

Weather: Snow Party!

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This morning was crazy! I was in bed and then heard scratching sounds outside. I thought that it was just ice; however, my mother woke me and said it's snowing. Everything from the window at home seemed like not a big deal but then when I actually headed out to school, my boot was encased in snow that had not be shoveled.
I was appalled and made my way across this small bridge I have to cross. It was like hiking the Himalayas or maybe I am just out of shape. Every step and stumble took twice the time and strength. I know one thing for sure and that is, I have gotten all my workout that I need for today. I love snow and walking in it and looking up at the snow covered tree branches down a street but come on, the sidewalks need shoveling!

Food Post: Mmm. A Taste from the Past!

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Have you ever had a snack when you were a child and then not have it again until fourteen years later? Well, I have just come across this experience. The picture above is a chinese snack and the English name roughly translated is Dates and Walnut candy. It's really healty and made witth actual walnuts. Big pieces! Not like walnut poder or crumbles of walnuts. Chewy and delicious. I had this candy when I was really young around six or seven and then never had the honor of having it again until now. My mom bought a bag, and we shared a few pieces and boy did it bring back memories! Childhood memories, bitter and sweet ones. It just feels so good to have a taste from the past. I never knew why we stopped buying this snack. Maybe we got tired of it or eating too much was bad for your health. However, eating the candy now just brings back so many faces, voices, and tears of those childhood days. How one piece of candy could make me so happy back then.

The candy wrapping paper is very …

Book Review: The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

I just finished this book this morning. Many people have been saying that Amanda Coplin is the next John Steinbeck. I have been thinking about this having read East of Eden a few years ago by Steinbeck, and I have to agree that their styles are alike or at least similar in many ways and captures details, streams of consciousness, showing the different phases, sides of a human so brilliantly. I simply cannot wait for Amanda Coplin’s next book, its hard to believe this is her debut. She is indeed the next John Steinbeck!

This book captivated me the moment I saw it in an email from barnes and nobles about it being a new release. I read the synopsis and the cover art called out to me strongly. I hesitated about buying it at first but the synopsis of the story kept popping up in my thoughts for days and finally went to get it. I dove right into it and it grabbed me tightly already on the first page.

The author’s changed of perspective and shifts between the characters don’t bo…

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