July 27, 2011

Erin McKenna talks to Sloane Crosley on HelloGiggles

  • Sloane: For most of the young women I meet, laziness is really not the issue. The younger women who come to my readings are smart and so funny and put-together and frighteningly ambitious...But the flip side of that is that want everything to be perfect out of the gate. I believe they paralyze themselves with this fear. That’s what Jenny [Egan] was saying. Basically: get over yourself, have a little faith in your own talent, do something new that only you can and produce above all.
  • Erin: I love that. Fear, perfectionism and unwillingness to make mistakes only lead to avoidance or failure. You have to know that each time you screw up, you’re just that much closer to your victory. Man, when I started baking, everything was naaaasty and I was often on the floor crying! But instead of laying there in a tear fest, I’d visualize the bakery, breathe in that joy and pick myself up and start over.
July 22, 2011

Girl, you’re straight up lying to yourself when you say “I want to be friends/hang out with him”. No. No you do not. What you WANT is for him to girlfriend you. The level of rage in your letter directed toward him and the girl he is dating is not how a “friend” would feel about him or his new girlfriend.


Look, you said yourself that you thought he was perfect for you. And it sounds like you really enjoyed the time the two of you had together. It is totally, completely and 1,000% percent understandable that you’re hurt, pissed off, and don’t like the new girlfriend. It hurts like HELL when people don’t love us the way we want them to. But please don’t try to fool yourself into thinking you want to / can be friends with this dude. It would be far, FAR better for everyone involved if you absented yourself from this guy’s life for the present. Don’t try to be friends with him when you’re clearly not ready: it makes you feel like shit, and it’s certainly not fun for him to be around someone who is one enormous, pulsing quasar of hurt and rage.

July 13, 2011
June 30, 2011
Oh fuck that, you’re so young. I mean it’s great, but your life is over once you have a kid. Go travel and do cool things because you can never get that back. There are way too many people having babies because they don’t know what else to do next.
Wise words about children from a lady that’s about to have a second one.  (via haygirlhay)
June 16, 2011
June 15, 2011
This… is something I probably won’t be doing for a few years (when/if I feel like an actual adult?). But apparently seasoning a cast iron skillet gives a little something-something to the food:
 
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
Evenly coat the inside and outside of your cast iron skillet with melted Crisco or bacon grease
Line the bottom rack of your oven with foil to catch any drippings
Cook the cast iron skillet, upside down, for 1 hour

This… is something I probably won’t be doing for a few years (when/if I feel like an actual adult?). But apparently seasoning a cast iron skillet gives a little something-something to the food:

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Evenly coat the inside and outside of your cast iron skillet with melted Crisco or bacon grease
  3. Line the bottom rack of your oven with foil to catch any drippings
  4. Cook the cast iron skillet, upside down, for 1 hour

(Source: wfae.org)

Just found out my ex-wife is in a relationship with a guy whose last name is Arsehat. Arse is British for ass.
Overhead at Dilworth Coffee
Only a month left below the Mason-Dixon line. When I’m back in New York (Long Island for a few weeks, then Ithaca for grad school), I will certainly be making this to mentally transport back to the South.
 
Peninsula Grill’sPlanter’s Punch: 
Serves 1
1 ½ oz. Myers’s Rum ¾ oz. freshly squeezed orange juice ¾ oz. pineapple juice dash of grenadine
Shake and serve over ice. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry. 

Only a month left below the Mason-Dixon line. When I’m back in New York (Long Island for a few weeks, then Ithaca for grad school), I will certainly be making this to mentally transport back to the South.

Peninsula Grill’sPlanter’s Punch

Serves 1

1 ½ oz. Myers’s Rum 
¾ oz. freshly squeezed orange juice 
¾ oz. pineapple juice 
dash of grenadine

Shake and serve over ice. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry. 

(Source: gardenandgun.com)

June 11, 2011
The shorthand of it is that women run for office to do something, and men run for office to be somebody.
June 4, 2011
yellowonesdontstop:

HOT SUMMER GIVEAWAY - WORTH ALMOST $565! 
As I mentioned before, my magazine had a huge beauty sale so now you have the chance to win all of these items of which I spent a total of $44. All proceeds from the beauty sale went to Sloan-Kettering’s Pediatric Cancer Care so my $44 was well spent.
Why do I do this? Because I really do get a huge kick out of doing nice things for people. Those closest to me will tell you that. And, really, because people should know what it feels like to work at a magazine where awesome things like beauty sales are a regular occurrence.
How do you win? 1. Follow me. 2. Reblog this post. 3. Feel free to unfollow me after the giveaway winner is announced as I don’t do this for the followers. FYI, reblogging this post multiple times will NOT increase your chances of winning.
How will the winner be chosen? Random.org.
When will the winner be announced? Tuesday, June 7 at 9 PM. But please note that you only have until 8 PM on June 7 to reblog before I close the contest so I can pick the winner.
What hidden costs are there? NONE. I will even mail this entire beauty bundle to the lucky winner at no cost to them.
The following items are all included in this bigger-than-Kim-Kardashian’s-diamond Hot Summer Giveaway. Please note that I list shade names where applicable and tried to give links to the exact item. No items can be substituted, changed or omitted. What you see is truly what the winner will get. The winner will receive EVERYTHING listed below:
Zeno Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Kit Retail value: $39.99Lavanila Health Sunscreen SPF 40 Retail value: $28Nu Skin Clear Action Acne Treatment System Retail value: $101.65GoClear 3-Step Acne and Blemish Regimen  Retail value: $40Zeno Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Kit Retail value: $39.99FCUK Summer for her, 3.4 oz Retail value: $26.19Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 Retail value: $17Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Lotion SPF 15 Retail value: $18Philosophy Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer in Medium Retail value: $38Philosophy Field of Flowers Shower Gel Retail value: $16Topshop Blush loose powder in Walnut Retail value: $9.84Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Vanilla Light Retail value: $20Jemma Kidd Make Up School Firming I-Silk Long-Lasting Colour in Antique Retail value: $26Jemma Kidd Pro Finish Moisture Tint SPF 20 in 03 Mid Dark Retail value: $26Jemma Kidd Make Up School Hi-Shine Hydrating Glossstick SPF 15 in Sugar Cane Retail value: $25 Borba Wrinkle Smoothing Serum Retail value: $20.99Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Roller Ball Spot Stick Retail value: $9.99Rimmel London Moisture Renew Cream Lipgloss in SOS Red Retail value: $5.99Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Retail value: $12.49Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips Retail value: $9.15Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub Retail value: $8.95John Frieda Collection Frizz-Ease Gel Retail value: $5.99John Frieda Collection Always Stylish Gel Crème Retail value: $5.49Butter London 3 Free in No More Waity Kaity – LIMITED EDITION - No longer available on Butter London’s site or anywhere else online Retail: $14
TOTAL ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE: $564.70.
Please don’t worry if you do not win. This is now my second beauty giveaway this year, and I will likely be doing this in another three to four months.
GOOD LUCK!

yellowonesdontstop:

HOT SUMMER GIVEAWAY - WORTH ALMOST $565!

As I mentioned before, my magazine had a huge beauty sale so now you have the chance to win all of these items of which I spent a total of $44. All proceeds from the beauty sale went to Sloan-Kettering’s Pediatric Cancer Care so my $44 was well spent.

Why do I do this? Because I really do get a huge kick out of doing nice things for people. Those closest to me will tell you that. And, really, because people should know what it feels like to work at a magazine where awesome things like beauty sales are a regular occurrence.

How do you win? 1. Follow me. 2. Reblog this post. 3. Feel free to unfollow me after the giveaway winner is announced as I don’t do this for the followers. FYI, reblogging this post multiple times will NOT increase your chances of winning.

How will the winner be chosen? Random.org.

When will the winner be announced? Tuesday, June 7 at 9 PM. But please note that you only have until 8 PM on June 7 to reblog before I close the contest so I can pick the winner.

What hidden costs are there? NONE. I will even mail this entire beauty bundle to the lucky winner at no cost to them.

The following items are all included in this bigger-than-Kim-Kardashian’s-diamond Hot Summer Giveaway. Please note that I list shade names where applicable and tried to give links to the exact item. No items can be substituted, changed or omitted. What you see is truly what the winner will get. The winner will receive EVERYTHING listed below:

Zeno Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Kit Retail value: $39.99
Lavanila Health Sunscreen SPF 40
Retail value: $28
Nu Skin Clear Action Acne Treatment System
Retail value: $101.65
GoClear 3-Step Acne and Blemish Regimen  Retail value: $40
Zeno Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Kit Retail value: $39.99
FCUK Summer for her, 3.4 oz Retail value: $26.19
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15
Retail value: $17
Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Lotion SPF 15 Retail value: $18
Philosophy Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer in Medium Retail value: $38
Philosophy Field of Flowers Shower Gel Retail value: $16
Topshop Blush loose powder in Walnut Retail value: $9.84
Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer in Vanilla Light Retail value: $20
Jemma Kidd Make Up School Firming I-Silk Long-Lasting Colour in Antique Retail value: $26
Jemma Kidd
Pro Finish Moisture Tint SPF 20 in 03 Mid Dark
Retail value: $26
Jemma Kidd Make Up School Hi-Shine Hydrating Glossstick SPF 15 in Sugar Cane
 Retail value: $25

Borba Wrinkle Smoothing Serum
Retail value: $20.99
Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Roller Ball Spot Stick Retail value: $9.99
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Cream Lipgloss in SOS Red Retail value: $5.99
Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Retail value: $12.49

Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
Retail value: $9.15
Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub
Retail value: $8.95
John Frieda Collection Frizz-Ease Gel
Retail value: $5.99
John Frieda Collection Always Stylish Gel Crème
Retail value: $5.49
Butter London 3 Free in No More Waity Kaity – LIMITED EDITION - No longer available on Butter London’s site or anywhere else online
Retail: $14

TOTAL ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE: $564.70.

Please don’t worry if you do not win. This is now my second beauty giveaway this year, and I will likely be doing this in another three to four months.

GOOD LUCK!

(Source: yellowbearsdontstop)