Review: Concrete Minerals (+ Swatches!)

I have only very recently gotten into makeup, and one of the biggest challenges for me has been finding decent eyeshadows, and applying them without looking like a crazy clown freak. I am still learning, and my most recently shadow purchase has been from an independent cosmetics company called Concrete Minerals, which has been aroundContinue reading “Review: Concrete Minerals (+ Swatches!)”

Book Review – Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Title: Into the Wild Author: Jon Krakauer Publisher: Villard, 1996 Pages: Paperback Edition, 224 pages Rating: 3 /5 I don’t really prefer Krakauer’s journalistic writing style. Rather than a book, I felt like I were reading a very long story in a newspaper, which makes sense because this “book” is just an expansion of an article he wrote forContinue reading “Book Review – Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer”

DIY Chalkboard Sprinkle Jars

I can’t think of anything better than something organized in an adorable way. Cute things are the very best and when they please my borderline compulsive need to have things nice and orderly, a Happy Cassie is born! My friend Noelle knows how much I love cutesy kitchen things, and when she stumbled upon this postContinue reading “DIY Chalkboard Sprinkle Jars”

Senator Wendy Davis: A Real Life Superhero

I typically stay away from talk about politics. It’s not that I have an issue with debate or with arguing or even that I don’t have an opinion and am uninformed — while I am obviously not the most politically driven person in the universe, I do like to stay on top of current eventsContinue reading “Senator Wendy Davis: A Real Life Superhero”

Review: Pop Up Tee.com

I never planned to post any inflammatory reviews, but this has honestly just gotten under my skin and since they’re so popular, I figured other people may want to know about my experience with PopUpTee.com. From their website: “Pop-Up Tee’s goal is to curate some of the best t-shirt designs from artists around the world.Continue reading “Review: Pop Up Tee.com”

An Embarrassing History: Green Meadows Farm

I’ve been thinking about sharing a few memorable stories from my childhood on my blog for awhile now, but have been too embarrassed to do it. Some of the things I’ve lived through… Well, “embarrassing” is putting it mildly. However, I fully believe that the comedic value of most awkward situations is worth the humiliationContinue reading “An Embarrassing History: Green Meadows Farm”

I’m obsessed with granny squares.

A few weeks ago I found a link to some adorable photos of little squares that had all kinds of colors and shapes to them. I didn’t know anything about crochet, but I loved the way they looked and when I discovered that I could make an entire blanket for our apartment with a bunchContinue reading “I’m obsessed with granny squares.”

Recipe: The Cake is a Lie! — The Portal Cake

In honor of last year’s Portal 2 release, I thought it’d be fun to wait until the midnight release (I had pre-ordered the game 3 months before! :D) while baking a yummy real life replica of the cake from the original game. Above is a photoshopped copy of the cake I made as well as aContinue reading “Recipe: The Cake is a Lie! — The Portal Cake”

Film Review: Silent House (2012)

The younger (and infinitely more talented) sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen stars in directors Chris Kentis and Laura Lau’s English adaptation of Gustavo Hernandez’ Uruguayan film of the same name, whose screenplay is reportedly based on a true story from the 1940s. Elizabeth Olsen stars in the psychological thriller as Sarah, a pretty butContinue reading “Film Review: Silent House (2012)”

Product Review: Brazilian Tech Keratin Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner

I’ve been bleaching and dyeing my hair for almost ten years now, and I can’t even tell you the number of times someone has told me that I’d better be careful or else “all my hair will fall out.” Luckily, that has never happened (fingers crossed that it never does!), but I have dealt withContinue reading “Product Review: Brazilian Tech Keratin Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner”