10 things guys say: What you think they mean vs. what they really mean

The language of guys is an ancient, undated text of epic proportions. It is rarely understood by women and when we happen to get a grasp of it, it is usually misunderstood and misinterpreted. In all seriousness, girls have a tendency to interpret guy language the way girls would interpret girl talk. While girls have a million underlying meanings and sub-context to every word in a sentence, guys meanings are a little more easily understood.

 

When you’re talking to a guy and trying to interpret what he’s really trying to say, don’t. Most of the time, guy’s actions speak much louder than their words. A lot of the time, you’re better suited to figure out what they’re trying to say by looking at their body language instead of the words coming out of their mouth. If his eyes aren’t focused on you, he’s either nervous, uncomfortable or uninterested. But, remember that if he’s not being direct with you, it could just be because guys aren’t usually very direct in what they say or do. When you have a boyfriend, many of the things he says may make you mad because you think he’s being malicious or just doesn’t care. However, this is not usually the case and I suggest giving your guy a little bit more credit: they don’t have that much of an ability to subtext you 🙂

  • “I dont care.” When I say I don’t care to my boyfriend, it usually means I care an insane amount and it’s eating me away right now but I don’t want to let you know that or I want you to figure out that I care in your own way. When guys say they don’t care, it simply means that out of the options you’ve given them, they have no preference. Put in short, that they simply don’t care. This may surprise you, but in my experience, guys really don’t have an opinion on much. At least, the guys I’ve been around don’t.
  • “I think porn is actually really funny and not that sexy at all.” Yeah, right. Here’s one of those times that guys actually don’t mean what they’re saying to you. I don’t care what reason or excuse he gives you as to why he doesn’t like it, he does, I promise! It’s natural and you shouldn’t be bothered by it. Feel free to call him out and watch him squirm. Hehe.
  • “I like you best when you don’t wear makeup.” I think you’re beautiful no matter what, but when you wear makeup, the face paint gets all over my pillows and jackets and I honestly can’t take it anymore. So please stop wearing it.
  • “I don’t want a relationship right now.” What he’s really trying to tell you when he tells you this is this: “I really just want to see if you’ll still have sex with me tonight even if I only text you at 2am to come over.” This is usually never a good sign.
  • “I really love it when you come to the gym with me.” Either he loves showing you off at the gym to his buddies or he actually really wants you to come to the gym. Have you been being super lazy lately binge-watching House of Cards and Scandal? This may be your guy’s attempt at a nice hint.

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  • “I like you alot.” This means that he likes you enough to hang out with you on a regular basis, but he’s not ready to change like to love. He still wants you to know he’s cares about you and wants to continue having sex with you, without having all of the commitment stuff that comes with it.
  • “I’m fine.” When I say this, it means I am the literal opposite of fine. My anger is most likely boiling up inside me like a tea kettle. I will be subtweeting you later on about why I am not fine. However, when guys say this, they are most likely…fine. Emotions-wise, when guys are “fine” and “not fine,” they’ll usually just come out and tell you.
  • “Let’s watch a movie at my place.” *ALERT ALERT* Number one guy line for wanting to have sex with you. It gets you to their place and in a dark room. Take note. If I’m on my period or don’t like the guy, I’ll straight up tell them I don’t want to have sex with them. Boom.

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  • “I think we should go on a break.” Guys get super uncomfortable and awkward whilst breaking up with a girl. That’s why the line ‘going on a break’ is most commonly used to do it. I wouldn’t expect this break to end anytime soon, if I were you.

“That’s not what I meant!” Basically, you can take this to mean that he said something too honest or blunt and he is now taking it back because you have now blown what he’s said out of proportion. Oh, boys. Can’t live with em can’t live without them.

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When did dating become a game of who swipes first?

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Over the years, dating has transformed into a game. A complicated game of chess, almost. When you meet someone, society tells you not to show them you like them, lest they get a whiff of it and figure you out! Make sure you post Facebook and Twitter statuses talking about your feelings, but never tell them how you feel; let them figuring it out with subtweets. Oh, and make sure to make them jealous with instagram pictures of you being happy with other people so they don’t think your life revolves around them.

Why is it that social media has created almost a mockery out of dating and relationships? I mean, the fact that we even have an “It’s complicated” relationship status on Facebook says a lot about our society. Before social media, dating was much more simplistic. We called when we wanted to talk to them or we went and saw them. People didn’t text you when they were outside of your house telling you to come out for your date, they came up to the front door, rang the doorbell and shook hands with your parents before taking you out. Remember the days when you would go on a dinner date and you would meet the person there by waiting at the table for them? The waiter would usher you to a table to meet the person that was already there, or you would wait for them. Now, people would never be seen alone in a restaurant waiting for someone else…they would text them a million times telling them to hurry up and get there because they’re starving.

What happened to the simplicity of dating and relationships? What happened to straight up honesty? Before the internet and social media, if you were dating someone and didn’t want to see them anymore, you’d meet them for coffee, tell them you wanted to be friends, you’d give each other a hug and that would be it. Now, break ups involve back and forth texting, calls, Facebook statuses, friends and family get involved..it’s just  a mess.

I hate the fact that the way society is set up now dictates that we shouldn’t tell someone else how we feel because we shouldn’t show that we care. Gone is vulnerability, which is hurting the way relationships and dating are now. Being at least a little bit vulnerable is what relationships are all about. If you can’t let down some of your walls around the person you like, then what’s the point of even being with them?

The largest issue that I have found with relationships and dating now is that people are just asking for their own demise. They make their relationships so open and public to everyone they have ever met in their entire lives, (all 1,234 Facebook “friends”) that a person you barely know knows exactly how many days you’ve been together, when you fought last and broke up, and that you hate his mother and get in Facebook fights with her monthly. Want to stop the ‘game’ or dating? Stop putting everything about your love life on the internet for everyone to see. Take away the pressure of your family and friends judging you on your relationship and you take away the game aspect. If you don’t post about your fight on Facebook, there’s less of a chance your friend will bring it up in a few months and old wounds will open right back up.

Stop letting your love life be a game to everyone you know…and yourself. Treat your relationships as sacred and they will be better because of it. Try dating the old-fashioned way. Put the phone down, don’t instagram every date that you have and try to concentrate on the conversation and the experience of dating, instead of which filter to use for your plate of food. Tell them how you feel. Be honest! No one wants to be in a relationship that’s based on vague statements of “Yeah, she’s cool.” or “Yeah, he’s my bro.” Huh?! Just be frank and be honest. Make an effort to talk about your feelings to your close friends and family, but leave details out. Someone once told me: Don’t ever let one person know everything about you. Leaving some details for yourself allows you to keep a part of yourself, to yourself and your significant other. It doesn’t feel great to have friends and family always in your face about your love life, so don’t let them know all about it. Dating in the millenium is a tough cookie to crack, but I think it’s time we all decided to stop playing games and start being honest and most importantly, kind.

What gives life meaning

“He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”

I remember reading Things Fall Apart in high school for a class. At the time, I couldn’t be less interested in the book. But now, it is one of my favorite books I’ve ever read and I’ve re-read my copy of it so many times, some of the pages have been torn out only to be placed gently back into place by me. Things Fall Apart is the story of Okonkwo, who is a respected leader of a Nigerian clan. Through a series of unfortunate events (spoilers), Okonkwo ends up losing his leadership, his family and his dignity. In the end, he kills himself through hanging. Although the story is really about a clash between civilization and tradition, I see a sadder story in the book. At the end of the book, the commissioner states that the story of Okonkow will make for “an interesting paragraph or two..” in his book. Oknokwo’s life will make for an interesting paragraph. Not an amazing paragraph; not a profound one. Not a novel; not a essay. A paragraph. Something that will catch one’s attention for a few minutes while reading only for them to never really dwell on Oknokwo’s story again.

One of the saddest aspects of life is that life is temporary and fleeting. One’s life is but a blip on the radar of the world’s history. Things fall apart suddenly and quickly, like a sharp knife. Just like that, it’s over. Even the greatest, most influential person in history can expect to only be in history books; maybe have a day named after them. What we do in our lives is important, but only to the extent that we believe that what we have accomplished, has been good.

The age old question: What gives our lives meaning? Think of it in terms of this situation: A man spends his whole life getting rich through various, sometimes sketchy ways. He makes a few friends and quite a few enemies along the way. His wife stays with him for his money, as the ‘love’ has long since been lost. His friends stay with him for the good times at the club, but don’t bother calling him during the week to see how he’s doing. The man grows ill and has only a few days to live and begins to reflect back on his life. His goal was to become rich…and he’s surely done that. But, he feels unfulfilled. His life has been lived without meaning. When he dies, the papers will be filled with condolences for the man that had once lived, had once donated money to charities, had once been the president of the country club, had once….(and the facts continued). The facts are not what matter, it’s the feelings that will be everlasting.

Did he leave his wife with the knowledge that he loved her? Did he leave his children with the feeling that they are kind, beautiful and special and will grow up to be good people? It is these feelings of love, compassion and devotion that make a life meaningful. If you go through your whole life never feeling like you’re good enough, that you’re a failure, that you can’t do anything right…it won’t matter. If you made one person happy, if you made one person feel loved: that is what matters. Because the facts of your life might make for an interesting paragraph, but the love that you give to other people will make a beautiful story.

5 Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me

Is there any movie series better than Harry Potter? I dare you to name one and please don’t say Lord of the Rings. The sheer dynamic of friendships and relationships in Harry Potter is enough, to me, to make those 8 (but actually should have been just 7) movies the best of all time. Not only is Harry Potter one of the most brilliantly written book series of all time, but the lessons that are woven throughout the book are timeless and perfect. Here’s my take-aways from the series:

1. Smart girls always win. Hermione Granger is the ultimate teacher that being smart is cool. Her wit and smart-girl sarcasm comes in handy throughout the books and she always comes out on top. Even though in the beginning she was made fun of for being too brainy, her kindness and want to help others become better allowed people to see her for what she really is and she gained two true friends because of it. She never cared what others thought of her and packed a mean punch as well (Remember that bad-ass scene with Malfoy?) “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”

2. Happiness is possible even in the bleakest moments. Dumbledore told us that “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” In every situation, no matter how terrible, how sad, there is always the chance for happiness. You just have to know where to look for it. There is some good in every situation, no matter how bad it seems at the time. Life is beautiful and the smallest things can bring light to your life, if you open your eyes and mind to seeing them.

3. Things aren’t always what they seem. The person who seems to be the bad guy, who is calling you out and making fun of you, may be dealing with things that make them that way. Cue: Severus Snape. He “hated” Harry because he couldn’t stand to know that he had any part in the killing of the person he loved the most in life, Harry’s mother Lilly. It physically pained him to have to look at Harry and see Lilly’s eyes. He was actually working with Dumbledore to protect Harry the entire time. Snape says: “The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure.” You never truly know what’s going on inside someone’s head and you shouldn’t. Some things are not meant for other people to know.

4. Never give up. Harry faced more obstacles in a few years than one person faces their entire life. Everyone told him to give up, to stop trying. Yet, he never did. He kept going, kept looking, kept trying and eventually he succeeded. In the face of adversity, he stood strong. Challenges make us stronger. Isn’t it a great feeling to look back on something that no one thought we could do and say that we did it? Dumbledore said: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or what you can do, it’s the choice to keep going and it’s the choice to try harder that shows what we really are.

5. Love conquers all. But, the biggest lesson that Harry Potter teaches us is that love will conquer all. It doesn’t matter what evil you have to face or what bad situations life puts you in, if you have love, you can overcome it. Because love is more than just a feeling, it is a sense of being that can lift a person up. A little love for someone can go a long way and can overcome even the deepest of troubles. “The ones that love us never really leave us. You can always find them, in here.”-Sirius Black

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The difference between being introverted and being hurtful

Having just gotten my first article published on Thought Catalog, 10 people who annoy introverts to no end, I was overwhelmed with the good and bad feedback from my article. Many people mistakenly accused me of being a misanthrope (someone who hates humanity, basically) when that isn’t the case. Surprisingly enough, I love life and the people in my life and am overwhelmed with how beautiful life is everyday. Although at times I do get annoyed with overly-extroverted people, I in no way wish harm upon them and do not hate them at all, actually. The article was intended to be funny, as in real life people will tell you that I most of my sentences are filled to the brim with sarcasm. Have you ever walked up to a friend said: I hate you so much right now and not meant it at all? That’s what the intended tone was. The issue wasn’t so much that people thought that I was being entirely serious, the issue was how mean people can actually be over the internet. This having been my first major post on a major blog, I wasn’t entirely prepared for the hate and negative feedback. Although I do appreciate any feedback at all, the name-calling and judgements just astounded me. I may be introverted, but I am, in no way whatsoever, hurtful or mean to people. I have never in my life sat on the internet and posted on blogs and social media how much of a bitch someone is. This got me to thinking about cyber-bullying in general and about how people don’t actually realize how their written words can effect people. What I posted had nothing to do with any specific person. It was fictional, only based on a collection of experiences over time with people I don’t know and over-exaggerated at that. How people can take such offense to something that has nothing to do with them, I have no idea. I can only come to the conclusion that they enjoy sitting around on the internet talking shit about people because they are having issues in their life outside of the internet. Thus, I pass no judgement. My life will not change in any way and they can continue to bash people on the internet and call them names for whatever reason. The problem lies in the time when they make a comment on someone’s page that is already dealing with depression. It only takes one comment or one name for that person’s day to be completely ruined. It only takes one person to call them a name they already believe they are for them to lose all of their self-esteem. It takes one time. People think they’re invincible when they’re sitting behind a computer screen and I don’t blame them. As someone who works on a computer basically all day as my full-time job, I get it. E-mails are easier to type than phone calls are to make. A comment on a friend’s Facebook page is easier to create than face-to-face convo is. For some reason, people seem to think that if they use a keyboard to say it instead of their mouth, it takes away the comment’s power of hurting someone, or that it takes the edge off of it. Not the case. My younger brother has been dealing with severe cyber-bullying the past two years in middle school and now high school. The prank phone calls, the texts, the Facebook messages…it breaks my heart every damn day. So when I see someone post that I am a c**t for posting a humorous article about being an introvert? It makes me wonder, damn…how much worse does it get? How much meaner can people be on the internet? And then I answer my own question, a lot. Think about what you’re saying before you hit send. Because you may not be so lucky as to get someone so care-free on the other end of that comment. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will too. Oh and for good measure, here’s some pictures of me enjoying life and totally not being a bitter bitch. Enjoy 1901198_10151917897981787_209746528_n-2 1098327_10151906906831787_1262084353_n 458341_10150872132366787_130531080_o IMG_1376 IMG_3768 IMG_3777 For more interesting thoughts and dog pics, follow me on instagram or twitter @juliecathlyn tumblr_m5jaihXttX1qmhal2o1_400

“I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.”-Perks of being a wallflower

7 ways to know you’re a social media whore



As social media becomes more and more prominent in our every day lives, we see more and more people becoming way too obsessed with how they look on all of their social media platforms. I mean, come on, people are DYING from taking “extreme seflies.” This is the age of filters, of being in a “it’s complicated” relationship, of @’s and #’s. It’s not surprise that there are a whole group of people that are going way too overboard when it comes to social media. I, myself, have fallen victim to some of the traits of being an SMW (social media whore), but am trying every day to not fall father into that pit of despair. Here’s how to know if you’re a SMW:  Screen_Shot_2013-03-04_at_1.32.09_PM

  

1. You know every Instagram filter’s names like you know ROY G. BIV. You also have a favorite filter and it is definitely not Sutro. Does anyone ever actually use Sutro? You also know exactly how much contrast and highlights you need to make your teeth white and your blemishes fade perfectly. On your pale days, there is no doubt that Toaster is the way to go, but Mayfair is a close second.



2.  You’re always up-to-date on news and current events. Yet, you never turn on your TV. The only reason you know any news is because you follow popular news handles on twitter and can’t help but glance at them while scrolling through your feed. In turn, you look like a boss ass bitch because you can quote exactly what President Obama said at his latest press meeting. No one has to know it’s actually because you’re an SMW.



3. You use 10+ hashtags on every Facebook, Twitter and Instagram post. Not only is this definitely an SMW trait, but it is also extremely annoying, especially on Facebook where I am still getting used to hashtags being a thing on there. We all know you’re only instagramming the pic of you and your dog with the hashtags #dog #dogsofinstagram #ilovemydog #i #love #my #dog so that a million dog accounts will like your picture. Stick to three or less hashtags and you may get away with your SMW status remaining unseen.



4. You delete your recent post after 30 minutes if you only get one like. I cannot tell a lie, I am extremely guilty of this. If only my mom likes my selfie after half an hour, I know I must look like absolute shit and thus must take my post down. On the other hand, it does not matter how absolutely stupid my post was, if it gets 10 likes or more, it’s going in my status book of fame for eternity.

5. Within the first five minutes of going literally anywhere, you snap an Instagram pic. At Starbucks: “I love fall time. #psl” At dinner: “Look at my yummy food that I’m making everyone wait until I take a picture of it to eat #selfish” But in all seriousness, we’re all guilty of this in one way or another. Instagramming going to places that would be extremely mundane, if not for filters, is definitely a SMW move.

6. You have downloaded an app to gain more followers. I had no idea whatsoever that this was even a thing until a nice 13 year old that told me “You look like someone I follow on instagram.” When I told him I didn’t think that was possible because I only have 130 followers and I know every single one of them, he looked at me kind of sad and told me “There’s an app that can get you instafamous. You should download it. No, really, you should download it.” How sad is my life. But, little child, you are definitely a SMW.

  

7. Your SM life looks nothing like your real life. You know how to take the perfect picture with just enough lighting, freshly painted nails splayed on a coffee cup and a bowl of berries.   You can make this seemingly simple picture look like it’s out of Vogue and you are not afraid to flaunt it incessantly. No matter if you actually didn’t eat any of your berries, instead opting for 8 pieces of bacon and also no matter if your cup is filled with vodka.

10 Confessions of a hungry white girl

I don’t know about you, but I am not the type of person who “forgets” to eat. How does one even “forget” to consume food? Food is on my mind constantly: I dream about it, I daydream about it, my conversations revolve around it…basically my life is food. I like eating every few hours and I also enjoy keeping a little extra snack in my purse in case I’m not able to eat a whole meal at my usual times. When something or someone interferes with my food schedule/food, it does not make for a happy girl and I would suggest getting out of my way at all costs. This is especially the case when I go out to eat, extremely excited to get my food and something extremely small and insignificant messes up my entire meal.

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My constant facial expression around food

 

The following are some things that really upset me when I’m out to eat and trying to satiate my hunger: 

1. Asking for no pickles and receiving pickles.  “Umm, excuse me, I asked for no pickles and there seems to be some on this chicken sandwich.” “Can’t you just pick them off?” NO. NO I CANNOT. You can never get rid of the pickle taste. Ever.

2. Not getting enough ketchup. If I ask for ketchup, you better give me more than 2 because everyone knows that those little ketchup packets only hold enough for two fries. Thus, not allowing me to enjoy all of my fries because I only have enough ketchup for two of them.

3. Waaaaay too much mayo. I can only tolerate it in small amounts and I don’t even really like looking at it. Wiping the excessive amount off the bun totally destroys the entire experience of eating my burger.

4. NOT GETTING A STRAW! This is in caps because it’s probably one of the eaisest things to do, yet without fail almost every time I go somewhere noone gives me a straw. Do I just look like the type of person that gives no fucks and can drink out of overused cups everywhere? I refuse to drink out of cups from restaurants without a straw, so I instead sit there and wait, with cottonmouth, until I can get one.

5. Literally no meat in my salad. If I ask for a salad, chances are I am trying to be healthy for the next 24 hours until I happen to pass by a Chickfila the next day. If I order a chicken salad, they damn well better give me some chicken because eating a bunch of leaves will literally leave my stomach empty and I will just have to go home and eat even more food.

6. Way too much ice. Chances are, if I order a sweet tea, I actually do want sweet tea and actually do not want a cup full of ice and few drops of tea. Fast food places be stingy as hell.

7. Having a piece of lettuce on your burger that could possibly pass for a bush. I’m going to take it off and if I don’t its going to fall out or I’ll be stuck nibbling on it for 10 minutes before I get to the actual burger. Same for big buns. (haha).

8. Too much salt. If there’s an actual salt layer to the fries, how could anyone possibly eat them without at least wondering twice about their cholesterol? I think about it three times, then end up eating them anyways.

9. Soup straight from the equator. This is why I don’t order soup at restaurants. 9.9999 out of 10 times its going to be so damn hot you’ll have to wait at least 10 minutes to eat it or else your tongue will burst into flames. In these 10 minutes, I will have to watch everyone else eat their food while I think about my stupid fucking decision to order soup.

10. Waiting for food. Until there becomes a way to instantaneously get my food fresh and ready to eat at a snap of my fingers, I will never truly be satisfied.

Introvert Burn Book

I am more of an introvert than anyone else I know. I enjoy socializing, but from afar. When I do actually have to socialize, I literally will count down the hours until I can escape to isolated safety. This may sound kind of depressing, right? But in actuality, there is nothing I love more than being alone! Being alone to an introvert is like being at the best party you’ve ever been to to an extrovert.

Below are some people that have pissed me off solely because of my trademark introvertedness:

 

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1. The person who sat on the couch next to me at the bookstore. Oh my god seriously? Are you really gonna sit down two feet from me while there’s so many other couches to choose from? This is just wrong.

2. Every checkout counter person. Yes, I found everything I needed obviously because I am checking out and no I do not care to know your opinion on how cute that shirt is.

3. The people that wave at you in your car while they’re walking down the street. I do not know you so please do not wave at me and expect me to respond similarly. Damn you southern hospitality.

4. The overly-eager waiter at Red Robin. Thanks for being so hyperactive, but it doesn’t make up for you never filling up my drink. Maybe you should focus more on that rather than screaming in my ear about cheeseburgers and endless fries. I became parched and was too shy to flag you down.

5. All friendly boys. I can’t talk to you. Not because I don’t want to but because my mouth won’t let me. And when my mouth opens it’s usually an insult. But I mean it nicely. It’s your fault, really. For coming up to me in the first place to strike up a conversation when I’m clearly contemplating whether I will watch Hell’s Kitchen or Masterchef tonight.  This is why I’m single.

6. Teachers that forget my name. You know me as the girl who never speaks but always does so good on everything, but that doesn’t give you the right to call me out in the middle of class by saying: “Girl with hair in face, do you ever speak? How do you make such good grades if you do not speak?” I don’t need to use my voice to create intelligence. Hate you.

7. Person who just called me. Yes, I did just press ignore at exactly the right amount of time where you can’t tell I ignored you. It’s your fault you wanted to hear my voice instead of texting me.

8. Same person who just left me a voicemail. I will not listen to it. And will hate you forever.

9. My pilates teacher. Too peppy. It’s just wrong to be that peppy. I thought Pilates was relaxing? She is a peppy satan. Don’t make me move to the front of the class just let me sit in my corner and allow me to struggle silently.

10. Everyone except my dog. The end.

 

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What’s old becomes new again

So today was an off day for me so I took that chance to re-do the desk/hutch I’ve had since I was 10. I’m in the process of starting my own business and I still do a lot of writing on the side for a beauty magazine so I really wanted a place where I could sit down and do it all, kind of organize my thoughts and eventually store company info in there.  I didn’t take a picture of it before I took the top (hutch) off of it but you can imagine what it looked like. It was huge and made my room feel so small, especially since I have a king sized bed and a ton of other furniture currently in there.

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So, once I unscrewed the hutch and managed to sortof-sucessfully drag it into another room for someone to carry downstairs, I got to work on sanding the entire thing. Once that was done, I unscrewed all of the knobs and started re-painting all of the white. Come to find out it wasn’t really white at all, more of an off-white but I like it so much better in the Pure White I used. I painted what was the wood stained part a very light mint color, which is the color of the dresser I painted last year. I didn’t want to paint the whole thing mint because I thought it would be a little too much of one color. It took about 3 coats of both colors just because I like for coats to be really thick so nothing will chip! Then, here’s the secret to how I make all of the furniture I repaint look good: I modge-podged the entire thing in a matte sealant. It dries really fast and I love the way it feels after. This way, it’s gonna last longer before I have to retouch it. I went to Home Depot and chose these really cool antique brass handles for the side drawers and antique brass compass-looking knobs for the front drawer. They’re similar to the knobs I used for my dresser in that all of the knobs are antique brass, but my dresser knobs are a braided-celtic looking thing. (awesome description, right? lol).

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After

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I went over to Office Max after that and picked up a huge whiteboard/magnet holder thing on sale from $60 to $15. I’m obsessed with writing on whiteboards I don’t know why I just am so I’m sure this will cause me much fun. I also got some pretty sticky notes and some other office stuff I couldn’t resist.

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As for what’s on my desk right now, I thought I’d go through and talk about it. I’m sure this is all gonna change and everything gonna become a cluster, but for right now it’s neat. In these pictures I didn’t have my laptop sitting there, but that’s usually where it’s going to be. In the left-hand corner is my grandmother’s old sketchbook of dogs. I love it and I just think it’s the prettiest decoration. Then, there’s my owl bank (all pennies). I have a cute pic of me and the parentals next door and then a picture of my LOVE BUG Moe Archer. In the box in the middle is some random office stuff (tape, hole puncher, ect). Then I have two containers with pencils and the like.

IMG_3395My two notebooks I just love. I get new notebooks like every month because I fill them up so fast. I write everything down in them. Literally everything. The blue one that says “News Feed” is primarily for work and I use the brown one for writing and blogging and literally just every idea that comes into my head.

IMG_3400The chair I’m using for my desk was in my grandparent’s house. They had a lot of really nice antique stuff and I believe this chair was in one of the grandchildren’s bedrooms. I just think it’s the most beautiful thing and I love it so much.

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As you can see, I don’t really have a certain style that I go by. I just kindof like what I like. Almost all of the furniture in my room I redid myself. My dresser, makeup table, headboard and now desk. I may post my room in sections on here as I get it finished.

Ta-ta!