10 Things To Do While You’re Sick

Fun fact: I originally planned to write this article exactly 1 year and one month ago during/after getting my first cold of the season and now I’m actually writing it after getting my first bad sickness of the season (and this time I’m in college taking care of myself).

So with that said – I think I’m in the right place to write this article now.

Not that sickness is that much different in college than high school (except it’s a little harder to get better when walking in the elements or dealing with dorm room temperatures), I just have more freedom and I have to keep myself busy.

  1. Get your work done: You know that long list of tasks you need to complete for work or classes? Or that long list of things you’ve wanted to do for your blog or some show you wanted to watch? Do. It. When you’re sick, you very literally have all the time in the world so make use of that time and get something done. In my sick time, I started a few more Fivver gigs, started looking for work on freelancer.com, played around with Illustrator and scoured through multiple posts about ways to make money.
  2. Have some soup on-hand: Warm food in cold weather when you’re under the weather is a great idea and one that all should try to follow because believe me, you won’t regret it.
  3. Treat yourself to some hot tea: Java City, Starbuck’s and all of your local coffee shops (my personal favorite being The Dreamer in Mount Pleasant) serve varied teas so if you don’t have any of your own, have some made for you. I recommend doing this over coffee because coffee can have after effects such as headaches and potential insomnia which won’t be pleasant when trying to fight off a cold.
  4. Play catch-up: I mentioned it really quickly in #1, but take this time to catch up on your shows. Maybe you’re a couple of weeks behind on “The Flash” and “iZombie” (aka me) or you have a new series you wanted to start or you need to catch of all the new animes this season – either way, you can do it all and then some during this time.
  5. Enjoy the alone time: Let’s be frank when you’re sick you won’t go out partying with your crew so enjoy your nights in. I know  after an eventful Halloween weekend, I enjoyed the calmness and the quiet.
  6. Do your laundry: If you have enough strength to lug it all down to the basement, get the clothes down. The whole process is long and boring so do it when there’s nothing better.  Besides, as a college student, I try to put off doing it for as long as I can but if you use this as an excuse to get it done, you have to use 4 washers every time you go to get it done.
  7. Drown in spices: There is no better time to eat large amounts of spicy food than when you’re sick. The heat itself will help clear your sinuses and it tastes so good.
  8. Create: Pick up a pen and doodle, write a short story, cut up old newspapers and make a collage – keep your mind healthy and feeling good to help ease the toll sickness takes on the body.
  9. Find an animal and make a friend: If you do happen to go out and about, make a new pet friend because 1) they’re super great to have and 2) they’re even better when you’re sick. There are pets used for therapy now and I can say personally from experience, having a pet nearby is very comforting when dealing with your body hating you.
  10. Sleep-in for as long as you can: Milk your sickness for all it’s worth and catch some extra z’s because you deserve it. Also, rest will help you on the road to recovery. Never feel bad about hitting the hay before midnight or hitting snooze for the fourth time after one (make sure you have enough time allotted to get to class or work, though.

The most important thing to do when sick is getting better so for anyone out there dealing with the season’s start of blues (like half of our campus was recently), keep warm and hopefully you feel better soon.


10 Reasons Why I love these blogs

I read a lot of blogs – at least I attempt to. Certain blogs inspire to do different things (Cupcakes and Cashmere’s Five Things posts inspired me to do Three Quote) while others just keep me engaged enough to read through their archives for hours (cough, Joy the Baker, cough).

So for this weeks “10 Reasons Why” post, I thought it would be fun if I pick out a few blogs I love and give a few reasons why I love each. In the end, all of my reasons should add up to ten as hoped.

1. Joy picks out such interesting and intriguing recipes so that every time I see a new post, I turn to my Mom and show her a picture of the delectable treat and ask to make it. This seriously happens at least four times a week, new post or no new post.

2. Her pictures are so crisp that the food looks even better than it sounds.

3. The wonderful thing about Here Comes the Sun is I get a look into a country that is so far away from my own. Australia has always interested me greatly, but I have never really been able to find an outlet to learn about it and Amanda’s first-hand experience is greatly interesting to read.

4. I think you’ll notice a pattern with all of these blogs: I really love Amanda’s photography! Whenever I see one of her photos show up in my Bloglovin‘ feed, it makes me smile.

5. I’ve never really been the type of girl to really enjoy a vintage blog until I found WishWishWish. WishWishWish is wonderfully engaging as well.

6. I love what I get from her blog. As I said before, I don’t follow any other vintage blogs so it’s a new perspective that I like to read daily.

  • StrawberryKoi

7. StrawberryKoi is so unique and has a voice and writing style I find to be extremely wonderful to read.

8. The content of this blog is probably the number one thing that keeps me coming back for more. The writing, photography and content ideas work so harmoniously and so well together.

9. What I love about this blog is ultimately the photography. I have not taken the time to use google translate on their posts so I really don’t know what the anecdotes are like.

10. Because it’s about all food rather than just baked goods so it helps me with my sugar cravings. It doesn’t help much with my food/pasta/anything that has carbs in it cravings. But wonderful writing and intriguing recipes.

10 reasons why I love Miley Cyrus

Nostalgia kicks in each and every time I think about Miley Cyrus. I believe I was in third grade when Hannah Montana aired for the first time and for about two years she was seriously my idol. I always thought, “I’m gonna be a pop star just like Miley Cyrus one day.” I swear I loved her just about as much as I loved my mom – she was that important to me back then.

From the summer before sixth grade until about mid-December eighth grade, I went through I phase where I absolutely hated her, to be honest. My most common retort when being apart of a conversation pertaining to Miley was, “She should fall off the face of the Earth.” Harsh, I know, but I was a stupid, obnoxious pre-teen. I didn’t know that I was talking about and I have once again crossed over from the dark side to really understand how amazing she is. And I have about 100 reasons to love her, but here’s a quick ten.

1. She’s much more talented than people make her out to be. I cannot for the life of me remember exactly what I was watching (I believe it was Oprah, but I’m not fully certain) and she was performing a duet with Joan Jett which was actually quite good. Miley continues to blow me away with the power of her voice in all projects that she puts out.

2. She’s a risk-taker. She had to be to get a haircut like the one she has now. It was such as drastic change compared to her hair all of her life.

3. Her new haircut is probably the best fashion she has ever made. I’ll be really honest, I didn’t like her haircut the first time I saw it. It was a shitty quality mirror picture where her hair looked unevenly cut, unkept and just downright sloppy. But everyone’s hair looks a little messy right after a cut so as time went on, I took another look at it and damn, does she look good. This haircut has made her look so much more mature and a lot more like Pink (which isn’t a bad thing at all).

4. Miley has a pretty level head on her shoulders. She astounds me how easy going she has become. I think her staying grounded has a lot to do with her relationship with Liam Hemsworth. Idk, I just love her a lot and it’s hard to put into words.

5. The Miley Cyrus fashion evolution. From all of her relationships, to the break-ups, to what she has settled on now- all the ups and down.

6. Miley resembles Pink. I know I already said it, but who doesn’t want to resemble the gorgeous and talented Pink.

7. Hannah Montana was the bomb. Nuff said.

8. She’s super-duper mega gorgeous pretty. Totally superficial, but completely true.

9. Miley made my childhood pretty amazing. Old Disney was the best thing- ever. And she was a big part of why I loved old Disney so very much.

10. There are so many more reasons to love her, but sadly, I can’t name them all.

I almost completely forgot to say this: Happy20th  Birthday Miley!

10(ish) Reasons Why I Love Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn at the Baltimore Book Festival
Tim Gunn at the Baltimore Book Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Being a fashion blog, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I made a post about Tim Gunn, Project Runway‘s fashion mentor. With his wonderful style and inspiring quotes, Tim Gunn is one of my favourite men to walk this Earth.

  1.  His fashion sense is superb. I have a huge fashion crush on him.
  2. Have you ever wanted a certain celebrity to be your Aunt/Uncle/etc.? Tim Gunn is my dream Uncle since I could go shopping with him and he would tell me exactly what he thought with nothing held back.
  3. From being an avid Project Runway watcher for seven years now, I have witnessed some of the best of Tim Gunn humorous moments. From his “What the hell are you thinking?” faces to his attempt to be hip, I never cease to be entertained.
  4. Another person embracing grey hair. Majority of women thinks it looks bad, but sometimes it looks fantastic to give into grey hair.
  5. How nice he honestly and genuinely seems to be.

So last time I did one of these I was struggling with the last five or so which is why I have decided that when I start to struggle, I’m going to stop straining my brain and quit. Yes, I am a quitter and proud of it! At least I was able to “Make it work” as Tim Gunn always says.

10 Reasons Why I Love Tyler Glenn

  1. He isn’t afraid to be himself. I read in an article on Live105 that he had been fun of as a kid for dressing differently. Which brings me to number 2.
  2. He’s so unique. Hell, I don’t know many guys who would have the balls to wear the shirt he wore in Neon Trees‘ new video Everybody Talks. Honestly, I am sometimes nervous to wear what I want to school because people can be cruel.
  3. Of course, his hair. It reminds me of another version of Jared Leto‘s hair, which currently is fantastic, too. But seriously, his hair in Everybody Talks compliments his face and, in my opinion, looks perfect.
  4. Because he is a singer, I must mention his voice. It isn’t as soothing as Darren Criss‘, as mystifying as Jared Leto’s, as enticing as Adam Levine‘s, but it is very intriguing and different.
  5. Tyler’s lips: Self-explanatory
  6. His facial expressions are flawless.
  7. His Tumblr (tylerglenn) makes me smile each time I go on it. And a genuine smile is always the best fashion statement.
  8. And his smile is lovely.
  9. The super skinny jeans. He has ideal legs for them and doesn’t accidentally emphasize his… junk.
  10. For being an individual. For having a unique sound. For understanding what LGBTs go through. For being Tyler Glenn.

What do you think of him? Comment below with your honest opinion.