A twenty-something girl's take on the world.

Too old to know better & too young to give a damn.


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A Glass Of Wine A Day Keeps The Giving A Sh*ts Away

Life is a roller coaster, full of up’s and down’s, but the one thing that has always remained constant: wine. Love is great, friends and family are awesome, but a bottle of wine is the one thing that will never break your heart, let you down or annoy the sh*t out of you.

I don’t know about you, but wine keeps me sane, at an unvarying happy medium. Whenever i’m feeling stressed out, all I need to do is pop the cork and grab a glass: Instant relief, complete and utter satisfaction. It takes me to a place of peace, where nothing else matters, but keeping the juice flowing and the glass full.

Wine is my go-to on any (every) occasion. If you’re anything like me, you don’t discriminate: red, white, blush, whatever works. When I drink wine, everything about me gets better; At least I like to think so. There’s something to be said about how much better wine tastes when you feel like your life is falling apart. No matter how minuscule or serious the problem, wine continually saves the day. Bonus: Wine is much cheaper than therapy!

It’s been said that drinking wine may significantly enhance problem solving skills. A study, published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition, suggests that a certain amount of alcohol – enough to make you blow a 0.075 on a breathalyzer, could poke your mind just enough out of focus to be able to explore offbeat solutions to a problem. Whether this poke is helpful or harmful depends on the problem at hand. So, the next time you’re feelin’ the feels, have yourself a tall glass of wine and over-think it.

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How much wine could a wine drinker wine, if a wine drinker couldn’t drink wine?

Here are 23 ways to know you’re an all-star wino:

1. You suffer from novinophobia: The fear of running out of wine. The fear is real.
2. Your excuse to drink wine is, “to do crafty things with the corks.” You’re not fooling anyone.
3. You’ve dabbled with playing wine pong, once or twice. It’s what all of the classy and sophisticated people are doing.
4. They say glass, you say bottle: Potato, potahto.
5. People often gift you bottles of wine for your birthday… and Christmas… and Easter. It’s basically the norm.
6. Your family thinks you got separated from them at the town festival, but you really just wandered off to the wine tasting tent and got “lost.”
7. You justify your daily dose by saying, “A bottle a day keeps the doctors away.”
8. You think screw on lids are the greatest invention ever; As they are.
9. Someone asks what your wine preference is and you respond with, “All of the above.”
10. It is your ultimate, dying goal to convert non-wine drinkers. No one likes to wine alone.
11. Your relationship with wine is exactly that: A relationship.
12. Wine gets the first invite to your pity parties. Whine and wine, right?
13. You think the opposite color of white is red. Isn’t it though?
14. You have a shelf, table, or whole room dedicated to your wine; Because whats a house without a cellar?
15. Your glass is always half empty, never half full.
16. There’s no such thing as “one glass.” What’s a wine stopper?
17. You’re constantly defending your drinking habits, by listing all of the health benefits that come with drinking wine.
18. Your favorite isle is the wine isle: duh.
19. Cheese and wine are your two main food groups.
20. A meal without wine is simply breakfast.
21. You’ve broken quite a few wine glasses in your time; Spilt wine is a wasteful tragedy.
22. You save up your carbs throughout the day for wine; Your Priorities are straight.
23. You’re drinking wine, right now.

Honestly, if you can’t relate to any of these, we probably can’t be friends.

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Do it with passion or not at all.

Find your passion and run with it.

passion_feat.jpg Deciding to major in communication, with a focus in public relations, was the best decision I have ever made. Starting in grade school, I always had a desire to write about what I am truly passionate about. Don’t get me wrong, I can write about topics that don’t necessarily fancy me, but it may take a little more time and effort.

I started journaling and really getting into writing all the way back in Fourth grade. To this day, I still have a poem I wrote on 9/11. It’s really interesting to see how far my writing has come, but also to see how much I was aware of at such a young age. Thank God for moms and their motherly instincts to hoard all of our grade school craftings, right?

I love the idea of being able to freely voice my thoughts and opinions, knowing there are other people out there, reading what I write, who can relate to how I feel and can further form a connection and understanding of who I really am. This is the exact reason behind why I started my blog.

I cross-post my blogs on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and most importantly, LinkedIn. The most recent social media channel I have toyed around with is Google+. I have a little over 300 connections on LinkedIn, so sharing my blog with that particular audience has opened many doors for me. Multiple recruiters have read my blog and in return reached out to express their interest in helping me find a job upon graduation. It’s always nice to have your work recognized and appreciated!

Along with my ability to think creatively, my passion to write has led me to the pursuit of a career in digital marketing and hopefully one day, advertising. I believe writing is a key ingredient in the success of any strong digital marketing strategy. Being able to form relevant and trend-worthy content is vital in any industry. I would like to become more familiar with SEO (search engine optimization) and general analytics, so that I can stand out in this field. When you think about it, advertising is really nothing more than good writing. In today’s digital age, the most important characteristic of effective advertising is simple, yet engaging content.

I am constantly following people in the field of digital marketing and advertising on Twitter, some more influential than others. The groups of people I follow are very diverse. I follow Madeline Haller, Senior Editor at Cosmopolitan, who tweets about humorous everyday events that probably every 20-something year old girl in America can relate to. I follow Matt Bellassai, Senior Editor at Buzzfeed. He represents everything I would love to be. He makes hilarious wine-related videos, tweets whatever is on his mind and worships Beyonce (because who doesn’t). I follow Lauren Berger from Intern Queen, because she is an inspirational person and is very engaging with her followers. I also follow a lot of companies and agencies, because I like to stay up to date with the current happenings and events. Some examples of this are HootSuite, Buffer, Buzzfeed, The Archer Group, Neff Associates, Brownstone PR, 1 Trick Pony, Masterminds and Philly Ad Club.

Ideally, a year from now, I see myself working in a modern day Philly-based advertising agency, but who knows what the future has in store for me! A word of advice for all of you reading this – Never settle for anything less than what you’re passionate about… Just a little something my parents have always instilled in me (thanks mom and dad).

“Life is short. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.”


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A little more kindness, a little less judgment #CoffeeTalk

32cf89aa5ab065cee80514ad99e83893I read a quote last night and it really struck me.

“None of us like judgmental people. But we are all, to a certain extent, judgmental people. After all, one must be judgmental to even judge others as judgmental.”

It’s a really interesting way to put it. Truthfully, I had to read it back to myself about three times before I understood (but that was probably just the wine).

I don’t consider myself to be a judgmental person. On the contrary, I’m that person who’s heart aches for those that are constantly judged and belittled.

Everyone is so judgmental and I can’t begin to understand, nor explain why.

The way I see it is, we are all flawed and we really must find a way to be patient with the imperfections of others. Everyone you meet will be slightly imperfect and that’s completely ok, because perfection is both unrealistic and unattainable. Sometimes, the smallest defect turns out to be someone’s most unique feature.

We are all human. You shouldn’t have to apologize for your flaws. You shouldn’t have to justify your mistakes or your past. As long as your growing and learning, just live to your own expectations.

Passing judgment on someone else doesn’t define them as a person, but rather defines you. I don’t care about your screwed up past, I don’t care if you have face tattoos or 20 piercings, I don’t care if you have a lot of money or don’t, I am in no place to judge and neither is anyone else. Humans by nature are not perfect and imperfections are what makes the world beautiful. 


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No matter how long the Winter, Spring is sure to follow.

I think we can all agree that Winter was long, bitter, and often too snowy. Most of the time, I was crept up inside like a hopeless hobbit. But, no matter how long the Winter, Spring is sure to follow. Although the weather is far from perfect, according to my periwinkle nail polish and the outbreak of floral blouses on campus, Spring has arrived. It was a long awaited countdown… No more snow, lots of green, and everyone just seems so refreshed and full of joy.

So, other than the array of pastel nail polish and vibrant floral fashion, what other reasons are there to love Spring?

6e4d3b17f8afeb8c7d12cce335c7c1b61. Daylight Savings – Losing one hour of sleep isn’t nearly as painful when you’re getting an extra hour of sun. It also provides solid purpose for a satisfying mid-day nap, without being called lazy. The sunsets? Amazing.

2. A valid excuse for bi-weekly pedicures – Know one wants to see bare and busted toes in a cute pair of flip flops.

3. Spring cleaning – As unappealing as it may sound, sometimes it’s nice to de-clutter. Maybe then, you’ll have room for this seasons new “it bag.”

4. April Showers bring May flowers – Who doesn’t love flowers? Their striking beauty and savory scent will dress up any room.

5. Suns out, guns out – After months of slaving away in that depressingly fluorescent gym, it’s finally easy to exercise without wanting to die. Go for a walk, ride your bike, shoot some hoops.

6. Less clothing – Everyone is practically naked. Woohoo. Feel that sweet and subtle breeze on your skin? That’s called freedom.

7. Easter candy – The Reeses eggs have been out for over a month and my addiction is well and alive. Peeps? Don’t even get me started… Easter candy is an obvious Spring blessing. That’s universally agreeable.

8. BBQs – It doesn’t matter if it’s Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday – They all rhyme with funday. Spring makes it perfectly acceptable to sit outside, double fist some wine, and indulge in a fat juicy cheeseburger. What diet?

9. Outdoors and music – I could sit outside and be entertained by virtually anything, but outdoor country concerts trump all. What beats watching your favorite artist perform, while sippin’ a guitar margarita, on a grass hill, overlooking the beautiful Philly skyline? Nothing.

10. The first trace of sunburn – Seriously, it only lasts about an hour, but it’s the best thing ever. You know what i’m talking about… After spending the day in the yard, washing your car, or whatever you do, you come inside with that ever so reddish Springtime glow. Pure bliss.

Whatever you do this Spring, live life in full bloom!

What does everyone else love about this glorious season?


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Valentines Shmalentines.

So, what does everyone have plannea97f6f9baa7c91c1c9185117d24ba323d for Valentine’s Day?

For me, a heart shaped pizza & a bottle of your cheapest wine (the essentials) will suffice.

What can I say, I’m a low maintenance kind of gal.

I feel like when you’re in a long term relationship, Valentines day isn’t significant anymore – especially when your boyfriend treats you like a princess every day of the year (if he doesn’t, ditch him.)

Personally, I think if you need a silly holiday that consists of overpriced flowers and heart shaped chocolates to justify your relationship, you have bigger problems.


Singles Awareness Day

To all of my single ladies, chocolate binges and pity parties are acceptable (why not? we’ve all been there.)

WHATEVER you do, don’t lye naked on the floor, with a bottle of vodka in hand, while screaming Adel songs to your cat(s).

A list of what to do & what not to do on this dreadful and overrated holiday:

  1. Give thanks for the ones that got away – they did you a favor.
  2. Don’t feel sorry for yourself – you’re better than that.
  3. Don’t drunk dial your Exes – it’s never as good of an idea as you think.
  4. Don’t be ashamed of being single – you just haven’t met the one that makes your heart happy (and thats ok.)
  5. Throw an anti-Valentines Day party – misery loves company & you can’t finish all that bought wine by yourself (just kidding, you probably could.)

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Now, for all of you ladies with high expectations of what your boyfriends/fiances/husbands are going to do for you… why not switch it up and surprise them with something special? Let’s not be selfish.

Last year, after endlessly searching Pinterest, I bought my boyfriend new Nikes with a note attached saying “You walked into my life and made me realize why it never worked out with anyone else.” Corny? Yes. But it’s all about the thought and preparation you put into it – even the men need to feel appreciated!

That being said, I took the liberty to search Pinterest for what I think is one of the best DIY gifts to make for your man (remember, it’s the thought that counts.) Keep it cute & easy!
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Waiting on the world to change.

So, I know I’ve been busy lately, but that’s no excuse to neglect my blog (for 15 days, to be exact.)

I’m sincerely sorry to have deprived you all of some majestic posts… I’ll try to make it up to you.


As I’m sitting here with a glass of wine in hand, (no surprise there) my mind can’t help but trace back to a conversation I had earlier.

Lets be real, take a minute to think about your priorities in life. What do you value most? What do you genuinely care about? What brings you absolute happiness?

What I can’t seem to wrap my head around is why people today are more concerned with how many “likes” their Instagram picture gets, or how many people comment on their Facebook posts, or what their favorite celebrity ate for breakfast…

I kid you not, walking through the halls of Stockton College, this is all I hear countless people talking about (other than their lame Tinder profiles.)

Ok, yes, it’s fun. But do you realize there’s more to life? Who cares about that virtual shit. Are those likes and comments going to land you a job or benefit you remotely in any way? (no…)

Speaking of mindless celebrities, has anyone seen the T-mobile “help save the data” commercial with Kim Kardashian-Humphries-West? Literally just saw it for the first time. Homegirl needs to fall off the earth.

Anyway…

Why aren’t people more concerned with something meaningful, something that gives a purpose to your life?

Do something for someone, find a way to help change the world, or to help change a single life (anything counts.)

But whatever you do, get over yourself & stop being so damn self-centered (we’re all a little guilty of it.)

Until next time (and I promise, it won’t be 15 days) xo


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B is for basic.

10 hour shift on my feet – I deserve a foot rub, fo’ free.

Let’s be real, that isn’t going to happen. (cue the sigh)

I guess unwinding with an XL glass of wine will have to suffice.

In today’s news: Wet Seal at the Hamilton mall closed it’s doors. I pity all the basic b*tches, because I don’t know how they will ever survive now.

While we’re on the topic of “basic b*tches” – how many of you gullible gals actually believe The Bachelor is real life? Ok, for those of you saying “omg like totally”, you’re probably going to be single forever. No, not probably… You’re going to die single (lets face it, the truth hurts.)

Now, if you’re reading this post, asking yourself “what’s a basic b*tch?” Well, you’re in luck, because I’m surrounded by them (which practically makes me an expert.)

Basic rolls beautifully off the tongue, doesn’t it? It’s a useful insult. Like trashy, it derives its power from the knowledge that if you can recognize someone or something as basic, you probably, yourself, aren’t it.

If you wear sweat-inducing Uggs with denim cut-offs, you just might be a basic b*tch. If you think “T-Swift” is classic, if you smell like a Victoria Secret store and think your scarf from Forever 21 is “so vintage”, you might want to check yo’self before you wreck yo’self (because girl, you’re basic.)

#ByeFelicia