More Things I Want.. The list is neverending!

Every morning this week I have woken up from horrible, scary, anxious dreams.  Every SINGLE morning.  The kind of dreams that affect my mood the entire day, the kind of dreams that are so realistic that I get confused as to if they actually happened, the kind of dreams that bring up ideas and possibilities that I don’t want to even think about.  And so, because I have had heavy thoughts on my brain all week, here is my opposite-of-heavy-thoughts post about trends I WANT for the summer: 1.  Half-Moon Manicure ...more

Adventures in House Sitting

As a broke 20-something who lives at home, I will jump at any chance to house sit.  Ah, living “on my own” and getting paid for it!  It is truly the greatest job… until the stress of living in someone else’s house hits.  I don’t mean that it’s oh so difficult to make sure the house doesn’t burn down or anything, I mean that people are crazy and especially crazy when it comes to their house. ...more

20-something and Broke: Things that go hand in hand

I have been pulling my hair for over an hour now as I go through my online bank statements trying to figure out how EXACTLY I got so broke in such a short period of time.  This happens every few months, I do really well with staying on top of my money and then get a little cocky and then all of a sudden I’m having panicky “How the hell am I going to PAY for everything?!” moments.  ...more

Just Say No

I’ve been doing this thing lately… this thing that everyone is taught at a young age, but then the lesson wears off and you start NOT doing this thing… and NOT doing this thing gets you in more trouble and wears you down and ruins your life, etc. etc. etc.  This thing… Just Saying NO. For the longest time I could not just say NO.   “Hey Keely, can you do such and such for me?”  Oh, why CERTAINLY!   “Keely, just one more thing… can you do this and that for me too?” ...more

Step Away From the Wine and Cheese...

Sometimes I really feel like there is something or someone watching over me that is out there to keep me on track.  Like when Jimmy Buffett sings "Margaritaville" to me over and over after a crazy night out.  It just seems too coincidental to not be planned out somehow, ya know? ...more


The season for buying things with your hard earned money and giving them to other people has begun.  Unfortunately for those who are getting presents from me, I am poor and will be giving HANDMADE presents out this year (whoa now, don’t get too excited!).  This started with Jason’s birthday last week, which I baked a whole cake for.  By myself.  ...more

Weekend Getaway

I could NOT get out of bed this morning.  You would think I’d be all refreshed and revived after a weekend of sleeping, drinking wine, eating cheese, and hanging out with friends and family, but… I was still glued to my pillow until about 15 minutes before I was supposed to be at work. ...more

Jimmy Buffett is Judging Me. Or Sympathizing, Either One.

So every now and then (probably more frequently than I would like) I really feel like the universe is looking right at me and laughing.  Rolling on the floor laughing. Such moments include when I am driving to work after a night of, uh, having one too many and Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” comes on the radio.  Sure, you could say that has no meaning, so “Margaritaville” came on the radio?  What of it?  ...more

Shred It

This weekend I jumped onto the bandwagon as far as bloggers and exercise goes.  It seems that every blogger I read has been trying out this new exercise craze, and seeing as my exercise is pretty much nonexistant as of late I decided to check it out. And can I just say “OWWWWWW!!!” ...more


I am having a love affair. It came on suddenly, totally unexpected. I knew I would have some feelings but I thought maybe the anticipationwas going to be greater than the experience. Like I had built up something that could never meet my expectations. Oh but you have. You have surpassed any and all expectations and have made me fall in love with you. I’m sorry, Los Angeles. You will always hold a special place in my heart but there is someone new that has captured my heart. New York, New York. ...more