Six Perfect School Hairstyles

As we approach finals week, I find myself struggling to make my hair look decent. Actually I’m struggling to look anything other than sleep-deprived and sickly. And as looking decent is important, it’s time we find some easy ways to do so.

After doing some research, and playing around with my hair, I have found six hairstyles that look (more than) decent and are easy enough for a busy time like finals. Shall we take a look?Read More

How to Keep a Boy (From a Semi-Expert)

Well, I kind of lied when I said “How to Tell if a Boy Likes You (And Other Real Boy Advice)” was the last part of my “How to…Boy” series. But I also didn’t expect to get in a relationship, so you’ll have to forgive me.

I’m reaching my three month anniversary and someone suggested I make a post about how I stay in my relationship. And why not? I have some tips and tricks up my sleeve, and I’m sure some of you are curious. Now it’s time to share!

How to Keep Your Boyfriend In Love With You
(And You In Love With Him)

Read More

7 Ways to Have a Simply Blissful Morning

There is something to be said about having a relaxing morning. Where you don’t have to rush, you have time to do your hair, and sitting down with a decent breakfast is not a problem. Those are the best kinds of mornings, and on Fridays, I get those kinds of mornings.

Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 12.55.35 PM

This morning, after a slightly hectic Week 1 of winter term, I got to spend a full hour eating a buttered chocolate croissant, drinking earl grey tea, and getting to surf the web on my MacBook to get my daily news. It was truly a morning I was in dire need of. We all deserve to have some bliss and restfulness in our morning, and let’s be real, none of us get that usually.

Because we all do deserve a relaxing morning, I have come up with a list of ways to have a blissful morning, without stressing!

Have a Blissful Morning, Every Morning

1. Have a real breakfast

Take some time out of your day to actually eat breakfast. Actually cook something (an egg scramble is always a favourite) or get something from the local bakery you can warm up and slather in butter. Have some milk or juice with your coffee and put away your stress for some enjoyable reading. Chew your food slowly and enjoy the delicious flavours. Having a decent breakfast is the best way to have a great morning.Read More

The Rules of Flirt

I am a terrible flirt.

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they need to pull the flirt out of their back pocket. This week I’ve had to do that and let me tell you, I should have exercised my flirt much more in the last 19 years. Because my game is pretty weak, and it needs some fine tuning.

Flirting is this weird thing that humans do to attract each other. Few other species do it (theirs is more physical than ours) and it means that flirting is truly a dance of trying to figure out the person while making them think you’re attractive. It’s such a weird concept. But unfortunately it’s something that we all need to do to create a relationship.

I’ve given this blog post a lot of thought. I try to relate the blog to my life, but unfortunately my flirting skills are way too weak to give any advice. So, I thought I would do something I can do: a guide to figuring out how to flirt.

Morgan’s Rules to Discovering Flirting

PLAY OFF OF THEM

Here’s the cool thing about flirting, there’s someone to play off of! If both of you are interested you can work off how they flirt with you. People flirt how they like to be flirted with usually, so if they are using lots of suggestive flirting, they probably like suggestive flirting. If they flirt shyly, they probably prefer shy flirting. Take the flirting you’re getting back and incorporate it into your own flirting.Read More

How to Attend a Concert

Oh look, another blog post written during midterms week! And of course, it wouldn’t truly be midterms week unless something cool/interesting/waited for happened. Because if you remember

Fall Midterms 2013 – a friend visited

Winter Midterms 2014 – SLSP EP dropped

Spring Midterms 2014 – I surprise visited my parents

So, it’s safe to say that for Fall Midterms this year, I went to a concert. Phillip Phillips came to Eugene and it was awesome!! (Seriously, go see his show, it will knock off your socks his guitar skills are so rad!)

IMG_2794 correctedPhillip Phillips marks the third concert I’ve attended this year (though definitely not the last, Vance Joy I’m coming for you next month) and I’d like to consider myself now well versed in concert etiquette. There are certain ways to prepare yourself, act, and just generally be at a concert. And I thought I’d make a little guide for you all to reference the next time you attend a concert. Hint: if you have yet to hit puberty, please do not wear a crop top at One Direction.Read More

20 Ways to Relax

It’s Week 3 of the school year and stresses are running high. I have a big research paper due on Sunday and I definitely could use a reduction in the tension building. That said, I decided to find some things to calm me down. And then I decided to share that list with all of you. And that is how the list of things that relax/destress you according to Morgan was born.

Take a Chill Pill: 20 Ways to Relax
as According to Morgan

1. Calm.com

If you don’t already, you need to give calm.com a try. My mom turned me onto it, and it is great for when you need to calm down. Take a few minutes out of your day and listen to the onscreen instructions as they teach you how to relax your body. You’ll definitely feel the difference!

2. Make a nice dinner

Home cooked food is the food of contentment. Make some biscuits, eat some fresh veggies, maybe have some chocolatey dessert, and you’ll find yourself basking in yummy food without stress for a little while.Read More

How to Surprise Your Family

Today I write this blog post from the comfort of home!

That’s right, I kind of went secret spy and surprised my parents by coming home for the weekend. I know, hold your applause until the end.

You see, as much as I always think of awesome surprises, I actually never pull any. Especially since I don’t like surprises pulled on me. Seriously, if you mess with my plan I will be cranky until I get back on track. My future husband needs to be taking notes.

Anyway, as this is Memorial Weekend and I haven’t seen my family in eight weeks, this seemed an opportune time to come and visit. But telling my family would take away all the fun, so I surprised them. And surprised them as I did, because I’m pretty sure my dad was never going to move when I greeted him on the stairs.Read More

How to Write an Essay

Because I have to write an essay that I don’t want to, and I have to write a blog post that I want to, here’s this handy little guide to writing an essay on my blog!

Paragraphs, Pens, and Pain: How to Write an Essay

 1. Cry until you have three days to write your essay

This is a necessary step.

2. Make an outline

While I always write my essays on my laptop (my handwriting is slower than my brain and my typing is faster than my brain, do the math) a good old-fashioned written outline is a godsend when it comes to essays. Make plots for each paragraph and write the parts of the paragraph you need underneath.

Example:

Paragraph 1:

Introduce book

Summarize the story

ThesisRead More

Tips and Tricks: Making a Photoshop Signature!

Hello! Like I promised yesterday, we have a super awesome surprise for today, in the form of Karina from Café Kitsch! She’ll be telling you all about how to make your very own signature for your blog on Photoshop! And with me working on my renovation right now, it’s super great! And so, on to the guest post…


Hey lovely people! I’m Karina from Café Kitsch and I’m here to share one of my favorite things to do: Text Editing with Photoshop! Just so you know, I tailored this tutorial to fit those of you who want a custom signature. But it can be used to make custom headers, footers, buttons, etc. I hope I help some of you with your Photoshop woes (trust me, I know how frustrating some of this stuff can be).

Enjoy!

Read More

15 Steps to Get Out of Your Writing Rut

Lately I’ve been having lots of trouble sitting down and writing about something I’m proud of. I don’t post anything that I don’t feel is 100% good or interesting or that I want to share with the world. So, having to come up with something I want to write about has been so difficult. So, to help everyone else get out of their rut and be able to write something you are proud of, here are 15 steps to get out of your rut.

  1. Look at old things you’ve written. They will give you old inspiration.
  2. Find an egg timer and spend 5 minutes writing down anything that comes to your mind.
  3. Go through that list and limit it to 5 items.
  4. Get your egg timer and, with each item, spend 1 minute writing about it as much as you can.
  5. From those, choose your favorite one.
  6. Now, go do something else. Travel to Starbucks, watch the finale of Glee, eat a sausage, etc.
  7. Now go back to your favorite topic and elaborate more on it. What do you really want to get out of this article? What is the main point?
  8. Search the internet for any quotes, pictures, examples, numbers, etc. you need.
  9. Re-read your post again to see if it is all you want it to be. If it is, don’t touch it!
  10. Think of the perfect title. If it’s informative, don’t try to be too creative with it. But if it’s a funny, goofy post, feel free to go wild with your title.
  11. Add you tags and categories. Don’t be too specific. You want people to be able to chance upon your article when they type in “Archaeology” not “Archaeology during the ’40s”.
  12. In your excerpt, remember to make it sound as interesting to read as anything. Don’t limit yourself.
  13. Save the draft one more time. Computers can be stupid.
  14. Tag me, since I helped you.
  15. Hit post. And enjoy as your rut is gone!

And those are your 15 steps on how to get out of your rut. I really do hope I helped you. And this is actually the post I did that got me out of my rut. So, that is a bit of interesting trivia for all of you. Thanks for reading and get on writing!

-Morgan