Summer Lovin': For the Love of Harry
I’m Random Ramblings, a 22-year old nerd and bookworm, and college student. Reading is my first love, and writing is my passion. I work part time as an English teacher for children with cerebral palsy. I love my job — these amazing kids inspire and teach me something new, every single day. Check out my blog where I chat about all my literary endeavors! Ever since I was a child, I have...
Magical Giveaway: Harry Potter Style!
It’s your lucky day, I promise. A few weeks ago, I made another purchase from the lovely Jane Mount store - she paints amazing bookshelves of noteworthy books. I am absolutely in love with her talents, and she was sweet enough to include an extra 5x7 postcard of the Harry Potter bookshelf in my order. It took me a week to be hit with a super wonderful idea - this awesome postcard would...
Summer Lovin': Summer/School
Pecan Praline is a self-deprecating cupcake who really does enjoy her “job” and is trying to get started with some creative hobbies to lessen her tendency towards workaholism. Circa 5th grade she thought she would be a writer and yet for some reason, she now only writes creatively when Funfetti asks her to. Talk about a positive influence….not to mention inspiration. Rather than following...
Summer Lovin': Southern Comfort
Waves of Grain is a guest “cupcake” who is trying her luck at travel writing, while exploring her new summer digs in the Sunshine State. She is a self-proclaimed science nerd who is working on a PhD in marine science, while simultaneously trying to figure out clever ways to travel the world for free and enjoy delicious beers along the way. When I found out that I would be spending the...
Summer Lovin': Summer sun, reading's begun!
By: Funfetti When I’m feeling a little homesick for warm weather and sunshine, or seasonal disorder has really kicked in, there are a few books that always get me in the summer mood. Of course when I’m working forty hours of week and the summer still continues outside my window (how is that fair?), I need these books to remind me of all that I’m missing out on. It sounds depressing, but it...
Summer Lovin': Finding the Next "Hunger Games"
By: Red Velvet After devouring the Hunger Games series a few months ago, I had been itching to find something like it, somewhat close to it. Books with a great plot, a strong female protagonist, romance, drama, action - all the qualities I look for in a young adult novel - to escape into. But I didn’t want a standalone book, I wanted an entire (preferably completed) series. I read The Water...
Today is officially the longest day of the year, and to celebrate we have a little announcement to make. We don’t know if you noticed but things have been a little busy beyond the blog lately. Red Velvet has been slammed with tons of projects at work, which is why I’ve been primarily the one tweeting and writing the Throwback Thursday posts. It sucks because when life gets crazy, the blog sort of...
LUX of the future (!!)
By: Funfetti For those of us who still haven’t given into the truth that Life Unexpected is over, it’s sort of hard to keep that fantasy running when you see previews for new CW shows starring Lux and Baze while you are working out at the gym. It’s amazing to think for a show that ran 26 episodes made such an imprint on so many viewers. Like all of you, I’m sad we will never see just how Baze and...
Looking Back: LUX Cast
By: Red Velvet The two of us have been missing Life Unexpected lately and were desperate to spotlight the show again in SOME way. So after much back and forth, we thought thought it would be fun to backtrack and write about what the LUX cast did before, and (in a bittersweet way) what they’ve got coming up in the (near!) future. I just love this cast so much and how they brought the characters...
Thursday Throwback: The List
Happy Thursday! I don’t know about you guys but this week has been dragging for me in the worst way. So glad there is one more day of work and I can embrace the freaking weekend. I NEED IT. Anyway, lots of new stuff coming to the blog soon! RV and I are very excited to share it with you, and should be ready in oh, about 2 weeks. :) Nothing like some suspense, right? This week, I close...
By: Funfetti Every morning I wake up, after pressing the snooze button three times, I take a shower, eat breakfast, watch the news, make lunch for Mr. FF and I, jump in my car and go to work. Every morning I wake up and wish it were Friday. That I was somewhere other than the train. Or that I could get on the train, and speed off to an unknown destination. This morning, Mr. FF and I had one of...
BSC, WWF, and Getting Older
By: Red Velvet My cousin and his fiance recently asked me to be a bridesmaid in the wedding party. It’s funny, when they said they wanted to talk to me, I assumed they were just going to ask me to bake cupcakes for their engagement party. Being a bridesmaid didn’t even cross my mind. But I accepted of course (and I wasn’t totally off… they do want me to bake too). Now I’m officially a...
Throwback Thursday: L.A. Candy
This week was the perfect time to go back to Funfetti’s blog about Lauren Conrad’s book series, L.A. Candy. I finally got the chance to read them myself after Funfetti lent me the books! Gotta say, I really enjoyed them! Not to mention, Lauren is on the July cover of Lucky! Check out Funfetti’s reviews of L.A. Candy and Sweet Little Lies! The perfect summer reading! (Source)
Crumbistas: Reading with Style
By: Funfetti I could easily sit here and write about how many dresses I own, or my go-to accessories but I thought of something better – the bone I have to pick with most magazines. They always seem to advertise for individuals in a higher price bracket. It’s completely annoying when I find myself eyeing an accessory or a blouse, and it’s basically my entire monthly paycheck. So I’ve basically...
Crumbistas: I'm a Bagaholic
By: Red Velvet Our fashion series wouldn’t feel complete if I didn’t write about my love of bags. I’m obsessed with them (in case you need a refresher!) and everyone who knows me can tell you that. But I’ve been working on my impulse buying (no really, I have) and my bag addiction is definitely more under control these days. Now, instead of just buying any bag I like (even if it’s an...
Guest Post: Making Adjustments
”Fight the future” is a shy cupcake who lives in her own little world. A pop culture geek, lover of languages and different cultures, and professional daydreamer, her mind usually takes her to mind-blowing places. She is fearless. If she sets her heart on something, she knows she will get it… or that’s what she likes to believe. When I was first approached to write this...
Throwback Thursday: Mood Music
It’s been another busy week for us, and we are both more than anxious to get to a three-day weekend! The summer is finally upon us! Today’s throwback is not an oldie, but certainly a goodie. I was so impressed with Red Velvet & S’more’s Mood Music post that I thought it just HAD to be posted again. In this particular blog, both gals break down their “go-to”...
By: Funfetti Way back when, before Minka Kelly and Kate Hudson, before they even wore the same pinstripe uniform, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez were best friends. They made their major league debuts within a year of one another, and played shortstop for teams on opposite coasts. They slept over each other’s apartments when they were traveling. Wait. Funfetti is talking about baseball? WTF is...
By: Red Velvet [Note: This whole entry will make a lot more sense if you’ve read Twilight and/or watch The Vampire Diaries. But if not, by the end you’ll see why I love The Vampire Diaries and will hopefully want to check it out! Here goes…] I’ll admit it, I got sucked in to the whole Twilight phenomenon. I read the entire series in less than a week. I just couldn’t get enough of the...
Crumbistas: Funfetti's Closet
One of my favorite parts about opening a new Baby-Sitter’s Club book was the description of each of the character’s style. Even fifteen years or so after I started reading them, I can’t forget Kristy’s jeans + t-shirt uniform, along with Stacey’s city-sophistication or Claudia’s adventurous and crafty wardrobe. Dawn in her California casual, Mary Anne is her conservative style and Mallory and...