Monthly Archives: December 2014

Say Cheese: 8 Selfies You Hate To Admit You’ve Taken

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Ahh, Selfies. You know your country is going somewhere when the term “Selfie” actually gets added to the Dictionary. The term taken from the Oxford Dictionary defines a Selfie as: “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.”

Well, we could have told you that. Since the explosion of social media, the Selfies have gotten more and more complex as people continue to up their photo-taking skills. From tones, to filters, to adjustments, we have the editing skills of a professional photographer at our fingertips, and taking a photo of ourselves has never been easier. I’m not even sure it’s possible to go one day without seeing some variation of a Selfie as they flood Instagram and Twitter feeds, and if we did go a day without seeing one, it would obviously be the first sign of the apocalypse

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5 Signs That Prove You’re “That Girl” During the Holidays

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It’s no secret that I love the holidays. From Ugly Christmas Sweater parties, to ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas, I completely own the fact that I am obsessed with this festive season, and look forward to it more and more each year. Whether I’m belting Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, stringing lights (which translates into drinking wine and watching my Dad string lights), or strategically trying to pick out the perfect Christmas tree, I look forward to being able to fully immerse myself in the spirit of this season. The intensity of my holiday spirit is so apparent now, that I can actually just be labeled as “that girl” – The one who gets really involved in Christmas, so much so that it gets out of hand, slightly chaotic, and sometimes very annoying. The one who claps happily to herself each time she hears a “Chestnut” (which, according to Andy Williams, is a Christmas song that just gets better with age) and sings along in awful harmony with the tunes coming from the radio. The one who has already planned her “Christmas Eve” and “Christmas Day” outfits weeks in advance. Though it took me a while to realize I was a walking, talking holiday stereotype when it came to Christmas, I didn’t realize how bad I actually was, until now. If you’re wondering to yourself if you qualify as “that girl” during the holidays, here are some clues to help you out:

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