Category Archives: Culture

2015: New Year, New You



Every year, we all make ourselves New Year’s promises that we’ll do better. And many of us set goals of consistency. We tell ourselves that we’re giving up gluten for the entire year, or that we’ll work out five days a week without fail.  Something that I’ve done the last couple years is set a goal for myself that I’ve either completed or haven’t by the end of the year. In 2014, my goal was to have taken care of my skin to the point that I felt comfortable leaving the house for the day without makeup on. Within the last month or so, I’ve been doing that more and more. I’ve found that when I’m working toward something positive and the focus is on improvement, instead of staying on a strict I always did this or I never did that, I tend to do a lot better and actually achieve my goals. There wasn’t a resolution to break, just a continuous goal to work toward. I was striving for progress, not perfection. Among my goals for 2015, I’ve decided I want to be consistent with taking care of my body, and by the end of the year, I want to feel like I look great no matter what I’m wearing – even sweatpants. Because if you feel great in sweatpants, you’ve gotta always feel great, right? What are your goals for this year? Do you make strict resolution or set goals? What works for you?


Festival Weekend: Simple Flower Crowns

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 1.16.33 PMTomorrow begins the start of a wonderful weekend. For many people, that means the Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl. For people like myself who would rather get out of Dallas for the weekend, that means heading down to Austin to hear some great live music with your friends from college. I relish in the opportunity to channel my inner flower child. And every flower child needs a flower crown.

Supplies Needed:

  • Silk flowers of your choice
  • Green wire
  • Wire cuttersFlower crown supplies Once you have your supplies, unravel a good amount of wire. Fit the wire to where you want to wear your flower crown and wrap wire around itself to secure. Continue to wrap around a few times so that the crown is at least two or three wires thick. This way, your flower crown won’t be flimsy. Flower crown tutorial Cut the flowers you would like to use, leaving just a little stem at the end for flowers that you want to wrap around the crown. Wrap wire around to secure. Make sure that it is wrapped tightly at the ends. For this weekend, we only wanted simple flower crowns. So next week, I’ll post a full tutorial with a bigger, more complex crown!DIY Flower crown tutorial

New Music: Betty Who’s “All of You”

Every Tuesday, I try to put on Spotify’s New Music Tuesday playlist and pick a few favorites. With beats reminiscent of Zedd, Betty Who’s All of You is a recent favorite.

New Music: Johnny Stimson is Our Newest Obsession

Electronic. Pop. Funk. Soul. Dallas native Johnny Stimson released a new single today. Obsession is the newest addition to our summer-to-fall playlist. Give him a shout on Instagram or Twitter @johnnystimson. What do you think of this new track? Will you add to your end of summer playlist? Sound off in the comments!