A Few Things to Try, Thanks to Pinterest (Round 2)

I’m back with the second post of this series! It kind of reminds me of when The Glitter Guide posted “5 Things to Try This Weekend.” I always loved those! (Speaking of which, does anyone ever get nostalgic for websites “back in the day,” or is it just me? I used to read Joanna Goddard’s Smitten columns on Glamour.com religiously when I was a freshman in college. They seriously take me back to being 18 again (and thinking the 27-year-old readers were, like, so old). I honestly may have to go back and re-read them as a 20-something, because there was a lot of helpful advice in there!

Anyway…I’ll stop reminiscing and share some fun, Pinterest-y ideas with you all. I guess the way these posts will work is that I’m either sharing actual pins that may inspire you or ideas that came to me while browsing Pinterest (which is basically every day) or kind of trying to recreate the Glitter Guide series because I miss it. 🙂

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1) Make an inspiration board for your room or even your cubicle (a girl I sat next to at one of my magazine jobs had her entire cubicle, desktop, you name it, plastered with Zac Efron posters and printouts, so a few inspirational quotes likely won’t hurt!). This activity may sound a little cheesy but honestly is the perfect way to unwind (and do something with all of those magazines). When I was in middle school, my friends and I would constantly make collages using old magazines that we had at home (do kids even do this anymore?! What is life like now that 7th graders have smart phones?!). I even did this at a birthday party once because my friends and I loved it so much, and I still have some at home (featuring all of the Girls Life cutouts, obviously).

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2) Find/thrift/remodel an old trunk. I left another trunk of mine at home and my mom recently got a piece of glass fitted to cover it and is using as a side table in our otherwise fairly formal/classic living room! It makes me wish I’d thought of the idea, but I guess that’s what I get for leaving it in the basement… 😉 While it’s hard to find a “cute” trunk on Craigslist, you can easily find plain black or gray ones that you can spray paint with a pop of color.

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3) If you’re in DC, head over to what is designated as one of the “coziest bookstores ever” (alongside shops in Europe–how did I not go to two of the Paris ones?!). While I haven’t been here myself, it’s on my list for sure.

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4) Use one (or 10) of the sample products that have been sitting in your bathroom for ages. I have a huge collection of face masks that I always forget to actually try!

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