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Mar 7, 2010

Intro to (Fancy!) Cooking: Baked Brie

In case you haven't noticed, the Oscars are tonight. (Have you made your predictions yet? You only have a few hours left to enter!) If you're anything like me, that means you'll be perched on the couch, surrounded by friends, starting at 5pm to catch, and talk about, all the red carpet drama.

Feb 11, 2010

Coupled. And Yes, I Hate Valentine’s Day!

There seems to be an unspoken February rule that if you have a boyfriend you are not allowed to complain about Valentine’s Day. I, for one, think this is bulls**t. I have a boyfriend, yes, but you know what? I hate Valentine’s Day. Haaaaaaate it.I hate it even more when I have a boyfriend than when I don’t!

Jul 5, 2009

Intro to Cooking: BLT Bites

If there is one thing I have accepted about myself, it is that I always, ALWAYS, prefer appetizers to entrees. I don’t know why, but for some reason those little bits and pieces always sound way more enticing than a big ol’ plate of….just about anything.

Jun 28, 2009

Intro to Cooking: Chipotle Mayonnaise

Chipotle has become one of those super hip ingredients you find in everything it seems, right up there with pomegranate, and for very good reason: it’s frickin delicious. Smoky and hot, it adds a killer flavor to anything it touches, and this spread is no exception. It’s magical.

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Jun 22, 2009

Heading South of My Border? Yessss, Please!

Taking a walk with some friends one day, sipping coffee and having one of those hilarious TMI sex conversations you sometimes slip into with people you know really well, I heard something that stopped me mid-iced latte. Totally casually, as though it was no big deal, a friend asked if the rest of us enjoyed receiving oral sex, because she really, well, didn’t.

Love Etsy? Love Etsy’s Fabulous DIY Blog!

In case you needed another reason to love, here it comes. All good CollegeCandy readers know that Etsy is a genuinely awesome online marketplace, where artisans from all over peddle their own unique brand of wares, whatever they may be.

May 30, 2009

Emotional Baggage: How to Handle Your Lover’s Past

It's a fact of life: unless you marry your high school sweetheart, the older you get, the more relationships you've had. And so has your significant other. Not only are there more relationships, but they are more meaningful. There are shared pets, friends that knew 'them', ex-apartments, ex-fiances, ex-spouses, even children.

May 27, 2009

The Perfect Sandal-Season Pedicure

I’ve missed my sandals. I missed them so much that I dragged them out of the back of my closet a month ago, only to gaze longingly at them every day, sigh, and pull on another pair of warm socks. After a long, hard fall, winter AND spring of boots, rain boots, and snow boots, I am dying to leave the house in nothing but a kick ass summer dress and a fantastic pair of gladiator sandals.

May 24, 2009

May 8, 2009

Top Ten Summer Fashion Absolutely DO NOTS

Spring is nice for some girls, but me? I am all about summer! When springtime days start lasting allllll the way to 7pm, and nights don’t dip below a balmy 55 degrees, I start dreaming of summer fashion. Summer dresses, strappy sandals, bright colors, bold patterns, breezy fabrics; I just cannot get enough!

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May 2, 2009

Podcasts: My Latest Obsession

Ever since the great iPhone purchase of 2008 (and, more recently, the great music-obliterating hard drive crash of 2009) I have become completely obsessed with podcasts. It doesn't help that the iTunes store is one of the more addictive things in this world, and shows you all sorts of great podcasts you might like based on what you have already subscribed to.

Apr 22, 2009

Green Fashion Is Not Just for Tree Huggers Anymore

The earth friendly movement is sweeping the nation - cars, homes, even an entire TV station, everything is getting the green makeover, and fashion is no exception.

Apr 14, 2009

Dude! Why I Sometimes Wish I Was a Guy

It was a feeling that started with the Ocean’s 11 movie franchise, and then Judd Apatow came along and just knocked it into next week: sometimes I just wish I was part of the boy’s club. I want to drink martinis or beer and talk about chicks and make dirty jokes with my friends all day!

Apr 9, 2009

Easy Steps to eBay Shopping

A Warning: eBay is totally addictive! I have always loved thrift shopping, and eBay came along and totally enabled my obsession with hunting for the perfect dress/shoes/jeans/furniture in a way that probably isn’t 100% healthy.

Apr 4, 2009

Letters To My Younger Self: Dating

Oh, teenage Gemma. The things I wish you knew, about life, love, and so much more. But since that’s a lot to cover in one letter, let’s start with something a little simpler. Dating.

Mar 25, 2009

Spill It! Secret Single Behavior

Perusing College Candy’s fancy new cyber-digs this morning, I stumbled on this article, that I somehow missed the first time around. This article and its attendant comments cracked me up, and got me thinking about, of all things, a certain TV show you may have heard of.

Mar 24, 2009

Thrift Shopping: How to Spot the Real Deal

Ever since I was given a fistful of dollars and a ride to the mall to buy my own school clothes, I was a thrifty shopper. I liked the new stuff too, but once I discovered that, by looking in the right places, I could find better quality things for WAY less money, I was hooked, and thrift stores became my new shopping mall.

Mar 22, 2009

Top 5 Best Bargains!

Like everyone these days, it seems I am living ever so slightly north of broke.

Mar 7, 2009

Dear Tyler Perry: Stop Making Movies.

I’ve never seen a Tyler Perry movie. I say this at the outset so I don’t get any “shut up,...

Mar 4, 2009

Seeking: Cute Yoga Clothes, Stat!

Whether you’re new to yoga or an old pro, nothing makes you want to get up and get your Om...

Feb 25, 2009

Decoding Yoga

We’re rounding the corner into spring, (maybe? please?) and that means only one thing: pre-summer shape-up season. This time several...

Feb 23, 2009

Gossip Girl and More! My FAVE New Blog Trend.

I would now like to share with you one of my favorite blogs. It's very simple, nothing fancy, but somehow it manages to be the most awesome thing every Monday. This magical, mysterious blog?

Feb 21, 2009

The Relationship Talk: “Excuse Me, Are You My Boyfriend?”

So, you met this fantastic guy. You’ve been hanging out more and more, spending some nights, meeting up at parties,...

Feb 21, 2009

The Relationship Talk: “Excuse Me, Are You My Boyfriend?”

So, you met this fantastic guy. You've been hanging out more and more, spending some nights, meeting up at parties, maybe even going to parties together. Things are great, you have a ton of fun, and damn, can the man kiss! You meet some of his friends, and he meets yours. Maybe you even do the toothbrush drop-off at each other's houses.

Feb 19, 2009

The Best Discount Designer Lines

Finally, a silver lining! Since the economy, you know, tanked, discount is no longer a dirty word! I guess $3000 tank dresses just aren’t selling like they used to. Designer clothing, once a hallmark of the fashion elite, is now being made available to us budget fashionistas.

Feb 6, 2009

Your Scale Is Lying To You!

Now that half my friends are on a diet, thanks to effing New Years, I have to share something with...

Jan 28, 2009

Hate Football? Superbowl Sunday Alternatives, Just For You!

In the interest of full disclosure, I will probably be watching the Superbowl. Boyfriend’s orders. But in the interest of...

Jan 14, 2009

Cooking With Balls (Sadly, Not About Uber-Manly Chefs)

Brace yourself. First semen, and now this: Cooking with Balls: The Testicle Cookbook If I were a man, I probably...

Jan 5, 2009

You Gotta Check It Out:

Don’t you ever get tired of not knowing how to do the crap that other people know how to do?...

Dec 28, 2008

The Coziest Cocktails

As the temperature drops, you find yourself running from class to class bundled like a sherpa, only to take your...

Dec 5, 2008

A Website I Found That I Love

Like most normal humans between the ages of 12 and 70, I love The Office. And, like most American women...

Aug 11, 2008

At What Price Glory?

As anyone with access to the internet, television, or a newspaper knows, these summer Olympic Games have put the city...

Jun 17, 2008

You down with G-O-D? (No, Really; Are You?)

When I tell people that I was raised with no religion, it’s usually met with a certain amount of skepticism....

May 30, 2008

Sex and the Crazy

As I wandered near the site of New York City’s Sex and the City premiere yesterday, dodging small bands of...

Apr 10, 2008

Models: They Do Exist, and They Will Ruin Your Morning

As I walked into work this morning, I was confronted by a strange, strange sight. In my post-commute, pre-coffee stupor,...

Mar 30, 2008

Coming Soon: Your Bastardized Childhood Memories!

Perhaps it’s just a matter of timing. Like it or not, I am now of an age where my cherished...

Mar 20, 2008

The Man Girdle. Oh Yes. It’s Here.

Step aside, Spanx! There’s a new brand of body shaper in town, but this time it’s…for men? WHAT?! Now, ladies:...