I’m Thankful for Getting Laid Off Again

I’m Thankful for Getting Laid Off Again

As I sit in my boyfriend’s kitchen baking creme brûlée and banana cream pie for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving festivities, I can’t help but really marvel in how fast this year flew by. In January, I was collecting unemployment due to a job…

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Crystal Graziano: Pursuing Cosplay and Art as a Full-Time Job

Crystal Graziano: Pursuing Cosplay and Art as a Full-Time Job

Back when I first joined DeviantArt, I occasionally saw photos on my homepage of this extraordinary Selvaria Bles cosplayer and was mesmerized each time. Valkyria Chronicles was my favorite video game, so it was amazing to see a talented person bring one of my…

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Splurge to Purge: 10 Easy Ways to Cut Compulsive Spending

Splurge to Purge: 10 Easy Ways to Cut Compulsive Spending

There are times in life where you get hit with emergency expenses – it’s unavoidable. Just yesterday, my dog got into a little accident and broke his nail right out of the root, and it cost me $200 for the extraction, sedation,…

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How I Made $278 on eBay in Less than an Hour

How I Made $278 on eBay in Less than an Hour

I like zero clutter. Unfortunately, because I have a dubious habit of occasionally splurging, some unused products begin storing up in and around my household. I generally prevent this from happening by this general rule: If I see something that…

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How Designer Michelle Hébert Created a Fashion Brand in Her Garage

How Designer Michelle Hébert Created a Fashion Brand in Her Garage

A few years ago during the active years of my photography career, I met and collaborated with many talented individuals along the way. Through my amazing hairstylist Tammy Nguyen I connected with Michelle Hébert, who was barely beginning her career as…

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