Month: July 2015

Reverse Retrograde | Coleen Monroe-Knight

Coleen Monroe is a Colorado native who has left a trail of new homes for herself around the world. The international is now a permanent fixture in her life. Her latest travel adventures took her to Stonehenge, Scotland, Boulder, and Iceland. The year 2015  continues with a move to Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. Follow her blog for photography, travel, TEFL, and DIY. You can also find her on Twitter. BLOG Reverse Retrograde Travel. DIY. TEFL. International Living. CATEGORY Travel PURPOSE This blog is a chronicle of the adventures of a twenty-something in the 21st century. The author is originally from the US, but has made a lifestyle out of living on a different continent each year. Reverse Retrograde focuses on travel, TEFL, photography, and DIY. It’s a self-portrait in progress, a step toward the future in the form of the mundane. FACTS ABOUT COLEEN MONROE What is your weirdest scar and how did you get it? I have three parallel, square gouge marks on my left knee where the escalator at Chancery Lane Station in London bit me. Just before …

SHIKAI Hand & Body Lotion

Originally posted on Vegan Needs:
Hi Everyone! I have been trying out the Shikai Hand & Body Lotion on and off for a few years, but mostly this past week and I wanted to share my experience with you! I think you can pretty much find this product anywhere! Now I had to get the coconut… because that is my favorite in this brand! I do love the other scents as well.. but there is just something about this brand and coconuts! 😀 The products of this company are of course: A little Info on the SHIKAI Company! *Each SHIKAI product and botanical extract has been carefully formulated and manufactured – beginning to end – *Each Ingredient is selected for its effectiveness and safety. Natural ingredients are always preferable and are used whenever they meet this criteria. * Each SHIKAI product contains a natural ingredient or botanical extract which is responsible for doing what it is the product claims to do. Only high quality ingredients which work are used and in amounts which are effective.…

Time Versus Money Debacle, Would you Spend Extra to Save Yourself Grief?

Originally posted on F R E E D O M:
So, recently I realized, I made a dumb mistake – possibly because I found a more efficient way to accomplish the task and I should’ve researched better before I hastily made the decision. It is way cheaper to fly out of Los Angeles LAX than Seattle Tacoma, wow, I should’ve realized that before…considering LAX is a much bigger airport. But given the flight time and the distance, I had naively thought shorter distance on a flight would mean lower airfare, again, very naive of an assumption as I just found out that is not the case. It actually costs less to fly home from LAX than from SeaTac, even though flying home from LAX would be more lengthy of a journey. The reason is possibly because, “it’s a popular route thing,” people fly in and out of LAX all the time to all sorts of places, hence supply vs. demand vs affordability. Simple economic principle I had not remembered when I was booking. The sad…

Queue Adieu: Titanic

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
I always stock my Netflix queue with the best of intentions, but in real life 90% of my Netflix viewing consists of rewatching shows like Parks and Rec or Friday Night Lights. Another 5% is documentaries that help me fall asleep, like a child’s favorite lullaby if lullabies were about unsolved murders and obesity. I have weird dreams. Then the final 5% is the movies that have sat on my queue for months, only for me to forget about until after they’ve left the site. Well, no more. Every month …. if I remember … I’m going to watch one of the movies that Neflix is about to bump and blog about it. First up: Titanic. The Movie: Titanic (1997) Expires On: August 1. Watch or Rewatch: Rewatch, I have been a human living on earth for the 18 years since Titanic came out. 18? That can’t be right. Should You Watch It? If you’ve never seen Titanic … YES. I assume even most teenagers who weren’t alive/ were babies…

Ellie Hartleb

I’m a journalism student living working, learning and writing in D.C. I have always been fascinated by storytelling, and this fascination has recently materialized into a blog. I believe in the power of stories told through all mediums, and I’m a lifelong lover of written words. When I’m not writing or reading, you can find me wearing something pink, jamming to Fun., sipping an iced coffee, or making lists.

What Childhood Movies Taught Me…

Originally posted on Storytime with John:
I’ve been having myself a good old nostalgia fest today – thinking back to some of the best films I loved during my childhood (and still do!)  I suppose I didn’t realise it then…but a lot of the films were teaching me valuable lessons on life – and in many ways I owe everything I am now, to them! Here are ten of the most poignant philosophies that I, and millions of others were taught ~ 1. “That breakfast food is the best – and there is no such thing as too much…” (Uncle Buck) This lesson in particular, has held true all of my life. Although I am yet to use a snow shovel to make humongous pancakes – it is definitely on my bucket list. 2. “That they don’t sell human eyeballs in supermarkets…” (Jumanji)  Just in case they were ever on your grocery list. Also we learned that not all board games, make you bored – as the name may suggest. Obviously having Robin Williams present helps massively. 3. “That everyone…

Pixels – Movie Review

Originally posted on Fandom Addict:
Hi everyone, This is my first movie review, and I’m going to do my best to not give away any spoilers. When I first saw the preview/posters for this movie, I told myself “I would never waste $12 for a ticket to see this movie.” Well, I ended up going. My sister basically dragged me. But I’m really glad she did. The initial reason I didn’t want to see this movie was because I thought the plot would be terrible. I have to admit, it wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t good either. The plot was ridiculous (aliens creating weapons modeled after 80’s arcade video games), but it was definitely new. But I really liked the movie. And here’s why. It was HILARIOUS. I was laughing the entire time. When you put four incredibly funny actors together (Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Kevin James), it has to be good. I wasn’t sure about Josh Gad at first, since I’ve only ever seen him as Olaf, but my opinion of…