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Taylor

Taylor LaSon is a recent Hamilton College graduate who is currently living in Memphis while seeking her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She and her cat prefer a quiet, introverted lifestyle full of Netflix binges and arts and crafts, but when she does go out, she enjoys rock climbing and making silly faces at small children.
So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…
So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

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Going from having all your meals pre-made by parents and dining hall staff to having to cook for yourself definitely isn’t easy, but it’s not quite as hard as it seems at first. Plus, cooking actual meals for yourself rather than ordering take-out of buying frozen dinners has quite a few benefits–it’s often much healthier,…
Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own
Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own

Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own

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We like to look at moving out of the house and into our first apartment as a true signal of adulthood. Living on your own means you’re a responsible, capable adult. But just because we think of ourselves that way doesn’t mean that we always act that way. Even adults do stupid things or make…
Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad
Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad

Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad

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Let me preface this by saying that I know that this doesn’t hold true everywhere, but let’s face it, Europe is often a lot better at saving on energy (and therefore money) than America, and while I was studying abroad in Italy, I picked up several habits that your wallet (and the environment) will thank…
Common Household Items My Boyfriend Didn’t Own
Common Household Items My Boyfriend Didn’t Own

Common Household Items My Boyfriend Didn’t Own

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I’ve written several times about my experiences staying at my boyfriend’s apartment, and as much as I love him, there are times when I wonder how on earth he manages to get by living away from his parents. This time, I’m here to discuss three common household items that he didn’t own — items that, until staying…
4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference
4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

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There are so many things in your apartment to clean, it’s no surprise that some things get overlooked. But there are a few things that you should never forget, because they make a huge impact on your living space. Here’s a list of four things that are particularly important to remember. Inside the microwave This…
Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs
Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs

Minimizing Meal Mess: Tips for Slobs

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Man, I am a slob when it comes to keeping my kitchen clean. I can’t tell you how often I wish I were one of those people who can’t stand to see a mess. My life would be so much tidier… But, as it is, my messy kitchen is more of a minor annoyance to…
Spend or Save: Kitchen Items
Spend or Save: Kitchen Items

Spend or Save: Kitchen Items

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It’s not always easy to know when you should try to cut corners and when it’s really worth spending the money on something. Here are my thoughts regarding some kitchen basics. Silverware, dishes and glassware: Save  Thrift stores are the perfect place to get plates, bowls, silverware, cups, mugs and glassware. I got all of…
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2

Things My Boyfriend Never Washed: Part 2

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I wrote before about my horror at discovering how little my boyfriend and his roommate knew about cleaning (and the instructions I gave them regarding how to remedy these issues). When I visited him in his new apartment, I had high hopes that I would see some of my advice being utilized. And yes, he…
Avoiding Junk Food Without Being Miserable
Avoiding Junk Food Without Being Miserable

Avoiding Junk Food Without Being Miserable

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Oh, junk food, you amazing, terrible thing… I have never had the determination to eat as healthy as I would like, but I do try to at least pretend to be healthy. The problem is, getting your own apartment is a lot like going off to college for the first time–the freedom to eat whatever…
4 Things an Adult Knows
4 Things an Adult Knows

4 Things an Adult Knows

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Transitioning into adulthood isn’t easy for anyone, but there are certain skills you absolutely need to know before you leave home and live like a real adult. I’ve tried to list some of the most important here. To some, this list may seem fairly obvious, but to many people, these are things that have never…