Take Me Back to Game of Thrones

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

Is anyone else having Game of Thrones withdrawals like me and this sweet bunny here? It hasn’t been gone long, but I feel like a huge era in TV history is over and has left a gaping hole for something to fill it. Whoever tries better make a damn good show! I don’t know if even the spin-offs can hold up to the original show. ... more

The MCU and Pop Culture

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is notorious for a lot of things: killing beloved characters, great one-liners, being better than DC, and pop culture references. Pop culture references are no stranger to a lot of movies, but the MCU seems to over-saturate their movies with these references at times. Don't get me wrong, I’m a huge Marvel fan myself but the whole Beyonce bit in ‘Doctor Strange’ ... ... more

Sunday Reading Ideas #2: Candles

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

To put yourself in a more creative mood light yourself a candle that aesthetically matches the tone of the book you’re reading. You’ll be amazed at the way it transforms your mood and reading experience. This old wood, leather, and tobacco scented candle perfectly captured the essence of magic and mystery in Deborah Harkness' 'A Discovery of Witches.' ... more

Best Places to Get Book Recommendations

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

For book readers there are two fundamental reasons for not knowing what to read next: the oversaturation of content that makes decision making difficult or not knowing what’s the best source for recommendations. There is book related media and content EVERYWHERE, but what are the best ones and how do you find them? Here are the best places to get your book recommendations. *Note: Some of ... ... more

Strange Planet is the Comic Strip You Never Knew You Needed

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

The reason we find most things funny is because we hear the joke and go “hey that’s funny because it’s true and relatable.” Take relatable humor, make it weird and cute, and you’ve got a winner. Nathan Pyle really struck gold with his concept for Strange Planet. You won’t regret checking this out! ... more

Me Trying to Come Up With Folks Post Ideas

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

We all know this feeling too well. Yeah lying down in my nice, comfy bed will TOTALLY spark inspiration and make me want to be productive today. Good choice brain! ... more

#WritingWednesday

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

Having problems with writer’s block? Often it’s because you're way over thinking it. You write a sentence. Delete. Write another. Delete. Start the next and delete before it’s even finished. The next time this happens, try this! Step one: Pick five random words and write them like a word bank at the top of your page. Step 2: Set a timer for 15-20 minutes. Shorter than this usually isn’t ... ... more

Meme Mondays: Sleep and Science

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

A new study from Science Daily finds that people who are more optimistic sleep better and longer throughout the night based on an analysis of 3,500 young to middle-aged participants. Well now I know why I stay up so late and feel horrible every morning! ... more

'Rocko’s Modern Life' Gets the Reboot Nostalgia Treatment

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ is probably one of the weirdest shows to come out of mid-90’s television, but that just means it was primed and ready to get the reboot treatment by Netflix. Netflix is now streaming the new movie special of the odd-ball Nickelodeon show called ‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’, which dropped on Friday, August 9th. Screenrant talks all things Rocko and the new movie, ... ... more

Sunday Reading Ideas #1: Music

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

If you want to sit down and relax with a book on your Sunday but are worried about getting distracted, try instrumental music! Music with lyrics can be distracting in itself, but instrumental music can help set the tone for your reading mood. Take to YouTube and look up Spanish guitar music for that historic, international book you're reading; or maybe you need some creepy flute music for a ... ... more

The New Netflix 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Show Better Be Good

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

Avatar: The Last Airbender is regarded by a lot of people as one of the best animated shows of all time. It's one of those shows you can truly appreciate young or old. It has so much heart and a ton of humor. So naturally, the hype was real when Netflix announced they were making a live action series based off the cartoon. Unfortunately, we all remember the white-washed mess that was the ... ... more

The Lion King Remake Was Overrated.

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

The hype surrounding The Lion King remake was unreal when it was announced. To be fair every Disney remake catapults fans into an excited and judgmental (here's looking at you Little Mermaid haters) frenzy when the news is dropped, but The Lion King holds a special place in people’s hearts. AND there was a stellar cast line up. So, how could they go wrong? That’s kind of where the problem ... ... more

Bearded Dragon Love

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

Now, I don't know about anyone else, but I've never been a huge reptile lover. The little baby sized lizards have never bothered me, but the idea of a lizard as large as my forearm always kind of freaked me out. Then we found the majestic, the beautiful, the totally weird: Freya. She's been a silly little blessing to have in my life, and I couldn't imagine not loving her as much as I do! I ... ... more

What’s the Deal With ASMR Anyway?

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

ASMR is an odd trend that first cropped up on YouTube in 2010, according to a trends article from Google Think from 2016, but it has gained a lot more traction and attention in the past couple of years. ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response, but in simple terms it gives you relaxing tingles in the back of your head, down your spine, or both! Though it is an odd concept, if it ... ... more

Everyone Should Have a Houseplant, and Here's Why!

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

1. Having a house plant helps you maintain a routine! Whether it be day-to-day for more high-need plants or on a weekly basis for low maintenance ones, plants can give you structure if you need it! 2. They can teach you a new skill! Learning how to determine the needs of a living thing without communication is an incredible skill to have. 3. They're just BEAUTIFUL. And brighten up any cloudy day! ... more

#MondayMotivation

Kelli Dolan Haverhill, MA Haverhill

If a nocturnal hamster can muster the energy to crawl out of bed on a Monday morning, so can you! Milo wants you to live your best life today. Happy Monday! ... more

Spent The Whole Weekend Watching Cooking Shows

John Williams Haverhill, MA Haverhill

Aside from being hungry, and now acutely aware that I actually can't cook, I found out this weekend that cooking shows generate the best memes. ... more

June 19 - America's Second Independence Day

Sarina Tucker Haverhill, MA Haverhill

In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation gave Africans and African Americans in the United States human autonomy and freedom from slavery. It would be two more years until the news of their freedom reached enslaved people in the deepest parts of the once-Confederate South. Until, on June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with a Union regiment and delivered the late ... ... more