Saturday Chats

Oh gosh, this is going to be an interesting Saturday Chat, probably more announcements than anything else. So basically, I’ve been up here in Washington for about two weeks now, and I’m still getting acclimated to everything. For one of those weeks I was very sick and then the following week I started working full time. So everything has been a blur. I have a lot of other things going on behind the scenes too so I’m keeping as busy as I possibly can.

After many requests, I’ve decided to open up a men’s department on my etsy shop. I’m very excited about this, since it’s attracting such a different crowd. I already have some new beads coming in for this department, including gunmetal, copper, and black onyx.

I’m also getting back into my music roots, so hopefully I will be posting more covers soon. It’s such a great feeling to get in touch with a side of myself that I lost sight of for a while.

And lastly, I am beginning a music section on my blog exclusively with local bands, artists and musicians. I already have one band interested which I am more than ecstatic about, I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am.

That’s all for this very late Saturday Chat,

Until next time,


L’Opera Garnier¬†

This is a throwback in photography dedicated to my beloved Opera Garnier in Paris, France. It was as magical as it looks, if the photos do it justice. Another little fact about me, I’m obsessed with The Phantom of the Opera, it was the musical that got me interested in singing. This was an unbelievable dream come true, I highly recommend going there if you ever get the chance. 

Until next time,


Dating is Dead 

Let me start off by apologizing for the belated posts. This is going to be a rant on everything that is wrong with dating in this generation. 

Dating is a dying art, simple as that. 

I cringe everytime I get a message from a guy asking to “hangout” or “watch a movie”. No, don’t waste my time. If you’re so anxious to spend some alone time with me, then you better prove yourself. Plan something, make time, be thoughtful, be a gentleman. 

I’ve only been on two dates throughout my young dating life, and they were great. Both of these men took the time to talk to me and get to know me, find out what I liked. The dates were special because they were very thoughtful. 

What’s so wrong with getting to know a girl and wanting to take them out? Boys, if you’re reading this, stop being lazy. If you don’t want anything serious then keep doing what you’re doing. But if you want respect and a good girl with substance, then try

Haven’t any of you guys been forced to sit through some romcom that one of your ex’s made you watch? What did she like about it so much? It was original, it was romantic. I guarantee you she fantasized about it because it seems as if whatever happened in the story would never happen in real life. I understand that movies and books set the expectations ridiculously high sometimes, but if you put in some effort, it’ll be worth it in the end.

I’m not just saying this for me, or for the other girls out there too, but even for you guys. The good ones will know what I mean. Look to the scene in Sixteen Candles, when the ever so dreamy Jake Ryan has a conversation with The Nerd about Samantha Baker. They’re in the kitchen, in the middle of a horribly trashed house talking about love. It’s one of my favorite movie lines ever, due to the audience it was directed at:

There you have it, words of wisdom from Anthony Michael Hall. Take notes, learn things. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Until next time,


Tuesday Books: The Fault in Our Stars


This weeks Tuesday Books goes to The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

I know this one has been out for a while, and that literally everyone told you to read it because you’ll cry your eyes out and it’s amazing and blah blah blah. I was told this too, and I read it within the course of a day and a half. To be honest, I didn’t really cry when I read it, I had moment where I got goosebumps and my eyes watered, but no full on tears.

It’s so wonderfully written. The chemistry and the connection between the protagonists Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters are the stuff of dreams. Like their dinner in Amsterdam? Officially apart of my new dating standards. I would highly recommend reading the book before you see the movie, however the movie follows the book almost exactly.

And here’s a little shout out to John Green, because you are one of my few favorite authors of this generation and I would love to meet you someday. Everything you write is just pure gold and I feel that the world has been blessed with your generous soul. Keep on writing and inspiring sir, you’ve changed lives.

Until next time,


Etsy Sunday 

Yay Etsy Sunday!

I love these days, it’s a day dedicated for me to get my craft on. These are the newest and latest additions to the store. I know I probably say this every week, but these are my favorites so far! They’re so beautiful and simple, I love them and I think you will too. 

You can check out all my bracelets here.

Until next time, 


Saturday Chat

Hello everyone!

I’m settling down here in Seattle little by little. I’m still adjusting but everything has been running smoothly. I was reading all the interviews that I have collected for my Spread the Love Hide the Hate movement and I got to thinking.

I definitely want to add more collections of interviews to my blog, I just haven’t decided what exactly I want them all to be. I know for sure that I am going to start a music section on my blog. Not just like our Music Monday’s, but I want to interview new and upcoming musicians. I’m going to interview them about their music, their origin, etc. Something along the lines of a “Meet the Band” ordeal. I’ve already began interviewing one band, and I am completely ecstatic. Everything seems like it’s falling into place wonderfully.

I also want to start an artists section soon, focusing on actors, dancers and singers. It will coincide a little with the music section. I like to consider myself an artist as well, I love to sing, play the piano, craft, perform, and more. The idea of meeting artists from all over and having the chance to expose their passion for the world to see gives my soul life.

If you, or someone you know would be interested, please please please feel free to contact me so we can set up an interview and get more beautiful art into this world!

Until next time,


Friday Feature: Lyrik

My name is Lyrik Fryer, I’m 19 years old and I am the founder and blogger of Lush + Luxe at

Why do you think women judge each other so harshly?

I think it’s because our society sets it up to be that way and we take that in from a young age. The media is constantly feeding us the notion that us as women have to be in competition with each other and I think that has a huge impact on our gender as a whole. 

What do you think young women need to hear more often?

Young women definitely need to hear that they can do anything they set their mind to. 

What do you think is your best quality?

I think my best quality is my vision and work ethic. I’m always planning on what I’m going to do next with Lush + Luxe and how I’m going to do it. 

What inspired you to become the person that you are?

Traveling the world has had a huge impact on me. I’ve travelled to 16+ different countries and it’s taught me all about culture and has given me a new perspective on the world. It’s influences everything I do. 

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of my blog, Lush + Luxe, because I’ve put so much of myself into it and to see everyone that I’ve reached with it, is so rewarding. 

What advice would you give your younger self?

I would say to not care about what anyone thinks about you and do what you ultimately want to do. Everyone gets so caught up in trying to fit in and it’s just a waste of time. 

How do you find ways to be happy?

Taking time for myself is essential for me. Getting away and clearing my head always levels me out again. 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I would just like to say thank you for this wonderful interview. It’s so important for us as women to stick together because we’re all working to achieve our dreams. 

Ranting and Raving


It’s funny how each lover has a different effect. Each lover has a song. A different melody that was sung for new love.

This song reminds me of you, makes me miss you.

But you’ll never know.

I remember where we had our first date. I remember how wonderfully special you made me feel that night.

But you’ll never know.

I remember how you said you liked my eyes, not just their beauty but the soul that was behind them.

But I won’t tell you that.

I can still remember how it felt the first time we kissed. The butterflies, my heart pounding, my palms sweating. Your soft lips electrifying me. Your thumb gracing my cheek, your arm pulling me in close.

But I won’t let you know my vulnerability.

I remember perfectly how completely open, vulnerable and weak I was for you, completely helpless.

I’ll never tell you, so I guess you’ll never know. But now I guess you do, because you think this is all about you.

Silly boy.