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Communications coordinator for Rent frock Repeat and former Editorial Intern at Trend Hunter.

I'm a beard enthusiast and baking queen (Martha Stewart fears me).

As a sidenote, bacon is a beautiful thing.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I have a pathological fear of chicken bones.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
My blog. It's something that I did for me, and it's a way I can express my poems/stories without fearing rejection. I think if someone can connect to my writing, then at the end of the day, it's a great accomplishment. http://carlyfoy.wordpress.com
How do you define cool?
I think that it's more a je ne sais quoi that creates the aura of being "cool."
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Being aware of my surroundings.
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I enjoy seeing things I normally wouldn't because I live in a small town. I think it brings freshness into my otherwise dull life.
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My favourite has to be the clear rain boots from Cheap Monday. I look forward to puddle jumping in the spring.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Think about what you're writing. Remember, proper grammar is sexy.
How do you reset to be creative?
I take a look at how I feel that day, and I base it off that.
What inspires or excites you?
My life.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
The world recognizes puddle jumping as a sport. Or Gossip Girl is still on television.
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Whimsical Chocoholic Nuptials
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Personalized Paper Time Keepers
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Organized Content Totes
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Creepy Celebrity Clothes
Creepy Celebrity Clothes
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Elite Children Portraiture (UPDATE)
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Biodegradable One-Time Footwear
Biodegradable One-Time Footwear
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Classic Wizardry Collections
Classic Wizardry Collections
The Harry Potter Criterion Collection is Amazing
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Creepy Joker Cakes
Creepy Joker Cakes
The God Save the Villain Cake is Downright Haunting
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Enchanting Gelatin Treats
Enchanting Gelatin Treats
Harry Potter-Inspired Fainting Fancies Will Transport You to Hogsmeade
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Portable Gelatin Shooters
Portable Gelatin Shooters
The Spiked Jel Shots from Party Star are Convenient
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Family Bonding Branding
Family Bonding Branding
The Dinner Time Pasta Project Captures the Essence of Meals
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Bewitching Movie Beverages
Bewitching Movie Beverages
The Butterbeer Recipe Will Whet Your Appetite, Harry Potter-Style
This Butterbeer recipe is the perfect drink to sip on while watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The recipe was conceived by Rebecca of the Working Class Foodies from YouTube. This simple DIY… MORE
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Bewitching Sock-Puppet Songs
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A fun twist on the iconic Queen song, the BoHarryan Rhapsody will easily get stuck in your head. The BoHarryan Rhapsody focuses on the first half of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. With unique… MORE
Sunbathing Sci-Fi Fighters
Sunbathing Sci-Fi Fighters
The Surfing Trooper Tumblr Shows a Stormtrooper Taking a Vacation
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Dark Sky Manicures
Dark Sky Manicures
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Edible Stationery Sets
Edible Stationery Sets
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Forbidden Curse Necklaces
Forbidden Curse Necklaces
These Shades of Exaltation Harry Potter Wire Necklaces Forewarn Others
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Whimsical Wizard Cartography
Whimsical Wizard Cartography
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Train Trolley Treats
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Social-Centric Smartphones
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Illustrated Bathroom Tissues
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Sequinned Green Editorials
Sequinned Green Editorials
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The… MORE
Cookie-Infused Truffles
Cookie-Infused Truffles
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Ominous Occultist Raps
Ominous Occultist Raps
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Murderous Movie Recipes
Murderous Movie Recipes
The Hitch Cookbook is a Visual How-To to Hitchcock Classics
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3D-Cancelling Specs
3D-Cancelling Specs
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Literal Air Band Branding
Literal Air Band Branding
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Frozen Fruity Cereal Treats
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Doghouse-Dodging Greeting Cards
Doghouse-Dodging Greeting Cards
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Pixelated Gamer Illustrations
Pixelated Gamer Illustrations
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Crazy Cat-Loving Charts
Crazy Cat-Loving Charts
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Villainous Illustrative Tees
Villainous Illustrative Tees
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Comic Computer Addictions
Comic Computer Addictions
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Perfectly Peach Collections
Perfectly Peach Collections
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Bold Blue Cheese Branding
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Landscape Coasters
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Anonymous Artistic Pickups
Anonymous Artistic Pickups
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Star-Mocking Illustrations (UPDATE)
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Moustachioed Manicures
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Hole-Headed Vases
Hole-Headed Vases
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Social Networking Quenchers
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Burning Banknote Candles
Burning Banknote Candles
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Transformable Tarnished Jewelry
Transformable Tarnished Jewelry
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Emotional Surreal Paintings
Emotional Surreal Paintings
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Retail-Mocking Blogs
Retail-Mocking Blogs
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DIY Frozen Treats
DIY Frozen Treats
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Manly Moleskines
Manly Moleskines
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Skeletal Subculture Illustrations
Skeletal Subculture Illustrations
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