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I am currently a student at the good ol' University of Western Ontario (recently dubbed Western University) specializing in Media and the Public Interest (MPI) in the Faculty of Media, Information and Technoloculture . I have long held the belief and often convinced myself I should have been born in the 80's and my life should be directed by John Hughes. I love to read, write and run - in a perfect world preferably all at the same time.

I am constantly changing my mind about what I want to be when I grow up, if I ever do...


What is unique that's not in your bio?
My mother has dubbed me a flexitarian (sans beef/pork/lamb).
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Being personally contacted by the owner/founder a company whose product I wrote about on TrendHunter.com (he also sent me some sweet products). Also, My extensive knowledge of Bruce Springsteen - some say stalker I say devoted fan. Potato Potatoe...
How do you define cool?
Something that's not hot... :) it's something you cannot wait to tell everyone about, that you race to write about before someone else covers it and it's gotta be quirky.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
I don't know if it's really a secret. I say ALWAYS be on the look out for things you find interesting (if you find it interesting to write about it usually follows people will find it interesting to read). Search the vastness of the Internet (blogs are your friend) - I'm talking multiple browsers, tabs and yes uhm even computers.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
EVERYTHING. I love reading the trends, seeing the personalities of each writer in their work and the "community" support that Trend Hunters supply to one another. yay teamwork! I also love that color of red in the office.
What is your favorite trend?
My favorite trend... Musical Mythological Creatures The Serenading Unicorn Professes His Love to Sarah Silverman A unicorn jamming out a love ballad, enough said.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Enjoy what your writing about, it shows it in the finished product. Also insert humor where appropriate.
How do you reset to be creative?
peppermint tea + impromptu dancing
What inspires or excites you?
The perseverance and heart of people who overcome great obstacles. and peanut and chocolate combinations.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Mandatory mid-day dance parties in work environments. Dance, Dance, Dance, Da-Da-Dance.
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Gooey Grilled Cheese-Themed Gatherings
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Haute Healing Accessories
Haute Healing Accessories
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Fried Food Festivals
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Spiked DIY Jewelry
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Booze-Packaging Coasters
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Patriotic DIY Pant Cuffs
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This ‘Free People’ American Flag Accessory is Fitting for Jul
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Experience-Based Startups
Experience-Based Startups
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Sentimental Swaddling Blankets
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This 'Dana Made It' Tutorial Will Keep Your Bundle of Joy Cozy
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Customized Calligraphy Necklaces
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DIY Luxurious Mache Dishes
DIY Luxurious Mache Dishes
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DIY Heart Marquee Lights
DIY Heart Marquee Lights
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Veggie-Built Bread
Veggie-Built Bread
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Jail-Striped Oxfords
Jail-Striped Oxfords
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Highball Cocktail Cakes
Highball Cocktail Cakes
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DIY Candy-Concealing Cones
DIY Candy-Concealing Cones
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DIY Glitter Magnets
DIY Glitter Magnets
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Laser-Cut Business Cards
Laser-Cut Business Cards
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Tropical Tissue Blossoms
Tropical Tissue Blossoms
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Architectural-Embellished Heels
Architectural-Embellished Heels
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Single-Serving Liquor Packaging
Single-Serving Liquor Packaging
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Re-Captured Child Photographs
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Leg-Linked Furniture
Leg-Linked Furniture
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DIY Polka Dot Parasols
DIY Polka Dot Parasols
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Mythical Creature Onesies
Mythical Creature Onesies
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DIY Sophisticated Sliced Shirts
DIY Sophisticated Sliced Shirts
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Chubby Feline Food Seasoners
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Sliced Fruit Power Sources
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Gooey Grilled Cheese Rolls
Gooey Grilled Cheese Rolls
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Abstract Plant Purses
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Girly Zombie Kicks
Girly Zombie Kicks
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Handmade Illuminated Signs
Handmade Illuminated Signs
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Pristine Plumage Gowns
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Embroidered Tribal Denim
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Highball Cocktail Cakes
Highball Cocktail Cakes
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Cartogram-Clad Cushions
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Miniaturized Interior Models
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Spiked DIY Jewelry
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Frozen Treat-Patterned Bottoms
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Wearable Multi-Use USBs
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Salmon-Infused Sushi Salads
Salmon-Infused Sushi Salads
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Skeletal-Framed Furniture Designs
Skeletal-Framed Furniture Designs
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Single-Serving Liquor Packaging
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Sprinkled Banana Bites
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DIY Designer-Inspired Skirts
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