All I Want For Christmas is a Homemade Meal

All I Want For Christmas Is A Homemade Meal

Being a college student really makes you appreciate home cooked food.


As the semester draws to an end, the more I find myself in a state of disliking my college's food. It is the same thing every day, every week, every month. And honestly, family members, friends, the only thing I can request this year for Christmas is a homemade meal.

That's right, nothing fancy, nothing expensive. Just make me some soup. Any kind of soup. Chicken noodle, potato, vegetable, hey maybe a stew if you are feeling like it. Because here at college, if I eat one more chicken finger or fry I think I might just explode. I am so tired of unhealthy college food habits and the options available.

You may think I am kidding or being dramatic. But honestly, since I have gone away to college I have such a deeper appreciation for home cooked meals when I return home for the weekend or during breaks. I nearly explode from excitement when my mom makes meatloaf or anything that is not a petrified chicken tender.

I love going out to eat as well, but there is just something about going home and having your family present you with a meal with all the fixings. You could make me a grilled cheese and I would be over the moon.

When you go to a new place, or a place that makes you leave home for a little while, you really start to understand and miss the things that make home, home. Not only do I just miss home cooked food in general, I just miss home and the idea of family gathering to make food and be together. That is why I really appreciate the holidays, because it really is a time to truly appreciate what you have back at home.

I have family that goes all out on holidays, coming together to make a meal for us that is always so delicious. And that is why I appreciate when I get any sort of home cooked meal. Whether it is the simplest of meals, or a fancy one. I know it was made by someone who cares about me.

Even if it sounds silly, food is something that truly brings people together, no matter where you go in the world. It is something we can all bond on, and even as college students we bond on the fact that we miss home cooked food. Some people live off campus and cook their own food, but it will never taste as good as when someone you love makes it for you.

So that is why this year for Christmas, I just want a good homemade and hot meal. I will not be picky, just give me food that I can tell was made with a little love.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.

There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Thinx Underwear

Those of you with a uterus, listen up.


I first heard about Thinx underwear two years ago while on a subway in Washington DC. I thought the whole idea of leakproof underwear sounded a bit too much like diapers and brushed the product aside. Fast forward two years, my mom states that she is going to buy a pair to try and offered to get me one too. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, I decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did!

If you're not familiar with Thinx allow me to explain. It's a company that prides themselves on creating underwear specifically designed for individuals to wear during their periods. Looking at the reviews, everyone seemed to love them, and after trying them out for myself, I must say I like them quite a lot. Here are a few important things to know about Thinx underwear.

1. It doesn’t always replace your pads/tampons

Thinx may not replace tampons, but it can help cut back the amount you use.

I learned this the hard way that if you have a heavy flow, you can't wear Thinx on its own. If you have a light flow, you could get away with only wearing these, but for us poor souls with heavy flows, I recommend making these your new period underwear. You never have to worry about any leaks, even at night!

2. They don't stain

Behold! No bloodstains!

If you leak onto this underwear, fear not. Merely rinse them in the sink and then throw them in the wash like normal and boom! Clean underwear. No more ugly stained underwear to keep in the corner of your drawer.

3. There’s a bunch of cute designs/colors

There's something for everyone!

One thing I must say about Thinx is that they have a wide variety of options. There are several different cuts, and almost all of them come in different colors options as well. They seem to be introducing new colors all the time, so keep an eye out for one you like.

4. They are super comfy!

These feel just like normal underwear.

When I got my pair, I was worried that this underwear would feel like wearing a diaper or something else uncomfortable, but that was not the case at all! This underwear when you're wearing it feels like normal underwear, and while you're washing it, it feels like a swimsuit.

5. They donate to a good cause

Everyone should have access to period products. Period.

For every pair of underwear that you buy, the company donates a pair to someone in need. It seems like most are sent to developing countries where women do not have access to proper menstruation hygiene products. In addition to this, Thinx was designed to help cut back the number of disposable pads entering landfills. They designed this underwear to be a more sustainable alternative for people with periods!

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