Ever really want to eat an apple but then suddenly have the image of your hands getting sticky in public and having to go through the hassle of going to the bathroom to wash your hands up because hand sanitizer isn't sanitizing your hands? If so, we're on the same boat. Queen of #stickyhandswithapplessquad at your service to tell you that I've just figured to a way to eat apples in public without having your hands feel like they are sticker than honey from a bee.

So I figured out this hack when I reached the bottom of my lunch bag, and me being slightly lazy to walk to the garbage can the day before, I had a clear sandwich bag at the bottom. Guess there as a reason I was being lazy that day- it came in handy! So there are only two things you need: 

1. An Apple (obviously)
2. A plastic sandwich bag, one without the zippy part (photo below of the plastic sandwich bag I am talking about just incase this description is downright horrible) 


So the first thing you should do is turn your plastic bag inside out :

I feel like I'm wolverine but instead with a whole hand of claws like here I am off to fend off the stickiness that comes from an apple #justiceforstickyhands
Next step is to grasp the apple through the plastic bag:

And vwalla you then have the plastic bag covering over your hand = bye bye sticky hands and hello to the fruit we can now eat in public without having to make a sprint to the bathroom to wash our hands up 3 minutes before our class starts.
And when you're done with the apple simply pull up the plastic bag, reversing it back to right side in from the inside out way you had it, (obviously you wouldn't have a full apple.. at least I'm hoping you're not taking two bites and disregarding it completely that would be a complete waste of a perfectly tasty looking apple!). You're then back to how the bag original was and then you just toss it to the garbage with your sticky free hands!

P.S. When I told my mom about this she simply looked at me and said: "It took you 19 years to figure this out?!" Better late than never!

Sahara x


Movie trailers left and right the second you turn on your TV, it's kind of like a McDonalds they don't show they are making a movie the trailer just appears. As these trailers play on loop after every time a show goes on a commercial break, we sit and wait for whatever  show we are watching to return from it's cliffhanger.  There are many Young Adult film trailers playing on the screen- most of which movies rehash the same idea just in a different form. 

Surprisingly, when Children's movies play on the screen they aren't the same stories told with relationships left and right. Instead children's movies focus more on morals and being independent. In Young Adult films there is the trend that there always has to be a love story and usually the people in the relationship depend on each other and never truly depend on themselves.

It's almost as if the children's movies give people their morals and to believe in themselves. While Young Adult Films play on the screen, it's seems as though they are undoing all that the children- who are now young adults- have learned from the movies they watched filled with morals and lessons that they once based their whole lives around.
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I have to wonder though, are movies getting worse or are they really reflecting our values? I also must state that not all movies are bad and meaningless because there are great movies!



"Everything I learned, I learned from the

movies.” 



Sahara xo


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 Traveling to a new place allows you to have a new perspective. Occasionally you find yourself comparing your lifestyle to the one you are viewing. When I went to Spain as a class trip I found there were a few things I focused on: Culture, Food (OBVIOUSLY), and Scenery. 
There were a few things I realized. The water was clearer and provided such a calmness that I found myself becoming relaxed as the waves collided with the sand. I feel as though anywhere that is not "your'' country seems much calmer. There was also a few cultural differences, of course, there were dances that were done on nearly every street corner and as a tourist I stopped and watched with awe. Such an interesting view seeing something that you wouldn't correlate with your daily life but is the people's- of the place you are visiting- only life. As every city there are street dancers but there was such grace as the people danced, and on my part relief, in seeing something other than breakdancing.

As I wandered the streets of Spain with my class, we were guided to a small restaurant. This was the moment I was waiting for and I can tell you that I was not disappointed; I was so happy to not see a burger on my plate with a side of fries!


The entree, main meal and dessert had so much color and I feel that best describes Spain. Spain is full of life, everyone I passed by was smiling. There was never a dull moment on the streets of Spain whether you're walking or biking down the streets. Something that is occasionally said is that in the city times goes by so quickly and people are constantly doing everything against time. To best define the differences I would say that the city compared to the streets of Spain is fast paced; too fast to even recognize the beauty in every moment.
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"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~ Saint Augustine
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Sahara xo



In the past,
we relied on
people to bring light
into a black and white photo.
Presently, the black and white
filter is occasionally
used. It makes me wonder
if people are trying to see
if they bring
light into the photo
or if the color is
already there, and
they are in black and white.

- S. Desert

Sahara x