wacom tablet review for graphic designers
At my internship last summer all of the girls had this thing called a Wacom Tablet and it seriously looked like the coolest gadget in the world.  So of course I had to put it on my Christmas list to Santa.   This tablet makes drawing on pen and paper come to life on screen.  I'm obsessed with advanced technologies like this.  Seriously, I want Iron Man's computer system.  I love when you can really put a hands on experience on the screen in front of you.  
how to care for a hedgehog, hedgehog care basics

Just like most of you, I had no idea what requirements it took to raising a pet hedgehog.  I had to do my research.  I was on the internet for hours making sure I had all my facts straight.  I looking through blogs, Instagram, Twitter, and Wikipedia for a while before I was content that I felt all there was to know about hedgehogs.  To tell you the truth, I’m still learning every day!  This post is to inform you on the basics of hedgehogs and what you need to know before adopting an exotic animal.
blue apron unboxing what is blue apron fresh food delivered right to your door

For Christmas my dad got my mom an awesome gift which was a subscription to Blue Apron.  This nifty little subscription sends you a few meals a week right to your door step.  Here's the fun part though- you get to prepare them yourselves!  They send you all the ingredients and the exact amount of ingredients that you need in order to put it all together.  They have tons of different dietary options too!  Since I'm a vegetarian I obviously only got meatless meals.  So within the box not only do they send you the ingredients you need, but also recipe cards.  They give you step by step instructions on how to cook the meals.  These cards also tell you what the name of each ingredient is so you can find it in the grocery store.  This is especially important because in my box I got a lemon, but it wasn't a normal lemon.  It was a meyer lemon, but I swear it looks like an orange.  So if I fall in love with this recipe I will be sure to look for meyer lemons that look like oranges and not just regular lemons.  Also, these ingredients are fresh!  They even sent me a detailed card about how the cabbage they sent me for one of the recipes was recently grown on and picked on a farm.  I don't think I even mentioned the best part, they send you enough food for two people!  With the plan I picked I got three meals sent to me times two!  I think we're all so used to cooking and eating with meals we grew up with so I'm so excited to try something new.  Especially since my mom calls me a bad vegetarian since all I eat is pasta.  I can't wait to cook these meals this weekend!

FÉLINE BY KATSARIS

I've been playing around with buying a domain name for months now, but I couldn't figure out what I wanted to name my blog.  I really wanted my last name to be incorporated in it somehow, but I just couldn't put my finger on what the rest would be.  I even had a notebook filled with different possibilities.  It wasn't until I was driving home from work one day where I put all of the pieces together.  I'll try to walk you through the steps as I made these connections in my head.

As I said before I knew I wanted my last name.  Katsaris is such a unique and proud family name.  It's who I am and I'll never not be a Katsaris.  Plus, it's a freaking cool name!
I thought about some of my favorite bloggers and what their names are and that led me to Sincerely Jules- ugh love her!  I then started to think what are other words that I can use besides sincerely?  Thankfully, from, kindly, signed, written, xoxo... by... by Katsaris.
Now the most difficult part was what was by Katsaris?  I wanted something catchy and unique.  Something that no one else had.  I played with a ton of words but realized I liked the repetition of using cat or kat.  Cat by Katsaris?  Lame.  Gato by Katsaris.  Lame.  Gata by Katsaris.  LAME!
Then it hit me... Feline by Katsaris.  No my blog is not about cats.  It's a lifestyle blog surrounded about me... KATsaris.

For some reason I started thinking about that Beyonce album, you know the one that's in all black and says Beyoncé in pink with that accent over the 'e.'  I loved that look and wanted to add an accent over the e in feline.

And there you have it folks, that's how I came up with the name.  I realize it's confusing and chaotic but that's how my mind works sometimes.

Introducing Féline by Katsaris.  Owned domain and everything.
I absolutely love the name and the way it's all put together.  I hope you like it too.

xoxo, Michele

23 facts about 23 year old me

I did a post like this back on my 21st birthday, but so much has changed since then and I figured it was time to update this.  I'm a very unique individual and I have a ton of different interests.  So much has happened within the past two years, I don't even know where to begin!  I'll try my best though, so let's get started.