Marisa Casciano

Marisa is a blogger and artist from central Connecticut. She loves french vanilla tea, hiking, traveling, and New Girl reruns. Find her on Instagram: @marisataylor24. And check out her website: www.lovealwaysmarisa.com

7 Ways To Enjoy Being By Yourself, If You're Living Alone For The First Time

So, here's the situation: You just got a new apartment, or maybe a cute loft in Los Angeles. (Any New Girl fans out there?) It was a dream to finally move out, and you're as excited as ever. Also, you're living alone. That's right, for the first time…
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7 Times To Put Yourself First In Your 20s, So You Can Live Your Best Life

Girl, it's time you started thinking about yourself. Up until now, you've been pretty generous with your time and energy. You've stepped up when your bestie really needed you, and maybe put your own passions aside to help someone else with a problem.…
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How Your Relationship With Your Cousin Changes From Your Teens To Your 20s

All relationships are different, but individually, they tend to change over time. You and your bestie from first grade aren't necessarily swapping your chocolate pudding and pretzels at lunch anymore, and you've made some new friends along the way. I…
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The Friend Who's Old-Fashioned Wants You To Know These 7 Things About Her

A girl in your friend crew is a bit old-fashioned. She's quite possibly the next Molly Ringwald, and puts that faded filter on all of her Instagram photos. She isn't a huge fan of technology; she'd rather take road trips and see the world in her spar…
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Happily Ever After Starts With One Of These 75 Wedding Hashtags

Happily ever after starts with a hashtag. Yes, nowadays, among all of the wedding planning, you have to consider social media. Finding a soulmate is a big deal, and your followers will want to see every second of your fairy tale. On the day of, your …
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Why Your Relationship With Your Cousin Is More Legit Than A Best Friend

Your bestie has some serious competition when it comes to your cousin. Yes, both of them have likely been around since day one. But, there's just something about a family member who turned into your BFF that takes friendship to an entirely new level.…
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7 Truly Embarrassing Things You'd Only Do In Front Of Your Cousin

You and your cousin are basically besties. You don't need to seal it with a pinky promise, or make a pact for life. It's just kind of this known thing between the two of you. She's your main squeeze, and you really wouldn't want it any other way. The…
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The 7 Stages Of Living In Another Country For The First Time

Living in a different part of the world is quite possibly the most enriching thing you'll experience in your lifetime. Yes, hopping on planes and continuously traveling around the globe always seems like a dream, but in my opinion, the adventure beco…
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7 Ways To Take Control Of Your Life Right Now, Because It's Yours To Live

Your life is yours to live, so why aren't you treating it that way? Up until now, you may have let others decide your path. You've been trying to figure out your passions, or even where in the world you truly want to be. But, it all got so overwhelmi…
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Why Your Cousin Is The Best Friend You'll Ever Have

The phrase "best friends forever" includes your family. Growing up, I remember I had one of those bracelets with a girl from my hometown that was a split heart. She had one half, and I had the other, and we'd wear them every day just to prove that we…
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8 Easy Ways To Save Money, If You're Sticking To A Budget For The First Time

Being an "adult" means having and sticking to a budget. Right now, you may not have the funds for everything you want to do, and that's totally OK. You're probably working and have an idea of where you want to be. There are some easy ways to save mon…
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7 Places In Greece 'Mamma Mia!' Fans Need To Visit Right Now, Because Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again officially comes out on July 20, and I'm already so excited. Like most of my favorite romantic comedies, I've watched the first film over and over. I know every single lyric to "Dancing Queen," and am expecting the sequel …
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The 7 Types Of Relatives You Definitely See Every Holiday

Life's always a party when it comes to hanging with your family on the holidays. Whether it's Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, or even just a casual summer barbecue that happens every year, you can always expect the entire crew to show up ready to make …
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These 7 Otherworldly Places Have Sand & Rocks That Look Like Actual Waves

Surf's up! Well, not exactly. Rock and sand formations that are shaped like waves are a wonder on this Earth, but they surprisingly don't have much to do with the ocean. In fact, they'll require your best hiking boots and a couple of water bottles op…
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The Top Photo Editing Trends This Summer Will Give Your Instas A Sun-Kissed Glow

The warm weather brings a ton of new inspiration for social media that you'll want to get on board with ASAP. If you're anything like me, you're obsessed with Instagram, and follow all of those travel and lifestyle bloggers who always create such ama…
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7 Chances You Only Get In Your 20s, So Take Them While You Can

Some say you should try and live your life with no regrets. Now, I think that's probably easier said than done, but you do have more control than you believe over your life path. Sure, you can't decide when you'll run into your soulmate, and the univ…
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7 Hidden Secrets For Your Grand Canyon Trip That You Don't Know About, But Need To

This summer, you're setting all of your sights on adventure. You're leaving behind the games of volleyball at the beach, and trading your flip flops for a pair of hiking boots. You've seen enough of the waves, and are looking to take a dip in a water…
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Oneika The Traveller's Tried & True Tips Are For Every Girl Who Seeks To See The World

Got a suitcase? The whole world is likely on your bucket list, and so far, you've probably only seen a bit of it. You long to travel on a consistent basis, and put roots in places abroad. For now, you're just hopping on planes as much as possible. El…
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If You've Never Had These 7 Convos With Your Best Friend, Are You Even Friends?

What does it take for you to consider somebody your best friend? For me, as soon as I can truly be myself around another person, I think we're pretty close. My roommates and I have bonded over the fact that I'll make full meals at midnight when I'm r…
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7 Friends To Break Up With RN, Because We All Need To Do Some Summer Cleaning

Sometimes, summer cleaning isn't all about getting rid of old textbooks and washing our cars for the first time in months. Sure, all of that laundry from last semester needs to get done at some point, but did you ever think of picking up the other pa…
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