Kaitlyn is a lifestyle writer at Bustle, a novelist, a wilderness enthusiast, a semi-retired Z-list actress, a traveler, and proud dog mom.

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How To Carve A Pumpkin Like A Grown-Ass Woman This Halloween

I'll come right out and admit it: the real reason why I don't decorate for Halloween is because I literally don't know how to carve a pumpkin. I mean, theoretically I understand that you carve a pumpkin by using a knife, but the whole artistic part …
By Kaitlyn Wylde

I Tried Dunkin’ Donuts’ New Almond Joy Hot Chocolate & It’s Just As Delicious As It Sounds

When I think about Almond Joy candy bars, I think of my childhood. I think of the morning after Halloween, when I would go through my loot before school and rationalize that almonds are nuts and nuts are healthy and a handful of mini-sized Almond Joy…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

If You Hate Chewing Noises, This Instagram Is Your Worst Nightmare

Personally, the sounds that come out of other people's mouths while they are eating completely irk me. I know it's natural and everyone needs to eat — but the sound just grates on my nerves. Also, if I happen to be eating something that's particularl…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here's How You Can Use Snapchat To Call An Uber Or Lyft Car

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Snapchat is rolling out a new feature that's not only going to change the way we use the app, but change the way we interact with the world around us. I know, it sounds epic, and that's because it is. Among a dozen other incredib…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

This Is How To Get Context Cards On Snapchat

Ever see something posted on Snapchat, like a seriously extra ice cream cone, and wish you could just swipe through for more information about what's in your friend's pic? Well, you're going to want to know how to get context cards on Snapchat, becau…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

These Punny BFF Halloween Costume Ideas Are Actually Funny, Not Just Ridiculous Funny

There are a lot of obvious best friend costumes to consider for Halloween: Dionne and Cher from Clueless, Romy and Michele from Romy & Michele's High School Reunion, Thelma and Louise from, well, Thelma & Louise — all great options. But why be someth…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Halloween Costume Tutorials For Everyone Who Waits Until The Night Of To Figure Out Their Outfit

We've all been there: it's the night of your Halloween party and you weren't planning on dressing up... but last-minute you decided you didn't want to feel left out. You have no costume, not a lot of time, and no idea how to participate in a holiday …
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Your Quick & Easy Explainer For Tonight's Harvest Moon

If you're not an astronomer, chances are you're a bit confused about the Harvest Moon. Like, what exactly is it? And, does the Harvest Moon happen every year? Also, why is it so special? Don't worry, it's not you — this moon is a confusing one, and h…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Why You Should Do A Harvest Moon Ritual During Tonight's Full Moon

Not only does Oct. 5's night sky hold a full moon — it holds a special moon. The first full moon after the Sept. 22 autumnal equinox is known as the Harvest Moon — a nickname the Algonquin tribes and early North American farmers gave it for its timel…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

These Quotes Will Get You Extra Excited For Tonight's Harvest Moon

With summer most officially coming to an end with Thursday night's first post-autumnal equinox full moon, aka, the Harvest Moon, it is time to get into the fall groove. Perhaps there is no better way to celebrate the end of summer than to embrace the…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Halloween Costume Tutorials That Are Way Simpler To Pull Off Than They Look

No matter what time of year it is, I'm always on the hunt for a good tutorial. In the summer, you'll find my web history littered with "no make-up summer make-up look" tutorials, and in the fall, you better believe it's filled with searches for the b…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

If You Love Snapchat Filters (Or Are Kim Kardashian), These Halloween Costumes Are For You

Not-so-dirty little secret: I spend a lot of time on just looking at myself with different filters on Snapchat. Can you blame me? It's totally mesmerizing. And I feel comfortable telling you that because I know you do it, too. It's fascinating to see…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

You Only Need One Item To Put Together These Hilarious Halloween Costumes

The real reason why I never dress up for Halloween is not because I don't want to. Rather, I get extremely overwhelmed by all of the elements that go into dressing up. The planning, the plotting, the collecting the costume pieces and putting it all t…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Unicorn Halloween Costume Ideas That Will Be The Most Unique At Any Party

If you're all about that rainbow-colored, glitter-covered flying-on-positive-vibes life, you probably also have at least one item in your home that says "Unicorns are real." And if you're holding that mug or wearing that shirt right now, I've got new…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

This Month's Full Moon Is Actually Sort Of Rare

Growing up it seemed like there were a lot fewer names for the moon — either it was full, or it wasn't, amirite? But lately, people have been taking more of an interest in the actual names for the different full moons. For the Algonquin tribe, who cr…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here's When To Catch This Month’s Extra Creepy Full Moon

Thanks to a bout of warm weather and optimism, most of us have been able to kid ourselves over the last few weeks that summer's not quite over. But with the arrival of the Harvest Moon on Oct. 5, it's hard to ignore the facts: fall is here. It's the …
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here's How To Customize Your Instagram Polls As Much As You Want

If you've been stuck in a work hole all day and are now starting to notice that all of your co-workers have their heads in their phones and are buzzing about an Instagram update, you're going to want to catch up ASAP so you don't get left too far beh…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here's Why You Don't Have The Instagram Polls Yet

You might have noticed something different and new on Instagram today: story polls. That's right: as of Oct 3., the app has added a new interactive feature. However, if you don't already have it, you're probably wondering why you don't have the Insta…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here's How To Make A Poll In Your Instagram Stories

As soon as you think you're all up-to-date with Instagram trends and features, they go and add something totally new. And on Oct. 3, they're adding something most of us probably never even considered even yearning for: polls. Yeah, you're going to wa…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

"Thoughts & Prayers" Tweets Are Getting Destroyed On The Internet

When a tragedy strikes in modern day America, people often turn to social media to offer their condolences and share their grief — it is a natural inclination. Every few months, politicians are tweeting their "thoughts and prayers" in response to a n…
By Kaitlyn Wylde