Kirsten is a lifestyle journalist and author focusing on food, fitness, health, crafts and all things creative. Since 2010, she has managed the lifestyle DIY blog WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). She published the DIY book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion, in 2014. Kirsten was born and raised in New York. She likes food more than people.

Latest Articles

Easy Halloween Costumes For Lazy People That Takes Literally No Effort

Every year, Halloween creeps up so fast that it's scary. And when you just do not feel like going all out, looking into easy Halloween costumes for lazy people is the best bet. This approach lets you get in on the fun without having to set aside a ch…
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Host A Pumpkin Carving Party Like You're Martha Goddamn Stewart

Autumn is finally here, which means that it is finally time to embrace all things pumpkin. The Internet is only slightly obsessed with this seasonal squash, after all. It is also your chance to host a pumpkin carving party for Halloween, because it d…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Single-Serving Brownie Recipe Is Perfect For When You Need Some Chocolate ASAP

Sure, you like to cook, but sometimes you want to bake just a single cupcake or whip up fajitas for one. Bustle’s new series, Single Serving, dishes up your favorite recipes in the perfect portions for when your speed is less “entertaining my crew” a…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Mac And Cheese Recipe For One Is Exactly What You Want For Dinner Tonight

Sure, you like to cook, but sometimes you want to bake just a single cupcake or whip up fajitas for one. Bustle’s new series, Single Serving, dishes up your favorite recipes in the perfect portions for when your speed is less “entertaining my crew” a…
By Kirsten Nunez

The Best Halloween Couples Costumes That Will Take No Time To Put Together

Candy and treats aside, one of the greatest things about Halloween is dressing up. And when you have a significant other who loves the holiday as much as you do, it is worth looking into the best couples costumes for Halloween 2017. This approach dou…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Recipe Makes A Single Chocolate Chip Cookie, Which Is Perfect If You Hate Sharing

Sure, you like to cook, but sometimes you want to bake just a single cupcake or whip up fajitas for one. Bustle’s new series, Single Serving, dishes up your favorite recipes in the perfect portions for when your speed is less “entertaining my crew” a…
By Kirsten Nunez

Why Mercury Retroshade Is No Joke

This year has been one hell of a ride so far, but the universe is not done with us yet. While the third Mercury Retrograde ended on Sept. 5, it is easy to wonder if Mercury Retroshade is real. During this period, the retrograde is thought to leave a …
By Kirsten Nunez

Halloween Costumes You Can Make With Items Already In Your Closet

So, can we just talk about how Halloween can get really expensive? The candy and decorations are just the beginning. Instead of spending even more cash on an outfit, go for DIY Halloween costume ideas with items in your closet. These options will not…
By Kirsten Nunez

If You're Looking For An Easy 'Harry Potter' Halloween Costume, Look No Further

When you are a dedicated member of the Harry Potter fandom, Halloween is just another excuse to show off your adoration. Easy Harry Potter costume ideas make it even easier, whether or not you are a die-hard follower. Granted, you can always buy a le…
By Kirsten Nunez

You Need To Try These Non-Traditional Picnic Ideas Before Summer Is Over

I'm sorry to break it to you, but before we know it, summer will be on its way out. The truth hurts, I know. So, if you have yet to host a picnic, what the heck are you waiting for? Consider using non-traditional picnic ideas to make it a little more…
By Kirsten Nunez

Ice Cream Sandwiches Perfect For National Ice Cream Day

Ice cream is the mascot dessert of summer, and I am so here for it. Luckily, National Ice Cream Day is a thing, giving us the perfect excuse to indulge in DIY ice cream sandwiches. I mean, how can you resist? It is a cookie (well, two) and ice cream …
By Kirsten Nunez

Iced Tea Recipes To Help You Survive The Summer

Ah, summer. I have such a love-hate relationship with this season. The long days and cool nights are so dreamy, but the humidity is something I can live without. No wonder I have become obsessed with summer iced tea recipes. It is the perfect way to …
By Kirsten Nunez

Gluten-Free Doughnuts You Need To Try ASAP

Eating a gluten-free diet calls for a creative mind. It can also be intimidating at first. Yet, once you get the hang of it, making a batch of gluten-free doughnuts is a piece of cake. Literally! A piece of gluten-free cake, of course, but you know —…
By Kirsten Nunez

Easy Gluten-Free Snacks To Keep In Your Desk At Work

There is nothing worse than being hangry at work. But when you have dietary restrictions, even the office kitchen loses its glamour. This is why keeping gluten-free snacks for your desk at work can seriously save the day. It is also the perfect way t…
By Kirsten Nunez

The Best Watermelon Recipes For National Watermelon Day

If summertime had an official fruit, it would be watermelon. It is delicious way to hydrate and cool down. How can you say no? But if you really want to indulge, consider making watermelon recipes for National Watermelon Day. The holiday, which falls…
By Kirsten Nunez

Delicious Ways To Use Chocolate Chips For National Chocolate Day

If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is the fact that chocolate makes the world go round. These chocolate chip recipes for National Chocolate Chip Cookie day prove that. I mean, I bet you cannot look at these photos without drooling. Go on, …
By Kirsten Nunez

Yoga Poses That Will Help You Cool Down And Beat The Summer Heat

Summer can be pretty awesome. The pool parties, the road trips, the longer days... it is basically a dream. But when the temperatures are so high they can reach the sun, it is tempting to camp out in front of an air conditioner. Instead, why not try …
By Kirsten Nunez

If You Experience These Symptoms, You Might Have A Gluten Intolerance

These days, eating gluten-free has become a trend — but, for some, it has to be a lifestyle. It's one you might want to consider it if you have signs of a gluten intolerance, but unfortunately, the symptoms can be confusing and easy to miss. That is …
By Kirsten Nunez

Vacation Plans Soon? You Should Keep Pluto Retrograde In Mind While Planning

Summer is prime time for road trips, plane rides, and exploration. And when you are in tune with the astrological pulls of the universe, it is crucial to know how Pluto retrograde affects travel. After all, it is no secret that Earth is influenced by…
By Kirsten Nunez

Why You Should Care About Pluto Retrograde

If you are in touch with the astrological pulls of the universe, you know that retrogrades influence each and every part of life. And when you are a hard-working badass, you might be focused on how Pluto retrograde affects your job. Granted, every pl…
By Kirsten Nunez