Wednesday, December 10, 2014

10 things

1. It's currently finals week, & I've never been the one that stresses out about finals. In fact, it's Wednesday & I'm done with all of them & I feel fine about each of them. But a little part of me can't help but feel a little bit like screaming.
2. It's late, but I'm drinking the awake blend of Tazo tea, it's possibly my favorite blend of the brand. Yes, definitely my favorite.
3. Frank Ocean's Forrest Gump is currently playing on Spotify, & I'm quite happy about it. 
4. I've not felt well for days, & earlier I thought I was going to pass out, but now I'm feeling much better. 
5. I started wearing my high school class ring again. It's been about a year since I've worn it, so it was interesting to get used to a ring on that finger again. 
6. Though it is so late, I really want something to snack on. There isn't any food around the apartment as we have to throw out everything over Christmas break, so I may venture out in the cold. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

In light of recent events:

"Racial injustice had sort of been born with the United States." I heard this quote while watching a video about "Bloody Sunday" and the March to Montgomery in preparation for a final exam this evening. It struck a cord within my heart and I felt the need to blog about it.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Labor Day

Two weekends ago, for Labor Day, a small group of my friends & I decided to take off & head to the beach. One of us lives in Delaware so we were all able to stay at his house for a night & make it an overnight event. I can't fully explain how much this trip was really needed. After the first "week" of classes, all of us were pretty burnt out on school. We just weren't ready for summer to really be over, so taking this trip was exactly what the doctor ordered. 

Writer's Block

I've not posted recently, and even when I do post there's no schedule whatsoever. I tend to post on my own terms whenever I feel I have something to write about. Recently, however, I've not had anything to write about. 

I keep trying to think of things I could post, but it always leads me nowhere. I'm going to try to work on my block and figure out nice things to write about regularly. 

Sorry I've never been a well balanced blogger. 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ten Things

I got the idea to do "ten things" from Brigette Muller, a beautiful blogger that can be found over at Hummusbird. I'm a big fan of hers.

So without further ado, here we go:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hello, August

So, it's August 9th. Which means I'm 9 days late on writing this. I wanted to have a lovely post about August & the start of school. New beginnings and the sorts. But maybe that will come within the next few weeks as the semester actually begins. (Be on the lookout around August 26th!)

The last two weeks have just flown by & completely escaped me. I have so many things to do as I leave my small town life & head back to Pennsylvania for my senior year of college.

My to-do list gets longer and longer as I prepare to pack up my life once more & travel to Valley Forge for the last time.

However, in the midst of all the tasks I have left to do I wanted to escape to my little corner of the internet. 

I've had a lovely past few days. My dear old friends came up to visit. We ate pizza, made mojitos, & chatted while sitting in the kitchen floor. 

These friends are so important to me, & while I may have been a bit upset because I feel we didn't occupy our time together in the best way, I still loved seeing them. 

Though most everyone else left after the first night (Thursday), Michaela decided to stay another night (with the intention of packing up the house the next day) and we decided to have a girly pamper night with my mom. We stayed up far too late and ate far too many snacks. We also put on face masks (meant for the night before).

Saturday, July 26, 2014


I want to be perfectly transparent - I've been going through some storms for what seems like forever now. I guess if I had to put in into an actual time frame, it's been about 4 years.

Friday, July 25, 2014


I have to admit, I've been raving about this website (& overall concept) way too much. I just can't help myself. When I try something new & like it, I kind of get a little obsessed. Simply put Graze is snacking reinvented. Graze puts together little nibble boxes with four different, very healthy snacks inside.

All my life I've loved snacking. I hardly ever follow the three square meals a day standard, instead I sort of snack all day long, so when I heard about Graze, I couldn't wait to sign up. A short two weeks after signing up, my first box arrived. I was thrilled!

I am a big fan of the experiences that products create for you, and packaging plays a big role in a part of the experience. The packaging of the graze boxes is fabulous. From the little personalized note inside the box, to the hand-drawn designs of each snack name, the boxes were adorable.

But what's seemingly most important about these boxes is that the snacks were SO GOOD. Holy cow, they were delicious! I decided to snap these photos in my backyard,  on a backdrop of limp grass, twigs, and fallen leaves to really drive home the nature vibe. Take a look:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Maybe She's Born With It...

Maybe it's Maybelline.

It's almost unheard of that I would choose to not wear any makeup, but it's just the way I prefer it. I think it's because I was a dancer for all of my childhood. From the ages of 4 to 14 I was constantly having stage makeup thrown on my face, so by the time I reached the age girls start wanting to wear bits of makeup, I wanted nothing to do with it. My preferred choice in products was Chapstick.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dealing with Anxiety

So something that I don't normally address, is my personal struggle with anxiety. I hate admitting that there is something wrong with me on this sort of mental/emotional level. It's  defeating, & for me it's impossible to deal with. 

This issue, is still pretty fresh for me, it's only been 14 months since I've discovered that I struggled with this, & I only came to that conclusion because I had my first anxiety attack then. There isn't any reason for me to have such a problem. I just woke up one day. 

I woke up feeling nervous. I didn't really know why, so I just kept going, I got dressed & went to chapel (here at VFCC we have chapel daily at 10am). I had an 11:30 class, right after chapel, so I was on my way to it, when I saw one of my close friends. I looked at him & freaked out. I have no idea why. I was sitting in my class & all of a sudden I couldn't breathe, I could feel the tears getting ready to run down my face. I began to freak out because I was freaking out & I didn't know why. I somehow managed to walk downstairs to Michaela's class & she took me away to get coffee & calm down. The rest of the day I just sat in my room, afraid to do anything. I called my mom & she helped me come to terms with what I had gone through. A panic attack. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hot Jamz & Cool Beats

This is Alexa Rose

Not only is Alexa absolutely beautiful, she is incredibly talented. Soft, yet strong, Alexa's voice is the perfect sound for the indie/folk scene. Her music & lyrics (which she writes herself) are pure, poetic, & peaceful. Using her Appalachian roots to inspire her music, Alexa was able to put out her first album April 2013. Though Alexa is now familiar with recording in a studio, she remains humble and will sometimes record while sitting in her kitchen floor. 

If you're a fan of talented musicians & are in need of something soft to sing you to sleep, I definitely suggest checking out her music. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Guys, I don't know what this is. All of my (guy) friends have been insisting that I download it; because it's so much easier than texting & they send the best/funniest snaps. So, last night, I finally gave in. I said, "if you make it for me, I will keep it," & they took my phone & set it up.

But I don't know. Like, what am I doing - really. I'm so confused.

I mean, maybe when I get more than 3 snaps I'll enjoy it more, but for now I'm left uninterested & lame.

Monday, March 31, 2014


I've never been one for compliments. I prefer to never been seen or commented on. I'd rather you insult me than tell me you like my smile. I don't know why this is, I'm just really weird. I was thinking about this more today because a friend of mine came up to me & told me I had great hair. While I've gotten this comment a lot in my life, it just really struck me today.

Do you want to know what I did to get ready this morning? I rolled off of my bed, searched through some clothes to find today's stylin' outfit (burgundy jeans & a gray hoodie) and I scratched my head.

I scratched my head.

I am so lazy when it comes to my appearance. So, I guess I feel as though I don't deserve people's compliments. Seriously, there are some girls out there that honestly wake up early & go through a lot to put themselves together in the morning, & they're the ones that deserve to be complimented. I don't mean to complain about nice words being thrown at me, but honestly.

Who knows, maybe one day I'll post about my "morning routine".


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Filming, Friends, & Fun

For a while now, my friend Louie & I have tossed around the idea of starting a YouTube Channel.

Since 2007 I can remember dreaming of posting content onto YouTube and growing an audience, but much like with this blog, I've always been too afraid to. I mean, don't get me wrong, I had good reason: I hate the sound of my recorded voice, no one would actually watch, I'm really not that funny, no one in my immediate life contributes to online content so it'd just be really weird. I've had the same excuses for 7 years now, & I had no desire to face my fears and create content.

That is, until I met Louie. He and I were sitting in the on campus coffee shop, goofing off, chatting back and forth about Justin Bieber's semi-recent arrest. We were cracking jokes left & right, when all of a sudden Louie pops up & says, "we should have our own YouTube web series." In that moment, things got too real for me. I've always wanted this. Was it really going to happen? We had a platform figured out, we would take current pop culture news & release a "news segment"about each topic but instead, we'd sort of roast whatever that topic was.

Louie's tirelessly urged me since that initial day in February to do this with him, to start filming some little bits, and tonight we finally did. We didn't go with our first idea to roast everything, instead we got together with our friends, sat in front of a camera, and began.

Let me begin by saying that if you aren't used to it, sitting down & filming yourself is easily one of the weirdest things to do. I never knew where to look, or what to say, or if I should be like super happy & smiley, or cranky & snarky. I was so nervous, so I started to flow with Louie and whatever he was doing. Well, Louie was really weird and nervous too. We just sat there, attempting to do this thing that was so weird. But then we brought in two of our other friends to do the Best Friend Tag, that's pretty popular on YouTube.

All of us in frame, we began. I have no idea if there is any quality footage from tonight, but I can tell you that I had a blast. The four of us sat in a studio for almost two hours just joking around, & hopefully something great came from it. If not, that just means we get to do this again. So either way, I'm winning.



This past weekend my college hosted the second annual Captiv8 Film Festival. Captiv8 is a 48 hour film festival, in which teams have to film and edit an entire short film in just two days, the only thing they're allowed to do before the start of the competition is preproduction (i.e. script writing, location scouting, scheduling). Along with it only lasting 48 hours, each film must include 3 mystery details that are given during the opening broadcast of the festival.

This year's details included:

  1. Dialogue: "Don't you see? It's happening again."
  2. Prop: A bouquet of flowers
  3. Character: A barista
Last year, a group of my friends and I got together and formed a team, Follow Focus Films. Together we ended up producing an 8 minute short film, "Cost." It's the story of a father who gets the opportunity to show love to a child in a way he could not to his own son. You can watch it here.

This year, we got the band back together and produced something amazing. 

Now I'm not trying to toot my own horn, especially because I never do. But it turned out so well. The whole experience this year was so special for my team because it's the last year we'd be doing this, and this project is quite possibly the last project we'll get to work on together. Our story, "JIM", is about a man who develops a mental disorder in an attempt to cope with the tragic loss of his father and the shoes he left for him to fill.

As I said, we submitted this to Captiv8 Film Festival, and we were nominated for all six awards, winning "Most Captiv8ing Editor", ""Most Captiv8ing Director", "Most Captiv8ing Screenplay", and "Most Captiv8ing Short Film". I'm so excited to share this with you. 

A Little Introduction

Hello there, I'm Callie Glynn. I'm a 22 year old coffee lover & internet enthusiast. I have freckles & red hair. I currently live in Pennsylvania, where I attend The University of Valley Forge, studying Social Media Management.

I have always wanted to start a blog but I never felt like I had anything to say to an audience. Recently though, I've been somewhat inspired & I decided to just go for it. So, here I am!

On this blog, Freckle Face, I'll post (hopefully once a week) about things that I love and things that make me happy. Whether that be a YouTuber, a snack, or a lip product. I just want a way to share my life with any one that may be interested.