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Hello, loves!

Happy World Emoji Day!  Who even knew this was a holiday?  I definitely didn’t, but I’m down to celebrate these fun little images any day.

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In honor of the holiday, here’s a list of emojis I wish existed:

1.  Iced Coffee emoji

Yeah, yeah, we have a coffee emoji, but it’s hot coffee.  And we all know hot coffee and iced coffee are completely different.  As someone who drinks iced coffee on the reg, I’d love an emoji that accurately represents my caffeine of choice…preferably topped with a tiny green straw!

2.  Mic Drop emoji

Sometimes, the only proper way to end a statement is a mic drop, so a mic drop emoji is definitely necessary.  Just imagine typing out a lengthy message filled with a bit of sass, inserting an animated mic drop, and pressing send.  Ahhh, now that’s a satisfaction we need in our lives!

3.  Messy Bun emoji

All these emoji-ladies have perfectly styled straight hair — I don’t know how they do it!  Don’t get me wrong, I usually wear my hair down and straight, but some days, it seems like my only option is a messy bun (like today!).  An emoji-girl with a messy bun would look stellar in the captions of my lazy day Instagrams.

4.  Fingers Crossed emoji

We have several different hand signal emojis, but we’re missing one — fingers crossed!  As someone who always hopes for the best, a fingers crossed emoji would definitely come in handy for anything that’s out of my control.

Alright, I’m gonna go draft an email to Apple and get them to start working on these emojis because I need ’em ASAP!  Any emojis you wish existed?  Let me know!

XOXO,

Brenna

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Take Me To Merch

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Hello, loves!

Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

So, I have a tiny little favor to ask of you:

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a staff writer for an online publication called Twenty Something Living.  It is a lovely blog community comprised of some of the most creative and driven women, and I’m so proud to be part of it.

We have an opportunity to earn some funding that will go towards creating some adorable TSL merch — hello too-cute-for-words coffee mugs & tumblers!  The money is awarded based on votes — that’s where you come in!

If you have a few seconds (seriously, that’s all it takes!), please click here.

All you have to do then is upvote Twenty Something Living Products and enter an email address — you can totally opt out of the newsletter subscription, so don’t worry about that!

I know it may not seem like a big deal, but this is a very exciting opportunity for us.  It would mean a lot if you could help us out — every vote really does count!

Thanks in advance!

XOXO,

Brenna

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Who Run the World? Girls

Hello, loves!

Hope this Monday is treating you well!

If you’ve absorbed any ounce of media in the last week or so, you may have noticed something pretty cool — there has been a serious surge of girl bosses!  And I’m completely obsessed.  Like, really, it is so empowering to see so many women following their passions and ruling the world.  Here are some of my current inspirations:

1. Sandra Bullock

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Sandra was recently named People Magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman”.  But what was really inspiring was her reaction to the title, which began with her jokingly saying “well, of course, that was coming”, followed by a mega eye-roll.  Ms. Bullock also offered her own definition of “beautiful”, which she says is embodied by women who “rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things, and take care of each other.”  PREACH, girl.  She also pushed for us to put an end to the attack on women by the media, as well as all sorts of bullying on the Internet.  I’m down, Sandra, I’m so down.

2. Misty Copeland

I’m currently writing a feature on Misty for Twenty Something Living (which will go live on Thursday — so keep an eye out!) and let me tell you, I am in awe of her and all that she’s accomplished.  She started out with a pretty tough childhood and completely rewrote her story into a fairytale.  Not only did she work her tail off to become an incredible dancer, she also battled body-shaming and racial barriers — all while rocking a pair of pointe shoes.  Misty is fierce in every aspect of her life — and just look at her dance!

3. US Women’s National Team

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These girls made history last night!  While I’m not super into soccer, I watched these girls in both the semi-finals and the finals, and let me tell ya, I was so impressed.  These girls are amazing athletes, but they are so much more, too.  Did you know the US Women’s team started their own campaign called “#SheBelieves”?  Me either, but how cool is that?  It’s basically a message to their fans, especially the young ones, that they can accomplish all their goals and dreams.  The campaign also proves that with hard work, you can be the best at whatever it is you choose to do regardless of any obstacles.  Yassss, ladies!  (Also, if you watched this team kick booty in the finals — how could you NOT be 100% inspired by them?!)

I don’t know, sometimes I get a little down because I feel like we are lacking positive female role models, but if you look hard enough — you’ll find ’em.  And they will seriously inspire you.

XOXO,

Brenna

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Guess Who’s Back, Back Again

Hello, loves!

Has it really been a MONTH since I’ve posted on here?  Yikes!

Now I’m not one for excuses, but there are a couple reasons why I have been a little distracted from writing for Brenn Coco.

First, I was selected to be a staff writer for a lovely site called Twenty Something Living – super exciting!  I’ve wanted to land a consistent writing gig for a while now, so I was very stoked when TSL asked me to join the team.  You can check out the site here and view all posts written by me here — I have a new story live every Thursday!

I was also accepted to be a Marketing & PR Rep for the Lala, an online publication aimed at empowering college women through media!  It’s an amazing site with content by the coolest college creatives so be sure to check it out here!

In addition to working on these two teams, I’ve been squeezing in lots of time with family, nannying for some extra cash, cleaning out my closet to get rid of old clothes, prepping for my trip to Dublin, and, of course, Netflixing the days away (#summer).  I will hopefully be a bit better at keeping up with this site, as I do miss it!

Until next time!

XOXO,

Brenna

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