Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cabin Trips and Reflections

Hi everyone!

I just got back from a weekend cabin trip with some friends. It's been years since we did this and the last time I went compared to this time couldn't have been anymore different. The last cabin trip I went to was my first. I wanted it to be organized and structured but with a group our size, it was really hard to do that. Plus, I was starting prerequisite classes in hopes of going to grad school and I was SO stressed. Fastforward 3-4 years later, here I am done with grad school and going on another trip. It's interesting how much things change as you get older. Here are my candid thoughts and reflections...

For one, your friends all cook more and sharing the kitchen is a lot more of sharing whatever whomever cooked. Less is store bought or premade. People know how to take care of themselves more as they are older now. Things flow a lot better with cooking, sharing, and meal time.

Two-- everyone spends less time on technology because we're all together talking or playing board games. I barely touched my phone over this past weekend. In fact, I misplaced it and found it in my luggage with all the clothes when I was packing! It's such a nice break from reality and social media.

Three-- you appreciate your relationships and friendships more as it's more about quality time. I remember when making and maintaining friendships seemed so much more complicated as a teen. I didn't really understand what an authentic friendship was like and more or less understood it as two people who like each other enough to hangout. But its so much more than that. You don't have to be close to them but I feel that good friendships are more about understanding eachother's personalities and goals in friendship. My cabin trip group are all collectively fun loving but for the most part relaxed people who are okay with hanging out and spending time together.

The more I get older, the more I realize that relationships do mature in these ways and that setting aside time to do things you love or spend time with people you love is important. :)

This weekend was a great reminder to be present in your own life. Go do things you want and spend time with people you care about. Make it happen because otherwise, it wont.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Hey everyone!

I wanted to share some fun and creative ways to give love to your loved ones on Valentines Day. Of course, you can give love any day of the week (and should regularly) but holidays can make it extra festive to celebrate sometimes.

Here are some cute and fairly inexpensive ideas to try out!

Homemade Heart Pizza | Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas
Heart shaped Pizza: Everyone knows a way to a girl's heart is through their stomach. :)

Out of all the fish in the sea, I'm so glad you chose me! What cute Valentines Day idea with all these colorful candy worms and lovely messages. http://hative.com/cute-valentines-day-ideas/
Hooked on You: This has got to be the cutest way to give someone gummy worms.

These adorable Pokémon Valentine's Day Cards are a snap to make! Only 15 minutes (plus some drying time) and you'll be wowing that special someone. Check out the tutorial.I choose you: I'm a sucker for pokemon. This is a cute card!

Pen N' Paper Flowers: FREE | Valentine's Day Ghirardelli Chocolate Bar Wrappers
Personalized Chocolate: Get someone's favorite chocolate and decorate the cover personally!

I also updated my etsy shop with all my favorite Valentinesy origami. It's great for decoration or to style with a chocolate or floral gift. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Prom Shop Au's Inexpensive Wedding Dresses

Hey everyone! 

I've been working with a lot of cool dress stores lately for the approaching spring season. I have a friend getting married soon and I'm always thinking about all the things she has to do and what dress shopping was like. It's a lot of work picking a dress so when I had the opportunity to collaborate with Prom Shop Au, I decided to share more options with you all. Let's begin on some wedding dresses from this Australian website!

Big takeaways that I like:
There is a full color and fabric chart with tailoring to fit your body. I always find that service so nice because everyone's bodies are different and it's nice to know your order was tailor-made for you. They offer formal event and prom dresses in addition to wedding dresses at an affordable price. 


Before I get started, I want to share one of my favorite lace empire dresses that runs for $137 AU. The open back and lace details on the front are very pretty but simple. It has a beachy sultry vibe to it that I think would be perfect for a getaway or backyard wedding.

Here is a cheap wedding dresses under 100 among so many more on their website. This is a $73 AU strapless taffeta dress which is very simple and unconventional. I can see this being customized in color for bridesmaids or for another formal occasion as well. 

Another option for wedding dresses online australia is a more traditional full length gown. This one below is a lace sweetheart sweep train dress that is $135 AU. I like the fluffy tulle princess gown to it and the delicate lace details as well. 

That's it for today's post. Share which dress is your favorite in the comments below. Thanks for reading and if you're in need of a formal dress, check out Prom Shop Au's shop of affordable and tailored dresses. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Art Portfolio

Hey everyone!

I've been meaning to film a video like this for a while and its finally here. This is just a super chill two part video of me going through my art collection with you. It's not everything but it's a lot of old and new pieces that I explored with you all candidly on video. Enjoy!

Let me know if you have a favorite in the comments.

Also, majority of these art pieces are available for purchase. Please contact me via etsy if you are interested in adopting any of my art babies. Thanks! Have a great day. :)
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