Sunday, May 31, 2015

Easy, DIY Graduation Gifts!

Hello there!

This is going to seem like a cliche, but it seems like just yesterday that I graduated high school and man, was I nervous. 

What's even more nerve-wracking is that my sister is now graduating high school and I'm halfway through my college career. Insanity.

With (high school) graduation parties right around the corner, I thought I'd take the time to find some of the best gifts to give the grad in your life. In lieu of a card- although cards and money are always greatly appreciated- these gifts will be memorable and functional as your grad starts a new chapter of their lives!

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No desk is complete without some pictures of friends and family! This post all about geometric picture holders is sure to win over any aspiring designer or graduate who is always on trend.

I am loving this inspiration/ picture board tutorial. Leave it blank for college adventures to come or fill it up with pictures of your best memories together.

Mason jars. No one can get over them. Transform a few into  terrariums to bring the outdoors in. They're cute and require very little maintenance, perfect for any college student. The picture above is from, but a fabulous diagram all about terrariums can be found here.

This craft is so simple, you'll wonder how you didn't think of this before. Pair old shirts (or inexpensive ones)  with favorite sports teams, bands, etc. with a canvas for easy dorm wall art.

Bonus: This isn't a graduation gift, but rather a surprise to plan for a later date. College students love getting care packages and this list of ideas is sure to brighten anyone's day!

With love,

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Oh, Canada!

Hello there!

Last week was filled with great memories, great company and a great deal of public transportation.

I apologize in advance for any atypical formatting or spelling errors- I'm whipping up this post while also sitting outside in the sun, which as you will soon read is the real meaning behind this post.

I traveled to Boston, Maine and Canada in just quick 7 days! Which seemed plausible when we first planned our trip, but there are just too many awesome things to see in each place respectively to really see or do in that short span of time.

I had my first fried Oreo of the season-which was to die for of course- met up with friends from college along the way and attempted to kayak during low tide. You read that right, low tide... not a smart move but hilarity ensued nonetheless.

The roadtrip was loads of fun, with undoubtedly, one of the biggest highlights being nature. 

The greatest things surrounding us are not man made and luckily, summertime is one of the most prominent times to see this.

Although I appreciate you reading this post, I do hope you go outside today and enjoy the wonderful world we live in. Slap on some sunscreen and enjoy our  dearest Mother Nature. Go run, bike, discover a new park, jump in rain puddles- anything; today is too stunning to sit around! 

With love,

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hey There Stranger!

Hey there Stranger! (Or, rather, I'm the stranger)

Oh my- Here we are in May and my last post March but have no fear; I'm back home on Summer vacation with, theoretically, more time on my hands and tea, literally, in my hands as I conjure up this post.

How have you been? Let me quickly update you on my past few months!

I will never be able to put into words just how great Vermont is to me. My love for the green mountain state knows no bounds- even with crazy windchill or gloomy skies. Just look at that view! So first and foremost, I've been too enamored with my beautiful surroundings to do much else.

Over the past few months, I started watching Scrubs and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Obsessed!!), decided to take up rock climbing and ate copious amounts of Ben and Jerry's. How Vermont of me.

More importantly, I had an internship, successfully completed another semester and was accepted to go abroad in IRELAND.

Swapping these green mountains for their counterparts across the pond is something I am extremely grateful for. Dublin is more of a city than expansive rolling hills which is very exciting. I still- quite honestly- can't wrap my head around it. There is just so much to do, to see and experience.

 What does a girl that has never gone outside of the United States do whilst abroad in Europe? Please let me know!

Presently, I am slated to see The Maine this weekend and as you may already know, I love them. Their newest album, American Candy came out the end of March and if you haven't already, do your ears and heart a favor by taking a listen! Good vibes all around.

Oh and this weekend I also turn the big 2-0. My friends and I have dubbed this  time in our lives as the "I'm halfway to forty" crisis. It's a real thing and it's happening. On the bright side, I will be celebrating two decades of life while simultaneously celebrating the woman who brought me into this world. If you're reading this- Happy (early) Mother's Day, mama!

Then, in the not so far away  future, I become a wanderlust traveler, road tripping with some friends for some much needed R&R. I am super pumped.

I'm brain storming some blog posts for the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned!

With love,