Moorten Botanical Garden

For as long as I can remember my family & I have been going to Palm Springs. That is why when I heard of Moorten Botanical Garden for the first time last year I was shocked I hadn’t discovered this magical place sooner!  Continue reading “Moorten Botanical Garden”

Desert X – The Circle of Land & Sky

For as long as I can remember art has held a special place in my heart. When I was very young my mom painted the walls of my bedroom to look like a garden. She even painted pretty scenes at my preschool. When I was in elementary school we did The Pageant of the Arts! It was a show the 4th & 5th graders put on. Each kid would get a costume & learn a dance that matched a famous Artist’s painting. Together we put on a performance that would bring the art to life & taught us the value of art at a very young age. Continue reading “Desert X – The Circle of Land & Sky”

Crochet Rosemary Dress

For the Miss Santa Monica pageant I knew I wanted to make a dress for my interview. I love being able to share something that is so important to me with the judges! So as soon as I signed up, I went to Alamitos Bay Yarn Company & picked out a few balls of Sirdar Baby Bamboo Dk in the color Poppy!

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How To Crochet: The Basics!

When I was younger I learned how to knit with my Girl Scout troop. We went to the mountains & spent the whole weekend making, or trying to make, scarfs & ear warmers. Like most skills that go unused, I eventually forgot how.

It was not until February of 2016 that I decided to try my hand at fiber arts once again. I had seen a few photos of  a granny square cardigan on Facebook & thought I would give one a try. Before I knew it, I was in Joann’s picking out some yarn. I got the cheapest green yarn, a few different crochet hooks, & headed to YouTube to find a tutorial to show me where to start. I spent the rest of the day searching for the right teacher & trying to learning different stitches.

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Crochet Poppy Top!

Living in a beach town, I love taking an afternoon stroll to the ocean. After careful redesign, the Poppy Top has become my go to outfit for such an occasion! Paired with a flowy skirt, it’s the perfect balance of fun & flirty.

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Skiing Big Bear Mountain

Growing up I loved to ski! But as I got older, ski trips were few and far between. I have been meaning to make it out to the mountains & I finally did for my friend Rachel’s birthday!

Working full-time I decided it would be best to go up for one night. So I left Seal Beach, CA at 7:00am Saturday. The drive flew by & before I knew it I was winding up the mountain to meet everyone at the cabin we rented on Airbnb. Not long after my arrival we were ready to hit the slopes!

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A Quick Trip to Colorado

Denver Colorado is full of breweries serving up flights of different beers. It’s the perfect place for a social drinker like myself or the most experienced beer connoisseur. So when my boyfriend said he wanted to visit one of his friends in Denver, I was in!

Let me start by saying drinking beer is not my favorite activity. I love the social aspects, but typically I get sick of drinking after a brew or two. However, I LOVE samples. And whether it’s at Baskin Robbins or a Brewery,  I’ll try every flavor they give me!

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Hiking Grass Mountain

About this time last year I saw an amazing photo on Instagram of a girl in a field of golden poppies. It looked like it was out of The Wizard of Oz. After some searching I discovered that this magical place was not far from me! These hills of poppies were just past Santa Barbara, CA. About 45 minuets away from a trip I planed to Solvang, CA, I decided to hit the trail on my way home. Little did I know what I was in store for!

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A Day On Melrose

Some of my favorite adventures are days spent exploring with friends. I am lucky enough to live close to Los Angeles, CA. With so many exciting things to do, I love taking day trips into the city & checking out fun places. A few weeks ago, a couple friends and I headed to Melrose Ave to celebrate one of their birthdays! Here is a glimpse at some of my favorite places we went!

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My First YouTube Video!

When I was in High School I took a video production class called Griffin News. Each week we would create, film, edit, & broadcast our show to the school. Being apart of that class helped me to discover my love of film. I had so much fun hosting different segments & editing the clips, always making sure they fit perfectly with music.

For some time now I have wanted to get back into making videos. I learned to crochet mainly on YouTube, so I figured that would be the perfect place for me to start! As a beginning crocheter, I had a hard time finding videos that showed things I actually wanted to make. My goal with this channel is to share what I consider the fundamentals of crochet, inspiration & execution.

I am excited to announce that I have officially launched my YouTube Channel! My first video shows some of my favorite things to make &  I cant wait to teach you how!

Please subscribe to my channel & comment what else you would like to learn & see!

I also want to give a special thanks to Ariel Vega of Ari Films for helping me start on this new journey. I couldn’t have done it without you.