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”
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”
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.