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.

Arizona Roadtrip

Before & After Backpacking Havasupai

Steve & I were super excited for our first Backpacking Trip but we wanted to use the time off work to see as much of Arizona as possible. We left Seal Beach, CA at 4:00am! Arizona does not have daylight savings time so we had to leave earlier than ideal. From there, we drove through Nevada, Utah & finally made it to Northern Arizona just in time for our tour 2:20pm tour at Antelope Canyon. Of course I brought some crochet to work on during the drive.

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Vintage Christmas Cape

One of the things I love most about fiber arts is that it has been around for centuries. You can find so many neat vintage patterns, or if you are lucky, vintage items! It is interesting to see how knitting & crocheting have changed over time. How something was made, what patterns were in style, & what colors were popular, all tell a story that is saved in that piece forever.

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Backpacking Havasupai

I always loved spending time outdoors & hiking. Growing up I was in Girl Scouts and spent most of my summer breaks at camp. I loved it. Turns out, not much has changed. I am still a sucker for a good hike or outdoor adventure! So naturally, when I first saw photos of Havasupai I was dying to go! Thus began the planning process of my first backpacking trip!

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