Halloween | offthebeatenpress.com

For Halloween this year, I decided to throw a party. I built a passthrough between my kitchen and my living room this summer and wanted to show off the digs to friends from other cities who hadn’t visited yet. The first thing I did was make a wreath for my front door. I bought this

Travel: Chicago | offthebeatenpress.com

Last year for my birthday, I went to Portland & Seattle. This year’s trip was Chicago. It was my first time there and I just loved the city. The weekend was predicted to have terrible weather, but everyday when we awoke, the skies just cleared right up. We left the airport in DC after work

renwick gallery : wonder | offthebeatenpress.com

Over the weekend I finally got to go to the Renwick Gallery in DC. I have been wanting to go for a while since it was renovated, but the line was always crazy long. After getting up early and getting some coffee, my boyfriend and I went for it. It was truly inspiring to see

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Cheat Sheet | offthebeatenpress.com

Last year I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, as did many of you! Afterwards, I went through my house and began Marie Kondo’s process of decluttering. It went well, but I felt like I needed to do it again since I’ve had a huge wardrobe change and a roomate move out! What a

New Year 2016 | offthebeatenpress.com

Last year was pretty incredible. My little printmaking business branched out a bit from my corporate graphic design. I used my trailer completion at a jumping point to title it Off the Beaten Press and didn’t look back. I also gained a new press and taught classes every month of the year at the Visual Art

home for the holidays | offthebeatenpress.com

I spent a lot of time in Northern Virginia this holiday season. My office now has another location in Arlington which allowed me to stay with my boyfriend and our families and continue to work. There was plenty of driving still around the entire area, from Alexandria to Ashburn and Manassas back to Richmond. Here

December activities | offthebeatenpress.com

The holiday’s get crazy busy for me and the month of December is always an exciting time. Already this month I have traveled to Mexico and finished teaching my last letterpress class of the year. Here are a collection of pictures from other events I had (most of which kept me from diving heavy into

travel: xcaret mexico | offthebeatenpress.com

We went to mexico! My boyfriend’s present to me was a surprise trip to Mexico with his roomates. It was so much fun. I have visited the country before on a mission trip, but never been to a coastal beach. We left the freezing cold December weather for some sun. Crazy story, my friend Melissa

Two New Tattoos | offthebeatenpress.com

This year, instead of just getting one tattoo in the fall, I went a month apart and got two done. I wanted to finish up the inside of my arm which I had been dreading. I took a half day on a Friday in September to get my first one done. For this tattoo, I

travel: new york city | offthebeatenpress.com

My friend from college got married over the weekend in New Jersey! A group of us from Virginia drove up and got a hotel the night before attending at the Brownstone. Her wedding was beautiful and a blast. The colors she had for the flowers and bridesmaid dresses just popped! Here are some of us