Canada 2016 |

I grew up going to Canada in the summers with my family. It’s part of why I love summer as much as I do. We got to escape the Virginia heat to head to the beautiful Eastern shore of New Brunswick. The town we live in is called Alma, and it is right next to

Travel: Chicago |

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 |

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

New Year 2016 |

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

travel: xcaret mexico |

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

travel: river house |

Over the weekend I went to my friends River House in Dunnsville, VA. It was a beautiful home. She opened it up to a bunch of friends from different circles. It was nice to see so many new people so pleasant and enjoying the summer. What made it so unique was being able to go out

engaged: lauren and jordan |

My roomate Lauren & her fiancé Jordan got engaged last year in September. It has been really exciting to watch them go through the various stages of dating. Two years ago, while she and I were relaxing at a pool in the summer, she first shared with me her thoughts on this man that will

morven park barn |

The past few weeks have been incredibly stressful. Between my car getting broken into (again) and buying a house, I started losing it. I needed to take some time away, which is exactly what I did over the weekend. I started in Charlottesville. I snagged some of my favorite dumplings, took a stroll, & grabbed

travel: carnival cruise |

I get tons of TravelZoo emails all the time. When I knew I was in dire need for a vacation I just watched for deals to pop up. Soon enough, a 6-night cruise appeared that I knew would be perfect. It left out of Baltimore, so I knew I didn’t need to fly anywhere! I


Every year, on my brother’s birthday, we head up to Ocean City, Maryland. This year was particularly special because my brother is left for grad school in California as soon as we returned. Some Instagram shots from the trip are below… Apologies for my mini golf obsession…