Between meal prep, cleaning, and the occasional baking kick, I spend at least an hour or so in our kitchen every day. I enjoy putting on a playlist or an audiobook and getting into the zone. But I’ll be real with you: for a long time, it was not the happiest room to be in. […]
August 14, 2023
One of my very favorite foods I made for the Creature from the Woods launch party was a board of these mossy woodland cupcakes. I got a ton of questions about them, and I think I understand why… they may have turned out a little too realistic! I wanted to share this super easy recipe […]
May 15, 2023
As I made plans for launching Creature from the Woods, I knew I wanted more than anything to host a launch party. Partially, I just really like parties. I like celebration and hugging friends and snack boards with cheese. But I mostly wanted an opportunity to share this book with the people who have walked […]
May 8, 2023
I was in AP Literature class when I got the text from my mom. A blurry, speckled black and white photo with a message: “Meet your little sister.” Just a few short months before my departure for college, I found myself driving to the hospital at 3 a.m. I slept on the hard hospital room […]
April 24, 2023
In my efforts to declutter some old photos, I came across packets and packets of old film negatives. I had dozens of strips of photos of generic landscapes and forgotten museum exhibits. (Remember when you didn’t even know if a picture was going to be good until you got it printed weeks later?) Needless to […]
April 3, 2023
Welcome to another installment in the Europe Scrapbook series! I’ve been working through documenting my 2017 study abroad trip, and Part 6 is all about London. Our adventures involved lots of Shakespeare, exploration, and good food. We’re picking back up with a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. I kept this spread mostly photo-focused, because how […]
March 13, 2023
I’ve had this vision bubbling up in the back of my mind for a while now: a vision of collages that blend the ordinary with the fantastical. After digging up some old magazine clippings and a sketchbook, I decided to make this floral self-portrait my very first art journal page!
March 6, 2023
I was standing in my brand new closet, puzzling over the clothing rack in front of me. In just a few days I’d be getting married and moving in, so I’d just unloaded a carload of trash bags containing my entire wardrobe. I’d been so excited. I was ready to start up my new life, […]
February 27, 2023
Welcome back to the Europe scrapbook series! Part 7 covers our weekend trip to Paris. (Calling it a “weekend trip to Paris” makes it sound super boujee, but in reality it was just five broke college girls taking a train into the city for 24 hours and crossing our fingers that we wouldn’t be sharing […]
February 6, 2023
We had just moved in to our first home together, and I was looking at this shelf thinking, “What on earth am I going to do this?” But when I started decorating them with little pieces of our family history, it became something really special.
January 16, 2023
I had quite the collection of stuffed animals growing up, but a special piece of my heart was reserved for Rosie. Rosie was a little pink poodle with polyester curls and plastic beads in her paws. She came with me everywhere I went.
January 9, 2023
I’m really excited to share the memory keeping project I’ve been working on lately. This is a scrapbook of the once-in-a-lifetime college study trip to Europe I got to take in 2017.
January 2, 2023