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I don’t know if you know this about me, but I have a little bit of a problem with trying to make things perfect. Turns out, I also have a bit of a problem with spending my entire life looking at screens. So when I found myself repeatedly drawn to different types of mixed media, […]

January 22, 2024

A Tour of my Mixed Media Art Journal

Open crank windows and dewy quilts. Waking to the roil and hiss of the waterside; inhale, exhale. Laughter on the rocks as we wait for remains of the ocean to drip off of our toes. A companionship of sweaters and sea air. Maine in October was a dream. A foggy, boundless, vigorous dream. We had […]

October 23, 2023

A Wanderer’s Guide to Scarborough, Maine

I have this thing where I cannot bring myself to put film photos in the trash. A couple years ago I culled my collection of printed photos, as so many treasured memories had gotten bogged down in photos of forgotten museums and duplicate landscapes. Still, the photos that didn’t make the cut weren’t relegated to […]

September 11, 2023

Film Photo Collage

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

Builder Grade Kitchen Makeover

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

How to Make Easy Mossy Cupcakes

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

DIY Upcycled Film Earrings

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

London – Europe Scrapbook Part 6

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

Easy DIY Self-Portrait Collage

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

3 Apps that Helped Me Simplify My Closet

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

Weekend in Paris – Europe Scrapbook Part 7

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

A Shelf of Family Memories

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

On Pink Poodles and Being Irreplaceable

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

London and Bath – Europe Scrapbook Part 8