Get some colorful artwork!

Get some colorful artwork!

I’ve been working on a little project lately… creating digital artwork!  Making designs is such a calming pastime for me, and I have really enjoyed pulling out my artsy skills recently.  So far, I’ve made several colorful mandala designs and flowers – perfect for vinyl…

Dorm Room Decor

Dorm Room Decor

It’s been just over one year since I moved into my first dorm room at University of Florida.  I spent hours gathering inspiration, making artwork to display, and planning the perfect haven for my freshman year.  I’m pretty proud of how I transformed the tiny,…

Skydiving: A High-Stakes History

Skydiving: A High-Stakes History

On October 22, 1797 André Jaques Garnerin parachuted 3,000ft out of a hot air balloon for the first time. On June 2, 2019, I jumped out of a plane for the first time. Skydiving’s history dates much further back than the first successful parachuting venture.…

The Art of Natural Healing

The Art of Natural Healing

Fiji is home to a wonderfully dirty, cleansing escape.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Approximately a 30-minute drive from the city of Nadi, there exists two unique mud pools and hot springs.  The surprisingly soothing dugouts are located at the foot of a beautiful mountain formation,…

Melbourne, Australia – Photos and Videos

Melbourne, Australia – Photos and Videos

I had the pleasure of experiencing two very different big cities while in Australia – Sydney and Melbourne.  We spent the majority of the trip in Sydney, but a few friends and I took a weekend trip south to Melbourne.  We had a great time…

Photo Gallery – Sydney, Australia

Photo Gallery – Sydney, Australia

Studying abroad in Sydney was absolutely amazing!  I loved the city and the surrounding areas… Sydney really has everything, from city sights to beaches and nature escapes.  I think I took over 2000 photos there but was able to dwindle it down to about 120…

Photo Gallery – Fiji

Photo Gallery – Fiji

While studying abroad in Australia, I had the chance to go on a weekend getaway to Fiji!  What a tropical paradise!  It was a lovely, relaxing time with a bit of adventure.  Here are some photos at the resort, the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, a Nadi…

Beach the Box Way

Beach the Box Way

For tourists and Melbourne residents, the Brighton Bathing Boxes are in a prime location, as the colorful huts on Dendy Street Beach sit less than a 30-minute drive from the central business district.  Perhaps take a quick trip to escape the hustle and bustle of…

Photo Gallery – Cairns, Australia

Photo Gallery – Cairns, Australia

Cairns, pronounced “cans”, was the last city I visited on my study abroad trip to Australia.  It’s a small town on the northern coast and a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and rain forests.  Thus, many people travel to Cairns to experience adventures…

Top-Notch Ambiance

Top-Notch Ambiance

Rustic, aesthetically pleasing, and quite boho, are ways visitors describe The Grounds of Alexandria. With mosaic lanterns gently swaying in the breeze, arches covered in vibrant ferns, a canopy of bulb lights strung between roofs, and overflowing baskets filled with fruit, the sights are spectacular.…

Best Brunches in New South Wales

Best Brunches in New South Wales

Sydney   Offering coffee and a variety of food options, Basket Brothers seems like any other Sydney café at first glance.  However, the freshness and quality of the food, as well as the friendly service, set it apart from the rest.  The coffeehouse, bar, and…

Becoming a Kitchen Master

Becoming a Kitchen Master

Whether you are an experienced home cook, somewhat capable of making meals, or completely clueless in the kitchen, everyone has their own story.  By sharing my journey from little energetic baker to scary pasta strainer to frequent recipe maker, I hope to inspire others to…

Rustic Summer Party Ideas

Rustic Summer Party Ideas

Decorating for my graduation party was a lot of fun, and it turned out beautiful!  I wanted a rustic, glowing theme complete with bulb lights, gorgeous centerpieces, and, of course, a bonfire for s’mores.  These ideas can be adapted for many occasions, and without further…