Autumn Essentials 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

It's finally starting to feel like fall and I couldn't be more excited! To start of the season, here are my favorite Autumn essentials:
*Apple cider
*Warm knit blankets
*Pumpkin pie
 They may seem like simple things, but they can go a long way in making it feel like fall! What are your favorite Autumn essentials? :)

A Week in Savannah

Friday, July 15, 2016

At the beginning of July, I spent a week at the Savannah College of Art and Design participating in the Summer Seminars program! The town of Savannah is beautiful, and so are all of the SCAD buildings. The pictures above show the Savannah riverfront, views from the dorm I stayed in, and the Building Arts building where my interior design and architectural sketching workshops were. The last picture is my final project for the week.
The Summer Seminars really gave me a feel for what going to SCAD would be like, and what studying interior design in college is like. I would definitely recommend participating in them if you're interested in attending SCAD!

Sewing Room Tour

Friday, June 17, 2016

I've been in the process of designing my makeshift sewing room and office for a while, and this past summer I finally finished it! I used California King sized sheets to create "walls" over the studs of the walls, connected a card table with a sewing desk to create an L-shaped desk, and had my grandpa's help in building my corner shelves. Let me know what your favorite part of the space is! :)

Magazine Wall Art

Friday, May 20, 2016

One of my favorite ways to decorate a room is with wall art, and it can be expensive! So I decided to try this idea, magazine wall art. You can use any word you want, like your name, or your favorite quote, but I chose the word "Love." All you need is some magazines to cut pages from, a photo cutter or pair of scissors, a ruler, and a pen or pencil. Flip through the magazines and find pages that would look good with whatever color wall you have and rip them out. You can either use tape, putty, or tacks to attach the letters to the wall, but be careful that you use something that won't peel the paint off your walls! Give it a try and let me know what words you created!

How to Stay Organized

Friday, May 6, 2016

Staying organized can be a challenge for everyone, so I thought of a few ways to make it easier for you!

1. Use a file holder! The drawers in my desk don't fit standard file sizes, so I got this file holder from Staples for around $8.00. I have two more of these in my sewing room too!
2. Find a way of making to-do lists that works best for you. You can use paper, your phone, or even index cards, which I like to do a lot. 
3. Use a planner! I usually am more of an on-paper kind of person rather than a computer person when I'm trying to stay organized, but lately I've been using Google calendars and I really like it!

Give some of these organization tips a try and let me know what you think!

Hello, California!

Friday, April 22, 2016

During my spring break at the end of March, I flew down to California to visit family! We went up to Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, went on a 5 mile hike, and walked around the Claremont Colleges. It was tons of fun, and now I'm more determined than ever to go to college out there to study interior design, business, and marketing! Here are a few inspiration pictures that I took while I was there! Have you ever been to California?