Denim + Leather Tote Bag

denim + leather tote bag |

I LOVE this bag I made in my Fibers class last Spring.  We were given the project to recycle old denim and create something new.  Since I thought about something that I can use everyday, I went with a tote bag.  I wanted it to be made with great craftsmanship so I put a lot of work in the details.  And I think my teacher really appreciated this as … [Read more...]

5 Things I Learned While Studying Abroad

5 Things I Learned While Studying Abroad in Italy |

I've been wanting to post this for a while but am just now getting around to finishing it up.  I do have some fun creative projects coming soon!  A big thank you to Adele Reding Photography for my beautiful picture!  When you are on a trip for an entire month, you learn a lot about yourself.  Especially when you are with a group of 40+ people who … [Read more...]

What to Pack when you Study Abroad in the Summer

What To Pack for a Month |

As you may already know, I spent the first portion of my summer studying abroad in Italy!  You can read all about my trip here.  Packing seriously gives me anxiety so when I had to pack for an entire month in one suitcase, I was stressing.  We had general guidelines what to pack, but I still didn't know how I was going to fit everything I needed. … [Read more...]

My Summer in Italy

Cinque Terre

If you follow me on Instagram, then you have seen that I got the amazing opportunity to study abroad this summer.  The one thing I regretted not doing when I went to college for my first degree, was studying abroad.  So I made it a point to do it this time around.  And it all fell into place that I could go this summer.  It was the BEST decision I … [Read more...]

Classy Bedroom Reveal

Classy Room Reveal |

I am happy to share my photos of my newly finished bedroom makeover.  I really never thought I was going to redo my room before moving out but it was the right time to do it.  Plus I wanted to upgrade my small bed, which was the best decision I could make.  Although my room is kind of small, I love the new larger bed! Here are some before shots. … [Read more...]

Kentucky State Pallet Art

Kentucky State Pallet Artwork |

Back in the fall, I had several pallets lying around and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them.  I just had to request some help from my dad to cut the design.  There are so many state love projects, so I thought a rustic Kentucky art piece would be cute! To make this, we disassembled a pallet so it was just the individual boards.  I … [Read more...]

Red Penelope Peplum Top

Penelope Peplum Top |

I am so excited to share my See Kate Sew Penelope Peplum top that I made before I left for my trip! I wanted a simple peplum top so I decided to go with a solid red knit fabric. I am always needing a cute red top for so many events including 4th of July and Louisville games.  I bought this pattern back in Winter but I was determined to make it once … [Read more...]



Things got pretty crazy this spring semester! It's been such a long time since I've been able to post anything. When I began this blog, I was a college graduate only working so it was a fun thing to do on the side. When I went back to school, I was part time for the first three semesters (due to how the program works) so I still had time to commit … [Read more...]

Classy Bedroom Inspiration Board

classy bedroom inspiration board

I am in the process of redecorating my room. It is time for a change. This is the space I spend most of my time in when I am at home. I have loved the brown/white bedding with the bright flower sheets but I want something that is a little more classy now that I am older. Also, I am ready to not sleep on a twin sized mattress! This is a glimse of … [Read more...]

New Beginnings in 2014 {my word of the year}


Today is the first day of a new semester but we have a snow day due to freezing temperatures! I want to update my readers on some things... As I start out 2014, I am hopeful for what the year has in store. 2013 turned out to be not so great of a year (although it was awesome for every one of us Louisville fans out there). I began this blog as a … [Read more...]