Jun 11, 2016

Etsy Adventures


Hello you faithful blog readers! This poor blog has been sadly neglected over the past couple years. I'm afraid my blogging career is coming to an end. But I'm here to tell you that I've moved on to some other exciting things. I just opened an Etsy shop that is filled with some pretty cool stuff, so check it out here if you'd like to see what I'm up to now! :) 

Here are a few of my favorite pieces featured in my shop...


handmade notebooks - unlined, white pages perfect for sketching or list-making :)



linoleum relief prints - hand-carved from a linoleum block and printed onto handmade paper


and a bunch of original hand lettering!




Nov 29, 2014

Fall Walk

  i. water

 ii. berries

iii. leaves

And a sibling selfie to top it off. :) A late happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Nov 21, 2014

Happy Weekend!

 Thanksgiving break is here. Family and home are the best. Life is good.

I used my camera today for the first time in weeks and it felt great to be taking photos again! Here are a few from my walk today. Hopefully there will be a few more blog posts in the next week as I have loads more free time. Have a great weekend! :)

Oct 3, 2014

See the World

July 2014
"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."
Author Unknown

There are no photos in my September 2014 folder in Lightroom. Actually, there is no folder called that at all. 

Guess what? I need to pick up my camera again!

Sep 27, 2014


I’m sitting here at my computer, enjoying a pleasant breeze coming in my window and relishing the fact that almost all my homework is behind me for this weekend. Three tests completed this week? Check. Big drawing turned in? Check. Composition paper submitted and a thirty page essay on suburbanization read and responded to? Check. Studied for another test next week? Check. And more readings finished? Check. I’m feeling accomplished AND relaxed, which is a pretty big order right now.

I continue to be impressed by (and enjoy - ha!) some of my classes – especially my USA History professor. He has been teaching on the American Revolution, and I love his approach to teaching. Not fact after fact, but the larger picture. We aren’t memorizing every battle, but we are learning the ideas and reasons behind the war. It’s pretty amazing.


It is getting cooler, which I hadn’t prepared myself for. I thought it would stay nice and summery for at least another month or so. Nope. We have had a couple cool, rainy days, and it actually dropped below 60 degrees Fahrenheit one morning. My blood is thin from not having had winter for 2 years, and it will take some adjusting to! Break out the sweaters and scarves! Thankfully, it is pleasant 78 degrees right now with a breeze, and it is warm (or cool?) enough for me to open my window. But no, honestly, I’m excited for fall… cooler days, wind nipping at my face, hot drinks, being bundled up… I know it will be refreshing. :)


It is hard to believe that six weeks of college are over already. Time is flying! And it’s not just college that's flying by… it has been four months to the day since my family left the Philippines. Exactly four months ago we were cramming ourselves and our earthly possessions into two taxis to begin the long journey “home.”

So much has happened - so much has changed since then! I miss my home, but I love my new home both with my family and also my newer home at college. But you know what? All these new homes make me more excited than ever for my real Home, where there aren't any goodbyes! :) 

+ a few photos from the Desert Museum because I couldn't blog without photos, especially since I haven't blogged for almost a month. So much for good resolutions! Oh well. Huge thanks to my faithful & very patient readers :)