my favorite neighborhood to take blog photos

it’s no secret that finding that **seemingly** perfect location for a blogger photo shoot can prove difficult. important considerations: a colorful background (or a neutral background, depending on your aesthetic) ; multiple spaces and/or locations (to provide varying backdrops) ; and of course, convenient food and drink options (i love incorporating a smoothie, cup of coffee, or ice cream cone…

Read the Post

my morning beauty routine with dove

disclosure: a special thank you to kroger and dime media for sponsoring this post. they graciously provided me some of the hair and beauty products below. as per usual, all opinions are my own. my morning routine: 5:05 :: alarm goes off 5:10 :: shower 5:20 :: towel dry body and hair; apply body and face lotion, deodorant, and perfume…

Read the Post

how to get out of a style rut

unless there’s something new hanging in your closet, how do you get excited about getting dressed? have you ever experienced a style rut? have you opened your closet and thought, ‘i have nothing to wear,’ or seemingly wanted to toss out everything? this girl can relate. symptoms of a style rut: standing in front of your closet for more than…

Read the Post

new website, new post!

hello, and welcome to my new website, diary of this girl (!!!). if you follow me on social media, or subscribe to my blog, you know diary of this girl isn’t new—i began blogging in 2011, and my previous website was hosted on blogspot. last year, i hoped to move everything to my own domain and began brainstorming how i’d…

Read the Post

planning a trip to the tulip festival

the skagit valley tulip festival is an iconic, annual springtime event. it runs throughout the month of april, and if you are active on social media, you will know “tulip season” has arrived; tulip-field photos are prevalent! for non-locals, skagit valley is located approximately two hours north of downtown seattle, near mount vernon, washington. there are several tulip farms, and the most…

Read the Post

pacific northwest ballet :: love & ballet

 happy monday, everyone! i hope you had a great weekend. i spent most of mine wrapping up final edits for my practicum  project, catching up on sleep, and babysitting my favorite munchkins. the highlight, however, was attending the pacific northwest ballet’s contemporary performance, love & ballet (showing june 1-10, 2018 at mccaw hall). ^^^ photo c/o gaelle marcel ^^^ this…

Read the Post

my workday routine made easier

happy thursday, everyone! i hope you had a great week–the weather has been seemingly perfect in seattle (70+ degree temperatures), and i cannot help but want to spend as much time as possible outdoors. you may or may not know this, but blogging is a hobby for me. i have a full-time job in finance, working in our operations department…

Read the Post

dressing for spring in the pacific northwest

spring has finally arrived in seattle. while summer is my favorite season (i love, love the sunshine), spring is a close second. the blooming flowers, increasingly long days, and warming temperatures, i can’t help but feel excited. i also enjoy seeing fellow seattleites exploring our city! the key to surviving spring in the pacific northwest, however? dressing in layers! keep…

Read the Post

pacific northwest ballet :: emergence

two weeks ago, my boyfriend greg and i had the pleasure of attending pacific northwest ballet’s performance, emergence! i haven’t been to the ballet in several years, and it was an incredible experience–from the beautiful sets, live orchestra, and awe-inspiring dancing, it was a performance i will never forget. disclosure: a special thank you to karya schanilec and pacific northwest ballet (pnb) for providing…

Read the Post

‘give a sh!rt’ :: celebrating earth day with value village

‘you cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. what you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.’ –jane goodalldid you know? it takes over 700 gallons of water to make one new t-shirt! source  in celebration of earth day (april 22, 2018),…

Read the Post

Copyright © 2018 · Theme by 17th Avenue