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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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),…

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30 years strong :: setting new health and wellness goals

happy monday, everyone! my ‘out-of-office’ reply is on, and i am officially on vacation. i write to you from kona, hawaii, where i am relaxing in paradise–with family–for the next week. however, i couldn’t stay away from blogging and wanted to share a few health and wellness goals i have been working toward over the past several weeks. disclosure: a…

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my top five spring activities in seattle

happy friday, everyone! if you haven’t noticed, i am a bit behind over here. work + school + babysitting + blogging + aspiring to have a social life is kicking my butt. sadly, blogging has taken a backseat, but don’t worry, this little blog isn’t going anywhere. disclosure: a special thank you to justfab for providing me the adorable bomber jacket…

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little letters :: ready for spring edition

** inspired by this blog post ** dear spring, please bring the sun (and warmer temperatures) around soon. dear white boots, while somewhat impractical, i can’t help but love you. you’ll be on major repeat this spring. dear midi dresses, i can’t stop buying you. you’re perfect for work, brunch, a night out, and seemingly any (and every) other event i can…

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