Happiest of Birthdays to Paige!

If you read the first post of my blog, you read how Paige and I sort of “created” our own crown polish and queen ideology. She has been such an inspiration to me and a best friend and sister; I’m thankful for that everyday. Today is her 21st birthday and I decided it would only be appropriate to post some of my favorite pictures of us; beginning with the awkward freshman move-in. So excited to celebrate with her and family/friends this weekend in Pittsburgh! Our friendship has been a bittersweet journey-from being bright-eyed 18-year-olds decorating our dorm, awkward and excited for college adventures to finally […]

Unexpected rewards

Can you pinpoint when the best week of your life was? I’m not sure if I can choose just one-but I know weeks spent at Rockbridge and Timberwolf Young Life camps in high school were definitely up there. Young Life is an organization where leaders reach out to high school students and the website phrases it perfectly: “YL leaders show they care by going where kids are, meeting them as they are, believing in who they can be.”   My beautiful sister (and queen-in-training) Katie spent the entire month of July working and volunteering at a Young Life camp in Saranac Lake, New York. High […]

Meal Routines

Some people, like my sister Hope, crave steak for dinner, followed by ice cream and brownies for dessert. Some people enjoy salads as a “pre-meal” or only eat salad on “fat days” when they feel forced to eat healthy. I am quite the opposite. Salads are a staple in my “diet” and I am constantly excited try new ones, enjoy constant favorites (like the fourth one pictured from Atrias in Pittsburgh) and make them on my own. As much as I love them, it sometimes can get boring and bland, so I have to mix-it-up and experiment! Part of my summer routine includes making a […]

Happy 4

July 4th has been my FAVORITE holiday for as long as I can remember. I love how everyone comes together all day to celebrate our nation’s birthday with their friends and family. Every year it’s a little different for me because recently I’ve always been in different places with different people over the holiday. This year, I’ve been so content spending the day in the amazing weather with our family friends, eating amazing food and getting excited for the fireworks show (in a few minutes!) Below are some pictures that encompass why I am so in love with this holiday; from patriotic interpretations in the […]

Best crown ever

This crown is cropped into the header of this blog (obviously) but I wanted to show the full picture because it is the most a-mazing thing ever.


Thought I’d capture some amazing foods/drinks I’ve had the past couple of days. Seriously tasted better than the pictures can show! Links: Grand Lux Cafe & John’s Place