the painted press

the painted press

It’s time for another ~product~ post!

I’ve been finding a lot of neat items on Etsy recently, including one of my new absolute favourite stores: The Painted Press.

The Painted Press makes personalized jewelry dishes at an affordable price. They can include names, initials, and the loveliest watercolor artwork!

I purchased a…

a house tour

a house tour

Earlier this year I wrote about how Taylor and I had bought a house. Now, after having lived in Baltimore for almost a month, I’m excited to finally publish this house tour blog post!

This is the end result (more or less) of multiple trips to IKEA, countless of hours assembling furniture items (well, watching Taylor assemble them), strategising over the best places to hang paintings, and making sure everything is just so…

class of 2019

class of 2019

I did it!

Yesterday, I graduated from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree in Culture & Politics. (And also a minor in Russian.)

What a sentence!

I had hoped to get some grad photos taken of me and a friend earlier, but unfortunately…

a return to moscow

a return to moscow

I’m finally back with another travel post! These are my absolute favourite posts, because they include travel + pretty pictures... what more could one want? Plus, travel post comes almost exactly one year after my first ever travel post (and post on this site, period), which recounted my weekend trip to Roanoke.

And, this travel post is special, because it features not one, but TWO countries.

Last week, Taylor and I travelled to Moscow for my Easter Break. We spent six short, but successful days roaming the city. On the way there, and coming back, we had long layovers in Zurich. As a result, we got to spend two half days in Switzerland as well!

The only other European country I’ve been to is…

new house, new job, more school

new house, new job, more school

This is a blog post of MANY UPDATES! It’s also my twentieth post overall on my site! 🎉

As some of you may know, Taylor and I have been planning to buy a home in Baltimore for a while. We started taking RedFin tours back in September, just to get a sense of what’s out there..

prose hair

prose hair

Introducing my first product review: prose hair!

I recently ordered a second round of hair products from prose, a company that specializes in 100% custom hair care. After filling out a short online survey that asks about your hair style, length, problems, and lifestyle habits, you immediately receive a diagnosis for a hand-picked shampoo, conditioner, and mask that are designed to meet your needs.

I’ve struggled with dry hair and an at-times itchy scalp, but a consultation from prose has resulted in those problems going away after just a few uses. prose products also…