New York Trip Part 3 // Niagara Falls

misty niagra falls with view of Canada
niagara falls lookout

On the last day of the trip we got up early in the morning and drove to Niagara Falls. It was fairly early so the falls were mostly covered in mist. They were much smaller than I expected, but very beautiful. The green hue of the water and ice as especially beautiful. It was a great (and cold) way to end the trip.
bridge to Canada ta Niagara FallsNiagra Falls waterfall covered in ice
old church in Niagara Falls


New York Trip Part 2 // Corning Museum of Glass

contemporary glass at corning museum of glass
green, stacked glasses at Corning Museum of Glassblack, glass sculpture at Corning Museum of Glassclear, plastic chairs

       The first two days of our trip were spent visiting different colleges and towns, but for out last day we saved some time for fun. We drove to Corning, NY to visit the Corning Museum of Glass which was much more extensive than I expected. There were shelves upon shelves full of glass from every place and time period you can possibly imagine. My favorite exhibit was the contemporary designers/artists section at the front of the museum. It was filled with clean lines, minimalist shapes, and solid colors. I  would highly recommend this museum to anyone if they find themselves near Corning even if you know absolutely nothing about glass.


Corning Museum of Glass Ceilingglass chandelier at corning museum of glass
Corning Museum of Glass window view
black, glass cube at corning museum of glasscorning museum of glass hallway
natural glass exhibit at corning museum of glass
glass chandeliermirrored ceiling at corning museum of glass


New York Trip Part 1

view of Southwest airplanes in airport from planeview of clouds from airplane
luggage in airportAirplane supplies, Gone Girl, pretzels and drinkwhite wall, flourescant light

   This past week was spring break! I took a trip out to New York to visit colleges and figure out where I want to live next year. It was a very fast trip and we were able to squeeze a lot in to three days. I will be sharing my photos from the trip in three parts starting off with part one. 


Syracuse Hall of Languages
Ithaca root beerView of Syracuse Hall of LanguagesView of Genesee River in Rochester


What I Wore // Overalls for Spring

My outfit for the first day of Spring Break! Overalls from Abercrombie, shoes from Target, and a black cropped tank I found in my mother's closet.

Happy Spring!



Pinned Lately // 05


All photos and sources can be found on my Pinterest.



Pink Flowers

pink flowers along fence

A bit of mid week inspiration. Spring is here!



Monthly Favorites // March Recap


The month of March has been stressful, full of things to do, and at the same time one of the best months this year. I have had some fun times with friends, beautiful views, and delicious vegan treats.

Some of the things I got up to this past March...

visited Oregon for the second time and the Seattle, Washington area for the first time.

I spent quite a few weekends visiting San Francisco and admiring views of the city

I baked some vegan treats.

I made good use of all my February favorites, especially my new tote bag.

I spent an afternoon with the most amazing view




The Chop


   I have hair appointment scheduled for next week and I have decided to go short again. Not pixie cut short, but chin-length short. 

     I have never been afraid of cutting my hair or changing up my look. In fact I look forward to it. I have had almost every length of hair at some time or another. I have had trendy hair-cuts, classic layers, and bangs (not all at the same time). Changing up my hair has always made me feel as if I am starting fresh, a new image and a new step. In elementary and middle school, I would beg my mom to let me get my hair cut right before school started to fit with the new school year.

   My haircut couldn't come at a perfect time as there are big changes happening in my life. I am nearing the end of my senior year and trying to make the decision about where I will live and study next year. I am taking the next step toward my future and a seemingly insignificant detail like my hair is a start.


photo source: found via Pinterest (if anyone knows the original source let me know)


Oversized Sweater

Despite the fact that summer is just around the corner, my love of sweaters continues.  I have my eye on this over sized, cream colored sweater as my next project. 



Vegan Baking // Small-Batch Cinnamon Rolls

vegan cinnamon roll with icing

Cinnamon rolls are by far my favorite baked good.  This is my own vegan adaption of a classic cinnamon roll.

Here it is:

Small-Batch Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
(approximately 6 large rolls)

3 cups of flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons melted butter

4 tablespoons melted butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray round cake tin with cooking spray.
2. Mix all ingredients for rolls in large bowl. Stir until dough forms.
3. Mix together filling ingredients in a small bowl.
4. Flour a flat surface and roll out dough in large rectangle.
5. Spread filling across center of dough.
6. Roll dough into a tube shape.
7. Slice dough into evenly sized slices.
8. Place each roll approximately an inch apart in the pan.
9. Bake for approximately 15 minutes in oven.
10. Let rolls cool for 2 minutes before drizzling icing over rolls.