Saturday, September 2, 2017

Pink Pleats



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Where Have You Been? || Update

Well hiya. Long time, no see! Oops. I’ve been meaning to get back here, but the time snowballed and then it was over a year later. So let’s catch up.

I’m currently in the Mediterranean dancing for Norwegian Cruise Lines aboard the Star! The shows we’re doing are so wonderful and the places I’m seeing are incredible. We port in Italy, Greece, Montenegro, and Croatia and sometimes I can’t believe I’m getting paid to travel and perform like this. I’m incredibly lucky to be doing something I love and working with some of the loveliest people I’ve ever met. Living the life of a traveling showgirl is so rewarding but I am so ready to be getting home, back to New York, and onto my next great adventure; moving!

Robbie and I have found our first place together and we’ll be moving in there come autumn. It’s definitely been challenging to apartment hunt from Europe, but Robbie has been nothing short of amazing about it; scouted out locations online, visited them in person, talked logistics, the whole shebang. And now we’ve got our place! 

I can’t believe this part of my life is over in just a little more than a month, but I cannot wait to start this exciting new chapter! 

Fingers crossed I’m good about updating. 

xx Val 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Nifty Knits || The Force Awakens

I, like everyone else in the galaxy, love Star Wars. There's just something so uplifting and universal about the film franchise. I've loved these films for as long as I can remember, and the new installment followed suit and marched straight into my heart. I really enjoyed The Force Awakens and whilst feeling crafty, I decided to mix my love of knitting and Star Wars together. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Planner Spread || Oct 19-25, 2015

Hey everyone! The weather is getting chillier, I'm drinking more tea during the day, and I'm getting into the spooky autumn spirit. So this week's spread features a sweet and spooky orange and black theme.

I've got a handful of things going on this week that should keep me pretty busy; an audition on Tuesday, covering two classes on Wednesday, teaching my three classes on Thursday, covering reception at the studio and a fundraiser on Saturday, and then a fundraising walk on Sunday morning. Busy, busy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Style Steal || Shop Miss A

I tend to be a person who has expensive taste. This causes me some problems when I pull my head out of the online window shopping clouds, and check my bank account and my current student loan statements. Needless to say, I'm a big fan of a big bargain.

As a girl who loves sparkle and shine, I love to accessorize with jewelry. Trendy jewelry is fun and statement jewelry definitely packs a punch, but spending a large amount on pieces I expect will go out of style within the next year or so is not a wise investment. I stumbled on a website that is now a feature in my shopping bookmark; Shop Miss A.

Planner Spread || Oct 12-18, 2015

Hey everyone! Hope you're all having a great week! If not, you should be because it's free coffee week at 7-11.  (Not a sponsor but like omg download the app and get your extra large coffee). 

Anyway – not too busy of a week for me, but I'm figuring out how to better space out my To-Do List and weekly events. Now my weeks are starting to better fill out my pages. This week I did a pink, black, and grey Totoro theme.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Planner Spread || Sept 21–27, 2015

There's something about a planner that makes me feel settled. I think it might be the idea that scheduling the week gives me some control over what's ahead (an illusion, I know, but it helps ease my mind). Anyway, over the past couple of months I've gotten into the idea of "glam planning" and I really think it's a fun way to not only organize the upcoming week, but also a nice creative outlet. I've always been an artsy, crafty type person so sticking down post it notes and washi tape is a quick and simple way to release some creative energy while getting something done.

With that sort of unnecessary explanation out of the way, I've decided that I'd like to share my weekly spreads here on my blog. I know I'm not the most glamorous of glam planners, but everyone starts somewhere, so maybe my spreads will become more and more glitzed out as the weeks go by.

This week I decided on a Frenchy grapefruit and blue theme.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Back Into Books

I'll never forget the feeling I had the very first time I truly loved a book. J.K. Rowling changed my whole world when I started reading the Harry Potter books in grade three. I was totally sucked into the characters and the expansive world, as well as the page turning plot. I'd never been so invested in a group of characters in my life; but more than just making me love Potter, Rowling made me love reading.

At the time I began the series books 1-4 were available, but once I finished those stories I was forced to wait. That anticipation killed me and I itched to have a book in my hands, which is why I am so thankful for this series. Had I not hungered for more, I would have never picked up other books and branched towards other series. I especially loved Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events books.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Comfy Crochet

Outfit Details:
Crochet Top: Forever 21 || Sweater: Cotton On || Denim Joggers: Cotton On {similar}
Suede Booties: Dolce Vita {similar} || Sunglasses & Jewelry: Forever 21