Phillip and I went on our much-anticipated trip to Disneyland last week and it was so much fun! We made sure to go on a weekday this time because the last two times we went were during the weekend and were way too insanely crowded. It was great for most[Read more]

My Tongan Classroom

As you might already know, I served in the Kingdom of Tonga as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2009-2011. I worked as an English teacher at St. Andrew’s High School, a secondary school located in the capital city of Nuku’alofa on the main island, Tongatapu.Teaching was a big challenge for[Read more]

Coming Home: One Year Later

A much more personal post today than my usual thrift finds and creative projects- hopefully you all don’t mind too much!  My mom made me these cupcakes for my “Welcome Home” party. Last Monday, November 19th, marked the one-year anniversary of my homecoming after living for 2 years in Tonga[Read more]

Trip to Virginia

A little over a week ago, Marie, one of my best Peace Corps friends, got married in her hometown of Chesapeake, Virginia. I made the long journey out there from California to attend her wedding, and even after what seemed like countless delays and a cancelled flight, I don’t regret[Read more]