Archive for August 2015

#lishygoeswest – PART 3 – San Diego + Final Destination

After our colorful adventure in Palm Springs, we headed south to explore San Diego. I heard that the weather in San Diego is the best, and after visiting, I couldn’t agree more. Phoenix and Palm Springs were unbearably hot – but San Diego? Low 80’s and the most glorious ocean breeze. We explored Coronado Island as soon as we arrived, then headed downtown to the Gaslamp Quarter for the night at Hotel Indigo – a fabulous Hotwire find. We were steps away from Petco Park and the bustle of the Gaslamp quarter, but it was surprisingly quiet! My favorite stop was…

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#lishygoeswest – PART 2 – Guide to Palm Springs

Making it out west from Pittsburgh was quite the accomplishment (read about the start of the roadtrip here)! Our first California stop was Palm Springs and I was so stoked! After seeing dozens of sun-kissed Instagramers in the area, I added it to the list of must-sees and booked a room at The Saguaro ASAP. TO STAY The Saguaro, Palm Springs The Saguaro fulfilled all of my colored dreams! I imagined it to be more of a resort-like setting, but being so close to a main road was super convenient. I worked to photograph every angle of this colorful place! That…

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#lishygoeswest PART 1 – On the Road

Jump to Part 2 – Palm Springs Jump to Part 3 – San Diego & Los Angeles You’ve seen the colorful Instagrams and road trippin snapchats, but now for the full story of the adventure! Read the intro or skip right along to a particular city… BACKSTORY When I met Graham four years ago, he had just graduated with a Finance degree from the University of Pittsburgh and had decided to pursue a career in medicine. The years that followed were full of science pre-requisites & MCAT studying for him, and marketing coursework at Virginia Tech for me. When I…

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Domino Feature

The fabulous Carrie of Dream Green DIY, also happens to be a contributor for Domino Magazine! We worked together on an Etsy Spotlight, and when she put a call out for unique cities to be featured in Domino’s Speaking the Local Language column, I knew Pittsburgh would be a perfect pick. My hometown has experienced quite the revitalization since its days as a steel epicenter, and has even topped lists including “most livable,” “most educated,” & the “next foodie town.” Head on over to Domino to read about my favorite places to eat & shop in my city! image by…

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Paint Drip Background Tutorial on Best Friends For Frosting

You may have see my instagram profile picture and secretly asked “where did she find that painted background?” The answer? I painted it! More accurately, I poured and dripped it, and you can too, because the full, colorful and messy tutorial is up on Best Friends For Frosting! Check it out here and enjoy a sneak peek:

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