Monday, September 29, 2014


Atlanta is not the biggest city, but I still love it. There are so many fun things to do and find. When I turned 21 I missed a flight out of Atlanta and ended up staying there for the weekend. While there I found this amazing little organic doughnut cafe called Revolution Doughnuts. Here we woke up with a dark roast coffee and three tasty doughnuts.

Later I took Beth to my favorite spot in Atlanta, Little Five Points, a place full of hipsters, vinyl, and thrift stores. I love the colorful vibes here. We popped in a few different shops; Beth took her time strolling through comics while I looked at vintage fur coats (think 70's pimp.) We decided on drinking a beer, at this little cafe & bar called Java Lords. The graffiti on the walls, the large collection of interesting posters, and the skull on our table make the perfect setting for a beer in mid afternoon, right? I tired a gluten free Perry hard cider by ACE that was fresh and yummy. Beth tried Flipside red IPA which tasted darker and a little hoppy, but very good (by the way, we are working on our beer terminology so forgive my silly adjectives.) After our beer we walked around a bit more, and then I took her to Vortex where we tried the local house brew (Laughing Skull) and a carribean burger with pineapple on it. Both were amazing!
Just as we got back into the car it began to rain. Luckily, we were both ready to make the three hour drive back home to snuggle in our little apartment that we call home. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Everyone meet...

This is our 4 month old kitten named Gryffindor, we call her Gryffin for short. We love her, we really do. But sometimes I believe she is the spawn of Satan. She bites and claws and meows all the time. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Arachne beat Athena."

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Savannah, Georgia: Highlights

This summer Beth and I went to a few new places. I am usually the one in charge of trips and planning them, but since she has visited several times, Beth was my personal tour guide to Savannah, Georgia.
We were in town for three days before classes started this fall semester. I loved every minute of the trip! 
River Street

Tybee Island

Drag show at Club One

I fell in love with the city and it's charm and endless character. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

DIY: Halloween Centerpiece

Well it's not quite a DIY, but this is my centerpiece for my coffee table. 

The hurricane vase in the back right corner is from the dollar tree, as well as the leaves inside it. I have a smaller candle holder upside down inside it and the leaves stacked around that. And on top of the upside down candle holder I have an automatic tea light candle. 

What do you do for Halloween decorations in an apartment? 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

"That's my baybayyy!!"

I got them summer blues. *cue Lana's Summertime Sadness* It may be 80 degrees outside, but I swear it's 40 inside these classrooms! It may be the South, but they sure aint conserving energy. My tuition probably doesn't even cover the electric bill. At least I get an excuse to wear my new sweaters from Target!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"I forgot I was driving."

Temperatures are dropping and my body is confused about what to wear. So today I chose a sweater with shorts. The sweater is new from Target, and my shorts are older and actually used to be a romper, but I cut the top part off. My little fox necklace is one of my old favorites. It is turning colors from wearing it so much, but I still love it! 


DIABY is an acronym for Do It All By Yourself. That is what this site is mostly about, inspiring you to create things all on your own. Most would say I am decently creative, but you can be the judge of that. I am a student in progress of becoming a teacher, so I might include neat lesson plans every now and then. I dabble in photography and painting and sewing and drawing. Don't hold your breathe, I only claim to be decent at all the above. Hold tight for examples of what I create when I am bored at home. 

Right now I am really into decorations and home decor, so my next post will be some things I have done around the house. Spoiler** Halloween is right around the corner, so get ready for fall themes!! (YAY!!!) 

Monday, September 8, 2014


Inside a plastic storage bin with three drawers you will find it crammed full of everything from skater skirts to rainbow overalls. And above this chaotic but organized scene is hangers with countless cardigans and dresses piled on. I have at least four dresses per hanger. #apartmentliving #sharingacloset. At one end right before the masses of cardigans begin, I have one hanger that holds my work uniform: black pants, a vest, a white button up, a cummerbund, and a bow tie. I cater to the rich. 

But when I am not working I get to play with the fun fabrics that fill my half of the closet that I share with my girlfriend. Here's a look into my wardrobe that I love oh so much, even if it doesn't lead to Narnia.