This past summer I traveled to Italy with my university to take a course abroad. I stayed in a residence in the Tuscan city of Siena, about an hour away from Florence. Siena is a medieval city that has tall buildings and narrow paved streets. During the completion of my course, I lived in Siena for… Continue reading My Italian Summer – Siena
Image courtesy of Goodreads.com I've been dancing ballet since I was three years old. After I injured my back in high school I was forced to choose a different career path for university, so I chose to study Art and Art History. I fell in love with the way that art is so reflective of… Continue reading Book Review: The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
My boyfriend, Ryan, recently celebrated his 21st birthday this month. When I was trying to decide what I wanted to give him for his present, I was considering taking him to try and make his own beer. He and his friends have always appreciated drinking beer, so I thought it would be a fun opportunity… Continue reading The Old Fashioned Brewery at Black Creek Pioneer Village
As a part of my journey to live a vintage inspired lifestyle, I have been working on improving my knitting skills. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert by any means, but the more that I practice my knitting with small projects, the easier it gets. I see knitting as an important part… Continue reading DIY – Reusable Coffee Sleeves
A simple and delightful vintage tea cake recipe.
Hi there, I'm Alina! If you recognize the reference in the title of this post, I can already tell that we're going to be fast friends. If it doesn't ring a bell then don't worry - we can still be fast friends! I'm convinced that in a past life I was a bright young thing of the… Continue reading Are You There Internet? It’s Me, Alina