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Gtech Event!!

Design, Life, Local Flavor

My design won the contest!! Yay! So I got to attend a little block party and get it screen printed onto a shirt! It was a lot of fun, and I love the design as well. It was fun to create! Screen printing is super cool! I've never done it before, but it looks pretty sweet. I'd love to be able to screen print other designs! I know of some…

The Bookworm Does: Go Karting + Mini Golf

Life, Local Flavor

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is mini golf, and I'm pretty competitive with it as well! We had to drive for a bit (an hour) to get to this place, but I had a Groupon, and well, you can't compete with that! The downside though....when we got there it was FULL of small children there for a private party! So we couldn't go-kart until they…

Travel Diaries: Bemus Point

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Bemus Point is somewhere I always used to go as a child. We would watch music shows here, eat dinner out here, and eat ice cream on the main little street. It's a quaint little town and while visiting my parents on a day off, we decided to take the boyfriend around and show him the places we like to go near my hometown. One of those places is Bemus…

Pittsburgh Art Festival

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We decided to check out the art festival in Pittsburgh a while back, and I just got super lazy in actually posting about it. Since I was working on my final portfolio show display and trying to get graduated from college number 2! (Phew! Another degree finished!) I love going to art festivals though, there are always awesome vendors, and I wish I could buy more art to hang on…

Painting in Erie

Design, Local Flavor

I went up to Erie with the boyfriend this past weekend to join my mom in Cocktails and Color, which is painting a picture while partaking in a drink or 2. It's really fun and super easy, it's also nice to see how everyone paints the same image! Boyfriend got to ride his bike on the peninsula with my dad while mom and I were painting so that was fun…

Best Day Ever!

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The whole point of going to Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh borough) was to drop off my (aka my mom's) old record player to see if we could get it fixed. But, let's just say my experience/knowledge with the whole "vinyl" thing is extremely limited, that's my boyfriend's area of expertise. If I post, or he decides to post, about records sometime...then I'll share my embarrassing story about my lack of knowledge…

Travel Diaries: Big Macs

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For the longest time now, we have been talking about doing a day trip to the Big Mac Museum (which is just a glorified McDonalds with some displays in it and some cool facts about the history of the Big Mac) Like did you know that Pittsburgh declared in 1992 that McDonalds Appreciation Day was September 25th? Cause I had no idea!! Look at that massive Big Mac! Seriously, the…

Around Campus

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My boyfriend and I both went to the same college (Though we never actually met each other when I was going there) Since he just graduated we took an adventure around campus. I can't lie, it's a beautiful campus. Sometimes it felt like I was going to school at Hogwarts whenever I had a class in the Cathedral of Learning. Seriously. If you're ever in Pittsburgh, you should check out…

Why I was MIA…

Cosplay, Life, Local Flavor

Tekkoshocon! I was sorta MIA for a bit from the blog and for that I apologize! I was preparing for the convention here in Pittsburgh, since I had a booth at the Artist Alley! It's a lot of fun to sell your art at conventions and to meet a whole bunch of new people! The biggest seller was the Pokemon stickers!! I also sold out of some prints and hair…

Travel Diaries: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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A look back on another Fourth of July outing with my parents! This one is from 2013, which we spent in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio! It seems like a trend that we go to national/state parks on 4th of July for some reason…oh well! It makes me want to plan where to go this coming 4th of July, even though that feels like it's a long way into…