my desk // the dorm

it’s only recently in my life that I’ve fully understood that the your space really impacts you. my freshman year of college my desk area was my tv spot, my work spot and where i would spend countless hours drawing and making stickers. it was my entertainment, my education and my creative space all in one.

when i moved into my current dorm i knew this desk space would need to again serve multiple purposes. but now i have some decor standards.


the giant monitor on my desk is by far the biggest eye sore in my all white room but it is an absolute essential when it comes to working from home for my job and for design or editing really anything. i love this little Ikea lamp that i got a few years ago because it bends so I can direct light when i need it BUT it also has a USB port so i can plug a phone charger into it.

KAW_0843on the right side of my desk i have this cute little plant and a film camera that i need to get my friend to look at ( hopefully it still works! if not it will remain a fun decor piece).KAW_0845

i have the heirloom apple candle on my desk and i love lighting it at night when i have a cup of tea and i’m all cozy.


the newest addition to my desk area are these photo grids. i have really nothing on my walls because i feel like when you have too many things your space can start to feel crowded and almost overwhelming but these grids are perfect to throw up some random photos while still being about to see the wall behind it. i also have this little cactus hanging plant that my sisters friend got me for my birthday!


do you think your workspace matters?

this is weirdd // no.6

here we go.

if you haven’t seen one of these posts before (or haven’t seen my videos) then lemme tell you what weirdd means. weirdd is an acronym which stands for what i’m watching, eating, interested in, reaching for, downloading and doing.


i’ve gotten back into Once Upon A Time (OUAT) and picked up where i left off in season 4 and i still think it is a great show. although, i don’t know if i’ll be watching season 7 after seeing the preview but i’m enjoying catching up on what i missed!

on the youtube side of things i have been enjoying mango street and jessica kobeissi


before moving out (aka when i was living large) i became super obsessed with having falafel platters. my fav one was made by my dad actually (bless that man) but close second was the halal guys which is right on the tempe campus and is amazing.

interested in

i’ve been extremely interested in my new camera! a few weeks ago i was so happy to be able to purchase my first full frame camera, a nikon d750 and i have been loving it!


reaching for

since moving out i have two things i have been consistently reaching for. fashion wise i have been loving my grey vans slip ons! they are the most comfortable shoes i’ve ever owned and they look cute with everything! not sure why it took me this long to hop on the band wagon, but here we are.


secondly, i have been reaching for my nespresso machine! lemme tell you… i have found my love. i wrote a whole blog post about it so i won’t ramble, but if you need a coffee maker, nespresso is the way to go.



there are two artists I have been obsessed with and they are sarah close and dua lipa! I love caught up by sarah (but all of her songs have been on repeat, tbh) i’ve been consistently listening to dua lipa’s entire album but I’m still fan girl-ing over new rules.


recently i have been “doing” school. but i’ve also been doing a lot of camera stuff so here is some of that:



what’s been weirdd with you?

nespresso // a review

if you know me, you know this girl doesn’t do anything before coffee. i’m totally that person that spends the $4-$5 dollars a day at my local coffee shop and i’m not ashamed (maybe a little, but i’ve come to terms with it).

now that i’m out in the middle of nowhere gilbert, my options are starbucks (no thanks) or driving out of my way to pay for a coffee from somewhere that isn’t my favorite coffee shop. so i decided i would forgo the purchasing of my coffee and simply purchase an at home machine.

i had a keurig in the past and hated it. it was watery and no matter the coffee i got it was just overall bad. from that i contemplated what i did like and why the keurig didn’t do it for me. i realized i needed espresso so i decided this time ’round i needed something that would give me espresso *enter nespresso machine*


I got my nespresso from best buy but I price matched it with a target machine so you can find that here. before purchasing this machine i did some research on the overall brand and what people thought of the coffee against normal machines or the keurig. most people seemed extremely loyal to their nespresso machine and i decided I would give it a go.

i got the cheapest machine they offer simply because #college #broke but also because essentially they all brew the same cup of coffee. mine happened to come with a milk frother (which a lot seemed to) so that was a nice bonus, but i’m not a foam fan so it probably won’t get much use.


as for the actual machine i think it’s really neat. it has a water reservoir so you only have to fill it up every 2-3 cups. it also has two size options so you can have a straight espresso shot or one closer to an americano (i think it’s meant to be a double shot, but it just tastes more watery). it also has a compartment where the old pods fall once they are used so you don’t have to dig out the pods after each use. all of these get a big thumbs ups from me!

as for the coffee i think it is great and exactly what i was looking for! a sampler pack came with my machine so i’ve been working my way through that to find what i like the best but i went ahead and ran up to the nespresso store in scottsdale to sample and purchase some extra pods. i got the intenso iced blend and the roma blend.


i always have my coffee iced so i tend to brew the pod (with a little sugar in the bottom if i’m craving sweet) and pour that over ice. the secret weapon to great at home coffee is creamer and i love the silk soy coffee creamer!


overall i am really happy with my nespresso machine! (and so is katelyn who benefits from it as well!) i don’t think i can say that i will never go buy coffee again, but it is exactly what i wanted now that i am far away.

whats your favorite coffee?

move in + first week // back to school

well hello there.

it feels weird to be sitting down to write a blog post because so much has happened in the last few weeks!

i moved into a new house on campus at ASU! because poly used to be a military base we’re lucky to have resident housing options that are actual full houses so i’m living with two other great girls in a three bedroom house! it’s weird being out on my own again after having lived at home last semester; i feel like i have to re-learn how to be on my own and let me tell you it isn’t the easiest thing. i forgot what it was like to cook for myself and think about meals and i forgot how much alone time living without my family gives me.

along with re-learning how to live, i’ve also started my junior year of college! (which is SO weird, i still feel like it’s my first year sometimes) i’m actually super excited for this semester for a change because i think I’m gonna have a lot of fun in my classes and I know a lot of people in them which is always helpful.

but like.. what’s happening with this blog? WELL. a lot. (i hope). keep an eye out here for posts about my house/dorm, my classes and also for any adventures i’m going on! (psst… i’m going to adobe max which is insanely cool if you’ve never heard of it)

i hope you’re doing well and i can’t wait to show you how these next few months pan out ❤