the art of ice cream // local fav

welcome to instagram heaven ladies and gents.

this weekend myself, katelyn and cheyenne decided to take in the art of ice cream experience in scottsdale and boy do we have instagram content for the next year.

what is the art of ice cream you may ask. well good question because we weren’t 100% sure when we decided to go. essentially it is 7-ish rooms filled with interesting art inspired by ice cream. throughout your tour you are able to sample different forms of ice cream and are encouraged to take pictures. for reference, the three of us took about an hour to go through the entire thing (keep in mind we stopped in each room and even went back to some to get better shots).

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the first room featured an ice cream boxing ring with some cute cone gloves.

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second was a “popsicle” room ft. this cool spray painted wall (ps. how ADORABLE are my friends? serious professional models here)

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the third room featured a (deeper than i thought) ball pit. this was really the only “activity” in the exhibit and we actually ended up coming to this last as there were a bunch of kids playing in it the first time.

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upstairs was my 70s DREAM. the pictures from this room were probably my favorite because of the yellow tones that came from these pictures; also there was so many different photo opportunities. (not gonna lie i was kinda waiting for austin powers to join us).

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next was… the milkshake room. we got offered vanilla milkshakes when we walked in and honestly… im here for it. this was more like the corner of a room but they got all their bases covered. the top picture of katelyn reminds me of the quote “kiss the boys and make them cry”. (ps. here is a link to the song, because i know you’re going to be looking it up anyway.)

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last room upstairs was a sprinkle/ice cream basketball court type thing with a small bowling alley (there wasn’t any hoops and you couldn’t touch the bowling stuff but we danced HARD in this room because as we walked in they bumped some vintage JT).

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you finish off by getting some ice cream (cup or cone) and looking at some cool wall art ( like these sprinkle lips!)

at a cost of $25 a ticket i think we would all agree it was totally worth the money for us! we had fun trying all the ice cream and walking around getting some killer instagrams. i think this would be a cute place to bring kids until 10 because of the ball pit and sugar buzz! just keep in mind, if you aren’t a kid or you are an adult who doesn’t care for taking a bunch of pictures this probably isn’t the experience for you!

are you a cup or a cone kind of person?? let me know!

header image by @ckwendt

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around flagstaff // local fav

well hello there.

this past weekend katelyn and i ventured to flagstaff for a quick day trip. we just finished our finals (woo!) this week and winter break has officially begun.

apparently day trips to flagstaff aren’t as common as i thought but never the less i dragged Katelyn from her home at 8am and we had deep meaningful conversations for two and a half hours up the mountain! we first stopped at steep leaf lounge which, tbh is the real reason i wanted to go to flagstaff.

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(i got a a pumpkin chai latte with almond milk and katelyn got an iced peach white tea and we both indulged in macarons)

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after steep we went to find katelyn’s sister, steph. we went to lunch at trail crest brewing company.

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i had french fries and french onion soup which was nice, but katelyn and steph’s meals were not stellar so maybe skip this place when you go.

i then told steph: “bring me to your trees” because driving up seeing all of the pine trees and the muted greens made me so excited! she brought us to the north side of campus (but literally there were trees freaking everywhere) and we parked and messed about with the camera (see below).

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once we felt we had collected a sufficient amount of instagrams we dropped steph back at her dorm and carried on back downtown to shop at a place called shoes and such which has not only adorable clothes but great deals!

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we met up with some friends and then finished the night by driving home! although it was a short trip, it was nice to be able to get away for the day and get to some real fall weather!

 

scary gin drinks // happy hour

i’ve come to terms that i am an old person that shameless-ly loves a good G&T. But every now and again i like to mix up my drinks and throw something a little sweeter into the mix. this drink turned out super cute, although the only thing that makes it really “spooky” is the fact that i put it in beakers that i got from michaels!

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add one ounce of your fav gin (if you like your drinks a little stronger add one and a half ounces)

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next i added one ounce of st-germain liquor which i have never had before but it tastes kind of floral but in a good way… that doesn’t make sense but give the sample a go!KAW_1150KAW_1156

next added ice!

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then i filled the beaker until the 300mL line with this pomegranate and lemon mix i found at bevmo

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i topped the drink off with 100mL of tonic water (fever tree is my fav, don’t use anything else!)

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and that is the scary gin drink! hopefully you can feel inspired to mix up your cocktails this spooky season!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?