gobble gobble { diy }


happy thanksgiving eve! i’m spending turkey day here in germany, where it’s not a day they celebrate, but my sister and i are in the holiday spirit so we decided to make these thanksgiving party hats! they’re so easy, quick, and the best part is you probably already have all of the supplies.

image (10)



essential supplies:

feathers (cut them out of paper or use craft feathers)




those are all of the supplies you’ll NEED just to make an extremely basic headpiece, everything else is just decorating so it’s entirely up to you. i used washi tape, glitter glue, scrapbooking paper (for patterned feathers), and a metallic pen. however, you could use rhinestones, sequins, ribbons, or if you’re feeling extra crafty, you could embroider on it. so decorate away you turkeys!





step one: pick out the colors for your feathers and decorate them.

step two: cut out your headpiece using card stock, arrange the feathers in the order you like, and staple, tape, or glue them onto the headpiece. trick for cutting out the head piece: figure out thick you want your headpiece, then fold it in half. that way it’s double the thickness, plus you can staple/tape your feathers on the back half only, and it won’t affect the front of your headpiece.

step three: decorate the front of your headpiece. this is completely and totally up to you. leave it plain or go crazy! cover it in rhinestones, glitter, doodles, washi tape, whatever your heart desires.

step 4: hole punch each side of your head piece and string ribbon through the holes.

tie it in a bow and voila.

have a happy thanksgiving!



bonjour colmar


hello! i arrived in germany and today was my first day in france. my mother, sister, and i jumped in the car and drove to colmar.



one of the best parts of the trip was the drive. oh my gosh the drive was incredible. it was two and half hours around the black forest until we arrived at the french border.





my first french coffee!…………..aaaaaat mcdonalds. where they serve mcbaguettes, haha.


colmar is incredible. it is situated right in the middle of france and germany and has lived through ten centuries of germanic reign and four centuries under france’s reign, and it’s one of the few cities that was not bombed during world war two. it’s crazy because while all the buildings are still intact, you can see bullets in the stone walls from machine guns.



 {st. martin’s church. 1234-1365}



we got muenster and cumin tarte flambée for lunch and it was heavenly.

i am officially never going home.







oh, the places you’ll go

image (5)

in just 24 hours i’ll be on a plane headed on an adventure!

i’ve got my suitcases open and full, amelie soundtrack playing, and my paris tea to get me in the mood for europe! bonus is i’ll get to finally see my sister again. on the itinerary for the next month is germany, france, czechoslovakia, and italy so stay tuned for updates, stories, and pictures!

sidenote: this flavor of harney & sons is delicious you absolutely positutely must try it.