hello, i'm sydney! 

Welcome to my online scrapbook of life. I'm a full-time graphic designer, lover of all things food, homeowner, gardening newbie, DIY-er, and I have a serious, incurable case of wanderlust. I started this blog to store my favorite recipes, document the transformation of our home + garden, and showcase the adventures I embark on!  

You'll find my cooking style to be primarily "one-pot-ish," which includes throwing everything in my trusty skillet, a crock-pot, or a sheet pan in the oven. I'm inspired by my fellow food bloggers, looking through cookbooks, and the several food magazines I subscribe to. Dessert flavor faves include chocolate and lemon, but not together just so we're clear. 

Nick is my life buddy. He is a great dog dad to our puppers, Mishka, and I really enjoy walking through life with him by my side. We bought our first home in November of 2017. We are having the time of our lives making this house our home and enjoy every second of homeownership! That is, until the hot water heater breaks...

I don't like to pay people to do things for me and enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to do things on my own. I think learning new skills is so useful and it brings me so much joy! From home decor to building desks, I wanna collect all the skills! Plus, paying other people to do stuff for you is expensive and I like to keep my money! 

Other things about me: I have two fake teeth. I've been crocheting for 17 years. Beer, wine, coffee, and whiskey are my favorite liquids. I love to read. I've seen The Office 19 times and that number continues to rise. I am also extremely drawn to the philosophies of Leslie Knope. Except for her hatred of libraries. Libraries are the best.  

Below you will find the words that guide my daily life. 

This is something that I live by, and I always have, and I always will: Don’t ever, for any reason, do anything, to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what, no matter where, or who, or who you are with, or where you are going, or where you’ve been, ever, for any reason whatsoever.
— Michael Scott

Now that we've covered who I am...take a look around, leave a comment, and enjoy!