Crafty Bastards: 5 Reasons Hobbies Contribute to a Healthy Lifestyle

Whiskey, cowboy boots, and lemon pound cake are just a few of the Southern-themed scents of my line of homemade candles, Home Craft Candle. Moving to Tennessee has opened so many doors for me. I hadn’t made candles since the closing of my store, OffBeat Emporium, in Buffalo, New York. Too many memories caused the... Continue Reading →

Mini Life Crisis: 3 Tips that help

Suddenly, I heard a cracking sound. It sounded like someone was in my apartment! I was already emotionally unstable and mildly depressed, and now I was under attack. I began creeping around corners, holding my breath and trying to be as silent as possible. I heard dishes fall in the sink—there was definitely someone there.... Continue Reading →

Not everything happens for a reason

“Everything happens for a reason.” Please never say these words to me again. I understand everyone's beliefs and life experiences differ. What you need to understand is that I’m about to give you my opinion and that you are voluntarily choosing to read it. So here goes… Everything happens because it happens. If you are... Continue Reading →

My Past, Present & Future

After earning my BFA in graphic design from Daemen College in Amherst, New York, my career took a path very different than I had ever imagined. Interestingly it was the concept and execution of my senior project that led me down that path. I wanted to explore our perspectives on “used” and secondhand products, making... Continue Reading →

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