Sweater Weather- REDUX!

Where I live in the Northern U.S. there is at least 3 months of autumn weather and 5 months of winter weather. That’s 8 months out of the year dedicated to sweater weather! As you can imagine, I have amassed a large collection of sweaters and leggings to keep me comfy during the colder half of the year, so…

Professional Dark Style

There is a fine line between what you can and can’t wear in a professional workplace and strict cookie cutter dress codes can leave people feeling confined to normality. While dress codes may seem self-explanatory, making assumptions about what is appropriate is never a safe bet. Most places will tell you what the dress code it but if…

Happy Mother’s Day!

My mother was in town for the weekend and if there’s one thing I can rely on my mother for, it’s that she’ll come help me clean my house whenever I ask (or don’t ask) her to. I’ve been living in my new place for a month now but because I was working three jobs…

Hexennacht: A History Lesson

Hexennacht was last week and I dropped the ball on posting this blog on time. I still want to share it despite posting it late so I hope you will enjoy reading it just as much as I enjoyed writing it. Hexennacht literally translates to “Witches’ Night” and in Germanic folklore, the night from 30…

Songs & Sips: Creature Comforts

Welcome to another addition of Songs & Sips. This time I’ll be covering the drinks and songs of a creature close to my heart- werewolves! The Necro Nom-Nom-Nomicon makes some of my favorite ghoulish drinks, desserts and delicacies. The author graciously created a one of a kind cocktail cake called “Ding Dong Dead Cakes” for me…

Featured Fashion- Swank Metalsmithing

Swank Metalsmithing is a family owned business started by Gary Swank in 1973. It was originally called the Silver Hammer and is now called Gary Swank Jewelers. It is located at 1309 SW Broadway in Portland, Oregon and considering their business location it’s no surprise that they have a few eclectic pieces in their stock….

Songs & Sips: Sinful Temptations

I’ve been listening to music a lot lately and noticed that many of the songs in my playlist are hell or devil themed. I thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase some of my favorite songs with drink recipes to sip on while you listen. This Michelada recipe from Food Geeks and Bloody Mary…

Happy Birthday!

Today is my birthday! I’m 29-years-old now and only one year away from leaving my 20’s behind. There’s something daunting about getting older for some people. Maybe it’s the expectation to be wiser or maybe the loss of what could have been is setting in, but I will not be moved. My life has been a rollercoaster…

Haunted House Aesthetic

My house is a far cry from looking like the Gothic mansion of my dreams but little by little it’s starting to feel like it. With my wedding only a year away I don’t really have a budget set aside for home decor, so I have had to find inexpensive ways to adjust my home…

Portobello By Inspire Collection

According to their website, the Portobello by Inspire range is bone china with a vintage feel and the collections are Influenced by Portobello Road in London. The unique street is renowned for its vintage boutiques and trendy markets, where individual crafts and fashions tempt worldwide trendsetters. They sell bowls and mugs on their website but…