New Zealand Adventures!

Sorry for the long delay in posting! The end of the semester got very hectic with all of the bracelet orders, and getting ready for my month abroad! I absolutely love New Zealand, and now that the month is coming to a close I figured I should do a brief post about why experiences.

The group was fortunate to visit different marine reserves throughout New Zealand. We snorkeled at the first declared marine reserve, Goat Island, and saw an amazing variety of wildlife (unlike anything I’ve ever seen before!).

We were also able to see a cultural performance by the Maori people at both the Waitangi Treaty grounds and the village Whakarewarewa. We actually got to sleep inside of a Marae in the village, which was a wonderful experience.

Of course, there was studying included also, as we explored rocky intertidal habitats and learned about the volcanic rock that New Zealand is founded on. While this was learning, we got to do it in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. We visited Cathedral Cove, which is where the opening Narnia scene in Prince Caspian was filled, and just so happens to be a great example of sea arches and sea stacks. We also got to go to White Island, which is an active volcano (and also the site of some Narnia scenes). There were so many other gorgeous s

But out of all of these great experiences, perhaps the most important one was I GOT TO GO TO HOBBITON!!! That’s right I fulfilled my lifelong dream of visiting the land of the hobbits, and even found this cool ring as a souvenir ;).

Had the best month of my life! I am very excited about reopening my shop though! I missed making bracelets while I was away, so stick around for the reopening Sunday (there may be a little sale going on if you follow me on the blog or insta ;))

Thanks for reading!


It was the week before Christmas…

and the semester was finally over! (for better or worse)

I am so excited for the upcoming two months. For one, because it is one of my favorite holidays, and the day after New Years, I will be going abroad to New Zealand!

It has always been on my bucket list to travel where the Lord of the Rings was filmed, and I am fortunate enough that my school offers a Marine Biology program over the winter in the very place.

In the two weeks I have left before I go, I will hopefully get a few new reviews up (and knock some books off of my list).

Thank you everyone for your endless support of my Etsy Shop these past few months! It’s popularity surpassed all of my expectations, and I look forward to starting it back up in February!


Happy Holidays!