A Sweet & Salty Photoshoot

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I have a rather random but fun collection of photos for you guys today. My friend Aria sent each other Dutch licorice a while back since we both love it, and whenever I get Dutch licorice I can’t help but photograph it. πŸ˜› It’s just such photogenic candy! If you’ve never had it before, it usually tastes like regular licorice but a bit saltier and more molasses-like. Click here to see the website where we bought it.

Anyway, these photos are certainly not life-changing or anything, but I hope they sweeten your day a little bit. πŸ™‚ Enjoy the results of me playing with my food!

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A Tour of My Sketchbook {April 2021}

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I’m super excited to show you this sketchbook flip-through because I love how so many of the paintings in it turned out! I mostly used this sketchbook for watercolor/gouache artwork, but you’ll find a few graphite sketches and ink drawings too.Β 

I feel like these posts are pretty self-explanatory, so… let’s just get into it. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some art! πŸ˜€

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Exploring New Orleans {Road Trip Travel Journal, Pt. 4}

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Well, this is it – the last post in my vacation series! Today we’re going to visit New Orleans, specifically the French Quarter. I am NOT a city girl and usually don’t enjoy touring cities that much, but this was such a neat experience, oh my goodness! I loved it.

Read on for what alligator meat tastes like, pictures of a gorgeous cathedral, a parking mistake, the longest bridge in the world, and the best game of Dutch Blitz ever. πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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A Foggy Beach Photoshoot {Road Trip Travel Journal, Pt. 3}

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This next part in my vacation series comprises a bunch of photos I took at a rather chilly beach in Galveston, Texas. When you think of beaches, you think of sun and warmth, but as we went in February, this one was more… foggy and cold. Hehe. It was a little disappointing but also neat because I’ve never been to a beach in the fog before. And I love fog. At least it made for some neat, eerie-looking photos!

Enjoy some aesthetic, gloomy ocean photography! πŸ™‚

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Scenic Overlooks & Magnolia Silos {Road Trip Travel Journal, Pt. 2}

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Yay, I’m back with the second part of my vacation series! Today I have a BUNCH of Texas photos for you guys, specifically from this gorgeous overlook we found and then our visit to the Magnolia Silos in Waco. I also addedΒ  phone pictures of funny vacation memories like that time Megan got stuck in the campground bathroom and when we narrowly avoided being smushed by leaning telephone poles… πŸ˜›

If you haven’t yet read the first part of the series, click here to do so.Β Otherwise, let’s get into it!

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Prairie Dogs & Rocky Hikes {Road Trip Travel Journal, Pt. 1}

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I’m so excited to start sharing some of the TONS of photos I took on our recent vacation. For years, my family has had the goal to visit at all the 48 contiguous United States, and now we can check that off the bucket list. This time we went through south/southwest states like Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. We rented a motorhome and spent most of the time just driving, but we also made some super neat stops, like New Orleans, a foggy beach, gorgeous scenic overlooks and trails, the Silos at Waco, a random prairie dog town, and lots of other fun stuff.

I have waaaay too many photos to fit in one post, so I’m gonna make this into a series, okay? Today I’ll start with some Oklahoma photos. I loved how different the scenery looked there from where I live! We went on a beautiful hike and also stopped at the edge of the road to see buffalo, prairie dogs, and a Texas longhorn cow.

Alright, enough explaining what we did. Let me just show you!

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Winter Playlist + Aesthetics 2021

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I’m writing my post in a motorhome today because we’re on vacation at the moment! I thought maybe I’d have time to sort through my trip pictures so far and post some, but nope, sadly I didn’t. Stay tuned for a travel journal post next week. Meanwhile, here’s a winter playlist for you guys! I know winter can be a rather sad or depressing season for a lot of people, so today I picked out a few encouraging songs I’ve been enjoying recently to share with you guys. I hope this music brightens your day, whether it’s icy or sunny outside where you live. πŸ™‚ Get some earbuds or a speaker and here we go!

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Stars & Snowflakes

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Today I have a somewhat incongruous collection of photos for you, hehe. I did a little more star photography the other night, and also got some macro snowflake pictures on one of our many recent snows! Instead of making two tiny posts, I decided to smush the photoshoots together for your enjoyment. πŸ™‚ Have fun snow/stargazing!

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Explore with Me 005 | Nature Collecting

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It’s been so long since I’ve done an “explore with me” post. Remember those? I started this series to motivate myself (and you!) to get outside, even when it’s not super appealing, like in winter. I take you guys with me on a walk around our farm, adding in a little twist or art/photography prompt that you can try where you live as well.

Today’s prompt is to bring a bag, tote, or other container along on your walk and collect things you find interesting. If you live in the city, it could be man-made bits and pieces – coins, old papers, a lost toy, etc. – but since I live in the country and have plenty of woods to roam through, I decided to collect some nature.

(Please note, of course, to take only what is allowed where you live! A park is not the best place to collect specimens of live plants, for instance. πŸ˜‰ If you have a decent-sized yard, you can find interesting things just outside your house, on your own land.)

So, want to see what I found in the woods? Let’s go!

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