20+ Unique & Thoughtful Gift Ideas

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By this point you’ve probably seen a gazillion gift guides so no, this isn’t a very original post idea. BUT, this one is a bit different. For one thing, most of these ideas are products I or my family actually use and love, not simply the result of Pinterest browsing. πŸ˜‰ And secondly, I tried to pick unique and/or thoughtful gifts – not just, like, “here’s my favorite lip gloss and trendy t-shirt.”

Hopefully this will give you inspiration whether you’re shopping for a guy who has everything, a family member you need a really special gift for, or kid that does NOT need any more electronics. πŸ˜‰

Sound good? Alright, let’s get started!

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A Collection of Fall Photography

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I’ve been accumulating fall photos for… well, since the beginning of fall (no! really??), so today I’ve got a little photo dump for you guys! We’re going to cover fall harvests of gourds, pumpkins, apples, and persimmons, plus some pretty fall leaves and landscapes. Hopefully you’ll enjoy scrolling through some cheerful colors and reading the little stories behind the photos. πŸ™‚

Onward to orange and yellow!

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Inktober 2020 Sketchbook Tour

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It’s time for another Inktober flip-through! If you’re not familiar with Inktober, the original idea is an art challenge where you make an ink drawing every day for the whole month, using prompts from an official list. See my last Inktober post here.

And that’s what I did! Today I’ll be showing you my 31 ink drawings/paintings in my toned paper sketchbook. I experimented with different styles and techniques and made some art I’m proud of and some I could have done better on… πŸ˜›

Ready to see it? Let’s go!

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Planner vs. Bullet Journal: Which Is Better?

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As you guys might know, I’ve used and loved bullet journaling for a long time – at least since 2017. But I decided that I’m not going to use a bujo next year. O.o Instead, I’m going to use a planner… that I designed!

In this post, I shall go through some pros and cons for each system, plus I’ll show you what I’m using in 2021 and why I decided to stop bullet journaling. My posts are normally more fun than helpful, but we’ll see what I can manage this time. πŸ˜‰

So, shall we see which type of planner would work best for you??

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A Forest Photoshoot

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I know it’s fall now and everyone’s looking for oranges and reds, but I wanted to quick sneak in some green photos before we get too much further into the season. πŸ˜‰ I took these a couple weeks ago when the light started taking on that golden fall look but the woods were still lush and green. I had so much fun editing these vibrant pictures – hope you enjoy them!

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Fall Playlist+ Aesthetics {2020}

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I’m especially excited for this season’s playlist post because I feel like a lot of my taste in music fits into a “fall aesthetic.” I tend to like soft, cozy, thoughtful songs. But even though we’re going for an autumn mood here, I made sure to include a variety of genres, artists, and styles, so you have a better chance of finding something you’ll like. πŸ™‚ And, of course, all of this music is clean, so no worries there. I hope you can find some new music to add to your own collection!

Find your earbuds/headphones/speakers, and enjoy my fall playlist + some pretty fall photography!

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Etcetera #13 {Skyscapes, Self-Portraits, Mysterious Feathers, and Inflatable Pineapples}

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I’m finally back with a collection of the random photos I’ve acquired since my last Etcetera post! πŸ˜€ Some of the pictures for today include vibrant sunsets, undignified cats, friends’ engagement photos, a baby turtle I rescued, my brother playing drums, and a large collection of paper butterflies.

I’m never quite sure what I hope to accomplish with these posts, but if you’re interested in pretty photos or hearing random bits about a farm girl’s life, mayhaps you will enjoy this scrapbooky collection. πŸ™‚ There’s only one way to find out, isn’t there? So, onwards! To the pictures!

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Sketchbook Paintings & More Recent Art

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I recently posted a tour of my main sketchbook, but I also have a couple of other sketchbooks I’ve been working on since… goodness, I think this was the last post I did on them, which… OH MYYY, I just realized it’s been one year to the day since that post! Ha, goodness! So anyway, I thought it was high time to give you guys a peek into my Illo sketchbook and some other drawings I’ve made recently(ish). πŸ™‚

As always, I hope this post can give you some inspiration to create your own art if you like drawing – or simply brighten your day with pretty pictures if not. πŸ™‚ I’ll also try to link the supplies I used if you want to try them out for yourself. Enjoy, my friends!

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Stars & Sparklers {Night Photography}

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Ahh, I’m so so excited for this post! I’m super proud of how these pictures turned out and can’t wait to share them with you guys. πŸ˜€ Remember last post, when my friends came and I said that we all had a bonfire and Fleet taught me astrophotography? Well, here are the pictures from that evening: stars, sparklers, and a big bonfire. EXCITEMENT.

So much for the words – I’m ready for the pictures!

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