Etcetera #10

Hello, dears!

Yayyy, I’m so excited for this etcetera post! I made the last one in September, so I have a BUNCH of random photos to catch up on, with subjects ranging from flowers and fall leaves to self-portraits and donkeys. πŸ™‚

A heap of random pretty photos coming your way in 3… 2… 1!

Let’s go!

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Explore with Me 002 | Sunset Silhouettes

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It feels like I haven’t done a sunset post in AGES! Remember when I used to do them all the time? I should get back into photographing them more because ahhh! Sunsets! Enough said.

Before we start, a note: I made this series to motivate myself (and you!) to get outside even on days when it seems so much more productive and useful to stay in front of the computer. I don’t know about you, but can only stare at a screen for so long before my brain starts getting frizzy. :’D So! I shall take you with me on a walk around our farm, adding in a little twist or art/photography prompt that you can try too. πŸ™‚

Today we’ll be looking for interesting ways to capture the colors of sunsets other than just taking a picture of the sunset itself. (Future Allison: LIKE FRED! AND AUGUSTUS!)

Ahem. Onwards!

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Goats, Rabbits, Dogs, Etc. {Adventures in Housesitting}

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I recently had the opportunity to housesit for some friends. I’d never done that before, so I was excited to “play house” and live by myself for a few days. It was fun! And strangely quiet, after living with six other people. πŸ˜› It was nice to come home and be with my family again, though, where there’s always something going on. πŸ™‚

Most of my responsibilities concerned feeding the animals, so of course I had to get a bunch of photos of them while I was at it. If you like cats, dogs, goats, chickens, rabbits, or all of the above, you might enjoy this post!

Let’s go find some cuteness.

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Sweaters & Sunflares {Autumn Sisters Photoshoot}

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Another fall post! Are you surprised? πŸ˜› Hee hee, but somehow this happens every year – autumn is such a fleeting and beautiful season that I can’t help but get a TON of pictures before it leaves (no pun intended πŸ˜› )! Anyway, this should be the last completely fall-themed post for a while, and I think you’re going to like this finale. πŸ˜‰

Megan and I did a sisters photoshoot a while ago when the leaves were still on the trees – and even a little on the early side as far as color goes. We both got some really nice shots! As usual, credit goes to Megan for the photos of me, while I took the pictures of her and edited all the ones in this post.

I hope you enjoy! πŸ˜€

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GIVEAWAY WINNER + Cozy Fall Playlist

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Today is an exciting day, because I’m about to reveal the winner of my book launch giveaway, YAYYY! πŸ˜€ For those of you who didn’t win, I will provide links to most of the things in the giveaway in case you’d like to get them yourselves. I’m also going to do another seasonal playlist at the end with some aesthetic fall pictures. πŸ™‚

I know you guys probably just skipped that whole paragraph, so let’s just get into it, huh? XD

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A Sparkling Photoshoot {Macro Raindrops}

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I’m back again with some photography while we wait to see who won the giveaway! πŸ˜‰ Hee hee. But guys, thank you all SO much for your wonderful comments and excitement about my book – I can’t tell you how much it means to me. ❀ I’ll link the recent blog tour posts at the end of this post, but for now… how about some macro raindrop photography?

I must say, this photoshoot includes some of my favorite nature pictures I’ve taken in a while – and they’re not even autumn-themed. Shocking! XD I hope you enjoy this refreshing dose of bejeweled webs, garden plants, and flowers.

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SPARK {My Book Launch + a Cozy Giveaway!}

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AHHHHHH. I AM IMMENSELY EXCITED. Because guys –  it’s finally time to reveal my second poetry book! *happy dance* I’ve been working on this project for the past year, and I’m so ready to announce it officially. πŸ™‚

This year, the book launch will be accompanied by a small-ish blog tour and A GIVEAWAY! Eeep! I’m so excited for the giveaway too; I kind of want to keep everything myself. πŸ˜›

So, let’s jump right in before I burst with excitement. πŸ˜€

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A Collection of Fall Portraits

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I just spent a lovely weekend at a women’s retreat with my church! And now that I have internet again, I’m back with some snippets of various fall photoshoots I’ve done in the past month or so. πŸ™‚

Also, I’m also planning an exciting post coming up this Friday (which may or may not involve a giveaway πŸ˜‰ ), so stay tuned for that!

Ahem. But now, let’s get into those photos…

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