A Sweet & Salty Photoshoot

Hello, my friends!

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. 😛 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. 🙂 Enjoy the results of me playing with my food!

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Winter Playlist + Aesthetics 2021

Hello, my friends!

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. 🙂 Get some earbuds or a speaker and here we go!

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Hidden Treasures & Airplane Skies {a Golden Hour Walk}

Hello, my friends!

I have more golden hour pictures for you! While on a walk the other evening, I got in that photographing mood where I try and make pretty pictures out of the most random or unphotogenic things. It was great. 😀 So today I present you with a selection of dramatic thorns, color treasure hunts, airplane clouds, and candles in windows.

Want to go on a walk with me? Well yay! Let’s go.

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Farewell, 2020 {My Year in Review}

Hello, my friends! (New year, new greeting. 😉 )

Well, 2020 is behind us. It felt like we’d never be able to say that there for a while, huh? 😛 Anyway, today I’m back with my annual year-in-review post! This has been the weirdest, and in many ways the hardest year of my life, but it’s also taught me gratitude in a way normal years just can’t. So here’s a recap of lessons learned, highlights of the year, my favorite books and music, blog stats, and goals/resolutions. 

This year I also have an exciting announcement + a little survey for you guys if you’re interested! Okay, this is going to be a loooong post, so let’s get started. 

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A Frosty Christmas Photoshoot + Playlist

Hello, dears!

AHHH MERRY CHRISTMAS! 😀 😀 😀 I’m scheduling this post so I can’t tell you about our celebrations yet, but I hope your day is/was wonderful!

Anyway, I wanted to post something Christmasy, so I decided to go with a wintry photoshoot along with some of my favorite Christmas songs. Enjoy, my friends! And if you want to read some Christmas short stories I’ve written, check the end of this post for links. 🙂

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Etcetera #14 {Green Sand, a Wedding, and Making Apple Butter}

Hello, dears!

Yay, it’s time for another random post! If you’re new to etcetera posts, here’s what we do: every few months, I collect a bunch of miscellaneous photos I haven’t shared and pack them into their own post. Basically this is a big mashup of mini adventures and pretty pictures to hopefully brighten your day as well as preserve memories that I can look back on. (My goodness, this is a long-sentenced intro.)

For some of these photos, we’ll have to go back in time to the days of green grass and fall leaves, but I figured you guys wouldn’t mind some sunshine. 🙂 Sound good? Let’s do this!

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20+ Unique & Thoughtful Gift Ideas

Hello, dears!

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. 😉 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. 😉

Sound good? Alright, let’s get started!

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Planner vs. Bullet Journal: Which Is Better?

Hello, dears!

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. 😉

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

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Fall Playlist+ Aesthetics {2020}

Hello, dears!

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. 🙂 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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