I’M ENGAGED!!

AHHHHH. GUYS GUYS GUYS, Sully proposed to me! And I said yes! I’M ENGAGED. We’re both thrilled and life is crazy and wedding planning is slightly overwhelming, but WOOHOO! I don’t usually use multiple exclamation points BUT I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD RIGHT NOW!!

Ahem. I’ve been waiting for such a time as this to tell you guys the story of how Sully and I met. It’s a hilariously memorable tale (especially the first part), and now I can supplement it with how he proposed! I HAVE A FIANCΓ‰. HELP. Okay, I need to settle down…

Oh, and since I want you guys to have a chance to “meet” Sully, we’ll be doing a Q&A post! After you read this, drop as many questions as you want in the comments and he and I will answer some of them in another post. πŸ™‚

Now, here’s our story.

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Experiments in Food Photography

Hello, my friends!

This post is going to be a tad strange because it’s full of dramatic photos of vegetables. Hehe. I had a lot of fun making it, though! I tried using ordinary props like an old sheet and a plastic bucket to create interesting pictures and you know what? I think it worked! You guys can give the final verdict after you finish the post. (Also read to the end to meet my new friend. πŸ˜› )

Ready for some experimental food photography? Let’s go!

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Messy Desks & Peacock Feathers {Indoor Photography}

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Yesterday I tried an experiment: I walked around our house, attempting to turn random, normal things like an unmade bed and a cluttered table into pretty subjects. All the indoor photos you see online seem to have perfectly clean and tidy backgrounds, but I wanted to take pictures of the way our house looked without cleaning it up first. Was the experiment a success? I don’t know – you’ll have to tell me after you see the pictures!

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Hand Lettering Inspiration {Recent Bible Journaling}

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It’s time for another word art post! I just finished another Bible journal, which means I filled up another notebook with favorite verses. I’m currently going through the Bible one chapter at a time and copying down my favorite verse from each chapter in a notebook. The idea is to write them out in pretty lettering so I’ll have a beautiful collection at the end, but sometimes the lettering is… well, legible and that’s it. πŸ˜› I love how a lot of these turned out, though.

I hope you guys enjoy some of my favorite pages and verses from this notebook! And click here to see my last Bible journaling post.

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10,000 Followers + Blogging Tips Course Release!

Hello, my friends!

AHHH. You already know from the title but HELP. GUYS. Thank you so incredibly much for 10,000+ followers on A Farm Girl’s Life! I honestly can hardly believe it. O.o I could go on about it for an entire post, but that might get a little tiring. All I can say is thank you. ❀

Of course I have to celebrate this milestone some way. *nods* I thought about doing a giveaway, but I wanted it to be something more than one winner can enjoy. So over the past several months I’ve been working hard on creating my first online course! πŸ˜€

If you remember from this post, I’m planning to create multiple video courses on topics like art, photography, and blogging. Since I’m celebrating 10,000 followers and I get comments/emails asking for blogging advice, I figured I’d make this first course on what I’ve learned from the past 7 years of blogging. I’m still not an expert, heh, but hopefully something I’ve learned will be of use to you guys.

If you don’t have a blog, enjoy skimming through the videos anyway! I’m always curious what the bloggers I follow are like in real life, and… well, this still isn’t real life, but you can maybe get to know me better in a video than through a post. Anyway, enough intro. Let’s get started!

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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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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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Hidden Treasures & Airplane Skies {a Golden Hour Walk}

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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. πŸ˜€ 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. πŸ˜‰ )

Well, 2020 is behind us. It felt like we’d never be able to say that there for a while, huh? πŸ˜› 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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