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My sister Megan recently had a birthday which involved cake, friends, a scavenger hunt, and TONS of yellow. It also involved me, the sister who took probably hundreds of pictures because it was so much fun to capture the joy and laughter, plus the pretty party decorations.
If you like cake, yellow, or being happy, you will probably enjoy this post.
Today I have some more lovely light photography for you! Instead of a photoshoot at golden hour, I took these in the morning. Sometimes I go outside to feed the rabbits or something and find too much beauty to leave unphotographed, which naturally means I postpone my other plans and take some pictures before the light changes.
This time, instead of editing my photos as usual, I decided just to let the pictures shine as they are – terrible pun intended. I did edit a few very minimally, but for the most part these are straight out of the camera!
I’m back with the promised golden hour photoshoot today! My sister Megan received a beautiful sunflower shirt for review from this shop, so of course we had to get a bunch of pictures for her post. (Also I literally just realized I copied her title after I finished writing the post. :’D ) We had fun finding different photo locations and attempting to think of different poses, heh heh. I hope you enjoy these golden photos!
We started out amongst the black-eyed susans, since that was the only decent patch of yellow flowers we could find to match with the shirt.
We recently got a few bushels of apples to make applesauce with, and I took the opportunity of such an abundant photography prop to experiment with a different photography style. In case you were wondering, “chiaroscuro” refers to an effect where part of the subject is lit up while the other recedes into darkness. It makes for really dramatic, artistic-looking photos, and was also used a lot by master painters like Rembrandt.
SO, now that we’re done with the little word lecture, let’s get on to the photos! I really enjoyed attempting to make ordinary apples look special and yet homey at the same time. Enjoy my experiments!
My, it’s been a while since my last pen pal or art post, hasn’t it? I think it’s time for some more decorated envelope inspiration today. Enjoy browsing through my recent pen pal art, accompanied by tips for fun extra things to include in your letters as well as how to create a themed letter/extras/envelope combo.
Also, check out the end of this post to see the newest envelope collection I released on my shop! Let’s get started!
These kinds of posts are some of my favorite to make, as you might know if you’ve been around here a while. Today I have a bunch of pretty nature photography for you, including butterflies, flowers, and raindrops found in our garden.
I took these photos the day after a glorious, answer-to-prayer rain finally came to end a summer drought. When you’re a farmer whose main key to success (the right weather) is totally out of your control, it teaches you dependence on God like nothing else, and also makes you so excited about rain that you’re riveted to the window, the weather app, and the rain gauge like they’re the most suspenseful movie ever.
I’m back with the second part of our recent vacation! I’m super excited about this post because 1) I got tons of pictures of the most gorgeous surprise party + my best friend Aria, and 2) I MADE A VIDEO! I sneakily took clips of most of the things we did that weekend and compiled them for Aria after I got back. I hope you enjoy watching that at the end of the post as well as browsing through the photos.
But before you get started, an announcement: My friend Amanda and I are starting a podcast about books! You can find out more about it and about us by listening to the first episode here. If you ever wondered what I sound like, well now you can know! Also go follow Amanda’s blog while you’re at it, because it’s excellent.
Last week, my family and I went on vacation to North Carolina. We had a lovely time, both staying at our vacation house, and visiting my friend Aria and her family (but more on that next time ). Today I’m going to be posting about the first couple of days, including some photography from the beautiful space where we stayed and a bunch of pretty pictures I got when we went boating on the lake behind the house. Enjoy!
Let’s start with a picture of our welcoming committee. This cute black bear ambled across the road as we drove up to our vacation house. Megan wanted to hug him. XD
***NOTE: I had to re-publish this a couple of times since WordPress wasn’t cooperating. Sorry if you’ve seen it more than once!***
Anyway. Here’s an interesting question: how would you describe your favorite color to a blind person? It’s HARD, isn’t it? I tried writing a description of my favorite color without the word “purple” in it, and had so much fun that I wrote a bunch more!
Remember when I used to post sunset pictures all the time? I don’t post them as much anymore, for some reason. But today I’m finally back with some more gorgeous sky paintings, as well as photos from a ride around the farm and more pictures of Eeyore, our pet donkey. I hope you enjoy this summer evening with me!
Okay, so to be honest, I’m not exactly sure when I took these pictures… I think some are from different days, but OH WELL, I’m just going to mash them all up together. We’ll start with a view of part of our backyard before the sun set. That old chimney is from an original log house we took down a while ago. We keep thinking we’ll make a patio near it sometime, but it hasn’t happened yet…
I’m SO excited for this post, ahh! The bedroom I share with my sister has been in the works for over a year now, since that’s how long it’s been since we moved, but it’s finally finished and we both love it! I think you guys will too.
Megan and I love the fresh, bright aesthetic as well as wildflowers and plants in general, so we combined the two to make a light, airy bedroom sprinkled with wildflowers and fun pops of color. If you’re looking for bedroom decor inspiration or just like seeing room tours (because who doesn’t?)… read on! And enjoy. White quilts Floral sheet set Yellow pom-pom pillowcases Megan’s vintage wildflower pillowcase My watercolor wildflower pillowcase
IT’S HERE. This is the last Summer Bored Games post of 2019! My friends and I had so much fun hosting it this year and watching you guys complete the challenges. Today we’ll be revealing the winners of SBG along with a bunch of fun pictures and feedback/SBG memories from you guys at the end! Let’s get started.
First off, before we reveal the prize winners, let’s take a look at the actual winners – the hard-working participants who put the most effort into SBG and completed the most challenges! (Remember, we have chosen the prize winners randomly, out of three different point ranges. The badges below are for the top competitors by points earned, and the aforementioned didn’t necessarily win a prize as well.) Top 10 winners, feel free to display these badges on your blogs if you have one!
Today’s post is going to be sort of an odd mix of photos which were taken on the same two evenings, so I decided to lump them together. My family and I were mulching our flowerbeds about a month ago, and it happened to be during my favorite time to photograph, a.k.a. the golden hour. Knowing me, you’ll not be surprised that I couldn’t resist photographing many things (including pet donkeys, magnolia trees, and random weeds) in the golden light. Enjoy browsing through this summer evening!
While I waited for everyone to come outside and begin mulching, I took some close-ups of this thistle-like flower in the wheat field.