November 21, 2016 § Leave a comment
What would you do if you woke up and only had the things you were thankful for the day before?
This past Sunday I visited my sister's church with her and the pastor asked that question, and it really hit me. I usually think of myself as pretty thankful person, and am usually conscious that I am fortunate in a lot of ways, but if I stop and image myself only having what I've taken time to be specifically thankful for, well, I wouldn't have much. It may be cheesy and cliche this time of year to talk about being thankful, but I do think it's an important tradition. Things get crazy, and it's easy for even good things to feel like burdens sometimes, but maybe if we stop to take the time to be thankful for them, even when they do feel heavy, it will make them feel just a little bit lighter.
Free People Shirt // Vintage Skirt (thrifted) // Old Navy Shoes // DIY Necklace
I'm especially thankful for puppies, even when they insist on being in all of your photos.
November 8, 2016 § 2 Comments
F21 Sweater / Vintage Gap Denim Jacket / Nine West Boots / Free People Socks / UO Necklace / Thrifted Bag
Isn't it funny how fall has a way of making you slow down and think about things. I find myself thinking more even about silly little things, like what to wear. Summer is all about throwing on cut offs and a tank and getting to work (or fun!), but come fall I take the time to consider what I'm wearing. Will I be warm enough? Will I be happy in what I'm wearing?
In a lot of ways it feels good to refocus my brain and think a lot of things over more in-depthly. Blogging has been this faint whisper in the back of my brain most of the summer. Maybe I'll come back to it, maybe not. Then it became more distinct. A conversation I had with myself, saying it may be time.
October 6, 2015 § 7 Comments
Free People Sweater + Hat // Levi's Jeans // Old Navy Boots
It's, what feels like, everyone's favorite time of year. Especially here in the northeast. We love a good autumn. This past weekend was the first real cold snap so far. Even though I'm always torn, and so sad to see summer leave, I still am determined to focus on all the good. The comfy sweaters, the pretty leaves, and cozying up to a roaring fire at night. I am also exstatic to be finishing up redoing my craft room (which has been my summer-long project). Fall always has me craving to get my hands dirty, do some sewing, and make something just for fun, so I can't wait to have everything set up again.
September 8, 2015 § 1 Comment
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Doesn't it feel like Memorial Day just happened? To now be passed Labor Day feels surreal. I always feel hugely torn this time of year, I feel this huge surge of love for autumn, but to know that winter will soon follow that always brings me down a bit. This year, though, I've really been trying to focus more and more on the moment, and try to just enjoy what's here. One of the farms I drive by every day already has pumpkins out, and I smile a little bit whenever I pass them. I'm already planning what I'm going to bake, thinking of all the movie nights I need to have, and just trying to remind myself that sweaters are pretty awesome too.
How are you all feeling about the upcoming change?
August 18, 2015 § 2 Comments
Vintage Gap Dress // Vintage Scarf // Target Hat // Old Navy Boots
Sometimes standing in the woods is the cure to so many ailments. Disappointments, for sure. After having a hard day last week, I got home from work, and almost immediately grabbed my camera and headed back out. We live right down the street from our city park. Acres and acres of untamed, wild woods and streams. There's always new nooks and crannies of it to explore. Growing up we lived in the middle of the woods, and I remember countless hours during the summers spent just wandering around through the trees, so I always feel at home in the woods.
It felt really cathartic to take some photos and focus my brain on more creative tasks, instead of letting myself wallow in the day, which is so easy to do. It's a great reminder that when things are feeling crazy, to just go. Give yourself a little change of scenery and work on something totally different. Don't sit and feel bad for yourself, do something different.
I also played with shooting some video too. It's been a while since I've dabbled, but I really enjoy it. It's such a totally different game, that it's fun to just experiment and see what I can come up with. It's definitely something I'd love to learn about (hint hint, those of you who are much more talented, I'd love to hear your tips! :) I still have some things I'm struggling with, but practice makes perfect, right?
Feel free to check out some of my other videos.