excuses i gave

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At first, I was hesitant to start With Audrey.  It made me nervous putting my writing out there for the world to see.  I had all kinds of doubts about whether or not I was the blogger “type” or if anyone would read what I wrote, but eventually, I went for it.  I started a blog and I’m so glad I did.  Here are some of the excuses I tried to give myself and why they’re not relevant anymore. I don’t know what to write about.   The biggest hurdle for so many of us bloggers is starting.  Just start writing.  There are tons of prompts and resources out there designed to inspire you- use them!  Pinterest and other blogs are my favorite places to go.  And if nothing gets your creativity started, write about your life.  You would be surprised how many people are interested in things that you see as ordinary. People won’t care what I have to say. This is just not true.  Maybe everybody won’t care, but some people do!  Even if you start with only getting the word out to your family and friends, I’m sure they would be thrilled to support you.  And besides, if you’re writing for the sole purpose of popularity- you won’t get far.  Blog for them a little, but mostly blog for you. I’m too young.   I started my blog at nineteen, which was intimidating when the only other bloggers that I seemed to find were at least five … Read More

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make a beanie

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Of course I would figure out how to make a great beanie at the end of winter.  For those of you year-round beanie-wearers, or if you want to prepare for colder months, here is a quick and easy crochet pattern! This beanie is a low commitment project- it took me maybe around two hours to make. I used a little over half of a skein of Loops & Threads Cozy Wool yarn in Merlot, a large crochet hook (it might be in the F or G range? I’ve had it forever.), and a needle. For your first row, start with a slip stitch and make chain stitches to fit the circumference of your head, or the head of the person you’re making it for.  Keep in mind that when you put it on your head, it stretches a little bit.  When you think you have the right size, slip stitch to make it a circle- make sure in this step that you do not twist your work.  You will notice by the end of the first row if your work is twisted. Once you have a circle of chain stitches, make two more chain stitches and make single crochet stitches without flipping your work.  When you make this hat, you will continue working always in the same direction around the circle. When you get to the end of the second row (the first row of single crochet stitches), slip stitch your final single crochet in the row to the top … Read More

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hannah witham photography

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Hannah was sweet enough to take some portraits for this blog and the about page. She did an incredible job at making me feel comfortable and catching beautiful moments even while we were climbing on fallen trees and exploring through thorny (dead) plants.  I’m usually  semi-picky about pictures that are taken of me, but I’m thrilled with how  all of these turned out.  Really, all of them.  I had so many great pictures to choose from.  Thanks for everything, Hannah. If you want to see more of Hannah’s photography… Hannah Witham Photography on Facebook Hannah Witham Photography on Instagram HannahWitham.com

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