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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always rooney

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I would love to introduce you to Courtney Kennedy!  She’s the brains behind one of my favorite blogs, Always Rooney.   I adore her earthy style and the way it comes through in many of her DIY projects.  She’s here to share with you what she has learned about crafting, blogging, and being creative.  Our Q&A is below.  Enjoy and be inspired!  How would you describe Always Rooney and what led you to start blogging? Always Rooney is my creative outlet. I was led to start because I was in a creative rut, and didn’t feel like I was doing much with my life a couple years ago. I also was compelled to start to share how I made things since most people would ask.    What’s your spirit animal and why? I don’t know if I’ve ever thought of this…but I would hope my spirit animal would be a whale, because they are free and beautiful. For people like you who do projects regularly, keeping creativity flowing can be challenging!  What inspires you and keeps you feeling creative? Creativity inspires creativity. So I feel the more I try new projects, the more I’m being inspired and I find better solutions to problems. Trying things without the fear of failing is a great way to build up better ideas. Some of my favorite projects are the ones that I’m saying “oh I hope this works!” through the whole process.    What do you wish you had known when you started? I wish … Read More

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small things with great love

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A few days ago, I stumbled upon The Love Parcel.  The idea is that you make some kind of mini package filled with anything you want- many have vintage trinkets, artwork, or handwritten notes.  Then you send it to Miranda, the creator of the project, and she uses a combination of her own creations and other people’s packages to send you a response! I’m a sucker for snail mail. This was a great excuse to try whatever artsy things I wanted and to make things that didn’t have a purpose except to be beautiful.  I painted and drew and sewed and crocheted and found vintage treasures, which were all perfect things to do over winter break, when it’s too cold to do anything outside. At least for me, the cherry on top of this whole thing is the positivity and creativity that The Love Parcel promotes.  Gives me warm fuzzies to look at the pictures that are posted of packages from people all over the world. For more information, look at The Love Parcel website or instagram and let me know if you send a package of your own!  

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