PEOPLES. what?! // September BUJO Setup

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Hello there!

Oh my! SEPTEMBER?!???!!! WHHHHAAATTT?!

Seriously. Every. Singly

Did I just say singly? Oh well. It fits.

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I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!

September means (still hot but trying) fall colors starting, fall candles in every nook and cranny in my house, and the leaf garland my family has had since mid 1998. Eheh. sEPtemBeR?!!

Okay. Well.

(These intros are always so very awkward. XD)

I have a new bullet journal setup for September, I hope you enjoy!

I decided to go with the classic leaves theme. I love fall leaves, and after all of the bright, Summery themes, I decided to go with muted, neutral colors. It was a nice break after the color. XD

I used watercolors and a gold paint marker as the main design materials. I also used my Tombow Fudenosuke soft tip brush pen. (I highly recommend either it or the hard tip, so good!)

Now, ehe, the first page isn’t my most favorite, but I do enjoy it combined with the gold calendar. I kept it fairly simple for this month, which I enjoy.

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The next page is my To Do, Reminders and Goals page. I just painted a few different leaves. I’ve been using the theme subjects as this page (see here and here).

The next page is the habit tracker for the month. I painted some leaf doodles around the trackers, and kept it fairly simple.

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This page is the letter trackers page. I used the gold pen and the black pen for the outlines and did the same leaf doodles surrounding.

The next page is the first weekly log of the month, consisting of only leaves.

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The next page is my money tracker. I used the gold, and painted the same branches as the first page.

The next page is the next habit tracker. I turned a few of the leaves, but it’s fairly the same.

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The next page is another weekly log, the same(:

Then, to make this a bit more “fun” I created a brain dump page. This is for fun sentences or doodles. Hehe, I got so excited I started on it already.

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Then I have two pages filled with the end of the weekly logs. On the second page I also have the end of the month recap. A fun little page I like to include sometimes.

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To conclude this theme, I have a “creation” page. For doodles and sketches, things of that sort.

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What did you like about this theme? Do you bullet journal? Let me know in the comments!

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Some Recent Letter Art // Pen Pal Post

Letter Art

Hello!

How are you?

Boy. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a letter/pen pal post.

Today’s The Day!™

Yes.

It’s true, that was a trademark.

Just kidding.

 

Maybe.

Well, recently, when making envelope art, I’ll stick with the same styles per group of letters. Some group may be flowers, some just lettering. Some highlighted. It just depends. I really love making a whole stack of letters that look similar.

Starting Simple.

I’ve found a go-to when it comes to designing envelopes, for me, is just a simple script. It’s so pretty and old-fashioned and simple. And, it doesn’t take that long. I enjoy doing this in large scale and small, like this one below.

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I also love highlighting or outlining the same script. It adds a little pop of “something”, ya know?

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Abstracts.

Abstract shapes and colors are a great way to add some points of interest in your envelope art. I love throwing circles ore triangles or rectangles ore wonky shapes on envelopes. It’s not hard, and it always looks cool!

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Watercolors and Florals.

If you’ve been around here awhile, seen a few of my letter art posts, you’ll know my habits. I always do some sort of florals or watercolor on my envelopes. It doesn’t have to be fancy, little daisies are always cute!

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I’ve been painting flowers in vases a lot. So I put one on an envelope, too. XD It’s simple but very pretty. Pairing this with bold or fancy lettering is always fun, too.

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This one is similar, except there’s an arm. I have no idea why I drew that. XD

What an abnormally large flower.

Colored envelopes are another way to bring a fun somethin’ into your envelope art.

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I went ham with the flowers. Oh dearie me.

I love doing big and bold art with tiny, simple lettering. It’s such a fun envelope to do. Doing something that is simple but maximalist is so fun.

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I hope y’all enjoyed a few recent envelopes! Do you like these kinds of posts? Let me know!

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Which envelope was your favorite? Do you pen pal? What is your favorite color? What is your favorite thing about 2020 so far?

The Latest Goings On // Recents

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HI!

Doing good?

It’s been awhile since I’ve just done a random, throw-everything-forget-nothing kind of post, so that’s what I’m about to embark on. If I don’t make it out, send help.

I’ve found myself snapping random, sometimes black and white photos. I don’t know why, but I’ve been loving capturing the everyday. I need to bring my camera in public more. I find it’s a great way to get some really interesting photos.

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Finding the beautiful out of the ordinary — I love it best.

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Discovering having melty, chocolaty hands touch you isn’t as bad as we might imagine. XD

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“Watermelon is a good fruit — You eat, you drink, and you wash your face.” ~Enrico Caruso

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Oh yeah, here’s Evan. holding (*cough*) our home. Ehehe.

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“The sun never stops shining, sometimes you just have to look through the clouds to see it.”

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I hope you have enjoyed this spurt of randomness. Sometimes I find I rather need it.

Have a lovely rest of your day!

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Which of today’s photos was your favorite? Do you like watermelon? Chocolate? If you’re in school, when do you start? What’s your favorite music genre?

Sunshine Stickers Review // Giveaway!

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Hello everyone!
I’m so excited about today’s post! Kayla Joy at Sunshine Stickers so very kindly sent me over two of her adorable stickers from her June 2020 collection, and the best part, I’m giving one of them to YOU!
She sent over the half lemon design and the flower.
Peoples, Kayla is the SWEETEST!

What you will win!
She recently released her new collection of her adorable stickers. I saw the lemon one and it just made me happy. The flower, too. She also has a watermelon one that makes me smile when I see it. So cute!
Her sticker designs are so cute and very high quality, also, they’re $3 and free shipping! Who wouldn’t love all of that? Hop on over real quick and take a gander!
The flower design really surprised me with all the pretty and tiny details. I love yellow, so this is something I’m loving! It’s about to shimmy its way onto my jam-packed water bottle. I love this one!
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These stickers are thick and very nice and smooth. This is a very high quality sticker. Perfect if you stick them on your laptop or water bottle.
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And now, what you will receive!
Ah, the lemon is so cute! It’s so happy and the yellow, mm! I love yellow. This would be so cute on anything, so be sure to enter and hit some of those extra entries!
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Giveaway ends July 21st! Enter away!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I can’t wait to see who wins!

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Which sticker was your favorite in Kayla’s shop? Do you like peppermint? Did you enter the giveaway? Is your July busy?

Surely I Heard Wrong… JUNE? / BUJO Setup

JUNE

*HYPERVINTILATES*

WAHT.

Did I really just write “June” on the title of this post?

I’m just sitting here at my desk watching May drive out my driveway and some weird thing named June is roundin’ the corner. What. The “COVID Months” seem slow, but then at the end of the month I’m just.. flabbergasted.

To put it mildly.

Anywho, I have my June bullet journal all prepared. I started it our last week of school and I was thinking June was so far away. n-OPE. It got here so fast!

Do I say that every month? *reflection nods at me*

Enough of that scary talk (😂), let’s get on with the post! I have a monstera plant in my room, wait let me get a picture…

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And I was laying in my bed early one morning and I saw it and thought it would be a fun bullet journal theme. The splits in the leaves looked really fun to draw!

I did a monochromatic purple theme for April and since most of this was green, I didn’t want green lettering, so I used my Tombow fudenosuke soft tip pen for the lettering and fonts. For everything else I used my Tombow dual brush pens (249, 192 + 158).

I decided to condense my calendar into one page instead of two (which, now that I think about it is going to be hard now that I’m working and things are back up and running here XD. Strange I did such big calendars and weekly logs for quarantine months… XD) which is going to save a bit of space. I actually use weekly logs more than I thought, so they shall come in handy(:

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I also mashed to do’s, goals and ideas into one page with some monstera leaves at the bottom.

My habit tracker page I changed up a bit (see what it’s usually like here and here) and I lengthened it horizontally across the page instead of in squares(: Instead of filling the squares, when completed, out with black, I decided to use green for different reasons. Dark green means I completed it, light green means I almost did it, but not quite, and blank, (as I plainly stated on my page down there, heh.) means “nope” XD.

My habits to build this month: Water, at least 5 glasses, read my bible daily, practice all instruments, walk daily, and wear my retainer every night (which I usually do, but doesn’t hurt to remind. XD)

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My first weekly log looks pretty similar, but it has eight rectangles. The first one states the week, with the leaves, and the rest are minimal and green with the day in the top and the date in the bottom. This is one of my favorite layouts for the weekly logs, I am able to write my to do’s and what’s going on and reminders and such.

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The next page is a mile tracker for the last three weeks of the Spring100 challenge. This is helpful for my forgetful self(: I can’t believe Summer (eep!) is in three weeks!?!

The next page is for blog post ideas. I decided to divide this into categories (life, art and other) to help me see exactly in what order I’m posting in. (and what to post about later!) at the bottom of this page I put in another leaf. These are so fun to draw! If you would like to see a tutorial on that, please, do tell! (:

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In between these I have my money tracker, which I didn’t grab a picture of. But it’s all green and looks like the layout in this and this post(:

My second weekly log is a horizontal layout, and at the bottom I have some more leaves. I also enjoy this layout because I can divide it up vertically.

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I wanted to do a quote page, so I got the quote “use your mistakes to build stairs, not walls.” and I drew some stairs with a plant ‘a perched in the middle. The letter tracker on the next page consists on many different greens and thicknesses, and it’s the usual layout.

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I squished the third weekly log and the fourth log in two pages. I don’t know quite how the space will work, but we’ll see! Anyone have some tiny writing classes for me to take? XD

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The last two pages are the rest of the last weekly log, and near the bottom is the end of the month to do’s, with some leaves.

To close out the month I have the bible verse “the Lord is my strength and shield, my heart trusts in Him and He helps me.” Psalm 28:7 I really love this verse and it fits on the page pretty well. What’s your favorite verse? What’s the verse that means the most to you?

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I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday, or whatever day you are reading this on! Do you have Summer plans?

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What does your June look like? Do you prefer apples, or oranges? Do you have plants in your room? What is your favorite part about Summer?

April Showers Bring… // May BUJO Setup

mAY iS hERE

Hello!

Oh wait… I must’ve mean’t to write January in the title ’cause it sure don’t feel like May!

It’s crazy to think how fast everything’s going. Wow. Even in quarantine, I feel almost as busy as before, even without going places. It’s been nice to get to do things I’ve wanted to do or needed to do. I’ve been able to paint a lot, I finished changing up my room, cleaned a lot, I’ve written new music, it’s been nice.

Whilst we’ve been doing school during the day (while my Mom reads aloud) I’ve been working on my May bullet journal setup.

 

I’ve been wanting to try watercolors in my bujo for awhile, so I figured I’d give it a go this month. I’m pretty happy with it, I love all the colors and the dainty floral.

To the left, I started out the month with a quote, “the earth laughs in flowers” and I put various florals beneath. To the right I have the first page of the month, which states the month and is surrounded by flowers.

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My next two pages are the calendar for the month. My April calendar (see here) was left quite blank, since there was no event in April, but I thought I’d do one for May, just in case. (:

I wrote “May” again, and I did a border of flowers around the calendar. If you remember August, I did the same calendar layout there. I needed a bit more color, so I did a little dollop of color where the day’s number goes

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This left page is my goals and to do’s for the month. I needed a bit more color so I… you know… completely filled in the rectangles with completely random colors in my watercolor pan. *slightly convincing grin* XD

My next page is my habit trackers. For this month I am trying to build the habit of 5+ bottles water, daily bible reading, practice all the instruments, and walk/run daily. Do you have any habits to build this upcoming month?

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My first weekly log is fairly simple, the first square says it’s “the first week of May” and flowers. I went and drew in the other squares and I colored in the 0’s with different colors.

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The next page is my Spring100 mile tracker. I surrounded this with flowers and incased it in black.

The next page is a quote, another “flowery” one. XD

“Bloom where you are planted”

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The next weekly log is a loopy layout, pretty easy, too! I put the date in a circle with flowers inside. Underneath “notes” I decided to add a few more flowers. Better get as many as I can in there, ya know?

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Hehe, I took a picture whilst I was photographing this setup. I had to squat to take the photos, so it was a funny photography setup. XD

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My next page is for blog post ideas. Do you have any for me? I’d love to know!

The next one is my letter tracker. The “stamp” (which is a box I check if I’ve sent a reply) I painted different colors along both of the pages on the bottom.

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I wanted to be a bit more conservative for the third weekly log, so I am trying putting the whole week on one page. Hopefully it’ll work, small writing must get to work! On the left of the day I have a flower, on the right, the date.

The right page is a.. window. Hehe! Quite random, but fun!

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I squished the rest of the month (10 days) onto two pages. I did lines of color, with words appearing to be behind that, and on the color I wrote the same, though in cursive. This is my happy page. I like how vibrant the colors came out for this weekly log a lot. On the bottom of the right page, I did “end of the month to-do’s” and flowers.

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These pages are some of my favorite. I got excited about Summery colors, so I went ham. XD

This is my “Summer Goals” pages, and the category I chose are Blog, Bible (as in scripture memorization, daily readings/plans, etc), Art, and Other (like baking, cooking, cleaning, etc). This can be stretched over many pages or turned into multiple columns. You might like to use this, even if you don’t bujo. I find that setting goals for myself helps me be more productive, especially if it’s in a time (like Summer) where you have more time on your hands. (:

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Normally, in the beginning of the year I make an address page, but I realize that I hadn’t yet, so I did! I used thin washi tape as a border between the different addresses. At the top I used a banner (see my banner post here), and I made it  rather loopy to opposite the straight lines.

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I hope y’all enjoyed this month’s setup! I can NOT believe May is almost here. What are your May’s typically like? Anything to look forward to?

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

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What was your favorite part of April? What are you hoping to achieve in May? Which page is your favorite this month? How’s your quarantine so far?

Spring Photography // a collection of photos

Hey all!

I have accumulated many a photo lately, so I though I would share. I am not going to write much, I just thought I’d add all of these photos. (; I hope you enjoy!

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Don’t you love golden hour? My favorite time to photograph.

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The beginnings of Summer berries!

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I hope you enjoyed! I know this wasn’t my usual post format, but sometimes change is good! I hope you are all well and safe!

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Do you light photography posts? Isn’t golden hour great? What’ve you been up to? How is your Spring turning out?

HUH? DID YOU SAY… APRIL? // Bullet Journal Setup

April

Hello! Greetings! Good day!

I hope you’re all well and happy!

CANNOT believe April (april!!) is almost here. I can practically touch it! You know what the means?? A quarter of 2020 is already gone. Poof! Like that. Man.

Well, I did do a bullet journal stupor the lovely month of April, and I hope you like it!

This month I went with a diamond/gem theme. I also wanted to do a “monochromatic” look, meaning all the same color, but I did do different shades. I went with purple. I did this theme with a friend, so I believe she did blue. It’s fun to see different styles and tastes when it comes to art and bullet journaling.

For the gems and diamonds I outlined some them with the purple, and others I filled in and did a darker shade on top. This helped create a little dimension and varying tones, not such a blank slate, if you know what I mean.

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I spread this month’s calendar across two pages. For the squares I took turns using the different colored purples. I used my Tombow dual brush pens in the shades 603, 623, 553 and 620. 

I used to fonts, a typewriter style and cursive/brush style. I like to switch it up, It helps it not to be too similar.

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This page was a bit different than what I normally do, I wanted to break it up and do half side habits and goals, half side Reminders and habits. I just felt like breaking it up. I also did gems on the bottom on one side and on the top on the next page. My habits this month: Water (5+ cups), music practice, bible readings, and exercise (running and walking). Do you have any habits this month?

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My first weekly spread is fairly simple, just the rectangles in purple along with the first one proclaiming what week it is and some more diamonds and gems.

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I wanted to add a quote page this year, since these help a lot when I want to add something special to a letter or paint it, so I added one in. Not much there, I mail kept with the theme(:

The next page is my April letter tracker (whenct I received and whom I received from and the square in the corner is for when I mail a reply, I’ll check it.) This helps me keep track of if I’ve written letter back and who it’s from, etc. They’re quite helpful. You could turn this into tracking bills, anything like that. It can be customized any way you please!

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The left page here is my Money tracker. I normally teach piano and do some other things, but all of that had to be cancelled during this time of the Coronavirus, so this page won’t be used much. (I did most of this before the threat was really real) 

My to do page I wanted to change a bit, so I put it all in on giant gem. XD

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I really enjoyed my dutch-door page from last month, so I made another for April. I made it a cut out in the shape of the gems. I made it so it matched on both sides when you flip it. I don’t know why, but dutch door spreads are happy!

I added weekly events on the left and weekly to-do’s on the right.

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This weekly log I changed up a bit, doing more of a long style setup. Hehe, I accidentally used a pinky-purple in this by accident. XD Do you like it?

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Forgive this photo quality! XD

 

This next page is my mile log for the Spring100. I have been just writing them in the calendar page, but I figured a log like this might be more helpful. The next page is the start of the next weekly log. (the last week of April)

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This is the last page of April! I finished the month out, and I made weekly to-do’s on the side, and some gems and a big ‘ole “farewell April” to close out the month.

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I hope y’all liked that! How are you doing? I sure hope everything’s dandy with you and your’s!

Oh yes, before I forget, I have a few miscellaneous letter art photos to share(:

I’ve been really into theming my letters. This one I did kind of a blue/galaxy theme with watercolor and such.

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We went on a trip in September and I wanted to write back to some of my favorite spots on that trip. I did some envelope art of the areas I was in(:

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An adorable motel we stayed at in Red Lodge, MT. They had adorable stickers that looked like this envelope.

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Well, that’s it. I hope you all enjoyed, and happy Sunday!

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Did you do a April bullet journal setup? Do you like purple? How’s quarantine life for you? Do you like cheese (say yes. XD)?

 

 

Hath Spring Sprung? // A Collection

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Hello everyone! How are you? Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you do anything to celebrate?

Spring is getting near and the signs are everywhere! Ah, *sniffs* Spring!

Everything’s fairly bursting with buds and color and blooms and petals, isn’t it lovely?

I’ve taken a few pictures lately and I thought I would share! ❤

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All this reminds me of a poem I made when I was probably, uhh.. 7 or 8:

“Spring has sprung in the air so people can enjoy it everywhere.”

 

*stares into the eyes of my 7 year old self awkwardly*

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Speaking of Spring, the fourth annual Spring100 starts on the 19th! It’s a wonderful challenge hosted by Rachel from Shiloh photography.  You walk (or run) 100 miles by the time Spring ends (June 20th). Rachel has made it very easy to go to her website and log your miles every Monday along with some sweet pictures from other families doing the challenge, you can even send one in yourself! It’s so fun, and a great thing to do in the lovely Springtime. I will be doing it with my Mom for our second year, I’m excited! Hop on over to Shiloh Photography and sign up!

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Heh, my sweater. XD

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We recently made a trip to Savannah, GA for about a week. While I was there I was very happy to be able to take some around-the-town photos of the wonderful and lovely Molly Elizabeth Gibson.

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We got a few together. So fun!

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We had a lot of fun walking from place to place snapping photos, and I was enjoying the BEAUTIFUL Savannah scenery.

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Speaking of Molly Elizabeth, she just released her new music video, Danny Boy! Since it’s a famous Irish song, and since today’s St. Pat’s, Have a listen! You’ll be glad you did. SO pretty. ❤

While we were there, we got to spend quite a bit of time with sweet cousins and family at my Aunt’s house.

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Too much cuteness! ❤

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I love taking photos like these. Looking back upon them, you can almost feel you’re there, right there, in the moment.

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I believe that’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed this little clump of photos!

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Which part of this was your favorite? Have you ever been to Savannah? Don’t you just LOVE Spring? Will you be doing the Spring100 this year? How did you like the music video?