I love how instagram is like having my very own visual gratitude journal! Try it! You just have to look through your snaps to see how many details (hikes, and hats, and Pinkberry trips!) you were moved to capture and savor to see how happy you are to be alive and how much abundance you have to be grateful for. ♥
“The most wonderful thing, is that you and I are always walking together, hand in hand, in a strangely beautiful world, unknown to other people. We both stretch one hand to receive from Life – and Life is generous indeed.” – Khalil Gibran
Like everyone I adore instagram to capture those beautiful details that make life worth living! Luscious grocery store roses and expertly rendered orange crêpes and boxes of old doorknobs should not be overlooked! I saw this DIY idea for adorable mini prints on the blog Pugly Pixel and think it’s a divine way to gift or keep your favorite snaps, after you cut them you can put them in square candy/favor boxes. Superbly sweet!
Resize your prints to 1.75″ in your photo-editing program
Create a new 8.5×11″ document
Arrange your prints in a 4×5 grid
Print (she suggests printing at a professional printing venue for more polished results)
Cut with really sharp scissors (don’t use a paper cutter unless it’s REALLY sharp and accurate)
It is officially hot chocolate season and our pantry is always well stocked with the necessary ingredients (namely milk, salt, whipped cream, unsweetened cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and mini marshmallows). Sometimes nothing is more grand than coming in with the cold still on your coat, shucking those slushy boots, and whisking up a few mugs of hot deliciousness to sip and savor together. ♥
It is OFFICIALLY grey knit hat season!
“This was what she yearned to capture on film: these rare moments where the world seemed unified, coherent, everything contained in a single fleeting image. A spareness that held beauty and hope and motion – a kind of silvery poetry, just as the body was poetry in blood and flesh and bone.”
Lincoln Park, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
“When the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies.” – J. M. Barrie
more bike rides
more ice cream