Time Out

As I’m sure you’ve experienced at some point in your life, sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. Well, I’m having one of those moments now.

I have so many projects going on right now, something has to give a little. And I’m afraid it’s going to be the genius blog.  Not forever, just for now.

I want whatever I’m working on to be given my best effort and all my brain power. With the amount of things demanding my time at the moment, I can’t make this blog what I want it to be. So, I’m going to pause it.

Not stop it. But pause it. And I want to check in from time to time and share things with you. So, please subscribe if you want to stay informed of new posts since they won’t be as clockwork as usual.

Thanks for understanding. I can’t wait to share what I’m working on with you! <3

How to make a Flower Crown for 3 Bucks

In this post, I’m going to show you how to make a flower crown on the cheap. It’s easy and the materials are super accessible for just about everyone.

Step one is gathering your materials. You can use one kind of flower or a combination of blooms. For this one, I decided on some pretty blue hydrangeas, a couple bunches of them, each costing only one dollar. You’ll also want floral tape (available at the dollar store for a dollar), and strong scissors or snips.

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How to Plan a Styled Photoshoot

Want to know how to plan a styled photoshoot? If you do, you’re in luck, you lucky thing! 🙂 I just shot a country fairytale theme last weekend and I’d love to share my process.

First things first: coming up with the idea. I have folders and folders and lists and lists of ideas. Sketchbooks full, hard drives full, Pinterest boards galore. Whenever you have an idea, jot it down. Don’t let it escape you. Don’t let it be lost! Evernote or a similar app is a perfect place to keep ideas on your phone, which you most likely have with you at all times.

For this one, I decided on fairytale. One of my studio spokesmodels mentioned that she would like to have a session that included her horse. I thought, what a great fit for fairytale! I went to my fairytale folder, already full of ideas, and added to it. Photos from other shoots around the web, movies (Princess Bride was a big inspiration), everything.

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Thinking in Someone Else’s Shoes

For today’s kindness, try to think in someone else’s shoes. Actually, this is a good one to do for any kindness. The point is to think of something, be it something tiny or something huge, and do it for someone else.

I’m not just talking about random acts of kindness here, which are beautiful, by the way, but I’m talking about something more tailored. Something that requires serious thought.

Pick someone, a friend, a relative, or hey, how about someone who is a little prickly and hard to get along with, and live in their shoes for a few minutes. Really try. Close your eyes and think about how they wake up. Do you know where they live? What their house looks like? Do they live with family, friends, or all alone? Consider all the details, everything you know, everything they’ve told you, everything you can devise. Have they told you their feet are cold all the time? Do they love coffee in the morning? Does the sound of birds first thing make them happy or drive them crazy?

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The Importance of Different

There is something to be said for routine. It keeps me on task, keeps me focused, helps me feel settled. I know what to expect and there’s a certain comfort in that. But sometimes, I just crave different.

I’ve always been like this. I love purging stuff that’s been hanging around too long. I’d rather see empty spaces on my shelves than the same old stuff that’s always been there. I like to eat things I’ve never tasted, try and invent new colors (I know, I know, not really possible, haha), and use old cameras I’ve never used before. One of my favorite things in the world is hitting the open road and going somewhere I’ve never been, with or without a plan in mind. Even as a kid,

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