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{homemade soap}

24 Jan

i made soap for christmas gifts last year. it’s so fun to make! the soap block, which i got from michaels, was made with mango and shea butter – super moisturizing! these soaps create a nice, rich lather. they would also be perfect for a bubble bath!

i made a few different kinds :

  • fragrance-free oatmeal 
  • orange cinammon w/ rose petal flakes
  • lavender oatmeal
  • lavender rose 
  • orange peppermint

people go nuts over the soap whenever i give it as a gift. 🙂


have you ever made your own soap?!

 

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{snowy tessellation}

19 Jan

i remember this being an assignment in one of my classes during college… creating a photographic tessellation.

at the time, it seemed so difficult… but today i have a different understanding of the digital composite images. when i was a photography student, the digital / social media world had not yet become what it is today… and a lot of my colleagues and i were not too keen on the idea of switching from film photography to digital photography. we were purists in love with the romance of black and white film photography and ansel adams’ zone system… and we also thought it was lame and pointless to do anything digital. it took a lot of convincing from my professors to get me to invest in a digital camera… but i finally {begrudgingly} bought one just before graduation. another hilarious truth – when i purchased my first apple laptop, they asked if i wanted to add built-in wifi and i remember being like, “ppffttt, why would i need that?!

ha! – it’s wild to think about how much has changed in such a short time.

anyway, i think this snowy tessellation turned out pretty cool – what say you?!

{snowtography – volume 2}

18 Jan

 

figure-8s appear as the snow melts…

 

and snow dust sprinkles down from the trees…

this foto was taken by mistake. and even though it’s nothing special, i kind of love it.

{foto friday} — blog award nominations, stats galore, a thank you, and MORE SNOW!

8 Feb
x marks the spot - snow is on the way to colorado!

x marks the spot – snow is on the way to colorado!

i’m looking forward to making a snowman this weekend.

i also want to thank those of you who have nominated me for an award.  i’m not that familiar with how the award system goes here on wordpress, but i’m beyond humbled and grateful for the recognition!  unfortunately, i can’t keep up with the nominations {there’s not as many as it sounds, i just don’t have time to respond right now!} but i wanted to extend an extremely warm thank you to lesley and juliem this time for the liebster award nominations – and i want to encourage you all to keep reading! i’m so grateful to have almost 400 followers, a whopping 10,000 views, and over 200 posts in less than a year.  you all keep the fire lit under me and inspire me every day to do more and to be more.

a very sincere thank you. enjoy the weekend!

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