5 Simple Christmas Cards to Draw

Hello friends!

I love receiving pretty printed Christmas cards in the mail, but it’s always extra special to receive a handmade Christmas card. Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, here are a few simple card ideas you can create yourself! Send them to friends or attach them to Christmas gifts as gift tags.

Break out your pens and colored pencils and let’s make some festive artwork.

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Etcetera #21 {High Bridges, Beach Trips, Sunflowers & Pumpkins}

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It’s time for the last Etcetera post of the year to wrap up all my warm-weather adventures before the Christmas season starts. I have so many pictures to share with you guys! I went on many small adventures these past few months – a fall festival, trips to the art museum and the beach, and beautiful walks through town and country.

Enjoy some of my favorite random unshared photos from the past few months. 🙂

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Hand Lettering & Typography {New Online Course Release!}

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I am THRILLED to finally launch a project I’ve been working on for many months: an online art course just for you guys, accessible right from my blog. You might remember the blogging tips mini course I released last year, which you can access here. Since then I’ve been creating video lessons for a full course: over 1.5 hrs. of lessons about hand lettering & typography.

Today I’m going to explain a bit about the course, show you a sneak peek of what’s inside, and give the details on how you can join. Let’s jump right in!

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Practical Ways to Prepare Yourself for Marriage

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Sully and I are coming up on our 6 month wedding anniversary, ah! It seems like a momentous milestone. Obviously it’s also a very small one and I’m still quite new at this whole wife thing. However, you guys seem interested in this side of my life and I wanted to make a post where I could share some things that have helped me in my marriage without pretending like I’m an expert now or something. I landed on this topic since I’ve at least been married long enough to start seeing how aspects of my life before marriage affected my life today.

All that to say… today I wanted to share a few things I’ve been pondering on the subject of living in preparation for marriage. This post is mostly written for young women who are currently unmarried or living at home, but it also applies to young men in a similar fashion. And if you’ve been married longer than I have and can actually speak from experience, I’d love to hear your advice in the comments! 🙂 Either way, I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts.

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

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This post is a result of requests from my readers, the holiday season approaching, and a post idea I’ve had for literally years. Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite things – stuff I use and love – for you guys to browse through. Maybe it will help you find gifts for loved ones or a few ideas for yourself. 🙂 I divided everything into categories with links for easy access. Enjoy!

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Hunting for Fall Foliage

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The autumn leaves this year are more stunningly colorful than I ever remember seeing them. I so wish I could completely capture the beauty in photos for you, but the best I can do is share the few pictures I have from several weeks ago at my family’s farm. I hope these colors brighten your day and inspire you to find loveliness wherever you live too. 🙂

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A Tour of Our Small Town

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Sully and I live right outside the most photogenic little town – close enough to walk there for dates but far enough to be off of Main Street. We took a stroll to our favorite gelato shop the other evening and I finally brought my camera along for a photoshoot. 

I haven’t done much architecture photography, growing up on a farm as I have, but I’d like to do more. Sully patiently waited as I made many short, excited detours to snap a shot of an interesting subject or location. I love how the pictures turned out! Enjoy this peaceful fall tour of our small town.

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