Autumn Playlist {Fall 2022}

Hello friends!

Remember the seasonal playlist + aesthetics posts I used to make in the old days? Well, I was inspired to make another one this year just for autumn. Autumn colors are just barely peeking out around here so I had to scavenge my yard closely for these pictures. πŸ˜› But the weather is cool and crisp and fall is definitely in the air.

Enjoy this selection of songs and pretty autumn photography!

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An Enchanting Woodland Bridal Shower

Hello friends!

Last week my matron of honor and my family pulled off an amazing surprise bridal shower for me! I knew there was going to be a shower, but I had no idea it was going to be a picnic in the woods. They secretly cleared a path into the forest and filled it with beautifully decorated tables and heaps of flowers. I had a wonderful time being with my friends and enjoying all the loveliness my family worked so hard to create. ❀

I wanted to share party inspiration and pictures with you guys, even though I didn’t take any of them. Credit to my Aunt Andrea and my friend Erin who used Aria’s camera to take pictures that Aria then edited. Read on for an exciting announcement ( πŸ˜‰ ), cottagecore aesthetics, stunning bouquets, a “grazing table,” cute fairy gardens, and a happy Allison.

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50 Conversation Starters + Happy Mail Inspo

Hello friends!

You know those posts where I share questions to ask your friend or pen pal or spouse? I’m back with a slightly shorter list today, as well as some pictures of a happy mail package I sent recently. Once again, credit for a lot of these questions goes to my fiancΓ©, Sully. I hope you enjoy answering them as much as I have!

Enjoy some thought-provoking questions and springy art. πŸ™‚

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How to Stay Motivated {Energize, Recharge, & Relax}

Hello, my friends!

I’m posting something a bit more practical today – a few tips for staying motivated and getting work done, since I think that’s something we all struggle with. Also tips on how to take constructive work breaks instead of getting sucked into social media… And also some pretty flower pictures because of course. πŸ™‚

Alright, ready for some productivity tips? Let’s do this!

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Chicks, Goats, and More Cuteness

Hello, my friends!

Here’s your daily dose of cuteness if you’re in need of a smile. πŸ™‚ I recently housesat for some friends who had a bunch of cute animals to take care of – goats, chicks, chickens, and a dog and cat. (Well, and fish. But no pictures of the fish or the cat for some reason.) I hope you guys enjoy scrolling through these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them for you!

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Sketchbook Inspiration & Ideas

Hello, my friends!

Yay, it’s another art dump! This time, the sketchbooks I’ll be showing you guys were ones I used for teaching art lessons this past school year. Now I’m on summer break from teaching all but a couple of private art tutoring students, so I can share some of my favorite pieces with you guys!

Enjoy this miscellaneous collection of paintings, sketches, etcetera. πŸ™‚

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100 More Questions to Ask Your Pen Pal

Hello, my friends!

If you love writing letters but don’t know what to talk about, this post is for you! Even if you don’t have a pen pal, you can use these questions as conversation starters with your friends or family. Questions are just fun, and a great way to get to know someone better. If these aren’t enough, check out my first pen pal questions post here.

Okay, enjoy this huge variety of questions with some happy mail inspiration along the way!

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10,000 Followers + Blogging Tips Course Release!

Hello, my friends!

AHHH. You already know from the title but HELP. GUYS. Thank you so incredibly much for 10,000+ followers on A Farm Girl’s Life! I honestly can hardly believe it. O.o I could go on about it for an entire post, but that might get a little tiring. All I can say is thank you. ❀

Of course I have to celebrate this milestone some way. *nods* I thought about doing a giveaway, but I wanted it to be something more than one winner can enjoy. So over the past several months I’ve been working hard on creating my first online course! πŸ˜€

If you remember from this post, I’m planning to create multiple video courses on topics like art, photography, and blogging. Since I’m celebrating 10,000 followers and I get comments/emails asking for blogging advice, I figured I’d make this first course on what I’ve learned from the past 7 years of blogging. I’m still not an expert, heh, but hopefully something I’ve learned will be of use to you guys.

If you don’t have a blog, enjoy skimming through the videos anyway! I’m always curious what the bloggers I follow are like in real life, and… well, this still isn’t real life, but you can maybe get to know me better in a video than through a post. Anyway, enough intro. Let’s get started!

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Farewell, 2020 {My Year in Review}

Hello, my friends! (New year, new greeting. πŸ˜‰ )

Well, 2020 is behind us. It felt like we’d never be able to say that there for a while, huh? πŸ˜› Anyway, today I’m back with my annual year-in-review post! This has been the weirdest, and in many ways the hardest year of my life, but it’s also taught me gratitude in a way normal years just can’t. So here’s a recap of lessons learned, highlights of the year, my favorite books and music, blog stats, and goals/resolutions. 

This year I also have an exciting announcement + a little survey for you guys if you’re interested! Okay, this is going to be a loooong post, so let’s get started. 

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