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January 28, 2011

Friday Links: Rue & music

by Hannah

Have you seen Rue? This lovely online magazine overflows with style and visual amazingness (oh yes that’s a word in my world). The design. The writing. The photography. The layout (full screen. no paper wasted because it’s an online mag. and you like what you see? click on it.)

Go. Grab a mug of your favorite warm beverage. Immerse yourself. Be inspired.

You’re welcome.
{and happy Friday}

I also wanted to share with some music that has been soothing my soul this week.
Ingrid Michaelson
A Fine Frenzy
Mumford & Sons
The Pandora stations generated by these artists are just awesome. They are the soundtrack of my life right now.

p.s.- it’s time for 52 on Fridays again, and this week is warmth.

Hopefully by next week I can link you to my new website- I got the design part done and then during the installation everything went wacky and my whole site has been down for a few days, which is driving a me a little crazy. I’m excited to unveil the new look- hopefully it won’t be too much longer!

October 8, 2010

Friday Links

by Hannah

Some great things from around the web, for your weekend enjoyment…

The Girl Effect. I’ve seen their website before, but this time it brought tears to my eyes for some reason. I suppose I’m a little more emotional than usual lately, but seriously- it makes so much sense and makes me want to take action. Found (again) on Kind Over Matter.

You’re Already Perfect, on Zen Habits.

Space Out, on Simple Mom.

A series of wonderful book suggestions for kids on Peonies and Polaroids, guest-posted by Amanda of First Milk. Books for the tiniest littles, regular littles, and slightly bigger ones. I’m saving these to go back to as Seth grows!

Last but not least, I have found my new favorite wedding magazine, Southern Weddings, and they just came out with their new issue this week. The photographs dazzle and inspire me. Love it.


And a link of my own… today I announced my first annual Holiday Mini Photo Session event. So if you’re local and want some lovely photo cards (I’m so excited about the designs I’ll have available!) and pictures for gifts at a special value, please check it out!


This week felt odd to me- I’m not sure why. I have a longer-than-life to-do list that seems to keep growing even as I cross things off it. As far as work goes, this week was all planning and finances and learning and location scouting and email answering, and very little actual shooting. I feel a little off if I’m not shooting enough.

Trying to balance career and mothering has been particularly challenging this week. I am making changes to the way I manage my time, out of necessity. I think I’ll be writing more on this soon.

My home is a mess. It really would be quite embarrassing, if anyone were to drop in. Unfortunately it is very often the thing that falls through the cracks in the midst of the rest of my life. I’m not too upset about it though. Becoming Supermom isn’t on my life list… :)

I think the one thing that really kept me sane this week was going out for sushi and to Barnes and Noble with my friend Victoria on Monday, without our kids. It is amazing how rejuvenating time away can be. I am making that a goal for the coming week- some time alone, and some alone with Manny. It really makes me a much more patient mommy.

Have a lovely weekend friends!

October 1, 2010

Friday Links: Yoga Edition

by Hannah

I started practicing yoga regularly a couple years ago, and have gone through seasons of commitment to it, and seasons where it’s been tough to get onto the mat. A few months ago I found out about Marianne Elliot and her 30 Days of Yoga e-courses, and I signed up for the August course. August turned out to be a pretty crazy month, with Seth getting sick and cutting teeth, and then I got sick, so I didn’t practice as often as I’d hoped, and yet I am still so thankful I took the course. I learned a lot from Marianne about yoga, and about not beating yourself up about what you don’t do, but just starting fresh each day.

Now Marianne is offering a very special version of the course, starting October 7th. It is 30 Days of Yoga- Karma Edition, and each participant is asked to pay as much as he or she can. All of the money is going to projects to support people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Read more about the projects being supported here.

I am taking the course again, and looking forward to being able to devote more time to practicing than I did last time. When I am practicing yoga, I have more energy, get fewer headaches, and feel much less stressed and more centered. I love the videos from Marianne, and the wisdom she provided throughout the course. Whether you’ve been doing yoga for years and want to deepen your practice, or have never really tried it at all, I highly recommend this course, and there couldn’t be a better time since it will also help people who really need it!

Click here to read the 30 Days of Yoga FAQ’s, and here to sign up!

And since Fridays are for links around here, these are a few of my favorite yoga-related links from around the web:

Yoga Journal– full of information and wisdom on many topics.

For clothing: Gaia Conceptions (I love this shop for everyday clothes too!), Prana, Be Present, Athleta

Earth-conscious mats & other accessories: Manduka



Photos are from a sunrise shoot I did with local yoga instructor and massage therapist Amanda Waisfitz.

September 17, 2010

And it’s Friday

by Hannah

Remember how slow time seemed to go when we were children? I feel like the older I get, the faster the weeks, months and years go by. So, it is Friday once again.

One of the lovely blogs I read, Abby Try Again, always does “Five Senses Friday”, and I thought at least this week, I’d join in. Maybe it will become a regular thing around here. I think it gives a very nice sensory overview of the week.

Feeling: Warm sun on my skin. How much longer will we be in tank tops and shorts? Well okay it is Florida, so probably a couple more months :)

Tasting: Sweet fresh fruit, including that which will come in my CSA box later today.

Smelling: Patchouli and Sweet Orange aromatherapy mist (from Aura Cacia)

Hearing: Andrew Bird Pandora station.

Seeing: Beautiful sunsets lately, just stunning. And orchids in bloom at my mother-in-law’s house, like the one above. I adore orchids- they were one of our wedding flowers.

And some Friday links, of course:

I love the idea of a “Year of Gratitude” project, as posted by Stacey Woods on The Creative Mama. I am going to bring this idea into the remainder of my own 365 project, and I think that for 2011, I will specifically do a gratitude project using my iPhone and sometimes words as well.

A fun post of bikes and bike accessories on Design Sponge. I would love a vintage-style bike, with a seat in back for Seth.

A new film from Kodak, as tested and compared by the Wright Brothers on Twin Lens life. I will definitely be trying this. Right now I am working on a roll of the older Portra in my Pentax.

I am so excited to be attending Earthdance tomorrow. It’s a global festival of peace, and it’s happening at over 200 locations in 50 countries. So cool.

I am always mesmerized by the images on Helt Enkelt, even though I can’t understand the words.

I love these beautiful wedding invitations on Oh, Hello Friend.

This adorable video by Sheena of The Little Red House, taken on her family’s seaside vacation. It is so timelessly sweet.

Kelly Rae Roberts’ beautiful maternity photos by Tracey Clark, and her reflections on being photographed.

Have a lovely, relaxing weekend my friends.


September 10, 2010

Friday Links

by Hannah

Some things I’ve been loving lately…


{source unknown, found via Maine Momma}

The lovely Angie Warren speaks her heart on photography and authenticity.

I loved this post on Scoutie Girl about sometimes needing to take a bit of a break from creativity.

Also on Scoutie Girl- change the world with your money.

This beautiful lifestyle shoot by photographer Ulrica Wihlborg, on sfgirlbybay. and more here.

I love this beautiful post by Danielle LaPorte on White Hot Truth.

In the face some disgustingly ignorant people planning to burn the Koran (I won;t even link to the story because I know you’ve heard it by now), fellow blogger Chookooloonks had this awesome idea. And here is the latest post on the project. It is so cool to see someone respond to such an enraging and horrible thing with peace and positive action.

I found The Drifter and the Gypsy through her guest post this morning on Gypsy Girl’s Guide. She’s 16, and takes beautiful photos and has a lovely inspiration blog. {I started blogging at 16, but wasn’t nearly as good at it :-P}

I want to try this: handmade recycled scrap paper notebooks (on Design Sponge). I think they’d make wonderful holiday gifts. I’ll be on the lookout for interesting vintage papers for the covers now!

I made these delicious gingersnap cookies posted on Life is a Canvas a few days ago and have been eating for too many of them : )

And this song by Andrew Bird, via Sacred Lotus.

Have a lovely weekend friends!


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