House pictures, as promised

Here are some house pictures, as I promised a couple months ago. Hehe. It’s been fun getting to do a little interior decorating. Currently, the kitchen is a complete disaster because of the canning season, so no pics of that. Well, not a complete disaster, but my sister is working her way through 1 million apples so the peels are coming out of our ears.

Here’s the living room.

Before:

(sorry for the bad cellphone pic)

After:

I painted the walls Cloud Cover, a slightly grayish-white. The tables came from Facebook yardsale and the couch from a secondhand store. I decided to go with a slight beach and travel theme.

I found the matching anchor pillows at Goodwill for $2.99 each.

The lighthouse coasters were also from Goodwill.

This old wine box serves as a shoeholder.

And, yeah, I love indoor plants.

Here’s the dining room before picture:

Sorry, another phone picture.

And after:

And there’s my laptop and camera junk….and a hammer…on the table

I tried to add light by putting in the little mirrors but they sort of do nothing but look cute.

And here’s a few pictures of the tidier parts of the kitchen.

And of course, the bathroom. Sorry, I have no good before pictures.

Yes, that’s a real plant.
I found that little message in a bottle at a thrift shop last year.
I’m an Anne of Green Gables fan 🙂

Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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August/September Highlights

Sometime towards the end of August

I feel like I begin every highlight post with “the month has just flown by,” but that’s how I feel every month!

School started! I’m taking a lot of fun classes this semester including voice, a journalism class in which I’m an editor for the school paper (and I get part of tuition paid through that!), and a photography class. It’s a new season once again, fall is making its entrance. . . we’ve even had snow already!

As I look back on this summer, honestly, I didn’t do that much. I mean I did a lot, but nothing memorable. (Isn’t that sad?!) Mostly just worked and crammed in two college courses (which was super hard). So that was fun, NOT! But I made it! (And I’d probably do it again next year just to finish up.) I’m hoping to make this fall season a little more exciting and try to work on my book again if the rest of my schedule would just calm itself down a bit.

10/07/19…..oh geez

But for now, I am loving my photography class! I have learned so much about operating a camera this past month. I love photographing people especially and recently did a newborn shoot which was super fun.

And hey, I did another fun thing! I went to Lake Moraine and Lake Louise up in Canada….gotta use that ol’ passport again.

That beautiful blue just soothes the soul.

And besides that, I’ve just been working on my place a bit. Pictures will come soon, I promise.

P.S: Take me to a pumpkin patch and we can be friends forever.

Seasons of Change

Change is inevitable. It’s not always bad, nor good. But it always happens.

A friend once told me that my life was like a movie. And now I see what she means. My life has changed crazily and rapidly. In one year, I went from a 4-H homeschool girl with big dreams and plenty of time for adventures to a run-from-class-to-class college student juggling two jobs.

But the dreams are still there.

Dreams of traveling the world with a pen and paper, the wind in your face and sun on your hair. Of early mornings in the garden with coffee, and late nights on the porch rocker watching the starts come out. Of sleeping on the beach and hiking in the mountain. Of getting the last paragraph typed.

I had this dream my life would be.

And so I’ve let go of my lifeguard job so I could have more time to start my little business and more time to write. Time. Every time I’ve let go of something to free myself up, I’ve looked back and wondered how I lived through that season.

And that’s life.

The real and the messy. The mud, blood, and tears.

Well, not too much blood. So far my worst injury was shooting myself with a nail gun and I aim to keep it that way. So let’s hope my aim is better.

Here’s to the raw.

I cried last night. And have lately…a lot. With everything swirling out of your control, sometimes the weight of the world seems upon you. But it’s not. And it’s under His control.

Isn’t it so awesome that our God never changes?

Be very sure, your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Ruth Cye Jones

June/July Highlights

Hi all,

It’s been quite a summer so far, as in I’ve been soooooo busy!

But I just finished my summer semester and got my 4.0 so that’s all good. I also had to complete a bunch of extra summer jobs. Now I’m busy trying to get everything ready for school in fall and finish redecorating the house. (I’ve found that I love indoor plants.) Pics coming soon!

I’ve also been working on my new business, hannah’s honeybees. I’ll share a link with you all once my website is up so you can check out my products.

For the fun part though, I had a great visit with my cousin.

Looking forward to the fair! I’ll be entering some of my pictures.

Hannah

May Highlights

Currently smiling ’cause school’s out and I got my 4.0 GPA. Booyah! ✌

The month has been pretty jam packed with finishing up school and finals. (It’s weird how you get so lazy at the end of the semester. I start calculating how many points I can afford to miss before I lose my A.)

But I did some cool stuff, too.

For one, I went to Canada! Finally got to use my passport that I spent some buck$ on! (And there definitely will be more use put into that!)

Nelson, Canada
And here I am on the ferry boat #supercoolstuff 😂 ik I’m so rad, right?

And I got to dress up for work for the annual Lost in the 50’s car show.

50’s outfit for work. Kinda ended up looking more like Rosie the Riveter, though, haha!

Lame pic, but yanno, it’s all I got. P.S: I worked a double shift . . . backstory for the Rockstar. Another fun fact, I found my entire outfit like the day before at the thrift shop, so how’s that for awesome….also my terrible last minute planning is showing, but just being honest here, folks.

And I took my good friend and her sister camping since I’m missing her bachelorette party. Let’s just say after forgetting the keys and having to run back for them, almost wrecking my car by driving over a cement post, and then getting the keys but lacking the skills to unlock the camper for the first 10 minutes, we knew it was going to be a awesome party.

That frog, man. I found that frog at the lake 🤣

I got to try out my photography skills (or lack thereof) on a super fun trip through Washington looking for old barns and other cool stuff. We found an old farmhouse with letters dated back in the early 1900s. (Haha, they were like from Virginia’s time.)

That also brought on another fit of allergies (I developed an allergic reaction to mold last spring) and let’s just say I spent last night feeling like I was going to puke, and crawling down the stairs at 4:10 a.m. to head out for lifeguarding was pretty rough.

However, it was worth it! Below you may view my official portfolio. 😊

Currently, I’m looking forward to boating time on the lake, the last four days before summer semester starts (ahhhhh, why so fast, pleaz stop), and living off of something other than Mexican food at work or the box of granola bars from Costco in the trunk of my car (which are currently melting as the weather gets warmer). #thecollegelife

I actually baked a bit today! (Ha, and I’m that girl that used to bake all the family’s bread from age 11 on up. I learned that not using these skills can make you start losing them. Starting to understand why so many girls get married out of college without knowing how to cook.)

Currently making biscotti for those awesome guys at the local tire shop who constantly patched my tires and kept me running to school and work on time.🙌 Cuz for real, sometimes I’m just that helpless…

But I sincerely believe I’m living my best life.

So until we chat again, keep your powder dry.

Much love,

~Hannah

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

James 1:17 ESV

April Highlights

THREE MORE WEEKS!!!

Guys, I have three more weeks of school, then I’m out!

For two weeks before summer.

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                         Lake Coeur d’Alene NIC campus

I also have to return my camera to the school when the semester is out, so I’m looking for a new one. I’ve learned I like to take people pictures the most, because they’re so full of life.

Here’s a pic my friend snapped while I was doing some shots for her.

And sadly, that’s all I got. I promise you my next month will be more exciting!

~Hannah