Gratitude Lately

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Lately I’ve been grateful for camellias that remind me of my Papa Jim…

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For queen bees set free from their boxes.

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For docks and the blueness of Lake Lanier.

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For homemade vanilla lattes.

For the love between these two, and the kippah on my brother’s head.

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For instant photos (as always!)

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For finish lines.

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And for blooming azaleas.

Happy spring! What are you grateful for?

Gratitude Lately

Lately I’ve been grateful for…

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Christmas gifts that make me feel loved and known.

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Craft beverages and tomato soup.

trips in new york

Whirlwind big city adventures.

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Delicious brunches with my favorite man.

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Velveteen dresses.

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My favorite tiny cookie cutters.

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For time to paint, and fuzzy little muses.

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And for beautiful snowy days in Georgia.

Merry winter, sweet friends! What have you been grateful for lately? 

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Lately, I’ve been grateful for beach trips.

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And family time.

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For new houses and fig trees.

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For dress shopping excursions (and finding “the one”!)

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And for the instant film that makes capturing these memories so fun.

*All photos here except dress shopping were captured on a Land Camera 210 using Fp-100c film [no longer manufactured]. The photo in front of the bridal shop was taken using an Instax Neo 90 on Instax Mini Color film.

Happy September, friends!

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Lately I’ve been grateful for small hands holding old cameras.

And for the old-fashioned fun of waiting for “instant” film to develop.

For $6 goodwill dresses, and a sewing machine to re-fashion them.

For new backsplashes.

And for hot summer hikes.

Hope you’re enjoying summer, friends! I’ve been really enjoying our film cameras lately, how have you been capturing your summer memories? 

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Lately I’ve been grateful for birthday girls.

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And for pink birthday cupcakes with sprinkles.

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For family photos.

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And plaid shirts.

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And I’ve been grateful for the Dad of this crew & his trademark mustache. He makes Father’s Day worth celebrating.

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Lately I’ve been grateful…

For dances with this amazing life partner.

For a new [birthday] coffee mug, and for a fluffy cat to claim the box it came in.

For birthday cupcakes.

For time to paint.

And for that feeling of joy and thankfulness that comes from knowing that not just one, but two of your brothers have been fortunate enough to find beautiful love stories – and to marry a woman that will love them, cherish them, and care for them, for all their days. May you have many, many first dances, Jeffery and Katie Beth.

Here’s to gratitude, and to the start of new seasons! 

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Lately I’ve been grateful…

To have these adorable party animals as parents (and friends!).


For sunny Sunday boat rides.

For the magic of an Amazon cardboard box, and this fluffy cat who reminds me to slow down and enjoy the little things like whisker kisses.

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For kayak trips and fun times with my husband’s awesome co-workers.


And for 5ks and upcoming adventures!

Happy Friday, everyone! Do you have any adventures on the horizon? What are you looking forward to most over the next few months?