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Archive for February, 2012

Oldest is Bestest {But Snow Is Timeless}

Posted on: February 29th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 5 Comments

We don’t get much snow in North Carolina…we live in a place where everyone rushes to the nearest Wal-Mart for bread and milk the instant snow is predicted, even if there will be only two or three inches of that white stuff that frightens everyone here. ;) Our family, however, loves getting lots of snow, and we wait impatiently for it each year. So we were elated to see it start coming down on Sunday afternoon a week and a half ago. Of course, we decided to do a photoshoot with everyone except Maria, who was busy styling her newly-cut…


Posted on: February 23rd, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 10 Comments


Posted on: February 10th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 4 Comments

outtakes My sister and I have become completely obsessed with Downton Abbey…it is, in my opinion, one of the best (if not THE best) BBC productions ever. The storyline, amazing cast of characters (there’s no such thing as a minor character in the show), and cinematography are perfect. And the costumes are the best. I’ve never really liked 20’s fashion, but after seeing the dresses the Crawley sisters wear, I think I’ve been converted. So Maria and I spent the whole week making various 1915-1920 outfits, and took photos this morning. Hers is inspired by Sybil’s summer dress in Season…

The Psychology of Writing

Posted on: February 5th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 8 Comments

I loved Scrivener from the first time I used it. Being able to have all my resources in the same place as my manuscript, just one click away, has been so incredibly helpful, especially as I have so much material to reference! One thing I have found incredibly helpful is, with the aide of Scrivener, to view a photo of my character as I write a scene in which they are the prominent character.There’s just something about looking at that image of your character as you write about them that makes you get them right, almost as if they’re just…