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Archive for September, 2012

We Went to the Fair

Posted on: September 29th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 4 Comments

Each October finds us in a slight frenzy as we get ready for the fair. Almost every one of us enters baked goods, sewn items, crafts, and art. Getting all those entries ready is always crazy and awesome, something we look forward to each year. The fair opened yesterday, and we got to go with some of our friends to see our entries and just enjoy the day. We went to Starbucks first, of course…my sister decided to get a venti pumpkin spice latte. (She drank every drop! =D ) And even though it was rainy and overcast all day,…

Monday Inspiration

Posted on: September 24th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley No Comments

I can’t get enough of big sweaters, mugs of steaming coffee, and the warm browns and reds that are slowly creeping back to cover the world in glorious beauty. I know I sound like a broken record, but fall is something I’ll never tire of. I’m looking forward to NaNoWriMo in November – writing my novel with pen and paper, sitting out in the leaves wrapped in a blanket, with music and coffee at the ready. I’m looking forward to the snap in the air and the life in the wind, the frequent trips to Starbucks, and the knit hats…

How to Get the VSCO Look in Photoshop // Tutorial + Free Action

Posted on: September 22nd, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 34 Comments

*NOTE: I HAVE AN UPDATED VERSION OF THIS TUTORIAL THAT IS VISUALLY MUCH CLOSER TO THE VSCO PRESETS. CLICK ON OVER TO VIEW IT.* *NOTE: This is in no way a replica of VSCO. I recommend purchasing VSCO for Lightroom or Camera Raw if you’re able, as they’ve done an amazing job of creating some impressive presets for your photos. This is simply my very affordable way of trying to achieve a similar look using what’s available to me. And I look forward to purchasing VSCO sometime in the near future.* First off, let me say that this look isn’t…


Posted on: September 20th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 6 Comments

// The mood board for one of the awesome people I’m working with // I love the deep colors and peacefulness of her style. Her branding + design boards on Pinterest are so chock-full of eye candy that I couldn’t help stealing quite a few pins for my own boards. ;) She loves bold type + ocean tones + watercolors – some of my favorite elements to work with! I can’t wait to share to finished product. {And coming this week – a tutorial on how to achieve the VSCO look in Photoshop.}

Monday Inspiration…On Tuesday

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 by Hannah Beasley 2 Comments

‘Cause yep, that’s how I roll. But inspiration is inspiration, regardless of the day, no? My favorite of these pieces is the next-to-last one: “I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” Living a life of meaning and depth is so important, and is so much better than living for fleeting things. all images via pinterest. clockwise, from top left: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15