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Monday Inspiration

Posted on: July 15th, 2013 by Hannah Beasley No Comments

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” I fully believe in the truth of that quote. Talent isn’t something that will grow and mature no matter what – it’s something that has to be developed through hard work. It doesn’t guarantee success at all. Sometimes I wonder if half of any talent is the ability and will to work hard…because they are both so intertwined! This is a lesson I’ve been learning recently. Going the extra mile in work may not be fun in the moment, but it is always so very worth it! And as I push…

Monday Inspiration

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by Hannah Beasley 4 Comments

Pine trees, browns, rustic styles…I can’t ever get enough of it! That’s one thing I really miss about Minnesota – all the beautiful pine trees. Where I live in NC we have very few of them. It’s interesting, too, how different the colors of foliage are from state to state – in Minnesota they’re deeper, here they’re very bright. (when we were driving from MN to NC back in April we couldn’t get over how crazy the transition was from deep green/brown/gray to vivid green/light brown!) {all images via pinterest. clockwise, from top left: 1 : 2 : 3 :…

Colors of The Sea

Posted on: July 6th, 2013 by Hannah Beasley 6 Comments

It’s really amazing how many colors there really are in the ocean – it’s not just blue. There’s ice blue, sea green, pale pink, and even a little orange when the light shines on it or the sand peeks through. I find it so amazing how everything in nature is so well designed and so beautiful. God is the ultimate artist. =) So we’re using sea colors in this design, blues and slight shades of green and pinks, paired with bold sans serif type. She’s going for a clean, modern look – sidebar header, two column, etc. I’m loving it…

Liberty: What The Fourth Is Really About

Posted on: July 4th, 2013 by Hannah Beasley 2 Comments

I started the day thinking about the Fourth, thinking about what it means and why we celebrate it. And as I was thinking I realized that this day, the Fourth of July, our Independence Day, should not be a celebration of America as a nation. It should be a celebration of liberty and a celebration of those people who stood up in 1776 and told the King of England that we were free. This day is not about the United States in the year 2013, it is not a time to herald the actions of our government, or a holiday…

Monday Inspiration

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by Hannah Beasley 2 Comments

This week is going to be busy. I tell you, it never rains but it pours! It seems like I’ll have a quiet week, and then the next everything collides at the exact same moment. But it’s good and I’m enjoying my work. =) I guess life wouldn’t be as interesting if it were totally predictable, right? Normally I love dark, neutral colors, but today I wanted to change it up and bring in some more vibrant colors. The ones here remind me of spring turning into summer, right when all the colors have come out and are in their…