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Hey, it’s me again. I missed you. :)

I thought you guys would like to know that I am going to attempt regular posts yet again here. This time, it won’t just be photo posting. It will be mixed with fun stuff: some things you want to see here and some things that I want to share with you. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea and want to do it.

Here are some of the ideas floating around in my head:

Playlist of the day: I listen to music all of the time. And I mean, every single moment that can be is music-filled. So, I feel it is something that would be fun to share with you all. This won’t necessarily be a daily post, just what I have listened to on random days. :)

What I am eating: As most of you are aware, I have recently adopted a completely different way of eating. I am transitioning to what I hope will be a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Nutrition and proper healthy living is something I have grown very passionate about. I would love to include you in on the journey! I will post photos of daily meals and share recipes for my favorite foods and meals. Most will be gluten free or vegetarian, which I am excited about. I’ll also be juicing a lot so I will share my favorite juices with you!

Weekly funnies: I used to call cartoons funnies. I got that from my grandpa (I think). I don’t really read Sunday cartoons anymore, but my life is filled with moments that I feel could sometimes make the cut for the weekly strips in the paper. I thought it would be a great way to document the funny stories I want to remember. Plus, you all can get a laugh out of it as well. ;) Maybe I will eventually even have (horribly penciled) drawings to go along with them!

Photos: Duh. ;-) This will be photos from trips, daily life, sessions and shoots, home projects, self portraits, and prompts that I choose or you suggest.

Possible features: I go back and forth about this. I like the idea of featuring people who I truly admire and people who I love. You know, people I think are incredible. ;) However, I don’t want people to think I will feature someone because they give me an incentive. While I think it is great that other blogs to do that… this is a personal blog. If I happen to buy something that I love, you’d better believe I will tell you all about it! Why would I have people send me free stuff so I can write about them? It just doesn’t seem right unless it is a gift just because we are friends. :)

(For those of you who receive goodies from people and feature them, no judgement will be found here. Do what you want. I was just speaking in terms of my personal space here.)

Quotes: I love quotes. I had a 3″ 3-ring binder full of quotes in high school, sitting beside my two 4″ binders full of notes from my friends over the years. I am a sentimental gal, what can I say? (<—- future hoarder?) Anyway, because I spent so much of my childhood buried in books, I learned to appreciate the meaning (and people) behind those precious excerpts. I would like to dust off that binder [Yes, I still have it (<—– h o a r d e r).] and find neat ways to bring those quotes to this place.

History lessons: No, I am not going to inform you about facts about wars and politics. This would just be little stories about me growing up, things I learned along the way, people I met who impacted my life, and other stuff.

Writing assignments: I started reading and writing at 3. It stuck. This will be a periodic post that would consist of past writings, reviews of books and my thoughts that were sparked by the content, and any of my future writings.

This one time… : My boyfriend, Will, has been a wonderful part of my life for almost 4 years. I have never met anyone who I could let loose and be completely true with. He has seen the complete Erin. I can honestly say NO ONE else has seen it. I think it would be fun for him to pop in here every once in a while and share little random stories about our life together. I really want to expand this eventually to have my family and closest friends come here and do the same. While this is taking a huge risk for me to be constantly embarrassed, I think it will finally help me become more comfortable in my own skin.

He said/she said: Most people would have a hard time believing that Will and I have never truly fought. If we ever had a “rough patch,” it was more like hashing out issues we encountered and then either getting over it or coming to a compromise/agreement together. And pretty much all of that was out of the way by our second year together. I am so thankful for that! How have we managed to stay in peaceful harmony? We are always talking. We discuss everything. We both respect each other enough to listen and accept what the other “brings to the table.” This has led to some pretty incredible conversations. We have ended tons of talks moved to tears, laughter, and excitement. I figured it would be fun to share some of those conversations with you and maybe even elaborate further here. :)

My style: I hate when someone asks me what my style is because I just don’t know how to answer that. I used to hate outfit posts. However, I am beginning to understand that not everyone who does it is doing it because they think they are the “know all” in fashion. Most girls just want to show off their new outfits or share pieces that make them feel pretty. I get that now and even find myself wanting to post photos of occassional outfits on Twitter. I have refrained for the most part due to the fact I spoke out against (most) outfit posts in the past. I am here to retract that statement and possibly start sharing little bits of my “style” here (most likely attached to other posts). Maybe you guys can put a name on it. ;)

That is all I have at this point. What do you think? Which are your favorites? Any I should get rid of or add? I would really love to hear your feedback. After all, I am trying to make this place better for both you and me. =D

Love you guys. For serious, yo. ;)

love, erin

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Self Portraits.

I posted these in order of when they were taken.

This is the closest I have come to taking a self portrait since last May. Last May!

I want to start taking SPs again, but I would love to have some ideas. A couple of these were taken for prompts and I loved working with a concept! I plan on making a list of my own ideas but I’d love to hear yours.

So tell me, what are some ideas or concepts that you all have? ;)

love, erin

This week’s photo prompt is Texture. Please submit all photos by Thursday afternoon. Thanks!

Sorry this post is so short. My family has experienced a great loss and I am not feeling really up to blogging right now. For those of you who pray, please pray hard for my family this week. Thank you.

love, scout

Okay, sorry everyone for the delay! Here are photos of the prompt: Hear/Speak/See No Evil.

Abi said:

“i chose these things that you hear/see/speak, and paired them with things that are pretty and set my focus on that so the “evil” thing would be out of focus.”

Lydia wrote:

‘I had many ideas pop into my head for this prompt. This was the one that I really fell in love with. I wanted to do something different from the three photos that are so classic with “hear no evil”. I decided to put it all in one photo. The ribbon hides my eyes, my hands cover my ears, and the “x” guards my mouth. The colors contrast each other yet go together well. The idea for the ribbon struck me randomly and I thought it would be an interesting touch to this. This idea was fun. Also, it was fun trying to place myself while “blinded”.’

Reka said:

“the first one is the one i want to participate with. i was thinking about the prompt, as it has two meanings, one is that you look the orher way, and refuse to acknowledge things. the other is seeing, saying and hearing only the good things..
so my dercription is: on my picture i wanted to show how seeing, hearing or saying no evil can be turning your back on one side of the world, by just looking the other way all the time. you need to look at the whole thing to live in harmony.well,i guess:)
and the other one (which im not sure about) wasnt suposed to be like this, but it got out of control and became a bit messy. but i wanted to show you anyway, hoping you’d tell me your opinion about it…”

I personally LOVE this one Reka! I think it is adorable. I am super happy that you participate because I love to see what you come up with every week. :)

Here are the photos for the prompt: Cold.

Reka wrote:

“the story behind? well i was thinking. what is cold?..well winter is cold..and what is the first thing i think of when i think about cold winter days? a cup of hot tea!:)”

Sheri wrote:

“My chilly morning walk.”

Abi wrote:

“I had big plans that involved a slew of winter clothes/accessories but today was 90 degrees, so i went with plan B. It doesn’t get much colder than ice.”

Lydia wrote:

“I had several ideas pop into my head for this one. Some of them didn’t work out too well. But thats ok! I decided to make my already pale skin look “icy” and make my lips look blue. I think the idea of “cold” comes across in this photo!”

Alright, folks. That is it for now. I’ve been loving all the submissions for the photo prompts. I can’t wait to see more. Any of you who would like to participate who hasn’t already gotten an email from me, let me know. And for those of you who I have emailed… GET ON IT! There are close to 50 people I have emailed and only a handful participate. Let’s make this fun. :)))

I will be back in a little while. For now, have a fabulous Saturday! :))

love, scout

Hey there! So, I don’t have a ton of photos from this week (at least that I can share right now) so I thought I would combine a couple of posts into one. :)

First off, here are a few photos from my week. :)

Road trips and lollipops.

Awesome vintage shops and amazing finds. (second photo by katie) :)

Shooting my first wedding with a good friend.

Editing, editing, and more editing. (photos by will)

It was a good week. :)

Now, let’s talk about this week’s prompt, shall we?

Last week’s prompt was Hear/see/speak no evil. I extended it until this Thursday. Also, I am carrying on with this week’s original prompt: Cold.

All photos should be submitted by Thursday afternoon so that I can upload them all in time. (photos found on weheartit) :)

Happy photo taking!

love, scout

Is the title clear enough on this week’s prompt? I hope so. Next week, I will post photos for next week’s prompt as well as this week’s. Yes, two prompts! So, you get to take photos for both and submit them by next Wednesday. Yay! :)

I made the decision to postpone because I have declared this week “Family week” for me. I have been trying to gain perspective this week and remind myself what is really important to me. I knew the best way to do this is to spend time with those people dearest in my life. I love them very much and am thankful for them. :)

It has been a nice break. For the first time in… I don’t even know how long, I have been able to relax and not worry about a job. I mean, I still need money. I should probably be stressing out a little more than I am, but I don’t want to just yet. :)

I think I have decided to really take this time as an opportunity to work on my own. Try to expand my photography and turn it into a business, instead of just a hobby. I also want to really work hard on making my etsy shop as great as I can. I definitely can’t do it on my own, of course. I need your help. Your support, features, purchases, booking of shoots, encouragement… It all helps and means so very much to me. Thank you to all of you who have helped me in ways you could so far. And thank you to everyone who will. :)

I plan on doing some work the next few days so that I can add new items to the shop. I plan on adding some baby and children headbands, possibly new prints, and hopefully some necklaces. Any suggestions or ideas for items you would like to see added? :)

Alright, I am off to spend the rest of the evening with my sister and boyfriend. We are watching Sigur Ros’ Heima DVD. It’s so beautiful! I love you guys. Have a great night.

love, scout

P.S. Please check out my lovely friend’s giveaway on her blog. Tonight is the last chance to enter. She is posting the winner tomorrow! :)

Hey there! Just wanted to stop by to let you all know that I emailed out prompts this morning to those who requested them. If you didn’t receive an email, email me directly at erinsundayphoto[at]gmail[at]com and I will get you the prompt list. If you want the list and didn’t respond until now, just leave me a comment with your email address. :)

love, scout