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This week’s challenge was macro.  Okay, so I know my last few challenges have all been at the beach.  But truly, it’s my favorite place.  And I mean, look back… look how different it has looked every single time I’ve been out there?!!  I love that.

So this week, my canvas was super foggy.  The tide was out so the little trails of teeny tiny shells that got left behind were all exposed.  The perfect place to sit down and focus in close on what’s just at my feet.  Look how white our sand is!  In the macro shots you can see, it’s almost clear!

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I mean, look at that sand!!  It just looks like sugar!

Check out my friend Lanie‘s macro post too!

Have a fantastic weekend friends!!!

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This week’s photo challenge was: blue! I couldn’t think of anything more perfectly blue than the waters along our Emerald Coast here. In fact, these waters were the inspiration for my branding. I love the minty aqua and the deep navy and every shade in between!

Navarre BeachMermaid SeaI’m so thankful I can hop in my car and drive 5 minutes to see this glittering beauty any time I want!  This is my happy place.

Check out my friends Meagan‘s and Lanie‘s take on the blue challenge!!

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This week’s challenge was to photography something cold. Being that it’s almost 80 degrees here today in the middle of January, that was a bit of a challenge for me, but in the end, I can always count on the beach. The gulf this time of year, is fairly chilly, and with the wind, it was probably somewhere in the 60s right on the beach.  The water was frigid, but that never stops me from getting my feet in.  Look at that haze.  Where the wild, unruly cold water hits the warm air… I hope Heaven has an ocean.

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Be sure to check out my girl Meagan’s take on this challenge too!

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This year one of my personal goals is to use my camera more.  That might sound a little crazy coming from a professional photographer, but the truth is, I use my camera so much for work, that I rarely bring it out just for myself, unless we’re traveling.  This year I want to be more intentional about using my camera to capture the day to day stuff too.  My iPhone is filled with more than 10,000 photos I have taken in the day to day over the last 6 months (no joke, I have to clean that thing of 2-3 times a year) but my hard drives are filled mostly with client images.

So for 2017, I have committed to a 52 Week Photo Project alongside my friends Meagan and Laney.  We have a theme for each week, and every Friday, I’ll be posting my photo for that week over on Instagram and here on the blog.

This week’s challenge was: Me, in the beginning.

Me, in the beginning

Truth be told, I was a little nervous about this first one.  2016 was a difficult year in many ways and I’m no pro at the self portrait, but I had fun with it.  Being that one of my other personal goals for this year is more rest and more time with my toes in the sand, I’ve intentionally hit the beach twice already this week, and grabbed a shot of me doing what I love to do most: explore.

As it turns out, winter was scheduled for this week in Florida, so I’ve got my parka on, but it’s never too cold for the beach.

Be sure to check out my girls Meagan & Lanie doing this challenge too!!

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Only a few more days til Christmas!!  Still in need of some gifts for teachers, friends, neighbors, secret santa, etc?  Here’s a cute gift that pretty much any lady on your list will love!

I loooove a good bath salt.  These days I make my own and they make just the cutest gifts.  This year, I wanted to do a little something different than my traditional mason jars adorned with cinnamon sticks and ribbon, so I scoured Hobby Lobby for some cute jars and ultimately decided on ornaments.  Several years ago, I made ornaments using the clear glass globes Hobby Lobby sells by the box and I thought they’d make the perfect snow globe bath salt ornaments this year!

I snagged the ornaments from Hobby Lobby for $8.99 for a box of 12 and they were 50% off.  The epsom salt I already had, but you can buy it from any grocery or healthfood store for around $3 for a 5lb bag.  I buy my oils from the only company I trust, Young Living, and just used what I had on hand.  The dried lavender I also had on hand, but you can get it here.  The ribbon and mini bottle brush trees came from the $1 section at Target.  So I ended up making 12 of these for less than $10!  Winning!

I love how they turned out and they could be made with any variety of things like fresh Rosemary, cinnamon, even bits of branches off your Christmas tree!  Enjoy!

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