PHOTO FUN

991242_4928428684874_786219570_oI love pictures. I really didn’t get into photography until I got an iPhone (and I the BIGGEST believer in the camera that is always in my pocket), but I’ve always been so lucky to have some fantastic pho-tog friends. I have literally dozens of shoeboxes filled to the brim of photographs from over the years. I’ve been stocking up on print coupons, and recently Shutterfly just sent me a coupon for 100 free prints!

(this is in no way a sponsored post…I just like this company and thought that this was the coolest gift!) 

so now I have an even larger stack of pictures that I need to come up with something to do with. here are some of my favorite Pinterest pins that use photos in fun ways…can’t wait to try these out!

photo crafts

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Stay tuned for tidbits, tales, and tips as I try these projects in the next few months!

A TRIP TO THE MOUNTAINS

bville titleI just got back from the most perfect week-day getaway to the North Georgia mountains. Dakota and I traveled there for one last visit before he leaves for summer tour, and it couldn’t have been more picturesque. We spent a few days catching our breath at the beautiful backdrop that surrounds his childhood home, laughing and catching up with his sweet family, playing with some of his old favorite toys, and spending a lot of time outdoors.

bville drive

bville country scenes

bville riverProbably my favorite part of this trip was our date to Meeks Park. We had a delicious picnic full of fried foods, hiked a bit, waded in a river where I attempted to learn how to throw some rocks and soaked up a lot of sunshine. I loved the opportunity to place stories with landmarks: the home run he hit in that field, the show he played in that gazebo, the trail he ran. I am always so thankful to learn more about my sweetheart’s past, about the memories that make up the man I know today. Don’t you just love learning about the building blocks that make up another person?

bville childhood scenes

happy l&dOverall it was a great trip full of nostalgia and memories. I love the feeling that you can always go back home, even if it wasn’t your home to begin with.