caitlin, graham + little ones

The Hills 02 The Hills 03The Hills 06As part of my sister’s birthday gift, I had offered to photograph her ever-expanding family. Over the years, I have often captured them in groups of two, three, or four, but rarely have I been able to get all six in one photo.

The Hills 08 The Hills 11The Hills 16The Hills 19She was more than happy to accept her gift, and so one beautiful day in October we spent an hour in her backyard sitting, jumping, running, sitting some more, laughing, and most importantly, shooting. Just because photographing four small children isn’t difficult enough, we decided to add their two little dogs in some of the pictures.

The Hills 14 The Hills 24 The Hills 25Almost every photo turned out perfectly. I guess my job was made that much easier since I had such a beautiful family to work with.

The Hills 27The Hills 32Have a good Remembrance Day. I hope that you’re spending it with loved ones.

<3

Emory

nightcrawler film review

hr_Nightcrawler_6Nightcrawler is not for the faint of heart. It’s a film for those of you who love true crime. I mean really love it. Love the suspense, love the gore, love the shock, love the twisted nature of it, and are always left wanting more. This movie is incredibly twisted, but in such a way that the sociopathetic tendencies of the main character are considered almost comical. In a dark humour sort of way, that is. You find yourself laughing all the way through the film, if not because his actions are so unbelievable, but because they are so believable that you do it as a coping mechanism. 

While the film is obviously fiction, it is shot more like a documentary. Consequently, that makes the events that occur feel much more intense and realistic. As the movie progresses, your involvement in the storyline also deepens. By the end of the film, you’re on the edge of your seat with anticipation. It’s nothing short of amazing.

If I were you, I would be running to the theatre to catch Nightcrawler on the big screen. That is, if you like real life crime stories. If you don’t, go and see it anyway.

Have a great week!

<3

Emory

what i sold

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetToday is Friday, and I couldn’t be more excited for the weekend. Although I will be working all day on both Saturday and Sunday, it will be nice to have a few days off from blogging. Not that I won’t miss your pretty faces and awesome comments! I think you can all relate when I say that sometimes, it’s just exhausting.

That being said, I am so thankful for this blog and how it has afforded me many opportunities as a writer, photographer, and now store owner. I have seen an increase in sales from my followers who find me on WordPress or Instagram, and then purchase my items through said social media platforms (compared to a year ago when my blog was not as well-known). 

001Last month I officially opened the doors to Potomac Trading Post, Ltd., and the level of success that I had in one month far exceeded my expectations. Even though I am only open for a few hours a day on a few days of the week, what I made in one month amounted to what would have taken me five months when my store was solely online. The results floored me. 

000So thank you to those of you who not only read my blog on a daily, weekly, or yearly basis, but especially to those of you who have purchased an item from my store. You are doing your part to support a small business, as well as supporting someone who took a leap of faith and decided to follow one of her many dreams. Because of you, I am soaring.

002This was a small peek at what I sold in October.

<3

Emory

weekly wears

Cemetery 02Hey guys! I’ve decided to start a new series on HSB! It’s called ‘Weekly Wears’, and in it I’m going to be showing you items that are available in my store, Potomac Trading Post, Ltd.!

Cemetery 03I wanted to make it more convenient for those of you who lead busy lives and just don’t have the time to browse the many articles of clothing that are for sale. If you would like to purchase what I’m wearing, I’ll even provide the links for you. How convenient is that?

This weekly wear is featuring:

Cemetery 061. Pink Tartan UK Dress

IMG_96862. Ray-Ban Eyewear. Sold!

IMG_99113. Lotta from Stockholm Clogs

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset4. Hammered Gold Bracelet

Cemetery 04See you all on Friday!

<3

Emory

holy sh*t

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetHave any of you ever owned an Aloe Vera plant? They are remarkable. Not only can you use the leaves to treat scrapes and burns, but rubbing its juices on your scalp can also reduce dandruff.

I bought my succulent a year and a half ago. It looked like this:

img_84Today, my Aloe Vera plant looks like this:

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetThis sucker just won’t stop growing! The day is fast approaching when I’m going to have to repot its leaves. Based on the Farmer’s Almanac website, it looks quite easy. These are the steps:

1. Knock your Aloe out of its pot and find where the offsets are attached.

2. Sever the offsets from the mother plant with a knife.

3. Allow the cuts and the mother plant to callus over for a day or two.

4. Pot them in a standard potting mix, and place in a sunny location.

5. Wait a week to water and keep the soil on the dry side.

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetVoila! You can see my previous post on tips for successfully growing succulents here.

Have a fantastic Wednesday!

<3

Emory

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