Thursday, June 6, 2013

A New Beginning & A New Blog.

I first started blogging during the summer of 2009. It was a photography blog which I used to track my progress with my photography. Almost exactly one year later I started Delight in little things while living in Logan for the summer. I was living in an apartment with two girls who were both engaged and few of my friends were living within a 100-mile radius, so I started my blog mostly out of boredom.

 My blog has undergone many changes, as has my life. In the last four years my life has taken many different turns then I ever expected. I feel like I've come to a much different time in my life then ever before. So, after much internal debate I have decided to start fresh on a new blog. While most of my posts will be similar in content to my previous blog, I hope to focus more on my writing and experiences, which was initially what my blog started out as. The last year and a half I haven't really had a focus on the things that I really want to talk about and I want to get back to that. In addition, I will be starting a blog just for my photography. You'll be seeing little snippets of it on this blog as well. I hope you'll continue with me on my blogging endeavors!

Since Blogger has discontinued GoogleFriendConnect, please follow me on Bloglovin!

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Monday, June 3, 2013


Would you do me a favor and vote on the poll over there on the left sidebar? I'm working on creating a more professional photography brand. I'm in the process of creating my photography portfolio site. Whoot! Mmkay, Thanks!

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Happy List p.57.

Wait a minute, it can't actually be Friday already! All I have to say about that is this summer is going by much too quickly. The last seven days did not seem like an entire week!

 today i'm HAPPY because...

...long weekend for memorial day.
...i love capturing personality and relationships in my photos, so i love this idea.
...clearance rack at old navy and maurices. scored some awesome deals.
...krispy kreme donuts.
...these quotes from a smart woman.
...smores and bonfires.
...25 ways to tie a scarf.
...these beautiful engagement photos.
...started my SECOND job this week.
...friday night and just get to relax at home.

what makes YOU HAPPY today?
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Soul Sister.

I've been told on several occassions that I look like Zooey Deschanel's character on New Girl. If I had lots of money to buy the clothes I wanted to wear, I would dress just like her. We don't really have the best luck in the dating world, but are still hopeless romantics. We're both kind of goofy and socially awkward. We both work with kids and are very emotional. And for some reason we both seem to think that singing our words makes more sense. She just kind of gets me, ya know?

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Tulip Festival.

This is what I need a macro lens for. Sigh. Someday.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2013 Summer Reading List.

I'm a bit late with this one seeing as how it's almost a month into my summer break from school. Even still, I have finally started my summer reading list!


finish reading
how to hug a porcupine by john l. lund
catching fire by suzanne collins
harry potter and the half blood prince by j.k. rowling

start reading
matched by ally condie
the goose girl by shannon hale
harry potter and the deathly hallows by j.k. rowling
jane eyre by charlotte bronte
falling to heaven: the surprising path to happiness by james l. ferrell
wrecked: when a broken world slams into your comfortable life  by jeff goins

northanger abbey by jane austen

already finished
austenland by shannon hale

What do you think? Should I add anything else to my summer reading list, or future reading lists? Because if we're being honest here, I will probably never get through all the books I want to. At least not in this life. Ha!

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Happy List p.56.

You know you've been a bad blogger when you have two "happy lists" in a row. Yep, that would be me. But regardless...

 i am HAPPY today because...

...reading this book to improve my photo taking technical skills.
...hanging out with janae and surprise hang out with erika and dave.
...peter pan. soul surfer. and the decoy bride.
...good, old fashioned naps.
...skyping with my little brother.
...the doctors.
...missionary letters from amanda.
...little kittens.
...sending packages.
...this quote about worth.
...color fights & barbecues.
...okay, just one more quote, this one about relationships. freshly cleaned and organized bedroom.

So, what makes YOU HAPPY today?
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friday Happy List p.55. (on Saturday)

i am HAPPY today because...

 ...being reunited with my cousins.
...unfortunately this is true.
...friday's off work.
...does this even need an explanation? i don't think so.
...getting packages in the mail.
...i love, love, love this quote.
...get to talk to my brother tomorrow!
...the tulip festival.
...really would love a photoshoot like this.
...really like this project.
...lots and lots of editing.
...basically every song cover by tyler ward.

what makes YOU happy today?

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

April showers bring May flowers.

Spring time is hands-down my FAVORITE season of the year. I mean, really what's not to love about fresh flowers in the garden, walking in the grass with bare feet, and the sun shining bright. Today was such a beautiful day I took the chance to spend some time outside soaking up some vitamin d, and lay in the grass to get just the right shot of some of the sights of spring in my mom's backyard.








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Friday, May 3, 2013

Baby toes.

Don't you just love little baby toes and feet?! Here's a little sneakpeek shoutout to Lisa and her new, little baby boy!

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Friday Happy List p.54.

 i am HAPPY today because...

...friend dates with amanda.
...tulips in the garden.'s out for the summer!
...ain't this the truth. know you're a nerd when you get excited about a new planner.
...sleeping in.
...this picture maks me oh, so happy.
...letters from missionaries.
...i need to work on this., so grateful for this! 
...finding new music.
...get to see my cousin evette this weekend!
...finishing 15 page papers.
...2 hour conversations with my visiting teachers.
...this thought about life.

what makes YOU happy today?
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Doctor Who?

If I'm being completely honest with you, the truth is I don't typically enjoy science fiction-y, time travel, space and alien dominated entertainment. Even if there happens to be some very fantasic (and dare I say attractive) men involved. One day, feeling like I wanted to avoid studying, I turned on the first episode of Doctor Who just to see what it was like. And I figured after a couple minutes watching the first episode that I wouldn't make it very far. I mean, this show is REALLY weird, though it seems to get "less weird" the further in you get. As it turns out, this show tends to suck you in and won't release you. And that my friends is how I watched five seasons of Doctor Who (each episode is a full hour!) in less than three weeks. Don't worry -- I do homework, fill out applicaitons, and edit pictures at the same time. Go ahead and congratulate me. 

Any other Doctor Who fans out there? Let's be friends.  

UPDATE: I just finished season 6. And don't worry I actually just cried about it. Wow, I really must have a problem. But, to be totally honest this wasn't the first time...
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013


This little heart of mine - it's stronger than it looks. Stronger than I feel. Stronger than I thought. Stronger than you know.

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