it's the simple things.

9.25.2011


It felt therapeutic, almost, gathering the twigs and arranging them in the vases. With each autumnal-hued vase perfected, I fell more and more in love with the season.


It's the simple things, like twigs in vases, that get me through the school week. Little breaks from routine. My chalkboard wall has been put to good use on Sunday evenings, acting as a notepad for lists. Lists of things I'm look looking forward to in the upcoming week.



Last week was sunsets and heart-to-hearts with good friends {one of which took place on top of a helicopter-shaped play structure. oh, yes.}


from carlotta's little siblings -- meme, lilly, & jeremiah. heart. melted.
Last week was sitting at the kitchen table, writing and reading sweet letters {from you, you, & you}. Have I mentioned how much I love snail mail?


Last week was pretty videos and feeling inspired.



Last week was photography in art class -- which meant a photo expedition with this girl, who takes the most amazing film photos. Seriously.



And last week was the first Autumn trail walk of the year. Need I say more?

Looking back at all the beautiful in last week, I realize that i can make this week just as lovely. It's the simple things.

xo,

abbey

33 comments:

  1. LOVE this post! :) The card that Carlotta gave you is so cute!
    I really like the idea of writing down the things I am looking forward to...I might try it!

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  2. I gasped after clicking on this post; photos were breathtaking.
    <3katie
    www.katies-favorite-things.blogspot.com

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  3. The header on my letter wasn't lying--I really do like you. And I'm so thankful to have you in my life! Beautiful photos as always, lovely!
    xoxo,
    twin sister.

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  4. so so so lovely! I'm obsessed with the last picture.

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  5. I love you loads, Abbey. and like Carlotta said, I'm so blessed to have you in my life.
    xx

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  6. I absolutely love this. the colors in your photos are simply gorgeous.

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  7. how lovely! your photographs are such an inspiration.

    many blessings,
    Grace
    gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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  8. what a great idea! twigs in vases, who knew they'd be so beautiful!

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  9. In love with your pictures, Abbey!
    ps. where did you get your adorable shoes? :)

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  10. it really is the simple things - i love this post! beautiful photos!

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  11. lovely photos :) snail mail IS the best!

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  12. Your photos are so inspiring! Beautiful. I LOVE snail mail!

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  13. Love these pictures! You are extremely talented!

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  14. Wow, that is one big leaf that you're holding over your face.
    I just love this post. The style of your writing always gives me warm fuzzies inside :))
    -Jocee <3
    {pee ess: tiger in a jar = my whole life.}

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  15. The twigs in vases are a great idea, going to have to try it tomorow!
    I love hand written letters! The tangibility of a actual letter is beautiful... How did you start writting to those amazing bloggers? {Carlotta and Kyla are two of my favorite bloggers and so therefore I am a wee bit jealous ;)}

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  16. I could have sworn I commented on here already...I guess I didn't post it. :/ Anyway, gorgeous pictures! I love the orangey tones in the last two. Your blog is so beautiful and joy-filled. :)

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  17. Lovely. What gorgeous photos! Do you use HDR?

    I'm sorry. I've followed for a while but never commented and I honestly don't know why- your blog is one of my favorites!

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  18. I just discovered your blog, and I am so glad I did.. your words are magical, as are your photographs :)

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  19. I like you too. And I like your words and photos. Xo.

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  20. beautiful. so pretty, i love all of these. especially that second one, the out of focus one? those colors are to die for! your fall photographs are LOVELY. happy monday, chica!

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  21. I agree with Katie & Carlotta. I'm so happy that you're my friend/penpal! Also, your photos are stunning.

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  22. I wish I knew you. I would write you every day. It's so strange how the blogging world makes you feel like you know people even when they don't know you exist.
    anyways...love your photography! and those twigs in vases are so awesome, I just did that with rosemary twigs the other day.
    Simi

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  23. I love tour blog! official new follower!
    ROmi.x

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  24. I just wanted to let you know that I'm a new reader of your blog and find it absolutely lovely!

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  25. ...how is it that I got to be your penpal along with such rockstars as Libby and Carlotta?

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  26. Hi Abbey, I'm Lindsey. I just found your blog- very lovely! I'm a lowly writer with few followers, but I'm seeking inspiration for how to make my blog better. This was a lovely post! If you ever want to stop by my blog I would love it!
    lou-skiptomylou.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Lindsey Lou

    P.S. I LOVE snail mail too! I get about 3-4 letters a week and relish each one of them. :)

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  27. Wonderful pictures Abbey! Your writing style is so beautiful. What camera do you use?

    ~Abi
    P.S. I am your second-newest follower. (if that makes any sense) :)

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  28. oh my goodness. gorgeous post & gorgeous photographs.
    the twigs in the vases are beautiful - i love autum.

    anna
    ps. i now blog at www.gooseberriesx.blogspot.com - would love if you stopped by!

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  29. Beautiful autumn photos :) I'm from the Canadian prairies too - which city are you from (Winnipeg is my home!)

    Happy to have come across your blog!

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  30. I know this is an older post,but the colours in it made this january morning happy.You are such a delight.

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