Words without Actions

Hello everyone, now I know that I promised some summer photos and interesting topics in my last post, which will be coming soon, (still working on that post at the moment) 😉 but there’s something that’s been on my mind lately that I felt the need to talk about and that’s “words without actions.”

For starters I’m going to define what I even mean by “words without actions.”  And to be completely honest, its really very simple.

We all can relate to the basic phrase “stay positive.”  Whether you’ve heard it when your having a bad day or maybe for no reason at all.  We all have heard it at some point in our lives, its not a bad phrase, but it tends to get somewhat overused, sometimes to the point where it loses its meaning.  Its a phrase that gives someone reassurance that they’ve helped a person who is struggling with something.  Now stay with me while I try to bring this all together.

It’s great and all to hear those words “stay positive” or maybe “keep your head up high” or even “you’re going to get through this,” but to act them out is another thing.  Now when I say “act the words out” you’re probably thinking, what is she talking about?  See, when I said it was really simple I meant it, acting out the words can be done with one very underrated word.  PRAYER.

There, I said it. See? it is simple!

Not to say that hearing the uplifting words isn’t nice, we all need to hear them once in a while!  However, when there empty and full of no life, its not as meaningful.

So my challenge to you this week is to maybe pray for someone that you know who may be going through a tough time and see how it works! I can pretty much guarantee you the results will be much greater.

Thanks for reading!

Hannah

 

S u m m e r

And wait for it…

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School is finally out! At least for me school is out.  I realize I got out really early compared to most people but hey, if it makes ya feel any better I have math and Spanish homework all summer.  Anyway, with much more free time on my hands and feeling like a completely rejuvenated Hannah, I decided to work on my blog.  Now believe me when I say I am not at all organized whatsoever with my uploading schedule or posts but I’m working on it.  So basically when or whatever I upload is going to be a complete surprise.  That is, unless you maybe want to make some suggestions down below. 😉

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I’m hoping to take a lot of pictures over the summer which I can hopefully start working on in the next few weeks.  I also thought about maybe doing some fashion or recipe posts, I’m not sure yet but we’ll see.

Be sure to leave suggestions down below and comment when you get out of school/what your doing over the summer!

Thanks for reading!

Hannah

All About Me

Hello everyone, I realized that in the few posts I’ve done that I haven’t mentioned that much about myself, so I thought it would be fun to just talk about myself so I won’t seem like a complete stranger anymore (I hope.)  I have about five facts about myself that I’m going to discuss.  Keep in mind that they will most likely be random. 🙂

Fact 1: My favorite colors are white, blush pink, olive green and charcoal grey.  I’ve always liked more neutral colors for some reason. Funny fact,  my Aunt always used to tease me about the fact that when I color coordinated my dresses and shirts in my closet, the biggest section was either white or grey.  Eventually every time we went shopping she would try to find a bright shirt to add “color to my closet.” What can I say? I love staple items!

Fact 2: One of my favorite places is the country.  I actually don’t live in the country and never have.  I’ve always lived in the city, but since I can remember I’ve gone to the country at least twice a month (my family has property there.)  Although I’ve lived in the city my whole life, there’s just always been something about the country that drew me in.  I don’t know if it was the fresh air, being able to hear myself think, hunting with my dad, or the priceless family time in general that I’ve shared there with my parents and brothers.

Fact 3: I love taking pictures.  I think its kind of interesting actually how I tell people how much I love photography and editing when I’m not really even that experienced.  I guess my passion for pictures sparked sometime in the last two years.  I got this little digital camera for my 12th birthday (I think) and right away I started taking pictures of flowers and animals and everything nature.  There was something about experiencing a great moment and being able to save it that felt so rewarding to me.  As the years progressed I started to appreciate taking pictures of people as well.  I get the most enjoyment out of simply taking my iPhone in my backyard and playing around with the different angles and lightings.  It’s always been so much fun for me to bring out the natural beauty of a photo by simply enhancing the contrast and exposure or toning down the lighting.

Fact 4: I’m homeschooled.  Generally right after I explain that to most people they get a sudden concern thinking I can’t play sports or I don’t have any friends, which is pretty silly in my opinion.  I have a co-op that I attend every Monday where I have made some of my closest friends and I get assigned a weeks worth of homework that I do Tuesday-Friday.  Now for the sports, I’ve never really taken any interest in sports.  I play volleyball with one of my friends sometimes, and I also enjoy running.  It’s almost like a stress relief for me after a long day, and having two younger brothers I’ve had my share of competitive baseball and football, but music has always been where my heart truly lies.  I had always loved singing, ever since I was a little kid.  When I was 4 yrs old I would stand on this raised garden we had in our backyard and I would throw performances for my family.  I still wonder today how they suffered through those mini concerts!  About two years ago I learned how to play the guitar with the help of my Aunt and Uncle, and I also self-taught myself the Ukulele.  I currently am writing my own music and recording covers that I upload on my sound cloud, which I’ll link below.  Overall, I feel like being homeschooled has allowed me to really find and develop my true interests and hobbies as well as having the privilege to attend a co-op where God has placed many amazing people in my life.

Fact 5: I love fashion.  Now this is kind of a funny one for me because it hasn’t always been that way. When I look back at old pictures of myself up until the age of ten, I had absolutely no sense of style whatsoever (that goes for my hair as well.)  I couldn’t have cared less how I looked when I walked out the door.  I would throw on anything that worked at the moment without even the thinking about the color or style aspect of anything. Then over the years I started to develop more of an appreciation I guess you could say for clothing.  The same goes for makeup as well.  When I first started wearing makeup I threw on eyeshadow with no primer, mascara without curling my eyelashes, powder with no concealer and worst of all, an overload of blush.  However, in the last couple of years my skills have dramatically improved.  Now I love playing around with makeup and clothes don’t get me wrong, but I also love seeing how natural I can make the makeup look, or how casual I can make my outfit with it still being cute and like the best of us I have many days where I settle on an oversized t-shirt with athletic shorts.  As much as I love experimenting with new highlighters or eyeshadow palettes I also try to set aside at least 2-3 days a week where I don’t wear any makeup at all.  I feel like that not only is better for my skin but it also lets me embrace who I really am without any makeup.

Well, that’s it for this post! Let me know if any of you want me to make a “part two” to this (I’m sure I could think of plenty of other interesting facts) and also give me any blog suggestions you might have.

 

Thanks for reading!

Hannah

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hannah_leighhh

 

 

 

A Smile Is A Curve That Sets Everything Straight

Before you completely judge this blog post by however “weird” or “cheesy” the title may sound, think about it,  “a smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”  Believe it or not I was drinking a cup of coffee, in a mug that happened to have this quote on it.

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At the time I didn’t think much of it, but then as the day progressed the words really started to sink in.  Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in whatever we may be dealing with or going through, we simply forget power of the littlest yet most powerful gesture.  The smile.

Living in whatever our problems or circumstances may be is always going to be the easy way out of anything, but challenging yourself to take the harder route, counting all your blessings, thanking God for the things that are okay, and overcoming the frustration and feelings is always going to give you a more positive outcome.

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So I challenge you with whatever you might have going on in your life at the moment to brighten someone’s day and hopefully your own with a smile.

I hope you all enjoyed this short little post and be sure to like this post and subscribe to my blog.  I also am always open to suggestions for future posts!

Thanks for reading!

 

Hannah

 

First Blog Post!

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Hi lovely people!  Well honestly I’m really not sure completely how to start this off so I’ll probably keep it fairly short.  I never really pictured myself the “blog type” of person I guess you could say, but here I am.   My main goal for this blog is to write about the things I love and enjoy and maybe inspire some of you lovely readers.

I haven’t always been into writing either.  I mean obviously like every other little girl out there I’ve kept many “journals” and “diary’s,” it’s only been in the past few years that I’ve started to take journaling seriously.  There’s just something about writing down your thoughts and how you feel that seems really therapeutic to me.  It relieves stress and at the same time is very relaxing.  I could literally go on all day about the feeling of curling up on the couch with a fluffy blanket, a hot cup of tea and a pen and paper.

A few of the things you might hear me mention a few times are my love for pictures, music, long walks, dogs, tea, the country, coffee and most importantly my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I guess that concludes for my first post, but I would love to hear some suggestions and thoughts on what you all want to hear about for my next post.

 

Thanks for reading!

Hannah