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on the cutting room floor

Monday, March 28, 2016

On the cutting room floor is a series that was started with the sole purpose of sharing photos that didn't necessarily warrant a whole post but didn't deserved to just be buried in my photo archives.


At the beginning of the year I made a goal to send out 150 pieces of mail and in the beginning of March I hit that goal! Wahooo! I'm at a 184 pieces sent out right now! I was not expecting to do that so soon. I'm slowly but surely working my way through my pile of incoming mail. I'm really happy with how it's going so far. I'm connecting with lots of new people! Sitting in bed, or in my living room with a stack of postcards is easily becoming one of my favorite pastimes. I've wanted to turn it into a blog series, sharing whats incoming and what I'm sending out, like this post, but I'm still trying to find the perfect way to photograph everything without sharing addresses or details.

first two are outgoing mail, directly above is incoming mail.

After one million years of talking about how cool those color drip candles looked I finally bought two of them. They were soooo pretty! I wish there was something similar but in regular candle form since tall candles make me nervous but that was totally worth it to watch it drip. Also, rose lemonade? Do yourself a favor and try some!


For a while now my taste buds have been changing. I like basically any food I try and I'm down to try just about anything. This is a big deal coming from a former picky eater. The one thing I wanted to like but didn't? Coffee. I liked basically every other coffee drink except coffee itself. It wasn't the flavor, it was the texture. It's like it's too watery. I prefer thicker, milkier drinks. I was explaining this to Jeff's sister who was like "Oh, I totally get that. It's the only reason I use creamer." For some dumb reason I guess I never thought of creamer making that difference.

Sooo I am now a bonafide coffee addict. I've been trying as many different flavors as I can get my hands on. My favorite so far has been the donut shop's vanilla cream puff.


Since I all of a sudden enjoy long walks, and want to geocache constantly Jeff and I have been getting out literally every chance we get. It's been really really great. We recently hiked down to check out this tunnel which in the past I can guarantee I would have complained about and it was a ton of fun. I picked ferns and tiny flowers along the way to press in my notebook.


I got two new books of my photos from chatbooks! Back in July I ordered one of all my road trip photos. I liked it so much I decided to sign up for the instagram series. It's 60 photos from your instagram account that you can edit to your heart’s content: exclude photos, edit captions, and move things around or you can just get them printed as it. I love love love seeing my photos printed! PS. Don't forget if you use code "theda146" you can get your first book free when you subscribe to your Instagram Series.


A massive abandoned cement factory along the lake. Not necessarily worthy of too many photos but a fun adventure none the less and I'm happy to check it off the list. Can I also just say that I love love love hanging out with these three dudes? I have so much fun with Jeff, Jake, and Jason. I am very happy they're in my life.


And of course, here's a pretty sunset because there ain't nothing better! Happy Monday!
 xoxo


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  1. I love the series! Such a good way to share good pictures!
    Let me ask you, is there a chance for a post about the way you organize and edit your digital photography? I'm trying but its just too hard!

    xo
    A.

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    1. Probably not because mine are a MESS. I'm always thinking to myself "I should really organize these" but never do. I just have them in folders for each month but it's pretty out of hand.

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  2. I love these posts, and those photos of the postcards are perfect :) I need to send you one soon, I've been meaning to!

    Also, guess what I accidentally stumbled upon for the first time ever....a Geocache! We went for a hike yesterday and I came around the other side of a tree and there it was nestled inside behind a few logs that were concealing most of it. It was so cool! I immediately went home and created an account.

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    1. I was just scrolling through filed papers and saw your address from when you bought a pouch and thought "I should send her a postcard!" but wasn't sure if you had the same address.

      Hah! That's awesome! It's soooo much fun.

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  3. Is the texture of coffee and tea that different or do you add milk to tea also? I'm not a coffee drinker so I'm just curious ;)

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    1. I think it's because my taste buds are used to coffee flavored drinks being a little bit thicker so in contract coffee tasted watery.

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  4. I'VE HAD THAT ROSE LEMONADE. It's stupid good.
    I'm so jealous of your adventures.

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    1. Right!? I just love fancy pop so much!

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  5. Green Mountain's Brown Sugar Crumble Donut is the bomb diggity if you're looking for some new coffee flavors to try

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  6. Ohmygosh, welcome to coffee! If you like thicker coffee, Turkish coffee is boiled and a little gritty and super amazing. Not sure where to get it on this side of the pond, but yum. I've been obsessed with pour-over coffee lately, too - it's quick to make cup-by-cup and it takes out the acidic taste. :)

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    1. Thank you, I'll look more into both of those things! Right now I just have a Keurig but I'm definitely interested in trying different methods of making it since I'm going to assume Keurig is only one step above "instant coffee" :P

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  7. Beautiful! I love posts like these. These "I want to share but nothing in particular" things.

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  8. I love these little smorgasbords of photos! (and I may or may not have squealed with delight at the incoming mail photo!) :D

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  9. Oh my gosh -- that tunnel that you posted? I grew up in Bedford, OH and would swear that's the aqueduct over Tinker's Creek...

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  10. I have those candles! I use them for my pysanky classes (ukrainian eggs designing). If you love embroidery, colors and patterns, there's a damn good chance that'll be a new hobby for you. if you have any questions about it feel free to message me.

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    1. Oh wow! Those are crazy! What an interesting hobby!

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  11. Your incoming mail is so pretty! I love the bee's knees one. Seeing them all laid out like that makes me miss my wall of art.

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