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AugustaJoy:living outside the lines
USA
Try to keep up with me as I create, photograph and record my life.
Interests: Crafting, DIY projects, Writing, Photography, Traveling, Design, Social Media, Thrift Shopping, Wild Hair and Laughing often.
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Usually at the end of every blog post I propose a questiong asking about what you are doing to inspire creativity. I phrase in different ways asking about projects, photos or experiences. The other day I realized I failed to acknowledge or ask about what types of music are sparking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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It is Valentines Day. Whooooo. Since DIY projects and fashion are two of my biggest passions I decided to celebrate love by creating something cute to wear. Oh yea, and I also love to be thrifty and since this project was basically free it made my heart beat even faster.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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Despite a lot of random chaos this past week I managed to remain on track with my happiness project. I am actually pretty surprised at how easy it has been to keep my commitment to this goal. For those of you who are late to the party, I decided to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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This week I was faced with two predicaments. Due to a huge sale at Fred Myer a few weeks ago on cereal I have found that I have a lot of full and empty cereal boxes sitting around my apartment. I hate to throw the empty boxes away because they... Continue reading
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It is Sunday, I am at Starbucks, I am happy, you know the drill.... Honestly, I had a lazy week. I spent most nights relaxing with a cup of hot tea, a good book and HBO's Girls. If you haven't seen Girls yet and your a 20 something female you... Continue reading
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This month I have been an official blogger for a year! I started this blog in January 2012 and never looked back. The best part is the number of page views I have recieved: 4,050! When I started this blog I read articles about site traffic and advertising and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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Three weeks into my 365 Happiness Photo Challenge and I have yet to miss a day ( I am patting myself on the back). I haven't found the task of capturing a photo each day to be difficult yet. I am not sure if that speaks volumes about the level... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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I love Modge Podge, but what serious crafter doesn't? The product is nothing short of magic. However buying the brand name product regularly is hard on the pocket. I have been reading articles for months on how to make homemade Modge Podge. I was skeptical but thought it was worth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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It has been over three months since I re-moved across the country and moved into my first studio apartment. At this point I felt pretty confident that I had all the housewares I needed to survive. That is until I went to pull out a vase to showcase a beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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I am usually not one to set insane New Years resolutions. I never keep them so I just save myself from falling short. This year wasn't any different, except I knew I wanted to spend a great deal of time focusing on recognizing the happiness in my life. As I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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I was scrolling through iphoto the other day and I realized that 2012 was a long year. I feel like it went by so fast and for those who know me rather well, you know that it was a year of struggles, self discovery and success. I will never be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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It's officially the rainy season in Portland...making going outside a little less enjoyable. (Honestly I don't mind trotting around town in the rain...and I love falling asleep to the sound of falling rain.) I have been wanting to try my hand at homemade terrariums for some time now, I decided... Continue reading
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A really good friend of mine (Maria!) sent me this list the other day and in return I shared it with another friend and then she shared it and so on. I thought this process was so cool because it reminded me that I am surround by so many amazing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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My friend Sandra and I decided to have an impromptu craft night. I wanted to use the time to make something awesome to decorate my new apartment. At the time I was limited on craft supplies. I was waiting on my giant stash of art goodies to arrive in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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Lately I have been spending all of my free time exploring my new neighborhood! There is so much to see, do and photograph! I am so excited to be sharing photos with you from my new place! Hope you enjoy them! Do not worry there will be plenty more to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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At this current moment am loving tights (all kinds and colors) and over the knee socks! The difference they make to an outfit just blows me away. Since my obsession has been causing me to gain quite the collection of tights and socks I needed an awesome way to display/store... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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So its official! I am now living in Portland OR! I am so pumped about this change! I am excited to be back in the city hitting up all of my favorite spots and starting a new adventure! I am pleased to inform you I am about to embark on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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It is pouring down rain and the perfect day to cuddle up with blankets and a good book. However I have a million and one things to do so that will not be happening. Just wanted to share what is going on in my life besides packing and moving preparations.... Continue reading
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Its Fall!! I love how Fall always brings about changes and new things to become excited about! I am currently swapping out my wardrobe and no longer wearing this..... But instead wearing this... I love going through my closet and finding all kinds of good things I forgot about since... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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Last winter I discovered the photo pictured above on Pinterest. I fell instantly in love with it. There was something magical about it to me. I kept thinking about the photo and it ended up being the inspiration for a photo shoot I did this summer with my friend Maria... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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I love this quote. I stumbled across it while pinning this week and it couldn't be more fitting. I have been working on job applications all week. Writing cover letters is not something I enjoy and I get exhausted quickly writing them. I think I am going to print this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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I have to admit that I am hooked on the television show Pretty Little Liars. Half the excitement for me is tuning in to see what amazing outfits and accessories main character Aria Montgomery(Lucy Hale, pictured above) is wearing each week. Her style is amazing! This past week her necklace... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at Augusta Joy: Living Outside the Lines
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If this isn't motivation to work I don't know what is. Oatmeal and coffee my main food staples. Trying to crank out an insane number of cover letters today. I am struggling with trying to make time for this task with everything else I have going on. It is crazy... Continue reading
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A few weeks back I returned to Portland OR for a week of friends, good beer, vintage and thrift bliss and soul searching. I realized all over again why I fell in love with the city of Portland. So here is a peek into my week and what captured my... Continue reading
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If you visit my blog often you already know my good friend Hannah..if not that is her :) Friday while we were working we saw this girl with small pops of bright color sprinkled through out her hair and we fell in love. I am no stranger to brightly colored... Continue reading