twenty three

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photos of me taken by James / all others taken by me

Not only do I turn twenty three today but it is also my official one year blog anniversary. *happy dance!* Exactly one year ago today I posted

this

on A Cup of Subtle Tea and began a blogging journey that has expanded who I am in so many wonderful ways. I can't say thank you enough to James for the amazing last year we've had (and that ridiculously sweet note that made me cry at work this morning) and how excited I am for the many years, birthdays, and anniversaries we will share together.

For these photos I decided to try out a super fun photography trick (called

free-lensing

) when taking pictures of my birthday cupcakes. It is really neat and I can't wait to practice and use it on pretty much everything!

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In other news...

- Did you know that I am giving away a

free custom blog design

over on

Coming Unstitched

during Sarah's blogiversary party?! Crazy right....? Well it's true and there is only

one day left to enter.

Click here

to go enter to win!

- This weekend James and I will be going on a road trip to Buffalo, NY for his cousin's wedding. I am taking a three-day weekend and I can't wait. Good times, good eats, and good peeps. I'm sure I'll have A TON of pictures to share when I get back.

- James and I are working on a new series for the blog. (His idea... can you believe it?) which is both very exciting and very nerve-racking. It won't be long before I can start sharing it with you.

Other than that we are just prepping for James' parents to come back with us from Buffalo for a week or so. I wonder how many houses they will see us live in if they come visit once a year. They've already missed one house since the last time they visited (yes we move THAT much). Fingers crossed that March will be the last move for a minute or two because we really want a puppy for our anniversary.

Check back this weekend for my 23 before 24 list. I'm very excited for this year's goal and how the next year will shape and change this list.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

xoxohannah