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A Stormy Shoot

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It’s time for a little throwback Thursday. A few months back, I had the honor of doing a maternity shoot for my lovely friend and now Mama, Michelle. It was a stormy day, the clouds were rolling in and as I drove up north, it started to rain. But as we drove up to the place we planned to shoot, it stopped raining. As I clicked away the camera, the cloudy, gray atmosphere made the shoot. The barn and the brick, the tall grasses and the little bump turned into the most beautiful collection of photos. Michelle was the loveliest while pregnant and now I can’t wait to photograph her sweet bundle of joy, Theodor.

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Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Chic to Chic Blog | Maternity | Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com

Thank you, Michelle for being my beautiful friend and for allowing me to apart of your incredible journey. I am so proud of you and can’t wait to see you become the amazing mommy you were meant to be.

 

Happy Thursday, Friends!

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City Dwellers, Design

Urban Details, Captured.

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Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

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Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Urban Details Aubrey Hubbell Design | adesigncollection.com | Chic to Chic Blog | www.chictochicblog.wordpress.com

Every morning I wake up, my favorite place to go is to the window. Remember that window next to my favorite chair? That view does things to my heart. In fact all cities do that to me. The reflections of the rising sun off the skyscraper’s windows, driving into the city with the beautiful skyline on display and the lights – oh those lights. Walking through the city almost makes my legs wobble. Each city street has a look about it and those looks, they’re made up of details. And just the other day, I decided to capture a few.

Happy Monday, Friends!

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Taking on New Design Challenges

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This year brings with it many new challenges. One I’m most ecstatic about is the design side of things.

Firstly, I’m excited to announce my freelance design business is now official. I’m officially the owner of Aubrey Hubbell Design, LLC. With this brings the excitement of new clients and opportunities to build my student portfolio. I’ve been so blessed to work with so many great businesses so far.

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And in building my portfolio, the second challenge is researching potential internships and jobs here in Denver. I have my eye on a few studios and firms, but in the mean time, I am having fun attending networking events for creatives and the like. I’ve truly met some incredible people and enjoyed getting to know like-minded individuals.

In building my freelance business and portfolio, I’ve really found my passion – graphic design. With my college program, we study digital design in every facet. It’s been a delight to dive into so many different fields of design, 3D animation, video editing as well as graphic design and branding. But through that exploration, I’ve discovered how much graphic design intrigues me. Being a major element in a business’ branding is a wonderful thing to be apart of.

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Finally, everyone knows I love a good challenge, but this one – this is a whole new ball game. It’s a little scary to take this next step. Excited as I might be, having my designs viewed by potential employers is a bit daunting. Still new to the field, I’m working on not comparing and being confident in my work. It’s a hard thing to do.

Have any of you experienced this similar time of change? – the process of going from college student to being thrown in the professional world? Working in high school and college is one thing, but the real world – I’m a little scared. Any tips for finding internships, jobs or overall opportunities to meet young professionals? It’s a new year and I’m ready to take the challenge.

I’d love to hear about your experience transitioning into the real world?

Happy Friday, Friends! Can’t wait to hear your advice!

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Love Yourself Link Up: Do What You Love

Today I am writing as part of the Love Yourself Linkup – an ongoing blog series that focuses on topics like self image and body image. A community of women post their thoughts on these topics and tell stories of personal experiences.We’ll share what inspired us, challenged us and more! Learn more about the Love Yourself Linkup at Anne the Adventurer. If you have a story to share too, join the conversation by writing and clicking to enter below!

 

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We’ve all heard the sayings – “Do What You Love”, “If you love what you do, then you’ll never work a day in your life!” …and the list goes on. But have you ever really thought about it? Have you sat and considered the fact that you really do have the opportunity in this life to find something you’re truly passionate about and run after it? What a wonderful way to spend your time everyday, loving every second of it. Okay, maybe not every second, because let’s face it, anything we want, takes work. It’s not all roses and sunshine, but at the end of the day when you feel you’ve accomplished something and your proud of it, you feel you’ve touched someone in a special way or really feel as if you’ve made a difference, isn’t that love? As a college student, I’m always pondering those statements up there. I’m slowly learning what I’m good at and gathering a few ideas up as to how I can use my talents and things to do something I’m passionate about and really love. Love is passion. Love wakes you up in the morning. Love is what I do. If you love what you do, you love who you are.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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The Habit of Being Grateful

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Well hello, friends! Fall has sure fallen upon us in the last few weeks and along with Fall comes a feeling of Thanksgiving. Of course we should be thankful and grateful every part of the year, but it’s a special reminder around this time. As the air gets cooler and the evenings darken sooner, I think to myself how truly grateful I am for everything I have and for everything that surrounds me. Not just the physical, but the love, the comfort, the belonging. Having a beautiful home to come to, a loving husband and a refrigerator filled with food. It’s the little things too, like a postcard in the mail, a phone call in the middle of the day and finding a quote that expresses exactly how you feel.

Little and big, we all have so much to be grateful for. In a world consumed by the superficial, it’s good to dwell on being grateful for the things we can’t touch or express. Feelings and desires, faith and expectations. These are all things to be grateful. So as the leaves start to change and the evening grow cooler, cultivate the habit of being grateful.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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Love Yourself Link Up: It Doesn’t Get Easier

Today I am writing as part of the Love Yourself Linkup – an ongoing blog series that focuses on topics like self image and body image. A community of women post their thoughts on these topics and tell stories of personal experiences.We’ll share what inspired us, challenged us and more! Learn more about the Love Yourself Linkup at Anne the Adventurer. If you have a story to share too, join the conversation by writing and clicking to enter below!

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Sometimes life takes over and leaves you without a minute to spare, but like everything, we evolve and learn to work with the seconds we are left with during the day. We get better at taking advantage of the quiet moments of the early morning to do a little clean up or stay up a little later to read a page of your newest read. Lately, I’ve been going to bed later and waking up earlier. I’m slowly transitioning into the morning person that existed before the snooze button was discovered sometime in my middle school years. It feels good to be able to figure out how to use these 24 hours in a less stressful way. I may have a million things to do and some may get done late, but I bring myself to awareness and realize, it’s not going to completely change my life for the worse if it’s a few minutes late or I have to finish it in the morning. When there are so many things going on, it’s easy to get caught up in them, feel stressed and feel as if nothing is getting done, but perspective is a wonderful thing and planning is even better. I wake up in the morning, write  a list of things I have to do and then separate those things into parts of the day. Sitting here in this moment, I make myself focus and get at least one thing from my list done. Once it’s done, I take a break, grab a cup of tea, put a pretty dress on and sit right back down to work on another project. It works! I feel less stressed, more productive and Miss Visual over here sees items disappear from the to do lists before my very eyes. Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed by life and all of the projects going on? How do you cope? Do you like lists? How do handle it? I’m trying over here and feeling better and better everyday, but I always love to hear more ideas on coping with a busy schedule!

I hope today encourages you in showing that you are not alone with your overwhelming schedule and ever expanding to do lists. It’s a struggle, but just remember, it doesn’t get easier, you just get better. We all have to learn to manage our time and do our very best at everything we can!

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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Life in Between Goals

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Busy busy.. that’s what life has been for this gal over here. Do you ever feel like days pass faster than you can keep up? That’s how it’s been lately. Sometimes it feels as if you’re constantly just trying to keep up with goals and commitments. Some fall through and others take precedent. Trying not to be too hard on yourself for those things that fall through isn’t the easiest, but there are only so many hours in the day. We can only do so much to keep up and then when life settles down and you can take a deep breath, work on those goals and don’t give up.

This little blog of mine became a place to express my thoughts, share my ideas and encourage others a little over a year ago. It’s been a wonderful opportunity to practice my writing skills, push myself to explore and has even brought me a few incredible new friends. But sometimes life gets busy and I’m not able to post every day of the week and I feel guilty. Then I remember, this life is meant to be lived and enjoyed and this blog is a reflection of that. In order to write about life and the exciting and even busyness it has to offer, I have to live it and enjoy it!

I love reading your comments and writing for you, but if you’ll be patient with me as I enjoy every moment of this crazy life, I’ll work on giving you the best of me through writing and sharing. I don’t want to just do a post to do it, I want it to encourage you, inspire you and give you a little insight into this little City Dweller’s life. So in between the craziness, I’ll be working on giving you my best through this blog in a way that keeps you inspired, whether it’s daily or weekly.
Until next time, whether that’s tomorrow or next week, thank you so much for reading and for all of your sweet comments. Each one encourages me to keep Chic to Chic going. I do it for myself, but I do it for my readers too. In the mean time, I’d love to hear your thoughts about Chic to Chic. How long have you been reading? What are your favorite topics to read about? Any questions you have about me? I’d love to hear more from you! Go ahead, leave a comment!

 

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

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