A Steller Story – A day at the Pumpkin Patch

stellerstory-pumpkinpatchFor those of you don’t know, Steller is this amazing new app (well, I don’t know how new it is, but I just recently discovered it) that allows you to create stories from your pictures. The possibilities of what you can create are endless! You can post recipes, trips, really anything that has a central theme. For the first time pictures aren’t interpreted by other people, they’re interpreted by you based on the story you tell. It’s so fun! If you don’t have it already, you should definitely get it! You can download it for free on the Apple app store!

My friend Sarah and I recently went to a pumpkin patch to get some pumpkins (not that we don’t have enough already) and to experience more of the fall season! There’s a reason I wanted to go to this particular patch. The pumpkin patch is nestled in the Hocking Hills of Southeastern Ohio, the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. I always love an excuse to drive down route 33 in the fall when the leaves are changing!

Steller liked the story so much, they republished the story into one of their collections! So, I wanted to share it with you all as well. You can download the app and look for adele_hall if you don’t have it already, or you can view it here!

I’m so excited that Steller took such an interest in my story!

As I mentioned in my previous post, my friend Sarah and I are joining forces to start our blogging business! Though the project is in its infancy right now, I will be posting less on here and more on our blog. Once we get that up, I will redirect you there!

I will try to post something on here within a few days, but it might be on the new site so stay tuned!



Slow Living {In the Kitchen}

Ahh, finally back to the blog. So sorry I’ve been gone, friends. I’ve been pretty busy and preoccupied with other projects! My friend Sarah and I have decided to start a business. Not really sure what it will look like yet, but it will be centered around the idea of living simply – Hey! That’s what my blog is about! More than living simply for ourselves, we want to show others what it looks like and how they too can live a life more in tune with their surroundings. One way to do this is to hold small, intimate gatherings; enjoying company and conversation, and teaching the art of simplicity.

I figured I would show you what I’ve been doing lately. I’ve been into food photography from what I’ve been baking and cooking. There is something so personal about the food we eat. It is our daily sustenance; without it, we die. But in this day and age, we have lost touch with our food. When we grow our food, harvest it, prepare it, and eat it, we have a personal connection and a knowledge of where that food came from. Food photography is about showing the beauty of being in our kitchen, of slow living, and all the messes and imperfections that come along with it. In other words, it’s life.

{Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza}


{Pumpkin Pie}


{Apple Galette}



{Morning Cast-Iron Baked Eggs}