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Free Christmas Music!

I just had to share some FREE CHRISTMAS MUSIC that I found on Amazon!

Some of these are only available for a limited time, so be sure to go download them soon! And really, they’re FREE! Go download them and listen to see if you like them later, just don’t miss these deals!

Here are some of my favorites:

Group1Crew – O Holy Night:

O Holy Night

Big Daddy Weave – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel:

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Mark Smeby – Mary, Did You Know?

Mary, Did You Know?

For King & Country – Angels We Have Heard On High:

Angels We Have Heard On High

(This ^^ is possibly my all time favorite version of this song!)

Maddy Prior, The Carnival Band – Ding Dong Merrily On High:

Ding Dong Merrily on High (French 16th century)

(The bells ^^ can get annoying in this one)

Straight No Chaser – Nutcracker:

Nutcracker

11 Acorn Lane – Deck the Halls:

Deck The Halls

The Citizens – Joy to the World:

Joy to the World

Hope you enjoy these Christmas songs as much as I have!

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$20 Off Mixbook!

Mixbook is by far my favorite online photo book site!

(the three books I have ordered from them)

It is so easy to use and when they have deals like these it is a really great deal! Want to try it out? You can make a digital book for free and pay to have it printed later, if you’re not crazy about it, don’t print it! Simple as that!

I have ordered three books from them and the service was great! The online chat was super helpful, books were beautiful, great customization, prices great, and printing/delivery fast!

If you use the link below you will get $20 off your first purchase! AND you will be helping me earn store credits too!

$20 OFF!

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The First Wedding 2012

In 2012 I had the pleasure of shooting my first wedding ever, my cousin’s wedding!!!

Click here to see the pictures!

All images © Emily Hekking 2013
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Birthday Freebies 2013!!!

I got free stuff for my birthday!!!

Click here for a rundown of all the stuff that I got

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Hair Cut!

Yes, I did it!!!

I got my mom to cut my hair for me, and I love it!!!

Ok, it’s been like this for a few weeks… what can I say, I don’t blog as much as I used too!;)

Even though it’s been a while, it still feels new and wonderful! I LOVE it!!!

I had a hard time deciding to get it cut, but thinking about it for a loooong time and looking at lots of pictures really helped me decide. These are a few or the pictures that convinced me to get it cut:

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Project 365: My Photography Journey

This is a personal photography challenge that I want to start next week. I read about it in Digital Photo Magazine, it’s called Project 365. Most photographers start on the first day of the year and take one picture a day throughout the entire year. Why do I want to do this? I want to improve my photography skills by using them every day, and I want to learn how to observe the beautiful little things all around me.

My goal is to take one photo every day, and then post a few of each week’s photos on every Friday.

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My Camera Bag

I wanted to type this up to share one of God’s most recent bits of awesomeness in my life.

I ordered a new camera bag to fit my new Canon 60D camera right around the time that I ordered the camera. It seemed like it took forever to get here! When the bag finally arrived I pulled it out of the box and cringed, it was huge! The main reason that I chose this bag was because of the removable insert that I could put in other bags… apparently the “mini” size that I selected did not have this feature. *Sigh* We returned it, and the search for just an insert began. After looking for about a week (a loooong week) I finally found the perfect insert… so I thought. It arrived and was at least two inches longer than the description said! There was no way it was going to fit in any of my purses or bags.

At this point I was getting frantic. We had to leave on a big trip in about a week… at the end of which I was going to take the photos for my cousins wedding. I had my old camera bag but it was way too small for my new DSLR, when I tried to fit the new camera in it I couldn’t even get it half way in! I searched the internet for what seemed like hours for anything that would protect my gear. Imagine a teary eyed girl staring at a monitor with quivering lips sighing every five minutes… it was pretty pathetic. During this whole time I kept absently praying “please help me, please help me find something…” but I was still really worrying about it and trying to fix the problem myself.

Finally I gave up and started sobbing on my bed. Yes, I was crying over a bag… or my lack of bag. I needed a bag if I was going to take my camera. Then I started to  pray and trust. I had done all I could think of, and nothing was working. I finally gave my worries to God and decided to trust Him.

I don’t really remember what I was thinking, but I got up and brought out my old camera bag. I started to empty it out, the whole time saying to myself “I already tried this right? The camera doesn’t even fit in the opening! There is no way I can use this.” Finally it was totally empty and I put my camera in it… I put my camera in it. Down in the bag, with the flap closed over it… it FIT! I think my jaw dropped to the floor, but I’m not sure. I opened and closed the flap three or four times, it FIT! Emptying all of the pockets did the trick.

So, once again God proved how amazing He is… and also reminded me that His plans are better than my own, even in the little things. Makes you trust Him more with the bigger things in life. :wink:

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