f.a.q.

Here are the answers to a few of the questions I get the most!  Feel free to send me an e-mail if you have more, or hop over to my instagram and send me a dm.
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What kind of camera do you use?

I use a Nikon d5500 with a 35mm f1.8G lens (one of the sharpest, and cheapest lenses out there!  I highly recommend it).  I shot with an entry level Nikon d3100 for many years before that, and strongly believe that you don't need fancy equipment to create great things!

What do you edit your photos with?

I use Lightroom for all of my blog photos, and have my own preset that I tweaked from a VSCO portra 400 preset.  I love how easy Lightroom is to use, and the batch editing option is a lifesaver.  For phone photos, I use VSCO filters (hello A6!) and snapseed for basic tweaks (or honestly just the instagram editing system).  I use the same formula for 99% of my photos, and think it helps create consistency, and is so much easier than having to overthink each photo.

Where did you get that wood table top?

I was lucky enough to stumble upon an old pallet in the back of one of our barns, and I stole it for myself many many years ago.  It's seen many messes, and is slowly acquiring it's own patina, but I still love it.  My only complaint is that it is HEAVY.  

Do you really live on a farm?

Yes!  Well, I grew up on one, and now work there alongside my parents.  Read more about that in my about me section.

What's your favourite thing to bake?

This is actually one of my least favourite questions...ha!  I honestly can't even choose one thing.  I love the beauty of cakes, the deliciousness of pies, and the simplicity of cookies.  So, the answer to this is highly dependent on my mood, as well as what's in season!

Do you eat everything you make?  And how do you stay healthy when running a baking blog?
Yes!  I definitely eat everything I make for the blog, but I definitely don't eat entire cakes by myself.  I share my food with my family, friends, friends of friends, etc.  I keep a ton of it in the freezer too, and then always have a good selection of treats onhand no matter the situation!
As for staying healthy, I believe that moderation is key in all aspects of life.  I don't believe in depriving myself of treats, since that has led to bingeing and major guilt in the past.  I eat healthy 80% of the time, indulge occasionally, and also keep active.  My work on the farm means that I move my body a lot!  And I weightlift 5x a week, and throw in cardio once or twice a week as well.  Find something you enjoy, and what works for you in a sustainable way.  I find the gym so important for my stress levels, it keeps my body healthy, and I never feel guilty when I eat cake!

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