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Last updated on Mar 23, 2013

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In Search of A Quieter Life

"A Quieter Life" is an ideal I have held for a number of years now, and it comes to mean something new to me all the time.

At first, I just wanted my life to be less complicated, easier, uncluttered. From that desire, I changed the food that I ate, and then the way I spent my time, and then the things that I found to be important, and then what I wanted to do with my life, and then all the other adjustments that eventually added up to everything. And through it all, through this ongoing period of radical change, I found that I was not searching for ease or outright simplicity. What I really wanted was just a quieter life - to feel, at least in some way, that I had found my own stillness in the world.

It wasn't until I moved from Florida to Pennsylvania that I knew what I meant. I walked under these enormous trees, the likes of which I had never seen, and suddenly, I had not only found that ideal, I could hold it in my hands and feel it beneath my feet and breathe it in the mountain air and capture it in my photographs like fireflies in a Mason jar.

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  • Megan

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator

    Besides my photography and the hiking that goes hand-in-hand with it, I spend a lot of time reading, cooking, knitting, and nosing around thrift stores. I'm so glad to finally be a real part of this amazing community of crafty, talented people.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 5, 2012
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Please take a moment and read the policies below. If you have any questions at all, please send me a message. I will likely answer within a few hours, if not sooner. Thank you!

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I accept PayPal and all major credit cards through Etsy's secure checkout system.

$1 of every purchase will be donated to the National Forest Foundation.

Your prints will be shipped only after full payment has been received. If your payment is not received within 7 full business days of your order, with no email correspondence, your order may be cancelled and the item may be re-listed.
Prints are shipped safely inside reusable moisture-resistant, acid-free envelopes and 100% recycled non-bendable mailers. Absolutely everything is recyclable, and both the mailers and the envelopes will biodegrade in compost or landfills within three months.

Once payment clears, your item will ship within 1-2 business days.

All orders are shipped standard through the USPS, and do not include tracking. If you would like tracking, your print will have to ship priority, and will cost $5.90. If you would prefer a different carrier or a faster delivery, simply send me a message or leave me a note in your order, and I will be more than happy to accommodate you. If you do choose a different carrier or time frame, your shipping costs will correspond with the appropriate rates.

If you purchase more than one print (and up to three), your items will ship together, and you will only be responsible for the shipping costs of one item.

International buyers, please contact me for your shipping rates. I am not responsible for any fees or taxes that may incur with international shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do my best to make sure that you are getting an accurate representation of both the subject matter and the print itself. I do not alter anything beyond lighting in my photos, and it's important to me that it looks the way it did when I took the picture. Additionally, in the framed, in-room views of my prints, I use only natural light and do not alter the image in any way - differences in color, brightness or shading are purely differences in lighting (which changes by the minute in my home), and I provide several in-room views of my prints for this reason.

But, if you are not satisfied with your print, ship it back to me in its original condition as soon as possible and I will gladly refund your purchase price, provided that it is, in fact, in the condition in which you received it. However, as I feel that I provide very accurate representations of my items, I will not pay for return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
All prints are unmatted and unframed. Only the item listed (one 8x10 print) is included in your purchase price unless otherwise specified.

If you would like a different size of a print, please send me a message and we can discuss options and pricing.