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WELCOMEMy name is Bekuh Browning and I'm a lifelong creative type, adventurer, and dreamer. Secondhand Sundays is a place where I collect my passions and share them with you through snippets of daily life, travel, inspiration, and DIY. I hope you enjoy your visit, and leave feeling inspired to live your life a little more fully today.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
From time to time I get readers emailing me with a wide range of questions, here are a few of the most frequently asked. You can also read past Q&As for more.
What do you do for a living? I am currently the Community Coordinator for BHLDN, the bridal sister company of Anthropologie. You can read more about what I do there here.
Your name is spelt funny, what's up with that? There’s a story there, found here.
Why did you start Secondhand Sundays? I started blogging in my senior year of college as a way to catalog things that inspired me online (like Pinterest before it existed). It evolved sometime in the summer of 2011 to include more personal images, daily life, and the creative projects involved in planning a wedding. It was then that I recognized the value of blogging as a way to not only stay connected with loved ones living far away, but also connect with new people across the global. I love meeting people I would have never had the opportunity to interact with otherwise, and finding out that we have similar interests and values. The blogging community has been so positive and uplifting, and I'm constantly inspired by the people I meet.
You were recently married, do you have any pictures of your big day we can see? I've done a couple of series on our wedding pictures found here.
What's your husband's name, and what does he do for a living? My husband's name is Ryan, and you'll often see him around here because we love doing things together! Ryan currently works at a coffee shop by day, and freelances as an audio engineer by night. You can learn more about him here.
Do you and Ryan want to have children? That's a tricky question, but the answer is currently no. We love the idea of children and think parents are awesome, but we feel parenthood is something you have to be fully committed to before taking the leap, and we're just not there yet. Our creative ambitions outweigh our need to start a family. We are the proud parents of a doggy named Nellie, and she has us wrapped around her little paw.
Where are you from? I like to say I'm like the best iced tea, half and half. I am originally from Ohio and consider the north my roots but Virginia and the south are where I'm from today. I'm proud of both my hometowns. We currently live in Philadelphia, PA.
What's your favorite part of the day? My favorite part of the day is the moment when Ryan walks through the door after work. It is that magic moment when I look in his eyes and remember why I married my best friend, because with him I know I am safe to be myself no matter what that looks like.
You seem to have a really great eye for thrifted vintage items. What are your vintage shopping secrets? I wrote a guest post featuring my favorite thrifting tricks and tips here.
Where do you shop? I consider my style very eclectic; mixing both secondhand clothing, and new pieces in my everyday wardrobe. I love Anthropologie, H&M, Zara, Ace & Jig, and JCrew.
What camera do you use? I currently own a Canon EOS Rebel T3i EF-S 18-55mm. Though I don't have any fancy lenses, or flashes I have learned a trick or two about diffusing lighting and adjusting focus thanks to the internet. Check out my photo tips Pinterest board for resources, and this e-course by Arrow&Apple on lighting. I highly recommend the class for beginners!
What software do you use? I use Photoshop for all of my photo editing.
What techniques do you use to edit your photos? I use a wide variety of techniques when editing my photos, and plan on writing a more in-depth post on this soon. My typical editing process involves using both actions and curves in Photoshop. I find curves the easiest and most effective way to edit my photos. I love using Julia Trotti's curve sets on my photos, and have made several of my own as well.