Redheads, this post is for you and your lips. I’m talking lipstick for us gingers. I’ll be honest here. I wasn’t brave enough to wear bold lip colors until about two years ago. There’s something about getting older that made me go, “Screw it. Take a risk. You only live once.” I want to end […]


The last two weeks have been rough. More than rough. Emotionally draining. Grieving. The second I think my heart could take no more, I read yet another devastating headline. I don’t watch the news. I know for my own emotional health, I can’t. I’m equal parts insanely sensitive and fearful. I can’t have it on […]


  • Emily Heizer Photography - When we stop living they win.

    But I get it. Turkey is at the top of my travel list. And I hesitated.

    But when we stop living, their tactics work.

    So no.

    I won’t stop traveling or doing the things I love because then we allow it to affect us.


    Grief comes in ways and effects people in different ways.

    I’ve sobbed for weeks over my cat that passed.

    I barely cried about a family member who also passed this month.

    I like the quote, “Grief is like a warm pillow we can share.” We can lay here in our grief together, and connect over it.

    I don’t write enough about my personal life. I used to. Not so much these days. It hurts too much. Does anyone want to read about 5 or 6 years of pain? Probably not. Or maybe they do.

    Grief is like a warm pillow.ReplyCancel

    • hannah_bunker - \”When we stop living, they win.\” YES! Thank you for sharing your heart. I love that quote, \”Grief is a like a warm pillow\” It\’s adds sweetness to the sadness. I\’m very sorry about your cat. It\’s so hard when our best furry friends pass because they become a part of us and just sit with us in those moments no one else sees but them. I\’m feeling for you. ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra - Thank you for blogging so openly about this. It takes a lot of bravery to open up your thoughts so that other people can read them. Many more people with anxiety, like me, will read this and have a lot of admiration for your honesty.ReplyCancel

A couple of weeks ago I set up some simple lighting in our playroom and recruited Aaron to take a few quick snaps of me. I needed a headshot to put on some business cards to hand out at a conference I was going to. As you can see, the picture turned out fairly decent. Here’s this […]


  • Kristan Kremer - I love that you included the zoomed out shot. Very cool biz cards! You might notice that I just stalked you all over the internet, but I promise I’m not creepy. Just a mom still up and on the computer at 2 AM, and happened to find your stuff. Just wanted to say I love what you’re doing. xoxoReplyCancel

    • hannah_bunker - I totally get being on the computer at 2am. There many times. Thanks for checking out my internet stuff and for the fist bumps! ReplyCancel

The playroom has been an ever-evolving space since we moved into our house over five years ago. When we were kid-less, it was the room that just stored our extra couch and ancient tube TV. Then, once the kids came home, it all happened so fast that it was just a blank space that housed […]


  • Katelynne - Not going to lie, when I saw the clip before clicking in I squealed “MAKEOVERRRR”.

    Lovely post.ReplyCancel

This starts out sad, but I’ve always had a knack for seeing the humor in things. I have a confession. I’ve been filming my journey with pulsatile tinnitus (PT) – doctors appointments, video diaries, phone calls with doctors offices, etc – because I want to make a movie someday about my PT and the emotional […]


  • Becki Guillory - Hannah,
    I’m sorry you weren’t able to see the doctor. I understand the frustration, sadness, and hopeless feeling when you can’t move forward and get well. I saw nine doctors before I was diagnosed with endometriosis, and two visits to the ER. One of which they thought I was just there to try to get pain medicine. The last doc I saw, told me I was depressed. Duh, I can barely function and nobody can help me! I cried all the way home from that appointment. My husband finally suggested a doctor he had heard about. I did NOT want to see him, because I was fed up. I did finally go, and my whole life changed! I was diagnosed and treated by a great doc who thinks outside of the box. I still see him now, and I thank God for him! I am praying that you will find the help that you need! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Madeira - TO BE CONTINUED!? I’m in such suspense!
    This video made me both laugh and cry in the space of 5 minutes.ReplyCancel

Disclaimer: I received a free month of swim lessons from SafeSplash in exchange for writing a review. All opinions are my own. We have two kids, one who LOVES the water and one who HATES the water. If you watch the video below, you’ll figure out quickly which is which. Aaron and I have wanted to […]


I’m turning 30 in six months and I’m only freaking out just a little bit. Enough to make a video about it. I decided in order to enjoy saying goodbye to my twenties, I wanted to make a list of goals try and make them happen before I turn 30. You can watch my list and […]


  • Sam Smethurst - I’d absolutely love to skydive. I’d love some updates as you go about these and if you actually succeed some, it’d be great to see you revisit it!

    Sammy xo.


  • Kasey - Quite the list!

    My only goal before my next birthday (in June) is to have the first draft of my dissertation completed. ReplyCancel