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Safe & Sound

Heyo, just a quick note to say I am back from my epic travels. We began in Portugal; then hopped down to Africa to see Mozambique; drove through South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia, and Botswana; then bussed and trained through Zimbabwe, Zambia, and...

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Peru’s Mending Kit

Peru’s Mending Kit

Soooo long ago I mentioned how I owed a post about this bag I made - one I was very proud of! - for my last trip to Peru.  I used the Mending Kit pattern from Michelle patterns and made a few changes here and there to suit my needs. These photos came from after...

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I’m back!

I’m back!

I know my blog has been quiet for weeks - nay, months - now, but I am back home (at least for now). My anthropology project was awesome, and I'll pop over a little note on that blog sometime. So, what crafty news do I have to share? Well, first up, my Heart Mouse...

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Another trip south

Another trip south

I have been crafting a quilt for my nephew (he is graduating high school already!), which you will see if it does not shame me by the time I am finished since it is the first non-rag quilt, and it is quite large, and I made up the pattern myself, and, and, and......

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backpacking Peru 2015

backpacking Peru 2015

Hola! So, my world-touring brother lost his gear and "hired" me as a courier to bring him replacements. He didn't have the decency to lose his stuff somewhere I hadn't been to before, but that was quite alright because I loved Peru the first time and I was quite...

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Peru, again!

Just a quick note that I will be joining my brother in Peru for 20 days. I leave on Thursday. I am both excited and apprehensive of what he has in store for me. See, some of his gear is lost and it is quicker to fly me in with replacements than going through customs...

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Scrapping Peru

Scrapping Peru

Not only did I finish my pillow, but I finally, finally, finally tackled the scrapbook layout from my Peru fieldschool that has been sitting in a closet for literally years (I mean, the trip alone was in 2007!!). These pages are from my excursion to the Museo de la...

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Scrap: Chicago

Scrap: Chicago

My brother and his friend Jessica visited me once upon a time in 2004. They wanted to see Chicago and my brother had a great deal at the Crowne Plaza because at the time he was working at a sister hotel. Jessica was also able to pull some strings at some of the...

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Scrap: Vegas region

Scrap: Vegas region

Like the Puerto Rico spread, you may also have seen some of these photos since they also were recently posted. Boy's family went to celebrate my sis-in-law's 21st birthday. We were there for a long weekend - the first day or so was spent doing the Vegas thing. We also...

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Scrap: Puerto Rico

Scrap: Puerto Rico

My most favorite thing to scrap is travel. Loading the pages with mementos and such really stir the memories associated with them, and you can pick up so many things to use! Plus, they are great for showing others your vacations instead of just photo after photo after...

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2005 Las Vegas

2005 Las Vegas

I thought I would carry on the theme of long-ago trips since there are more photos to spare. In 2005, we went to Vegas for Boy's sister's 21st birthday. It was another weekend expedition. The family met up with my mother-in-law's good friend Denise who lives in...

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2004 Puerto Rico

2004 Puerto Rico

More photos that I thought lost:) In 2004, we went with our friend Jesse to San Juan for Halloween weekend (how posh does that sound?). His parents had a time share so it was a pretty cheap holiday. We walked around San Juan each evening, and planned one big tour a...

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2006 Yellowstone Roadtrip

2006 Yellowstone Roadtrip

In 2006, I decided I would like to go on a field school for anthropology sometime. The idea was scary - to be somewhere completely foreign in both language and culture, without anyone you know and for an entire month. So I decided to see what being away for a while...

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our first anni:)

our first anni:)

#1 = 09/09/2010 A bit late in coming, as this happened in September. We stayed mostly at my aunt and uncles cabin in northern michigan (thank you Judy and Bill:D:D:D), visited sault st marie for a train ride in canada, and ventured around the UP a bit. It was...

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france: saturday 091909

france: saturday 091909

Our last real day in France:( We spent it relaxing in Palavas. Our hotel was the one of the blue ones in the middle. We toured the beaches and the town - its a really neat place built right there on the water. Definately a tried and true fishing community. And it was...

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france: friday 091809

france: friday 091809

We had breakfast at the hotel in Palavas - see what I mean about it being sheik? 🙂 Then, we headed out to Nimes, one of the great cities of ancient roman architecture. Unfortunately for us, there was a festival about to begin. The Maison Caree looked under...

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france: thursday 091709

france: thursday 091709

This day was the day we made up for missing Carcassonne. We were in the heart of Cathar Country - it is named so after a kind of inquisition period, where the Cathari religion was being exterminated. (Interestingly, the phrase "Kill them all, God will know his own" is...

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france: wednesday 091609

france: wednesday 091609

We went to Narbonne on this day. Its a wonderful city - lively and restful and historic and modern all at once. They have preserved part of an ancient Roman road, which was cool. We also experienced just how nice the French are - we parked at a meter and I was trying...

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france: tuesday 091509

france: tuesday 091509

Today was scheduled for Carcassonne, the whole reason I convinced boy to go to France. It was quite a drive, and we got food at a gas station on the way. I also included a picture of the gas prices at the time (euros for litres of diesel). We were to stay at La Maison...

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france: monday 091409

france: monday 091409

Today was a very exciting day for me! We were to go visit the Lascaux II cave, an exact replica of the original cave, housing some of the oldest known paintings on the earth. I remember taking an ancient art history class, and thinking this was very cool. And once I...

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