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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Why do we still have the car that we are not going to buy?! Will about the rental car

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gifts: tiny charlie brown christmas tree coin purse

I’m really into free motion stitching right now and having a ton of fun with it.  This little Charlie Brown Christmas tree embroidery/applique is my favorite thing I’ve ever made.  The pattern for the coin purse is based off the Atkinson Designs Cash and Carry pattern. I love the way the zipper is installed–it makes […]

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gifts: thanksgiving potholders

These Thanksgiving potholders were inspired by Ashley’s Christmas potholders and my playing around with mug rugs.  My mom loved them so much she screamed awake Ellie–which is just the reaction I was hoping for!

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I am eternally impressed by what a thoughtful, sensitive boy Will is. This evening before bed I asked if he’d like to have a snack with me. I asked if he’d like to have the ambrosia we earlier. He said no, that he didn’t like it. I said ‘really?! It’s whipped cream and fruit!’. But […]

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I sat sewing in bed tonight with Will as he fell asleep. We listened to music (his favorite album is the Glee Madonna album) as he fell asleep. The music was interrupted by Will: I love you, Mommy. Me: I love you, too, baby. Will: But I REALLY love you SO MUCH. I feel the […]

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