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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: May 2015

Mirror Lake Campground

We visited Mirror Lake last year as part of a longer road trip.  Though the setting was beautiful, the rough road to the campground combined with the ATV noise well into the night means this was a one visit campground for us! Pros:  The beauty of Mirror Lake and the fun historic ‘living ghost town’ […]

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Pulpit Rock Park Hike

Ellie and I went on a mother-daughter hike today, something we are used to doing but that will come to an end now that Will is off for the summer and Ellie will be off to kindergarten in the fall.  It’s crazy to think that the ‘just the two of us’ time that has filled […]

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Summer Goals

This summer is a major respite from the otherwise insanity of trying to work and earn my nursing degree.  It will be brief, though, and this fall and spring semesters will likely drop me into the most serious time-juggling challenge of my life.  So I’m trying to do as many of the crafty things on […]

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This is why I am a camping brat.

I posted recently that I’m a bit of a campsite snob.  Great campsites are what make my world turn.  I was sorting through pictures for some of these campsite reviews and stumbled upon the reason I am so very ruined for 99% of campsites.  The weekend we turned 30, my sister-in-law and I went backpacking […]

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Star Trek Pajamas

I made these Star Trek for the pajamas a summer (or two?) ago.  Women’s pajama pants in a different Star Trek print were supposed to immediately follow that project, but, you know…life. They miraculously pushed past their neglected status today and were finished… Modeling pajamas comes naturally to me.  😛

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Mueller State Park Campground Review

Mueller State Park campground is Nic’s favorite place to tent camp in Colorado.  It’s nearby, clean, and has great facilities.  By camping in the tent only campsite loops you get the best of both worlds–all the facilities of a larger RV friendly campground with none of the noise and visual clutter of RVs!  As a […]

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