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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, Project Life scrapbooking, 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 .

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Category Archives: personal

Happy Mother’s Day

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and nurturers out there!  I was lucky enough to wake up to my mommy (who sadly had to fly back out before lunch).  She taught me to appreciate all the crafty parts of life, like Halloween costumes made by hand and scrapbooks and quilts.  She was […]

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The Berlin Wall Between Me and SUMMER

This week every time I say “summer” I sound a lot like Olaf. My stats final (and a whole lot of pre-company-arrival cleaning) is the only thing left between me and my first summer without either weddings or online classes in what feels like a million years. I AM SO EXCITED. I can’t really buckle […]

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My Camping Tips

We took our first camping trip in years last weekend.  Nic and I both grew up camping, although admittedly at different levels of intensity.  What I call “camping” Nic calls “car camping” in a way that suggests that I’ve never been camping so much as I’ve just been staying at four star hotels.  I will […]

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because I never could resist a bandwagon…

That’s right!  The weekender is on my to do list!  So far I’m only on the quilt-as-you-go panels and so it’s been a jolly stroll in the park.  I know there’s danger ahead though! There’s been a lot of this this week: So I’ve had more time for this: And before I forget, here are […]

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Welcome 2013!

For the last two years I have done a recap post at the end of the year and I’m not one to let a tradition die, so here goes! 2012 did not play out like I’d expected it to craft-wise.  Bronchitis, pneumonia, and a hospital stay dominated our February and March, traditionally my most productive […]

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Project Life Review

One of the crafty things I put the most time into this year was Project Life.  As the year comes to a close I’m so glad I invested the time into it and wanted to share my passion for this approach to scrapbooking with everyone! My take on Project Life is posted on here.

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