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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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Category Archives: personal

the one where we all had flashbacks to the Waldo Canyon Fire

It always annoys me how people want to tell THEIR story when something stressful happens instead of just telling THE story.  No one cares about your take on it–we just want to know what happened on the macro level.  No one cares that you were making macaroni and cheese when aliens invaded your town–WE JUST […]

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out with the old, in with the new

Since I have two portrait sessions and one wedding on New Years Eve I decided to write this a couple of days early.  I’ve seen a couple of ‘reign in the new year’ posts this week and remembered that I’d done a similar wrap-up last year.  It was fun to go back and revisit it. […]

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The seasons must be changing because I am getting the urge to clean and reorganize.  I tackled my craft books today, putting my knitting, (and now crocheting–I have a new crochet book to go along with my new hobby), sewing, and quilting books together on my dresser.  Oh holy idea overload, batman! Between this and […]

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my antique doll house find

This is what the internet does to you.  You’re cruising along, minding your own business and then BAM!  All of a sudden you have to make a project.  First it was quiet books and now it’s a doll house. When I saw Sarah Jane’s blog post, I thought “darn it!  I want one!  It will […]

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