Not my gumdrop buttons.

Let’s be crafty

Somehow in the evolution of this blog, I stopped talking about my craftiness and my architecture-ness. I enjoy doing crafts, but recently haven’t had any time to do it. Honestly, I feel kind of guilty when I do crafts at home, knowing I could be either working or spending time with friends. But when my mother had a day off from work and she wanted to spend time with me, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do crafts with her.

I made a ribbon dispenser box.

And I made these very simple cards from my huge supply of cardstock, stamps and embossing doodads.  For this “thanks” card, I wrote out the word with an embossing pen, put the embossing powder on it, then heated with a hot gun thingy.

I made the following cards for valentine’s day!  I love t-rex looking dragons and pandas! Hopefully if I get my act together I’ll be sending these out soon!  I think they’re cuter in real life.

Good Afternoon

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” – Coco

I have a personal belief that there are signs everywhere that point me in the direction that I need to be in life. I kind of think of it like Hansel and Gretel… I’m trying to find my way and God’s leaving little bread crumbs for me to follow. So when I saw this on my cousin’s facebook page, I knew that I was meant to see it.

There are times that I feel a strong connection to “good guys finish last”.  I appreciate when I can see results in my life from the good that I feel I try to do.  That quote really speaks to me and reminds me that things will not turn out how I had anticipated, but in the long run I’ll see the rewards of being a good a friend.

Happy afternoon everyone.  I’m enjoying the beautiful weather here…

Airports + Sunrise.

All these pictures look basically the same, but there differences if you pay attention.

RPTE 44: On my way home…

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 19: Travel home

On my last day with the whole RPTE crew, I wrote this post and fought the tears back when I said good-bye to all of them. Even though most of the group is headed out to China for the next RPTE, I won’t be able to go, as I already have plans to travel elsewhere. Leaving them and traveling home alone was bittersweet after 19 days of fun and bonding.

Here are some pictures I took while I was waiting in the terminal alone. :*(

*Click on the images below for a better view.

RPTE 43: Bangkok Boogy.

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 18: Bangkok

When we finally reached Bangkok, we took the subway to the Chatuchak Weekend Market and I grabbed this picture of some of the RPTE people. Dane was giving me the finger, but for the sake of innocent, virgin blog eyes, I photoshopped it out. :) But if you click the picture for a larger view and look real closely at the reflection in the background you can see Dane giving the finger. ha!

I think we were talking about the silk pocket incident. :)

Something green an pretty at the market.

Last but not least, Amy! Love ya!

To see other pictures from other photographers on this trip
check these out…..
Bobby Earle // Richelle Dante // Erika Lindroth
Amy Martin // Katie Lewis

To prove a point.

Looks like the worse weekend ever has just become the craziest weekend ever.

I spoke too early with my post earlier this morning.  Which proves the point… I can be very moody and manic depressive.  Yikes.  Thanks to everyone who endures my craziness!

RPTE 42: Living on Water

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 17: Cambodia

On the last day of our stay in Cambodia, we embarked on a journey with our tuk-tuk drivers to a town built on a river. We traveled through the water in our boat, amazed by the homes that were either built on stilts or floating directly on the water.  Thanks to Richelle and her candy and her big heart, children flocked to us.

Be sure to click on the images below for a better view.

To see other pictures from other photographers on this trip
check these out…..
Bobby Earle // Richelle Dante // Erika Lindroth
Amy Martin // Katie Lewis