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Exploring Cusco

I landed in Cusco, Peru after a short layover in Lima and was reminded to be conscious of the difference in altitude since we’d just arrived at a town 11,000+ feet above sea level. My travel companions and I checked into our hotel in an old monastery and drank the coca tea provided, taking it …

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Free Printable: Hello Fall

Hey friends, I’m starting up a new series of free printables to reflect the seasons… I already have a few in progress for the upcoming holidays! Today’s free printable welcomes autumn in a sweet and simple way. “Hello Fall” features a watercolor leaf I painted and some script font, it looks lovely framed on a …

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Weekend Reading

My cousin came to visit last weekend, he’s one of my favorite people in the world. It was fun to play tour guide with him on his first visit to Northern California. We went wine tasting, visited the redwood forest, and of course he had to see the coastline! Thankfully we had great weather, just …

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A Frame Cabin Tours

Who dreams of a cabin in the woods? (Me, raising hand.) I’ve spent a few vacations in an A frame cabin in Lake Tahoe, so this style of cabin has always appealed to me. A frame cabins were extremely popular from the 1950s to the 1970s as vacation getaways that allowed informal entertaining and an …

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Tortoise Shell + Amber Glass

This time of year we take a cue from nature and seek out warmer tones, and for me it’s my collection of amber and tortoise shell blown glass. Amber glass possesses light protection so it makes sense that it’s used for storing beverages like whiskey or ale or liquids and solids for apothecary reasons. Tortoise …

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Picture Perfect Porto

Whenever I’m asked about my trip to Porto, I always describe it as the closest thing to walking into a painting. This was the last stop on my adventure through Portugal after visiting the Algarve region, Lisbon and Sintra, and stopping briefly in Aveiro. Porto was magical and I’m so happy I spent my last …

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