Tuesday, January 28, 2020

All The Things, Not Really

It's been 5 whole years since I last looked around this space.

Everything has changed- the paper crafts industry, how we communicate via Social Media, Politics (don't get me started). 
Most of my favorite scrappers have stopped fussy cutting and gluing paper.

I couldn't sit down long enough to do it myself. 
Who cares? I would ask.
But I still love paper and I still love taking photos. 

My family moved to Utah 9 years ago.
We struggled for a while trying to get our footing on a vastly different cultural landscape.

We bought a new computer so I could get back into the swing of things but I relied on someone who made many promises about his tech skills- he promptly deleted all the photos on my old Mac hard drive. 
Flickr became a paid space and I lost most of my digital archive.
On and on.

Thank goodness I got into scrapbooking and had many photos printed.
This is why the hobby is valuable. 
No need to make it stressful. 
I don't have an amount of pages I need to get done or an amount of photos I need to get into an album. I just take it one project at a time.

Some pages from like 3 to 4 years ago:

The kid is now in 4th grade. 😁

This we REALLY LOVE now: Camping and National Parks
You're gonna get a see a lot written about both.

Utah is seriously beautiful. Brooklyn is exciting, current and beautiful but the quiet of the desert and the sight of fresh snow on the Wasatch Mountains has totally done me in.

And I picked up another long term expensive & totally engrossing hobby:
This was last Summer's final harvest after a full season of frustration.
Between bugs, too cold, too hot, too much water then no water for three months I was glad to get this.
Gardening is not for the Pessimistic.
The kid:

So that's the update. I'l be checking in more often now. 
Maybe I'll even pick up some new web design skills so I can update this page. 

Watch this space!
Great Salt Lake Park Marina is currently growing salt crystal formations usually only seen in Mars or Antarctica.
So go see them.



  1. Wow! I was just thinking about your blog the other day and wondering where you went. Glad to see you are surviving in Utah! I too am from Brooklyn, but don't think I could hack it out there. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I do miss Brooklyn but it's gotten so expensive and crowded- the area I lived in is like Six Flags now. Glad to pass it up for a calmer pace. Utah has natural beauty which I was really hankering for but just didn't know it. Give and take I guess.

  2. Welcome back girlie!!! :) This community needs you sweet love :)


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