A Photo Book: Away We Go

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 03/13/2015 - 06:34

On Monday I mentioned that I had realized I didn't have a proper travel bundle. What ultimately prompted me to remedy this was the decision to make my parents a photo book for Christmas. If you've been reading this blog or been around the site for a while, you know that I travel a lot. You may also have realized this is because when I was 12 my parents moved my family overseas, first to Bolivia and then to a few other continents. Seventeen years later they returned to settle back in the States. When I considered this journey and the end cap of my parent's return, I knew I wanted to document it somehow.

I'm sure you can imagine that each of these locations could have been a book, or two, of it's own. But I did not want to be working on this for years, I wanted to be done by Christmas. Also, I wanted a book my parents could easily share with new friends, without overwhelming them, but that still captured the epic journey. I'm pretty hopeful I accomplished this.

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Click here to view this photo book larger

If you're curious you can find a lot of these layouts on Pixel Scrapper here.

Eastern Oregon: Painted Hills

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 03/11/2015 - 06:28

A few weekends ago we took a long day trip to Eastern Oregon to see the Painted Hills. Declared by some to be one of the seven wonders of Oregon, I didn't know anything about them myself, but was, as they say, along for the ride. I can confirm that the hills were indeed painted and quite lovely.

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