Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wish #4.... North Country

While gazing at my North America map yesterday, it struckme I've never been to many parts of Canada.  I always thought, as I grew up on a border town, I knew enough of Canada  I'd seen it all but really, there is so much more to uncover and discover 
 I want to venture to the atlantic provinces.
The Atlantic provinces are five very unique provinces: The maritimes- Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. 

The maritimes were settled by the Irish, whose influence is everywhere. (From looking at the landscape, I wonder why the Irish people chose this new home…)
In Newfoundland lies an amazing Viking settlement I must go see.  L'Anse aux Meadows dates back to 1000 a.d.
Im heading up to the north country with the cold wind in my eyes. I'll be there by sunset, before the first snow flies.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wish #3.... Before Destiny

Manifest Destiny wiped out whole populations of people along with culture, as well as several  animals, like the wild buffalo.  There is one known herd of wild buffalo remaining in the USA.   Wyoming region holds this piece of what the world was like before expansion. And its breathtaking.  If you haven’t yet, go see them.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wish #2.... Seek Beauty

Its idealistic of the area, yes, but the colors are simply wonderful.

I want to get lost in the sea of color someday.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wish #1

I wish to have a new-to-me set of traveling wheels with plenty of extra room.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fresh Fridays....Board Books

This is beautiful.  Classic literary tales, tweaked, illustrated, and turned into board books.   All are available on Amazon.com for only $10 each.  

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012


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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Its time to try something new.... A weekly Blog Hop

The concept is the pretty much the same as the other hops around... link up, follow some new blogs, and follow the bloggers back who've followed you... but with a little challenge-- find something you adore on the other's blogs (their layout, their themes, a project) and let them know or find a project to try.

Don't forget to grab the button above and link it up to the hop; help get the word out! 

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday's Question: Traditions

Well, hello, 2012! 
It’s the New Year which means time for so many traditions…
In my family, we have the traditional Svenska (Swedish) meat pie .
When I called my mom, she was preparing the same meal; I’m sure if I called my sister, she’d be making one, too……
 Of course, people everywhere are making New Year’s Resolutions, reminiscing over 2011, and looking forward to a “new beginning”. 
Is it important to keep traditions? 
What tradition have you started or do you keep?