It’s my Blog’s Birthday and I have a gift for YOU!


On this day ten years ago I wrote my first blog post. It was about how much I loved driving up the California Coast and I debated about whether I should move away or stay. So very much has happened in the ten years that have passed. I stayed in California for 2 more years and then I moved to Spokane,bought a house, and lived through two terrible winters. Now I live in Oregon and I love it. I love living in the foothills of Mt. Hood and I love Portland. I couldn’t be happier. Well, maybe if I lived in Paris I would be happier. One can dream! Who knows, maybe in ten years I will be writing about how much I love living in France.

But enough of this reminiscing! To celebrate my ten-year blogiversary I have a gift for YOU, my readers! This blog has been a joy to me for the past decade. I have met so many great friends though this little corner of the internet and I am so grateful for that. I am grateful for you. You have made my life better these past ten years.

I am making completely handmade booklets to give away. 25 of them. I have chosen a few of my favorite blog posts and typed them out on my typewriter. There also some of my favorite photos included, as well. Everything has been hand assembled and lovingly put together. The covers are hand painted, each one different. The binding is even hand-stitched! But most of all, my heart and soul is in there too.

If you would like one let me know by filling out the form below! I will make one and get it to you as soon as I can.

Thank you for reading my blog and thank you for the friendship!

All 25 books have been spoken for! Thanks again so much for reading! I had so much fun doing this that I will probably do it again sometime. 

8 thoughts on “It’s my Blog’s Birthday and I have a gift for YOU!

  1. This is the greatest idea that anyone has ever had, I have only been following your blog since Nov 2011 and I am amazed at the enthusiasm and honesty that you have applied to it over the years. I have dipped into your archives and was brought to tears by some of the posts surrounding the passing of your step father.

    Thank you for doing what you do, and for doing it so well. The best of luck for the next 10 years.

    Será un placer para visitar en París.


    1. This is very nice of you to say! I am so glad you enjoy reading my blog. I have enjoyed getting to know you this past year and I love reading your blog, too. I made my mom read your St. Patrick’s Day post because I thought it was hilarious. There is a story about it that I am embarrassed to tell because you will think I am a stupid American (haha). Thank you so much for reading! I look forward to our continued friendship and our future photographic collaborations!


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