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Another layout I made from the inspiration for week 1 of “Hello Story” by Ali Edwards at Big Picture Classes.com: Kilimanjaro Timeline by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Haunted Woodlands Solid Paper Pack, Pattern Mix Happy Boy Paper Pack, Water Chevrons No 1, Assorted Messy Stitches White No 4, Powder Mountain Element Pack, Day Out Element Pack, […]

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NOT a page I made for my critique class, but I wanted to share here anyway. I’ve been negligent on documenting my Kilimanjaro experience because I thought I would do a separate book all with similar layouts. Instead I’ve decided just to go ahead and scrap as the inspiration hits me. I was hoping that […]

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It has taken me a few days to get my thoughts together to sum up the 6-day once in a lifetime experience that was summiting Kilimanjaro. I am still processing the whole event. My earlier post with a day-to-day description of the hike serves as a pretty accurate travelogue so I’ll just go with some […]

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I am writing this just less than 24 hours from when I crossed at Marangu gate back into “real life.” Currently I am sitting poolside at the Sal Sanero Hotel in Kilimanjaro and listening to awesome 90s ballads (currently playing “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Michael Bolton) hoping that the masseuse will show […]

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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Starting tomorrow I’ll be offline completely while I climb Mount Kilimanjaro for 7 days. I haven’t been completely offline in … Hmm, I can’t think of a time in recent history that I’ve been completely offline. Since Peace Corps? Let’s just say that both my boss and I are kind of freaked out about it. […]

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I get questions – especially around my birthday and the end of the year – about how my 17 Before 2017 list is coming along. The short answer is okay so far. Here’s a quick summary: Progress This Year (2014) Read more than 10,500 pages so far this year towards my goal of reading 90,000 pages. The […]

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5 Years Ago Today

Today is my five year anniversary of moving to Lesotho. As you can see from the scrapbook page above, it has me feeling a little reflective. (I saw the quote on Pinterest this week and it just hit me in the gut and I knew I had to make a page using it as my […]

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Currently (January 2014)

I am following the lead of Allison and Anandi and doing a Currently list for the month. Watching: Season 3 of “Downton Abbey” using my iTunes season pass. Also Season 2 of “Homeland” at weekly get togethers with Brian & David. Anticipating: A weekend trip to Sani Pass where we are going to hike to the highest […]

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Many of you may already be familiar with my 17 Before 17 List – the list of things I want to accomplish by the time I turn 40. Most of the goals are one-off things like climb Kilimanjaro and learn to scuba. The one big goal that I have to work at continually is reading […]

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Kili Group by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Katie Pertiet: Surf Lagoon Kit, Little Layette Kit, Photo Corner: Colors, Date Strips No 6, Messy Stitched Rounded Corners White, Tag Masks No 1, Almost There Element Pack, Gator Crossing Kit, Banner Twine Template No 1, Bannet Labels No 1; Ali Edwards: Travel Circles of Life Brushes & […]

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