Maps Round Up

Hello!  How is everyone doing?  Did you know that Christmas is getting closer and closer?  It’s crazy!

If you know me, you know that I love maps and travel.  LOVE THEM!  My living room is travel themed, my bedroom is Paris themed, and I’m that weird person who picks up a Jungle Cruise Map in Disneyland (yes you can actually do that).  I love arrows, explore signs, wander signs, globes, the whole shebang.  So the round up this week is awesome things that you can do with maps.

Enjoy!

Wrapping Paper

Vintage Map Wrapping Paper from The Chic Site

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Decoupaged Tray from Today’s Creative Life

Travel Sign 2

Travel Sign from Home on the Corner

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Memories Map Bracelet from Peanut and Olive

Photo Map

Photo Map from Cut Craft Create

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DIY Glass Map Necklace from Touch of Tay

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Vintage Map Lampshade from Pretty Handy Girl

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Free Printable Vintage Maps from Pillar Box Blue

Full Wall

Gallery Wall from Home on the Corner

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My Recent Photography Ventures

Hello!  How was everyone’s week?  I hope you all had a great week and you are all ready for the weekend!

Unfortunately I have to work this weekend…oh well.

But, last week and this week I was able to go on some photography adventures.  So I wanted to share my favorite photos with you.

Last week my friend Rachel and I went to the beach.  We went to Morro Bay and had the best time ever.  It was very relaxing to get away and sit by the ocean.  So enjoy my beach photos.

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By the way, the otters were so close to shore!  They are so cute!

Now 2 days ago I went to visit the local zoo (again).  And because my friend Elise (shocking that I have more than 1 friend) has a season pass and also likes photography, we made a trip out of it.  So here are my photos!

Pink BirdPretty BirdPumpkinRed Ruffed LemurCoatiElise's CameraMeerkatWildebeastOstrichTigerBirdDuckMacaw

I love taking photos of animals and I hope you enjoy looking at them.

Sorry for this being such a random blog post, but it’s that weird time between Halloween and Thanksgiving where I don’t know how to feel about stuff.  You know, do I wear a sweater and boots or flip flops and a sweatshirt?  Who knows (stupid weather).

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We Went To The Zoo!

Sorry I missed posting yesterday, but we went to the zoo! Our local zoo just opened up a new area, the African Adventure, and I wanted to check it out before I take my preschool class in May. The girls were up for it, so off we went!

Zoo trip with the girls 2016

It was very busy when we got there, but we had no trouble seeing the animals. The walkways were wide and there were lots of places to view each area. This is the view of the savanna when you first enter the African Adventure.

zoo trip watering hole

It was empty when we first got there, but pretty soon, we saw these cute little gazelles running and jumping and hopping around. They were so cute! Then the wildebeest came out and chased off the birds. It was like they were all so excited to be out in this beautiful place!

zoo trip gazelle

We headed over to the giraffe pavilion where they have a giraffe feeding station. The zoo had this before too, but you had to reach up to give the giraffe some leaves. Now you are up on a platform and the giraffes’ head is right next to you. Very up close and personal!

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Here are more with a few of their friends.

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Next we headed over to the lionesses, where they were busy sunbathing. They are so beautiful!

zoo trip lions

 

Here is one of the zebras enjoying a peaceful day of eating all he wants.

zoo trip zebra

Look at this tree! It’s so cool and huge! It is right by the elephants and zebras and you can walk all through it. The kids were having a great time!

zoo trip huge tree

That’s just a little part of our zoo. I’m so glad they have made a better habitat for these animals. I know there are plans to keep improving and I can’t wait to see what else they have planned! I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Sunshine and Blessings