Posts filed in: Travel


Morning Light

Near Sandhills Road, Towner, North Dakota; 8:14 a.m., November 17, 2011. I honestly don't have words to thank every single one of you who has left the sound of your voice (and a piece of your heart) here the past...
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Day at Brookfield Zoo

Our childhood zoo. My first time back in twenty years! The same and different, like everything. I miss our animals so, so much.
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Day in Downers Grove

On Friday we went to Downers Grove to buy some yarn so I wouldn't go cray-cray when I run out of what I brought.
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'Burb Days Daze

There's an incredible storm going on outside. Rain and wind are whipping the trees in every direction. I'm inside, next to the fireplace, listening to the clock, to the mad wind, to the rain whooshing through and rapping the windows...
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Hurry Up and Wait

Here we are, in Chicago, waiting for the arrival of a very special baby girl. The phone rang last Tuesday afternoon, prompting a flurry of suitcases, phone calls, housesitter arrivals, ticket purchases, last-minute instructions, and general running around the house...
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Snow Day

As you head away from the city, it may be warm and raining. But at the mountain, the world (and time) has frozen. We went to Timberline Lodge with our friends Keely and Josh like we did for my birthday...
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Seattle Sunday

It was my first time attending an NFL game in real life! It was a beautiful day, and we had great seats. Andy was extremely excited. We sat between Bears fans and Seahawks fans. Andy was a bit conflicted, since...
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Bears vs. Seahawks

Andy and I took the train up to Seattle on Sunday for the game, and got back last night (very short trip). Seattle is so beautiful, isn't it? This was the sunset on Sunday night from the rooftop garden of...
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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.