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Friday, October 28, 2011

Oh! The Places You'll Go!

 "You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over with care. About some you will say, 'I don’t choose to go there.' With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.
And you may not find any you’ll want to go down. In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town. It’s opener there in the wide open air."
- Dr. Seuss, Oh! The Places You'll Go!

I can't help but to smile every time I read a Dr. Seuss quote and the one above is from one of my favorite books that he wrote.

I've been a bit under the weather for the last couple of days so I haven't had a lot of energy to do much of anything, but I'm eager to share a project that I've been working on in the entryway of our home. 

My husband and I love to travel.  We've done quite a bit of international traveling over the years and we've both been very blessed to be able to do so thus far in our lives. Unfortunately, most of those trips have happened apart from one another.  Don't worry, we're planning to change that pattern. 

Well, I had an idea of finding some pictures that we took on our different trips, putting them in black and white, blowing them up to 11x14 size prints, and hanging them in our entryway.  What better place to hang memories of the places we've been or plan to return than where we enter and leave your home?  I didn't use pictures of every country or city we've visited (that would be nearly impossible), but I chose 4 pictures to represent some pretty memorable voyages we've taken in the last 3 years. 

So all of these photos are now 11x14s and ready to be hung on the wall.  Did I mention that with a special deal, I was able to get the prints 50% off?  Trying to stay thrifty.
Here's a bigger look at the pictures I used for the project. Oh, and these were all taken with basic digital cameras- pretty cool, huh?

Scott visited Greece with friends after he returned from a deployment.  He said it was absolutely beautiful!  I have other family members who've been and I'd love to visit someday soon.

I had the chance to return to Paris, France with my in-laws before they were my 'in-laws.'  My mother-in-law treated myself and my sisters-in-law to a trip to Paris a few months before Scott and I got married. Amazing, right??  It was an incredible trip that I'll always cherish and remember!
Scott visited Egypt just a few months before the revolutions began.  Look at this picture he took!  I had a hard time deciding which would be more representative of Egypt, a Sphinx or a pyramid.  And then I saw this picture and smiled--he got them both in one shot!

My mom, an aunt, and my sisters went on a trip to Prague when we lived in Belgium.  I was a little too young to make the trip with them at that time and always wished I had been able to go.  Well, while visiting my brother in Germany this past summer, I finally got to visit Prague!  It's a beautiful city!

In the words of Dr. Seuss, "Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!"  Where have you been or where are you planning to go?  Please feel free to share!

Stay tuned to see how these will be hanging in the entryway.


  1. Wow, these pictures are amazing! What a great way to show off where you've been while bringing back fun memories each day.

  2. Love the Dr. Seuss quote -- he wrote amazing things, didn't he?!? Your pics are incredible!! I particularly love the shot your hubby captured in Egypt! :)

  3. LOVE this idea! And you should totally start doing Friday Fancies, it is a great way to meet new blogger friends. I can actually send you a whole list of link parties you might be interested in to help grow the blog. Let me know!

  4. I read so much of Dr Seuss' work when homeschooling my grand's...it was good to hear it again. LOL. The places you have visited are breathtaking and I really do mean that! Thank you for carrying me on a journey that I never would get the opp to do so! Have a great weekend! Hugs

  5. I love that Dr. Seuss quote too. I read so many of his books to my nieces, and my sons. Your pics are fantastic. Love the one from Egypt. BTW, I see others are pushing you to link more. Do it!

  6. These are GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see how you hang them. Hubs would love to travel more. I'm just such a chicken. LOL


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