I cry over four leaf clovers

Up until last year, I had never found a single four-leaf clover. Over the summer of 2018, I found maybe seven total. That was with me looking constantly. Every patch of grass, nearly every time I went outside. I was happy with that number too! It was exciting. In the past week, I’ve found over

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10 things making me smile

Convincing others to beach comb with me! Took my sister-in-law ninety-eight years to finally get up here and now she wants to come every week! YES! All the tiny treasures from the lake. This plant, still! This weirdo. Yes, he absolutely got in there himself. Hitting the four leaf clover jackpot. Then finding a second

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doolan family bus – part 2

Last week I shared the start of the family school bus renovation. Check it out here. Today I’m back with another update! After ripping out all the old flooring and laying down plywood, it was time to put down pretty new flooring. My oldest brother had just finished remodeling the kitchen in his home. He

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beach combing

One beach, a half hour of wandering, twenty-eight objects to get the tangles out of your hair. Wild, isn’t it? I also found a handful of barrettes and a weft of braided hair that had to be at least a foot and a half in length. A quick found on the beach FAQ You found

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the doolan family bus!

For as long as I can remember my dad has said he wanted a school bus that the family could camp in. A few months back, he made that dream a reality. He bought a bus at an auction! (Side note – My dad & auctions are a solid pair. If you haven’t read about

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abandoned rubber factory 2019

Two years ago I explored this massive abandoned complex for the first time. Not too much has changed since then which is rather shocking considering how quickly some places become unrecognizable. I guess when the property is mostly ruins to begin with, decay is less noticable. This rubber factory complex closed nearly thirty years ago.

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what I wore – on the beach

outfit details – sunglasses, jacket, sweatshirt, jeans, rain boots & camera bag. Just a couple of photos from the beach late last month. Right now, more than ever, I’m especially thankful to live so close to the lake. I know I’ve said it before but it’s my favorite place to just relax and unwind. I

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that time I grew some beetles…

The woods surrounding my parent’s property are covered in birdhouses my dad built and hung. He has a snake camera that he uses to peek inside. Often we take walks just going birdhouse to birdhouse checking to see what, if anything, is living inside. Last summer on one of these walks, we found a fallen

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