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Flip Flop Fun | Photography | Summer 2018 Travelers Notebook

I’ve been pulling out my “big girl” camera (as I call it) more and more these days.  Truthfully, I have no idea when I stopped using it and instead decided to just whip out my phone when I’d see a quick photo op.  I think that’s crazy pants!  I’m a photographer and using my full-frame camera with my heavy lenses is just what I do.  And I like it.  That being said, I anticipate quite a few posts like this one in the near future.  I quite enjoy a good old fashioned hybrid {photography + crafty} post.  It lets me tell the story behind my pages while also showing you a better look at the photos I took to do so.

So here goes!

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For the past week or two, every time I go to the door to step outside I find that my flip flops are missing.  And since I have mama-brain especially bad right now, I always start searching for them at other doors.  Or in my room.  Or the bathroom.  😉  But each and every time, they’re always flopping around on Nadia’s little feet.

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Honest to goodness, you’d think the girl doesn’t have her own shoes with the way she’s always stealing mine, but she has a great pair of comfortable sandals that (up until recently) she loved to wear!  I guess I just make flip flops look so cool….  (not.)

Anyways, she told me the other day that she wished she had a pair like her old ones.  I wasn’t sure which shoes she was even talking about until she pulled out my very first Project Life album that I used back in 2013 and opened a page showing her little 2 year old feet wearing an adorable pair of red polka dot sandals.  Man, that girl has a great memory!  That being said, I wanted to give her the joy of picking out a new pair of flip flops, and that’s exactly what we did today.  🙂

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Sometimes it’s the little things, right?

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I knew I wanted to document this in my traveler’s notebook, so I printed off a few of the pictures I took today and got to playing!  I’m really loving the simplicity of working in this little book with minimal supplies.  It’s exactly what I need for this busy summer season!



I found a patterned paper that had similar colors to the ones Nadia was wearing, so I ran a couple sheets through my sewing machine to make a little pocket that I can add some hidden journaling behind and/or a decorative tag or two.

I finished off this spread with some handwritten journaling (which I feel like I rarely do since I tend to love using my typewriter so much!), and I created a border around it using my date stamp.

That’s all I’ve got.  Short and sweet.  Can’t wait to see what new adventures these flip flops will have on her little feet!  😉

XO, Marybeth

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  • Reply Christine Farrell (Dutrow)

    I love this! And her little memory! 🙂 That’s adorable and high five on the new floppers, Miss Nadia! Love seeing your craftiness & glad you’re finding happiness in doing so. Here’s hoping you’ll no longer lose your flops. 😉
    xo, Christine

    June 29, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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