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Life | Planes, Trains, Automobiles…and Boats

Life | Planes, Trains, Automobiles...and Boats | Blackbird Darlin

1) Scouting camera position locations in Dufur, Oregon 2) Boating in Barbados with the sea turtles 3) Arriving into Barbados 4) Amtrak-ing back home from Canada

I love travel. LOVE it. And this last month has been packed with it. I’ve been on just about every mode of transportation in a short period of time lately, which is probably why all I want to do now is shut myself inside with Netflix and my scrappy stuff.

The wanderlust will come back though, it always does.

I’m now a bit overwhelmed with the amount of pics I want to scrapbook from this year, but honestly, that’s a good thing! Do you ever feel the same way after a trip? Does it take you forever to tackle travel layouts, or do you just dive right in? I definitely struggle with them sometimes, eesh.

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Life | Chasing Cars

Life | Chasing Cars | Blackbird Darlin

I’ve been a bit absent over here lately due to travels from British Columbia to Portland (both trips for car related shenanigans). I’ll get back to my usually scheduled programming of making stuff out of paper in a few days, but for now, aren’t these GORGEOUS?!

The blue Mini up there is named Abby, and I think she’s pretty swell. Not mine, but a girl can dream, right?

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Life | The Leisure List

The Leisure List  | Blackbird Darlin

1) Laundry, taxes, work stuff, planning…pretty dull times around here lately, but sometimes that’s a good thing! Can’t stop adding things to this notebook, it hasn’t left my side all week.

2) Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries kept me entertained when I was sick recently…I love any and everything related to the 20’s, so this was a no-brainer Netflix pick for me. It’ll break my heart if there’s no Season 3, it’s still up in the air at this point (WHY WHY WHY)

3) Really enjoying the Harlequin Dream album by Boy & Bear lately!

4) Saw The Grand Budapest Hotel with a girlfriend the other day. Holy geez, you guys. This. Movie. It is so gorgeous. Wes Anderson’s use of color and type is always great, but I think he may have topped himself on this one. (And yes, it was entertaining too!)

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Life | California Instagram Pics

El Camino | Blackbird Darlin via InstagramSan Diego | Blackbird Darlin via InstagramVenice Canals Los Angeles | Blackbird Darlin via InstagramVenice Beach | Blackbird Darlin via Instagram

My two week long California adventure kinda took the wind out of me. Oy. But seriously…I got sick on the last leg of our drive back into Seattle, and am only just now able to do anything beyond Netflixing and guzzling down cough medicine.

Such an amazing time though! I haven’t made anything in what feels like forever, so pretty eager to dig into the stash and attempt a dent in my travel photos.

In other news, March was the wettest month ever recorded in Seattle, and I feel a little guilty I was gone for half of it. Glad Spring is here…so happy to see the trees on my street blooming again!

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Life | On The Road Again – Travel Journal

Travel Journal and Supplies | Blackbird Darlin

Between the very unplanned cross-country trip in January, and the route planning trip in Canada a couple weeks ago, being in cars seems to be the theme of my life right now and I love it. And by the time this is posted, I should have several road-trip-to-California-for-work-and-fun themed photos in my Instagram. YAY!

I found myself really wishing I had a journal of some sort to write down the things we saw on the cross country trip, so I’m bringing the above items along with me this time. There won’t be time or space for crafting (hey, a girl’s gotta get out and LIVE every now and then), but having some pretty ink, washi tape, and a few favorite roller stamps on hand should tide me over in the meantime.

I am pretty terrible at journal upkeep, so let’s see if I can stick with a travel themed one! (And if you’re curious, I posted about that book journal in this post) Have any of you traveled with something like this? Link it up, I’d love to see!

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