Camping fun in La Pine ~

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Late last year we decided to sell our cute glam’d up 1984 trailer and move up to a new 25′ trailer that we are just loving! A few years ago we stayed at La Pine State Park (south of Bend, Oregon) and had such a great site (right along the Deschutes River) and visited so many great places in the area that we decided to go back. I reserved the same site and we had absolutely perfect weather the whole time. It was so nice to wake up to blue sky and sunshine every day and mild, mid-60s every day. Access to the bike path that goes along the Deschutes was right behind our campsite, so we made several trips. We went to the High Desert Museum one day, biked and hung around camp other days, and went to Smith Rock in Redmond another day. We also found one of the greatest antique stores in Redmond too. It is called Beyond the Ranch Antiques and if you are ever in that area you have to stop by. The owner, Rob, is a cowboy originally from Texas and he actually recreated a western town in a portion of the store. It is so worth the stop, just to experience it.

Here are some of my favorite photos from our trip.

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My new venture ~

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Hi Everyone!

I have been asked by VIDA Voices in California to create my own original signature collection of scarves using my artwork and photography.

It has now gone public and my link is:

http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/sally-kramer

I’m so proud to share this work with you. You can pre-order my designs and VIDA will make them for you.

Here are some examples:

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Farmhouse Christmas 2015 ~

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I love Christmas – understatement for any who know me 🙂 – and every year I try to find new ideas for decorations and our girls craft day. This year for our craft day we made pressed clay ornaments that we baked in the oven. We used cookie cutters for the shapes and pressed lace and various other items into the clay before baking, which only took 20 minutes and only 10 more minutes for them to cool enough to paint. It was fun to see how creative everyone was.

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I found two ideas on Pinterest for new decorations this year. One was for a centerpiece for our farmhouse table in the kitchen and the other was for our library. The centerpiece decoration I embellished from an idea I saw on Pinterest of a toy truck carrying a Christmas tree in the bed of the truck on a table runner. I decided to add a lighted cabin, trees and snow and put it all in a tray for a more country feel. For the library, I used a small trunk I had and put a small tree inside the trunk (I already had the tree too) and found a cute country garland and star at a local bazaar and added red timer fairy lights to the tree.

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This Christmas was especially fun for me as we had many family and friends who visited and many who hadn’t seen our home before. We are considering opening our home for tours in 2016, so will keep you posted. Here are some photos of our home this Christmas.

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Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. Happy New Year!