key west

Key West: Mini Book

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Of course I had to create a mini book for Key West.
I painted the front and back of the book (made of chipboard).

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The first page is a label with the dates we were there with a chipboard sun.
I added the flowered paper to both inner sides of the cover.
I took my Polaroid camera this trip and I’m really glad I did.
I saved a ton of different things from the trip to add to my book.
The “FLL” tab is from our luggage and I grabbed a business card from our resort.

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The book is pretty simple.
I used different sized photos throughout and labels for some journaling.

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Along with business cards and whatnot I got some post cards too.
I used a few of the chipboard suns/flowers etc throughout this book.

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One the left is a photo that is 8×5 and I just cut it in half.
On the right I made a small tag and added photos to each side of it and a ribbon.

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I saved brochures from different activities we did.

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I cut up the brochure for our ghost tour so I could add it to the book.
I also kept our stickers/tickets.

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I also cut up the snorkeling brochure.
The pink paper is just a fun transparency I added in.

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More Polaroids! I love them and I enjoyed using my camera.

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The last page is a post card and some final journaling.

I may go back and add more to this book-more details-but for now I’m happy with it and it’s
sitting on our bookshelf in our living room with the rest of my books.

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Memory Jar

I wanted to think of a cool name for this, I couldn’t think of one so I’m calling it a memory jar. 

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These are just rocks, coral and seashells that we collected at Key West.
The beaches were really rocky compared to others we’ve been to and there weren’t that many shells.

I got the jar from Target in their fabulous “junk section” that is up front.
It was only $1! (and I grabbed a few more for other projects)

I just added a tag to label it and ta-da!

It’s sitting on our bookshelf in the living room with our Key West photo.

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Key West: Part One

Wednesday:

Wednesday was our traveling day.
Two flights and a four hour car ride.
We got to the hotel around 11:30 pm so we went straight to bed.
It was weird driving into Key West at night because once we woke up in the morning I was like “I wonder what Key West looks like”.

Our hotel room was really cute and I loved where we stayed.

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Thursday:

 Thursday we decided to check out the beaches. We wanted to see which one we liked the best and would return to.
We found a nice one with lots of actual beach and wasn’t ever really crowded. Plus free parking! Can’t beat that!

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There was an amazing restaurant right on the beach.
We ended up going there twice and I got calamari in marinara sauce. AMAZING!

That night we went to the restaurant located at our hotel. It had a rating of 4.5 stars and I would have given it 100.
Best seafood I’ve ever had!

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Friday:

We got up early to go snorkeling.
Danny loved it.
I did not.
I chickened out. I’m actually shocked that I got out in the ocean at all.

I was thinking they were going to take us somewhere shallow. Nope.
As soon as I got in the water I panicked. Literally.
I have anxiety issues to begin with.

So I got out as fast as I possibly could. I really didn’t want to ruin it for Danny by hanging on to him the whole time.

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After snorkeling we did some cite-seeing.

The Old Man and the Sea by: Ernest Hemingway

I read this over vacation on Key West.
Super appropriate since Hemingway had a home in Key West and this book involves fishing, Cuba etc.

This book was, well, interesting.

I had no idea that it was a chapter-less book.
Only 127 pages. It was a quick read.

This story is about an old man (obviously) who is battling a large fish throughout the book.
It is about his inner struggle as well.

I would say that this story is a symbolism of fate.
[I could be completely off]

If you’re looking to get in a classic, go for it.
As for me, I think I’m done reading Mr. Hemingway.

 

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