Monthly Archives: January 2011

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put some paint on it

I’ve been working on some household projects lately since my sewing machine has been at the shop.  One of the first things on my list was to paint this horrible little pressboard cubby cabinet that we have in our kitchen. … Continue reading

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iceland : golden circle : kerið crater lake + goodbye

Our final stop on the Golden Circle was the crater lake Kerið.  Kerið was formed when a cone volcano erupted and, after emptying it’s magma, collapsed in on itself.  Unlike Crater Lake in Oregon (another cone volcano that collapsed in … Continue reading

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iceland : golden circle : highlands and langjökull glacier

After our stop at Gullfoss, we decided to head through the highlands and visit a glacier.  One of the best things about taking the super jeep tour with Sveinn was our ability to sort of make the trip up as … Continue reading

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iceland : golden circle : gullfoss

Gullfoss was the next stop on our tour and also happened to be the first sun of the trip.  Europe’s largest waterfall by volume, Gullfoss is a two step waterfall with surprisingly few guard rails.  Literally you just walk straight … Continue reading

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iceland : the golden circle : haukadalur geysers

Our next stop on the Golden Circle was the geyser valley of Haukadalur.  Here is the home of Geysir, the geyser for which all geysers are named as well as a few of it’s friends such as Strokkur and Litli-Geysir. … Continue reading

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iceland : the golden circle : Þingvellir

On the 4th day of our trip, we headed out early with Sveinn (the fellow we rented our apartment from) for a tour of the Golden Circle.  Our first stop was Þingvellir which is the home of Iceland’s first parliament, the … Continue reading

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iceland : blue lagoon

On our third day in Iceland, we took a bus out to the Blue Lagoon.  The majority of the ride to the lagoon was through the lava fields of Grindavík.  It was cloudy and the windows of the bus were … Continue reading

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iceland : reykjavík

        Well our trip to Iceland was absolutely amazing.  I knew I was going to like Iceland before we went, I mean, bleak yet stunning landscape, cozy sweaters, geothermal pools, gorgeous ponies, home of Björk, really what’s … Continue reading

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iceland : the ponies

We are back from Iceland and it was absolutely amazing.  We saw a lot more than ponies, but I am so in love with Icelandic horses that I am giving them their own post.  We found these ponies hanging out … Continue reading

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pretty finds : knitting patterns

Did you guys see the Big Herringbone Cowl pattern over at The Purl Bee? In love for real.

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