The Pyramids

By Marisa Lerin Sat, 11/24/2012 - 02:14

Jordan and I flew from Amman to Cairo (about a one hour flight) and spent a couple days there before heading down on the train to Luxor. Thanks to my wonderful sister who works at a Sheraton in the States, Jordan and I were able to get a special rate at Le Meridien which is right next to the pyramids. Check out this view:

I loved the location because otherwise you wouldn't get to see much of the pyramids, just whenever you chose to go out and visit them. But we got to see them pretty much any time we went outside.

The weather was surprisingly cool and with the sun setting early, the pool was a bit chilly. But I did get in a couple times.

I thought the Pyramids were absolutely fantastic. I was a little worried that something so iconic would end up not being as exciting in real life as it was in my head, but there's nothing quite as exciting as coming up on the Pyramids by horseback from the desert.

About a half hour away from the Pyramids, is a smaller pyramid at Sakkhara. We went out there for a little bit and enjoyed posing amongst the ruins.


New | Birds in Snow

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 11/23/2012 - 00:35

The weather here changed practically overnight from warm and lovely to cold and rainy. It's the time of year for hot cocoa and tea, warm cookies, sitting by the fire (or gas heater in my case, still an open flame though), wool sweaters and being as cozy as possible. I absolutely love it! I hope you can use this kit to scrap all those wonderful memories of cozy times during this season.

I'll be posting the papers and elements over the next two weeks. We are hoping to get kits up to be purchased by the beginning of December, so if you'd like to wait and download it all at once, that should be a possibility soon. Also, don't forget that our wonderful community members have been working hard on a blog train which will coordinate with this kit. That will go live at the beginning of December.

I'll be posting a challenge soon so you can share the wonderful layouts you create, and have a chance to win some bonus download credits!