Hello 2017! The Best is Yet to Come!


Humble, uncertain beginnings often lead to remarkable endings~ M.M

Hi there beautiful! Welcome to our first post of the year! 😀


I’m going to do a bit of a confession today… Hope you are ready for us to get real around here… 🙂 *winks

I know it’s a whole New Year and a lot is being said out there, about being new individuals, goal-setting and resolutions…. Well, honestly speaking, we are 12 days into this New Year and I am still fumbling around with my resolutions/goals.

I feel a little like that person who took too long to take the jump… and so, there I am standing awkwardly, with my arms pulled resolutely behind my back, my knees bent and ready, yet my feet are firmly planted on the ground…. 😀



You are not alone 🙂


It feels like the year began with so much energy, and then someone hit the ‘Pause button’ behind my back! I don’t know how you are feeling about 2017-perhaps you are like me, or you are that person who is already ticking things off their list (cheers to you!) …wherever you lie, it is okay. 🙂

I choose to welcome the ‘pause’, as I take my time to reflect on what I would like to accomplish this year… Although, to be honest, my natural instinct is to feel guilty for not moving at the speed of that famed ‘energizer bunny’ through my goals… But, as someone wise once said-slow but steady does it. 🙂


New Year


In all truth, I look forward to a fantastic year of growth, and experiencing God’s amazing grace. My 2017 travel bucket-list scares the living daylights out of me, and I have no idea how it’s going to happen- but I believe it will. 🙂 So stick around for a journey of faith and making the ‘impossible’ possible!

In the meantime, let us optimize for today and make each moment count. 🙂 Remember, the little things add up to the big stuff… 😀


Do something today that your future self will thank you for~Anonymous


Let me know, how you are feeling about this year… Have you set your goals and resolutions yet? How is that going? I would love to read you in the comments section below… 🙂

Our best days are yet to come. And when that time comes we shall, no doubt, soar higher than we ever imagined possible!


New Year


P.S. Are there any places you would love to read about on the blog this year? Leave a comment below, and we shall certainly do our best to cover them! 😀

>>Wishing you a year of light and love. xx 🙂


Photography By: Wanjiku Thuo

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  • Reply
    January 13, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Personally, I came to understand that New Year Resolutions more often than not are purely self-centered, and beginning the year, starts with God. It is a matter of going before God with a blank book and asking Him what He would want from us than having so many resolutions and at the end of the year, you feel frustrated having achieved a third or none at all….


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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you Lornah for this very sobering perspective! Wow (excuse this overused word on my part) you have sure given me food for thought.
      I pray that this will be an excellent year for you and Cherriesvineyard.

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    Oli -007
    January 13, 2017 at 6:11 am

    Girl, don’t wait too long, lest the year will be gone before you make those goals happen!! 2017 is gonna be my dare Year . Just like you, travel tops my list. I cruise maybe.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks Oli! Yes, totally hear you Good point right there! Nice!! Dare Year-now that I look forward to! I wish you a blessed year full of many adventures…and totally make that cruise happen

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    gitonga wandai
    January 12, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I am doing rock climbing and there is so much talk of letting go on a hold for you to reach another..its reallly takes courage to let go..even in life itself.. not yet an accomplished but loving every bit of the pain and the pleasure…so I would like you to feature Ngare Ndare…its a beautiful..I think God created the whole world then Ngare Ndare..thank you for all the places you took us through your eyes…and the foods you tasted on our behalf..looking forward to 2017…may you love it and may it love you back

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Wandai! Now that sounds like a thrilling experience! And the lessons!? #Goodstuff..Thanks for sharing
      Ngare Ndare-from reading your description I feel like packing up just now and heading that’away! May God allow me to experience this blessed creation and share it
      I am also grateful for the 2016 Scrapbook Journeys’ experiences. Thank you for coming along on screen! Hope to join a Hikemaniac adventure this year #YesISaidIt.
      And Amen to 2017

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    enid nzisa ngovi
    January 12, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Oh! and I have been able to visit Turkana a few times now and it is beautiful!! You should visit and write about it

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    enid nzisa ngovi
    January 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I do not have any resolutions yet….yikes! Probably just like last year to be consistent with working out and def grow in Christ. I would love to read about the Serengeti and Zanzibar!!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Hi Enid! I feel you Consistency-sounds good Can’t wait to see what God does in your life (lives) this year! Keep On! Yaay thanks for the suggestions– I would sure love love to feature this on the blog. *Fingers crossed and prayers up*

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    January 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Well, mine revolves around God’s will, understanding and living it. Continue seeking Him more and He will make it clear by the day. Just the way He has for the past one year. By His grace you are at this point in your life. That same grace will elevate you even more. All you need, is to be is STILL. 🙂

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Wow, I love this perspective… And I trust that God will come closer and show Himself to you, in more amazing ways than we can see or fathom; as it pleases Him to do so.
      Thanks for the reminder to be Still Yup I needed that
      Have a fantastic year ahead!

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    Grace Njeri
    January 12, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Love love the post today!!! I wrote down a bunch of resolutions and now I am sitted here wondering where do I even start. Your honesty is toooo tooo refreshing! 🙂

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Wow thanks Njeri!
      I can bet that you will achieve all your resolutions– your drive is inspiring on so many levels! Keep on, a step at a time!
      Win 2017!!

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    Sasha Wainaina
    January 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    This is a nice read! What I’d like to see on the blog is like a bucket list for adventures in Kenya.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you Sasha!! Great to read from you!
      Wow challenge accepted*
      It may take sometime to develop but I look forward to coming up with a bucket-list..Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Margaret Wachuka Kiama
    January 12, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    A great read…I have laid out this year’s resolution and my prayer is to achieve each one of them. I look forward for more adventure and getting to know new places on this blog.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you Margaret! Good stuff-writing it down is absolutely the first step of commitment to our resolutions. I wish you all the best And Amen to more adventures!

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    January 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Hi Nice read! Very real MM.

    My resolutions are on course I just have three, two of which seem to carry a whole load! One and most important for now is to learn to sleep every night for 7 hours. That is an uphill task that I have begun as am a night owl…its tough to sleep before 11 and now my target is 9.30 p.m. to get up at 4:30 a.m. Wish me luck as you pray with me.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you Irene! Wow great to read that you are on course-super encouraging! Plus 3 is a good manageable number
      I feel you on the sleeping early…it’s a real struggle for me too

      Lately I find that putting my gadgets away and reading a book helps… Plus slow, deep breathing… I’d love to hear how it’s going as the year progresses.
      And yes I do wish you all the best and will be praying with you to accomplish all 3 goals

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    January 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    wow… nice one , as for me i did write them out (new year resolutions )but still finding a way to start, still have no idea though….lol , but am positive I will Plan how to soon . looking forward

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Hi Florence! Writing it down is sure the first step, so you are well on your way. As you take small, achievable steps you will find yourself ticking things off Keep On! I can’t wait to hear all about how it goes! Thanks for reading!

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    January 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    With 2017 already started,we need to stay focused on achieving our resolutions.The pause breaks should not take too long though,we need to continuosly rise up & strive.God bless you in 2017 as we look forward to you forthcoming posts…..peace & love!!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you Dave for the sobering truths you shared… Very true-the pause shouldn’t last too long…Rise up and Strive
      Amen and may God bless you too!

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    January 12, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Love this!!
    Pure authenticity!! I have ideas of what I want to do this this.. Mostly picking up where I left of or did not start in 2016 ..
    Am sticking with ‘slow and steady..’ God will work it out !!!

    Yaay to scrapbook journeys!!!

    Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge would be a nice read http://tafaria.com/

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Yaay! Yes this was a little different kind of post, glad to read you liked it.. True, slow and steady as God works out the details! *Keep the Faith!*
      Amen I sure would love to visit Tafaria, praying that it works out! Thank you for the suggestion!

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    January 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    No resolutions yet but this year will happen for me as it goes by. I look forward though to this new year and what Scrap book journeys will unfold for us.

    Would want to hear more of game parks visits, adventure sports like bungee, sky diving and zip lining, holiday homes far away tucked in the wild as well the northern part of untold Kenya gems.

    See you as we press the Play button for the year on.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Knowing you, I believe that you will achieve a great deal in 2017! I always admire your go-getter spirit! Wow loving the suggestions-Whoa! *amidst* gasps of awe…I hope I can live up to the challenge. I hope you will be my side on some of these adventures, because I know it runs in your veins.Amen to a year of discovery Thanks for reading dear!

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    January 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    hold up… are you in my head? it just sounds like me..am so grateful for having seen this new year but at the same time i feel like everyone else around me has got their year going apart from me..am yet to find my footing ,i even have no steady resolutions yet but i know everything i desire in my heart,will happen… and yeeees… lets welcome the pause..play will happen when we are ready…

    Waceke …through sheyce’s blog

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      This made me smile Thanks Sheyce/Waceke! I like how we keep having those ‘are you reading my mind’ moments. We must be on the right track I hope as you pause the clarity will come to you and I trust you will smash those goals this year! Let’s Win 2017! Hugs to the little explorer Sheyce!

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