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Hi there and welcome! I'm a San Francisco photographer armed with a Nikon and a case of wanderlust. When I lost my job, I decided to embark on a journey, both literally and reflectively, to capture what people treasure most in life. Read more about my story here...


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What We Treasure in India: My Goat  

A warm and fuzzy post to start the work week. Learn more about my stop to a small village in Rajasthan, India. Read more here...

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What We Treasure in South Africa: Tea Bags?

"A woman is like a tea bag, you only know how strong she is when she is put in hot water."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Jill Heyes, founder of Original T-Bag Designs, is a strong woman of immense creativity and compassion. I felt fortunate to meet her, and her employees, at the Original T-bag Designs factory outside Cape Town, South Africa. Through the transformation of something as simple as an "old bag", both her life and the lives of the Imizamo Yethu are transformed forever. I hope her story inspires you to the possibilities within us all. 

Her story, as well as those of the Imizamo Yethu, is told directly in the video below. Warning: grab tissues!

For more information or to support Original T-Bag Designs, go to or Jill happily accepts donations of used tea bags. 

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Reader Comments (2)

This is a beautiful story! Thank you Carrie for sharing it. It's just amazing what people can do!

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Cornell

What a touching story and example of the power of a dream and the difference it can make in peoples' lives!

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

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