Pop up memories...

I love how Facebook pops up with memories every day for what happened or what you posted in past years. I thought I would share some of my memories from today over the past 7 or 8 years. One was this cute idea for a  Christmas project. I really like this. I would use pine and poinsettias for mine with some picks of "bling" Christmas stuff thrown in.

This sweet angelic face belongs to my precious granddaughter Alexis. It is the #1 fave pic I ever took of her. That smile just says it all. She is going to be 13 this year. This was taken about 7 or 8 years ago.

For the last three years at this time, I was at Thirty-One Conference. This was one of the amazing paintings we saw on the walls of old buildings in a shopping district in Columbus, OH. It's amazing.

I weighed the options of going to conference this year and opted not to go. One of the bags they got for their amenity is the new Retro Metro in the pattern that I am wanting. Each one got one with the inital of their first name. My first thought was, oh man I wish I had went. 

But that's crazy because the price of the trip was way more than the cost of the bag. And by ordering my own, I can get the embroidery on the front the way I want and I am wanting the new compass and initials design.

 It's all about priorities. I would rather save the conference trip money and go see my mom. I love this sign. It should be a reminder to everyone to manage to take some time to enjoy life. I think if you have read my blog for long, you know I try to squeeze every bit of joy out of life that I can. 

This also popped up. I have said for 3 years I am doing this. Ugh. I just need to DO it and quit talking about it. Only instead of the wood blocks I have seen it done with spray painted old hardback books stacked. Not sure which way I will do it. 

I could precut and stitch edges of little sweaters out of felt and let the kids do an ugly Christmas sweater at Children's Church. I want to have them a little Christmas party this year if it works out with my schedule. 

This is a cute and easy craft. Twist pipe cleaners, cover with netting and tie with ribbon...instant little candies.

My Alexis and Ms. Debbie are going to love these. I need to put together a craft night for my grandbabies and let them make some things for the holidays. 

And last but not least, this popped up and I wanted to leave you with a good laugh for the day. 

Have a great weekend!


Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, yes...those owls are adorable! And, I love the idea of decorating in the Santa hat! Great ideas. Hope you have a good weekend!

Sandi said...

Random Victorian monkey with a poker chip...what's going on there?

annie said...

Wonderful craft ideas! I will be trying a few of them for sure.
Your grand daughter's photo is a keeper. Grand children are the best aren't they?
Have a lovely weekend

Nonnie said...

Your granddaughter's smile can light up a room!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Nice collection of pics. My favorite is that wonderful painting on the wall of the building. I'd love to get close and study the Monkey.

Terri D said...

Some very cute ideas and that little baby made me giggle!!