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Memory Shadow Box Makeover

Y'all, I had an epic "finishing the project" fail. It all started with me wanting to redo my mom's Memory Shadow Box and so I started a post to share it with you all. Here's how it all went down: Mom's birthday was the 6th. She would have been 85. She's been gone 12 years and I still miss her so much. I really want to sit down with her and ask her how she managed six children, ask her questions I never thought to ask until now. Somehow the time seemed right to remake her memory shadow box.  I shared it   here  a couple of weeks ago. I've really wanted to redo it for awhile now. The items weren't placed in the best configuration and I was tired of the golden oak frame. So I took it apart and started playing with the placement of items. I left the beaded purse where it was, moved the gloves, and completely rearranged the rest. It was better but it still needed something so I started looking to see what else of Mom's I had. I found t

4th of July Weekend Fun

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! Ours was fantastic! Our daughter came home for several days so we got to do some fun family stuff... an impromptu family party with most of my siblings and a few of the nieces and nephews,  shopping with my girl (her grandmother joined us), kayaking 5 miles on the Colorado River (an easy day trip from Austin), Me and the kids....funny how Bruce never gets in any of the family photos Jay and Me (I took off my life jacket after these were taken and sat on it - much cooler)! and building a nightstand Megan came up with (a dad and daughter project): I love its Midcentury Modern design. She opted to paint it black. It will be perfect in her apartment! We haven't gotten to do a family vacation with the four of us in some time as college, jobs, and other things didn't line up for that to happen. It was great to have this time together even if all we did were things around home. We ate good food and