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Flashback Friday, Happy Mother’s Day!

This weeks post is dedicated to that stylish woman posing with the baby girl. That baby girl was me!

Mom has always been kind, nurturing, loving, stylish, crafty and now that I’m an adult I realize how hilarious she is too! It now amazes me that she and dad raised six kids and kept their sanity.

Mom taught me how to be crafty. She has always been sewing, drawing, writing or creating something yummy in the kitchen. Mom taught me every craft I know, well except for wood working…her and I in a room with power tools may be slightly scary! (haha!) She made homemade pla-dough for us to sculpt and knew if you gave me a pair of scissors and some paper that I could stay busy for hours cutting shapes (I guess I finally learned to cut those shapes out of wool felt and stitch them together, huh Mom?). She taught me to sew, knit, crochet and embroider. If she was baking, she would always hand me my own little piece of dough to work with, I had mini pie pans, rolling pins and the like to make my own creation. I have always known that if I had a few supplies I could make just about anything because of her.

Thanks Mom, I love you!

~Mom’s Pla-Dough Recipe~

1 Cup Salt

1 Cup Flour

1/2 Cup Water

2 Tbs Oil

food coloring

Mix together and enjoy!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

*Oh and a note to my awesome 5 brothers and sisters…Get your own blog! This is *my* latest feeble attempt to be Mom’s favorite! Hahaha!

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Flashback Friday!

I’ve been meaning to do this for quite a while, so finally here I am! Tia over at The Adventures of Christopher and Tia does Flashback Friday every week and I always love seeing hers and reading her posts! This week I decided to get in on the flashback fun! This week the theme is school portraits!

I was so happy when mom brought this photo to me! It is my favorite of 13 years (kindergarten-senior year) of school portraits!

I remember this day very well! At that time, first grade, kids from kindergarten through second grade had to take a bus to our little grade school north of town. That morning when my Mom got me to the bus, we remembered it was picture day! Luckily Mom had time to run back home and grab my order forms for pictures, but not time to make me change clothes and do my hair. I Love this photo! Why? Yes, I have on an old sweatshirt (from somewhere I’ve never been) and my hair looks like I probably did it myself that day…but, it looks like me! I remembered being so comfortable with how I looked and felt getting my picture taken that year. Other kids in the line were messing with collars and combing their hair, while I just stood there…happy.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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