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Friday, June 17, 2011

A Vacation Memories Keepsake...

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For the first time ever this year, our little family went on a warm winter vacation to somewhere semi-tropical...Florida.
We have always been too busy with our winter sports seasons to book ourselves this kind of vacation, or we just didn't have the extra in our budget.
But with the realization that our daughter will soon be off to University in 3 short years, we decided this year would be the year.
We had an amazing vacation....lots of wonderful, slow down-time on the beach.
No schedules. No early mornings. No practices. No homework.
It was peaceful & rejuvenating.

When I got home, I really wanted to make a tangible reminder of this vacation for us to remember.
I found a shadow box at Winners and I printed some black & white photos doing the thing we enjoyed the most...hanging at the beach.
We loved Cocoa Beach.

I really love how this simple project came together.
It is a snapshot in time....of the 4 of us together.
Happy. Relaxed.
A memory to place on our wall!

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Jenn said...

I love this Angie! I almost bought the same shadow box last night but the bill was getting too high and I put it back! ;) Might have to go back now...

Tanya said...

what a wonderful way to display your memories!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is an incredibly cute way to display your keepsakes.

Girl of The Grove said...

So cute! Glad you had a fun vacation. : )

Jennifer said...

It looks great...what a great way to remember your vacation. I like how all of the poses are different and interesting!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this over a traditional frame, Angie! The little clothespins are great and I love the embellishments and text you added, too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this over a traditional frame, Angie! The little clothespins are great and I love the embellishments and text you added, too.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi Angie. Your shadowbox turned fabulously! B&W's always convey so much character in a pic. Sounds like you and your family had a wonderful time together.

Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...


Barb said...

Hi Angie. Your shadow box is so cute. Such a great idea.

I was in Florida visiting my oldest childhood friend, in February. We spent the day on Cocoa Beach, and it was the highlight of my trip. Especially since when I got back home to Minnesota it was 5 degrees out and a blizzard was going on!

Also...loved your camping tips. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Ronda said...

Angie, this turned out beautiful! Now I have to get to working on mine! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Such a nice memento. I love those little sticky dots.

Steve Ballmer said...

Interesting blog you got here my friend!

Are you a Zunist?

Ashley said...

i seriously love this....perfect

Jenny said...

We just got back from a family trip to the beach and I have been looking for an idea for all the pictures we took. This is a GREAT idea. Nicle work.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Hi Angie! I've been away from blogland for too long. I love this little project! What a wonderful keepsake!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What a lovely keepsake.

Leslie said...

Angie.. that is the cutest!! I love how you make these photo collages ~ you are really good at it!
Have a great wednesday

Nancy said...

Glad you had a great vacation Angie, thanks for sharing.

elenareviews said...

I love the way you displayed your memories.

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