On Sunday, Jax and I will be doing the March of Dimes “March for Babies”. We had to lower our goal from $500 to $200 as we are running out of time, but if you can spare a few dollars towards our 4 mile walk for premature babies, it would mean so much to us!
While Jax was born only 2 week early, full-term and healthy, my life-changing experience with miscarriage has shown me how heart-wrenching it can be to have something go wrong in pregnancy or child birth. March of Dimes helps give babies a fighting chance whenever possible!
I am honored to have the chance to walk with Jax for the March of Dimes. I appreciate the support you all have shown me – both monetary and moral! xoxo!
My aunt brought boxes of my mother’s belongings for my brother and I when she visited. I sent most on to my brother to look through and enjoy before I take anything he doesn’t want, but I pulled some of the tinier things and duplicates so I can make a shadow box.
Buttons, girl scout pins, little dolls, handkerchiefs… It’s all so dear to me after losing her at a young age.
Has anyone made a shadow box before? I am thinking of doing one with compartments, but I could also do several small squares collage-style.
Here is some vintage shadow box inspiration form around the web:
- Remember Charlotte? (The Baby Gardener’s Vintage Baby Bloggie) Little vintage dolls wih a pretty paper backdrop.
- Vintage Shadowbox (artcreations on flickr) House–shaped box with vintage wallpapers and trinkets.
- Ladies Night Out Shadow Box (lifememoriesrenewed.com) I have a similar fan to display.
- In Case of Vintage Emergency, Break Glass (Circle 7-2099) I like the idea of using a broach to pin the hankie.
- Heirloom Jewelry in a Refinished Shadow Box (The Old House in Texas) I may just do some simple frames with dark velvet backing.
This kiddie car has been in the family starting with my grandma’s mom. since my grandma was born in 1916, it must be over 100 years old. Jax is now the very proud owner.
We’ve had a busy few days here. My aunt and a dear family friend visited for three days from Colorado. We went on adventures in the mornings and I worked in the afternoons. It will take a few posts to tell everything we did.
I had to wonderful surprise of my aunt bringing boxes from my grandparents old house. Many things were my mother’s. I loved seeing them, as she died when I was very little. I plan to make a shadow box with some of her trinkets. I have a huge stack of drawings and letters I sent my grandparents over the years to go through. Looks like they kept everything!
The biggest surprise was the old kiddie car I remembered as always being at my grandparents house. I knew it was old, but my grandpa said on the phone that it had belonged to my grandma’s mom. Grandma was born in 1916, so that car is old! A metal piece was added to the steering rob by my grandpa at one point, and one of my mom’s cousins added a target sticker to the handle. But otherwise, it’s remained the same. I have a photo of myself riding it as a little girl.
It will have a place of honor in our home, and one day Jax can pass it on to his children.
Another fun hand-me-down was the puzzle my grandpa made. I remember it from the toy cabinet at their house. Jax was amazing me with how good he is at it! I have to take a video of it soon.
Danny took a video of Jax on the kiddie car that will be in the next post.
Jax rocking out with daddy!