Friday, August 31, 2012

Memory Boxes

I have been wanting to do something with my boxes and boxes of photos...


Doesn't that look overwhelming???
I can definitely reassure you that it is...I have been toting this mess around for years and since I have moved 9 times in less then 8 years I am sooo over it!!

Wouldn't it be great to have all these photos put into nice memory books?


Only if I come up on a money tree...Realistically, NOT going to happen...Now I had to dig deep into my creative mind and come up with something on my own... 

I will start with these boxes...I bought them last year for .50 after Christmas...I believe they may do the trick..


Now, to grab my stack of scrapbook paper, Modge Podge and cover the boxes...
I think this will work, don't you???


I plan on doing a box for every year I have photos for...YIKES!! This might take me awhile...
Let's go back to the year 1989 that seems to be where I stopped putting pics in photo albums...I have added some pictures from that year on to the cover of the box and the year down the side to decorate it up a bit...


It's a live and learn process...I will add photos of major events for that year or photos that are the most memorable for me...Like a wedding, birth, vacation, and any firsts!!!


1989 and 1990
It's a good start...

Time to gather the supplies and photos for inside my new "Memory Boxes"...



To organize the photos I wrapped them in bundles using ribbon and making tags to document what life event is wrapped up...


Oh, I love it!!!!

Now to make a little note and glue it to the inside of the lid about that years life events...Ages, Milestones, Dear Friends, Weddings, Births, and God's Angels!!


Close up the box and put them on the shelf and they make for a beautiful decoration and keeper of all your memories...I plan to add not only photos but newspaper clippings, gift cards and anything else I find that correlates with that year...

There is so many ways you can decorate these boxes to make them your own...Frame the photos on the front, add embellishments or whatever your creative mind wants to do...

They fit perfectly on my book shelves I never know what to do with...
(If you've followed my blog you know about my book shelf issues)


 I have several more years to go...But, to be honest I can only go up to year 2000 and then everything becomes digital...

I wonder if I will every be fully organized...

HOW ABOUT YOU???




Sunday, August 26, 2012

The JOYS of my job!!!

When a client sends you this private message to your facebook it becomes the moment you realize what you do is soooo worth it!!!

"‘Hey Denyse.....You gave me the best three gifts ever- when I got home the other day and my husband Frank looked at me--It was priceless to watch him fall in love with me all over again....then I found that my boost in my self esteem seems to be endless. You are a very special woman with a gift. I am so very glad I have taken the chance and found you. I am a younger looking version of the woman you met...thank you thank you thank you....your newest forever client....and friend. ((Hugs))"  ~ Teri Berridge

I received this message on my phone before I went into church and it brought tears to my eyes to know that I touched someone so much by simply doing their hair... 

This is the Before & After of Teri...


So if I ever question what I do I just have to look back at the people that I made smile and read the e-mails...And, realize there is no reason to question...I am right were I belong!!

Here are some more before & afters...








Making people beautiful one person at a time!!!

Even little beauties like to get their hair done...LOL


I am very blessed...



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