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What an eventful week in our nation.  Although we escaped the many storms that erupted around us, the Joplin tornado had me on edge.  My oldest son had spent the weekend in Eureka Springs and was oblivious to the fact that the storm that hit Joplin was headed in his direction!  My husband and I were on our phones texting and calling and were so relieved and thankful when we learned that all was well with him.  Like most everyone, I am awe-struck by the devastation that has replaced normal lives throughout the country.  It is my simple prayer that families are comforted in this most difficult time.  I do believe that through adversity, beautiful things will be brought about.

I had the camera out this week, taking various pictures of our belongings to have on-hand in the event of fire or act of mother-nature.  While doing so, I took a few snap-shots of a few of my favorite things in my craft room :)  
  1950's nursery containers.  I adore vintage pink :)
 Vintage locker basket filled with colorful spools of ribbon & trim
 So when people ask me my favorite color...this old Laundry sign is it...turquoise!
And finally, I had to dress up these cute galvanized buckets.  They sit above my work-space, so labeling them seemed the most logical thing to do.  I printed the names of contents onto heavy card-stock, then circle punched, stitched onto a light weight chipboard and inked around the edges.  I added a pink satin bow to the top of each....it's just the right amount of POP ♥ 

I also finished this sweet layout yesterday for the Design Team call at Elle's!  I completely ADORE this picture of my daughter...you can tell that she is genuinely happy to be where she is...love it!
I've been trying to use up some of my older scrap supplies.  The patterned papers are from Prima and Paper Trunk; rub-ons by Daisy D's and Jenni Bowlin and journal card from Luxe. Instead of feeling a need to 'hoard' the stuff that I really like, I've adapted a feeling of accomplishment when I can discard a completely used-up rub-on sheet....wahoo!   

A blog post or so-ago I mentioned the red and white polka dot melamine that I ordered from QVC...it has arrived and...WOW!  I'm over-the-moon pleased and happy about the quality, as well as the nice sized plates, bowls and tray.  When Halloween gets a little closer, I just may have to purchase the black and white set ;)

Hope you all have a blessed and SAFE weekend♥
Shellye

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