Monday, June 24, 2013

Shadow Box Fun

Alright folks, I have been on two major trips across the world; Australia in 2008 and Egypt in 2012. From both of my wonderful trips I kept a few items to help me remember the trip as the years pass. Since I was able to have a little bit of free time before rotations start I decided to start marking items off my to do list. First item up was these two shadow boxes and I was even smart enough to remember to take pictures along the way as well. Go me!

1--Buy a shadow box that will fit all the contents you want to add. I wanted to add scrapbook paper behind my souvenirs so I stuck with a 12x12.

2--Buy paper, stickers, and whatever other kid of decorations you want to add. Unfortunately good 'ol Hobby Lobby didn't have any pyramid, sphinx or other egyptian stickers so I just stuck with the paper.

3--Next, gather all your souvenirs  you want to add and try to make them all fit on your background paper. As you can tell I had a lot of junk priceless memories that I was trying to add in the box. So many that I forgot to add a picture of me from the trip. Epic Fail. After you have everything you want begin to glue or pin it down. The next part is the tricky part, making it all fit in the box. I had a few loose items I didn't glue down, but wanted to add at the bottom.

4--Here are the final versions of my two trips. One added bonus to making the boxes, was remembering all of the memories of the trip along the way. Also, now that I am done I realized I never added a date or the name of the cities I visited. I will probably go back and add a piece of paper on the back of each with both those items and anything else I noticed I forgot.

--Egypt 2012--
Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan, Cairo

--Australia 2008--
The Gold Coast

What are some of y'alls favorite trips you want to capture in a shadow box to hang on your wall?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Life Update With Rotations

Well I know my posts are pretty much once a month and I apologize, but for lack of better words . . . Shit got crazy! G-Ma if you are reading this, I am sorry for cussing. Anyways life has been as busy as ever, so I'll try my best not to leave anything out.

1-Packed my car up with everything that was left in my house && I even had room to spare in my passenger seat. Score!

2-Stopped in Las Cruces and spent about 4 days with my G-Ma and Papa for some much needed R&R. We had a lot of fun and of course hit up my 2 favorite spots in Cruces, Andele's and Caliches! Yum!

Also while I was in Cruces we went and put flowers on the graves of all our loved ones that are smiling down on us. Here are my 2 great-grandparent's graves.

3-Next stop was down to Silver City for a few days before my rotation started. I was lucky and got my parents to come down too. While my parents were busy working on the ranch I was getting settled in and spending time with my youngest cousin, Riley! She is a doll!

4-Then finally rotations started. This month I am at Albertson's in Silver City. It has been a great one to start with. My preceptor has had a lot of fun things set up for me including following an internal medicine doctor with his own private practice. It was so nice to see how the other side of the prescription pad operates and I was able to answer any questions his patients had about medications. Needless to say I am 2 weeks into my rotation, have driven over 1,000 miles and having a blast. This is a little different type of summer time fun, but I am still loving it!

5-Oh and this is just a few of the gems that I found in Neno's stash of pictures. Look how cute Brother of Mine and I were back in the day. P.S. Look at that dress I am wearing too. Ha I am glad those days are over! :)

6-Finally just a few of my favorite pictures I have stumbled upon over the past few weeks. Enjoy.

7-This past Saturday, my lovely parents celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary! They are such a good example of a strong marriage and true love. Love you both! (Parents if you are reading this: Yes this is the last shout out I will be giving you guys since I have exhausted all my options, so don't worry.)

8-I ended up taking my handy 'ol otter box on my most recent trip home from Cruces and I am finally getting to use this cute phone cover I bought in March. Happiness is . . .

9-Since my next rotation is back in ABQ I thought I would start pumping myself up with a little e-card humor and changing my FB picture to the city lights!

10-I just had to this one because not only do I make lists for everything (as if the numbered topics didn't give it off already), but I am also OCD and wanted them to end a multiple of 5 (my favorite number). Weird I know, but hey that's me! I hope yall's summer is going just as great. Until next time my loves!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My Little B's Birthday


I hope you are enjoying your summer off and have the absolute best day, you deserve it! We will celebrate when I come back in July! Bahama Bucks date on me :) Love you doll!