Friday, January 11, 2013

Teresa's Blogaversary Blog Hop

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Hello to all our crafty friends! We have a great blog hop for you today. A little over a year ago Teresa began this new blog to celebrate the fact she wanted a change in her life. And for that change to be permanent came lots of prayer and leaning on God to give the right answers. The answers He needed to give not the answers Teresa desired. Well here we are 1 year later and Teresa is a Stay at Home Wife loving life and doing all she needs to do to create a warm, loving atmosphere for her family!

So thanks for joining us today...Teresa asked all the participants to create something that represented a change in their life...So hop on along.

You should have found your way here from Michele. If not, take a look at Teresa's project over at Make sure you comment along the way as Teresa has blog candy for you over at her blog!

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my grandmother's death. Mimi, Anne Pearre Smith Ansley, lived for a wonderful 90 years. I cherish every moment we spent together from me as a little girl spending the night with her, playing on the school bus she drove for the local school system, watching her "story" - The Young and the Restless, playing Uno and Skip-Bo, shopping trips, breakfast at Waffle House, and the most important the wonderful talks we had during the last few years of her life. Even though my grandmother lived alone the last few years of her life, she didn't like to be alone. I would stay over at Mimi's when I could, of course not as often as I should have. So after cleaning her house and drinking our coffee, we would TALK and TALK. I will cherish these memories forever.
Supplies used: cardstock from stash; "Mimi" chipboard; patterned paper - DCWV The Stack 6; want 2 scrap - Say it with Bling

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Thanks for joining us today.  Your next stop is Daphne. Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost.  Happy hopping.

Lori ~
Anita -
Miranda -
Sarah -
Michele ~
Melissa ~
Til next time,


  1. Melissa,
    Thanks so much for sharing and celebrating with me. I love your story about your Mimi...I was not able to be really close to my grandma as we did not live close to her. My own granddaughter though is very close to me, so that is very special to me. Thanks for sharing your layout and your story.

    Have a blessed day and thanks for being in the hop!

    1. Thanks for the thoughts! Tomorrow will be by daughters day and so this really hit home! Inspired me to do a special page just for her and I!

  2. Your Grandma is beautiful! Your layout is wonderful! She would love it!

  3. Great LO!
    Miranda :)

  4. Your story and LO brought tears to my eyes. Those are inevitable changes, but hard ones to face. My prayers are with you. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is so beautiful. I tell my children all the time to create as many beautiful memories as you can because of all the things people can take or steal from you they can't take your memories. Even when people have Alzheimer, the memories are there they just can pull them up when they want to but they are there. Again, this truly truly beautiful

  6. Beautiful layout,Beautiful memories...

  7. I am so sorry for your loss! What a great way to honor your special relationship with your Mimi!!! My boys call my MIL Mimi too :)

    Glad to be in this hop with you

  8. Such a lovely tribute for a lovely Mimi!


  9. Such a sweet story about your MiMi! You will treasure those memories always!
    Nice layout to honor her!

  10. What a beautiful tribute to your Mimi! Love the paper choices and colors....
    Glad to be on the hop with you.

  11. Beautiful layout. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Such a beautiful layout and great way to remember your grandma. I think every girl should know what its like to have an amazing grandma. My mom lost her mom at the age of 5. I have lots of stories about my grandma. I wish I could have meet her. Anyway you did an awesome job and I love reading about your change. HUGS AJ-

  13. I too have sweet memories of my grandmother. I really miss those moments we shared. I love the chipboard you used for her name and those colors are so pretty!