Thursday, August 23, 2007

trips to Indiana...and a "Princess" room

from 2 peas: Share one of your fondest memories of a special time with one of your grandparents..

we grew up in Texas, had grandparents in Indiana and grandma in Japan.
only saw the Japanese grandma once, we were @ 5 years old.

but for the Indiana grandparents, we used to travel out there during the summers when we were young. so those memories are about the trips to Indiana:

the 3 of us chanting "corn,corn,corn" while driving thru Indiana...cuz this is before the days of personal dvd's.

Grandpa and Grandma's house was full of treasures, esp the 'barn' in the back. We could spend hours exploring and playing (this is before cable)

oh, and could Grandpa cook!!... meats cooked in a pressure cooker, the freshest veggies you can imagine (he grew his own) and mashed potatos and fresh pies...all from scratch (this is before microwaves)

oh, and this is where I spent a summer reading "Little Women" by Louisa Mae Alcott (this is before video games)...sitting curled up in their front room's alcove surrounded by books.

and also the entire family sat on the porch and front yard during the evening after dinner and talked and chased 'lightning bugs'...(this is before cell phones)

I haven't added a fave site in a while...lets go non-scrap...I really enjoy the HGTV message boards for decorating. lots of ideas, and enabling. The "Princess" room started as an all white room that I saw on the boards...but went to look up a "blue" paint mentioned on the boards...fell in love with that blue...and made the room that blue w/white...Princess room is born.

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