9/15/10

Seasonal Shifts

Inspiration Wall

Ruby and I had the house to ourselves this afternoon for awhile and while she gnawed on a random jar lid I took down the paper airplane garland and changed out a few images on my inspiration board. My mom gave me this copy of a photo of my PawPaw this summer and I suddenly realized who my brother looked like in our family. My PawPaw died over 21 years ago and my memories of our holidays spent together are faint but I remember his smile. My mom tells me I would've really loved him. He's up on the wall until further notice.

My PawPaw

Speaking of my brother...we found out he's deploying in a few weeks. I'm hoping to work out some details to see him in a few weeks before his send off and planning my care packages already. Never did I imagine I'd be familiar with military life and now my brother and husband are both under contract. I'm proud of them both.

On a lighter note, I spent an hour in the sunshine plotting, I mean, documenting my plans for fall projects, blog topics, and goals for our family time and feel much more organized in the midst of teaching an online class and planning for the next one. My next project for blog purposes only is to test out making my own leather shoes for Ruby. I went to Tandy Leather last week and snatched up a few scrap pieces on sale and have every intention of coming up with something adorable so stay tuned.

xoxo,
Rachel

21 comments:

Paige said...

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

HelenThura said...

oh I do adore those clipboards.

I hear you on service life. I never thought when I was younger, that my bf would be in the service or my best mate.

Will be interesting to see what you create with the leather.

Toni Brockliss said...

My Dad was in the airforce for 20 years. I understand.
Best wishes to your brother for protecting the safety of others. I greatly admire anyone in the armed services.
x

Beatriz said...

This post was so sweet. I thank you very much your post, my dad died last year (suddenly, it was so tragically) and one of the hardest thinks for me is think my future sons never will know him. Reading you think of your grandpa after all this years and talk about him with your mum is a little sunshine for me in this moment, thanks a lot Elsie <3
Bea

mama*thayer said...

i cant wait to see the shoes! ive been wanting to make my daughter some little minnetonka style boots, since the ones ive found thrifting are too narrow for her feet. where is tandy located?

RachelDenbow said...

It's here in Springfield on Glenstone across from the Hancock's Fabrics. It's just North of Sunshine on Glenstone.

Lauren said...

praying for your brother! I've been attached to the military since the day I was born... so I know how tough it can be at time, but YES so proud of them! :)

Beatriz said...

So airry I called you Elsie!! I use to read our 2 blogs one next to the other: I'm sorry Rachel and thanks for your words <3 Bea

Gingiber said...

Your inspiration clip boards are lovely! And, you keep up with changing them every season! Wonderful!

lula honey said...

oh i know you'll make something cute cute cute for ruby and those tiny feet of her. can't wait to see :)

lula honey said...

*hers

elise said...

love the picture. we are a totally civilian family and have such respect for our military friends. so much daily sacrifice!
I've been itching to try to make leather shoes for Emory. She has skinny but thick (depth) feet... difficult to find shoes for!! can't wait to see yours :O)

jdavissquared said...

love the picture of your Pawpaw.

So much respect for your boys, and your family. Good men.

Carrie Rosalind said...

I always love seeing your new pics for the month. I just created a clipboard wall in my house, and I have way too much stuff that I want to clip up! I guess I need to add a couple more clipboards...

Ashley said...

love the wall, and the photo.

i can't wait to see what you come up with!! will you post a tutorial? my baby sister is a month younger than Ruby and i would love to make her some little leather shoes!

Little Cutiebug said...

my dad was in the army for 34 years and my sister just enlisted so i know how all that goes. i esp get what it's like to be a little kid when your dads going away.

also, the clip boards are fantastic.
<3, a new blog reader. :)

Beth Ann said...

Safe wishes for your brother! My husband is in Afghanistan currently so I understand the broad range of emotions! Though, the care packages are fun - I'm getting ready to make a Halloween themed one to send out! As creative and crafty as you are, I'm sure your packages will be spectacular! :)

Ash said...

which war was your PawPaw in?
It's funny because last night i posted a picture of my grandfather on my blog. the coloring looks the same, mine served in the Korean war

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RachelDenbow said...

Ash,

World War II. He drove tanks!

HunDuddle Hussy said...

what branch is ur husband in? is he reserve or what? my husband in a marine and he's currently in afghanistan until april. boo :(

oh and sorry for the random comment on an old post. i just ofund u today and now i'm gonna be wasting my day away scrolling back and back and back until my eyeballs hurt. thanks a lot for being so cute. jerk.