52 Weeks of Homemade Families, Week 8

What week is it anyway? I’ve been so busy with the preparations of my daughter’s wedding that I’ve lost track of everything. I know I have hard fast deadlines. But one thing I know: I would not have it any other way.

This is the last Tuesday of Heritage month for Homemade Families. I know we will be doing this again. I loved digging into my old photos, stories and recipes.

I was told a story by an older cousin that my Grandmother Thomas had a way to let people know whether she liked them or not. This was her way of being polite. If, when it came time to leave, she would give them a melon. If she gave you a green melon you were in, she liked you. If she gave you a yellow melon (honeydew melon) then she didn’t like you. I don’t know if then people realized the difference. I don’t even know if the story is true. But I love it and wanted to capture the thoughts of in my family recipe book.

Do you have an old family story that includes food? If not, is there a more recent funny experience you have had involving food?

My Answer

My Recipe and the Story above will go on the back of the layout

Pattern Paper: Jenni Bowlin Jenni Bowlin Vintage Sparrow, Jenni Bowlin Vintage Black Finial, Jenni Bowlin Vintage Red Houndstooth, Jenni Bowlin Black Label

Lettering: Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Alpha Cardstock Sticker - Vintage Red, and Maya Road chipboard letter, Jonathan

Journaling block and small journaling cards: Jenni Bowlin Vintage Journaling Card Set-General Theme note: the small cards are from the backing that shows examples of what is in the contents of the package

Flowers: Maya Road Gingham Point Blossoms - Red and Black

Chipboard Stickers: Glitz Design Cardstock Stickers Vintage Titles

Other: Watercolor pencils: Mondeluz 24 Aquarell Coloured Pencils, Antique ribbon and lace.

Tools, Water Bruch, Maya Road Trinket Vintage Pin, Fiskars Micro-Tip Scissors, Fiskars Rotary Blade Trimmer

FYI: most of the ingredients above can be purchased at Debby’s Dream Studio.

I need to apologize for my neglect of Dare2Dream community. I will be over there working hard today to catch up. Since I’ve mailed everything out it is RAK time. Check out the community a little later and the details will be posted there. I hope you will join me and our guest Blogger along with a chat at Dare2Dream about Homemade Families in March: Jennifer Stewart. Jennifer is an outstanding scrapbook artist and wonderful cook. I can’t wait.

Debby’s Dream Studio has had another revamp, update, doin’ it again! As DDS grows so does the store. All the foundations are separated. Another words you can create your own foundation one page at a time. Spring and Easter color cardstock has been added from Prism. We also have Monochromatic packs. I held one back for a Fiskateer RAK! I’ve been taking inventory so we can make room for the products that will be rolling in within the next 2 weeks.

Gratitude List
1. Tabitha
2. pain management
3. Jimmy
4. Vanessa and all her love
5. God’s path is not easy, but He is with me always


  1. I love this layout. I wish I had some info and photo's of my the older generations in my family. But it seems everyone passed away so young.

  2. What an awesome thing to scrap! Love it!

  3. What a great story & love that you scrapped it!

  4. Very pretty layout.

  5. Love, Love, LOVE your layouts! I need to stock up on Jenni Bowlin supplies. Love your style and the story about your great grandma was cute! TFS!


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