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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bee Mine

Today I have been married to my wonderful husband for 31 years.  (I could get really corny here and refer to him as my 'honey').  Anniversaries are a celebration of the blessings of another year together; and the sharing of love and devotion.  Lavish gifts are not a requisite, but rather the expression of a mutual deep affection for one another.

I made Larry an explosion box as a token of that affection.  Have you seen one before? Have a look inside mine.

Explosion boxes are a blast to make and equally fun to give.  The concept involves layering pretty papers and loading the pages with special things of significance

I used a combination of scrap booking embellishments, old photos (which I resized, copied and cut), and favorite quotes from our dating days.

Scrapbook and craft stores feature so many cute add-ons like this.

I must say, at the risk of boasting, that the box is adorable and Larry loves it.  Larry is a very practical sort (educated as a Mechanical Engineer).  He rarely comes home with a frilly gift unless I am pretty forthcoming about my wants.  I was pretty tickled when he made a special trip to Tuesday Morning, just to grab one of these~

YES! An electric pressure washer!  And in addition, a ROKU has been shipped.  What a romantic devil. For our first Christmas he bought me a glue gun.  Woo Hoo! Is our life beginning to sound a little like the old sitcom,  Tool Time?

But let me conclude by saying with all sincerity that Larry has made all of my dreams come true for 31 years and I'm sure he forever will.  I am a very blessed woman.

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