Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
A Homemade Life - Pass the Book
However, it was the stories that drew me in and inspired me in a different way. I began to think about the foods in my life and how certain memories were linked with a particular food. These are the types of memories I want to preserve in my scrapbooks, and I immediately began a list of ideas for layouts. (I actually created a layout about my Grandma and pecan pie several months ago - you can see it here.) For now, I have the list in my idea notebook and plan to take time to journal the stories and memories before deciding on a layout design. These layouts will probably be incorporated into my LOM category albums or they just might possibly merit a book of their own.
Here's a sneak peek at my list of memories/stories:
1. Mama's Biscuits - my comfort food
2. Fried Fish - I catch, I clean, I cook
3. Daddy's Telephone Van Cake
4. Our Cooking Disasters (2001-2011)
5. The Necessity of a Clip-On Timer
Now it's time to pass the book. You can read all about Pass the Book here and Sian's thoughts on this book here. If you'd like a chance to be the next recipient of A Homemade Life, please leave a comment below. I'll pick a name on Monday, April 18, so be sure to check back to see if you have been chosen to receive this wonderful book.