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, September 23, 2012

Cruise Things

One of the things I enjoyed on our cruise was the new pair of Vibram Five Fingers that Robbie had given me for a Christmas gift. I've seen these shoes several times over the past few years and knew I would enjoy them since I often wear toe socks. So, of course, it was fitting to include a page about them for our cruise album.

 As you know, cruises are usually paid for in advance and are "all-inclusive." That is unless you want to drink something besides water, tea, juice or coffee. Y'all know I want my Coca-Cola, so that was the one extra that we knew ahead of time we would pay for on board.
 
I don't want anyone to be confused by the white can - this is definitely the Real Thing, not one of those diet varieties. It totally makes me laugh thinking about how this white holiday can was probably the second biggest marketing mistake Coca-Cola has made in its 126 year history. Do you remember what the number one mistake was?

12 comments:

alexa said...

As I remember, they decided to produce a 'new formulation' which was widely hated! Interested to read about the Vibram shoes: do you wear them for running, or just for casual wear? You looks as if you are enjoying yourself!

Karen said...

I ended up buying a pair of Merrell barefoot sneakers this summer. No toes, but the same concept. I love their low profile, and am surprised to find how comfortable they are even for someone with some serious foot problems. My daughter would be right there with you, needing the Coke! I'm a coffee drinker and rarely drink sodas. It's a great photo to record that part of your story.

scrappyjacky said...

Coca cola on a hot day was one of the cruise 'extras' I had to have....though closely followed by cocktails in the evening!!

Jimjams said...

I saw lots of those toe-shoes when we visited Las Vegas in March and wondered what they were for!!! Glad to read that they are super comfy - they looked anything but!

Fab pages - lovely bright happy colours!

Cheri said...

"New Coke" - stupidest thing they ever came up with. You don't fix a formula that's already perfect!

The one cruise I've ever been on, we actually bought the kids "drink" cards which allowed them unlimited soda during the 4 days on board.

Ellyn said...

well I still think Diet Pepsi is the way to go.... anyways love your cute layouts. I actually started working on my London album yesterday! go me

MonicaB said...

There biggest mistake was changing their formula - big flog!

I've seen those shoes everywhere and just didn't get it. I'm glad to hear they are comfortable and not some strange fad.

Elizabeth said...

My husband is a Coca Cola addict but I stick with water and hot tea. He hated the new formula Coke and would search all over for the old ones until they stopped making the new. Your shoes sound interesting. I've never seen a pair but I am a walker and wonder how they would be for that.

humel said...

I'd never come across the white cans, or heard of the new formula - maybe it didn't reach my part of the world? Or maybe I just don't drink much Coca Cola!

We budgeted in a couple of 'extras' for our previous cruise too, and have recently booked another and shall be doing likewise! Drinks cards for the kids is one extra worth paying for :)

Tammy said...

Fun layouts - love the blues and the reds! :) Yes, I'd have to say it probably is worth it to upgrade to the real thing! I am proud to say I am doing pretty good at avoiding soda most of the time now. But I had a recipe that called for some and the 2 liter's were buy one get one free at my store the other day so I caved. Back to square one!

Sian said...

I've never seen the shoes before - but now I feel I'm one step ahead when they finally do reach us here!

And white cans are new to me too. I'll echo the others and say that we splashed out on Drinks cards as a treat too.

Beautifully bright and vibrant holiday pages Melissa. You excel at grabbing these little moments and pinning them down

Beverly said...

I know some high performance athletes (okay if you run marathons I count you as that) and a few others with the shoes, glad you love them. I would hate them, the thought of toe socks is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. I don't like my toes being confined at all but especially individually. On our cruise you could buy a special Coke insulated coke bottle for an endless supply. I understood the New Coke fiasco but thought the big whoha about the holiday can design was blown way up.