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.

Monday, September 1, 2014

August FUN Check-In & September Plans

August was a rather quiet, relaxing month around here after all our FUN traveling in July. I did a lot of reading, enjoyed some crafty time scrapbooking and cardmaking, and had tons of FUN blogging about the items on my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 list.

Robbie and I watched preseason football games and finished up the final episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man. We also saw two movies: Lucy, which really wasn't nearly as good as the previews made it look; and Guardians of the Galaxy, which was a fantastically FUN superhero movie (check out this FUN review of the movie). Despite the summer temperatures, Robbie and I got out for a couple of walks this month and I continued my weekly sessions with a personal trainer and daily rides on the stationary bike.

I also enjoyed the birthday celebrations at Ellyn's Crafty Tuesdayseeing the Oscar de la Renta Five Decades of Style exhibit, lunches out with Robbie at the mall near his office, cropping with Mama and Michelle one Saturday, an afternoon relaxing and sketching at the park, catching up with Ellyn over lunch one Friday, and visiting with our great-niece and great-nephews on Skype.

Here's a look at my FUN August photo collage.

My FUN plans for September include:
1. Seeing a movie or two and watching the first regular season football games with Robbie.
2. Catching up in the Inspired Scrapbooking workshop and working through the new materials in the One Little Word class.
3. Attending the library book club meeting and celebrating the second anniversary of Crafty Tuesday.
4. Finishing the hunt for items on Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt list.
5. Scrapbooking more layouts for our 10th Anniversary Cruise album.

 Did you have a FUN August? What FUN things are you planning for September?


Ellyn said...

was great to finally catch up! see you at Crafty Tuesday! Tomorrow!

Karen said...

We did have a fun August with lots of family time. Hard to believe it's over already! Your monthly collages always bring a smile to my face!

Beverly said...

August was filled with sweat and hard work but in the end doing it as a family was fun. September will be filled with football, church planning and leading, some redecorating and hopefully some crafting to prep for a mid November craft show.

alexa said...

Nice to see you smiling such a lot in your bright and happy collage, quiet though the month may have been! Wishing you lots of enjoyable creativity this September.

Becky said...

August was FUN for us right up until last week. We have had to put most plans on hold for September but I am trying to keep my chin up and enjoy moments when I can :)

Becky said...

August was FUN for us right up until last week. We have had to put most plans on hold for September but I am trying to keep my chin up and enjoy moments when I can :)

Barbara Eads said...

It looks to me like your 5 things to accomplish in September are going to keep you pretty busy! I know you'll have fun with them!