Friday, August 27, 2010

Flashback Friday and More

Flashback Friday

{Me, 1980}

My mom was a regular McGuyver, able to fashion a toy with just a trench coat belt and an empty box of Pampers. Move over Playskool, Mom was on a mission to bring a little fun into our living room with our very own diaper box derby! How's that for ingenuity?!

Okay, while I will score no points for originality, I should at least get an A for effort, don't you think?!





Five Question Friday

{one} How many pets do you have?

Zip, zero, zilch!

{two} If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?

If I could switch places with anyone for the day it would be celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe. Even though I couldn't squeeze my pinky finger, much less my entire body, into any of her clothes, I'd love to just camp out in her closet for hours ogling over her hundreds and hundreds of designer frocks. Styling all the A-List Hollywood celebrities would be icing on the cake (which by the way, I'm pretty certain RZ would never eat).

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{three} What is your favorite money saving tip?

Never ever leave home! While it would work, I know it's not a realistic tip. Instead I'll have to say that my favorite tip to save a few bucks is to always make a list and stick to it. A list keeps me on track while I'm shopping while helping me to avoid impulse purchases that tend to send my final total soaring!

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What do you want your kids to be when they grow up?

Here's a really original answer for you: I want my daughter to be just as she is now, happy!


What is your favorite quote?

Leave it to a man with the last name of Purkey (perky) to come up with my all time favorite quote!

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth."
— William W. Purkey

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Yay for 5QF fun hosted by Mama M.! If you'd like to participate head on over to My Little Life and link up.

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What do you have planned this weekend? Whatever you do, make it a great one y'all!



Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Shannon you are so amazing!! I love how you took an idea from when you were a baby and used it for your own daughter. That is just so cool!!! Little GG looks so adorable and I love her little popsicle dress!!! :D

I'm making horse cupcakes for a 7 year old's birthday party this weekend! I'm pretty excited! :)

Susan said...

Love that orange carpet, reminds me of the Brady Bunch. No wait, there's would have been green shag carpet...anyway.
The diaper box derby may not be original, but GG seems to reaaly enjoy it. Although....I have rarely to see GG with anything other than a beautiful big smile.
I'm a firm believer that if you give a kid a big box, they can have hours of fun in it. My grandparents used to do those voting booths at their home ages ago and they were given these tall, refrigerator-style boxes. My sister and I would go in the back yard and make long tunnels, forts, cars, tents, whatever and we would want to sleep in them that night. I LOVE CARDBOARD BOXES!

Sara said...

I love the vintage Pampers box and I love how you recreated the idea with GG.
I'm the same with making lists. If I don't make a list before I leave the house I end up buying way more than I should :-)

Mommyto2 said...

love the diaper box! How cute.

Cool Gal said...

Cute blog, Shannon. :)

I agree 100% with the list idea. It certainly does help. The photo of you as a baby in the box is just precious as is the one of your daughter.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy to be your newest follower.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

love that classic pampers box

mama k said...

It is crazy how much you and GG look alike!!

We are taking Little Man to a pond tomorrow to go fishing in the morning and just relaxing :)

Hope you had a great one too!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, your blog (and your little one!) are adorable!!! I am your newest follower!
Come visit me!

Joni said...

although you were an adorable child and that invention is definitely an ingenius one of a kind way to recycle, i couldn't get past that orangey brownish carpet. that must have been the shade of the decade back then, cause we had that same shade of orange/brown carpet. my parents are old fashioned, so they STILL have it, in fact! lol!

GG looks to be as happy as if she had any toy you could have purchased in the store. i wish, as an adult i could be so easily amused.

i think i may have to dig up some old photos of myself and participate this week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Cindy said...

I just stumbled onto your profile and too funny that my husband and I are Alabama natives living in Florida hanging Auburn and Ole Miss flags amid the Gator orange and blue in our neighborhood. Darling blog btw... will be following you :) Have a great weekend.
xo Cindy

Amanda said...

Hey Great answers and GREAT pictures! im a new follower, stopping by to say hi, and read your questions! Have a GREAT weekend, and if you got a second come follow me back

New Mommy!!! said...

Love the pic, and so neat to see a pampers box from circa 1980, when I was born.

I actually have pulled nik around in a pampers box many a time (why didn't I ever think to add a pull cord, instead of dragging it by the handle which i so much more difficult, ha!)

I LOVE that quote, beautiful-love the pic.

I have heard of this woman, but do not know her. We don't have cable, ha! I agree, when I don;t want to spend I try not to leave the house. Never fails, as soon as I do, there goes over $100. I try to stick to a list to.

Have a great weekend!

Candice said...

Wow, GG looks just like you!! Happy 5QF!!

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

There is something so fun about a cardboard box!

I love the old Pampers box - it looked so simple and sweet.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your quote and your goal for your daughter. Stopping from Mom Loop!

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Karen said...

Hopped my way here from 5QF and not only love your answers, but love your flashback as well. Yes! I give you an 'A' for effort! We always joke that the kidlets have a million toys & yet they still get as much or more pleasure from the box they came in. Now, there's just one more way to use the box! :> Have a fun Friday! :>

Meant to be a mom said...

I love your money saving tip. I agree with you 100%. :)

Also the quote is great.

The box pictures are great. You both look so much alike.

Lisa said...

You mom is awesome, love her creative spirit!

Your little one is adorable.

So Who Is The Crayon Wrangler? said...

Love the flashback pic. How creative!

Love the picture of your daughter and that does epitomize happiness!!

Hopping over from Mama M's 5QF

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Blakely & Calvin Long said...

GG looks just like you as a baby!

I love RZ. She is soo major! haha

Liz said...

I love the pictures!! So cute to have pics of both you and GG in Pampers boxes. It's interesting to see how the boxes changed :)

Southern Belle Mama said...

Your mom was one smart cookie! I think you should frame the two pictures together. :)

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Why is it that children love to play in boxes? lol We would buy our boys some really great toys but they were always facinated with the box.

Mrs. Southern said...

WOW!! You two look JUST alike!! :-D

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