Creating Masterpieces and Memories: Friday's Find #300

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Today I have one special find plus I'm sharing the artwork (and artist!) that inspired it...

fabulous find of the week

By the time you read this, Ginger Grand will be here visiting and I will be away from my computer. As usual, I've scheduled my posts ahead, and I wanted to share this week's fabulous find--a child's easel. You may have seen these at Ikea; one side is a chalkboard and the other side is dry erase. It folds up and also has a nifty tray that I know Ginger Grand will love for storing his art supplies. I was thrilled to score this one at a yard sale just before his arrival!

fabulous find of the week

Some of you may remember from previous posts, that GG loves to craft with me. However, he has become quite the talented artist! Yes, I know I may be biased, but see for yourself! Last year when they went to Scotland, Youngest Daughter took lots of beautiful photographs, including the one on the bottom of the Highland cow. Ginger Grand's representation is on the top. He even captured the shaggy hair. Didn't he do a beautiful job?

children's artwork

I've gathered an assortment of canvases and I'm hoping my little artist will paint a likeness of my garden. Look how much he has grown up in one year! Last year he was playing "King of the Garden." This year he is sporting shades and selected his cool new haircut for summer!

long distance grandparenting

Ginger Grand loves to go to garage sales! For his visit, I've stocked up on special treats and his favorite recipes for us to cook together. We'll be creating masterpieces and memories! July 31 UPDATE: My little artist created such a beautiful painting of my garden, I had to share it!

long distance grandparenting

I'm so proud and will cherish this special art! 

Long distance grandparenting

You may enjoy seeing some of our previous adventures--I've shared several links below...

15 minute emoji tic-tac-toe game

DIY treasure chest

Box of adventures

Until next time, happy hunting! 

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  1. Sounds to me like you have a fabulous visit planned!

  2. You've got a great friend in GG! He has grown up so much in just one year. I love his budding artistic talents and the fact that you nurture it! Have fun, Cecilia.

  3. Wow, can't believe how much GG has grown in 1 year! The little boy look is GONE! Hope you two get to visit great places, yard sale, cook, and craft together! Give him a hug from all of us!


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