I can imagine what you’re thinking – what’s a Flashback Friday?
Let me share with you where this is coming from….and where it’s going! Definitely someplace fun – starting this Friday!
My husband jokes (kind of!) that the most dangerous words he hears from me are “I have an idea!” Seriously, I would have thought it was “I’m going shopping,” but whatever! <smiles!!> When I was talking with my husband about all of the fun things that we were going to do together through the blog, he unwittingly made two innocent comments that started a firestorm of ideas in my brain! Comment number one: “It’s a shame that you weren’t able to do something like this (a blog) years ago.” Comment number two: “My Mom would have loved working with you on this.”
The thought hit me like a brick – Flashback Fridays!
The concept behind Flashback Fridays is simple. Together, we are going to “flashback” and revisit crafts, recipes, traditions, beauty secrets, fashion, jewelry…whatever strikes our fancy…from another time in our lives (or someone we know!) Perhaps we’ll find something that we’ll revamp and rework and make it absolutely awesome. Maybe, as the saying goes, everything old is new again and we’ll rediscover something amazing just the way it is!
So here’s my challenge to all of you, dear friends! Flashback Fridays are about YOU and sharing! I want to hear about your flashbacks to amazing crafts you “used” to do, an old recipe you just love, an incredible tradition you remember from some holiday or celebration, that strange but amazing beauty secret your grandmother taught you. No time limit on our flashbacks…be it 5 years ago or 50 – if it’s a flashback for you, it’s a flashback for all of us! Email me your flashback ideas and let’s share them! I just can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
A few words about my husband’s second comment…earlier this year, we lost my mother-in-law. She was an amazing and talented lady, with a generosity of spirit and joy that touched all who knew her. Affectionately called “Emme” for her initials ME, she did so many incredible things throughout her life, including teaching crafts, had a catering business, was a real estate agent, was the consummate hostess and ready to throw a party anytime, anywhere! In her honor and memory, Emme’s Flashback Fridays is now official!
I almost can’t contain myself for Friday but I will! Here’s a tiny hint about our first flashback…it’s a craft and a homage to one of my favorite things, Pinterest!
My heartfelt thanks to The Graphics Fairy for providing the vintage background on the Flashback Fridays logo! Visit her lovely blog for beautiful printables, digital images, and lots of inspiration.
Get ready to flashback – starting this Friday!