Sunday, September 6, 2009


 In the past, I've had precious items lost or damaged during a move.  This time, we're going to try packing ourselves and using a POD.  It's an exciting possibility, but it means that we must fit all our worldly possessions into an 8x8x16 foot box...  Therein lies the problem. 

Some of the decisions are easy:  Of course we'll sell the old sofa, give away the wall heater covers, etc. 

Some are less clear:  How do you get rid of picture frames without knowing which ones you'll want in the new house? 

And some require getting creative:  When my husband proposed to me in Boston, he did an amazing job of it!  It's a long story that ends in a room filled with 20 dozen long stemmed red roses.  I dried them and enjoyed having them hung around my room.  They were boxed and moved with me to Ohio.  They remained in the boxes.  We moved to California with the roses still in those original boxes.  Now that we're about to move again, I couldn't bear the thought of them moving around in boxes yet again.  There must be a better way... 

After obsessing about it for a while (that's what I do, right?) I made this:

Now instead of 4 giant boxes, I have one 12x12 shadowbox.  My roses will be on display where I can enjoy them and it's a small step toward reducing our footprint.  Tell me what you think!


  1. That's gorgeous, Kim! I love it! Great idea!! A really timeless look.

  2. It's gorgeous! Also, your engagement story is one of my favorites :)

  3. I love it too, what a great idea and family keepsake!