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Ode to Italy

14 Aug

A month ago I went on the most AMAZING trip to Italy with my in-laws and my sister-in-law, yes I left the hubby behind. That was definitely hard considering I was gone for 12 days and not to mention it was our one year wedding anniversary, but he encouraged me to go because he felt it was the trip of a lifetime and boy was he right! It was one of the most eye-opening, most indescribable experiences ever and I am just so thankful that I was able to go. Now I feel closer than ever to my in-laws and consider my sister-in-law Kat one of my best friends! I just absolutely cannot even describe to you the generosity of my in-laws and how much they did for me on the trip, soooooo I just had to do something extra special for them! It took me a while to come up with something that would be sentimental and truly show my gratitude. I am known for my rapping (haha yes a white girl can rap, I didn’t say well, I just said I could haha) and poem writing so I decided to do a recap of our trip in a poem. After writing the poem, which took me like 2 days, I decided to make a shadowbox and include some pictures of the trip as well as some souvenirs we picked up along the way. I am so excited to give it to them and can’t wait for their reaction.

An excerpt from the poem:


Shadow Box

Perfecting the layout



Shadowbox complete!

Shadowbox complete

Ready to display!

And Italy was just way too beautiful to keep to myself so here are some pics from our trip!

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