DIY Decoations on Fri-Yay Funday

Happy Fri-Yay Funday Friends!

I am sooooo excited to share these decorations with you that my daughter made for all of the celebrations we’ve had lately and there are more to come. Always right?! We’re just done with Valentine’s Day and the chocolate bunnies are already in stores for Easter if you can stand it.

This year is a milestone year for our family as we celebrate 3 generations and a total of 5 grandparents birthdays. 65 (no not me! Remember, I’m 16 with 49 years of experience) 🀣, my sister in law is right behind me, my mom will be 85, My Dad 88, My Step Dad just turned 88, My Dad’s significant other, 90 and my FIL turned 95 last week. WOW! And then there’s our baby who will be 30 in June.

I’ve always made a big deal about birthdays which I got from none other than my mother. I make a point to celebrate them because it’s a chance to pause, come together and honor another day we are blessed to be here on earth. However, I’m off my game this past year with the pandemic and the new normal has taken it’s toll and I have become much more simple and busy with technology (my fav…hahahahaha). So, if I forgot to send you a card, or wish you a happy birthday this year, Happy Belated Birthday, I’m really so sorry!

With that, comes the shock of the younger generation and surprise of them stepping up and digging in to keep traditions alive. YAY!!!!! I couldn’t be happier and more proud of my kids!

I promised Vani, at Story time with Shivani that I would share this new die cut machine, The Cricut, my daughter is using to create all of these amazing decorations. So here you go Vani, I hope you like it. Do visit her blog and follow her. She has fun stories, great messages, will always make you laugh and she is an amazing supportive follower.


But of course; first a poem called…….

I Pass The Baton

I pass the baton to my daughter who has surpassed me
My once bought decorations I hung with pride
Are crafted by my oldest with her very own cricut die cut machine
She programs and designs cutting out of wood, paper, and plastic
From signs, labels to pins, banners, no two the same
Talented, unique and finely crafted 
I’m happy to say she puts me to shame 
Yes, I’ve been replaced I’m happy to say!
I pass the baton to my daughter who has surpassed me
These decorations are amazing like her in every way!

And what better than to love and be loved! Notice the intricacy of this over lay design


I always wished I had a sister but my sister in law (who made this bag) and my soul sisters (you know who you are) are gifts to my heart and I am everything because of you.

Thanks soooo much Renee and to all of you for reading! However you celebrate your Friday and weekend make sure to take time to enjoy the gifts of the day that come your way. Take some time to enjoy your special gifts, hold yourself lightly and lovingly no matter what is going on and know you are LOVE!

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140 thoughts on “DIY Decoations on Fri-Yay Funday

  1. What beautiful gifts! You are rightly proud of your daughter πŸ₯° Wow! I hope I look as good as your FIL when I’m 95 🀩 I got a very special gift from my son the other day but…I’m saving that for a later post 🀣 have a fab weekend πŸ₯°

    1. They really are!!! It’s so true to watch them grow and take on the responsibilities we have had.
      I know me too and I love you said “when” I’m 95″.
      Oh, I can’t wait to hear all about it!
      You do the same. Off for a bike ride with my son! πŸ’–β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. Ah they are beautiful ❀️I love the smile on your father in law’s face .. I enjoy crafting and I’m thinking of trying out something like this with my daughters 😊nice post Cindy ❀️

    1. I know… so inpressive really. It does take time but she is loving it! Yeah, he’s a happy guy inspite of loosing the love of his life my MIL 3 years ago.
      Thanks so much dear! πŸ’–

      1. Oh ok! On the other hand .. β€œthree years ago” is actually so much better.. touch wood .. I know I may sound weird .. but my friend lost her husband a few months ago .. she’s 36 πŸ˜”

  3. What a great mom you are to have raised such creative, loving kids. Happy milestone bday year to you & the gang! Your poem is so sweet & very telling of your willingness to pass on that baton! The glasses are to die for, & the other projects are super fun and beautiful too! Have a lovely weekend, Cindy! 🌞

    1. Oh you are 2 sweet for words! It is fun to watch them mature and be so self sufficient!
      Thanks for the wishes Lisa for all of us! Awww glad you like my poem and it truly is an amazing feeling. OMG aren’t they sooooo much fun!!!!
      So relatable yes?!!!!! we will have wine in them when you visit. I’m on it and you too! Any plans?

      1. This is the last weekend my significant other is out of town for a while, so I’ll do some girl stuff! Plus the weather here right now is so nice and warm, I’m planning to bike for a while this afternoon and hike tomorrow. What are you up to this weekend? 🌞

      2. Oh how nice. Enjoy your girl time while you can. My son and hubby went golfing and I might get out for a ride too and hike. The never ending continues.. lol.. dinner and lunch tomorrow with my Dad. The trouble with divorce,… too many visits.🀣 have a good one!❀️

      1. I only knew cuz i had to go back in my post over and over to change it. 🀣 and since I added the link. I think it still came up when I spelled it wrong.. 🀣

  4. Great post, what talent . How can I order some of those glasses? What unique gifts they will make .You are so fortunate to have all of those elders in your life still here on this planet and seemingly pretty healthy πŸ˜‚. Glad you had a fun birthday celebration with your family.

    1. Thanks sooo much! Aren’t they great. I can get you in touch with the powers that be. Start thinking of what you would like them to say. Yes, indeed, very lucky for sure.
      I sure did and thanks so much. The best is yet to come!πŸ’–πŸ€—

  5. It’s beautiful. Hold it lightly and lovingly…wow. You are in sweet 16 and be always. You have such a talented daughter… I love the glasses. Love the pleasant face of your FIL, he looks too good. And of course the poem..loved it.πŸ’žπŸ’ž

    1. Happy to hear that line resonated with you and the awesome decorations, glasses and poem. let’s see, when I’M 23 (95) I hope to be smiling that big too!! Glad you liked my poem! πŸ’– Thanks your continued support means a lot! πŸ’–

  6. Beautiful, beautiful, Cindy! ❀️❀️ Love the artwork, the poem, and, oh, the glasses are stunning! πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

      1. Welcome, Cindy, always. Yes, impressive, indeed. Ah, those glasses made me smile and laugh, big time. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈ

  7. Awwww these came out just perfect πŸ‘Œ and I can tell by its finishing that this must be a heck of a task!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘ I love that “now my mum blogs one” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ your daughter is on the blogosphere too?? Didn’t know that following her right away

    1. They did didn’t they! let’s just say, I wouldn’t want to do it! hahah. Nay they aren’t on W.P. barley check in on me. lol. I hope you liked your name in print with your site and hope you get some more followers! πŸ’–

      1. Oh yes of course thanks for the shout out πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ I got some followers directed from your site πŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ
        Love your support πŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

      2. You’re soooo welcome! Just wanted to make sure you saw it! β€οΈπŸ‘ Oh YAY, that makes me soooo happy! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘It’s my pleasure and I appreciate yours! πŸ’–

  8. The gifts are amazing. I like the glasses. Beautiful art work on it too. Belated Happy Birthday! You surely had loads of fun. Much Love. (Heart)

    1. Glad you like them Kritika. They make me laugh and laughing is the best medicine these days. It was a nice break for sure and thanks for the birthday wishes!! πŸ’–

  9. With that, comes the shock of the younger generation and surprise of them stepping up and digging in to keep traditions alive. YAY!!!!! I couldn’t be happier and more proud of my kids!

    That’s incredibly special, Cindy <3

    Your poem is lovely, and that last glass really made me chuckle πŸ˜€


    1. Hi Nancy!
      Thanks so much for your visit. I agree with you, the design alone takes a lot of thought the Love cut outs are so intricate. Have a great start to your week!❀️

  10. Such talent. I love the one about “now I drink alone.” Lol. I suppose the good thing about all those birthdays at once is that you don’t forget anyone! Happy Birthday to all, Cindy. And Congrats on the 49 years of experience that got you to Medicare!

    1. Thanks Diana!
      I know that is pretty funny.
      You know that’s true.. I spaced the kids out by birthdays and it worked.. every 2 -3 months but the other ones have musrhroomed but then boom they’re done. Cheers to medicare! Thanks for stopping in! πŸ’–

  11. This is beautiful. And I can assure you & your family is really really talented.
    You all can do some exceptional work together.
    (Btw I was unable to devote much time here from last week, as I was up to my ears in work. So I think I missed some amazing posts including yours).

    1. Hi Ritish,

      Thamnks so much for stopping in. I really appreciate your kind thoughts here. Oh I understand how hard it is to keep up sometimes.
      Thanks for stopping in!!! very appreciated and take good care of you!πŸ’–

  12. Such a beautiful family. Your daughter seems adorable. A reflection of what a fine job you did raising your kids. Nice to be introduced to Pete this time. And the glasses….what can I say. I love them. I remember your wine glasses that had beautiful traits written on them….lovely…
    Enjoy these times. Hugs and love
    And some more loveeeeeeeee

    1. Oh thanks so much Rue! She really is a sweetie and thanks for the acknowledgment! So much appreciated! He is amazing right? I remember you liked those.. and now new ones to love! Hope you’re settling in to your new life and move!
      Thanks dearest and big hugs and always love πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  13. Oh dear 16 year Cindy, hope you had some lovely celebrations with all the birthday big babies. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ The DIY’s are cool, creative and beautiful. Btw….. you are a super woman with 49 years of experience 🀣🀣🀣

    1. Oh thanks Preethes,
      They keep coming and coming which makes for a lovely celebration! Glad you like all the DIY projects. Fun stuff! Awww you are so kind and sweet. Big hugs today! πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

  14. Omg happy belated birthday to you and your family members! The cards and decorations your daughter made are just wow 🀯 and the bag your sister in law made is amazing! And the poem is so heartfelt

    1. Oh thank you so much for the nice wishes.
      So glad you liked all of the decorations, the bag and my poem.
      It’s great to see you here and I so appreciate your visit! Have a great weekendπŸ’–

  15. I love reading your bubbly, cheerful words, Cindy! Wow, you have gotten this 16-year-old thing down PAT with so many years of experience at it 😁! I definitely can tell that you keep that youthful heart ever alive and vibrantπŸ˜‰. And your FIL looks amazing — I am immediately inspired!

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer!!! Yes indeed I do. Awe thanks for the admiration which is so much appreciated. I so much agree with you. Thanks so mcuh for stoppping in, I truly appreciate it! πŸ™

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