Meet Bobbi-Jo Grunwald, our HOF3 Book Contest Runner Up. We thought her book was fabulous and really focused on her family and what makes her house a home. We had such a hard time choosing these winners as there were tons of great entries but there could only be two winners and this was one of them…..so check out her book and what she had to say about it:
“I’m a recently-turned-30-and-won’t-admit-it stay at home mom of four daughters who loves to scrapbook to while away the freezing hours of winter in Canada (and, who am I kidding, all year long!). I have been married to my sweetheart hunkster husband (move over, Edward!) for 10 blissful years and he supports my scrapbooking addiction whole-heartedly.
I love projects that inspire and really make think about what is important to me in my life. Usually I can whip through a mini-album in a couple of hours, but this one took me days and days. In the end, I LOVE it because it represents us so well. My husband got choked up reading through it, which is a huge accomplishment
I used the theme “What makes a house a home?”, then I came up with some different titles that answered that question for us. Some examples were FAMILY, SERVICE, and ROOTS. I also included obvious pages such as LOVE because without love our home would be nothing more than four walls and a really bad carpet. Our home is filled with love and it’s a legacy I want to pass down to my children. I included TIME (as in time spent together) because some days, it seems that time is short, but the way we spend our time together makes our house a home. LAUGHTER is a HUGE one at our house - I wouldn’t think I was home if I didn’t hear laughter ringing through the walls of our house. After all, the family that laughs together, stays together. I also included pages about some of our favorite TRADITIONS including our yearly family Nativity pageant, and making huge heart-shaped sugar cookies with our names on them for Valentines day. A big one I had to include was ORDER. Our home strives to be one of order with rules and expectations for all of us. It’s something that is important to us and it’s something we hope our children will learn to value as much as we do.
This book is something I cherish now, and hope that my children will cherish as they grow. Capturing memories, moments, and milestones is what scrapbooking is all about, for me, and this project did all three and more!”
Congratulations Bobbi-Jo and check back tomorrow and we will be featuring our Grand Prize winner of the HOF3 Book contest!