Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pocket Paris Present

This is a combo gift for a family member. Its just a fun little something to send along with a book I've been meaning to pass their way. I like unexpected things, in the mail or by hand, and hope they enjoy this cutesy tag-a-long. 

Supplies: old metal container, Kilz primer, acrylic paint, not pictured: Mod Podge
Click here for this Paris city template:

painted the inside with French flag colors
sealed with Mod Podge

I'm coupling this present with this book: Finding Home by Jim Daly. Not saying that Paris should be home, although that point could be argued favorably, lol. I'm all for some quality wine, cheese, and bread. 

“I should be insane—or in jail.”
Instead, Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family managed to rise above his harrowing childhood that began in the Compton suburb of Los Angeles. In this deeply personal memoir, he relives horrors no child should endure. A bloodcurdling neighborhood murder merely serves as the backdrop to the abuse and alcoholism within the four walls of his own home, a cycle broken only by the cancer that leaves him motherless. Orphaned by twelve, he somehow managed to catch enough glimpses of grace that he knew he wanted more, both from himself and from a God he had to believe existed.

This story left me figuratively speechless because I couldn't shut up about it. Like a puppy I followed my husband around our kitchen going on and on and on about this man's story. I totally agree with Jim Daly, he should be insane or in jail. Its an incredible story that it worth the read and I highly recommend it. I still find myself thinking about it and I read the book over two years ago!

If you've read it, or after you do, let me know what you think/thought. I wish I'd read this in a book club, so much food for thought. 

Now I just need to find a travel size Italy for myself! 


  1. Such a cute and creative gift!

  2. That's a gorgeous gift! I want one...hehehe! Mimi xxx