Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thrifty Gifty #5

Good morning! My teeth are killing me, but Krista was so sweet and made a fabulous Thrifty Gifty for you all!

From this

To this

I purchased this old metal recipe box at my local thrift store for .75¢. Krista made it into a card organizer. My sister in law made me a birthday calendar for Christmas last year and I think it would be great to combine these two gift ideas! All you would need to do is have 12 dividers (one for each month) with a space for writing names and birthdays on them. You might never forget to send a card again!

The other really thrifty thing that Krista did was to use leftover scraps. She has managed to take 5 Cosmo Cricket lines and coordinate them together. Can you find the 5 she used? (I feel a little like a pre-school teacher saying that!)

To celebrate my new braces, post a teenage memory you'd rather forget and be entered into a drawing to win a Paper Crafting Kit from each of the lines Krista used!

94 comments:

Jingle said...

I don't have many teenaged memories, as I've blocked them all out! LOL! Although...those amazing pleated khakis that I wore all the time...we could forget about those. I wouldn't mind at all! LOL! This is an awesome project! So cute!!!

MandieGirl said...

Oh my- where to begin! One year, my mom dropped me off for a week at summer camp, and you had to perform a swimming test to be given access to the pool. I took my test and was walking across the lawn where everyone else was, and I dropped my undies for all to see! (I was in my swimsuit!) :) I wasn't really old enough to be embarrassed, but my mom still says that SHE was embarrassed! :)

Julie Campbell said...

Oh gosh! A teenage memory! Yikes! Just take one look at my yearbook and you'll see! BIG bangs and ginormous thick brown glasses! How I ever got a date is beyond me! LOL!

BTW... I LOVE love LOVE the card box!!! I love seeing what people can make out of 'junk'! It's perfect! :)

sndy1 said...

Most embarrassing!! Too many to narrow down to just one.

Kim M said...

Oh my, don't know if I should share or not. Oh well, here goes....when I was in the seventh grade, we were eating lunch in the cafeteria and someone got me really laughing with this silly joke and I wet my pants! Imagine my mortification at being a teen and wetting my pants, I tied a jacket around the waist for the rest of the day to cover it up and thankfully no one noticed but oh the horror of it all!!

the Holmes Crew said...

This is an easy one! On my 13th birthday, my grandmother told me I was growing up and that my thighs were getting bigger! UGH! I didn't wear shorts for 2 years!

Heather said...

I went to hs in the late 80's early 90's so if you look at my year book it is full of perms, big hair, tightly rolled jean cuffs, flourescent colored clothes... if all of that isn't embaressing enough...I was also the new kid. My teenage years were the worst years of my life. We moved to a new town when I was a freshman in high school so I was the ackward dorky new kid. I hated it and will NEVER do that to my kids.

carabecca said...

I wish I could forget the too-tight jeans that I always tried to squeeze into. Sometimes, more is more.

Gayle215 said...

High School...the "Madonna" years. Black leather mini-skirt, baby ankle socks & black leather pumps, fingerless gloves & huge hair. Need I say more?

patty w said...

Beautiful!

yikes..way too many painful memories!

One time while at a friends swimming, I had come down the sliding board...I was wearing a top with shorts suit. the top must of caught on something sharp because after I came up from the water, climbed up the ladder and stood on the side of the pool..my top had come UNraveled! I was pretty much bare breasted in front of my friends whole family...father and brothers included!! I was so dang embarrassed! Especially since it was the dad that made me aware of it!

Erica Hettwer said...

I have successfully blocked out all my embarrasing teenaged memories.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!!! :D

Beverley Todd said...

Ummm - yeah. It was the 80s for me too - loved it at the time ... but wouldn't want to go back there! LOL

Rebecca said...

Eeeeew all teenage memories are less than desirable. Bad haircuts, awkward bodies, non flattering clothing, mean girls, humiliating bus rides. Can't pick just one. Just be thankful I am old enough to have only vague memories!

Jillisgram said...

Oh the horror of it all --- I hate to admit it, but my girlfriend and I got caught cutting school. I remember the day we had to go to the principals office --- we were both crying and I remember saying some day we'll look back on this and laugh. I hate to say it, but 40 years later and still friends, we do look back on it and laugh. We never did cut school again (for all of you children out there!)

ScrapAddict21 said...

I day I walked out of the bathroom at school with my skirt gently tucked in my undies. LOL So embarrassing.

supermom said...

i was at an underage party out on a farm and the cops came. i ran into town and left my car there. ummm, duh! so, i had to go tell my dad about it. it was so embarassing. he was so mad at me. made me go to the cops and tell them i was sorry and ask for my car back. well, i had to go to court for it. they told me that i looked like a good kid and not to do that again. pretty embarassing. but, i have to say, i will never forget running to town through the corn fields. it was pretty fun and memorable. ;O)

Tona said...

When did I get my braces? When I was 16 years old! Every teenagers dream...NOT. The I had to wear them for a year & a half. The most embarassing moment was when I was kissing my boyfriend & one of the rubber bands came off & shot right into his mouth. I was sooo embarrassed.

Margie said...

I feel your pain... I remember having braces like it was yesterday - I bow to you for going thru it all again!
Hmmm... when I was in 10th grade, I had a huge crush on J, his buddy knew about it and teased me all the time for it... one day right before the bell rang to go home, his buddy was teasing J to kiss me - he said ok! I was so excited, my first kiss was about to land, I closed my eyes and puckered up and waited... and waited... all of a sudden the bell rang, I opened my eyes to see everyone but J :( He was gone... left me standing there all by myself! There was a group of kids standing there, staring at the idiot with puckered lips and eyes closed... sooo humiliating.
After that, I made sure my eyes were open whenever I kissed anybody! LOL!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

First week of 7th grade, I decided to ride my 10 speed through the neighborhood with my hands not on the handlebars, but instead deep in my pants pockets, yes BOTH of them. I was that talented! Or, so I thought. I went over a bump and it was @ss over tea kettle and to the Emergency Room. 7 stitches above my eye and the next day everyone gave me props for the "fight" I had been in. I don't know if I ever told anyone at school the truth about what happened. :)

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oh my......... Finding out halfway through Grade 11 history (third class of the day)that I had my sweater on inside out- 34 years ago and it still stings! - Thanks for that.....haha!

Jenn said...

oh my! Probably being driven to school in my bf's Fiat 850, wondering if we were going to make it there or not! lol

JJ Sobey said...

Just one memory? Can't we just say that I'd prefer to forget pretty much ALL of my high school years? OK, how about just my earrings? (YIKES!)

connie said...

Do we really have to tell? In 9th grade (first year of high school) I had a really hard/mean History teacher. (After 30yrs still remember her name Mrs. Bond!) I sat in back of the class and everyone was complaining how they hated being in her class and she was so mean. WELL she heard US and stood up and ask WHO was not happy in her class, ect... to raise their hand. I WAS THE ONLY ONE TO RAISE MY HAND. That is when I found out who my TRUE friends were!!

Love the card tin.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh no! I hope your mouth feels better soon! Did you take some Advil or something?

Krista -- great job! I love that Mr. Campy ribbon on it! CUTE!!

One embarrassing teenage memory is when I went to Great America (large amusement park) with my friend. I wore white athletic shorts. After going on a log ride (water ride), when I got off the ride, I had a wet footprint on my rear for the rest of the day. Apparently, someone with a muddy shoe had stepped on the seat when they got off the ride, and I saw right on it. What was I thinking wearing white shorts? One of my girlfriends almost hurt herself from laughing so hard!

Colleen said...

I am really trying to block all negative memories out of my mind, but one keeps coming back. I had forgotten my text book for English class my sophomore year and was sent to the office and given a 3 day inschool suspension for leaving a text book at home. had to sit in the principals office for the rest of that class period. I thought that I would die.

Tricia said...

Hmmm.... teenage memory... One of my most embarrassing moments was calling my brother by my boyfriend's name (who I really wasn't supposed to like... he was 24 and I was 17) at a family Christmas gathering. I could have DIED. BTW... I married said boyfriend a year later and we just celebrated our 21st anniversary. How time flies!

Great giveaway. Debbie Olson has made me *love* your dp!! :)

Mandie said...

Oh yuck! I don't even want to think about it. All that curly hair, those bangs! Yikes! ITs like every photo was that of me in a sweater and pleated khakis! YUCK!!!!! Do you really want me to go there?

Lynette C said...

I was invited to one of my 8th-grade classmate's B-day party and had this new blouse that I wanted to show off. In my hurry I put on the blouse reverse (not front to back but inside out!). No one told me about it (either they are nice or shy or laughing their guts out)until I went to the restroom at the end of the part and saw myself in the mirror. I wanted just to dig a hole in the ground and bury my head in it!

Leisha said...

When I was growing up I played the piano so that means I had to play in piano recitals and so time and time again I would be completely prepared and have my pieces memorized and perfected. Then each time would mess up really bad. So when I was 16 or 17 I went up played my song and it was perfect. Wow! Well as I got up and walked down the one step platform I tripped and about fell on my face in front of everyone that I'd know for years. It was funny I laughed then and still laugh about it now. I think I'd much perfer the mistakes however to the tripping.

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

Gee, which one of thousands should I type out? "The" cute boy from school lived next door to my grandpa who we called "Grandpa Bubba." My sister and I were hanging out in his backyard one Saturday when THE cute boy (Mark, I think?) recognized us. We met at the fence to talk. He asked why we were there and I said, "Our Grandpa Bubba lives here." I realized how silly BUBBA sounded and kind of laughed through my nose and a TUBE of green snot shot out of my nostril and clung to my lips for dear life. Apparently, I was catching a cold.

Kristin said...

I think I was always most embarassed when I went to the local grocery store with my mom and we ran into one of the "cool" kids and my mom would make me talk to them. We would exchange a quick nod or hello and go on our way. Then in the car my mom would ask why I didn't talk to them more and be more friendly. She just didn't get that the "not-cool" kids didn't talk to the "cool" kids no matter how long their parents had been friends.

I promise to do better with my kids - I hope anyway :)

Cindy said...

I kissed my brother's best friend. Then I had to look at him every single time he came to our home, which was almost daily.

AuBien said...

Ugh...teenage years. Frizzy hair, skinny legs, thick glasses. I can't think of a day that went by when something embarassing wasn't happening! I can remember getting moved around to nearly every seat in my history class for talking too much. The teacher finally said the next move would be to the principle's office. That kindof slowed down the talking I think. Thanks for the giveaway!

wendy said...

Hmm...teenage memory...I would say that every moment of being a teen was horrific. Man growing up is hard :).

I once fell backwards when I was leaning back on my chair in science class. I fell underneath the table behind me.

random me said...

Hummm... There are so many that I'd rather forget. How about the time I hit a park car approx 1/2 a block from my house. It was just a few months after getting my drivers license and there was no one around and of course no cell phones - so I just drove the rest of the way home. I thought for sure my parents would kill me. I mean seriously a parked car. I could even say it wasn't my fault.

Diana said...

The time I waved wildly at the boy I liked, and felt a slight breeze only to look down and see my shirt was unbuttoned and wide open! thank goodness he didn't hear me or look!

Indigo Wings said...

Were to begin-- there are so many. Probably the most embarrassing thing about my teenage years was the way I looked and dressed-- I started out my freshman year with a left over 80's due-- can you say "big hair", stretch pants and double stacked tube socks. By the time I graduated I was into the grungy skater look-- which was probably an improvement on the previous look but still a fashion nightmare!

Liz :) said...

This is great! Especially for 75 cents! I use one of those expandable file things and it irritates me, I may have to look for one of these though.. :) You can check out my blog for a card I created with Cosmo stuff that I won here a few weeks ago! I love it all! :) Thanks again CC.

Erin Glee said...

The teenage memory I'd rather forget is my first "real" boyfriend breaking up with me... I was sobbing my eyes out and a woman guest that I never met showed up and saw my puffy red eyes and snotty nose... yeah, I'd like to forget that one, now that I've just posted it on the internet!

Barbara said...

My parents were very strick with what we wore outside the home and we were stuck in below the knee hemlines and white ankle socks, while everyone else wore mini skirts and knee highs! That was devastating for us back in the early 70's!! HORRID I say!!!!!

apaintergirl said...

oh, why oh why would you ask me to relive any of that awful awkwardness??? why??? on a positive note...never had braces (haha)...

i am a pee-er...i got nervous when no one showed up to pick me up after all the buses returned from Disneyland on the last day of 8th grade...mom thought grandma was picking me up and both grandmas thought the other one was picking me up...so there i was all teary eyed from saying goodbye to all my friends (i was moving away...the reason mom wasn't there...they moved the month before and left me to the grandparents until school ended)...and, i freaked out and peed my pants...FUN...

thanks for the memories...
chelle

Eva said...

Like carabecca I also had a really tight pair of jeans... on time at a party I sat down and the pants tore!! I had to wear a sweater on my waist all night....

Stampin_melissa said...

Embarrassing teen memories? What teen memories? How would I know if I had any if I repressed them?? *wicked grin* I seriously don't remember anything, I think just breathing embarrassed me so I kept a really low profile in school.

Tracey said...

Oh, there are so many I would like to erase from my memory (like my very poor choice in boyfriends). The biggest one I think would be the night I decided to have some drinks with some friends and ended up in the hospital. A very stupid mistake!!

Alison said...

My teenage years were a lot of fun, but pretty stupid too. In particular, I'd like to forget my whole wardrobe. The most hideous example was the long dress I wore to my first dance a "maxi" that I wore with a pair of mustard-color platform sandals. Together with my pseudo-Farrah hair, I was quite a sight!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Ackkk, so many teenage memories but since your teeth hurt I'll relate to you w/a teeth story, LOL. I had to have my wisdom teeth out my sophmore year of HS and I got a horrible infection and blew up like a blowfish for over a week! The worst part--I had to miss the Homecoming Dance cuz' I looked like a yellow blowfish, not pretty!

hugz,
Suzanne Dean

Jenn said...

Oh man where to begin with horrible teenage memories. I'm sure I have blocked out all the really horrible ones but one is still there. I was in gym class and we had been out on the football field doing something athletic and were all returning to the locker rooms and everyone was walking/running across the field together and somehow I was the only one unable to put one foot in front of the other and I fell and slid about 20 feet along the wet grass/mud. My gym shorts became a wedgie as I slid and I had to get up and remove them and all the mud from my crack in front of my entire class. Great day.

Catherine said...

My memory - hours upon hours spent taming my very curly hair into perfect feathered layers - using enough hairspray to put a hole in the ozone layer by myself. Now, thankfully, I embrance the curls(and the ease of the curls) and leave the poor ozone layer alone.

pattyb said...

Man, I have way too many horrible teenage moments to want to forget. I was thirteen when the most embarrassing thing ever happened. I was volunteering for the school carnival (our main school fundraiser). So of course everyone was there. I was in the dunk tank, and I ate too much so I unbuttoned my jean shorts to sit comfortably. Well, I got dunked and when I jumped up from underwater, my pants fell off and I was standing there in my skivies. The next day the boys kept reminding people they saw my underwear. Atleast they were clean.

Les said...

The one that literally made me cry was I was in England with my choir. Minutes before a concert I wrapped my bangs around my warm curling iron. I set the iron down and went to fluff my bangs and couldn't find them. I ran over to the mirror and sobbed! The iron had gotten so hot it burned my bangs right off and in their place left bright orange 1/2 inch hair! To make it worse, the girls had to wear their hair in a bun and the orange hairs wouldn't lay down! So in my pictures you can see a strip of orange hair sticking straight up. haha

jeneaevan said...

Bangs, and I cut my own!! Hope your teeth feel better.

Erika M. said...

OMG! I think perhaps the memory that stands out the most is when my bathing suit top came undone and I flashed the guy I had a huge crush on.

julieann said...

I think that my worst memory from my teen years was my freshmen year in high school. During the first week of school I had a terrible time finding things at my high school. After our gym class had run on the indoor track our teacher told us to head back to the locker room. Thinking that I was going in the right direction I went into the first locker room I saw, it turns out it was the BOYS locker room!!! With no way to recover I ran, fast, out of the locker room just as the boys gym teacher was walking in. Needless to say I had a lot of explaining to do and it was not a very comfortable chat. For the rest of the year several boys made fun of me and most of the girls could not believe that I did not take a better look around:)

Greta said...

Geez, I think I blocked the out of my memory, lol. Probably the neon colored clothes and parachute paints or 84-85. Sure thought it was a good idea at the time, lol

Mardi said...

Oh a teenage memory would be when I hit a cow while driving! Ouch!!! TFS the project, it is such a great idea! May have to scrap lift!

Julie said...

What do you say when your mom tells your boyfriend that he can spend the night on the couch? I'll skip the details, but early in the am before any one woke up ... my 'FIRST' time happened! We heard a noise, he panicked & pretended he was sleeping (on the wood floor)& the door flew open, hit the bf, my mom tried to kick him & screamed at him. Real nice. She told him to get out of our house, I was crying. You can imagine the drama! At the time, SUPER embarrassing!! But now, it's too funny!

Shandell said...

Sleepovers and watching horror movies with my girlfriends. All that giggling and makeovers must driven my folks crazy!! LOL

Chris said...

Very cool project. Can't figure out all 5 lines though. Just means I haven't bought enough!! :)

Not quite teenage...but gosh, should have seen those GAWDY glasses that I had in 4th grade that Mom made me get. I was seriously the class nerd... Worse was that some of the BOYS in the clas had the SAME glasses. :-O

Anthea said...

Hey Julie, I too had braces when I was a teenager, and I dont forget the pain of just having them put on, or tightened! OUGH
I do remember once when I was a teenager, I was inside the house, and the phone rang, I went to run outside to tell someone, turns out that the screen door was closed, I didnt see it and ran right into it! SOmething that to this day I still havent lived down LOL

Tina C said...

nevermind the fact that I was 5'3 weighed 94 lbs. and looked like a drag queen when I wore dresses - no body to save my life and that was as a sophomore. Those were the days when Madonna and all black and teased hair was so IN...get the drag queen thing...so glad it's over. And now if only I could be 10lbs closer to the 94 lbs...but guess that is also in the past...so sad too bad

mica said...

My teenage years weren't as bad. Really. I can think of a couple of things though. One of them was when I slipped and fell on my bottom in front of a group of freshmen after I had given a speech to them (lol).
BTW, love the box. I have a metal box like that and this gave me a great idea. Thank you so much!!

Chris C said...

Oh gosh: would it be the poodle perm hairdo, the fluro tops, the matching tracksuit or when the entire school (OK maybe not all of them, but it felt like it) found out I had a crush on the head boy...
All of them I think.lol

melita said...

beautiful card box! and a teenage memory...those awful, huge glasses I wore in a love shade of rose, no less, to go with my farrah fawcett bangs. lol!

Calia Yang said...

Teenage years - those were the days where IMAGE was EVERYTHING!! (it's still is a bit now in my adult life - but i could care less now than i did then). My mom used to make me where my church dresses for picture day when I was 12 years old. I look at them and OMG - i dread them, I wish I could just burn those pictures. but I don't because they're memories of me and my life. Now that I think about it - I should make a layout for it.

Angie said...

I wish I could name the 5 lines she used, but I sheepishly admit that I don't know the names of the lines by heart. But I know a few teenage memories I'd rather not! One memory is from when I was a freshman in high school. A friend of mine pushed me (playfully) but because of the weight of my backpack, and because I had just stepped up to the last step, I fell and rolled BACK DOWN the steps, past many people who jumped out of my way, and all the way to the foot of the stairs. I stopped right at the feet of one of the "cool" seniors who just looked down at dumb ole me as I looked up at him. I was SO embarrassed!

Ila said...

Their are many bad memories of my teenage years...most of which I'd rather forget. One that sticks out in my mind though is getting caught smoking in the gals bathroom...and getting detention for it!!
The altered recipe box is Gorgeous!!

Christina said...

Oh goodness...a teenage memory. I guess the best one that I can't seem to ever forget is when I was in 9th grade. I just started dating a guy & we decided with another couple to hangout in the city. While walking around...I started walking backwards as I talked with them. As I turned around to walk forward...I slammed right into a parking meter. It hurt so bad, but I acted like nothing was wrong & laughed it off. I guess he liked me enough that we stayed together for 7 years. We're still friends today & laugh about it everytime that story is told.

heidi said...

I am so excited to see what you did with this box. I have one exactly like that at home that my husband used for football cards when he was a kid. Why I still have it I don't know--but now it will take on a new life.

I remember how sore my teeth felt when I got my retainer in jr. high. It will be well worth the pain. I remember lots of macaroni and cheese!!!

TAC Angel Christina said...

First of all, I love, love, love this project! I really should get around to making a box like that for myself...my handmade cards are stored in ziploc bags :-)!

As for my teen years, not too much embarrasing stuff there. I would never want to go back and do it again because girls {and guys} that age can just be so mean to one another. I got plenty of that. Oh, and the hair....that's something we could all be embarrased about at one time or another, I think!

kathy e said...

My teen years were sooooo long ago and I thought I looked so cute back then--looking at pictures of those times makes me cringe. Where did we get those styles? And that hair!

Houston said...

I had a boyfriend call me really late one night and I was already asleep...but yet somehow I managed to have a whole phone conversation with him...of course I have no idea what I said. He broke up with me the next day!

vikki said...

Do we really have to go there?? I guess declaring to my friends who I had a crush on only to turn around to see him and his mates right behind me!! And that's a tame memory.

Karen said...

I would love to forget the Prom my mom made me go to with her friends son. I was only a freshman, he didn't have a date (that should be the first clue) so she felt sorry for him and told me I had to go with him. I was not happy about having to go, but I thought he would just be happy to have a date. No, he had to try to put the moves on. Definately worth forgettting.

JJ said...

UGH! Think: gangly 13 year old, bad super-short hair cut, new acne... This was when Retin-A was THE thing for dermatologists to prescribe. Well, I used it and a bit too liberally as I had bright red blotches all over my face where it acutally BURNED THE SKIN OFF. Ouch. It hurts just remembering.

Cheri said...

Well, I had the one that you're always warned about. . . I was a cheerleader and I came out of the locker room with my very short cheerleading skirt stuck in my bloomers! Oops! :-)

Cheri said...

Well, I had the one that you're always warned about. . . I was a cheerleader and I came out of the locker room with my very short cheerleading skirt stuck in my bloomers! Oops! :-)

LeAnne said...

My worst memory is a dress I made--it was a jumper, had "rings" at the shoulder; and was made of fake fur that looked like a Holstein cow. WHAT WAS I THINKING? I wore it one time--enough said!
LeAnne

Leslie said...

The braces!!!! Trying to tell a boy I liked him. The list could go on for days.

RitaS said...

Great job on the alteration Krista! I see some older lines used of which I still have scraps (can never throw any Cosmo pieces away!): Mr. Campy, Gretel, Hey Sugar (very smart the way she snuck that in on the flower - looks great!), and Halfway Cafe. Then I had to go searching - and I see Souvenir tucked inside on an index card. Would that be the 5? I love that the various collections, even over a couple of years, work well together -love that about Cosmo!

Re: embarassing moments. I seriously have a case of blackout- nothing from early teens. All I remember is a light blue polyester jump suit with stylish zip front (saved up for that fashion piece!), and feathered Farah Fawcett hairstyle (this would be mid to late 70s for you young 'uns). All I remember from HS is being very sick the week before the Sweetheart Dance in Feb. I was not going. A teacher called my house and said I had to go - talked to my mother. She made me go - my nose was brighter than Rudoloph's and I looked awful. Figured I must have made cout or something - it was by vote and always revealed at the dance. Turned out I was crowned queen - and the pics just look bad. My folks arranged for a neighbor boy to drive me home - he happened to be king. Can you believe he made a move on me? A sick queen!? Drove onto a side road that was not a direct route. I demanded he take me home and would beat him up if he didn't (he was a skinny guy and I had farmgirl biceps)- the nerve, just because he was king no doubt! I was embarrased to see him again, but shouldn't have been. I hope he felt like a schmuck.

NanaBeth said...

It just dawned on me-why did you get your braces before Christmas?
Being of advanced years, most teenage memories have (thankfully) faded. Unfortunately the "big hair" ones remain. Hours of teasing, cans of hairspray-a Cat 5 tornado couldn't move our hair in those days.

Betsy said...

I admit it I"m an 80's brat...I had BIG HAIR that required 1/2 a can of xtra hold Aqua net to keep it in place. I think the major "embarrassing moment" though was I was on a date with my boyfriend and we were there with another couple. The guys started making us laugh. I had a mouth full of pepsi and next thing I know is it's coming back up..

I am running to the bathroom covering my mouth and nose and this guy across the restaurant yells out "ewww gross it was coming out her nose!!!" Which sent my BFF, her date, and my BF into another gale of laughter....sigh, the joys of teen life (I still won't go back to that Burger King and it's been 20 years!)

jennie said...

Ugly ducking syndrome. Giant glasses, giant teeth, bad bad clothes. I graduated with a class of about 100, and barely anyone from my hometown recognizes me! It makes Facebook really difficult;)

Pat said...

A teenage memory I'd like to forget was my parents deciding to make a move, taking me away from my childhood home & friends just before my senior year in high school -- it was traumatic! I was unbearable to live with for quite a while. I LOVE Cosmo Cricket!!!

Melissa said...

I was starting a new school in 7th grade and I already had a "C" bra. I always wore baggy clothes to hide the fact that I had boobs(can i say boobs)
I was in english class in my new llbean t shirt with the logo across my chest when a boy said loudly THERES GOLD IN THERE THAR HILLS!!! OMG i was so embarrassed. I wanted to die.

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, the hair!! Yikes, what a nightmare!!

Julie M said...

23 years later, and I'm still too embarrassed to post about my most embarrassing teenage memory. It makes it real again!!!! Best of luck with the braces - my teenage DD has been wearing them for almost two years now - the pain should last 24 - 48 hours tops each time.

s zuklich said...

i've consciously decided to erase all of my teenage years from my memory... but it was the early 90s, so wasn't the fashion embarrassing enough? haha.

Angie said...

I have blocked out so many. However, seeing the stunning photo of you with your braces reminds me (painfully) of the years I had to wear those too. I still remember the Hurt (physical pain) involved!

Best wishes to you during your orthodontic experience!!

PS: Bad haircuts and peer situation (too numberous to mention) create a blur of my teenage years!

Alex S. said...

Oh...so many embarrassing teenage memories!!! One being when I went to the local YMCA and was playing basketball. I was the only girl in the basketball program. One day a (guy) friend saw me and waved...I waved back at the same time when someone threw the ball at me and it hit my face!! Everyone was laughing!!! I was mortified!! It hurt too!!

Davinie said...

Sweetie, I had braces for almost 8 years, and it was at a time when not everyone had them. I got teased so much! But I am SO glad I went through with it, because my teeth are straight and purty now. You won't regret doing this for yourself! I promise! And the pain will die down soon. Pain means teeth are moving and that's a good thing! :)

toniw said...

Child of the 80's I am! If all those clothes, peg-leg jeans, huge sweaters and socks over the cuffs of the pants weren't bad enough, in high school I ran out of gas in my "cool" Ford Escort, right in front of the school as classes were getting out. Fun times - NOT!

nancy said...

My worst teenage memory is of getting a perm. I had short hair and I ended up looking like a poodle! It was awful and it took forever for it to grow out.

The card box is amazing. What a smart way to re-use an old item.

Maureen said...

LOVE the card box, as well as all the thrifty gifty ideas!!

I have to admit that my teenage years were rather painful so I'd like to forget most of it, but the most embarrassing was how I looked after band hazing - Vaseline caked in my hair. I looked like I hadn't washed my hair in years!!

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