Graduation Time

Our youngest son is graduating May 7 from University of South Carolina in Chemistry.  We are so proud of him.  I need to brag for a second.  He's been doing inorganic chemistry research for a professor the last two years.  Upon graduating, he wrote a paper and presented to professor (I think a requirement).  Anyhow, the Department of Chemistry was so impressed it is being "published" .... that's a huge deal and a bigger deal for an undergraduate.  Usually, this is saved for doctorate candidates.  From a mother's point of view, I hope it will look good on his resume and help him get a JOB!!!  Anyone out there need an outstanding chemist with strong lab experience in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry???  Haha

We are having a very small luncheon after graduation ceremony.  I wanted to do a few things for the table at the restaurant.  We will be out-of-town, so I'm trying to keep it simple and portable.  I did a few easel pieces and made pillow boxes (Silhouette Store).  I''m sharing these in today's post.

$1 easels from AC Moore's, vinyl

Approx. 5"x 3"  Inside: bags of peanuts and mints (placed at each person's seat)


  1. Congratulations! That's awesome news about Mitchell. Great projects too. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  2. Congratulations on your son's achievement, Cely, both the graduation and the published paper. WOW! Fantastic!
    Your table decorations are very sophisticated and masculine. I'm sure everyone appreciated the little treats!


  3. Wow, congrats to your son. What an honor ! Nice pillow boxes and Cards.

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  4. Congrats to your son Cely! The easels are so perfect!

  5. Congratulations to Mitch and all his family - I know you must be so proud!!

  6. Congrats to your son and to you too Mom and Dad. There is a definite parental commitment even when your kids are in college. And what an achievement to be published. How impressive. My husband is a nuclear physicist and I know how hard it can be to get published. Awesome table decorations Cely. It will make his day very special!

  7. Congratulations, Cely! It's seems like just yesterday he was picking colleges and then the whole hosting mess and now it's done! The published paper thing is way cool ;- ) What a proud moment.

  8. Being published IS a huge deal, Cely! Congrats to Mitchell. :-D Love the easels and pillow boxes. Not bad for on-the-road decor.

  9. Congrats to you and your son! Surely there will be several job offers for him! My daughter graduated in December and is STILL looking...uuggghhhhhh!
    Love your table decorations and the fabulous pillow box favors!



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