Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I ♥ Project Life

I use Project Life by Becky Higgins

So I've totally been bummed that I haven't done much scrapbooking lately.  I write down random things that my kids do (I had started a journal of one or two sentences a day with "What do I want to remember today?" but then wasn't even consistent at doing that.)  I had the first edition of Project Life in the box, in a closet still.  I really wanted to use it (as I'm so obsessed that I bought the new turquoise edition as well but didn't even have 2010 done yet!)

So a couple weeks ago I sat down and chose the photos to use (all 365+) for 2010 and put them in a folder on my computer. I had too many so I merged a lot of them using Picasa. I ordered them all from Shutterfly.  When they arrived, I sat down and inserted all of them in a 3 hour timeslot one night.  Not too bad to have a base scrapbook for the WHOLE YEAR finished in one night.  A couple days later, I quickly stamped the date cards with the week.  Now I'm working on the journaling by referencing my "What do I want to remember today" journal, my blog, facebook and my memory.  It's so invigorating to have that full year's worth of an album mostly put together within a short timespan.  Mady enjoys picking out which card I will do the journaling on and helping with the day of the week stickers.

I'm hoping to get to work on the 2011 version quite soon, and I made a new year's resolution to scrapbook more this year, for my kiddos!

Here's to Project Life in 2011!  Thanks Becky!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Book Review

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A MemoirAn Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir by Elizabeth McCracken

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it. It was like she was reading my mind/feelings. Difficult to read after losing a child, but one of those reads that makes you feel better. I read it in one sitting. It's in my "Do not let anyone borrow" list.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

John Deere Love

At least Devon is getting a lot of use out of that John Deere beast he calls a lawn mower…