December has arrived. I'm amazed at how quickly time always passes by and once again we've made a whole journey around the sun. The excitement of the season has burrowed itself into my core and I'm so excited to document this time of year. I'm thankful for the little things. For sleeping in and drinking coffee, for candlelight in this dark month, for music and simple things like making a wreath. I'm grateful for the hand I've been dealt and intend to play it out. Here's to the advent.
I actually kicked the season off with surgery on November 30th, so the next few days will be spent at home recovering. Yesterday I watched a lot of tv, mostly cooking shows and now I can't imagine wanting anything but turkey for Christmas dinner (we never have turkey for Christmas dinner). It's not a very practical meal for two people and if my in-laws decide to eat with us, my brother-in-law doesn't even eat turkey... hopefully this is just a side-affect of the anaesthesia.
I hope your Holiday season is off to a good start. Thanks for stopping by.
My best friend and I travelled to Marlborough, MA in September for some good, quality girl time away from real life. The week was filled with shopping, scrapping and cardmaking. We decided to attend a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo while we were there and took lots of classes. The week long getaway was just what I needed after a hectic summer.
I love how much our girls enjoy being together. They are such good friends and when they are together they are nothing but giggles. It's been so fun seeing their relationship develop from just playing together with their pet-shop animals at 5 & 6 to the relationship they have now at 12 & 13. Today's time together consists more of snapchat, movies, and chatting.
I opted for a super simple cover, just one photo and some rubber words that capture perfectly why I'm doing this project in the first place.
I used my typewriter for the journaling here, I'm planning on mixing typewritten and handwritten journaling throughout the album. My old typewriter could use a good cleaning, but I kind of love the dirty look I get with the gunk filled letters.
I had so many photos that I decided to hole punch some photos and a journaling card and add directly to my album.
I'm kind of obsessed with this tree in my front yard. Total overload of photos of it and I'm sure the whole album will be overflowing with pictures of it, but at this time of year it's my absolute favorite.
Again, I hole punched a journaling card and photo to add directly to the album. I'm really liking the way it looks and I get more space for photos. The Week in the Life kit from Ali Edwards is so gorgeous! I think I'm going to try and stick with using just the kit, but we'll see how that goes.
I haven't quite decided what to do with the whole 6x8 page on the right... I was thinking about maybe printing some news report for a general feel of what was going on this week, but I'm open to suggestions. I just have a selphy printer at home, so a big photo is out (I think).
I'm looking forward to seeing how you are putting your album together... If you've blogged about it, I'd love to see! Link me up if you want to share.
My sister's kids have been staying with me for a couple of months while she has been focused on finishing her BS (which she did, yesterday! yay, little sis!!) Their last morning with us was filled with mixed emotions, excitement at finally getting my life back, nervous about them going back to the US and starting to miss them a little even before they left.
Time can be so strange, these weeks that they stayed seemed to go on forever and at the same time it seemed to be over in an instant. I am so thankful for this time we had together, thankful that they got to experience the freedom of roaming around and exploring on their own, thankful that I could help out, and thankful that our home was filled with giggles and imaginary worlds. After they left, however, I'm thankful for my quiet house, my uninterrupted creative time, sleeping in and staying up late if that's what I fancy, less laundry, no dinner pressure and listening to whatever I want on whatever volume setting I desire. I truly love my life, and I love having it back.