Things I miss about my babies
1. sweet baby breath
2. wrapping the tiny fingers around one of mine
3. watching them drink a bottle
4. the weight of their bodies on mine as they drift off to slumber
5. fine baby hair
6. tiny shoes
7. kissing little baby toes
8. soft cries
9. facial expressions/ smiles while they sleep
10. folding tiny clothes.
Keeping it simple and easy this week. Lots of journaling: I did not take a photo per day but I did journal every day which was a nice change. In 2013, most of my pages were photos and "remembering" journaling.
On Sunday night, I pulled all the 3x4 cards out from the Jade edition and each day I would jot down what happened. Sometimes it was the end of the day, sometimes as I walked through my studio.
The day of the week stickers and 3x4 filler card are from a Studio Calico kit.
I also plan on adding an additional page of just photos from a weekend camping with my Junior Troop but to protect their privacy, I have decided not to include it here.
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I feel like a broken record but I just love this project. My life is crazy busy with three girls, husband, work, volunteering but PL allows me to capture it in real time. Love that!
What's working for me: I leave my book open and out on my desk. I print my pictures with my Epson PictureMate 300. I work a little on it all week and finish it up on Sunday with a commitment to myself to post the full spread on Tuesday!
I wanted to focus on details of the girls lives right now and loved the outcome of using the wood letters.
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I love this process. List making is fun and an easy way to journal. It captures the right now in a much different way then a photograph. The list are short, sweet, and get right to the point.
For the last 3 years I have coached my daughters Battle of the Books (B.O.B) team and this year I will be coaching my younger daughters team. The battle consists of 10-15 books that the team must read by "battle" night, when they will compete by answering questions about the books. Being their coach has meant reading many of the books to prep and quiz them on the most detailed things.
My list this week is of books I probably wouldn't have read if it weren't for B.O.B! Some I really enjoyed and some were pure torture (Time Travel).
Battle of the Books (books I've read in support of a team)
1. When you Reach Me
2. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
3. How They Croaked
4. The Borrowers
5. Stanford Wong
6. One Crazy Summer
7. Ella Enchanted
8. Addie on the Inside
9. The Calder Games
10. Misty of Chincoteaque
11. The Boggart
13. The Beyonders
14. The Trolley to Yesteryear
16. After Ever After
18. The Jumping Star
19. Because of Winn-Dixie
20. Mr. Popper's Penquins
21. Mouse & The Motorcycle
23. My Life as a Book
In week 4 I used Design A as the base layout and then inserted Design F. I do not typically do this but had a story that I wanted to tell through additional photos so this worked out perfectly.
For the double spread above, I used Becky Higgins Seasonal Mini Kit 3x4 cards and a couple of StudioCalico cards as well. The "A" is a silver chipboard that I found in the $ spot at Target. The Love This glitter sticker is from Heidi Swapp
Below: I kept the sledding page fairly simple as the pictures really do tell the story. The 3x4 cards are from the Becky Higgins Seasonal Mini-kit and the Snowflake Bullets are Twine&ink from StudioCalico.
The reverse side of the Design F: Very Simple. After discovering a pile of stuff under and behind my 10 year olds bed I completed a spur of the moment (lasting a couple hours) clean out. I wanted to document what she lives like. My favorite piece is the photo of all the hair accessories and pencils I found and the note of the pairs of socks.
She asked me, "Mom, were you messy or organized when you were my age?" My answer was: "I don't know!" She will be able to answer this question for her own children because I documented it. Which took less time than the clean out! :) The only real embellishment on the page? A stamp from OhDeereMe, "Who's Idea Was This?"