Project Life

In 2011 my favorite local scrapbook store closed, effectively squashing any plans I had to scrap kid-free.  It was so lovely-I would go on a Friday night with a close friend of mine and we would eat dinner there, and socialize, and scrapbook for a few hours without worry about getting interrupted in the middle by a dirty diaper, a sibling tussle, or having to hang out with our husbands.

(Just kidding-I love hanging out with my husband)

In 2012 I am making a small weekly goal and a larger goal that doesn’t have a time limit.

I’m going to take one picture every day.  Sounds easy, right?  I normally do it anyway, with my iPhone.  With the other photo-capturing devices I own, I think it should be pretty easy.  (Nikon DSLR, Canon point-n-shoot, iMac…)

A few things I am allowing myself:

  • My photos don’t have to be beautiful.  Project Life albums are all about capturing the mundane, every day details about our lives.  It could be a pic of the car thermometer on a particularly cold morning.  Or a snapshot of the baby sleeping.  Or my daily cup of coffee.
  • My photos don’t have to be printed every week.  With the EXIF data in each picture, I don’t have to worry about dates since it’ll be saved and can be sorted with iPhoto.
  • I am allowed an off week here and there!  Those weeks I will use FB updates to remember what I was doing that week.
  • I will not make myself crazy or stressed out doing this.  It’s supposed to be fun!

I ordered the Clementine Project Life kit from Becky Higgins’ site.  I’m waiting on a few page inserts to arrive but other than that I am good to go!

Chore Jar

Another modified Pinterest idea  here…the inspiration was from Make and Takes.

I used Mason jars, scrapbook paper, crafting popsicle sticks, and a couple of graphics from Lettering Delights.

The week starts off with all sticks in the jar.  There are several of each stick, the blue ones are my daughter’s and the orange ones are my son’s.As each chore is completed, the stick gets moved over to the “done” jar.
Each chore completed earns the kid a cool quarter.


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