Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Daily 2011

I am following along with Ali Edwards' December Daily for the second time.   I really enjoyed it last year, and I have a better idea of what I want to document and what I want my album to look like this year.   In fact, I was so anxious to get started I had all my supplies gathered by October!

Here is the cover of my album:

December Daily 2011 album

I titled it "Home for the Holidays" since this is our first Christmas in our new home.   Below is a sewn pocket page - I love what AE does with these - and the basket I keep my supplies in during the month.

2011 December Daily album


The paper collection and some of the embellishments and stamps are from Teresa Collins Christmas Home collection.  Love the simple designs and bold colors of this collection.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Confession, of Sorts.

I have a confession.   An embarrassing, yet amusing, confession.

First, a little backstory.    I love to read.  Classics, non-fiction, fiction, technical manuals, medical journals, anything.   I have a very low tolerance for anything cheesy, shallow, or ridiculous.


 Last week, I checked all four Twilight saga books out of the library.  I told myself I was tired of hearing references that I didn't understand.

 I read them.   I ....liked.... them.   I want more.   I've had the story swirling around in my head since I finished.

I am having visions of a themed mini album.    I'm off to YouTube and Pintrest for ideas.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November Already?

Hmm, my October photo challenge did not go as well as expected.   I actually did take photos every day until about halfway through the month but go lazy about uploading them.

Maybe I will have more luck with my December Daily album!

Also, I'm thinking of trying the 365 photo project again in 2012.  The last time I did it in 2009 I made it through March.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 3: Bubbles

This challenge required a little thought, mostly because the only bubbles I could think of are the bottles kids play with on summer days.  Not very October-ish.

My evening homemade faux latte came to the rescue. (Coffee...is there anything it can't do?)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 2: Leaves

Apple Picking, Hobart, IN

Day 1: Fall

Day one of the October photo challenge is Fall.   We recently pulled up our summer flower beds in front of our house and planted two new dwarf pine trees, mums, and ornamental kale.  We threw in a few pumpkins for good measure, since you can buy them everywhere already.   Mums and fall go hand in hand.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Photo Challenge: Intro

I came across this photo challenge from Where the Blue Birds Nest on Pintrest and thought it would be fun to play along.   I always carry my camera but have gotten out of the habit of taking it out and using it.  Maybe the daily prompt will have me searching for things to shoot and seeing my surroundings again.