Saturday, March 19, 2011

Yay!! Up to Date Feels Good

So much for my plans to scrapbook the March Break away.

What was I thinking? And why is it that I consistently think that if the girls are home I’m going to suddenly have all kinds of free time? Yes, I didn’t have to leap out of bed this past week to make breakfast and lunches and get everyone safely off to school, however, I still needed to do the shopping, the cleaning, the laundry, the exercising and the working that I normally do during their school day. I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote that I would let everything slide. I just couldn’t do it. If anything, I was busier this week than I normally am when they are in school. We managed to head to Niagara Falls for 2 days and tour the Aviary, ride the bumper cars, play mini golf and spend lots of time at the Waterpark. We saw our friends the Roberts for some crafting, some lunch and some bowling. I met with my favourite client on Thursday for a brainstorming session and accomplished a lot, and we went to Medieval Times on Friday. It was a good week and I think we managed to balance our busy times with relaxing times at home in front of the TV, with a book or a with a game. I do enjoy having them home, but I have to remember, it doesn’t actually mean I have more free time. Just different time.

Having said that, here are the pages I got done today. I am loving the format I’ve chosen for this year. It’s fast and efficient. I’m totally and completely up to date now. I can’t believe I almost considered not continuing this year.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Two More Pages!!


I got another 2 pages done today.

I’m on a roll now.

I’m hoping to be fully caught up before the end of March Break. The house will be dirty, the laundry may not get done but at least my album will be up to date.

Priorities, right?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Finally Some Project 365 Pages

I can’t believe March (specifically March Break!) is here already and I haven’t posted a single P365 page. Until this week, I hadn’t done a single P365 page. I’ve done pretty well with the photos although I notice some weeks are more photos of stuff as opposed to us, but that still shows to a certain degree what’s in our life right now, right?

Anyway, it seems to me that as the years go by I get busier. Even though the girls are getting older and more independent, I seem to take on more and more but am unwilling to give things up. My Project 365 is one of those things I am unwilling to give up but I am finding it harder and harder to make the time to pull it together.

I had this year’s album all planned out with some lovely templates and a design in mind but I realized that I was putting off doing the pages because they were quite detailed. Templates needed to be organized, embellishments and paper needed to be coordinated and for me, that is the hardest and most time consuming part of the whole process. When I sat down and did the first 2 pages and found it was taking me literally hours to put together, I decided that was crazy. There was no way I could do that for an entire year.

This year’s pages are going to be very clean and simple. They are all going to follow the same layout and the same colour scheme and will not contain any fancy embellishments. I don’t think I’m even going to edit the photos. Basically, all I’m going to do each week is pop in my photos, change the dates and add my journaling. After all, that’s what’s really important, right? It’s not the pretty paper and the fancy embellishments; it’s the content of the page that makes it meaningful. I stumbled upon the idea for my layout here yesterday and have managed to get January done in record time. Now that’s something I know I can continue. I just hope I don’t get bored with the pages midway through the year.

Here are my pages for January. My question is, if they’re all going to look basically the same, should I still continue to display them here?