I love projects that remove us from the scramble to “keep up” and position us to take a more present-moment approach to our storytelling. This album is just such a project. I assembled this album during Septebmer 2008. To read more about it, click here.
front of 12 x12 gated album by Fancy Pants Designs.
detail from the back of the album.
table of contents page.
monday: clean & organize
me (and my dad, since we spent so much time together this month!)
wednesday: comin’ or goin’
saturday: work & play
and, last but certainly not least … little miss Addie!
I won’t show you all 30 daily pages, but enough that you get a really good idea of the balance between journaling, memorabilia and photography — I’ve found that in looking back, I want as much written detail as possible and that I LOVE the bits and pieces of everyday life (most of which would not otherwise be saved or included in my scrapbooks.) The photos are nice (of course) but it’s the let-loose-and-be-me doodling that I find most inspiring and insightful down the road!
9/1 and 2
9/3 and 4
9/5 and 6
9/7 and 8
9/9 and 10
9/11 and 12 (note: at this point I had left home for a trip to South Africa. I left a few of my prepared daily pages behind, so people at home could record what was happening in my absence!)
9/15 and 16
9/21 and 22 (note: if and when you decide to tackle a project of this magnitude, allow yourself a “day off.” I returned from Africa on the 21st of September. I simply recorded, “I don’t think so” –meaning, working on my daily page is the last thing I feel like doing today!)
9/23 and 24 (I totally remember the day that I bought a package of Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses and ate *almost* the whole thing, driving home!)
9/27 and 28
9/25 and 26
9/29 and 30 (I wrapped up this month-long scrapbooking project with the Give Yourself a Present blog challenge.)
If you made it this far, thank YOU.
My May Everyday (featured in my book, The Big Picture) and 30 Days Hath September albums are among my most favorite. If you have not ever committed to daily album, know that it is well worth the effort. The detail and perspective captured are priceless!