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  • December Daily- Day #1

    Welcome December! I’ve been waiting for you for 11 months and you have finally arrived. I can already taste the potato latkes with applesauce for Hanukah and the pecan balls that I’ve had every Christmas season since I can remember.

    Well I started that new tradition… December Daily. I can already tell I’m hooked. Like full on hooked. Like I needed another addiction or hobby right? But I just keep picking it up and flipping through it. So totally worth it.

    If you haven’t seen my foundation pages, you can start here.

    Loving this process. As you can tell, I tend to gravitate to enlarged photos, office type supplies, and my own handwriting. I try to grab ephemera (aka stuff) that adds to telling those stories. If it doesn’t, I try not to add it. All of the supplies I used, I had on hand. I did not buy a thing.

    I also did not worry that a couple of my pictures were from the day before. I made my advent boxes but thought they reflected the start of the holiday season. My focus is to capture the essence of the holiday season through this album. I am also almost caught up with my project life from 2011 and will post pictures next week. I will continue that project into 2012.

    My new mantra on my journaling above…

    I don’t have to be perfect to have something to offer. 

    I hope that you take that attitude with you into this holiday season. If you only bake 2 dozen cookies or heaven forbid have to buy store bought, take them to the party with a smile and enjoy. I’m reminding myself of this as I’m new of taking pictures of layouts, learning HTML with blogging, playing with photoshop (clueless!), and working towards accomplishing things off my list.

    It’s all good. And I’m perfect enough.

    Blessings sweet friends. – Jenny

    *** For more amazing inspiration, check out Ali’s site.




    Love this Jenny! Especially your journaling mantra. Happy December!

    2 December 2011 at 12:35 pm Reply

      Thanks Nicol! I love how this project can be whatever you want it to be. And Happy December to you too!

      2 December 2011 at 6:19 pm Reply

    It’s gorgeous! I love your style!

    2 December 2011 at 12:54 pm Reply

      Thank you so much Gretchen! I’m still trying to figure out what my style is, but I’m getting there. Trying to just be me and not take tons of time looking at others and then uselessly trying to add extras. No overkill needed.

      2 December 2011 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Took a look at your foundation pages and they are amazing. Can`t wait to see how this turn out.

    2 December 2011 at 4:57 pm Reply

      Thanks so much. I’m wondering the exact same thing. Just trying to let it evolve and keep focused on pictures, stories, and let the embellishments compliment them.

      2 December 2011 at 6:21 pm Reply

    What a wonderful start! Your advent boxes are so cool – love how you added your daily activity to your layout. Can’t wait to see more. :)

    2 December 2011 at 8:42 pm Reply

      Thanks Nicole! I printed my advent strips onto Kraft paper this year. Really loving the kraft paper this year- it’s all over pinterest now too. Thx for stopping by.

      4 December 2011 at 4:56 pm Reply

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