Monday, July 30, 2012

(Pretty) Homework

Can you believe it's been a month since the days of school homework?  If you're like me you have to stop yourself from thinking "It's only one more month until we're back into homework".  As a little bit of a control freak, planner, I struggle with living in the moment, a lot.  But that's another story for another time.

Today I have a super simple design with lots of straight lines, and as usual a few layers.  I'm still working with Crate Paper Pretty Party Collection, and still finding lots of variety to go with pretty much any photo.
I've layered some of the cardstock stickers, and die cuts from the collection, topping them off with an Evalicious badge.
These photos of my girls doing homework in the back of the van are nothing special really.  If you look through my scrapbooks you'll see other similar photos of routine/mundane activities.  I've tried hard to make a point of incorporating the 'everyday' into my scrapbooks.  I think that is something that many of us struggle with (unless of course you  keep up with Project Life).  It's easy to get caught up in the events, vacations,and other milestones.  There are, however, so many other day-to-day occurrences, that make up our lives,  I believe it is just as much fun to look back and remember, celebrate, and appreciate them as we would birthdays, or first day of school 
 type events.
rest your mouse over the photo to read the journaling

This layout is in remembrance of this past year where my younger two girls and I would wait for 25 minutes outside the school of my oldest.  We would use that time to get caught up on home reading, spelling practice, and math homework.  It was a great use of time, and even a nice way to wind down just a bit after school, but before Dance Class and supper took over.  I know the days are not far off, where they will no longer want me to pick them up from school, choosing rather to walk or take public transportation with their friends.  I'm sure there will come a day way down the road, when my girls are grown, and gone, and I'll stumble upon this page and long for 'the days of homework in the back of the van' once more.  
How about you, are you in the habit of recording the 'every day'?  Have you ever considered that it may be neat to one day look back at the way you spent your days during this chapter of your life?  Perhaps today is a good day to start?  

As always link us up if you've been inspired by this post, or have any suggestions of your own.  
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The store has plenty of Evalicious and Crate Paper Pretty Party selection available.  There are even brand new items showing up these days.  Check out the new American Crafts Shoreline, or Basic Grey Clippings & Paper Cottage collections for starters.  I suggest you hop over to the store and see all the new goodies for yourself.  Tanya has been a busy lady.  Happy shopping!


Michelle said...

This is a beautiful LO! I love the everyday photos!

Alison said...

I'm trying to keep up with Project 365, and I have to say that I LOVE incorporating the every day into my albums. love the idea of it, and i'm sure that one day i'll be thankful that i did!!

Tanya said...

what a super sweet layout!!! so inspiring and beautiful!

Kate Vickers said...

Gorgeous layout, Sherri!