december daily 2013

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I am notorious for taking on way too much during the holidays, overstressing myself on projects and activities I’m trying to cram in before Christmas. This year was quite different. I was determined to make it a simple and calm holiday season. Replacing all of our main level floors put a slight kink in that, but also kind of forced me from a craft and baking perspective to abandon some of my overzealous plans, which helped a lot (even if it did make it not quite feel like Christmas on a few occasions).

I am always so inspired by the December Daily albums I see out there, and often either start with big plans that mean my albums lay half finished for nearly a year, or I tell myself I won’t do an album at all only to be disappointed at month end. So this year, I took another approach. I bought myself a few supplies, including a Studio Calico Handbook and some pocket pages. After gathering my supplies together I honestly (thanks in part ot the floor project) packed it all away for the rest of the month. Instead I focused on the stories all month long, making mental note of things to document how this December is different via my photos. I endeavoured to have one simple story a day, with only a photo or two to uspport. Then in January, I spent a few hours one day to compile my album, and then a little bit more time later that week to do the journaling. LOVED this approach – I have a December Daily I love, I documented our holidays again, and I hve an album that was complete just a couple weeks after for once. I love me a finished project.

This album is nothing earth-shaking or amazing creatively. But it is done and that brings me crazy amounts of joy. I won’t bore you with every page here – just a few highlights.
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