Monday, April 30, 2012

Project Life or Jump Off the Bridge

I took the plunge. I ordered some page protectors to start Project Life. I have a ton of catching up to do, but I'm just going to jump into it and hope for the best. Its the last day of April now, that's four months that haven't seen ink, but I started a journal earlier in the year that with some luck I can turn those into the first stages of an album. I have a giant 12x12 I got for three bucks at Vally Thrift that will work perfectly, and hopefully I won't have to use more than two albums. But most likely, there will be multiples. 
I am most inspired for project life by Alie Edwards, Elise Blaha Cripe, Jamaica, and Celine. I first found out about this project from Alie's blog and since then the amount of people following the trend created by Becky Higgins has increased exponentially. I love the way people twist and form their own versions of documenting their individual lives. This kind of intense journaling and collecting seemed daunting to me at first because it requires a ton of attention. I feel like I've written a post like this before. Actually I'm almost certain I have. Anyway, the more I stumble into pages of Project Life from the blog world I realize that this can be anything I want to make it. And that's also something on Becky's blog that she seems to repeat often. You don't have to follow any guidelines because you're making it for yourself. I did order some page protectors to get started; I think they will be a good foundation.  I plan on making some of my own along with altering some I have currently to make them more unique to my style. Yay. 
Just writing about it gets me excited to get started.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Things I'm Loving Lately: Curiosities

Feather and MossI love collecting things. Tiny things, shiny things,
pretty things, ugly things, smooth things, funny things,
old things. I want to start collecting things like this.
Things that belonged to someone, or something else.

The Dainty Squid
These images have inspired me to get into the woods and
find magnificent pieces of nature and the past.
I have seen some amazing collections on Etsy that
are for sale that I wouldn't mind having.

Home Shopping Spy

Boys for Pele

April Has Been Cold So Far

Its already ten days into April; can you believe it?
The weather had fluctuated at least seven times
in the last two weeks and I can't keep up with it.
My friend Megan had her birthday at
the end of March and we celebrated at BB's Mongolian Grill.
It was my first time there and I absolutely loved it.
So delicious.
On a rare occasion, Ted joined us at Sundy's
and I wore this adorable heart shirt I purchased
at Kohl's. I normally don't shop there but this
was on sale and I could not pass it up.
I sent this fox to my friend June
on Draw Something. I think he's pretty cute.
My sister Kelli's friend Katie finally got hitched and
I got a new dress for the occasion. Unfortunately,
my legs were burnt all to hell from one eight
minute tanning session. It was a total fail.
My first Red's game of the season was their
last fake game before the actual games started.
It was against the Future, made up of the Red's best
minor leaguers. I had a slice of LaRosa's Pizza and
Ryan had a custom hot dog from the Food Network booth.