hello friends! we had our first snowbird sighting this past tuesday and i took the opportunity offered by a day off from school to get started on my december daily. i have decided to document december this year in my regular project life 2013 album(s). i just knew it was the only option that i'd have any hope of keeping up with this year, especially considering the long list of other things i'm wanting to do. at first, after surfing the net way too much and seeing way too many cute adorable dd albums, i was a bit depressed about my "get'er done" method. once i got started, though, i was delightfully pleased with my results. i think this is going to work AND be fun!
i was initially struggling with figuring out how to fit each day in the appropriate chronological order. in my regular pl pages, i'm not overly concerned by this, but for the daily part of december daily, my ocd kicked in and i wanted the days in exact order. the problem was mostly occurring because the photos from the first few days of december were all horizontal. well, duh. let's use a page protector with all horizontal pockets! i made the executive decision to use only the particular style of page protectors seen here. i'm also trying to stick with the concept of one thought per day and using two slots per day to record it; one for the photo and one for the journaling.
so far, i am remembering to photographing something each day that i can talk about and for those days when there is more than one important event, i can house one in the jyc album i have started.
here are a couple detail shots of my favorite two pockets so far. i'm trying to make it obvious which two pockets go together. mostly i'm doing this with color scheme and border type elements like the german foil above and the washi tape below.
on this spread, the top row was made mostly with the december jbs mercantile historian, the middle row with the artisan, and the bottom row with the mini-album kit (my fave this month! so much inspiring german foil!)
and seeing as how i like to mix holidays with my pjs (i am forever wearing combinations like fourth of july tops with christmas bottoms and st. patrick's day mary jane socks), here is a bonus holiday spread. hallah for halloween week! i love how this one turned out. it has a nice flow to it. the top row is all "me" stuff. the middle row is red ribbon week at g's school. then the bottom row is trick-or-treating.