Today was a departure from my normal Tuesday nights. Normally Tuesday's are what we affectionately call "mom's dinner" nights. This is the night that three mom friends and I get together for dinner, some wine, some kiddo playtime and some conversation. This week, however, 50% of the mom's are getting ready for big moves, and I have a busy week that I'm trying to stay ahead of, so it was a good night to take off.
My original plan was to work a little later, have some dinner with my men and then relax and watch Dancing with the Stars season finale. However, as the day went on I was running out of steam...and was truthfully feeling like I needed a little redemption from my challenge failure of yesterday. So, I finished up at work and headed to Target. I half wanted to wander around (who does not love wandering around Target!?!) and I was looking for some supplies to make a little craft project. Crafting on a Tuesday...brilliant idea! Relaxing idea!
A couple of months ago I found a really cute perpetual memory calendar of sorts on Pinterest. I fell in love with the idea, and knew it would be something that I could give my own twist and have some fun with it. Here is the original idea:
I was looking for something to hold the index cards that was a little modern; and had nice clean lines. Behold, the cutest little "crate" that holds the full size index card perfectly! For my dividers, I wanted to use photos. Once it is complete, each day I will have an opportunity to write something that happened, something I did, or any other event. What a great way to record memories.
|The start of my perpetual memory calendar!|
I dug through an old box of pictures, and found twelve that were a good representation of old photos, new photos and family members. I trimmed photos to the index cared width, but slightly taller. I then covered the photos using clear contact paper to give them some stability. There is some more work to do, but for now I know that I have had some "me" time tonight and that feels great! I'm looking forward to taking the time to finish it up so I can start adding memories. I will post more pics when it's done.
Happy memory making!
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