Months have passed since I have posted here and it might seem as though not much has been happening around here. But things are not always as they seem. This little blog has been undergoing a behind the scenes makeover! It has been looking for a new place place to dwell on the web and has finally found the perfect location – now for some renovations More changes are on the way, but in the mean time, I will be busy unpacking the boxes of images I’ve been working on
I thought I would share a project I am working on this year: A Happenings Calendar.
This idea came across Pinterest a couple of months ago and I loved the idea of jotting down in a couple of words something special or significant that happened that day. This was right up my alley since I am an avid journal keeper. The main difference with this concept was using a few and concise words to talk about my day. This would be a challenge for a person who can, on occasion, talk a lot But the idea of leaving little tidbits of my daily life so that I can look back one day seemed like a good idea. It will be interesting to get to the same date next year and see what I wrote on that date the previous year – better yet even – ten years from now! Then I thought that one day, my children (who are grown and out of the house) would glance through these cards as well.
One thought leads to another and the thought of my children reading these cards stirred the idea of writing more than just what happened on a particular day to writing what I thought about or what I prayed about or what I learned about on a particular day. I want to leave a legacy for my children and this is just one more way to do that.
If you are interested in journaling your tidbits, download and save this PDF and use it. When you write your thoughts, include all sorts of tidbits -
- the mundane
- the exciting
- the trivial
- the important
- the happiness
- the sadness
- the prayers
- the answers
Everything. Anything. Whatever pops into your head before you go to sleep. I take about 5 minutes at the end of my day and think about what happened that day – this habit has helped me to really think about my day and what took place from the time I woke up til the time I go to bed.
The cards are formatted for post cards that can be purchased here. (Use the PDF below for printing.) You will need a total of 365 cards (obviously I bought one package at a time and only printed enough for half of the year. When May gets here, I will print the other half of the year. My printer can only handle one sheet at a time because they are thick, so I had to be patient (Pinterest really helps to pass the time!) Also, I chose the photo paper setting so they would print at the best quality – these cards will be around for 10 years and wanted them to look nice Test one or two before you print all of them to make sure the quality meets your standards. You could always have Staples or Kinkos print for you as well.
As the cards were printing, I also wrote the dates on the top line and separated them by months. They sit nicely in a little basket by my bedside. I hope you enjoy writing your tidbits and leaving your legacy for others
Kareylenn and JD have history together. They have known each other since childhood. Both of them went their separate ways in life as most of us do with people we know from our younger years. But when two people are meant to be together, their paths will cross again. That’s just what happened with these two love birds! Such a touching story that they share and this is just the beginning Kareylenn and JD, thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day!