Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

Okay, so I haven't posted one of these for a few weeks. I've been busy!

Today's item is something I made with finds from around the house.

BS....I've been playing around with my own perpetual Liturgical Calendar, and am really happy with the results. I like the idea of keeping a journal, but have never been able to write for longer than a week. I read something several months ago about a
perpetual journal, and decided to try to make my own version. (I don't remember where I read about this, if I do I'll let you know!)

I downloaded some wonderful religious images, and printed them out on white cardstock - much sturdier than paper.

I pulled out my date stamper and index cards, and got to work. I cut all the index cards to fit in the basket, then stamped each one with the month and the day. I used my copper pen and wrote the month on the top of each image, in order to use the images as dividers. The basket is a leftover from a January DollarTree shopping visit, and the perfect size.

Every morning I pull out the card for the day, and on the first line I write the year. At the end of the day I jot down anything about the day I want to remember, and then I file it in the back.

I love having this perpetual, visual reminder of all the good things in my life!

(this post is part of the OHOJN T-WHO'S-DAY's Who's Creatively Living Out Loud Link-Up Party!)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Daybook 03-07-11

Outside the window... we received another 3 inches of snow yesterday, and rumored to get up to 12 inches more tomorrow. What do you think the weather is like here?

Getting an earful of... Bones and laundry. Great combination.

Grateful for... my family.

Reading... one thousand gifts....

Home Learning... almost through with Term 3!

Liturgical Year... Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, busy week.

Hoping and Praying... my oldest and dearest friend whose mom died on Saturday, another friend and a successful pregnancy, my niece and a successful pregnancy, my mom's surgery tomorrow, a very special personal intention.

The Kitchen... leftovers.

Favorite Things... purging, cleaning and organizing

Plans for the appointments, school conference, Mass, dance class...