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!)


  1. Very nice! So you keep going through it again, every year, right? That is going to be so interesting every day, after a few years, to read what you've written in previous years. Cool & creative & inspiring. Good for you. : ) XO

  2. Hi Paula, that's a wonderful idea! Then you can check back through the years of your prayers answered!

  3. thank you again for sharing your calendar with me. And i love how you are putting it to work for yourself and your family. I also love the little date stamp -- the date looks like something from the vintage days at the library when the lady stamped our books individually with those little date stampers. very cool. and I like how you;ve arranged all the cards in a basket on heavy card stock. now you can look back each year and see what happened the year before.

  4. I love this idea...I saw something like it in a magazine, but I like the fact that yours is a Liturgical perpetual calendar! I got all inspired and I started making all the cards, but then thought I should go through all our family calendars and mark them with big family events in the past.... Then I got discouraged and abandoned the project. =)
    I should start again...and maybe just add significance from years before IF I remember. Capture the NOW.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. As you know, I've been rather preoccupied and away from all the blogs this month. (Thank you for your beautiful comment.)
    This is a great idea, Paula - thanks for sharing... I just might have to adopt this one!

  6. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful idea!

  7. I can never keep a journal either. I always want too and I start one up every once in a while but I never have the time to keep it up. It would be so great to remember what I was feeling and what happened. I think this is a good idea. I love the picture cards you used to mark the Months.

  8. Hi Paula, I'm guessing you've taken 40 days off of blogging for the Lenten Season since I haven't seen any new blogs. I too, have slowed down but not altogether. I did want to wish you an Easter filled with blessings!


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