I realized recently that too many of my conversations start with that sentence "So, I found this thing on Pinterest....<Insert cool thing I will never have, do, or attempt>. My husband tells me I should just eliminate the "On Pinterest" part and then I could sound normal.... "So, I found this thing"
Anyways, for the record, I am following through with something I found on Pinterest! Finally!
Well, actually this would be #2 thing that I am doing. #1 is a T-Shirt Quilt using old t-shirts I can't seem to throw away, ever. I started working on it, but not enough done to show pictures yet.... BUT it's going to be amazing when it's done, I'm super excited about it, but that's all I can share right now :)
I don't know if I can link directly to Pinterest since you have to have an account to open it up, but this is the one I'm working on....T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial. I promise pictures of my progress and definitely a blog of my experiences once I get something that somewhat resembles a quilt. It might be a while though..
My #2 Pinterest project is a 5 year journal, an idea by Tami Taylor.
A WHAT?! Yeah that was my initial reaction too. Doing anything for 5 years sounds intense. Don't worry - it's not that bad! It's a super cute idea, and it is super super easy to keep up with. I know it is a little ambitious of me to start with such a long-term project so I am willing to accept your ridicule and stuff shortly but first I'll tell you about it, then you be the judge.
Each month she posts a series of prompts/questions to answer for each day. And each day you write down your answer, for 5 years. Quick, easy, to the point. I am obsessed with journals and anything writing related, it's something you can do every night before bed, and you can compare where you are year to year (coolest part). I started with October, and so far am going strong. Laughing now would be appropriate since October is not over yet, so not much to be proud of.
I will keep you posted on my progress, see if I make it past the first month or two. But I am aiming for all 5 years, go all in or go home.
The hard part is making the cards, after that, answering is fun! I even made Novembers cards already... month 2.
I think the hardest part to make this work is coming up with a cute, efficient way to keep your questions and answers. For those of you scrapbookers, there are so many cute ways to put this together. Here is a creative one I came across...
It's My Life!: 365 Day Filofax Journal - a lot of work, but looks great when finished!
I REALLY like the card method used by the original poster, I wasn't sure I could handle that so originally I opted to use this cute journal I have that has a page for every day of the year. Was going to cut and paste each question onto each page...
In the end, I decided to keep this journal for a thought a day type of journal -- write down something I have accomplished or want to remember from each day.
So, this is how I am ACTUALLY going to track my 5 year journal/questions...
I got a cute magnetic closing box at Michael's, on sale for $5.99, use 5" x 7" cards and scrapbook away. The back of the cards are blank for answering the questions. Please excuse the poor quality pics from my cell phone, just wanted to share!Think I can keep doing it?? Ahhh I hope so, thanks for the great idea and inspiration Tami!