My boys and I were watching a video the other day and I got the idea of having them use items from around the house to create a water filtration system. We mixed up some really muddy water, then tested their creations, which worked surprisingly well. I think the coffee filters were a real bonus. Some times they used: coffee filters, toilet paper, napkin, plastic sack and cotton balls. I wonder if I should have them try again without the filters. Hmmm…
This year I started Project Life. I hesitated posting my pages here because it feels a bit personal since this a “business” blog. However, we created this blog to share the personal, real-life side of the ladies behind Trigger Memory . . . so here goes. Plus, posting my pages should help keep me more accountable to keeping up to date, correct?
I’m not completely thrilled with my first attempt, but I am content that it depicts our week and family. Now to lay in week 2!
Cover page (click for larger view):
Week 1 Left:
I shared about our annual New Year’s tradition and took a pic of all the kids on the stairs. Dad and the boys got haircuts so I included a shot of that. I created a Week in Review card with the week’s highlights and a “Resolutions” card since I couldn’t find one online.
Week 1 Right:
I shared a shot of my great-nephew that I babysit. We’d missed him all Christmas break so were glad to see him! I tweaked a Facebook outline to share a shot of my adorable new granddaughter. I love the Facebook updates my son and daughter-in-law share of her. I then posted a photo of each of us with our New Year’s goal or resolution. John and I have been eating Paleo since the first so I documented that with a big bowl of veggies!
So far, I’m really liking the project. I just hope I can keep up!
These free holiday knit bookmarks from Eat, Drink , Chic are really cute. I’m printing out a set and will laminate to give with gifts.
I’ve been scouring the web for fun ideas to help keep organized and on task for Christmas, while still making time to fit in lots of fun. Here are a few of my favorites, so far.
*My favorite Christmas organizer pages can be found at Organized Home. She has nearly every form you can imagine to organize your holiday.
*This is a neat little weekly organizer that you can even customize to meet your specific needs.
*Here are some neat ideas for celebrating Advent as a family.
*Lovely Little Snippets also has a neat set of organization printables.
Get started with your planning now and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the Christmas season ahead!
This is an activity I used with my little ones when I was teaching them to recognize different letters. Simply have them go through a newspaper or magazine article and circle the letter you’re learning. You might make it more fun by having them guess how many will be in the article and then comparing to see how close they were.
Comics work well if your child has a hard time with tiny print.