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My Trip Book- My 2 Weeks of Adventures (pt 1)

It seems like not too long ago I thought it was a genius idea to do 2 trips to 2 different states in less then 2 weeks time. I was crazy for thinking that. And here's the thing, neither for them were a "vacation" but more work related. But how can one pass up on opportunities to travel....for free. Not me. Hence the 2 trips, 2 states, 2 weeks.

First up - West Virginia. I had never been to W.V. before! And my kinfolk are from there. (I felt it was necessary to use kinfolk.) Anyway, I was on this trip with the university's speech team for their national competition. The days are really, really long. And we didn't have much free time. So all I had to document were the pictures I took of the team and my brochure and ballot from the tournament. 

I've started scrapbooking part 2 of this journey, but it's not finished yet. Stay tuned for my trip to Nashville :)

Time to Inspire

I meant to share this At least there's today!

We had a speaker come and chat with our division. He handed our table a stack of covered quotations. I grabbed the card that felt right and passed the stack along.

I'm a believer in everything happens for a reason. And there was a reason I received this:
"Worrying is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere."     -Glenn Turner
I'm always worrying about what other people think about me. I am already worrying about my wedding and that people won't like it. I know it sounds silly to some but for you that are like me, you get it! When I read the quote it was like a switch had flipped and I thought to myself, you know, my pal Glenn is right! I couldn't have said it better myself. And it was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders (for the time being). But I know whenever I get stressed and start to worry, I'll go back to this and read what Glenn Turner said …

Project Life Core Kit- Help, I'm Addicted.

First step is admitting you have a problem. At least I can admit that.

When I started this whole journey, I wasn't very well equipped. (Well that sounds dirty..whoops. We all know where my mind is!) As I've said before, I hardly did any scrapbooking in college and relied on my mom's supplies. (I originally had 'goodies' there and when I reread it I thought to myself ew. That doesn't sound too good there..yes my mind went there, again.) So when I decided to start my PL book I was starting pretty much from scratch. A friend had told me all about Becky Higgins and the Project Life brand and I was immediately intrigued. I would spend time online looking at the products and other bloggers use of the Core Kits. I was liking what I was seeing. But I wasn't a huge fan of the price. I just wasn't too sure if I could fully commit to $30 for scrapbook cards. Especially because a lot of other brands were catching on the the crazy:

- mambi Pocket Pages: These are su…

PL- the month of March

I have a confession. I may or may not have had some of these pages done before doing previous months. Yes, it's true. I had finished these next few pages before I had finished the pages from my last post. But I wanted to start with the events that were current and I had the strongest memories of!

Enough of my confession. Now, I bring to you my workings from the rest of March. Whoooot.

Side note, some of my weeks got a little wonky because I had some pretty important events happen that I didn't want to limit on my documenting.(you'll soon see what I mean)

week of March 17th- WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN? I always get one photo that loads in the direction I don't want it to! But you still get the idea here. This week we celebrated the President's  Inauguration. I was very active on a committee so I decided to commemorate the week!
still on the week of March 17th- Joey and Lacey's Wedding!
week of March 24th- Something I've been struggling with is what to do when I …

PL- look at me go!

The weather here in Indiana has been getting warmer, but a little too humid for me! I don't "glow" or "glisten" very well in this humid weather. And my hair doesn't look so hott either. So to save myself from looking like one hott mess out in public, why not look that way in the comfort of my own home? I figured it's the perfect time to play catch-up on my Project Life! Yay! I was SUPER far behind. Like embarrassingly far behind. How far behind? Well...let me show you.

 Hmm...does that say January 27? Why yes, yes it does. JANUARY. Yep. I was that far behind. But the good news is I'm getting caught up!

Ok, let's be honest here. There were quite a few weeks I didn't do a very good job at documenting (pictures and memories). Work was getting SUPER busy and I was gearing up for my FL trip. Life just got in the way. And quite honestly, I was still trying to get a hang of this PL thing.

I've said this before, but as you can tell from my la…

New Look!

It's the weekend - yay! And I have zero motivation to do anything. I thought it would be a brilliant idea to mix some things up a little with my blog colors. Needless to say, I have the hardest time making decisions. Really.

Just yesterday I spent over an hour in the fabric section of JoAnn's trying to pick out fabric for a project. At first I was looking for cute owl fabric, then I didn't find any I liked. So I decided to go for bright, fun fabric. Nothing. So then I had the awesome mustard/gray/turquoise fabric in my hands. I loved it. And I quickly realized that it matches NOTHING in my apartment. See my problem? Side note- I did have some fabric at my apartment already so I just decided that would do the trick. Isn't the project adorable? Thanks Pinterest!

So as I'm sitting here trying to figure out the new layout of my blog, I have so many ideas. I've actually changed the color pallet 4 times already. Surprised? I'm not. Plus I am a little technologic…

My Trip Book- Even More Catching Up!

Here's the problem I always seem to have: I go on a trip, take a ton of pictures, return home and develop my hundreds of pictures, tell myself I will scrapbook them later...then never get to them. Until recently this has been my anthem. Prime example- my trip to the city of hustle and bustle, NYC. I went on this trip in 2009 with a group from college. I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't do much scrapbooking in college. In fact, I don't think I did I have some catching up to do. This project has been looming over me ever since I've decided to really get back in to scrapbooking. While I'm scrapbooking my most recent adventures (probably because I have the strongest memories of those) , I look at that pile from NYC and tell myself, "you can get to that one later." So finally "later" came and it was time to tackle the project that's been sitting there staring at me.

I've decided to post some of the pages I've completed. As I&…

My Trip Book- Catch Up.

Remember the Ferris quotation I used in my last entry,'s still true. Will life ever slow down?

 ...and remember that one time I decided to start my own Project Life? Well that is one thing in my life that has slowed down! I have spent the last week playing catch up for February, March, AND April. Holy cow. Here's the biggest piece of advice I can give- if you're going to PL, keep a journal! I started out doing pretty well and there are 3 weeks I forgot to document and now struggling for my book. I guess it gives me more space to be creative. But there is one project I was very eager to start on. My vacation to Florida.

So I've decided to load just a few of my pages to share of few tips and tricks I've learned!