Have you heard of SMASH book?
I am kind of in love. Back when I had gobs of free time (you know, before having a kid), I liked to scrapbook. I would spend hours on one page. I laugh at that now. If I had hours at a time free now, I would try to get about 15 projects done in the same amount of time. Which is what I do.
Anyways, enter smashbook. I think this first page from the book describes it well:
Basically it can be what you want it to be - an idea book, a journal, a scrapbook, anything.
Since I had Sawyer and went back to work full time, I have zero patience for scrapbooking at a time when recording little moments and memories should be so important to me. So, I got a smashbook and I use my at home printer to print pictures and jot down special things.
Here are some of my messy, simple, unfussy pages.
The dates aren't in order, there is no rhyme or reason. Hardly any embellishments, messy handwriting. Even a page out of a card magazine that I liked. It's not perfect, but it is recorded. Someday I hope that my kids or grandkids will find this and be so excited to read about Sawyer and I's day at the zoo with my sister in September 2011. It seems insignificant now, but can you imagine having something like this is 10 years? Makes me excited for 10 years to go by.
I'll post more pages as I complete them. If you are anything like me (nosy), then you like to look at others' scrapbook pages ;)
p.s. You might be seeing more about the smash book later this week... that's all I am gonna say for now. wink