Thursday, January 26, 2012

perpetual daily journal calendar


I came across this DIY project on Design*Sponge sometime last year and purchased all the supplies for it but decided to wait until the new year to start. Of course I forgot all about it until a week or so ago when I was cleaning my sewing table and came across the adorable red berry basket I had purchased.


I bought the vintage post cards at my favorite local over priced antique store. They had some beautiful cards but they were in the $2-4 price range. Since I was going to be cutting the cards to size and they were only being used at dividers not framed art I decided to pick some from the 50 cent basket!


I quickly threw it all together and played catch-up for the first few weeks of the year that I had missed.


Now that I am caught up I can just jot down a highlight or lowlight or a funny quote from the day. It's completely simple and doable and is just what I needed because I have gotten so lazy in journaling the milestones of my family.


I have a feeling it is going to be a very rewarding and entertaining project in the years to come!

12 comments:

jen said...

i love this! i haven't bought all the supplies yet, but i have been jotting down one line for each day on my desk calendar. it will definitely be a fun memento after it's been going a few years!

chris said...

I need to do this. Your photos are lovely, too.

Tricia said...

Great idea. I really need to be better about recording family memories and moments.

dandee said...

This is so inspiring! I remember seeing the post on Design Sponge and filing it away. Your lovely photos have me eager to get started on one too. I even already have the berry basket! xo.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

What a wonderful idea! I used to try to keep a journal but it only made me feel guilty because I only wrote in it when I had a big block of time to devote to it, which wasn't very often. I like the box of cards because I could jot down little things during the day. This is something I can manage. Thank you for the pics and the link to instructions!

teamcowan said...

I've really got to start this. I remember seeing it (was it at designsponge?) and meaning to start it up. I think it would help me do something worth writing about every day. Which is sometimes hard as a mom...

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Great minds think alike - I have a VERY similar version that I did and LOVE it (so far)!

mer said...

Love it Erin!

greatgaunts said...

I've started one of these, too, but mine isn't nearly so pretty yet. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

so smart! and doable. Love this idea!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

What a great idea. I think I could actually do this. I used to be so good at journaling. My two younger kids will totally get me for not giving them the same treatment as the older two.

trina said...

This is so cute! IT would great as a gift for a gardening lover. Very clever!

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