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Everyday Life…

on January 16, 2013

One of my goals in scrapping is to try to catch everyday life as well as the big events.  My purpose is giving my kids a way to remember me, leaving a legacy for them for years to come.  I did some googling around and found some great ideas for journaling that may prompt ideas for scrapping everyday life.  Check these out…there are a lot but don’t let it overwhelm you just pick one, scrap it and share it.

  • Routine.  Scrap your daily routine or a weekly schedule
  • Tasks.  Who does what?  Do the kids have chores?
  • What shows do you watch on tv?  How about the kids?  How much time is spent watching tv?
  • Hobbies in the family
  • Things you tend to say a lot.
  • Things you tend to hear a lot.
  • Meals.  What time do you typically eat meals? Who cooks?  Picky eaters?  Favorite recipes? Do you eat out a lot or eat home-cooked meals?
  • Job.  What is it?  How long have you been doing it?  What are the hours?  Duties?  What is your dream job?
  • Do you always wear make-up or try to make yourself look good? Do you like to dress up? Or perhaps you wear your pajamas all day? What does a typical day in clothing look like?  (perhaps your kids have a school uniform or you have a uniform)  My friends joke that I have a uniform…jeans, black shirt, flip flops
  • Friends.  Who are you closest to right now?
  • Car.  What kind?  How much time do you spend in it?
  • Any quirks about you?  What about the rest of the family?
  • What places do you go to?  What stores?  How often?
  • What do you look forward to most in your day (or week)?
  • The costs of life.
  • Are you an early riser or perhaps a night owl?
  • Faith, values and religion.  It is such an important part of life, why do we often leave it out of our scrapbooks?
  • Your “bucket list” (what you want to do before you die), goals, ambitions.
  • What makes you laugh until you cry?  What about the rest of the family, is there something that always cracks a specific person up?
  • What do you love most about yourself?  (Face it, we focus enough on the bad, why not record what we like).  What do you love most about each member of your family?  (We all need to hear it sometimes).
  • What would people be surprised to learn about you or a family member?
  • Pet peeves.
  • Create a top ten list of favorites right now. Now do it for each family member.
  • What you can’t live without.
  • Do you like routine or prefer to switch things up?  For example, do you always order the same thing at a restaurant or do you like to try new things?
  • Are you a planner?  Document some of those plans.
  • Show what your kid’s favorite toys are.  Doe he/she have a comfort toy or blanket?
  • Lessons learned.  What lessons do you have to learn/teach over and over again?
  • Advice you want to pass on to your kids.
  • Scrap an excerpt from a blog or journal.  Or a used page from a calendar or planner.
  •  Addictions, who has what? (I’m thinking more like CHOCOLATE or Diet Mt. Dew in my case)
  • What do you have to put limits on?  For example, one of my boys would watch tv all day long if he could.  I, myself, would read all day long and forget the rest of the world sometimes, if I could.
  • What are you learning about right now?
  • What are you tweeting?   Or share some of your status updates on facebook.
  • How do you reward yourself or your kids for doing something good?
  • How do you keep creative?
  • How do you encourage creativity in your kids?
  • What’s on the news these days?  It’s ok to talk about specific events.  How do you feel about it or how does it effect you?
  • What traditions do you and your family have?
  • Scrapbook a conversation.  Or take a picture of a conversation via texts on a phone and scrapbook it…this would be fun with my 2 year old…he says some pretty funny things right now.
  • Share about your neighborhood.  What does it look like?  Do you all decorate for holidays? Do you know your neighbor’s names and talk with them or are you like the thousands who never interact with their neighbors?
  • What brought you to the state (or location) you live in?  What do you enjoy most about it?  Do you plan on living there the rest of your life?
  •  A messy home is a happy home or a clean life, happy wife?
  • My comfy spot
  • Lyrics to a favorite song
  • What is the story behind your name?

What will you scrap about?  Remember to photograph the good, the bad and the ugly!  Here is a page I did a long time ago of laundry piled up on my couch….this is a regular scene in my house on laundry days and a couple of days after sometimes.

A letter written to me by my grandfather after I got married.  He died in a car accident a few months after I got this letter.


One last tip I have for you is to not crop out too much on your photos.  You never know when you will go back and see that couch, lamp, shirt in the pile of laundry and it bring back a memory.

I would love to see your pages using my kits or not.  I would love to see how you are leaving a legacy!


One response to “Everyday Life…

  1. myabelle says:

    thanks so much for the ideas. memory-keeping is my only new year’s resolutions. =D yeah you are right about keeping the good, the bad and ugly. there were times when i was in a really bad situation and now i look back and regret because i wasn’t able to document it.

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