One. I am a memory hoarder. Seriously. I try to hang onto every moment and memory. Having a baby has taken this to a whole new level! ;)
Two. I am always looking for ways to change and add/update our home.
Three. Pinterest is an addiction of mine. I pin and pin and pin. And then pin some more. It's like a drug for creative people. I have a "memory keeping" folder, an "our home" folder, and a "photo ideas" folder that often get filled up with pin ideas for our home.
So, oh my was I happy when I was recently able to make some of my pinning happen in "real life"!
My first project is a silhouette of Adeline. I so love the whimsy and charm a silhouette adds to the wall. Not to mention the beauty of having Adeline's sweet little profile captured at 9 months!
The silhouette became one of a few things that I added to our hallway. I added it to a collage of frames. One frame to go around the thermostat (Pinterest idea), a newborn photo of Adeline, the silhouette, and then a quote I printed that I found on Pinterest that I love..."i wouldn't trade you for the world".
Another memory keeping project I did recently was actually a gift for Father's Day for Justin. It's a collage of pictures of Adeline that I finally got it hung in our bedroom. I so adore it (and so does Justin ;)!
The final project I completed recently was corralling two years of cards. Yes, I save all the cards we receive for birthdays, holidays, etc. We have a bunch of cards for 2011, one for 2012, and then I have started a bunch for Adeline of all her cards from her first year. I grouped them to include the Christmas cards from the December right before (so the 2011 bunch has 2012 Christmas cards) and I plan to start a new bunch at each Christmas and collect as the year goes. I used an automatic whole punch and binder rings you can get at any store with office supplies. I love having our cards organized and a plan for where they are going. (I keep a card display on our foyer table of the current cards. They will now get moved to the ring of cards once a holiday passes.)