Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pinned it, Made it! Monday ~ Week 2 ~

I’m so glad you joined me for Pinned it, Made it! Monday ~ Week 2 ~! And a BIG thank you to all the ladies that linked up and participated last week!

If you’re wondering what Pinned it, Made it! Monday is all about, it’s really simple. It’s motivation and encouragement to share something that we’ve pinned on Pinterest and then actually followed through with! If you’re like me, you probably have way more pins than you’ll actually follow through with and make, use, or try. But hopefully by looking forward to sharing here with on Mondays, it will help me along with my follow-through! I hope it will do the same for you! Besides, I can’t wait to see what YOU’VE been pinning and making! I just love Pinterest!

It can be anything you’ve pinned and actually followed through with, made, or tried………whether that be a recipe, a craft, a sewing project, a photography tip, a home decorating idea, organizational idea, home improvement project, exercise routine, household tips, a purchase, anything!

Now on to what I have to share this week! I love to write. I love to scrapbook (although I really don’t do it that much anymore because I just never seem to have the time). And I love recording (and treasuring) memories.  And I love gentle and sweet reflectings adorned with peaceful pictures of days gone by.   I’ve done journals and diaries, but when I saw memory journaling on Katy’s blog (The Country Blossom), I knew this really fit me and it was something I wanted to try!

Here’s the pin from The Country Blossom and the example of Katy’s work that set me on my way to begin memory journaling.

Actually Joy and I both started it last week. I bought each one of us a sketch diary like this (from Walmart).  They have little pockets in the front to hold pictures and supplies I might want to use.

Although you could choose and cut out pictures from magazines, I decided I would actually use pictures from Pinterest that caught my eye that I've pinned on one of my boards. After all that’s where I pin so many of the things I love anyway. It seemed the perfect place to find pictures for my memory journal. And I have a thing about cutting up my magazines.  Anyway, I decided to use 3-4 pictures from Pinterest per entry. I place them on the page where it’s pleasing to my eye. Then I just begin writing little snippets about my day.

Some things are “just the little things” such as cute things Luke says. It can be about time spent with my family or just what was accomplished during that day. Then I just give it a finishing touch with stickers, doodling, or whatever strikes me at the moment.

So I’ve only been at it a few days this week. It doesn’t take that long to complete a double spread page. I've only spent about 20 minutes each day so far.  Not that I will do one every day, but that will be the goal. It’s really kind of rewarding to look back and reflect over my day and add a little creative touch to my journaling. And the best thing about it to me is that I will be leaving a little piece of me, my thoughts and ramblings, in my handwriting, for my kids to have as a keepsake. I hope it will mean something special to them one day and that it will be something they will treasure one day!

To participate in Pinned it, Made it! Monday, here are the guidelines:

1) Just do a post about what you’ve pinned and made from Pinterest, then come back over here to Country Girl at Home and link that particular post (not your blog in general) on this post below.

2) I don’t mind if you link up more than one post….multiple entries are fine.

3) You must add my Pinned it, Made it! Monday button on your post or sidebar of your blog linking back to Country Girl at Home. You may get this button code on the page at the top of my blog labeled “Buttons”. Just copy and paste the code into your post. Please be kind and be sure and link back!

4) Be supportive and visit blog entries. I do ask that you visit at least one and leave a comment there. And don't forget to leave me one here! :) We all love comments, don’t we? It’s encouraging and uplifting!

5) By linking up and participating, you give me permission to use your entry photo if I decide to feature an entry.

So now it’s your turn! Come on (please) and link up below and show me what you’ve pinned and made! And I invite you to follow me on Pinterest too…’ll find the link to follow me right over there to the right on my sidebar.  The memory journaling pin from Katy can be found on my Pinterest board entitled Write it Down.   I'd also like to invite you to follow Country Girl at Home through Google Friends and Linky Followers (also found on the right on my sidebar)!  And thank you!  :)


I'm excited to tell you that my next Sunporch Chat is going to take place this Wednesday!  Paula of The Fraker Farm is coming over to Country Girl at Home.   Paula is so much fun and you're going to love her!  I promise! Those of you that know her, love her already! You won't want to miss it!

Have a wonderful Monday! Happy Pinning (and Creating)!  :)

  ♥ Tammy ♥


Karen said...

I did this several years ago! I think I will get started doing it again--it's a fun way to journal :)

Pendleton Primitives said...

I love the journal idea and really should encourage my daughter to begin one. I'm always making things I see on Pinterest so I should join you one Monday when I figure this blogger thing out a bit more.

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

I LOVE doing the memory journaling! SO fun! :)

Love you! 8!

Joy :)

~Mary said...

Thank you for hosting! Found you via the Sunshine Award from Joann at Sweet Pepper Rose. Looking forward to reading your blog!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea. I love your journal. So many pictures that I would pin too ; )
Have a great day.

Wendi said...

I always admire Katy's journal. Great job starting your own!

Anonymous said...

Morning Tammy! I started something similar 2years ago and didn't keep up with it but you have inspired me to give it another try (now that I have quit my job I may just be able to do it)! I stopped in from Sunny's Simple Life and now I need to explore more of your space; I too adore red and look forward to going back through all your posts for ideas! Have a great day - Jeannette (Country J)

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

It looks great Tammy! :) I am so glad you started one! I don't know if you did this or not, but it helps me to spend some time putting pictures on ahead of time for a few pages/weeks ahead so then I can just start writing things in each day! :)

Thanks so much for linking to me too!
I hope you have a wonderful week!

SweetPepperRose said...

Morning Tammy! I've not been too much into scrapbooking, but it's never too late to try :)
Love Sunflowers!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What a Wonderful remembrance for you and the kids.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I linked! Thanks! Love your journal idea!

Tanya said...

what a neat idea, i love that!

bettyj said...

You are on a roll and that is a wonderful idea! It will be a keepsake. We have all my grandpa's journals and we love them.

Hollie said...

What a neat idea!! I might have to give this one a try!!

Heather's Stitches said...

How fun reading what everyone has come up with! Thanks Tammy for hosting!


Allison said...

Great idea, I want to make one! I see I still have time to post my pin. Hopefully I'll get a chance to take a picture.