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…..you’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 ♥