Four months ago today we were in Paris. About 4 days ago today I finally finished my travel journal. I'm nothing if not a procrastinator.
Actually, I can't believe we went in the first place. I never went on a vacation growing up so even going on a small vacation seems like a big deal to me.
I love that this journal will help me remember the trip forever. Since it will probably be the last trip we take for awhile, it's that much more special to me.
I thought I'd share some of my favorite pages. I love journals that are full of bits and pieces of things. We collected ephemera everywhere we went. Even the grey ribbon that ties the journal closed was from a bag received on a shopping trip in London.
As much as I love the idea of journals, and buying journals, I have to push myself to do the actual journaling part.
I'm hoping that will start to come more naturally to me as I love the end result.
I love the layers in the journal. I love how stuff sticks out the ends. I love that it's so stuffed fat with memories that it won't stay closed without that ribbon.
The square pictures are instagram pictures printed through an app called PostalPix. I love them and will definitely order more.
My favorite materials to use were vintage labels, japanese masking tape, glassine envelopes, fabric, stamps and my petite European stapler.
Here's the back where I've taped a postcard from the fab Pam Garrison with a quote about making dreams come true.
Okay, speaking of finishing...our kitchen? Totally not finished, but making progress! This morning I made a list (told you I love them) of all the things that need to happen to finish it. That's one long list. My current goal is to be done by Thanksgiving. I'm pretty sure that's pushing it. My dear Hubby thought the last picture I shared with you didn't do the mess justice so here is a better one. Or worse. Depending on your view. Please note the hideous hole to the right on the ceiling and the debris EVERYWHERE.
Now you have a better understanding of how far we've come in this latest picture. I hope it will look even better come Monday. I'll be sure and keep you updated. It's going much slower than I would like but I'm trying to retain reasonable expectations. Not always easy for a girl like me.
Are you starting to see the vision? It's going to be so much better. Still not my "dream" kitchen but it will be my "I can live with it for a few years and not cry when I cook in it kitchen".