project on the Better Life Bags blog yesterday and just HAD to make one... it's such a great idea! Ever since I became a mom I have been more aware of just how quickly time goes by, and the days are really blurring together. This little calendar journal is a great way for someone like me to make a quick note at the end of the day to help me catch those clouds and pin them down!
I'd classify this as "saving" memories. I love that I'll be able to look back in 2012 at all the memories in 2011 and it will just keep going for many years.
The picture at the top is my version... I DID buy the candle Rebecca at BLB suggested from Target just to get the box, though I was a little miffed at myself for spending $12.99 on it. I would have preferred to find a cheaper option for a box but I was shopping last night and really wanted to get this thing done to have it to start with today. If I ever make you one as a gift don't worry, the whole thing won't cost me more than $5. ;)
The dividers are from paper left over from making my new cash envelope system.
I did NOT want to buy a date stamp since I knew I would really probably only use it for this purpose, much as I tried to convince myself otherwise. So, I found a cool font that looked retro and stampy and used it to create my date cards. If you want them, here - you can have 'em and use them to make your own calendar journal in a box! :)
Here's the original tutorial, if you're using my printed cards instead of a date stamp just print on your index cards BEFORE you cut them in half.