12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Crate Paper, October Afternoon) + letter stickers (American Crafts) + paper clips (Studio Calico) + washi tape (October Afternoon) + wood veneer (Studio Calico) + flair (Ormolu, October Afternoon) + die cutting machine (Silhouette) + font (AL Uncle Charles)
Television. It’s definitely an everyday thing in our house. I’m not going to lie – we are TV and movie junkies! No one watches more than an hour a day, on average, but we do love it! Sometimes we watch on the television, sometimes on the computer, and sometimes on the iPad (and sometimes we hook the iPad or the iPhone up to the TV and watch that way). Sadie is the worst junkie of us all – every time she is bored she asks to watch TV. Her favorites include Phineas and Ferb, iCarly, and Victorious. Lately she’s started watching vintage Star Trek on Netflix with Seth. It’s their special thing. Right now Seth and I are watching Mad Men, Modern Family, and Touch. I decided Eli would like Touch also and now he’s hooked, too. Eli doesn’t watch much on his own – he’s more of a hanger-on when it comes to TV and will watch whatever anyone else is watching. All of us like to watch cooking shows together, especially Chopped, Restaurant Impossible, and America’s Worst Cooks. We rely pretty heavily on On Demand and Netflix for movies. Seth and I will usually rent a recent movie on On Demand over the weekend and the kids do that about once a month. I love that Eli is old enough now to watch some of the PG-13 movies with me – we’ve seen Twister and The Day After Tomorrow and Super 8 together and it’s clear that he shares my passion for action movies with a bit of a science-y or sci-fi twist to them. (April 2012)
A Note from Vivian
While I could have printed movie and TV show images from the internet for this layout, I chose instead to use a die cut television set as my main page element. I cut the television from woodgrain-patterned paper and had fun playing around with the design from there, adding a variety of fun vintage-look products.
May Fun Fact
We expanded the size of our vegetable garden this year and I’m looking forward to planting (and harvesting!) lots of colorful vegetables!