I confess that out of all the field trips I planned for this week, this one made me the most antsy. Because really: I don't love grocery shopping. But the very fact that I was a little uncomfortable with it meant that I was certain to find something good, an idea which proved true.
Walking down the cereal aisle looking for my kids' current favorite breakfast (maple & brown sugar Life), I saw this box of Trix that someone had discarded by the Lucky Charms:
My translation of the inspiration is, I think, fairly loose. I kept the concentric circles and the alternating colors, but the green/yellow/orange combo didn't work for the feel I wanted. I changed it to red, blue, and white and came up with this layout:
Not an exact replica of that Trix box, but honestly, I never would have done a layout like this without seeing it. Strangely enough, the thing I didn'tlike (the "this is a target" feel of the circles on the box) is what caused me to do the journaling like I did. It was completely unplanned—I just started stamping and writing, hoping all the way that things would fit. Sort of like tossing a piece of cereal at a target? OK, maybe not, but they connect in my mind!
Diane also went to the grocery store in search of inspiration. Here's what she found:
and here is her translation:
So! Today, when you run into the grocery store for milk, eggs, cereal, bread, and whatever little snack you want (I treated myself to some almond M&M's, but only because I can almost never find them), keep your eye out for some scrappy inspiration, too. Trust me: it'll make your grocery shopping far less onerous!