I'm Whitney and I like to write, scrapbook, and take pictures to capture my story. I'm a mother to 16 month old twins and love spending time with them and my sweet hubby here in Dallas. I'm an avid reader, a yogi, and a lover of all things food related! In my previous life I was a ballet dancer and still teach when I can. When I get a chance to sit down I love to watch movies and I put my Netflix to good use. Otherwise I'm usually chasing after my children and trying to keep them out of trouble!
This page shows my list of goals for the season. Some are work related, some health, some family, but they are all things that kind of keep me focused and keep me inspired. I look at this list while I’m working on the book and I like to go back to past goals and read them as well. It’s a great reflection as to where you were in your life at that moment. It also is a great way to get ready for more intense journaling. I find when I list goals like this, the next thing I want to do is write a longer, more detailed story about my life at that moment. It usually ends up that one goal specifically triggered something inside of me and I can let the words flow much more easily!
Next is a custom wedding mini book I’ve made for a friend. I love creating custom books for people and this line, Kissing Booth by Basic Grey, ended up coordinating really well with her watercolor invitations. I can’t wait to give it to her and I can’t wait to see the stories she adds to it! I’m constantly trying to push people into documenting their story. I believe all our stories are worth putting down, whether with pictures, words, or both!
And finally, two layouts that show my most recent quest. When I was younger I got in the habit of cutting up photographs. Today some of my most cherished memories are pictures cut into the wonkiest of shapes! I’ve been documenting how I’m overcoming this obstacle and here are the two layouts I have to show so far.
I am so happy with how both turned out and love that I got in hidden journaling (tucked behind the photos)on the first page and old letters on the second. These stories mean so much to me and I hated that the shape of some of the pictures was getting in the way of my storytelling.
So that’s how I modern day memory keep! I focus on the story and love finding new ways to get it on paper. My blog is a source of memory keeping for me and I love posting about my family, my cooking, my sewing, and my crafting. I love connecting with other storytellers across the blogosphere and learning how others are documenting their lives! Thanks for letting me drop in today!
Whitney makes minis! You know they are a favorite around here. And making a gift mini to encourage a non-scrapper to begin recording memories is genius! When you stop by her blog you will see reading, sewing, cooking, and scrapping. All with two 16 month olds! However does she do it?? Whitney has a knack for using patterned paper and seems to select just the perfect one for both the story and the photo.