This week, I'm covering a day from our Summer Break. It was full of activities like the library, a visit to the dentist, a picnic lunch, as well as a stop at our local John Deere store. :)
I often times set out to create a clean and simple look, but in the end I can't help but stay true to my style; lots of photos, embellishments, journaling and layering like crazy. The chipboard and woodgrain pieces from the Close Knit collection quickly found their way onto my pages by the hand full.
Most of my photos are around 2 x 3 in size which allows me to include lots of photos, but also, be able to embellish the way I love to do!
The facing page highlights our stop at the John Deere store. Once again, the Close Knit collection completed that "hometown..country" feel I wanted.
Although I don't think my kids sit and read my journaling at this point, I try to mix in a small note or two for them whenever I can. Just as I did to my oldest son in the image above.
The next page captures an emotional day for Ella. The day she got her first bike with training wheels! Her emotions went from excited, happy, to frustrated and pouting when she couldn't get the pedaling down right off the bat. I couldn't help but cover those everyday "three year old" moments. Someday, she'll look back and laugh. Hee!
The pinks and yellows in the Maggie Holmes Flea Market collection highlight her very girly pink bike.
I loved this moment when Ella's older brother helped her figure out the pedals. She was off and going after that!