I started Memory Planning in February! I am using The Big Happy Planner to do my memory keeping. The link will take you to the one that I was so very, very lucky to find marked down to $12.00 at Hobby Lobby. These are a couple of the spreads I have completed:
I am almost done with January. I have completed the spread below for when Darian left in February.
I will finish up March and then I hope to stay on top of it each week as time goes along. I have always wanted to scrap book. This seems much easier than in years past.
The Big Happy Planner is 8.5 by 11 inches so it is the perfect size to memory plan in! Do you scrapbook or memory plan? I follow some You-Tuber's so I get some good tips from them.
Next, is my Sprocket. Harley got this for me for my birthday (which is in April), but I think she wanted to borrow it. It is so neat. It prints 2 inch by 3 inch pictures which have sticky backs so they are perfect for the Happy Planner. In the upper spread, the pictures on the left are printed on the Sprocket. They print from your phone!! Which is the only camera I use. But the paper is $9.99 for 20 sheets so I just simply cannot afford to print ALL my pictures from it!!
Keeping with this line of favorites I have also discovered Walgreen's for printing pictures really, really affordable. (I wanted to say cheap) I have the Walgreen's app on my phone so I upload the pictures into a collage of 4 and order a 4 inch by 6 inch print for $.39 and wah lah I have four little pictures I can cut apart for the memory planner. You can see some of those in the bottom spread above. And you can pick them up the same day you order them!!!! That is a win-win! Or you can order any size you want. They even have canvases which I want to order when Darian comes home and I get pictures of him in his uniform.
A huge favorite for March has been letters from my SIT (soldier in training)! We have only gotten two so far but they are cherished treasures at the moment. And I bet they'll find their way into the memory planner! He is doing well. He is liking basic training! And for all of that I am a happy granny!
I was taken out to dinner on a couple of occasions in March. I am not the 'eat out kind of girl' so this was a big deal. I usually like to order and eat at home. But Harley took me to Rib Crib one evening and another time I went to Applebee's with Justin. You can see our food in these pictures:
|Four Cheese Mac and Cheese|
|TWO orders of Cheese fries at Rib Crib|
Also, I loved my Birkenstock sandles from back in the day! They lasted me for more than 10 years and are now pretty worn out. I can't afford to buy the real thing anymore but I found these at Target for less than $30 and I am loving them! Fit is good and they are comfortable. Harley has a pair too!!
Last, but not least, we are going to be changing up the mantle for Easter. So I found these beauties at The Dollar Tree. They are currently gracing the dining room table in this tall, glass vase. I don't know whether they will make it to the mantle or stay in the vase for Easter. We will see.....
That's it! All my favorites for the month of March. Now, we will be off on a road trip soon. Hopefully will have some adventures to share. And update of my Big Surprise coming soon. Have a great day friends and family!