The time has come to finally organise myself! I am getting the scrapbooks out!

I wanted something I could give to the kids when they get older that they could each take away when they leave home, a little record of their first year of life!

I started a scrap-book for Jenna-May when she was born and to now have only managed to get to 6 months old – her first christmas.

I’ve also managed to do our wedding and honeymoon which was my first attempt…

Not too bad… maybe I’ll do some more I think… in 3 years time!

But with 2 more children who have NO pages done as yet; I need to pull my finger out! And I have so many other little projects I have which I want to do but I really need learn to do just one thing at a time!! Saying that I am currently reading two books at the moment cause I was too lazy to get my butt back out of bed last night and run downstairs (our room is in the loft) to get the one I already started and left in the lounge! Think I may have an attention problem!!

So the printer was pulled out, ink cartridge found and paper bought. Over 100 pictures were printed and are sitting at the ready! All I need now is to find the time, motivation and the energy to get started.

My only problem is that I once again have no boy bits to make a start on Carter’s book and I still need to actually buy a scrap-book album for both Carter and Tamsin!!

Oh well, first things first – gotta get Jenna’s done! She is now nearly 3 and a half after all!!

But once I get started it is good fun, time-consuming and takes your mind off everything for a couple of hours! And it’s gotta be better than doing the cleaning!

So get your creative side out and have a go… here are a couple of my attempts… I wanna see yours… so send me your link and I’ll check them out!

Ok so the photography isn’t great… I couldn’t find the camera so had to use my phone! Forgive me please!

Memory Boxes

I have so much junk aka precious memories lying around that I decided it was time to organise them!

Both the girls were given little memory boxes when they were born but the poor little guy hasn’t so time to remedy the situation.  The little boxes are great but just aren’t big enough! Jenna’s is already bursting and that doesn’t include any of her “art work”.

So hubby got instructions to find me an old printer paper box from work – instead he came home with something better! Old file storage boxes – bigger and stronger!!

I have this thought that I will add all those special little things that sometimes land up in the bin – the special pictures, birthday cards, post cards etc etc

In my mind i store them all beautifully and KEEP UP TO DATE with it and when they finally leave home I can pass them on and we can all sit and go through the box smiling, laughing and crying at all the old memories!

Boxes made up, pretty wrapping paper weeded out the boxes were all wrapped up! Unfortunately we had no boys paper so as usual poor Carter had to wait until I could manage to get to the shop and find something special for him! Just need to put their initials on them and they’re all done!

How do you all keep your little treasured memories safe?