Friday, November 15, 2013

Project Life....Thankful week 2

Hello and Happy Friday!! The sun is out and the temps are at 50 today and in the 60's this weekend. YAY!! I will finally get to the track and work out in the yard and hopefully make a mandala or two if the wind isn't blowing around. How was your week, did you find time to be thankful each day? I have had a good week and am ready with my PL on time this week for Cathy's  thankful link up.
As you can see I used the same journal cards as last week, I really like the easy format and not looking for cards out of my PL kits. Hoping to have some new ones in next pages though, thanks to Cathy. Now that I'm looking at the cards I could have made a pattern with them?
One of the things that I was thankful for was the meals I cooked. Didn't get any pictures though but almost daily the kids enjoyed it and especially Sam told me it was good and thanked me. Just those 2 little words can carry me thru a day. He actually tried some new things, YAY and my meals just came out good and cooked perfectly. I'm thankful we have enough food to feed our family and to have it come out right several times is just the icing on the cake. Hope I can do it again this week.
How about some close ups now...
Here is the left side. Celebrated Sam's 12 bday, thinking of going back and making a college from his day instead of just this one picture. He had a great day and I'm so thankful for these 12 years of being his mom. He keeps me on my toes and is always cracking me up, this kid needs a tape recorder strapped to him at all times so we won't miss what he says. Click on the image to see better.
The right side, which has my favorite day from this week, which I turned into a collage. We got our first snow and the whole day was just perfect. I wrote a post about it below if you'd like to read and see the pretty pictures of it. Each day I'm taking one picture to show here then writing down 2 more things I'm thankful for. I love doing this and so happy to have it in my album. It doesn't have to be anything to big either, just the little things you forget about or don't think is important all adds up to being thankful each day. We have added to our leaves too, still loving this. My hubby wrote out 4 late last night and Sam and I did this morning but I had already taken the picture below. HAPPY!!
Little by little it's getting filled up. We ran out of colored leaves so I had to make brown and white ones for now. You can click on the image to see better. It's not to late to jump into any of these thankful projects, would love to have you join me. Thanks Cathy for another week of sharing.
Let me know in the comments one thing your thankful for today!
I am thankful for YOU!!


  1. Love how you used your Project Life album for your 30 Days of thankful.

  2. Hi Dawn ~ Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving such a lovely comment. :o) I had to smile when I read that you were thankful that your Sam had tried something new. My daughter was SUPER picky about food when she was little - still is actually! I really like that you are incorporating your 30 days of thankful into your Project Life. Another great week documented!

  3. Of course my dear friend I'm also thankful for our friendship. In fact I too made a Thankful page about friendship. Your Thankful leaves are growing.It is always so inspiring to see your PL pages.
    Have a great weekend

  4. Thanks so much ladies for your visits!

  5. Hi Dawn! And I am SO thankful for YOU, too! I absolutely love visiting your blog and reading your amazing posts! Your outlook on life is contagious and very happy! I really love what you did with your Project Life pages this week. Your creativity is awesome, my friend. And your leaf wall is so, so wonderful!!!! I just love how much it has grown! Thank you VERY MUCH for coming in to my life here with your blog and for your friendship!

  6. Dawn - thanks so much for your thoughtful comments on my blog. I love seeing how easily you've adapted your project life pages for this challenge. And it is fun seeing your leaf collection grow! At this rate, that door will be covered by the end of the month.

  7. Dawn, I love your layout! I did the PL format last year too. I scrolled down and looked at a few of your pics...beautiful! I love all the snow pictures. We usually don't get snow till late November or December. I love all your documentation, that will be such a wonderful thing to look back on. And I also loved your thankful door! Awesome idea & I will be borrowing that for next year : ) Look forward to next week!

  8. I apologize that I missed you yesterday. Between running around helping my neighbor Sally organize her cabinets (two finished so far, it's a very slow process where she's concerned) and me trying to clean my house and make art in between times, I can't seem to catch my breath.

    I love your PL pages. This really has been a good week for you. So good to see Sam's birthday photo and his request for snow that came true.

    Your gratitude door is really filling up. I look forward to seeing it each week, too. BTW, I'm thankful I got to meet YOU. You have been such a good friend since we first met during SOC.

  9. Your project life spread looks great Dawn! I love the thankful cards, and that pic of you and your hubby is so cute! You two look so happy together!

  10. Your pages look great, I like how you are using the same cards for the project besides making it easier for you it gives it some continuity and helps make all these entries into your PL album look like them go together as a subset of images - your thankful ones.