Summer summer summer summer!!
I am SO ready for this new season – *technically* starts mid-June, but since this week was Memorial Day and Andrew has already chosen his “ultimate summer jam” and we’re approaching the high 80s in SoCal I’m calling it.
Summer 2012 is here!
Various bloggers have started sharing summer posts ….. Danielle is talking about food and summer memories, Viv is giving you recommendations for documenting your summer and Kyla is writing about summer intentions.
I made this BASIC minibook structure last week. It’s just the cover, really. And a couple pages done so far (not pictured):
For my autumn minibook, I chose/cropped a whole bunch of pages ahead of time. That definitely helped me stay caught up, but this time around I want to go for something less structured.
The minibook cover is not a specific size (maybe 5x7ish), so I’m planning on having the pages be various sizes and mediums as well (inspired by Kara’s summer book and my own ephemera books from high school that I still should show you).
If you want to journal your summer along with me,
download my new resource
Summer Lovin’ here.
This is not a class.
This is merely some suggested prompts and ideas for documenting your summer.
I’ve intentionally kept it SUPER affordable so if you need the inspiration, you can get it
I’ve basically just brainstormed from my own summers past, from some of my previous-summer blog posts, and from various other online resources (like Sunset Magazine’s twitter feed of all places).
This journaling resource will inspire you to record your summer memories with more detail and breadth than you maybe have ever done before.
Some of these are journaling and story ideas that can be reused every year, some will simply jog your memory to record a past summer story before it’s gone.
If you’re looking for a more structured class with specific step-by-steps, this is not it.
But I can recommend
- Kara’s Summer of Love pdf self-paced class
- Natalie’s In the Sun ecourse
- Ali’s Scrapbook on the Road self-paced class
If you just need a little idea boost to remind you of how awesome summer is, download Summer Lovin’
Even if you’re not planning on doing a minibook project, go ahead and write your summer manifesto!
I’ll be posting some of my Summer Lovin‘ pages here on Lemon and Raspberry throughout the summer …. but in the meantime:
Some things that remind me of summer (past and future) ….
- flip-flops and white skirts
- summer theater
- apartment gardens
- Fourth of July
- family vacations
- crowded swimming pools
- mowing the lawn for $5 extra allowance
- work on our new house
- walking down to 7-11 for a Slurpee
- book piles
- summer fruit
- walking the dog
- picnics and the Hollywood Bowl
- Beach time!
- swimming with sharks in La Jolla
I’m off to get started on some more pages for my Summer 2012 book! After creating this journaling resource I am SO inspired to start journaling stories of past summers, impressions of this summer, and other little season details I wouldn’t otherwise think to record ….
What do YOU love about summer?
P.S. yesterday was the first Memorial Day in 4 years that I haven’t worked! A perfect summer kickoff