12 in 2012: January

So, I decided to sign up for a little challenge this year. My friend Angie runs an awesome scrapbooking site (Ella Publishing Co.) and they are having a fun "Take 12 in 2012" challenge. Basically, you take 12 pictures on the 12th of each month, pop them into their handy templates, and voila! Instant scrapbook. 

You may be surprised, since I've never mentioned scrapbooking on this blog before. Because, well, to be honest, this blog is about as good as it gets for me. I take photos, write down stories, and I have these great plans to print up each year in a little book (it's going to happen this year: 2010 and 2011, here I come!) 

But this challenge seemed like a fun way to capture some of the daily details that I wouldn't think to put on the blog. Plus, they made it super easy: there are themed challenges for each month, tons of templates, and cute little embellishments. And since I don't care if it's the most original, ornate, or beautiful thing on the block, I'm just sticking with the plain and simple approach—it must be working, because I've already finished January. Thanks Angie!


  1. Great photos and layout. They make me smile-vute and silly and happy. And bananas.

  2. is it good or bad if I saw the picture of Lu pulling a face and thought it was you?

  3. She get's it from somewhere ... I'll claim credit :)