DIY Projects: A Trip Down Memory Lane

When you’re bad at scrapbooking or just can’t commit to start or maintain one, here are some ideas I compiled for you (and me). Let’s start keeping those happy memories alive!

 PHOTOBOOK

 If you love scrapbooking but have no space to store stickers, stamps, scissors, punchers, colored pens, papers, laces, wires, and a lot more, then digital scrapbooking might work for you. Just compile and scan photos, go online, order your album and wait for it to be delivered right at your doorsteps. By the way, Photobooks also save your time, money and shelf space.

photobook

By zigandzagblog

SAND JAR

Collect sand and dirt – and the happy memories with it. Label properly and keep it out of reach of children and clumsy adults, or you’ll end up throwing away your memories.

Sand jar 1

You can try this too. Spill-proof and needs just a little amount of sand.

sand frames

TEE SHIRT QUILT

If you’re like my husband who seems very much attached with his shirts, this might work for you.

tshirtquilt

TRAVEL CASE

Keeping memorabilia of events and trips has never been this easy. Say good bye to scrapbooks that can’t seem to hold that Ice Cream spoon (I tried including that once) or that impossible-to-stick Royce Plastic Bag.

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Grateful Jar

Count your blessings daily. Keep photos, movie tickets, or even note cards all in one place. Write down successes, pains and other things to be grateful for.  Open on New Year’s Eve, and take time to remember how good the year has been.

Here are some ideas by Faulkner’s Ranch.

grateful jar

TIME CAPSULE

We made one for our little Prince to be opened on his 21st birthday. I’ll be sharing more about that on a different post.

But basically, put anything that will give your child a glimpse of what happened when he was born – ultra sound photos or clips, hospital bills, first set of clothes, first pair of shoes, first toy, newspaper or magazine, first family photo, photo of his first home and a lot more.

time capsule

There you have it! Enjoy making memories, and keeping them remembered.

Image Credits: marthastewart.com | pinterest.com

Love,

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Planning a Nautical Party

With less than a week to plan, here’s my take on planning an intimate nautical dinner for my birthday last May (late post sorry).

THEME. A concept that would go well with our house (the beach house) was the first thing I had to decide on.

Princess Ariel, The Little Mermaid? Age inappropriate I thought. I don’t want to be having a tea party in mermaid tail with my mermaid friends.

Beach? Set design would be too expensive.

Santorini-ish? My personal fave but too wedding-ish.

Then I landed on Nautical. Red, Blue, White. Mature enough and easy to design.

DECOR. I asked my cousin, Kate, for a creative helping hand. Using Yarns, Cartolina Papers, and glue stick (for a total of less than Php 200), we came up with Sailor Paper Hats, tiny paper boat decors, and awesome nautical banners. We also found a nice sea waves blanket we used as a carpet, beside King’s wakeboard.

ATTIRE. Of course we should blend in. Each wore her nautical-inspired clothing. :D

FOOD. Seafood obviously is the best option. But considering our stocks? Red Wine… Pastas… I went ahead with red meat. Army Navy do serve beef anyway. For appetizers, I just served the usual fruits and nuts platter, and not-so-healthy chips on the side. For dinner, we had red sauce pasta, steak, and a glass of wine! The nights’ highlight… Choco Fondue (my first try to make ever). Tastes like Flat Tops though. Not sure if that’s good. :P  .

GIVE-AWAY. This one’s unplanned. With so much food left, everyone had enough packed meal to take home plus sweet goodies waiting to be taken home from our fridge. :)

Thanks “Curls” for celebrating with me!