december daily album | week four

And just like that, the holidays is over but from what I stated early on before starting the album. I wanted to document all 31 days of December. 

Here are the pages for Week Four:

Day 21 and Day 22

It was a lazy Sunday indeed for Day 21. In the morning, we got Bear his first ever "puppachino". It's whipped cream and we believe that he really enjoyed it. Also finished baking the last three batches of cookies to bring into work. Usually I divide up the cookies and give on tray to Robert to bring into this work. Here I just created a filler card that said "Today" and the date and wrote about the day. Added a picture of Bear with his puppachino. For the bottom pocket, I added a picture of a few of the cookies I baked.

For Day 22, my friend Kevin was back in town from grad school. We went to the Caps game against the Senators. In the 2x2 pocket, I added the picture of the rink. Then at one of the stand, grabbed a 2014-2015 season schedule which fit perfectly into the bottom pocket. For the last pocket, I cut up some graph paper and added the moose wood veener. 

Day 23 and Day 24

Had a holiday work lunch on Day 23. We went to Jackson's, one of the great American Restuarants. They have such a wonderful selection of food. That day, I decided to go with Short Smoked Grilled Salmon Salad - Asparagus, tomatoes and field greens with champagne vinaigrette & a deviled egg with pecans. Before leaving, I picked up one of the Restaurant cards and cut it down to fit into the 2x2 pocket. I had a gold envelope that I cut down and added a flag and gold number 23. 

Day 24 I documented the homemade gifts I worked on this year. I ordered these wooden slices and handlettered some sayings on them to give as gifts. My friend Marie had a small request to write some herbs in calligraphy. She wanted to include herb markers with this garden kit she was going to give to her sister. I inserted a simple filler card with the date in a semi circle and wrote about the day.

Day 25 and Day 26

Christmas Day, had a quite a few things going on that day from going to my parents' house. Then heading over to Robert's family's house. I wanted to include a picture of me and my siblings. We don't usually get to have a picture of all four of us. I made this gag gift of these tshirts that said, "World's Okayest Sister (or Brother)" and all of us wore it! I inserted brown cardstock and placed gold sticker numbers and wrote in pen about the day.

Day 26 was Bear's first birthday! Had a small gathering with my sister and her dog Miso. The pups played together and had made them some pup cakes! For the humans, made a simple lunch with some dumplings.  Originally, I wanted do photobooth strips for Bear but I had forgotten that day so I placed a picture of Bear in his birthday hat and his pup cake. Inserted a gold letter "B" and wrote a little note about Bear.

december daily album | week two

Week one of December Daily done. Now for Week two! I have to admit, keeping up with the daily photos and journaling is a lot more difficult than I thought. You can definitely fall behind fairly quickly. 

Here is a look at Week Two:

Day 6 (Continued) and Day 7

To continue with Day 6 Party photos, on the top pocket, inserted some wrapping paper. Then added a red Martha Stewart Craft Label. On the bottom pocket, added a 4x6 photo of the buffet table from the holiday party.

Went with a four pocket view for Day 7's layout. For the upper left corner, used some leftover kraft polka dot wrapping paper from Target. Inserted a simple date/month on cardstock created in Word. At the bottom, printed out a 4x6 photo from "Run with Santa 5k" and cut it in half and inserted it into the remaining pockets.

Day 8 and Day 9


Mixed up the type of photos by adding a polaroid for day 8. On the upper left corner, took a picture of our mini christmas tree and added some embellishment with a gold safety pin. Added a pine tree left to the back of the kraft polka dot paper. Bottom left, inserted the same wrapping paper in red. Lastly, I took a picture of the wreath I have up on the door and added a glitter number 8 top.

Day 9, Hot Chocolate Bar day! Added a 4x6 photo from that day. Then in the bottom pocket, wrote a little about the hot chocolate bar (second year doing it!).

Day 10 and Day 11


Back to a two pocket view for Day 10 and 11. Continuing with trying to keep some white space and clean lines. For Day 10, on the top pocket, kept with the simple date/month and wrote a little bit about addressing cards for the first time. Then added a photo of addressing cards with a side of oraments and coffee!

Day 11, inserted our actual holiday card for 2014 from Artifact Uprising. We really wanted to feature Bear this year with the card saying, "Wishing you a "Beary" happy holidays!" :]

Day 11 and Day 12

Used a mailing label and date stamp and added to the envelope and secured it with a red/white paper clip. 

For Day 12, found these kraft bags earlier in the year at Target (Dollar section) and added some stocking prints. These are from cards I had from a while back (also Target) and just took them off the card and adhered it the kraft bag. Inside the kraft bag, I printed out Bear's wishlist on a smaller scale and punched a hole and added some ribbon.

Day 12 and Day 13

Back of the kraft bag, added a simple date/month for Day 12. 

Ended the week with a day in dog sitting Bear's brother, Miso! Wild night, I tell ya! ;] Printed a 4x6 photo and cut it in half for the upper pockets. For the lower left pocket, found this wonderful free christmas tree printable. For the last pocket, cut out simple cardstock and adhered a mailing label with a date stamp.