I wish I had a bullhorn because I want to shout to the world how happy I am about this discovery (even though our neighbors might not appreciate that).
So without further ado...I give you my very first 12 on the 12th photo collage:
1. I started my Saturday off on the right foot with a fresh cup of coffee. I big, glitter-crusted, puffy-heart l-o-v-e my Keurig. But I think you knew that already.
2. Since I've recently become infatuated with all things Mrs. Meyer's (particularly the Lemon Verbena) I thought I'd wrap some up for Annelise's sweet teacher for Valentine's Day. Mrs. Meyer's yummy smelling products make me actually want to clean. Mostly.
3. Worked on my list and sub-list and sub-sub list for a little trip we're taking soon.
4. Coerced Annelise into sitting through
torture a photo session for her Valentine cards And yes, she was sitting in a tree.
5. Cleaned our bathroom sinks, because...EWWW.
6. We have a darling new yarn shop in our area, which is wonderful but also dangerous. The last two times I popped in I left with these irresistible multi-colored yarns. I have big plans to knit a hat and a scarf for our little trip, but of course I haven't started yet.
7. Photo documenting the awesomeness of Picnik and the birth of this collage.
8. Listened to Mumford & Sons while I fiddled around. They, along with The Avett Brothers are my siren song bands right now. I can't help myself.
9. I'm finally almost finished with The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. Such a good read, love her books.
10. My big salad for lunch. That's a whole lot of chewing, my friends.
11. Working on Annelise's valentines. Exact-O knives always scare me, but thankfully no one was maimed in the making of her valentines this year.
12. Annelise wrote her friends' names & stuffed the envelopes. And ate one Tootsie Pop when she finished.
At first it seemed overwhelming to try and snap 12 photos of different daily (i.e. mundane) happenings on the same day, but as it turned out, it wasn't bad at all. It was actually kind of refreshing to use my camera throughout the day. Doing this once a month is totally doable and a nice substitute for a 365 type project (I've always fizzled out on those), I'm looking forward to doing this again.
*Picnik is free and I've used the free parts for the last few years. Today though I bit the bullet and upgraded to the Premium Picnik, but since Picnik is easy (as in doesn't make me cry) and our Photoshop Elements won't work on our Mac, I decided it was totally worth it.
Have you ever made a photo collage? Have you documented a day in your life like this? Ever done a 365 or 52 type photo challenge?