Monday, December 31, 2012

exploring we will go



 A while back we made the promise to each other to always make time to seek adventure as a family (you can read about it here). Exploration and going outside is a big part of our daily lives and once in a while I like to share a little peek into our adventures.


cape from Alisa Burke on Vimeo.


Cape Disappointment is is one of the most beautiful, awe inspiring places to experience and photograph!  Situated at the mouth of the Columbia River, it is one of our favorite places to go in the winter when the tides are high and the swell is BIG! The winter ocean puts on a display of giant waves crashing against the rocky shore- it is a place that will make you pause and remember just how dynamic mother nature is.


YOU CAN VIEW THE SERIES OF OUR FAMILY ADVENTURES HERE


Thursday, December 27, 2012

handmade calendar/planner

This is the time of year when I always get organized and there is nothing that I love more than a fresh calendar and planner. And while I could probably go digital with my planning, I love a good ol' fashion paper calendar and planner. This year I decided that instead of buying a calendar/planner I would make my own from a blank sketchbook.  


(A blank sketchbook is great to use for creative planning because there are lots of pages to fill up with notes and the paper is great for painting, painting and collage.)

I started by creating a fun cover - I used a piece of black chip board and drew all over the surface with a white pen. I glued it to the cover of my sketchbook (I used black paint to touch up the edges).

I split my sketchbook into three sections- 

1. A calendar with one month on each page.
2. A blog section where I can keep all of my blogging notes, ideas, sketches, and blogging schedule.
3. My to do lists- The only way I am able to get so much stuff done is by keeping detailed to do lists for each and every day of the week. Keeping these lists in one place (instead of all over the house) will keep me more organized.

Each section has plenty of room to for notes and sketches.
















































Now my pages are ready for a year of creative planning, ideas, organization and of course,  some sketching!

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