Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Family sketchbook


The Family Sketchbook idea came from a couple of places. 1. From Soule Mama's "Little Nook" post and from 2. from Ann Voskamp's Visual Homemaking Journal ideas. And probably other places through various home school readings, but if I had to say, the inspiration mainly for this came from these two posts.

It's very simple. You buy a big{ish} spiral sketchbook. (It must lie flat.) I keep it the kitchen, laying flat and open on a table. Every day I write the date at the top of two pages. You may only use the two pages for the day. In passing, children can doodle, or write, or paste, or whatever strikes their fancy. Mama writes what we did today, and important milestones or funny sayings, whatever strikes *her* fancy. Get Dad involved, too. This will be something to look back on in the future and see what your days looked like.

7 comments:

Lorraine said...

I love this idea, we are leaving on friday to vacation in Florida...what a great way to document our time together <3 thanks so much for sharing!!!

contented sparrow said...

I LOVE this idea, too. You've reminded me that I should get ours out again. Today! Thanks, Andrea! (Love seeing the sun...looked like summer in your photos!)

Courtney said...

Awesome! Love this idea!

Christine said...

What a fabulous idea!! I'm totally gonna steal it.

Kathi @ A Heart Like Water said...

i remember reading about this in a few places too, and have wanted to put it into practice. thank you for the reminder!

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Joy

Sandi said...

Love this idea! What a great memory to have down the road.