Archive for March, 2009


Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Q: what is your challenge this week?
A: journal a question followed by the answer.

if you need to do a little explaining somewhere else on the layout, i guess that’s ok…

Here’s Suzy’s layout about her friend Katie’s wedding weekend:
Journaling reads: ” What could be better than a weekend away sightseeing, hanging out with friends, & relaxing? Just seeing my dear friend, happy, radiant & totally in love, on her wedding day. ”

#112 Who’s better than you?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

It’s been a long week here in the Reap household. One boy with a broken arm, 2 children with strep throat, everyone needing a little bit more of mom’s attention. It’s in the fine print when you sign up for parenthood that there are going to be weeks like this, but who reads the fine print, right? In case you’re having a week like this, or if you remember what it’s like, this week’s challenge is a little pick-me-up.

Give yourself a compliment.

I know, some of you are really modest and would never want to appear vain. But this isn’t about vanity. It’s about acknowledging the wonderful person that you are. See, you can’t argue with that because you know it’s true.

Having trouble coming up with one? Let me give you a few examples – my SIL Debi knows how to clean anything and everything. My mom can sew like a professional. My SIL Paula can bake the most amazing treats. My DH can name that 80s tune in 3 notes.

What about you?

As for me, I can have a bad week, but I still have good hair.

Here’s Steph’s (or should I say Martha’s?!):

And Ducky’s:

#111 – What’s in the Stars?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

There are a few different directions you could go with this one.

Do a page about your astrological sign (Aries, Taurus, etc). Here’s a site to look up the basics. Find your Chinese sign here.

Do a page about your birthdate (price of gas, #1 song, etc). I had some fun looking at dmarie’s time capsule.

Do a page about how the universe aligned for you to meet your sweetie.

Or write about your luck (or unluck as the case may be).

And of course, as always, if this inspires you to do something not enumerated here, please share it with us!

Emily finished her page first this time. She chose to write about her sign, Scorpio.

Here’s mine, I also did mine on astrological signs.

Heather’s page:


Suzy’s page:

Journaling Challenge #111-FAME! I wanna live forever!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

heehee! I had a little help with the topic this week. I want to thank Christyn for the idea!!! So ladies (and gentlemen :wink: ) we are talking fame this week. Have you had a brush with fame? Would you *like* to have a brush with fame? If you were famous, what would it be for? What would you do with your 15 minutes of fame? You get the picture! Show us what you got!

Here’s my page…


Ducky’s page…

Emily’s page…

Steph’s page…

Suzy’s page (about her famous son!)…

#110: A Rose by Any Other Name…

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Nicknames come in many shapes and sizes. We acquire some before birth,  pick up a few in school, and grow into others as we find our place in life.  While some of the nicknames will inevitably be embarassing, if we’re lucky, there’s at least one name that gets to the heart of who we are.

Personally, I’ve been thinking about nicknames a lot lately, as my husband and I prepare to welcome our first child, a baby whose gender we don’t know, but who has been called Monkey from day one.   We’ll see what other nicknames he/she picks up in the coming years. And it just so happens I’m in good company. Ali Edwards recently blogged about her new little girl’s  growing list of nicknames (which includes Peaches…how cute is that??” And my adorable friend Emily is getting ready to welcome her little Spud.

So your challenge this week….document a nickname. It can be one of your own, or a name you have for someone special in your life.

Here’s what we came up with this week:











Hope you’ll play along!