The Bucket List of Summer Photos For Scrapbookers

When the weather starts to get warmer and the days get longer, I don’t really spend as much time in my craft room creating. Can you relate? But summer is my very favorite season and I love to document in — particularly when I’m up to my eyeballs in snow say, mid-February! But in order to do that, I need to make sure I’ve planned ahead and have summer photos at the ready. I am not a chronological scrapbooker, so I like to think about the quintessential photos that tell the story of summer without being a 100th page on a family cookout or another summer birthday layout — not that there is anything wrong with those things — I just like to find the “bigger picture” in the smaller moments. So here are my suggestions for the top five “must have” summer photos for scrappin’ next winter (how dare I write that word right now!): 1. I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream. One of my favorite activities in the summer (and all year, really) is getting ice cream at one of the many ice cream shops on Cape Cod. Be sure to grab a photo

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Spotlight on Perfectionism

Can I tell you something I’ve been struggling with lately? I’ve been wanting to revitalize this blog for months now. Months. But I’m struggling with perfectionism. What’s funny is if you were to ask me if I am a perfectionist, I would tell you no. But it literally just became clear to me this morning that everything I’m holding myself back from is due to perfectionism. There, I said it. “You should wait until you have something important to say.”“You should start eating better on a day when you haven’t already overshot your calorie goal.”“You should go shopping because nothing you own right now looks good on you.” All things I’ve told myself within the last 24 hours. I didn’t realize what has been holding me back both personally and professionally has been a major case of not being “up to par.” I’m telling you here because, well, I think calling it out is the first step in making a change. And I suspect, I’m not the only one that talks to herself so negatively – and I hope by admitting it here that perhaps it may help you see that you’re not being kind to yourself either. So here

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