Tuesday, September 11, 2012

30 Days Of Lists | Days 1-9

I’ve been participating in 30 Days Of Lists this September.  I also did it last September, but only on my blog.  This time I made a mini-book and I’ve been updating it with the daily lists.  I think it’s such a neat way to document my life at this point in time.  Of course, I *would* find lists the coolest thing ever.  What’s my blog called?  Ha ha!

And because I haven’t been updating my blog with these lists since September started, I thought I would do one big blog post with them all, up until today.

30 Days Of Lists | Day 1: I Am A Lister because…

  • It helps me stay organized
  • I enjoy seeing my tasks crossed off and my progress visually
  • It’s an easy way to journal + document my life
  • So I don’t forget stuff
  • I have a list for everything
  • Lists are great for inspiration & ideas
  • It helps me prioritize


30 Days Of Lists | Day 2: Goals For The Month

  • Run at least 30 miles
  • Lose 2 lbs
  • Incorporate strength training in some form
  • Finish book “The Help”
  • Complete 30 Days Of Lists
  • Do 4 layouts for SC’s Pop Off The Page class
  • Get closet purged and re-organized


30 Days Of Lists | Day 3: My Friends/Family Would Describe Me As...

  • loyal
  • organized
  • committed
  • doer
  • runner
  • eater
  • sports fan
  • scrapbooker/crafter
  • fun-loving
  • consistent
  • planner
  • creator
  • justice-lover


30 Days Of Lists | Day 4:  When I Need A "Time Out", I...

  • Go to my craft room
  • Go watch TV in the bedroom
  • Have a cup of coffee
  • Go take a walk break
  • Talk to some friends in the hallway at work
  • Close my eyes and pray


30 Days Of Lists | Day 5:  Reasons To Start Eating Better

  • More energy
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Sleep better
  • Lose some unwanted weight
  • Healthier long term


30 Days Of Lists | Day 6:  Reasons To Quit Wasting Time On The Internet

  • Use the time to actually CREATE something
  • Use the time to exercise more
  • Use the time to hang out with friends
  • Use the time to read more books
  • Better for my eye and posture health
  • Have more in-depth conversations with family/friends
  • Consume less, create more.  Inspiration is nothing if it does not lead to action.


30 Days Of Lists | Day 7:  Midnight Snacks

I don't have midnight snacks.  But I do have 8pm snacks. :)

  • Cheetos
  • Roasted seaweed from Trader Joes
  • Chocolate
  • Hot chocolate
  • Tortilla chips with melted shredded cheese on them
  • Gummy bears
  • Fruit
  • Tea with soy milk


30 Days Of Lists | Day 8:  Out My Front Door...

  • palm trees
  • houses blocking my ocean view
  • sunshine
  • small porch
  • driveway
  • parked cars
  • small front lawn
  • usually an Amazon box, ha!


30 Days Of Lists | Day 9:  Today You Can Find Me...

  • worrying about Noodle sneezing (catching a cold?)
  • vacuuming for an hour
  • running 3.1 miles (5K) on the treadmill in under 30 minutes for the first time in ages
  • reviewing "The Help" on Goodreads.com
  • at the computer
  • in my craft room
  • at Baskin Robbins
  • making lists
  • processing photos
  • blogging
  • getting things done!


For my album I used mostly the Heyday Collection from Studio Calico.  I keep it all in a melamine tray (from Target) on my craft table so I can just work on it immediately.  But everything is contained so I don’t feel like my craft table is a huge mess.  :)

Also, after the first day, I decided to print the list journaling out onto the Becky Higgins Project Life 3x4 grid journal cards.  That way the list stays the same size and I can just work on decorating my page.  It has worked out really well for me, giving my mini-book a cohesive look. Also, when applicable, I’ve taken photos with my Instax camera. The size of the Instax photo is perfect for my book. 


  1. This book is coming out so cute!! I love mini albums :)


  2. Love your list mini album! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Looking fabulous! Love the use of the PL cards to bring cohesiveness to the album!! Completely fabulous, as ever! <3

  4. Very cute, maybe I need to do something like this. I saw it last year but it was at the end of the month. Then this year I thought I had too much with PL.

  5. Your lists remind me of some of the GOTR lessons!! There is always a theme and there is always a part where they have to share how the theme relates to their lives. We ask them to list their favorite healthy snacks, things they do to relax, people they talk to when they are upset, etc etc. :)


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