march 12 on 12 / take twelve

All photos taken with my iphone - I think that next month I'll set a reminder to take a photo each hour. I found myself scrambling at the end of the day to ensure that I made it to 12!



I've had a number of emails asking me to explain how I put together my 12 on the 12th insert each month. The answer (which may sound like greek to some of you): I created a layered template in PSE that I can drop photos into. I've added text boxes to the bottom of the document for date & details. Realizing as I type this that I neglected to add the numbers to each square (it's not a part of the template). 

For anyone interested, I'm offering the template for less than the cost of a latte in my newly opened Etsy shop - Figuring Out 40. I honestly have no idea what I'll do with this shop. Digi stuff. Maybe some paper stuff. Who knows! Anyway - template is here. (note: if you're unsure of how to use layered templates, there are some excellent video tutorials out there - just google "using layered templates" and you'll find people much smarter than me explaining the ins & outs)


So, I'll be honest - this was HARD. I went to work. I went to the gym (I was NOT taking a camera into the locker room. For the reasons that Cathy talks about here.) I came home. I made dinner. Oh, and I went to the bookstore. Normal, mundane stuff. My first Take Twelve attempt is rather, uhm, pedestrian.That being said - it's done, and it's going in my Project Life album as an insert (haven't decided what size). 


1. coffee. dark roast. x3
2. my new OLW necklace, courtesy of Beth. 
3. leftovers lunch at my desk.
4. an order came in at my local indie book store.
5. risotto ingredients.
6. austin has a new phone. and needs a haircut. 
7. mostly junk mail. Boden Spring is a highlight.
8. risotto in progress.
9. happy mail from Fiskars.
10. pinterest. daily. 
11. new books. 2 for me, 1 for a gift.
12. bday present for calvin (see #11.)