Thursday, October 2, 2008

What? Me Blogging?

Yes, me blogging. I've been wanting to start a blog for awhile, but every time I look at the blank screen in front of me, I feel stymied. All those creative people out there with all their beautiful, fresh, funky, and creative blogs - quite simply intimidate me! Okay, I know it can't be that hard, so I'm starting today with the real basics - no cute header, no links all over creation - just the bare bones that I can figure out how to do on my own! So if you read this, be nice. I'm trying.

What pushed me over the edge? Stacy Julian, my personal fave among scrapbooking celebs, posted a blog blitz yesterday. The idea - make this super cute teeny tiny album (literally 3" square) to carry around with you, documenting your life as it is RIGHT NOW. So I did it. I actually took photos, printed them out, made an itty bitty album, and filled it - all in one day! And I'm so freakin' proud of myself, both for overcoming my technology phobias and for actually doing it, that I'm dying to SHARE!!!




Stacy's idea is that you carry this little album around with you and glance through it every time you come across it. It can remind you of all the things you are grateful for, all the blessings in your every day life. And a year from now, you are to create a scrapbook page about your experience of having this little book with you. Stacy's blog is: http://stacysbigpicture.typepad.com/ - go check it out!

11 comments:

quiltingfool said...

Here I am, being the first one to leave a comment, and also your mother. Congratulations on having enough time to have a blog.This must mean you've eased off a little and are setting new priorities. This is a good thing.Hopefully you've decided to take time to smell the roses, and devote more time to those you love (or tolerate). You are the epitome of the "super woman", and I hope your little album continues to remind you of the things that are really important in life. On your deathbed, you won't say "I wish I had spent more time working", you'll say "I wish I had spent more time with my family & friends" (courtesy of Erma Bombeck. Good luck on your 3-day walk, but like all other things in your life, I have no doubt you will achieve your goal. You always do. Enjoy life to the fullest, it's the only one you have. I love you, Mom

Kim said...

Congrats on starting a blog.

Your mini album looks great!

Kim
http://kimbyrns.typepad.com/accordingtokim/

Jana said...

Great start to your blog. I was in Have More Fun with you. What a wonderful class!!! I really like your Present album. You have some beautiful daughters. Come on over and visit me at my blog.

Jana D
www.icantwanna.blogspot.com

Westcliffe baroness said...

Cheri;
Good for you...not something I would do (album), but I do blog...my outlet. I do it for me...who I am finding I have more time for...Friends and family are the best gifts you can have so enjoy them...in 10 years no one will remember what you were doing at a job...but friends and family will.
Best of luck on the walk...pace yourself...did a 21 mile walk and thought I would die and I was VERY young...
Diane aka lady di

Jan said...

I remember feeling the exact same way when I started my blog. It was so hard to figure out what I wanted it to look like and what to name it that I went for months never getting it started. But once I took the leap, I found that blogging makes me pretty happy. And it's so much fun to go back and read what a day in my life was like a month or a year ago.

So congrats on taking the leap. Hope you enjoy blogging!

LuBear said...

Hey Cheri,
Congrats on starting your blog!
Glad you finally "JUMPED IN" like Stacy would say. Loved the pics and your itty bitty album. I too have that Vera Bradley pattern in a checkbook cover and everytime I use it it makes me smile.:)
Good luck with your three day preparations and continue conquering your goals!
hugs,
LU

anitameade said...

Congrats on your blog and on taking up Stacy's mini album challenge. I love yours! Hope it brings you joy throughout the year to come. Best of luck for your walk. Anita. xx

Stacy said...

I am so freakin' proud of you too! I love that you are blogging and sharing -- wow!!

Molly said...

welcome to blogland!

Thanks for sharing your great little book. Looks like a good life, well documented.

Amy Sorensen said...

It really is a scary thing, starting a blog---putting your words and ideas "out there." But you're doing great! I love the photos you included in your mini book. And, I have to agree: you've got some gorgeous daughters!

Moustache said...

hello Cheri,
Congratulation on starting your blog !!!
and I want to your blog friend !!!

My name is pang
I live in Thailand and you ???
nice to meet you ^^

I always view your blog if I can...

http://catty-and-doggy.blogspot.com/