Seasonal Living

In the middle of a pandemic, little excitements take on a larger-than-life quality. One thing I’m inordinately giddy about right now is an idea for a new creative undertaking: seasonal family notebooks. I scooped up four sturdy art journals on sale last week and haven’t stopped dreaming of the beautiful resources I’ll turn them into over the next few years. They’ll essentially be a repository for our family culture, curated collections of goodness specific to spring, summer, fall, and winter. While each notebook will feature unique entries based on its season, all four will include the following:

  • Wardrobe musts
  • Home maintenance
  • Self care
  • Gratitude/1000 gifts
  • Crafts to make
  • Ways to bless my family
  • Ways to bless my community
  • Go-to meals
  • Bucket lists
  • Photo scavenger hunts
  • Mood boards
  • Memories
  • Year pages
  • Learning themes
  • Date night ideas
  • Major/obscure holidays
  • Annual events
  • Goals
  • Quotes
  • Playlists
  • Poetry
  • Books to read
  • Movies to watch
  • Family values
  • Five senses
  • Scriptures
  • Listers gotta list prompts
  • Liturgies for small moments
  • Pictures to take
  • Seasonal dwellings

Like I said, inordinately giddy. (Read: my nerdy side is in full bloom here.) I’ll be breaking out calendars, craft supplies, and every brain cell at my disposal to capture vision in a beautiful way on these pages. The idea is to create a hardworking keepsake we can revisit again and again for remembrance and motivation.

It’s been a rough year, friends. Here’s to making the most of those little excitements.

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