Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Shorterest

What's Shorterest? 

It's when an idea you've seen on Pinterest, that looks really neat and easy, turns out to be quite time-consuming. So as you do most things in your life- you figure out how to short-cut it.

Short-cut + Pinterest = Shorterest.


I saw this project a few weeks ago and thought it looked genius- I mean, considering my second child has no baby book and she's 6 (so sorry WC!), there's no way I could actually journal the events of my day... but only one line per day? Hell, even I can do that! And I have a date stamp at work! And a paper cutter too!

This project seemed made for non-crafty slackers like me.


So I gathered up my supplies: a cute box I picked up some time ago in the Dollar Spot at Target, a few packages of 4X6 lined index cards, and my date stamp and stamp pad. Don't go trying to look for this particular box- it's long-gone I'm sure. But I bet you can find something else suitable.



And I quickly figured out that my date stamp wasn't going to work because it has my initials below the date. I tried various covering-up methods, but I got a headache within a few minutes and gave that up. I just decided to hand label the dates.



And then taking into account the size of my box and the fact that I wanted to be able to write more than 4 words per day (I can be wordy given the opportunity), I decide not to cut the cards in half.... but just to cut them to fit. So I just took off half an inch.



So voila! Here is my finished product! I figure I don't need the monthly dividers... after I journal each day, I'm just going to stick that day at the back. Less work for me!

It's Shorteresting!

Have you Shorterested anything?

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5 comments:

Kelly said...

What an adorable idea!!!

sprinkles said...

That's a really cute idea. Only I don't think I would probably do it daily. I'd put it off, thinking that I could do it the next day. When the next day came around, I'd tell myself I was too busy to do that and put it off until the next day and so on and so one until finally I wouldn't remember what I did when. lol

Marissa said...

cute! i love it.

Rulissa @ Mustard Seeds in Oklahoma said...

Perfect!! I pinned that same idea -but,of couse, I haven't done it yet!!! Now comes the hard part- writing something EVERYDAY!!! :-)

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Um, of course I 'Shorterest.' You know I don't look at ANY idea, on pinterest, a blog, an email... and DON'T try to do it easier. ;) If it can't be done easier, I just don't do it. Shorterest... love that!

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