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December 7, 2012

December Daily™ 2012 | Day Six

Home sweet home once again. Today was mainly a travel day as I made my way back home from New York.

I was definitely ready to get home and get down to the business of merry making around my house (and have better lighting for this album/potentially not be working on it so late in the evening/getting a little more crafty, take off my chipping nail polish, settle into the season here at home, etc). Loved coming home to the twinkle lights on my front porch – seemed like the perfect thing to include today (and as you might be able to see I still have a few pumpkins on my porch and the lights/greenery need to be adjusted around the door).

Across the spread I added my boarding passes with a bit of washi tape to keep them in place.

How’s it going with your own project this year?

Also wanted to share a really nice write up in my local paper that came out earlier this week that talks a bit about my story and features December Daily™: Register Guard Article.

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Comments

  • 1.
    Anna said…

    Nice:)

  • 2.
    Ilona said…

    Welcome home Ali! Your front door / porch looks really welcoming and warm… beautiful light!

  • 3.
    grace hester said…

    Ali, nice write-up at The Register Guard! My fave line:

    “What happens if they are worrying about perfect?” she asks. “It doesn’t get done,” she answers, “and then they don’t get to celebrate life in this way.”

    Spot on.

  • 4.
    Marie said…

    So imperfectly perfect and warm! Love it (and love the article). Have a nice day.

  • 5.
    Sharon in TX said…

    Enjoyed the article. Glad you are being recognized for your important contributions. Every time I scrap a “not so focused” photo I think about your advice.

  • 6.
    Crystal said…

    Fabulous article. Very well written.

  • 7.
    christen said…

    i loved the article! i love the comment about your nail polish :)

  • 8.
    RealNatalie said…

    That was a nice article!

  • 9.
    Clare said…

    I had some really great sturdy pumpkins one year, so instead of throwing them out in December I spray painted them gold and silver and put greenary around their stem and used them as part of my Christmas decor. The kids really enjoyed that concept. :)

    • ….
      Mary in IL said…

      Great idea Clare…I still have one too.

  • 10.
    orange gearle said…

    Thank you for including the link to the story. Earlier this week I sent it to my One True Love. I think he understands a bit better now why it is I do what I do, memory keeping.

  • 11.
    Mary in IL said…

    Chipped polish…haha! Welcome home Ali!

  • 12.
    Molly said…

    So, so pretty! I’m lingering in the enjoyment of simply making something with my DD right now. It’s been a while. Haven’t posted anything yet though. Happy weekending, Ali!

  • 13.
    Camilla Blue said…

    I brought the pumpkins in off the porch, but I still need to cook and puree them. Your porch looks lovely and I love the photo you used for your homecoming.

  • 14.
    Kristine V said…

    I loved the photo you chose for the day and how you paired it with your boarding passes…so clever and sweet at the same time!!
    The news article about you was wonderful, too…your posts always make me smile.

  • 15.
    Erin B said…

    I love the simplicity of today’s spread. Sometimes just what you need. Thanks for the chance to win – would love some SC goodness!

  • 16.
    Loydene said…

    Nice article! I was just speaking to my DS about changes in the “job” world — that there is now a job title “blogger” … apparently “scrapbooker”!

  • 17.
    Nicky from Okotoks said…

    Love the article!!

  • 18.
    Jennifer said…

    Lovely article – very true to you!

  • 19.
    Raylene said…

    The article is a true feather in your cap! Very well done and we are so proud to be numbered in your “followers” embracing the everyday and now celebrating December!
    Well done Ali!

  • 20.
    Sarah Giles said…

    Loving all the DD inspiration this year and am so enjoying making my album. Thank you! Love the article too – the tone and the spirit it brings out are great. Hope it encourages lots of people.

  • 21.
    dawn said…

    Love this picture to welcome you home with, so magical! Enjoy being with the kids again and decorating for the holidays. CONGRATS on the article, so awesome for you and for others to find out about YOU and the inspiration you bring to thousands each day. Thanks for sharing the link with us.Happy WEEKEND!

  • 22.
    KellyC said…

    I just wanted to add that I love how you aren’t just doing “Christmas stuff with the family” in this. Makes me feel better about my own book since I haven’t had much time to do anything particularly Christmas-y yet.

  • 23.
    Renee L said…

    Congratulations on the newspaper article it’s fabulous to be seen for what you do outside of the scrapbook community. I’m so happy for you. Simon and Anna must be thrilled, because I’ll just bet for them having you recognized locally beats international any day hands down!

  • 24.
    Regina Ellison said…

    Thanks for your daily inspiration! I’ve taken photos for each day this month…now I just need to get started on Dec.daily album.

  • 25.
    Layle said…

    Hey Ali! So happy to be playing along with DD again this year. Congratulations on the article – what a great write up. Enjoy the season! Layle

  • 26.
    Deb J said…

    Enjoying your Dec Daily posts. That was a good article about you in the paper.

  • 27.
    Leslie Harvey said…

    Hi Ali! I’m getting a late start this year, but, wanted to participate anyway! I’m neck deep in a blog group effort, where, we are sharing holiday inspiration each day in December.. and, today’s post is mine and I shared my December Daily project so far! Maybe next year I’ll be better prepared and do an actual book. :) Stop by and check out my little tutorial! Thanks! Happy Holidays! – Leslie https://holidayshomemade.squarespace.com/blog/2012/12/6/25-days-until-chirstmas-scrapbook

  • 28.
    Shanon Gibson said…

    The article was nice. Thanks for sharing!

  • 29.
    Casey said…

    Great article in the Register Guard! The DD is looking great this year, love the size and bit and pieces of life.

  • 30.
    Jenn Serrano said…

    Wonderful article. Love that your vision of scrapbooking is being shared.

  • 31.
    Andrea said…

    Great article!!!

  • 32.
    Jen Demmon said…

    Wonderful article; I’m now determined to find some time to embrace imperfection (in my craft room) this weekend!

  • 33.
    Sarah said…

    The front door is a perfect back-home picture. Love the twinkly lights

  • 34.
    pam said…

    Welcome home! Glad you had the chance to experience NYC at Christmas. Excellent article in the RG.

  • 35.
    Liz Sawyer said…

    I no longer blog & often don’t get to crafty stuff as much anymore… but I LOVE, LOVE this project and make time for it. It’s my 5th year and I’m using just a moleskin blank journal & keeping it simple with supplies I’ve got, but that is so reflective of where I’m at right now too. THANK YOU Ali for continuing to share this tradition with the online world. Just shared the news story link on FB for my friends – you should be so proud of the trinkle effect you’ve started of inspiring people to live & embrace this beautiful season.

    • ….
      Liz Sawyer said…

      probably would help if I checked my spelling first… trickle :-)

  • 36.
    Mel said…

    Love your front porch! Ugh – I had some left over pumpkins I finally tossed yesterday…not pretty.

  • 37.
    StephJ said…

    Ali, I love how you’re keeping it simple this year. A great lesson that a simple scrapbook can be just as powerful. the important thing is the memories within it. This is my fourth year doing the December Daily, and I am just doing a simple Shutterfly album this year, ever day I upload my pics and it only takes about 15 minutes.
    Thank you for your continuing inspiration!

  • 38.
    Caroline said…

    Great article, Ali! Loving the simplicity and authenticity in your DD.

  • 39.
    Cynthia H said…

    What a fun picture! I love it!

  • 40.
    Brooke said…

    Seems like the perfect picture to sum up your day. And the twinkle is gorgeous.

  • 41.
    Jenell said…

    Beautiful pages, Ali. Loving your DD book so far!

  • 42.
    anneberit said…

    I love your pages this year.

  • 43.
    Suzanne said…

    Ali congratulations on your article, your inspiration to us all is to be so admired.

  • 44.
    Shelly said…

    That was a great article! And I am just one of those followers :)

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