I've decided to begin counting things for my 2012 monthly overview layouts. I'll be using a Month in Numbers format to sum up our activities each month. Sian's layouts over the past few months were the primary inspiration for this new journaling approach (she was inspired by Julie at Making Notes on Paper).
I started with a digital template from Simple Scrapper and papers from Cheryl McCain's Tea Party Sampler to create a ready-to-use digital template for this year's layouts. Each month I'll simply add in my photos and numbers journaling for a fun review of our month. Here are my calculations for January.
*314 mile drive home from the Galveston Cruise Terminal after our 10th Anniversary cruise
*8 trips to Lowes for supplies as we did a complete laundry room remodel
*45 full & 15 partial ceramic floor tiles laid in the laundry room
*22 feet of shelving & 4 pull-out drawers installed in laundry room
*1 gallon of Sunbeam paint used to cover laundry room walls
*3 games of Skip-Bo played when Mama & Daddy came out for a visit
*22 men in attendance at the Men’s Ministry Kick-Off Tailgate Party
*5 tables set up at the Pearl Vision Impact night
*2 get-togethers for Melissa to crop with friends
*15 layouts completed, 3 cards created, 17 blog posts published