Sunday, 26 August 2012

Learn Something New Everyday

Can you believe it is almost September?  I found a leaf this morning that was scarlet, so beautiful, and I knew  Autumn was suddenly saying hello.  September always brings Shimelle's Learn Something New Everyday class and last year I got very organised with making my own album, cutting all the pages to size etc.  For some reason, I never even completed day 1.  I made mental notes about what I was learning and most of it related to the exercise programmes that I was trying to achieve.  In the end, I took the photos that related to my lessons and this weekend I made a double page layout with those instead of the album.

I printed my journalling in a list and then cut it into strips.

I'm happy that they overlap the photos which is something I wouldn't normally do, because the journalling is the most important thing here.  

Of course, the end of September was when my Step-Mum died suddenly but this wasn't  about that at all and I didn't want to make a big thing of it here.  I made a note in relation to 29th which might sound a bit harsh on its own but I intend to do another page that preceeds this one with the story of that evening - I was on my way to the gym when I got the phone call.

I used Echo Park Paper's This and That Graceful collection because the pinks and reds were a great match for my red vest and pink iPod cover.

I can tell you that I have lost NO weight since then due to hovering around the same half stone mark but I have carried on with Slimming World because I knew if I stopped I would start gaining!  My shoulders are still causing me great problems so I have had to suspend my gym membership.  The next step is another MRI looking at a different area but I am going back to the gym in September regardless to work on the bits I can.  Although I am sad that the summer holidays are almost over, I am quietly looking forward to the changes that it will bring and I will have much to record for LSNED this year!

I haven't wasted the album from last year though.  I have changed the date to 2012 and got my basket of supplies ready and I am busy making owls to use for my journalling.  I'll share my preparations in another post very soon.  What are you looking forward to about September?  Anyone else joining us for LSNED this year?

Bye for now


  1. What a great way to do LSNED - especially when it was so focussed on weight loss and exercise. I may have to nick this idea if I may - I have a couple of double page protectors and could conceivably do the whole month in 8 pages ... food for thought!!
    I am using the gym and SW as weight maintenance too :o(
    Sorry to hear of continuing shoulder problems though(mine has recovered with physio)

  2. Love your take on LSNED - That's definitely one of the things I'm looking forward to in Seotember. You've inspired me to get thinking about how I'll do it...

  3. Love your take on LSNED - That's definitely one of the things I'm looking forward to in Seotember. You've inspired me to get thinking about how I'll do it...

  4. Great layout...;ove the embellishments.

  5. I wasn't going to and then I came up with a quick way of joining in with photos so I might just turn up in class!

  6. A lovely double spread and a good one to keep you motivated too x

  7. It is a great double pager filled with great lessons that I need to relearn all the time!!! Fantastic design!

  8. A great idea, I think I will try a book as last year as I looked at it today and I am glad I did it. If it is any consolation you have less distance to go than me. I have made a start so September will be a stretching month for me too. Good Luck to you.x

  9. What a great way to scrap LSNED...I still haven't decided whether to join in this year!
    Alison xx

  10. This is such a good way of doing it - I nearly did something similar last year, though I ended up taking it in a different direction. Great that you can repurpose your supplies for this year :)

  11. I love this idea ... the perfect option for those who run out of time and want something simpler to focus on. I think I may copy your idea for this year's LSNED, if you don't mind.


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