Friday, August 27, 2010

The Right Path

Here is a layout based on a design over at Sassy Lil Sketches. I am so happy to tell the story of my morning walks in pictures + words. The page is a good combination of colors that are relaxing and calm, yet the patterned paper is lighthearted and playful. The mood of this layout conveys how I feel on my morning walks.
Journaling reads:
"I grew up in a small town where it was possible to walk or ride your bike to get around. Even in college, a car was rarely needed. Over the years, I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with urban living which requires a car to accomplish even the shortest errand. I don’t like feeling trapped in my subdivision. So when Pittsfield Township constructed a walk/bike path at the entrance of our sub, I was thrilled to venture out a few miles without my car. I walk the path in the morning.  Phil and I ride our bikes in the evening. My morning walk has become an anticipated pleasure. It feels great to get outside at the start of the day. I listen to podcasts on my iPod, starting with the preaching of Alistair Begg or the teaching of R.C. Sproul, then tune in the latest scrapbooking discussion on the Paperclipping Roundtable. I walk a couple miles and return home hungry for breakfast and ready for a shower. I love this morning routine that gets me on the right path for the day."

I like writing about the literal path I walk every morning and how that figuratively sets me on the right path for my day. I added this embellishment as a reminder that life is a path we travel.
Is there anything in your everyday life that is a simple pleasure, yet also has come to have deeper meaning? Could you put that into photos + words and add it to your scrapbook story?

11 comments:

  1. Love the colors on this layout and that certainly looks like a nice place for a morning walk!

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  3. What a beautiful page and wonderful take on the Sassy Lil' Sketch! Thanks for playing along!

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love your journaling!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this LO!!! Fabulous job!!!

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  6. love, love, love the colors and the great photos. Fabulous take on the sketch. thanks for playing with sassy lil' sketches.

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  7. I love your take on the sketch and love the Bo Bunny paper! Great layout, thanks for playing along with us at Sassy Lil' Sketches.

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  8. What a beautiful layout! Thanks for joining in the fun at Sassy!

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  9. Love this! the journaling is fabulous!

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