In Progress

I love having projects "in progress".  I love seeing little piles of papers and stacks of photos scattered on top of my desk.  And yes, I'm a self-proclaimed neat freak, but man do I like a pretty mess!!  My room is a little "messy" right now, but these projects are just making me so happy!!

I have a lot of projects in progress right now and they are all so fun!!


Of course, I have my December Daily┬« album out and open alllllll.the.time.  I've really enjoyed working on it a little each day, and I'm remembering why it's so awesome to put together some type of foundation page prior to the month beginning!  They really do take out most of the guess-work as far as photos needed and photo placement.  I've had to be a little flexible with some of my days, and I'm totally ok with that.  I'm all about making things easy and fun.



I'm also working on my Barcelona mini album from my trip to Spain this past July.  I typically finish my trip mini albums shortly after the vacation ends, but I am totally smitten with doing it months later.  I love looking back through all of the photos and memorabilia.  And even though our trip was months ago, I still feel like I can get the gist of our vacation packed into this little book!!

I started with a binder that I picked up at Target, but it wasn't working for me, so I cut out the middle rings, punched holes and added my own book rings.  So.much.better.now.  I think it was just a little too rigid for me before.  I love a good handmade book!!  The book is going to be pretty photo heavy, but I did I pull out my Studio Calico Park Avenue Scrapbook Kit and Project Life Kit to add in a few extras.  The scrapbook kit may be one of my very favorite kits to date.  The gold foil scratch off map paper must have been included in there just for me!!  I trimmed that piece right up to create a few pages in my album!



And my favorite project right now.... I'm working on sending out all of my cards from my A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail kit. Sending letters and cards is ALWAYS on my to-do list, but as I mentioned on Instagram, it ALWAYS gets pushed to the back burner for some reason.  I always mean to pick up cards, or make them, but I never do.  The Happy Mail kit is going to change all of that for sure!  I've mailed out about 5 of the cards, so I only have a few more to go.  Just trying to figure out who should get the "Spank You Very Much" one, LOL!  :)

I have a zillion more projects on my list to do, as well as a zillion projects on Pinterest that I would love to get to one day!!  But every time I hop on Pinterest to find one thing to make, I fall into the Pin-world and can't easily get out!!  That place is a total time suck.  

What about you??  What are you working on?  Do you have piles all around your room as well?