JOURNALING: dec. 11 & 12: For a while I thought it might never stop snowing, it showed no signs of letting up. The forecast predicted 12-15” of snow originally, but it wound up being 22-inches by the time Sunday morning arrived. The news channels dubbed it “The Blizzard of 2010” which was an easy bet since there are only three weeks left in the year. It took the snowplows three days to get everyone plowed out – I haven’t seen a storm like this since I was a kid.  |  The relentless wind drove a snowdrift almost 5-feet high right up to our living room window, which makes turning on the Christmas decorations rather pointless. We decided to leave it there for a few days so Nicholas can be the one to knock it down.  |  Tom announced that the snowblower has officially paid for itself with this one snowfall, saving him from having a coronary incident while trying to shovel out the end of the driveway after the plow went through. Any lingering remorse we may have had about purchasing it (which wasn’t much!) was alleviated this weekend.

MATERIALS: Home for the Holidays by Catrine Hallingstad; Fonts are Mr. Sheffield, Orator and Neutraface 2.

About This Project

A Year of Weekends is an ongoing album project that embodies my desire to stay grounded in the everyday unsung moments that make up the weekends of my life while also giving me a playground to express myself through design and storytelling – without any pressure to be poignant or a trendsetter. My goal is to always design these pages around products I already own or designed myself, which allows me to revisit some of my favorite kits and products and either use items for the first time or see previously used products in a whole new light. Sometimes the pages will be irreverent, other times they’ll be serious or emotional, but all of them are created in celebration of the extraordinarily ordinary moments that fill the 48 hours of each weekend.

Feel free to join in and post links to your own pages in the comments. Don’t worry about what products you use, all stories are welcome.