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December Daily 2014 – Day Five

Day Five is all about my trip back home. Our last night in Zurich, going out with friends and then walking around town a bit and then a few shots out of the airplane.

the before photo:

and here’s the page after all the photos and words:

this is the left side:

and the right side:

and that’s day five.

December Daily 2014 – Day Four

Day four is dedicated to the boys. While I was in Zurich, Jake was here being a single parent. To add more fun, it poured all week, making it extra unpleasant. But the boys did wonderfully and I wanted to make sure to document all their adventures.

before photo:

and here’s the page after all the photos and words:

this is the left side:

and the right side:

and a tilted look to see all the shimmer:

onward to day five.

December Daily 2014 – Day Three

Day three is about touring the Google office and visiting all the fun rooms and then going out to dinner with my new team.

the before photo:

and here’s the page after all the photos and words:

this is the left side:

in the manila folder I have more photos from visiting the fun rooms in the building and a train ticket:

and the backs of the cards:

and the right side:

and a tilted look to see the shimmer:

and that’s day three. so grateful.

December Daily 2014 – Day Two

Day two is all about the hotel I was staying in Zurich for me, and then a page on what the boys were doing at the same time.

the before photo:

and here’s the page after all the photos and words:

this is the left side:

the photos on there flip up to show more photos and journaling:

and the right side:

and here’s day two.

December Daily 2014 – Day One

So I am finally back from Zurich and one of the first things on my mind (after kissing and hugging my husband and my boys) was to get going on the December Daily. I don’t like being behind since it becomes easy to just let the whole project drop on the floor if one feels behind. So I was determined not to have that happen.

I worked feverishly and I am finally all caught up and deep in the joy of this project. I will post each of the pages as separate posts but if you’re reading this on email, I don’t want to spam you with five emails so feel free to come to karenika.com and see them all there.

Ok here’s day one. Let me share the before photo first:

and here’s the page after all the photos and words:

this is the left side:

and the right side:

and a tilted look to see all the shimmer:

and here’s day one. I love how it’s turning out so far.

Nathaniel Reads to Mommy – Week 23


Nathaniel Reads to Mommy is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 4.5-year-old son. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 48

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I used gelatos and a lot of stitching on this one. it was really fun to make!

prompt says: today i know that i am hungry for.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

A Book a Week – Prodigy and Champion


I decided to finish the Legend series by tackling Prodigy and Champion. I had really liked Legend so I was looking forward to these two.

I really liked Prodigy but lost all my interest by the time I got to Champion. To be totally honest, I can’t even remember what happened.

Alas, I don’t regret reading them. Just wish these books would be singles instead of trilogies.

Savor Project - 2014 - Spread Forty-Two

This is one of the Week in the Life pages I made that will be going into my Savor album for 2014:

this week is all about david (above) and nathaniel (below.)

so happy.


Savor Project is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This - Week 43

July was another two-pager. The assignment was to pick three things: One self care item, one thing to celebrate, and one thing to give.

I chose to celebrate doing 10K steps each day and to eat salads each day for lunch as my self-care. For giving, I decided to use the two big trips we took to see family.

Here’s the front:

And the back:


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Listen with Intent - Week 48

And for my final month, I decided to pick Listen Deeply. December is a reflective month for me. I like to slow down and go deeper. I like to read, think about, and journal on self-growth. My wishes, hopes, plans, goals, growth for the next year. It’s a great time for me to go deeper.

Here’s the pin where I got the lettering..


Listen with Intent is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 47

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I used watercolors and stickles on this page. It’s quite shiny when you tilt it.

prompt says: today i know that i am still afraid of.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.