Enjoying the photos that my BFF Tara Whitney took of my family while she was here in May. Tara snapped a few of me and the family, as well as some shots of my daughter and her beau. I’m going to pick out a few and get some nice prints made. So grateful for a handful of new shots like this.
Working furiously on Scrapbook Your Year (details coming next week!), a new CZ Classes workshop to help you document your year in 30 photos or less a month. Whether you want to create a digital book like I have for the past two years, or if you’re a traditional pocket page scrapbooker looking for a less time consuming approach, this class is going to be something I’m so excited to share because it truly represents my complete crap-free philosophy as a memory keeper. Watch my newsletter for more information.
Enjoying have Dan home for the summer in a non-work capacity. This is a first for us. I’ve shared this on social media, but he was hired as a 5th grade teacher this fall. We are so excited to see this next chapter unfold for him. In the meantime, I’ve got a honey-do list that’s hella long.
Thinking about all that is going on in our country right now… of what happened just a mile from my front door here in St. Paul, Minnesota. Seeing all the divisiveness and the anger and the pain… wanting to figure out how to be a part of the solution. Wanting to do something with my time here that will matter in a real way.
On a more personal note… I posted something a few days ago about what is going on right now in our country on my Facebook business page and many people were respectful in sharing their thoughts. Only a few were not and one felt it wasn’t an appropriate venue and that she ‘came here for scrapbook design ideas’ and that she wanted me to know why she was unfollowing me and my page. I want to tell you that I respect that. I respect when people can communicate and be clear with one another. I also want to tell you that as a small business owner, if my goal is to make money above all else—and yes, I do need every single dollar that I earn right now—then I will be a business person without integrity. I don’t want to build a wall between commerce and personal responsibility. My business is me and I am my business. Memory keeping is nothing if not personal. It doesn’t mean that I will ram my ideologies down anyone’s throat, but I’m not going to pretend nothing is going on in the world and that somehow me and my business are immune to it. Thank you for reading.