Scrapbook Your Year, my pages for January + February 2020

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking3 Comments

With a little extra time on my hands these days, I figured it was time to get back into my year-long scrapbook project that I call Scrapbook Your Year.

If you are unfamiliar with how I document life in the modern age, here is a video showing you last year’s finished, printed book:

The system is a simple, no-frills way of saving photos and a few words. I like the simplicity of it and once you get the digital part down, it’s really quite simple. Here are my pages for January and February.

I had less than 100 photos each month to choose from. I think I am taking less photos than ever before.

On the first page for each month, I try to include the whole fam, but I have very few pics of the boy Zielske of late. It’s fine. I know he still exists.

In mid January, I was in the greater Seattle area for my best friend’s mom’s memorial. This was before the events in Kirkland unfolded. I decided to not write my journaling as if I didn’t know what was going to happen here in the U.S. this month. I feel it will make sense in the larger scheme of documenting 2020.

For February, I had even fewer photos, so I only created 2 pages.

And here is the wrap up page:

And that gets me caught up for 2020, until March wraps up.

I feel this year is one of those years we won’t soon forget, as what is happening is unprecedented in many of our lifetimes.

I’ll share my March pages in a few weeks as well. To learn more about my approach, read about the Scrapbook Your Year e-class here. Save $11 off the price through March 31, 2020.

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, my pages for January + February 2020

3 Comments on “Scrapbook Your Year, my pages for January + February 2020”

  1. #1
    Lori

    Love this process! My goal is to order my 2019 book by the next weekend. And get 2020 caught up. Loved how you combined Jan/Feb and the CV story will tie everything together.
    Has anyone else said Aiden’s friend looks like a younger version of the dad on This is Us? They are cute.
    Stay strong and thanks for your inspiration.

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Oh my! He actually does, doesn’t he? He and Aidan have been dear friends since the 7th grade. A good egg, that one. He usually drops by unannounced and visits, but won’t be for a while now, I would imagine.

  2. #2
    Daniele

    Hi Cathy.
    I would love to get a shirt like your “I’m doing my best” one. I know you did it through Redbubble but not sure if a. You created it and have the design for sale, or b. You bought it directly from them. Either way I would love to know how to get one. Thanks

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