Monday, August 26, 2013

Green Living Scrapbook Layout

Hey! How was your weekend? I hope it was a good one. Mine was alright. It consisted of work on Saturday then catching up on a few things around the apartment. Nothing major. Just a typical weekend. Hopefully yours was more exiting than mine.

Oh. I did do some scrapbooking so that's exciting now, isn't in. *wink*

I don't like doing crafts. I don't know why. I've tried, and I have all these grand plans to buy cool stuff at the thrift store and redo them (Thanks Pinterest!), or other neat crafts I've found but once I do, I just can't get into it.   You would think because I like scrapbooking I would but I don't. Oh well!

I can't believe how much more creative I feel in this new space. I'm not sure why that is, maybe because it's not as dark, maybe it's because I can actually move around and be comfortable -- Who knows. All I know is, I'm glad I finally putting my supplies  to good use, rather than have them become a decoration and collect dust.

This layout I made is about how I try to live as naturally as possible. I'm not a 100% and still buy certain things but I am more aware of the things I put in my body. In 2011 I had a health scare and once I was better, I started to change the very next day. The changes were gradual, but after a few months I started noticing a huge difference in the way I felt.  I had more energy, I wasn't depressed, the color started coming back in my face and many of the issues and annoyances I had inside always had started to disappear. The more I felt the changes, the more I wanted to change. Even now, two years later I am still making changes. Even if I stray once, I notice the difference. My body doesn't like it.

I didn't just change my eating. I changed my lifestyle. I know it's kind of controversial but I started to avoid things, like plastic, florescent lighting, any unpronounceable chemicals and the microwave,. I don't talk about it with many people because it's all a matter of opinion. I did a lot of research and came to the conclusion for myself that this was the best way for me to live. What works for me, won't necessarily work for someone else. Or what I believe isn't always going to be what someone else believes.  But I wanted to create a layout about it. I could have written more about my journey (my favorite part of scrapbooking - Story telling) but I ran out of room. Oh well.

This was my first attempt at scanning and stitching a layout, so excuse the weird shadows on the full layout. I tried to fix it in Photoshop, but wasn't very successful. No big deal!

That's all I've got for today. I hope your Monday goes by fast!

1 comment:

  1. Do glad you're putting your new space to use! I love the layout, such a great documentation!


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