Documenting Transitions with Jess Forster

Hi, friends! It’s Jess with you today! Last week, my youngest kiddo, Sam, started junior kindergarten—insert sad tear emoji! Yes, it’s hard to believe that he is old enough to go to school; however, regardless of the shock I am in, I feel like now that I have two kids attending the same school, I am extra aware of the transition from summer to fall. Today, I am here to show you how I am documenting small details of everyday life as we move through this time. 

Supplies | September 2019 Kit, Home Sweet Home PrintablesHappy Moments Puffy StickersLife Right Now AcrylicHome Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack

I was really inspired by the blue 4″ x 6″ “New Season / New Routine” journaling tag from the September 2019 Kit. Specifically, I have been conscious over the last few weeks of the time my kids were going to bed. This card is helpful to visually show a timeline of what our first week back to school was like. Some days feel exactly the same but in 10 years I know I will look back and wonder was it like our days were like when both kids started school. Hooray for simple journaling prompts!

I used the Life Right Now Acrylic and paired it with the yellow patterned paper from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack from the September release to create a big bold title. I love “in the moment journaling” and this transition feels like an important threshold that our family is crossing. 

I used the 3″ x 4″ red journaling tag from the Home Sweet Home Printables and recoloured it in PSE to yellow to match the complementary colour scheme I was going for. On the card, I reflect on my daughter’s first day of school and how the first day for my son was very similar. I also asked each kiddo what their favourite part was of their day. I recorded their simple responses, which I printed on a 3″ x 4″ journaling tag from the June 2019 Kit and paired with the “fav” navy blue die cut from the September 2019 Kit, dated with a simple date stamp. 

I love this asymmetrical 6″ x 12″ + 9″ x 12″ layout about transitioning back to school! I hope this inspires you to tell your own stories about the change of seasons. Now if you will excuse me, I am going to cry! Ha! Thanks for reading!

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