on december 8th, i got a heads up that the white house was launching a pinterest account and that they were inviting a few pinners to the white house for a holiday social on the 17th. i sent in my application and was luckily chosen (security clearance pending) to go! what a treat!!
we had a wonderful tour of the christmas decorations at the white house, along with some insider information. for instance, this seriously stunning column? there were four of them. and it took something like 60,000 berries to create! photos don't do them justice.
so. many. trees. it smelled absolutely AMAZING. and each one was so pretty.
OMBRE TREE. need i say more??
very "pin-worthy" terrarium ornaments -- complete with miniature bo the dog!
the official white house christmas tree. it must have been at least 20 feet tall. stunning.
our merry little crew of pinners!
huge thanks to kasie and everyone at the white house for an amazing day!!
if you are here from there, let me give you the scoop on project life. it's a super easy scrapbooking system created by becky higgins. all you really need is a binder album, page protectors, a core kit, a pen and your photos! it can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. there are some really great editions out right now with a couple of more on the way (i'm really looking forward to using seafoam in 2013!). and becky recently released some fun and practical baby editions. i've got the neutral one; hoping to make an olivia specific book over the next few months.
i also LOVE to take screen shots of twitter, facebook, etc. on my iphone and slip those in to the 3x4 pockets. super fun. business cards and little things like the admission badge from the met are also fun to hold on to. basically, project life lets me hoard all those little things without making me look like an acutal hoarder!
if you are new to project life, january 1st is a great place to start! but don't worry if it takes you a few weeks to gather all of your supplies. the great thing about this project is that you can work on it at your own pace. you could do a half-page spread per week or even a entire month! the great thing is just to document what you can, when you can. it is so much fun to look back on when the year is done.
any questions? hit me up in the comments!