The Keeper of the Memories Project

It was a slippery slope, the series of mundane events that led me to where I sit today, on top of boxes upon boxes of jumbled photographs and barely contained, broken-binding albums. And still they pour in, between inherited photos from relatives now passed, and my grandmother digging out photos from her childhood.

Add to that my reignited passion for photography and my tendency towards obsessive categorization and cross-categorization, and you may begin to see the depth and breadth of the project that has taken over my life.

Keeper of the Memories

This is only a portion of the hard-copy photographs. There are more. And then digital cameras were invented...le sigh.

I think of the Keeper of the Memories Project as my Kraken, slumbering beneath the depths of clothes on my closet floor until I open a box and wake it from its slumber, only for it to throw its multitude of of photographic suckers upon me and try to drag me under.

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DIY Succulent Dinosaur Planter

Geek girl gardeners rejoice, for today I bring you plastic dinosaurs and succulents.

Dinosaur Planter

Grr. Argh.

The best part is, it need not be a dinosaur – it can be any awesome soft-ish plastic toy you want or already have. Maybe your kids won’t notice you cutting up their toys…

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A Tribute to Willy, the Best Cat Ever

Today, February 29th, leap year, is eight years to the day since our dear kitty Willy died. To honor his passing, I would like to share the Willy selection of the near-complete Matching Pets album.

Matching Pets Album
All images designed in Creative Memories StoryBook Creator

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Coded Love via Mr. Kate

How, I ask you, can a girl who calls herself Brent never have heard of Mr. Kate? Especially a Mr. Kate who makes risqué Valentine’s Day cards? This one is so easy a DIY virgin can do it, and it will cost you at most, maybe a buck.

Find a good old book page

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Beautiful DIY Doily Lamp

We ladies in my leetle seester’s wedding party have been stoked about this DIY doily lamp for some time. We are planning on making as many as we can muster for her July 2012 rainbow, copper and ivory barn wedding!

Now, who knows where I can score a ton of doilies?

Doily Lamp

via the Dos Family

Seriously, ideas? I can’t figure out where to get enough of them.