Project 30 Lists {DIY: Minibook}

Good Morning and happy Tuesday! Today, I want to show you the wrap-up of a fun project I have been working on, but before I do, I want to share with you some fun changes taking place here at Forever and a Recipe!

Tomorrow afternoon, my new blog design will officially go live and I cannot wait for you to see it! I absolutely love the entire design and I think you will too! To go along with this, I am officially introdcuing Forever and a Recipe's Facebook page! You can find it here, so please head on over and check it out! While you're there, you'll see a sneak peek of the new logo and I'd love it if you "Liked" the page! Finally, I have updated my Twitter handle, so now you can find me at @ForeverRecipe. If you already follow me, nothing will change in your feed, but if you don't, I'd love for you to start!

Although April is almost over, I finally, finally, wrapped up my 30 Days of Lists Project (yes, the one I introduced to you here). I realize that this seems like it took me almost 60 days to complete this project, but I mostly kept up with each day (sometimes doing a couple of days at a time). When I was done, I wanted to find a way to keep my collection of lists and, today I want to share with you my 30 Lists Minibook.


Using this tutorial that I found on Pinterest, I was able to easily create this fun book. Charlie, at Barnum's Winter, gave an incredible tutorial for how to make this and so I won't show you here (her step-by-step instructions are too perfect), but, I did add a ribbon to mine after I realized that the book was sticking open a bit. To solve this problem, I grabbed my minibook, a hole punch, and some pretty ribbon.


I punched a hole about halfway down on each side and then, using my string, looped through, pulled it together, and tied a pretty bow.






I loved this project and while I won't share all of them with you, here are a few of my favorite lists:

List #7: I am inspired by... love, my parents, Josh and our future, beauty.
List #8: I need to say no to... bad habits, creating my own stress, toxic situations, negativity. 
List #5: Words to live by... "the only thing to fear is fear itself" - FDR &
"the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" - Eleanor Roosevelt
List #6: Things to collect... coffee mugs, pictures, memories, recipes.
List #21: With an extra hour in the day I would... want to sleep but probably just hang out more
with Josh and Nash, spend more time blogging and get more time to read.
List #22: My care package... m&m's or mini milky ways, gossip magazines, DIY magazines,
pretty candles, picture frame with sentimental photo 
List #25: Title options for my auto-biography... "My Mother is An Alcoholic,
and Other Stories from my Childhood." (Note: My mother is not actually
an alcoholic, but we've joked that this is what I would title my memoir.)
List #26: My morning routine... Hit snooze button when alarm rings, repeat repeat repeat,
finally get up at 6:45, take out dog, feed dog, play with dog while watching Today
show and blogging and checking email, realize it's 7:30, frantically shut TV off and get in
shower, 7:50 out of shower to get dressed dry hair and do makeup, 8:10 barely make the shuttle
I'm so glad that I got involved with this project and that I was able to create this minibook to keep it together. I'm not sure what else I can use the minibooks for (any ideas?), but I will definitely be on the lookout to create more of these fun little notebooks!

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