Memory Planning

Good morning everyone! Sarah here this morning to share my 1st project for the Cocoa Daisy blog. I’m kinda excited, ok yeah I’m really excited!! lol.

Anyway, I got my November 2016 Sprinkles kit, the Glazed paper add on and the DITL kit and they are all AMAZING!!


So I feel I might do planning a little different then most. I do what I call memory planning. I do my monthly page like most, but when it comes to my week to week I do it a bit different. I don’t do any pre-prep, I print my pictures out at the end of every week, head to my planner and start there. I guess it’s how most people do their Project Life, but in a smaller format. lol

I love that I can flip through and see the little things that happened during the past week or months easily.


I didn’t get this month’s planner kit so I decided to use the pretty DITL kit and some of the other papers from the kits to do my planner. I LOVE the DITL cards! They are all so cute and the sayings on them are fantastic! It it just so happened that they went perfectly with my week!

I always start out covering the right side of my planner pages, that is if the colors that are already there don’t match what I’m wanting to use. I also do it if I just want to use some pretty paper, lol. I cover my separating lines and then I move into the day to day. I place pictures with their corresponding days and start adding the pretty stuff.


I journal about what happened each day, about each picture. I love using the DITL cards as ways to hide some thingsI don’t want everyone to see right off the bat (or at all). I also use them because they are pretty and I like the sayings. I played with the glitter washi tape and made it to where I can place one photo on top of the other and to where I can journal under my DITL cards, perfect hinges.

In the end, I punched out a few little hearts from one of the branding strips and added a few of the Amy Tangerine puffy stickers and that was a wrap for this week. To be honest this takes me about 20-30 min. a week to do, depending how many of my kiddos are running in and out. I also do this because some of the pictures I use are not necessarily pictures I’d use for a full page layout, but they are things I’d still like to remember.


  1. Lisa Saunders

    Sarah this is beautiful and such a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Marie Friant

    Wonderful article Sarah!!!! The pictures are so cute!!!! :-)))

  3. Charlene

    I love this idea! I have had good intentions of trying DITL before and it always gets away from me…like within the first week or 2 of the year. This is a great, possibly easier/faster way to do it. Great share.


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