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Creating A Trip Planning Folder

Creating A Trip Planning Folder

Our life with three little boys is always chaotic - toys, snacks, homework, and laundry are always around and it makes me kinda crazy!  I desire organization in everything.  Out of habit whenever we're in the planning stages of a vacation I always find a folder or notebook to use as my catchall.  Our printed reservations, maps, notes, packing list, etc. almost always make their way into the catchall then I'm able to grab it and go when it's time to leave.  If I can find it buried on my desk. So I decided THIS was the year to dedicate one spot, one specific thing, to all of our plans.  And of course I decided that we need another printable, because I just love how the others have turned out!

The 5 minute on-the-go travel scrapbook

The 5 minute on-the-go travel scrapbook

Last week we talked about the perfect solution for my kids' postcard collections from past trips.  They were so excited about their very own scrapbooks that I got to thinking about our upcoming trips this summer.  Inspired by the Project Life Family card collection, I decided to create another simple scrapbook for our whole family.  Packed up in this little suitcase we'll be able to take everything we need with us - the scrapbook, cards, and pen.  That's it!  Then we can all fill in the blanks together as we go along on our adventures!

The 5 Minute Kids Travel Scrapbook

The 5 Minute Kids Travel Scrapbook

My kids love postcards.  I mean they LOVE postcards!  When we are camping they always looking for postcards to buy.  And I love that this is their thing.  I think postcards can capture memories of a moment almost as well as a personal photo.  And since our oldest son, Austin, learned to write a few years ago, I started encouraging him to turn over his newly purchase cards and jot something down about that day.  Now we have memories of  penmanship and adorable spelling errors included in those memories.  The only downside of their obsession is that I find postcards in the most random places throughout the house and even worse they get ripped or bent from being put in a bad place.  So my challenge was to create a SIMPLE solution for our old postcards and also our upcoming camping trips.