month-in-review download | freebie friday

I've been working on a fun Freebie Friday download for you. I meant to have all the design kinks worked out to post earlier in the month, and actually uploaded the files for download, and it wasn't until I began trimming my own pages that I discovered a boo boo.

So, I got the boo boo worked out, in between duties for my day job, and I'm ready to share!

The Story
The other day, I documented in a letter to myself that I wanted to complete some unfinished projects. Among those projects was the Month-In-Review project I had done the past few years. I missed not going through the motions to finish up our 2013 Month-In-Review mini book. 

I made it through March and then made notes for a few more months after that and then just let it gather dust in a lonely corner. I probably misplaced it during the craft room move from downstairs to my sunny upstairs Sun Room Studio, if that doesn't sound too whiny. But I found it again and I WILL complete the notes and add some photos.

Because I know how much these little notes of milestones for our little family meant to me, I thought it was time for a redesign and a freebie. I can't tell you how many times I refer back to these mini books for details about when the last tooth was lost or when the ribbon in the Art Show was won.

How I Use It

To keep track of our monthly entries, I place a sticky note on the monthly page and as something occurs that I think I want to document, I jot it down on the note. Then, at the end of the month, I decide what stays, what goes and what I still need to document and transfer that permanently to the monthly page.

I'll add a photo from the month to the left side of the album, because, well photos just make everything better! I've sized the download so that you can trim it to 6x4 and there's room at the left side of your monthly page to add a strip of washi tape, like I did, or perhaps a scrap of your favorite scrapbooking paper. 

Help Me
Help keep me accountable and I will you, too. Let's chronicle our 2014 month-by-month. Together.

If you download the mini album and are:
  • Blogging about your Month-In-Review mini album, I'd love if you'd share a link to this blog!
  • Sharing on Instagram, tag me {@monikawright_iloveitall with the hashtags #monthinreview #iloveitallblog} so I can come visit and peek at how you're using the download. 
  • Posting to Facebook, tag me, I'd love to drop by and "like" your share!
Feel free to design your own cover, or download the cover I'm using. I included 2013 for you as well.

Wishing you all the best in 2014, I'm so thankful to have found so many sweet, loving, caring, funny, supportive, creative people that are crazy about some of the same things I am.

I appreciate your friendship and your kind words and comments.


  1. Replies
    1. I hope you enjoy the download, Bev, and find time to document each month!

  2. Thank you! This looks like something I could manage to keep up with for the year. We are have a small snow event right now, so I have time to get started. Have a great day and thanks again for the inspiration.

    1. Sounds like a perfect day to squeeze in some play time, enjoy!

  3. I must do this!!! It will be fun to join you :) thanks for the download!

    1. Oh, I hope you do Gina...I bet your pages will fill up quickly!

  4. Love this Monika! Thank you for sharing - I'll be sure to tag you on IG! :)

    1. Can't wait to see what you do with the border to the left of the months, Kate!

  5. This is so cute! I will absolutely love to document my months with this & share it on my blog :) You have such adorable products in your Etsy store! What creativity!!

  6. Thanks so much Monica! I've bookmarked this post and when I blog each month, I'll link back here. Thanks again!

  7. this is soo fun! i am going to do it. i hope i can do it the full year! Thanks :)

  8. This is a great idea...never thought of jotting it down like this! Thanks.

  9. So cute mini album! I can't download :( Can you help me ?


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