August Journaling Challenge

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  1. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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    Welcome to the August Journaling Challenge. This month we are using a tried and true form of journaling - the interview!! It is one of my favourite ways to find out information to write in my journaling. I give my boys interviews every year or so and the answers over time are really interesting to see.

    For the purposes of this challenge, an interview is any set of questions and the answers. And you can interview yourself, your family, your friends, your pets (and imagine what their answers would be), even an inanimate object like a favourite toy or a room (and again, imagine what the answers would be).

    For this challenge you must have a series of at least 5 questions and answers. You can have more if you want, but the minimum is 5. And the questions don't even need to be in full sentence form; sometimes just a single word evokes a response.

    I did a new interview with myself as the subject using single word questions to save on space (credits in gallery):
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    And here is an interview I had from talking with my youngest son (credits in gallery). I loved reading it and comparing it to what he would answer now. Quite educational! I didn't scrap it at the time, but kept the interview with my important papers knowing I would eventually scrap it. And this month's challenge gave me the excuse to do it now!
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    Please remember our monthly challenge rules:

    Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the August Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread.

    The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month:

    2 challenges = 10% off
    4 challenges = 20% off
    6 challenges = 30% off

    If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).

    I can't wait to see who (or what!) you will interview!
     
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  2. Mingo08

    Mingo08 Well-Known Member

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    I'll play - I've got an idea floating around that might be a good one, especially as I took photos that would go with it just today... Thanks!
     
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  3. MariSt

    MariSt Well-Known Member

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    My grandma just turned 100 and I interviewed her for information to send to the Today show. She didn't make it on as there are over 250 people turning 100 or more and who knows how many try to get on the show! Good time to type this all out!

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  4. Aerobigirl

    Aerobigirl Well-Known Member

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    hmmmm.... thinking, thinking...
     
  5. umyesh

    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    Thanks for the challenge!
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  6. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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  7. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    Here is mine:
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  8. michele hillam

    michele hillam Loading up the bookmobile

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  9. Mingo08

    Mingo08 Well-Known Member

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    Well, this was what I wanted, but it was definitely more awkward than I expected. I started asking the questions of DH and he was like, "Taxes, buildable space, soil samples..." Yeah, it sort of became a "self" interview! LOL!
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    trekmom Well-Known Member

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    Janisn Well-Known Member

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    I had so much fun with my grandkids asking me questions about my younger days. We also moved into favorite travels, but will save that for another challenge.
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  12. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    Thank you for your journaling challenge, here's my page.
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  13. cinna

    cinna The Force is ALWAYS with me ...

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    A little Q & A with myself:
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  14. Mingo08

    Mingo08 Well-Known Member

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    Follow-up irony to my page, posted above.

    SO, the questions that were seriously being asked *were* DH's. The (absolutely tiny) area has an HOA that has pretty restrictive covenants. The house we want to build doesn't fit the parameters - and what we'd need to do to adjust isn't what we are trying to achieve. Plus, if things went sideways and we decided not to build, those same covenants are going to make it hard to resell the lot (we think.) So, it's not *our* lot.

    But I now know where the blackberries are.... :)

    The next question is - do I print the page for the book, or not? LOL!
     
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  15. HeatherB

    HeatherB Ain't nothin wrong with a few dust bunnies!

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    At least you can go blackberry picking now, even if you don't have *your* lot yet!
    If it were me, I would print it anyway, because even though it didn't work out, it is still part of your journey! :)
     
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  16. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    An imagined interview with my 1 year old great-grandson (a fun way to keep track of what's happening).

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  17. Mingo08

    Mingo08 Well-Known Member

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    Good point! And all the reasons we want to be in the area are still valid, even if it's not the right real estate set-up for us. I enjoyed the excitement at least! LOL! Thanks!
     
  18. Lmaggs

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    I got an Alexa for my birthday back in June and she is so much fun. So I thought I would get a list of questions together and see how it goes. Well she answered everyone of them. Fun interviewing her is actually entertaining. Also, it so happened my husband walked in while I was talking to her and he said " Ahhh, cute your talking to your little friend" lol !!
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  19. FL-Karen

    FL-Karen Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the fun!

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  20. tanteva

    tanteva Even the professionals are bewildered

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    Here's my layout for the challenge. (The part in Swedish is translated in the credits @ the gallery)

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