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This month’s Nerd Nest challenge is to list it!

This week I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to incorporate listing into my memory keeping–rukristin’s Currently List challenge. If you are a long time reader, you’ve seen this before, but I couldn’t talk listing this month without sharing the challenge I’ve been using for years.

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#CurrentlyList is a very simple challenge–just fill in the blanks to make a list! You can get the original download card for free or can buy Currently products if you want a wider range to use.

I love that these cards capture the things that my camera likely won’t.

I try to fill them out every week or so. Sometimes I’m better about it than others, but I’ve learned to not be too persnickety if I happen to miss out a bit–I just start up again and it’s fine. I just make sure to always include the date!

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I really love looking back at these. Sometimes I think about how cool it would be to have some of these from when I was a teenager or, even better, from when my parents were teenagers. The cards are simple and in the moment, but they are a really telling piece of the time period in general and me specifically.

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In my pocket scrapbooking albums, I make weekly spreads, but also include extra bits at the end of every month. A page with my currently cards and my reads pictures is one of the things I do consistently in that “monthly break” space in the album. It’s a single page, so it’s a great thing to include on the opposite side of the next month’s weekly pocket spread.

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Sometimes I include more journaling about what I think of the books, too, but this month I kept it simple and just included how I came to those selections–book clubs.

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Selected Supplies: rukristin Teal Currently cards and Currently clear stamp set // Kelly Purkey February kit // Clearly Kelly Shadow Letters wood alpha stamp set // Studio Calico 4×6 paper pad, Project Life kit cards, and Purple Rain dye ink // Becky Higgins Project Life Design A pocket protector and journaling pens / Prima chalk ink: Moss Lawn, Vintage Pink, and Coltsfoot Stemens.

What’s your List It take? Share your take with a link in the comments below! You can also use the hashtag #NerdNestChallenge on social media.

Make sure to check back on Mondays throughout the month for other takes from me and guests. There are so many great ways to use lists in memory keeping.


I’ll be adding takes I find to the Nerd Nest Challenges Pinboard! Share your links to past challenges too so I can add them. You don’t have to be a memory keeper in the traditional sense–these are great prompts for blog posts too!