Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Jen is here to share her take on October’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Document Your Favorite Season.

Summer is not my favorite season, weather-wise. But it absolutely is my favorite, people-wise. It’s the season when we get to spend five awesome weeks with my stepson. It’s the season for swimming, traveling, theme parks, and seeing family.

It’s also my hardest to scrapbook. So. Many. Photos! It’s crazy how many photos Jason and I take. And this year Charles has joined in the picture taking so that means even more. I know I’ll never scrap them all, but I want to make sure I get some of my favorites documented while the memories are fresh.

When faced with an overwhelming amount of photos, I like to just scroll through and see what stories and pictures jump out at me. I especially look for personality stories, those little snippets of life that I know I’ll love being reminded of in 10 years.



I haven’t even begun to make a dent in my summer photos from this year. But I’m glad this challenge got me to scrap a couple of them. I’d love to see how you document your favorite season!

Jen Johnson is originally from Nashville, but ran away to South Florida to marry a boy she met on the Internet. She has always been a memory keeper, but never realized it until she discovered digital scrapbooking in 2009. Now she loves to document her life in SoFlo with her husband, stepson, and cat, cleverly named Miss Kitty. Her biggest scrapbook is the “All About Jen” book. She worries that might sound narcissistic, but who else is more qualified to tell her story? She loves to travel, read, eat good food, and watch bad TV. She has a blog, hclappy scraps, where she writes about digiscrapping, minimalist Project Life, (step)motherhood, and her search for that ever-elusive “healthy lifestyle” everyone talks about. She says Y’all and Yonder a lot, loves run-on sentences, and finds it a bit awkward talking about herself in third person.