Grocery Shopping: Behind the Scenes

Time Capsule: Weekly Challenge #28… Extended

Food. One of my favorite things. I photograph it often to share with family and friends, but I don’t think I had ever scrapped about it before this prompt. Now, I scrap about it often. Why shouldn’t I? It’s such a big part of our lives.

Grocery ReceiptsThe first idea that popped into my mind after reading this prompt was grocery shopping. It’s really my most loathed chore. The menu planning, list making, shopping, unpacking & putting away. Every single week. But it’s such a part of my life that I felt the need to document it. In five years I’ll be able to look back and see how much I spent on groceries and what sort of things I was buying, and I think that’s pretty awesome.

Like I said, there’s so much behind the scenes work that goes into my grocery trips. I have never been a “fly by the seat of my pants” girl, and grocery shopping is no exception. I always have a list. Always. So I wanted to document the whole process from start to finish. Maybe when my daughters get older they’ll look at this page and think I’m crazy and way too into planning. Or maybe they’ll look at it and see that they’re just like me.

But it’s these little bits and pieces of life that often get overlooked in our memory keeping. I know I never thought to document something so mundane. Once I got the idea, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it sooner. Other great ideas that relate to this prompt are a favorite recipe, a family recipe, food traditions (we always eat breakfast for dinner the night before Thanksgiving), crazy food concoctions that you or your kids love (I love Ritz crackers, extra sharp cheddar cheese and peanut butter – made into cracker sandwiches. My daughters dip everything in ranch dressing.), or foods that you absolutely cannot stand. There are so many possibilities. Now I am inspired, and hungry.



Shannon DombkowskiShannon Dombkowski is a digital scrapbooker who loves to tell stories of everyday life through her pages. She enjoys playing around in Photoshop and gathering inspiration by watching and listening to her children go about their day. She has been scrapbooking for five years and can’t imagine ever stopping.


Additional 2012 Design Team sample layouts for Weekly Challenge #28 may be found in this week’s Challenge Galleryif you complete this challenge yourself, please consider posting your project in the gallery as well so others may be inspired by YOU!

Coming Thursday on the Time Capsule blog… get to know this week’s sample layout artist through our Q&A-style interview.

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