Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Project Life: Tuesday, March 19



All caught up again, finally.

I hate to get too far behind with Project Life because then I lose motivation to truly document our happenings and instead get too focused on getting pictures in the album.  The stories end up untold. Becky shared on her blog today correspondence from a fellow Project Lifer who is not caught up.  Brandi's response was a good one.  I encourage you to check it out.

I totally agree you have to have a time system that works for you.  Aby Garvy, of Simplify 101, found her system.  Check our her 3 post series on getting organized for Project Life.  Super helpful but find what works for you.

I have found a rhythm that works pretty well for me so I try my best to stick with it. On the weekend, usually Friday night after everyone has headed to bed, I print my photos, round the corners, and get them in the album.  Then over the course of the rest of the weekend, I add any fun stuff and get my journaling done. I print my photos at home so this makes it super easy.  When life gets crazy, I just go back to my system and get as much done as I can from past weeks but I always make sure to work on the most recent week too.

Here's a look at the Weeks 8 through 11:

Week 8











I love this card "To the moon and back" from Studio Calico.  Parker drew a photo at school and it matched almost perfectly for this week!

Week 9










Week 10










Love this wooden card from Studio Calico!















Week 11










 Love this transparency and the "This Week" card.















                                                                                                                                                       



Supplies Used|Click on Links to view products:

Seafoam Binder
Seafoam Core Kit
Design A Page Protectors




Studio Calico Block Party Kit








Studio Calico Front Row Kit

 
Note: Some of these links are affiliate links (Amazon), which means that I may get a small commission if you decide to purchase these from my affiliate site on Amazon.  I only recommend products that I use and love myself.



Friday, March 15, 2013

{We Build}

We've gone from this to this:










Wow!

We have been so blessed this past year!  We were given the opportunity to build our own home and the journey has been nothing short of amazing.

In October of 2011, we were leaving soccer and drove past a sign for a new neighborhood to be built.  We knew the builder and commented that the neighborhood would be a nice place.  Fast forward a couple of weeks and a dirt road pops up in the neighborhood.  We decide to take a look.  As luck would have it, one of the agents was there with a 4 wheeler/tractor thing.  He rides us to the back of the neighborhood and we walk around a few of the lots.  Then, every weekend for the next month, we go back out there and walk the lots.  We planned and we dreamed, and then, we made it a reality!

I'll lay the process out in a series of posts, along with my tips, but here is an overview to show just how far we have come.

video

So excited for the next round of changes over the next 5 weeks or so.....and then it is MOVE IN day!  And lots of posts about organizing and decorating.....can't wait!







Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Project Life Tuesday for 2013



If you have not seen Becky Higgins Project Life, you are missing out.  Here is a video by Becky that explains this system.  This is by far the easiest (and most fun) way to keep up with my scrapbooking that I have found.  I love the flexibility of the system and the fact that I can keep up with what is going on in our family.  But, I also need some accountability every now and then, so, each Tuesday I will post my latest Project Life spreads.  Perhaps you will find some inspiration too.

Catching Up:  Since it is March already, I'll quickly share my past weeks with you in a couple of posts and try to keep up with a weekly update after this.

Cover Page:


Week 1:



Week 2:


 Week 3:


Week 4

Week 5



Week 6



Week 6-right side


Close Up:


















Week 7



Week 7-right side


Close Up:





















Supplies Used|Click on Links to view products:

Seafoam Binder
Seafoam Core Kit

Studio Calico Block Party Kit
Studio Calico Front Row Kit

     








Note: Some of these links are affiliate links (Amazon), which means that I may get a small commission if you decide to purchase these from my affiliate site on Amazon.  I only recommend products that I use and love myself.



Monday, March 11, 2013

Then & Now

So, the last time I wrote on here it was 2011.  I've gone from this:




To this:



I now have a 3 1/2 year old who knows how to use an iPad, a 6 year old who started kindergarten this school year, and we ditched our old digs to build our current "dream" house.  Oh yeah--and I quit the corporate world for the stay at home mom world then on to the part-time working world.  That is a whole other post!

It has been an amazing couple of years.  If you asked me back in 2011 if I would have seen any of these changes coming (other than the kids growing up of course), I would have laughed.  Who quits their job AND builds a new house?  Certainly not this type A girl.  However, these changes have been so good for our family and honestly, for me.  I can't wait to share our journey to this point and forward.  Definitely lots of good material for my beloved "Project Life".  

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Well, Hello Again!

Where does the time go?  My blogging journey has spanned almost 7 years.  I have been on blogger, typepad, and now back to blogger.  I was looking through old posts on my blogs and am inspired again to keep going at this writing thing.  I love documenting our every day life.  When you get caught in the everyday chores, you can lose sight of what your whole life is about and feel like it is so, well, ordinary.  I've decided ordinary is good.  So good.

Who knew God could speak to you through Jiminy Cricket?  Who knew this type A, super control freak could take a huge leap of faith? And who knew that cozy cottages, trips to the fro yo place, the carpool line and thrifting would become part of my everyday?   So, sit back, relax, grab your favorite beverage of choice while I update you over the next couple of weeks at our oh so ordinary days and the major stories in-between.