Project Life Tuesday

Hello! Happy Tuesday!

I missed last week’s Project Life Tuesday after hurting my foot and having to stay off of it for a bit. I’m back though now (thankfully my foot is better) and I’ve got some pages to share! Yay! I’ve finished up November! ALMOST there! ;)

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For this week’s spread I used cards from the Strawberry Edition and then one card from the Jade edition. It’s the 3×4 card on the right page.

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Here’s a close up of the right side.

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I love using 3×4 photos across the entire page. These photos all went together and so it was perfect and showed off Luke’s cute footed PJs. I can’t get enough of babies in cute footed PJs. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. ;)

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Included a little love note of Caylin’s into this week’s spread. She leaves me A LOT of them and I just always love seeing them in the album. Also a great way to get her sweet handwriting in the album. :)

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Here’s the right side. Super simple. :)

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A little close up for ya. ;)

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I wanted to be sure I included this little story about the old man, Guiseppe, that Jack and I met when I took Jack to get his haircut. It was such a sweet thing.

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Hope you all are having a good week! If you’re not following me over on Instagram, I’d love it if you would! You can find me HERE.

  • To find about more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE.

Organize your Photos

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My sweet friend, Rebecca of the Simple As That blog, is starting a 12-month series today called “One Year to more Organized Photos.” I am SUPER excited about it! I am ok when it comes to keeping my photos organized, but I am in MAJOR need of going through all of the photos that I have 1) lying around that need to be saved (older photos, etc) 2) backing up my photos to my hard drive 3) and weeding out and cleaning out the photos that I don’t want to keep. I’d love to just get a better system down for saving my photos, archiving them, organizing them and keeping them safe.

I highly recommend that you head on over to her blog HERE and read the start of the series today! I’m SO thankful she is doing this series and can’t wait to have a better photo organizing system at the end of the year!

Have a great Monday, friends!

Project Life Tuesday

Happy Tuesday to you, sweet blog friends! First of all, thank you SO much for all of the congratulations and sweet words about the edition that I designed for Project Life called the Confetti Edition. I’m STILL over the moon excited about it all! Eeeek! I can’t wait to see what you all do with it! I can’t wait to incorporate it into my own Project Life album! Yay!

Since today is Tuesday, I’m sharing more of my Project Life pages here on my blog. Here’s what I’ve got to share today – I’m slowing chipping away at 2014 still. I’m into November so getting there! ;)

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For this week’s spread I am using super cute goodies from the January OHDEERME embellishment kit from Freckled Fawn. You can check out Freckled Fawn’s site HERE and get more information on how you can get a super cute embellishment kit of goodies delivered to your door every month!

DESIGN A page protectors and I used cards from the Kiwi Edition, Honey Edition, Jade Edition and a card from the boys theme card pack, I believe.

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Here’s a shot of the left side.

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The gold “awesome” sticker, epoxy “9” sticker and day of the week washi tape are ALL in the January OHDEERME kit!

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The leather “TODAY” is also in the kit. Love it! Just wanted to document Caylin’s 9th birthday. Kept it simple, got the memories recorded and love it!

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Here’s the right side.

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Of course I’ve got my RIGHT NOW card included. The itty bitty stars on Luke’s photo collage and the wooden WOW embellishment are all from the kit, too! The photo template I used is from Tracy Larsen. You can find her templates HERE.

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Here’s a closeup of the wooden embellishment. Love it!

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Another close up. The gold foiled label is also in the kit. There’s a sheet of all different kinds and shapes and it’s perfect for Project Life!

Well, there you have it! Hope you all are having a great week!

Make it a good one! XOXO!

  • To find about more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE.

My Memory Keeping Plan: 2015

With 2015 in full swing, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how fast the years are going by and how I am wanting to be more intentional with my memory keeping and when spending time with my family. Life can be so easily rushed at times, ya know? My kids are growing up so fast and I want the stories that I write down and the memories that I record to be ones that are not only the milestone memories and moments, but those every day moments that are so fleeting. That is why I am most definitely continuing my Right Now Challenge that I gave to myself a couple of years back. You can read more about that HERE.

I am also definitely going to continue using Project Life as my main memory keeping method this year. Honestly, Project Life is a breath of fresh air to me. I was getting so bogged down with “traditional” scrapbooking and all of the supplies that I hoarded, um, I mean, had. It was very time consuming for me trying to come up with titles and remembering the rule of 3 and picking products to use, etc. Project Life simplified it SO much for me and that is what this Mama needed – BIG TIME. It’s totally the best of both worlds if you ask me because it’s simple, yet you can customize it to work the way that YOU need it to work or for the style that you have. It’s also so super rewarding to just slip in photos and journaling cards and be done with it. The memories get recorded in a super cute and simple way and my family loves it. It’s DOABLE.

For my Project Life, I am going to be continuing with mainly the DESIGN A page protectors once again and then just adding a variety of different page protectors as needed, depending on what my photos, etc. call for. Right now I own a couple of different mini kits and probably about 8 of the editions. I will probably add a few more to my collection this year, but still keep it relatively simple and just mix and match. I’m never too worried about making it all cohesive. I figure that life is messy and wild at times – why shouldn’t my album reflect that?! Ha! Seriously though – I’m totally ok with just grabbing some supplies that I love and want to use and going with it. I don’t over think it, after all, the main objective is to record these memories, right?

I am doing a couple of new things this year that I am excited about. I saw on my friend Tracy’s instagram account that she was using this book:

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I loved the idea of using it to get conversations going with my kids and just recording their answers to a question every night. So off I went to Amazon and purchased it (you can find it HERE) and it came the other day. I decided that for right now I’m just going to do this with Caylin every night since she is at a good age to really think about the questions and it’s a great time to just spend one-on-one with her. We’re having lots of fun. I’m curious to see how her answers change in the next three years. Once Jack and Luke get older, I’ll do this with them as well (Note to self: I need to go ahead and order them each one too to have on hand). This is also a great way to be more intentional with my kids at a time when it can be a bit hectic. You know how “getting the kids ready for bedtime” goes! Ha! ;) So not only will I go over the devotional that Caylin and I read every night, but I will ask her the question for that day and I’ll record it and we’ll talk about it a bit.

Jack is only 4 and is a little ham and so something I am doing with him every night is I have a little notebook and EVERY night after his Bible story I am going to ask him, “What was your favorite part of the day?” Then I’m going to record his answer, whatever it may be. I figured it would be a super sweet way to keep some memories and also capture a bit of his silly personality as well. A couple of answers I’ve already been given is “eating spaghetti” and “when it was nighttime and I was a Jedi!” ;) I think this notebook is going to be so sweet to look back on.

Now since Luke is a bit too young (he’s only 17 months) I am just going to try to remember to jot down those silly and sweet things that he is learning, saying and doing more. I love looking back on those as the kids get older and I do have quite a bit of memories like that of Caylin and Jack. With Luke being the third kiddo, sometimes I can get a little lazy in that department. I have recorded a good amount, but want to do more and look forward to doing the little “favorite part of your day” note book with him in the next couple of years.

So those are just some of the ways I’m going to concentrate on recording my family’s memories this year. I plan on continuing my Right Now Challenge posts every Friday and also my Project Life Tuesday posts. It holds me accountable and keeps me on track, plus I love sharing with you all. I am inspired by so many and I hope to inspire YOU to get those memories down.

It’s important. :)

Have a great day! XOXO!

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Project Life Tuesday

I can’t believe today is Tuesday! I’m still catching up and getting back into a routine now that the holidays are over with and honestly I didn’t know what day it was! Ha! So, this is being posted super late, but better late than never!

Here are the page shares I have for today:

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Here’s the double-page shot. DESIGN A page protectors and I used goodies from the Super Cute mini kit, Blush edition, Kiwi edition and Strawberry edition. I used LOTS of photo templates from my friend, Tracy Larsen as well. I seem to always be incorporating them into my pages in one way or another and they were PERFECT for these pages because we had gone to Chicago and I had a BUNCH of photos I wanted to use, but I didn’t want to add a huge amount of inserts into my album.

Here’s the left side:

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Here are a couple close-up shots:

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I used the tiny attacher to staple my name tag from the conference that I had attended. I also used a variety of photo sizes on this spread. From 2×2 to 3×4 to two 4×6 photos that consisted of smaller photos with the template that I used. Love the variety and love how many photos I was able to use on the page!

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I was also sure to include a journaling card to remember where I was, why I was and how much fun we had since we made it a little family trip.

Here’s the right side:

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This page has a a bit from our Chicago trip as well. It has a photo of Jack on his very first train ride every (he was in heaven) and then I included our train tickets above the photo. I just slipped them into the pocket and stapled them together so they stayed neat. The white side they are adhered to is just the other side of a 4×6 photo on the next page. Simple and no fuss. Just the way I like it. ;)

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Well, there you have it! Hope you all are having a great week and getting back into the swing of things, too! I’m so glad the sun has been shining here in Tennessee because it would be even THAT much harder to get back into our routine with a super rainy and cloudy day like it has been the past couple of months. At least with the sun shining in through the windows, it gives me a bit more energy and diffusing some citrus fresh essential oil helps get me going, too! Now I’ve gotta figure out dinner! Ack! ;)

Have a great rest of the day! XOXO!