Man, the year is just flying. I’m happy to be here sharing week 12 today. This week I decided to go with simple. Some weeks I’m super excited to jazz up my pages, bust out my sewing machine, & enlarge pictures. This was NOT that kind of week. It was kind of a low key week coming off our Disney high! Chris and I totally changed our eating habits this week. We had given up fast food several weeks ago, but this week we cut out all refined sugars & flours. We are slowly changing the girls’ diets as well. Already this week they ate WAY more fruits & vegetables. So this week I incorporated several food packagings and pictures of our food. Below is how the layout looks in my album.
Here is a shot of the left page.
Again I added the picture from the movie I saw along with the ticket stub. I continue to love using paperclips and Martha Stewart labels. In the layout above I included Skylar’s report card that came home along with a note from her teacher telling me that she wanted to stay after school Thursday for the talent show. The post-it note with the #4 on it was her try-out number that was assigned when she arrived at the try-outs. It was a really neat experience and I wanted to keep these little tidbits that tell the story. The “Document Life” card is from this set that I have used in past weeks. I added the office tag with a flower & some word art to it as well.
Here is the right page.
And a couple of close-up shots.
When Chris came home for lunch today I told him my pages for the week were done, but that I kept them pretty simple. As he looked through them he said “I love these pages! It perfectly captures our week!” And ladies and gentlemen….THAT is why I do project life! I do it for my family. I don’t want to stress about having the “perfect pages” or having the “hottest product” on my layouts. I do it because it tells our story! My advice to you? Don’t stress about how your pages compare to anyone else’s. Don’t fret if you don’t sew on your pages. And certainly don’t worry if you don’t have 100 rolls of washi tape. The important thing is to TELL YOUR STORY!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Make it great!
Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories. You can learn more about project life here.