Project Life: Week 12

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 am linking up as always to The Mom Creative and One Happy Mama.   Head over and check out some really great project life inspiration.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

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.

31 thoughts on “Project Life: Week 12

  1. Great week Julie, love the food packets. Congrats on the weight loss too! 🙂

    Those photos of the snow look so beautiful – I can’t even imagine what that must be like.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a lovely week! I’ve started changing my children’s diets as well. It’s harder than I thought 🙂 It seems our weather switched, here in Michigan it was almost 90′! I look forward to your pages each week. Have another great one!

    • Thank you so much! It’s harder changing the kids’ diet than it was ours but we will get there eventually. Thanks for always being so encouraging!

  3. My girls are dying to see the Hunger Games. I should probably take them, huh? Love your pages. I went simple for Wks 11 and 12 as I was playing catch up and just wanted them done, but you’re so right! They’re done and that’s what matters.

    Thanks for that reminder!

    • Thanks Candy! I liked The Hunger Games. Our girls want to see it but we told them that they need to be older before they see it. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I know exactly what you mean – sometimes I am Creative Girl on my pages, other weeks I am all about simple stories simply told. But like you, I’m focussing on capturing the memories for Chloe and I to look back on.
    Congrats on the healthy eating and the weight loss – that will be my next challenge once I have finished my current ‘me’ project!
    See you next week! Till then, have a good one!

    • Thanks Conni! I was actually surprised that I enjoyed reading The Hunger Games as I normall don’t like “futuristic” type novels. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. 100 rolls of washi tape? You could cover yourself like a mummy every day for years with that much, lol. I love all of the ephemera in your pages. I used to eat fage (with honey) every night. 🙂

  6. I love your pages, they are simple yet pretty and full of REAL LIFE!!! Hooray for still sticking with the healthy eating. I loved reading all this and seeing the wrappers in your pockets. So good that your having the girls do this also, it is the toughest part but soooo worth it.

    How pretty that snow is, just gorgeous!! We had high temps this past week and I’d forgotten how pretty snow really is. I don’t want it though but it is pretty.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a great week and see you next Tuesday!

  7. hahaha I love your comment about 100 rolls of washi tape. So true!
    You guys are making such a huge lifestyle change, with the food, wow. I’m impressed. Great pages, and as long as it tells your story it doesn’t matter if you raid a scrapbook store or just have pictures and words. It’s all amazing.

    • Thanks Sarah! It’s been a big lifestyle change, but it needed to be done! We feel really good. And yes, telling your story is THE most important thing about Project Life or any memory keeping for that matter.

  8. Havent had much of a chance to catch up on Project Life Blogs the last week but I love your Week 12. We have been working on a change in diet for the last 5 weeks and Im loving it. I crave simple, clean food now.
    It’s sad that some people think they dont have enough time for Project Life. If you only have 10 or twenty minutes then do it in 10 or 20 minutes. It doesnt have to be fancy and have extras. Im really loving this project because of it’s simplicity if I have more time or the inclination then I will do a bit extra otherwise I just do it. I didnt even know what Washi tape was until the smash books came out I only have a few rolls lol. Im up to date Ive just got to get them on my blog. see you next week.

    • Thanks Jackie! I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying project life & getting it done. I do love to embellish some weeks more than others, but I’m not stressing about it.

  9. gluten free girl here too! what up! there is so much stuff now too to eat better and healthy…way better then it was when my hubby and I got married 12 years ago! love paper clips and MS stuff too! i love your pages, great captures for you week 🙂

    • Thanks Kelli! The gluten free stuff has come a LONG way from when we first started for our daughter. She still has some of her original favorites, but has added a few new things. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  10. Hi Julie, l could’nt agree more, about it being all about the story, thats one of the reasons l dont do many 12×12 layouts anymore, l love doing the 6×12 inserts and a few 8 1/2 x 11, less embellishments – more storytelling. LOVE your pages this week, so happy you have changed your eating habits, l did this 2 years ago, as it was causing me alot of menopause problems, its amazing what years of eating the wrong food can do to you, and l must say that l feel so much better, and lm down 13kgs-YAY, l do miss having sweet things , but l dont miss the problems that sugar was having on my body, l dont eat wheat products and l cant have dairy either, my diet is very limited, but l feel better, keep up the good work

    • Thanks Kate! It has been a big change, but totally necessary. I was feeling horrible. The sugar had complete control on me! But, NO MORE!Thanks for the encouragement!

  11. Your pages look great! It’s wonderful seeing little bits and pieces of your life all together. I never get tired of it! I just found washi tape at Target in the office supply section so I was very excited!

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