Project Life: Weeks 23 through 27

Hello all my Project Life friends!  It’s good to be back sharing my layouts of our weekly life with you.  I am still doing project life, but I am a few weeks behind.  I’ve had these layouts done for awhile but have not had many moments to sit down and blog.  I was finally able to photograph several weeks worth of layouts and wanted to share those with you today.  Just to forewarn you, it is picture heavy so I will try to keep it light on the words!

Week 23

I added several of Ali’s digital overlays to my instagram pictures and I loved using several of the flair buttons from Finding Nana.

Week 24

As you can see, week 24 has a black and white theme going on.  Honestly, this is my least favorite layout in my project life album so far.  I’m not going to re-do it, I’m just going to move on and remember that I really like my layouts with more color.

Week 25

On Thursday of week 25 we were notified that Skylar’s Adaptive Bike was finished (you can read about it here).  Just a few moments later we got word of the loss of one of our dearest friends.  I shared my personal journaling of finding out about his death in our layout.  I placed it under a flip-up protector to keep it private.

Week 26

I used a lot of Ali’s digital overlays this week.  I love adding them to enlarged photos and she has so many really great sayings that are perfect for this week’s pictures.

The picture of Skylar in her mask cracked me up and the saying “This is so you” was perfect for that shot!

The cloud and bicycle journaling cards came from here.  The “enjoy the ride” card came from this awesome set.  And the “ride with me” flair button was again from Finding Nana.  I LOVE her flair buttons, just in case you couldn’t tell!

I will also be including a separate insert including pictures, details, & thoughts about the funeral of our friend.  Honestly, I have just not felt up to putting that together yet.

Week 27

The “love you” card came from this set that I linked to earlier in the post.

If you are still with me, you deserve a gold star!!  Thanks for checking out my layouts.

If you are here from The Mom Creative then welcome!  If you aren’t, you should head over HERE and check out all the awesome layouts by other Project Lifers.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

It’s great to be back!

Make it a great day!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.

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Project Life: Week 22

I had great intentions of sharing multiple weeks of project life this week, but that is just not going to happen.  I finished week 22 and had printed out all the pictures for week 23 when I received word that our dear friend, Buddy, had been struck and killed by a hit and run driver while jogging.  We are beyond saddened by this tragic loss.  I wrote a post yesterday about coming together to help his precious family! Please take a moment and read it HERE!

I truly am at a loss for words this week so I’m just going to share the pictures and let them speak for themselves!  As always, if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below!

I’m linking up with The Mom Creative today for Project Life Tuesday!

You can see my previous project life posts here.

I pray that you have a safe week!

Make it great & make it count!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.

Project Life: Week 21

Glad to be back today sharing my project life pages with you!  This week I’m sharing week 21 which was the girls’ last week of school as well as the week I went to Tucson to see my 2 cousins graduate from high school.  I took so many pictures from my trip and I wanted to include most of them so I ended up having not only my usual spread, but an 8.5×11 insert with 2 enlargements as well as a Design G page protector that spotlighted the individual graduation ceremonies I attended.

Here is a shot of the left page and my 1st photo enlargement.  I used a digital overlay from Ali Edwards.  It says: embrace the “you’ness” of you!  I took the picture of me in the glasses after I put them on and realized both lenses had fallen out.  In the picture I’m doing my best Austin Powers impersonation!

On the backside is another enlargement of 3 of my cousins and my niece together at the graduation.  I loved this picture of these 4 beautiful girls and wanted to remember it!  I added the words “hello memory” that came from this set also by Ali.

The right side is a Design G protector that covers my cousin, Lexi’s graduation.  I also included a flip-up protector on the bottom of the page protector.  The beige blob is there because I added her full name to my page and I didn’t want to post that on the internet.  I did the same thing on the backside of the page as well.

The back side of the Design G insert covers my cousin, Taylor’s graduation.  My pictures are pretty dark so they didn’t photograph well.  The lighting was not great in the church.  It was an absolutely beautiful graduation ceremony!!

The right side includes the rest of my pictures from my visit.

I used a couple of my new flair buttons from Finding Nana’s etsy shop!  Love her shop & absolutely LOVE her project life pages!

I used another flip-up protector at the bottom of this page.  LOVE these silly pictures of my dad and my niece.  They ate eegee’s (slushies) and big blizzards about an hour apart.  They were STUFFED afterwards.

Well, that is it!  If you are still reading…kudos to you!!  This week had a lot more pages and inserts than I normally use, but I’m so glad that I included everything.

I’m linking up with The Mom Creative!  Head over and check out all the other wonderful project life posts.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Make it great!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.

Project Life: Week 20

Well hello there!  I’ve been a bit absent from my blog for the past 2 weeks.  Lots of life happening. I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Tucson last week to see my cousins graduate from high school so I did not post Project Life last Tuesday. Today I will be sharing Week 20 with you and originally I had planned to share week 21 as well, but I have a lot of pictures and didn’t want to feel rushed in getting that layout together.  I am thoroughly enjoying documenting our story this way.  Twenty weeks in and I still LOVE it!

Below is a shot of the layout, not including the insert I included of Skylar’s field trip to the Musical Instrument Museum.

I continue to love using Martha Stewart labels to add journaling to my pictures.  This week also had a great mix of instagram, iPhone, instax polaroid, and pictures with my dslr camera.

I included an enlarged picture that spreads over the page this week.  I’ve done this several times before and I just love the way it looks!

Here’s a close-up of the enlarged photo.  I just love how Skylar is talking to the horse in this shot!  I participated in a photo link-up on my sister’s blog last week. The photo of the girls with the horse was from a prompt in that photo challenge. We pass this horse every day on the way out of our neighborhood. After living in Prescott for a year, we finally stopped to pet the horse and take a picture.  You can read that post HERE!

I also included a baseball card page protector with the pictures from our field trip to the Musical Instrument Museum.  It was really neat!

Here’s a shot of the entire layout including the insert.

Thanks for stopping by to see my pages.  I am linking up with The Mom Creative today!  Make sure you head over there and see all the wonderful project life inspiration.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Make it great!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.

Project Life Week 19

Hi there!  I hope you all have had a great week so far.  I’m so glad to be back this week with my project life layout for Week 19 and also my layout for Week 18.  It felt great to be back in my creative space.  If you are here from The Mom Creative, welcome!  If not, hop on over to her site and check out all the project life goodness!

So let’s just jump right into it, shall we?  Below is a shot of the entire Week 19 spread.

I was definitely feeling more color this week!  I used the cardstock from the Clementine paper pack that was 50% off last week.  I LOVE this paper!  I included my usual picture and ticket stub from this week’s movie.  This week I enjoyed going to the movie with my friends Dawn and Kristine.  I got the “Tuesday” card from this shop.  I love their shop!  I bought the days of the week journal cards and badges.  My stuff came packaged so cute and just made me smile when I opened my mail!

I stamped “Note To Self” and “Week in Review” and then cut them out and added them to my paper.  I got the stamps from Nicole’s etsy shop.  I used a very old transparency that I had from My Minds Eye for the pictures of my dogs.  Loved adding something a little different.

I also printed off the cover of the book I read this week.  In It To Win It was written by my new friend Morgan Kearns.  When she told me that she wrote Romance Novels, I wasn’t sure what to think.  I bought the first book, Fade to Black, and was so surprised by what a great writer she is!  I read In It To Win It this week and have bought the third book, Out of Left Field, on my Kindle to read this week.  If you like romance novels I promise that you will love these!  They are not smut novels!  Her characters have lots of depth and she had wonderful plot development!  She did not ask me to plug her book, but I always want to support independent business women.  She lives here in our small, little town and is as real as they come!  LOVE HER!

Here are the pictures of my layout from Week 18.  Not as much color, but I still love them!

I used lots of paper clips and the Martha Stewart labels for my journaling.  Can’t get enough of those office supplies!

I loved this simple picture below of Skylar looking through my project life album.  I love that she spent a long time flipping through the album and then she said “Mom! I love your picture book!”  This is why I do project life!

Well there you have it!  Two more weeks done & documented!  Don’t forget to check out The Mom Creative and all the wonderful project life layouts that are linked up there.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Make it great!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.

Project Life: Week 18 in Pictures!

Well hello there!  This past week was crazy, but oh so good!  I’m spring cleaning this week and I am up to my eyeballs in dust & clutter. I did not do my actual project life pages this week as I want to finish spring cleaning my upstairs before I host my bunco group on Thursday evening.  I also ran out of a couple of colors of ink that I need to pick up this weekend.  I do however, want to share some pictures with you!

My ultimate goal in spring cleaning is to reduce the clutter, really get the house good & clean, and ultimately do this:

It feels so good to get rid of stuff that I don’t need!  Take a look at what my master bathroom looked liked after we took everything out of my closet.

I love that I stopped to snap a picture of my mess!  Project Life has really encouraged me to take pictures of real life!  I bought some new, non-toxic cleaning supplies last week.  I am trying to be more “green” and regular cleaning supplies are just not good for you!

Here are a couple shots of my craft room currently.  It is such a mess!  When I am completely done with the overhaul, I will post pictures of my organization.

Despite the total mess in my craft area, I was able to have some creative time last week.  It was teacher appreciation week at Hailey’s school and I made a cute, little school supply box for her teacher.  I got this idea years ago from the Eighteen25 blog.  LOVE their blog!!

I also bought these stamps from the very lovely Nicole!  You can see them in her shop here.  I can’t wait to use them on my pages this week!

I was thrilled to chaperone Hailey’s field trip down to Phoenix on Wednesday.  The entire 5th grade was responsible for running “Biztown”.  It was a functioning city.  We had business loans and paychecks.  Hailey was the CFO of the Wellness Center and she was responsible for paying all the bills, payroll, & making deposits at the bank.  She did AWESOME!

Skylar was home for a couple of days with a rash that ended up not being contagious.  After a couple days of Benadryl-induced drowsiness, TLC by mom, and saying “I hate itchy bumps!” a thousand times, we were good to go!

One of the days she was home she spent looking at my Project Life album.  She giggled, read aloud, and remarked several times “I love this picture book!”

And last, but not least, I enjoyed a morning wrestling with this furry one!  He totally cracks me up!  We have always remarked how Jack must be a human trapped in a dog’s body.  He has the most personality.  I’m pretty sure he is laughing at me here!

I hope all of you had a great week!  If you are here from The Mom Creative, welcome!!  If not, head on over to The Mom Creative and check out all of the Project Life goodness that can be found there.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Make it great!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.

Project Life: Week 17

Here we are at week 17!  I’m delayed in posting this morning as I actually had the plan to combine weeks 17 & 18 into one layout next week because I only took a handful of pictures with my i-Phone.  However, this morning I got to thinking about how I should still make an individual layout and challenge myself to work tidbits of my life (past & present) into this week’s pages.  I’m really glad I did that, as it was fun to list some of things I’d like to learn & some of my favorite memories from my childhood.  I love the Smash products for such lists!  I got all of my Smash products at Michael’s.  Below is a picture of the entire layout.

Here’s a close-up of the left page which includes several of the pages from the Smash pads.

And a close-up of the right side.  It includes another Smash pad page (Our Favorite Snacks) along with my movie picture and a few thoughts about this beautifully emotional movie, as well as a postcard that my sweet friend Becky sent me & my thoughts on how thankful I am for her friendship!  The Facebook journal card was a freebie from Wildblueberry Ink.

I also included the card that Becky sent me in the layout this week. I simply hole punched it and attached it to the ring.

So glad that I decided to do my layout this morning despite not having many pictures.  It was truly a blessing to sit and think about fond memories and all that I have to be thankful for, which is A LOT!

I’m linking up with The Mom Creative today!  Go check out all the wonderful Project Life goodness!

You can see my previous project life posts here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Make it great!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.

Project Life: Week 15

I can’t believe it is already Tuesday again!  This year is just flying by…15 weeks already done!  We had a great week and again, I’m thrilled to have it documented. Last week was Hailey’s birthday, Skylar’s talent show (click here to see her performance), a trip to Phoenix for a physical therapy evaluation, and a quick trip to Tucson to celebrate my grandfather’s 80th birthday.  It was a busy, but good week! Below is a shot of the layout, without the inserts.  The left-side is the back of Design F and the right-side is Design E.

I love the mix of elements on the left page.  I included a tag from a new shirt Hailey got last week as well as the Happy Birthday Hailey label that Ms. Monica at the chiropractor’s office put on Hailey when we went in last week.  She wore that label on her forehead for the rest of the day.  I LOVE that when she pulled it off she said “Mom, can you put this in project life next week?”  That’s why I love this way of documenting!

The entire right-side of the layout is devoted to my Pa’s 80th birthday party!  There were 22 of us there, besides Pa.  We celebrated with his favorites, pizza & beer.  I labeled each picture with a number & then shared a little about each photo (in the lower right corner).

I also included 2 inserts.  The one on the left is my blog post from last Wednesday. It is a birthday interview that I did with her.  You can read the prompts & her responses here.  The insert on the right includes a couple of birthday cards the students in Hailey’s class made her along with the “kid of character” ribbon she received on Friday.  On the back of that insert is the program from Skylar’s talent show.

Well, there you have it!  Thanks for stopping by!  As always, I welcome any comments and/or questions.

As always, I’m linking up with The Mom Creative and One Happy Mama.  Head over to their pages & see all the great pages that are linked up on their sites.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Make it great!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.

Project Life: Week 14

Oh, man!  I had a blast working on my week 14 pages this morning. I’m a bit late in posting today because not only did I include Sunday in this week, but yesterday was CRAZY!  I actually just put my pages together this morning.  I laughed so hard as I recalled the fun we had this past weekend.  We had an awesome Easter egg hunt. We had dyed eggs, plastic candy-filled eggs, & cascarones (confetti filled eggs).  Even without Easter weekend we had a busy week.  This week I added a baseball card protector as well as 2 6×12 inserts that include a blog post from last week.  So as always, the 1st picture below is a shot of the entire layout, including the inserts.

I love the left page this week as it tells so many different stories.  All the kids huddled on grandpa, our family date night, a trip to the zoo, lighting it up blue for World Autism Day, the autism bracelets coming in, & the guys playing golf together.

Below is the right page.  Again, I used several cards from this set I purchased awhile ago.  I just love these cards!  I love the 2 sequenced pictures of my niece, Becca, chasing Skylar with a confetti egg.  Man, they had so much fun. Lots of squeals & laughter!

Here is a shot of the front of the baseball card protector.  I had so many great shots from the weekend so I wanted to make sure to include them.  We made resurrection rolls on Easter morning before we went to church.  The kids loved it & they said they were delicious!

Below is the back of the baseball card protector.  I love the picture of my OLDER sister smashing the egg on her daughter.  She has quite the crazed looked on her face.  Totally made me laugh!  I also love the picture of Hailey snatching the egg off the “Private Property” sign that sits in the middle of the field where we were doing our hunt. (That sign didn’t apply to us did it?) Cracks me up that she had her finger put up to her mouth with that mischievous look on her face.

Last week I shared on my blog about my youngest daughter being diagnosed with Asperger’s.  I wanted to include that post in my album.  You can read that post here if you missed it last week.

Here is a close-up of the left page.  You can see a shot of the autism bracelet that I am giving away this week here on the blog.  Click here to go to that post.  Leave a comment & you are entered to win….it is that easy!  You can also purchase them (details are in the post).  I also love the 2 shots of my brother-in-law Jeff, my hubby, & my dad at the golf course.  We had to run to the golf course to switch out cars. We were thrilled when we drove by & saw them near the road.  My sister jumped out of the car & snapped these pictures.  I thought it was so funny that in the right picture, Jeff & Chris were doing their Happy Gilmore impressions riding their golf clubs while my dad posed perfectly for the camera.  I must say that the funniest part of the whole thing was when my sister slipped while running back to the car.  Her shoe came off & the kids started laughing.  Don’t tell her I told you, but it was HILARIOUS!

It was a great week & I’m thrilled to have it all captured & documented in my project life album.  After 14 weeks, I’m loving this project more than ever!

As always, I’m linking up with The Mom Creative and One Happy Mama.  Head over to their pages & see all the great pages that are linked up on their sites.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! Make it great!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.

Project Life: Week 13

Lucky number 13! Can’t believe it is already April!  April is going to be a big month here on the blog as it is Autism Awareness Month.  Make sure you check back for great information and giveaways this month.  You can read my post from yesterday here.  If you don’t want to miss anything, you can subscribe to my blog in the upper right hand corner.  You enter your e-mail & it shoots you a message whenever I post.  Simple as that.

So onto my pages for the week. I’m still loving this way of documenting our every day.  I kept it pretty simple again this week and I love the freedom in that! Below is a shot of my entire layout.

If you have been to my blog more than once, you know that I love to add splashes of color throughout my layouts.  Below is the left page.  The pink polka-dotted card with the heart is another card from this set that I downloaded a month ago.  Kristina & Crystal made such a great & versatile set.

Some of our best friends from New Mexico came for a visit this past weekend.  The entire right hand page is devoted to that visit.  We played lots of cards and had tons of laughs.  We are so thankful for great friends that love us & our girls.

Here is a close-up of the left-hand page.  I used another one of the journals from Marta Writes.  I love that they are quick & easy to fill in and I love that it adds a great glimpse into my life right at that moment.  I also added the statistic from the CDC that came out last week.  They said that 1 in 88 children have autism in the United States. That’s a lot of children & families affected by autism.

I loved the picture below of my friend Ruthie sitting on the couch looking through my project life album.

Well there you have it.  A pretty simple layout of a great week!  I’m already looking forward to next week and capturing all of our Easter festivities. Even though Easter is Sunday, I will be including that in next week’s layout as my family will be here this weekend to celebrate. I don’t stress out about adding an extra day in.  Another lovely thing about project life!

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.  I love the people I have met through these link-ups.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Make it great!

JuJu

Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a simple solution to documenting your memories.  You can learn more about project life here.