Project Life 2014: Week 3

Hi friends!  Happy to be sharing week 3 of my Project Life pages with you today.  I am a couple weeks behind in printing as I ran out of ink and then had a household of sickies for a week.  Anyhow, here are my week 3 pages.

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I continued with my simple approach (which I am totally loving) and using journaling cards from multiple kits.

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This week I used cards from the Seafoam Kit, Girl Themed PL Cards (Hobby Lobby), Teen Themed PL Cards (Hobby Lobby), and cards from an older Studio Calico PL Kit.  I love how they all went together nicely!

And there you have it…totally simple!  The entire layout took me less than an hour, including the time it took me to choose & print my photos.  You don’t have to spend hours to document your week!

Thanks for stopping by. I am also linking up with The Mom Creative.  Check out all the other great Project Life pages shared.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

If you’d like to see how I organize my Project Life supplies, these are the posts:

Craft Room Organization:  Creating a Functional Project Life Station

Project Life 2013:  Weeks 24 & 26 and Updated Organization

Project Life:  Week 4 and Organization

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.

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Project Life 2014: Week 1

Welcome to Project Life Tuesday!  I’m happy to be sharing my first page from 2014.  If you are here from The Mom Creative link-up, welcome!  My goal for Project Life this year is to keep it simple, focusing on the pictures and journaling. I’m sure that some weeks I’ll add a bit more flair, but overall it will be simple.  Last year  I only got 9 weeks documented and they were not consecutive weeks.  I think I got weeks 1, 2, 25, 26, 27, 40, 41…you get the picture. Instead of beating myself up over it, I’m embracing the 9 weeks that I did get done.  I’m sure most people would be happy to have around 10 layouts a year done.  So let me encourage you to just do what you can! If you miss a week, don’t quit, just keep moving forward!  I might go back and document some weeks from 2013, I might not, but I am moving forward with 2014!

So without further ado, here are my pages:

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One thing I am definitely continuing is including a picture of the movies we saw!

Here are a couple of close-ups:

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Supplies Used:

Core Kits:  Seafoam, 5th & Frolic, Honey;  “Hello Life” badge & “heart the story” journaling card by Finding Nana;  “imagine” stamp by 7gypsies; bracket stickers are old-school Heidi Swapp that I’ve had in my stash forever.

If you are doing Project Life or you are documenting your everyday life in another way I’d love to see it!  Please leave a link to your pages in the comments and I’ll be sure to pop over and say hi!

That’s it for this week!

Thanks for stopping by. I am also linking up with The Mom Creative.  Check out all the other great Project Life pages shared.

You can see my previous project life posts here.

If you’d like to see how I organize my Project Life supplies, these are the posts:

Craft Room Organization:  Creating a Functional Project Life Station

Project Life 2013:  Weeks 24 & 26 and Updated Organization

Project Life:  Week 4 and Organization

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.

Our Week In Pictures (1/6/14-1/12/14)

This past week Hailey went back to school and Skylar and I eased back into school here at home.

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I finally finished up a gift for Chris’ mom.  

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We had our weekly visits with the chiropractor.  We LOVE this office!  They are like family!

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I started sorting through my craft room to decide which supplies I am ready to send to new homes.

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We spent lots of time at the library, one of my favorite places!

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I had rehearsal for worship team.

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We attended the missions dinner at our church.

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Awoke on Saturday to find Hailey looking through my Project Life album from 2012.

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Sunday was a beautiful day of serving, rest, & family time!

Ready & raring to go for another week of school, therapy, doctor’s appointments, exercise, and family time!

So thankful for my sweet family!

Make it great!

JuJu

Hello December

Hi there, friends!  December is one of my favorite times of year and I was so excited to say Hello to December this year!  This morning we went to church and I was thrilled to find that it was Communion Sunday!  Seriously…what an AMAZING way to usher in this season of Advent!  It was beautiful!

My friend, Stephanie, posed the question today “What are you doing this Christmas to be intentional in making this a season of joy?”  I shared our family’s plans with her and thought I would share them here with all of you!  First and foremost, I want to keep my focus on the reason for this season, and that is Jesus!

So here are the things that we as a family will be doing to focus on Advent, document our memories, make fun memories together, & serve others this Christmas season.

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I searched for devotionals that would be good for both Skylar and Hailey.  I wanted to make sure that they would interest Skylar, but also challenge Hailey.  I found the perfect resource!  We are using the e-book Reasons for the Season by Kathy Hutto. I’m looking forward to all the different activities we will do together as a family.

For my personal devotional time, I’m looking forward to using the Advent devotional videos from Ann Voskamp and also following along with the Advent devotional series from Good Morning Girls.

DOCUMENTING CHRISTMAS

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I’m really looking forward to documenting our December with a simplified version of Ali Edward’s December Daily.  This year I will be using one photo from each day, like the one above, dated with these digital elements.  It’s going to be super easy:  snap photo, print, back on chipboard, & attach all photos with rings.  I’ll be sure to show you as the month goes along.

MAKING MEMORIES TOGETHER/SERVING OTHERS 

We have a list of activities that we are going to do as a family.  Each day we will do one activity.  Here are a few examples:

-watch a Christmas movie together (this is one we will do multiple times)

-get cocoa and drive around to see the Christmas lights

-bake cookies for our friends and neighbors

-make a CD of our favorite Christmas music and share it with some of our friends

-go to ZooLights with our cousins

-pick out a new ornament from the Christmas Store

We will also choose different service projects as a family.  Some will be simpler than others, but we want to make sure the girls recognize that helping others is what we are called to do.

GRACIE THE ELF

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This morning marked the return of our friendly elf, Gracie.  The girls absolutely love her!  When Skylar walked into the kitchen and saw Gracie, she read the card and said “Oh Gracie!  I missed you too!”  Pretty sure that Chris and I enjoy this way more than the girls do.  Who would’ve thought?  I seriously used to poke fun at people that did this.  You can see the post of silly things that Gracie did last year, HERE.

We are looking forward to a fabulous December and I hope you are too!

What are you doing to make this December full of joy?

Whatever it is, make it great!

JuJu

Lately

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Lately…this is what I have looked like.  Workout clothes, a hat, & no make-up. Focusing on a healthier lifestyle, growing my hair out, & not wanting to fuss with make-up.

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Lately…I’ve been freezer cooking.  I’m trying to reduce the stress of the “what’s for dinner?” worry each night.

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Lately…I’ve been enjoying weekly trips to the library with Skylar.  There is just something about being surrounded by all those books that brings us joy!

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Lately…I’ve been dreaming about selling most of our belongings, buying an RV, and travelling.  Totally not kidding!  It’s definitely on my bucket list! (This is the RV that Skylar thinks we should get.)

What have you been doing lately?

Make it great!

JuJu