Week in the Life + a giveaway

Decided to participate in Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life once again. I did it in 2010 for the first time and then again in 2011 – there are 2 posts from that year that inspired me to do this again as so much has changed in 2 years. Here’s the Sunday + Monday one and Tuesday’s from 2011. Last year I didn’t do a big separate thing as I was doing Project Life for the first 6 months and then the second half of the year was crazy full of travels and my grandmother being hospitalized.

This week however, will no doubt look very different than any of my weeks next year. I decided to share some of the photos on Instagram, and each day I just plan on making a collage of 9 photos. Here’s what Monday 9.9 looked like:Weekinthelife_9.9

  • 6 days until my due date
  • Woke up at 6:45am without an alarm
  • Made coffee and had JC move the car for street cleaning
  • He drove Courtney’s car into work
  • Ismael and the guys came over around 8:20am to work on putting the posts up for the fence
  • I had a green smoothie
  • Mommy and I shared a toasted everything bagel with chive creamcheese
  • Did some work and made a vet appt for the dogs
  • Weather was finally cooler, and even overcast in the afternoon
  • Mommy and I had Taco Bell for lunch
  • The pups and I dropped her off at the airport for her 4th trip to Vegas since July
  • I learned a new trick with my gallon of ice cream (thankfully the flavor isn’t as good as I thought it would be)
  • Went to see my therapist for the first time in a couple years, she is fantastic and I feel so much better already
  • Cindy got off work early (clinical at Kaiser)
  • JC also came home early and we watched Monday Night Football
  • I made dinner – a big salad and leftovers: mac & cheese & duck
  • I took a shower and was about to go to bed when the Chargers & Texans game got interesting in the 4th quarter and ended with a winning 41 yard field goal by Houston.
  • After reading 4 pages of Bringing Up Bébé, I decided it was time to sleep.

So that wasn’t so bad for a Monday. Hope yours was great too.


I just love Skipping5′s puffy stickers and have been using them throughout my Project Life. Side note – my Project Life – Cut & Paste- Mini Kit is available now!DSC_1225 DSC_1226 DSC_1227 DSC_1228 DSC_1221 DSC_1222They remind me of my childhood, but instead of “saving them”, I am hooked on adding the tiny bits of goodness to paper.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED from Skipping5: Skipping 5 giveawayTO ENTER: Leave a comment telling me something interesting that happened on Monday 9.9. Comments will close Thursday 9.12 at 8am and 2 winners will be announced shortly after. GOOD LUCK!


The discount code AMY15 for 15% off your entire purchase at Skipping5 will be valid through the end of the month!

153 Responses to Week in the Life + a giveaway

  1. Annette Allen says:

    Well something interesting on Monday… not much happened.. had a bad headache.. that was all.. I can’t believe only 6 more days and your sweet baby will be here.. congratulations again Amy.. so happy for you..

  2. Rae says:

    My son (20 months old) climbed out of my lap while I was singing to him, walked over to his bed, and indicated, by bouncing, that he was ready for bed. His is so adorable and growing up way too fast!

  3. Andrea W says:

    I love Skipping 5 stickers too! I love how your day is so organized. Documenting yesterday, was kinda SPLAT on my page. Haha..maybe today I will do better at taking notes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Stefanie says:

    Monday was the first real day of Kindergarten for my 3-year old without his Mum. He did great and was brave and I’m soo proud of him!

  5. Jane S says:

    Love the stickers. Something interesting that happened yesterday was when I took my son to buy clothes and supplies for school (which started today) he opened up to me about his goals and dreams for this year, his senior year. Very Cool.

  6. Monica says:

    Monday … a historic restaurant in my small town burnt down! Well, only the roof… but it shut down the entire main street yesterday, and it’s still shut down today. I never went there myself, but I heard many great things about it.

  7. Ariana says:

    These stickers are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win. The interesting thing that happened on 9.9 was the Houston Texans were not looking too good and then out of nowhere stole the game from the San Diego Chargers. Maybe not so interesting.. but still pretty good event lol

  8. Lindsey says:

    My little boy had his two week check-up at the pediatrician, and he is back up past his birth weight, which seems like a small kind of accomplishment. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Cathy L. says:

    I love puffy stickers! My daughter is in 7th grade and started soccer. Should be interesting, as she hasn’t played soccer since 1st grade!

  10. Corinna says:

    I love those stickers! They work so well in PL pages <3 So on 9.9…..My nephew started his first day at preschool. I cried watching him walk down the driveway with his backpack and lunch in tow as he told me he was brave like a knight. sigh, how fast time flies.

  11. Ashley Armstrong says:

    This stickers are rad! My MIL passed away two weeks ago and we have been slowly going through her studio to organize and decide what to donate. Seeing all of the things she has acquired and saved for all her projects was so neat. I was oddly inspired by just sitting in her studio.

  12. Sarah Bailey says:

    A wonderful thing happened on Monday 9-9-2013, my sweet little 4 month Havenese recovered from a tummy bug that kept us both up the night before. Today on 9-10, she has happy and all smiles. Such a great thing – my furbaby is healthy again!

  13. monica coffman says:

    Yesterday was a pretty typical day for me except that it rained (A LOT) and my power went out. That made for an interesting technology free few hours! Thanks for the chance to win! I love those puffy stickers.

  14. Jen V. says:

    My husband’s aunt and uncle stopped in for a visit on their way back to Florida. We only see them about once a year. So I made lasagna and we had a nice dinner and visit with them.

  15. abbeyviolet says:

    My son had a homework assignment to craft a plastic spoon into a “community helper” he chose to decorate his as a policeman. We went through my crafting stash and he cut out all the pieces, glued them, added some washi tape and sequin stars, drew a face and it was so awesome that he had to make a second one for Grandma “because she likes art” (she does). It was awesome to see my 1st grader who is usually so into video games sharing something I love.

  16. Mariko Brown says:

    I saw my husband under the blanket in the morning for the first time in a few weeks. It’s been unbelievably hot & humid in San Diego, but I guess the season is finally changing. Amy, I am really excited for you, JC, and your mom for the new baby. The first thing I do when I open the Instagram app is to look for your big news :) Hang in there!

  17. Stephanie says:

    Love your Monday recap!! My kids both had over an hour of rest/quiet time for the first time in weeks and it was a much needed mommy break!! :)

    I’m also trying to keep my photo numbers to a select few from each day so I don’t burn myself out!! We’ll see!! :)

  18. Pepper says:

    I went to school this morning only to find out that all the stores in the canteen is not open! My colleague offer me a banana which helped me through my morning :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. ARC says:

    What a great time to do Week in the Life for you!! You’ll love seeing it later. Hopefully you get to complete it! :)

    Yesterday (Monday) was our official last day of summer vaca before my daughter started preschool, so we deliberately chilled out at home, and went to the park around 5:30pm when it was less crowded, and had a picnic dinner. A perfect “last day”.

  20. Niina says:

    A friend revealed that she had a birthday present for me that she got 10 months ago! And I have to wait two more weeks til my birthday to find out what it is ^-^ What a friend, right?
    Love the stickers, they go so well with your style!

  21. AprilC says:

    Love the idea of just doing a collage of 9 photos!! Congrats on your approaching due date. I was due on the same day 4 years ago. My son just turned 4 on Friday. :)

  22. JULI C says:

    First full week my kids are back to school. So on 9.9 i went back to the gym. =)
    cute stickers, my daughter would love them so much! ‘specially the hearts ones <3

  23. Patti Veeraplin McHugh says:

    When I read that your PL Cut & Paste was available for pre-order, I went directly to Amazon and purchased it! Yay!

    I loved the sneaks from your PL album. <3 On Monday I received a lot of happy mail from my penpals in France and California and a lovely postcard. Then I spent the whole night watching Korean dramas. My favorite way to relax on a Monday night. :)

  24. Su says:

    Went for my routine pregnancy check up and all was fine! im in my 6th month and gain a whopping 8kg already! Hubb and I are still thinking about her name.. :)

  25. Frances says:

    I did NOT totally freak out that I bottomed out in both my football pool and my fantasy football league head-to-head. Today is a new week!

  26. Candy Bryant says:

    I was eating dinner and felt something on my leg. I looked down and an itty bitty lizzie was crawling up my leg. I moved him to my curtain and he sat there watching me finish dinner along with the 5 dogs that watch me eat every night!

  27. AnitaP says:

    I downloaded some new music for the first time in a long time! And I went for a 2 mile walk. Not very exciting but it was a Monday. Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Vanessa Babin says:

    Brought my son to his doctor, waited 1 and 1/2 hours in a very hot room only to find out she wasn’t in, they didn’t get his lab report and the nurse practitioner knew nothing about his case! We left…walked out. Thank goodness the doctor called me later in the evening to discuss what we will do next. It was a crazy day!

  29. Joanne says:

    Hmm… My husband’s friend came over. I let them chat while I went to my craft room and was in my PJ’s. I went out and told them, “I want pie!” They both looked at each other and said “Let’s go!” We went to Nation’s. They got a whole banana creme pie. I got a slice of lemon meringue!

  30. Denise Luscan says:

    I would like to say I had something interesting happen but it was a typical day. Ran errands, went grocery shopping, and cleaned all while trying to keep my son entertained. I am happy with typical, though!

  31. chel says:

    My daughter (she’s 7) and I hung out late in the afternoon and I made her laugh so hard she (almost!) peed her pants, which kinda made me feel like a supermom! And yes, I would totally share my stickers with her if I won them ;)

  32. Cynthia B. says:

    Your approach to Week in the Life looks fun! I love photo collages.
    I was watching that Texans/Chargers game too, but I’m in Houston and just couldn’t make it past the third quarter – way past my bedtime. Too bad – would’ve liked to see that interesting 4th quarter comeback! ;)

  33. Debbie says:

    Monday was Grandparent’s Day at our grandaughter’s daycare. She walked around and told everyone she loved her mamaw and papaw and her papaw was funny!! Love that kid!!

  34. Robin Gibson says:

    Not sure how ‘interesting’ this is, lol. But we were on a 17 mile bike ride (old Rail-to-Trail), and the ‘boys’ decided to have a ‘coasting competition’. As they passed us, I wanted to snap a picture, as they were both standing up on their bikes, with backpacks on, they just looked like little boys, lol (in men’s bodies)! But, I was too lazy to stop, so I tried to snap the picture while I was riding, :D And as I put a brake on to slow…camera in one hand, other hand on the brake, it was the wrong brake, (the front one!), and I literally about did a head-over-the-handlebars-faceplant-into-the-gravel, which caused my friend Beth to scream bloody murder. Did the boys notice? Why, Heck no, lol. They were having a competition!!! *(silly!)* Thankfully, I was fine. I was NOT dropping my camera. I was worried about my own safety, after that of my camera, lol. Some people just don’t get it… he he.

      • Robin Gibson says:

        Oh WOW! I would NOT have wanted to do that on that bridge! And I’ve only seen pictures of it, lol! Glad you lived to tell about it!

  35. glee says:

    Spent 2+ hours in the endodontist chair getting a root canal. But my adorable sweet endo doc gave me a jaw massage “on the house” at the end. (love those puffy stickers and the pic of your doggy in the box of packing peanuts!!) Only 6 more days!!

  36. Kayla F. says:

    Monday was a mixed day for me. I went camping at my very first music festival this weekend. I had a blast. Monday was the day I had to drive 10 hours back home. It was sad to leave but I was so looking forward to my own bed and shower again.

  37. Janay says:

    An interesting thing that happened on Monday was my 14 yr old son came and asked me to help him get a job =) When I asked him why he wanted a job he said that he “needed” to have his own money =) I love that he came to this decision all on his own!

    Thanks for the chance to win!! =)

  38. Linda says:

    Something interesting that happened on Monday was that I got my final editing steps done/approvals to get my article published in a law journal, now it’s left to the law journal staff to edit :)

    I would love to win these for my project life album!

  39. Lesley says:

    Loving the stickers! Let’s see… interesting Monday tidbit….I got to take 2 classes of sixth graders to the library for a project and it was their first trip to the middle school library. They were so astonished with all the book and the tables. Sixth graders are so funny!

  40. Tash Daly says:

    well although the “interesting” part is debatable, I finally finished my first Project Life spread!!! Yipee for me I was so excited…that out of the way, 6 days WOW!!! That is so exciting! As hard as it is though make sure that you really take time to enjoy the last few days you have left, enjoy your last moments together as just the two of you and rest, rest, rest!!! Cannot stress that enough!! You will need your strength not just for the labour but for the days that follow. Having a baby is the biggest most thrilling roller coaster ride of your life I look back and remember those first few days as the most, thrilling, uplifting and tender moments of my life. I hope your last few days and labour run smoothly and soon you will be a mama and be on the biggest high of your life, enjoy it. All the best Amy!! :-)

  41. Laura G.Turcotte says:

    This would be great to win! What happened to me on Monday…hmmm….that would be finding 5 bucks on the ground! Yippee for me!

  42. Katrina H says:

    Love the stickers! I finished a big project at work yesterday. I don’t know how interesting that is, but it’s life. :-)

  43. caz hancock says:

    For me my intresting was getting to sit in during Lucy’s dance class, We are not allowed to watch as it distracts them but this week she let us in. This is Lucys 4th year at ballet class (her 2nd at tap) and I can not believe the change and how good she really is, a complete natural on that dance floor. My girl has to stop growing, I love the age she is just now.

  44. Susan says:

    There were 5 lightening delays at my daughter’s field hockey game and what should have taken an hour and a half max, turned into 4 hours.

  45. Sharon says:

    Cutest stickers!!!

    Went to work, it rained hard and viewed a beautiful arc of a rainbow as the sun beamed through it yesterday. LIFE IS GOOD!!

  46. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    On a humid Hawaiian Monday evening, 7 library patrons met at the air-conditioned Kalihi-Palama Public Library to learn how to Lucky-8 punch six sheets of double-sided cardstock to make a 12-pocket recipe book bound w/ 2 be-ribboned binder rings! Voila!

  47. Jeanne says:

    Love that skipping five stickers! thanks for the chance.

    It was a great day, manage to make another layout and my son seems to enjoy saying “dua”, which means “two” in English.. everytime we count starting from “satu (one), ..” he continues on “dua” and let us carry on.. haha.. such a funny kid.
    He learns a lot of vocabularies from children songs and picture books..although he’s not able to pronounce them right yet. :-)

  48. Carla Farmer says:

    On Monday the most interesting thing that happen was that I did not sleep through my alarm after two hours of sleep.

  49. Yvette says:

    For me Monday was a normal day. Attended a great Zumba class in the evening with my daughter. The instructor played Blurred Lines which is a great song if you ignore the lyrics.

  50. Jill T. says:

    On Monday I had a rough day at work, but I powered through and was kind of proud of myself! Seems silly, but small wins are still wins!

  51. Angela Himes says:

    My baby girl (2nd child) turned 11 months old. She has the sweetest smile & the most contagious laugh, but she saves her squeals for her big brother. No one makes her laugh like him. Melts my heart.

  52. Jennifer Vickery says:

    My baby boy Sebastian started Daycare for the first time! As soon as I let him go, he ran for the toys and didn’t look back!

  53. Kate W. says:

    On 9/9, the Eagles beat the Redskins on Monday Night Football. Since my husband is a Redskins fan and my kids are Eagles fans, my house was loud and excited! This is the first year they were old enough to stay up to watch the whole game on a school night!

  54. svetlana v says:

    Great day!!! And today I realized I’m pregnant and I don’t know how to tell it to my husband. On Saturday will be our official anniversary, may be on that day I’ll present him a pregnancy test,like I did on February 14,2007 :)

  55. Diamond says:

    Monday was a great day!! My daughter’s Kindergarten had a disco night and all the 4/5 year olds had an amazing evening ……my daughter danced for most of the evening and she now calls herself Disco Princess …….Thanks Amy for an awesome giveaway!! Hope you are well?? xx

  56. Bethany Becker says:

    It was cool and rainy all day in Arizona. It was a nice change of pave and made me think we might get some fall weather.

  57. Krisiten says:

    Monday- the best part of my day was going to aqua chi at my fitness center, plus the hot tub and steam room. So relaxing after a day of work.

  58. angela says:

    Yesterday, I started WITL for the first time ever…..Bringing up Bebe is good stuff by the way. You can also get the condensed version :)

  59. Sheryl Coe says:

    Monday I shocked myself (and everyone else at Crossfit) and completed 150 chin-ups, 150 pushups, and 360 squats! I can’t walk today, or move my arms for that matter…but I’ve got some bragging rights! Love your cute stickers!

  60. brandie newbold says:

    We moved out of our apartment and back in with the parents (ugh!) for a few months to be able to save for a house. not the ideal situation, but we didn’t want to sign (and break) a lease on another apartment if we found a house we were in love with.

  61. Julie {CalleLillyCafe} says:

    **It rained & rained! Yes interesting for AZ! A tiny bit cooler but muggy. Oh yeah, our 9 y/o stayed home sick but when her sisters got home… suddenly was all better!

    Love those old school puffy stickers! Yes I loved them the first time around too. =)

  62. Delise H. says:

    I wish I could say something really interesting happened on Monday, but all I did was got to work and may the most interesting part of my day was doing my 30 lists. I’ve been pretty good so far and keeping up with it daily.

    Would love to win me some skipping 5 stickers!

  63. SamW says:

    I was surprisingly not slammed at work, given that it’s the week just before I take 2 weeks off for vacation. (They usually pile it on right before, making sure I’m good and stressed and really ready to take time off!)

  64. Kayla Chapman says:

    I finally got around to printing photos for my first attempt at project life. So these stickers would come in handy! thanks Amy

  65. Nicola Yan says:

    An interesting thing that happened to me was taking my kids to watch a parade celebrating my old hometown finally winning a rugby shield. My old hometown province has never won this famous shield in New Zealand rugby before. I wanted my kids to feel in the celebration and joy of a parade and the big efforts these rugby players went to to win!

  66. alinor says:

    love those stickers too!! Monday was the first time i got to leave the house after 3 weeks stuck at home because i had surgery, so that was kind of a big deal ^^
    thanks for the chance!

  67. Camile Cezar says:

    Love those stickers. Nothing really excited happens on monday 9.9, but i do signup for a public tender, I am already a public server but i really want a better job, in the public area.

  68. Michelle huegel says:

    Lets see, on Monday… My life is pretty boring lol!! We did get a 5 minute thunderstorms that my boys watched from the open door, that was fun. And all 3 kids took a nap so I got some nice quiet time!

  69. Kate aka stinkydudette says:

    Had a pretty interesting Monday. While having lunch at the mall, the couple next to us was approached by 2 police officers. Seems one of them stole from a store, and was lead away in cuffs. Pretty exciting, for sure. lol..

  70. Vicky says:

    Hmmm… Monday was the first time I tried a herbal hair treatment and discovered that it stinks (thankfully the smell goes after washing though!) Hoping for good results from it. :)

    The stickers are adorable!!!

  71. Veronica Chua says:

    Dinner and gossips with my sisters from work. (Some have moved on to other work places though) So it was a good night of catching up :)

  72. Ellie A. says:

    For me Monday came with my oldest starting his first day of Sophomore yr in HS & my two youngest having their first full days of 1st & 5th grade which meant it was also the first full day of having my little baby girl all to myself. It was a very delicious day indeed!

  73. lisa cox says:

    I love these stickers, the camera is adorable. We sealed our driveway yesterday! I know, i know, not very interesting.

    • Amy says:

      Hi Lisa,
      You are the winner – please email us hello(at)amytangerine(dot)com with your mailing address so we can pass it along to Skipping5.

  74. Lisa Johnson says:

    Something interesting was that we got together for a Family Game Night w/ some other families and played a game of Headbandz. I was a mushroom & couldn’t guess it even though we played 3 rounds!!! :) But we had a great time laughing.

  75. Jen says:

    Monday my kids started homeschooling. A totally new experience for all of us and I’m trying to capture it with Week in a Life. Doing 10 pictures a day and so far so good :)

  76. Jessica Dougherty says:

    these stickers are SO cute! hmm….Monday was pretty run of the mill as far as interesting things happening…the biggest highlight that comes to mind is receiving my Studio Calico kit! love those days…it’s like Christmas once a month! :)

  77. Karin says:

    This is my first time doing Week in the Life and I am not sure how I’m going to narrow down the photos when deciding what to print! I’m impressed you’re going with 9. Maybe I’m taking too many photos? Haha. Thanks for sharing with us!

  78. Karen Beldon says:

    These stickers just put a huge smile on my face! Love them! Interestingly, on 9-9 I had my very first veggie burrito from Qdoba and loved it….starting to be healthier and take better care of myself. :) Yay…also loving green smoothies…thanks for the inspiration with that!

  79. Ali Smith says:

    Hi Amy,
    Something that happened on Monday, 9/9…well, I walked my dog 5 miles in the morning before work. That was something big! :)
    Congratulations of the baby!!!

  80. Eri Suzuki says:

    Cut&Paste mini kit is so lovely!!! I can’t wait to play with them!! My 9.9 was nothing that special, but definetry felt special to have normal Monday. It was the first Monday after my BF came back home from his 1 month business trip. I didn’t realize how much boring/busy Monday is fun with him. I definetry appreciate everything what I have!
    You must be so exciting finally to meet your baby very soon!!! I feel great to share the same birth month with your baby boy!! Best wishes :)

  81. Patti Mats says:

    I’ve loved puffy stickers since I was little and then loved the Hello Kitty puffy stickers! Love these little bits of cuteness. It’s all I need. Mondays are my recovery day from the weekends. I watched the finals of the US Open, fast forward!

  82. Serena says:

    really enjoyed reading this blog post! 6 days til due that wow that’s so soon. how you feeling? thanks for the chance at winning some skipping5 items i’ve been eyeing their stickers for a while might just buy some now with the coupon code, thanks!


    • Serena says:

      oh ya, on monday i went to this new store that just opened in my mall and did a lot of shopping, got new clothes for the fall and they make me happy!

  83. Deborah Robinson says:

    My oldest daughter got her first beauty shop experience!!! It took 4 long hours. But they pampered her and she lookd so bueatiful!!! Yay!!! she loovveesss it.

  84. Victoria L says:

    It’s fate! Monday was the day I found your date stamp at a local store and bought it! I was pretty excited because I have been looking for it for some time! Anyway, love these puffy stickers! Hope it’s fate that I will win :)

  85. Jen d says:

    My youngest had her first day of school on Monday. I decided to do witl also but just to keep it simple & no stres. You will be so happy to have these last few days documented!

  86. Monica says:

    I loved Bringing Up Bebe! I read it when my baby was eight but it was very interesting and made me realize that it was the way my mother, a child of European parents, had raised my brother and I. I had followed lots of the same guidelines myself since it was what I knew. I really liked the concept that patience has to be taught and it is a parents responsibility to teach it. The read confirmed for me that I had made the right choices when she was at a younger age. That and her current behavior.
    Oh, for the drawing: the most interesting part of Monday was getting very sick (after 3 weeks of discomfort) and finally reaching a decision to go gluten free to see if it would help.

  87. Laura A in OR says:

    Dinner together as a family. With school in session, sports practices and games in full force, there is only 2-3 nights a week that we can sit down to eat dinner together as a family.

  88. Danielle says:

    After school, work, and dance on Monday we went to two different malls for more work and came home to watch football. Even after that super busy day, we weren’t tired and ended up staying up until past one o’clock! Just do most of it all over again the next day.


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