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Becky Murphy via Poppytalk 
I'll be joining Ali Edwards for the second time with her project, Week in the Life. The outcome and thoughts from my first year can be found here. I'm going with the same plan as last year, lots of photos and keeping it fairly simple & manageable. Looking forward to seeing everyone's process and how it differs. Someone had a fun suggestion to record the weather. This year I am definitely going to make more of an effort to record the tiny little ordinary details. I'm not restricting the sizes of the pages, as I am taking inspiration from Project Life by Becky Higgins. I plan on using the same American Crafts page protectors from last year.

I started yesterday (mostly because I will be on vacation next Sunday), and captured just a few photos. It was a lazy weekend, but these are the little details I want to record & remember. One of those moments was Buster just planting his butt down on the grass in Santa Monica to look out onto the beach. There was a female dog he wanted to check out as well, but her owner was getting a massage. Wait, an outdoor massage by the beach... that's what we should have been doing instead of taking our long walk. Hmm.

Here's a quote I found to be inspiring, and if you're on the fence about doing this project, I hope it puts you over the edge.

"In this world, somehow an ordinary life has become synonymous with a meaningless life. And so often we are missing what is truly important because we are on the quest for what is extraordinary. Not understanding that in our ordinary lives, in the ordinary moments of our lives, is really where we can find the most joy. " - Brene Brown