done and done.

This was the first time I participated in Ali's Week in the Life Project. The week chosen wasn't a typical week in the life, but then again, there aren't really any typical weeks right now. We have our routines, but every day is different. I already have plans of how I will approach this project next year. I'd like to have a random thoughts page, more journaling, a timeline of a day or two, and more self-timer photos. After looking through examples of this project on Ali's blog and in the flickr group, it's so fun to see not only how people live, but how people record the simple things they do on a daily basis. Jen has me thinking the next time I do this, I will make it 8.5" X 11" instead of 12" X 12". The photo protector pages from American Crafts helped in pulling the whole thing together.

As I look back on the pages, my current life consists of: puppy love, hanging out with JC, eating, working, scrapbooking, traveling, playing with the dogs, riding bikes, going fun places, experiencing fun things, and enjoying life...

I used an American Crafts D-Ring Modern album to hold all the pages. The wonderful thing is that there is no wrong way to do it, and I am just glad it's done & in it's proper place. Thanks for looking- if you have yours completed & want to link it up in the comments, please do so!

attempting to shoot my Week in the Life album...

... has been tough for a number of reasons.

 lots of "What are you doing Miss Amy?"
Will attempt to shoot the album again without glare, doggies & kiddos soon.
Thanks for all the giggling about me on babysitting duty. I have a total new-found respect for any stay at home moms who attempt to run a business & take care of children.

who knew...

figuring out the self-timer on my camera would be so exciting?

Exciting & surprising. I had it programmed to take 5 photos in a row. Sometimes it really is the little things in life that bring us joy. As I am going through my photos & goodies from the Week in the Life project, I am coming across so many delightful little discoveries. The overall sentiment seems to be shared with others who are doing this. The importance of documenting daily life is at the forefront of my attention. I don't exactly have a set plan or template like Ali or Cathy or Jen, but I think it will come together organically. There will be some consistent elements that are weaved through all the pages, and I'll use American Crafts 4X6 photo protectors for my favorite photos. Here's a start on my Monday page, since I just had souvenirs & no photos that day. The 3 things I want to keep consistent on each page is 1) the green thread 2) a flair button on each page 3) typewriter text on kraft paper. So I guess, now, I sort of do have a plan. yay

(supplies: Studio Calico, American Crafts, Pebbles, Jenni Bowlin, washi tape)