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So, week in the life started this week. For those of you who don’t know it’s basically a week out of the year where bloggers/photographers/scrapbookers document their everyday week with photos and words. I’m giving it a go this year. It’ll be cool to look back on, and I’m having fun so far!

As I wrote about yesterday, I really REALLY need more photos of ME! I took a selfie today while I was eating lunch. It’s raining here in TN, my kids are at school, no plans to go anywhere till later….so top knot and hoodie it is. Cozy time.

About my WITL – I’m keeping it super simple, as usual, with my spreads. Photos and a time stamp.

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  • Rachel del grosso - Girllllllll. You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Seoul - Definitely my WITL inspiration. Photos + a date stamp! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Marie - Can’t wait to see how your album will turn out ! It will be amazing for sure. I’m planning to do my WITL next week (end of holidays here, so go back to the daily routine).ReplyCancel

  • andrea - so so good! That photo of you is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Winnell - I always admire your spreads and photos in general. Like you I need to get in more, and have started. They may or may not make the album though haha.ReplyCancel

Week 43!

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Left side is Design F. I really didn’t take that many photos this week. Two pics of A leaving music lessons and photos of my boys with their first competed Pley set! If you look really close that is Louie in the tree there. Rascal! I printed that as a 6 x 12 and cut it up.

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Two reasons I used Design E on this side. One…because I didn’t have that many photos to work with. And two…I knew I wanted Design E to sandwich next week’s week in the life. I just used pics from last week’s 52 project to fill this side. I haven’t used any pics from that project in my Pl album at all, but I just needed to fill up space this week. :) Looooove that pic of Finn in the top right.

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Also, as a fun little insert I printed out a funny text conversation between me and David. I just sewed and trimmed down Design J out of the small variety pack.

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Hope you all had a great weekend!

Week 42!

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Left side is Design E. Loved this little series of Wyatt and felt it needed to be big.

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Right side is Design F. Took lots of photos this week and decided to just fit them all in.

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No words. No journaling. No cardstock. Nothing fancy at all. It’s just what I felt like doing. :)

Products: We R Memory Keepers 3-Ring Album, Tiny Attacher, circle punch, date stamp, Design F, Design E, and paper source cardstock in gravel.

Project life is a cool and simple form of scrapbooking created by Becky Higgins. To learn more click here. I create one spread per week to document our life. Here are all my pages from 2012, 2013, and 2014.

  • rachel del grosso - Mine is all photographs this week too, no journaling! great minds think alike I guess :)ReplyCancel

  • Giada - Manda, your Project Life is such an inspiration for me! Your photos are so beautiful and your layouts are really great!ReplyCancel

  • andrea - Although there are only photos it still looks so good together.ReplyCancel

Project life is about documenting your everyday life from week to week, yes. BUT when a major thing happens I feel like you gotta give it more real estate in your album. Like going to the beach or romping through the forest. There are several other “bonus” spreads I’ve completed, but haven’t blogged. Maybe I will get to that one day. For now here’s a little extra spread I created to document how Finn broke his arm and spent two days in the hospital for surgery.

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Design F. It’s super busy, I know. The photos aren’t all that either, but this was about just “cramming it all in”. I want to remember each and every one of these moments. Hospital bracelet at the top. :)

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I just love this picture so much. He is such a bad ass!

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On the back of the insert I typed out the WHOLE story of how he broke his arm and what when on during our hospital say.

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And this. Oh this. Right there is Finn jacked up on pain killers. Hahahahha. I love him. I think I love him even more when he’s on drugs.

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AND here’s a video of my son being awesome. 10 minutes before this he was writhing in pain. Yay for painkillers!

Have you all done any bonus spreads? If so, I’d love to see. Send me a link in the comments section.

Products: We R Memory Keepers 3-Ring Album, Tiny Attacher, circle punch, date stamp, Design F, Design E, 12 x 12 page protector, Paper Source cover paper in slate, cement, and paper bag, and sewing machine + thread.

Project life is a cool and simple form of scrapbooking created by Becky Higgins. To learn more click here. I create one spread per week to document our life. Here are all my pages from 2012, 2013, and 2014.

  • Kathleen - Just have to say that he is SO adorable. But you know that. :)ReplyCancel

  • rachel del grosso - how freaking cute! and yes yes yes i agree that there are some moments that deserve their own spread. have i ever made one, is a good question….

    and what is it with that song and all kids LOVING it!! hahaReplyCancel

  • Marie - Oh he’s SO cute ! Love it ! And yes I definitely think that some good or bad moments do deserve a special spread in our Project Life. Hey, that’s life, isn’t it ? :-)ReplyCancel

Week 41!

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Left side is Design A.

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Right is Design E…which is prolly my very very fav page. I really could do an entire album with E and never think twice. Hmmm. Maybe I should?

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Added an insert to show a new toy we got that we are all totally obsessed with. It’s a huge giant soft frisbee called a BEAMO. Someone says…”Wanna go throw the frisbee?” and at least one person jumps up. It’s gonna be my go-to gift for kids’ bday parties this year.

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Here’s the full spread with the frisbee insert.

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Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Products: We R Memory Keepers 3-Ring Album, Tiny Attacher, date stamp, Micron Pen 05, thin sharpie, Design A, Design E, Paper Source cover paper in slate, tracing paper, and sewing machine + thread.

Project life is a cool and simple form of scrapbooking created by Becky Higgins. To learn more click here. I create one spread per week to document our life. Here are all my pages from 2012, 2013, and 2014.

  • rachel del grosso - first! haha.

    so, first thing: i love this spread. i’ve noticed that some of my favorite spreads of mine are the ones with blues and greens, and I think that’s what is really appealing to me here. i love how the tree bark adds so much texture to the right side. so good.

    also, that beamo? i need to get one of those. so good. my son would have a blast just watching my husband and i throw that around.

    design e is probably my favorite too. haven’t used it in a while, so might need to get on that :)ReplyCancel

  • rachel del grosso - also: are you going to do week in the life this month?ReplyCancel

  • andrea - I love that you included a photo of your project life in your project life ;)ReplyCancel

    • rachel del grosso - i’ve had a couple times where i have wanted to do that but then i wonder if it’s too much? but totally think i was wrong! i remember seeing that photo on IG and ADORING it, so i’m not surprised she put it in here (:ReplyCancel