My favorite thing to add to my Project Life layouts is a little recap of the week on a 3×4 card. When I first started Project Life in 2012, I wrote 1 thing I was thankful for each day of the week on a single card and it was great. I was having a rough time at work and I wasn’t thrilled going each day but reminding myself that I have awesome work friends and a loving partner (and sometimes-loving cat) waiting for me at home at the end of each day kept me on track. Last year, I got out of the habit and noticed a major decrease in the amount of journaling included in my weekly layouts. This year, the Currently challenge from Kristin (of rukristin) has changed everything! Not only am I able to look back on the things that I’m thankful for each week, but I can look back and see what I was watching/reading/listening to throughout the year.
I plan on using the Currently supplies available in Kristin’s shop during the Week in the Life™ challenge by Ali Edwards at the end of this month. I currently have the classic cards in various colors, the sticky notes (which are AWESOME), the mounted wood stamp, and the clear stamp set.
Today, I’m going digital.
Watching: Torchwood, Suits, and Flash
Reading: Landing page case studies, ways to work with the recent changes to Facebook feeds, and the Dungeon Master Handbook
Listening: My October 2014 playlist, the washing machine on its third load of laundry for the day, and Hozier, Vancy Joy, and Meghan Trainor on repeat
Making: A mini-album for some random Instax photos taken over the last year, my Halloween costume/cosplay outfit for the end of the month, apply cider vinegar hair rinse
Feeling: Sore from climbing a few days a week, like a trip to the donation center is very much overdue, and that Fall may be finally arriving in Southern California
Planning: A micro-adventure with Amy for next month, volunteering for a trail restoration project, an awesome challenge with some folks to raise money for our favorite outdoor charities
Loving: My new canvas print* hanging above my nightstand, playing Dungeons & Dragons at work during our lunch hour (I’m the Dungeon Master!), and spending weekend mornings at the beach
I haven’t done too much planning for Week in the Life™, but I’m hoping to keep up with things and take a handful of photos each day. I’m not interested in doing an hour-by-hour type of documentation, that’s too much detail for a relatively boring work week. I would like to make either an insert for my Project Life binder or a small mini-album similar to the album I made using the Collect photo app.
*The canvas print in the top photo is from Canvas Champ, who contacted me to do a review of one of their products. A few years ago, Alex printed out the first Instagram I ever took using CanvasPop and I wrote about the ordering and unboxing of that print here. Canvas Champ is a similar company and they offer a lot of different sizes and the starting prices are lower than CanvasPop (a 12×12 canvas print from Canvas Champ starts at about $20 while CanvasPop starts closer to $40). The shipping was quick with Canvas Champ, the overall experience was positive, and they offer more than canvas prints if you’re looking for a variety of printing options from one website. While they gave me this print to review, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.