I’m woefully behind on my Project Life layouts, so my new plan is to share them as they are complete and skip the ones that kind of suck. Yes, Project Life can suck…what I mean by that is some weeks are SUPER boring. Like the week I had food poisoning? BORING. The week we were in Washington? NOT BORING. So that will be my plan of attack for now. This isn’t a big deal to me because I didn’t finish sharing about 5 weeks work of layouts from last year…Maybe I’ll share those at a later date!
By the way, this is week 32 in my Project Life year, so sharing weeks 12, 20, and 21 is hilarious to me.
Project Life: Week 12 – May 27th through June 2nd
Week 12 and it was all about eating! There was a happy hour to celebrate a new opportunity for a dear friend/co-worker, hitting the weekly food truck event in Brea with a friend of ours, and a big lunch at Alex’s parents’ house. Oh, and tea! I bought my first climbing helmet at the REI sale, and I’m still waiting to try it out. And this was the week that I spilled hot pink printer toner ALL OVER my glitter TOMS at work.
Project Life: Week 20 – July 22nd through July 28th
I really captured the glare in this photo…yikes. AWESOME week. If you can’t tell already, I really like to eat. The left layout shows some leftovers I brought for our Tabletop lunch (it’s travel sized Settlers of Catan!), a great quesadilla from a great lunch with coworkers, and a closeup of my Pho. My typical solo-lady-lunch. This was the week that I made my 30 Days of Lists album for September’s challenge, Rintu decided to help by sitting on top of it. Our friend Angela came to visit so I took her to Sender One for a lady-date. Alex was ramping up his mileage as he prepared for his half marathon and met me at my yoga studio at the end of his run…he snapped the photo in the far right as I walked out. What a lover.
Project Life: Week 21 – July 29th through August 4th
Now I’m just getting self-conscious about my food-to-other-stuff photos…yikes. So let’s focus on the others! Alex designed some desktop backgrounds that I have cycling on my work computer, and Rintu’s new obsession is screaming at us from the window as soon as he sees us. Like, ‘HURRY, BOY! HURRY GIRL! WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE?!” kinds of screaming. The right-side is dedicated to some climbing photos, my brother helping me clear out our storage unit, and part of the KEEN Footwear booth at Outdoor Retailer. Boring, but done.
What do these layouts have in common? Food. But seriously…they were finished pretty quickly thanks to different project life kits, Seafoam, Midnight, and 5th and Frolic. I also started using journaling cards from We R Memory Keepers that I found at Target…they’re awesome and pretty fantastic…you can find an example here. I’m still using the Variety Pack of Project Life page protectors and the American Crafts 12×12 binders in black.
Are you working on Project Life? How do you feel about ‘boring’ weeks?
For more ideas on how to add more stories to your Project Life layouts, I’m going to recommend the Project Dig Deep ebook? I contributed to this ebook in 2012 and I still look back through it for ideas on ways to include my travels and adventures into my Project Life binders. Some of my favorite Project Lifers contributed to this ebook, too, and I’m still so inspired by their stories.