Project Life 2011 :: Weeks 21 + 22
Week 21 : Left Page
Week 21 : Insert : Julie, Jim, Karen, Samuel and I drove to Oakdale for the Chocolate Festival and Fun Run. This was my first 5K since having Samuel. We ran a slow 5K — I didn’t really care — just glad to be outdoors and moving.
Week 21 : Back of Insert : fun photos of Samuel in a hand knit sweater. This was a gift from my sister Thao.
Week 21 : Right Page : A huge “sitting up” week for Samuel. The world looks a lot different when you can sit up — and he loves the new view.
Week 22 : Left Page : Had to get myself some new jeans — even if it’s in a bigger size. By this time next year, I will be back to my smaller, pre-Samuel size.
Week 22 : Insert #1 : Around here blog post.
Week 22 : Insert #2 : A quick layout about the Mommy & Me group that Samuel and I go to.
Week 22 : Insert #3 : Layout inspired by a series of photos I took of the boys “playing” together.
Week 22 : Right Page : I don’t normally include vertical photos (bottom right) but decided that it’s okay to put them in sideways.
Still loving this project. Love looking back and seeing how our lives have changed with the addition of our little one. Also love comparing this year’s book with last year’s. Project Life is pretty awesome.
Some of my new mommy friends are asking about the Project Life kits so here’s the scoop. I just noticed that the kits are completely sold out online — there is one available for $185 but that’s totally ridiculous! However, if you are interested in documenting your everyday life and do not have the kit, you can simply make your own kit by purchasing the page protectors, a 3-ring binder from American Crafts or We R Memory Keepers, a date stamp, and a collection of papers you love or scraps from your stash.
I know that Becky Higgins is changing the concept of Project Life a bit for next year. Instead of buying the entire kit, I think you can do it a la carte — you can choose to buy bits and pieces of the kit. Personally, unless there is a new Project Life design that I love, I’m thinking of buying the page protectors and using my own stash of papers/journaling cards in next year’s book.
Have fun documenting the everyday.
Posted: June 5th, 2011 under Project Life 2011.