10, 11 & a title page.

I am still going strong with Project Life. Almost 3 full months down. I am giving myself a pat on the back for keeping up with this. 🙂

The truth is, it’s pretty easy and I love doing it, so it’s not hard to keep up with. Still giving myself a pat on the back though.

I finally completed my title page. It’s very plain, but it was something that I struggled with because of what happened with Cohen at the start of the year.

I decided that Cohen had to be featured because he was with us when the year started and such a huge part of our life. Interestingly, I managed to not include J on the front cover… we can discuss my priorities at a later date, but just know that I’ll blame J’s being uninterested in pictures (though he’s been humoring me lately, so go J!) and not my lack of love for J :).

ImageTechnically, that orange guy above is J. So actually, I don’t feel too bad :). That’s a picture of a wall hanging that I bought at Renegade a few years ago.

Thank you, Sarah, for the 2013 card – it had to get used here – perfect.

Week 10

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Highlights from this side:

  • Snowstorm – 8.5 inches of accumulation
  • Dinner with J (at home and at my favorite pizza spot)
  • Planning vacation late into the evening / morning

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Highlights from this side:

  • Confirmation of flight arrangements for vacation
  • A visit from my niece
  • **A note…. I promised that these pics of J wouldn’t make it on the internet. I figure that the blur means that I have kept my promise

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You might notice that I am using a different size page protector above on the right side of week 10 and then, of course, as the start of week 11. I typically use all Design A page protectors, but in week 11 I knew that I wanted to share a vertical photo, so I threw in a Design G version. I kind of like the different layers showing.

Week 11

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Highlights from this side:

  • A green Chicago river for St. Patrick’s day
  • Cutting a Lululemon bag to showcase a purchase from a favorite store
  • Snippets from restaurants visited when my Mom was in town

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Highlights from this side:

  • Fresh hair
  • Getting our car serviced (not so much a highlight as a necessity)
  • Starting to go to open houses

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What I’ve learned so far:

  • I can’t take myself too seriously for this project. What I mean by that is that all of my pictures don’t have to be perfect and not liking my hand-writing is not an excuse to waste a journaling card.
  • Using old supplies feels good (hello heart paper from 5+ years ago)
  • Using new supplies feels good too 🙂
  • I need to write notes about my daily activities in a simple planner. Just 1 or 2 words to remind me of key things that I did that day. Otherwise, at the end of the week I would tell you that I worked and worked out and ate. I’d forget the mundane, “life” stuff.
  • I have to send myself pictures right after I take them (from my phone, at least). If I don’t, I forget what I have.
  • Sometimes I keep notes with my daily notes about pictures that I could use with it.
  • I have to dedicate 30 minutes a week to printing photos. It takes longer than it should every time, even when I am organized.
  • I like printing photos at home. My printer is decent and if I stay stocked up on ink, it works for me. (Side note, I’ve had my printer for a long time. It still works, I know how it works and it’s been good to me.)
  • Completing the week and allowing myself time on Sunday night to document it is awesome but can’t always happen.
  • Making a mess is part of the process.
  • Putting this together on the floor works for me.
  • Taking self-timer photos of me and/or me and J is the only way we’re both going to be in the shot 90% of the time.
  • I am ok with blur.
  • Hidden journaling is a must do.
  • Perfection is not an option.

Are you doing Project Life? What have you learned so far?

0 thoughts on “10, 11 & a title page.

  1. Mara, Mara, Mara. These are my favorite posts. You are seriously so incredibly talented. I LOVE your hair! You look gorgeous in these pictures and you life looks much more exciting and eventful than mine!! I seriously want a printer!! Need to buy one… and an iMac, but that’s another story. xoxo

  2. YAY! my card made your project life… and the title page, no less! fun 🙂

    so glad you’re doing this. i keep saying it, but it’s true. i really REALLY want to catch up. goal for later this week is to knock out january (i only have 90% of the first week finished). and yes, hidden journaling for the win. i couldn’t have gotten through last year without it. also, hidden photos (like text message screen shots… that i really hope no one ever finds someday. i blush at the thought! ha!).

    now. lets pack up our supplies and get over to gabs house asap!
    xo.

  3. love love this – title page and all
    all the little tidbits you included…can’t wait to see more!