i may be a bit behind in posting my project life pages, but i am not behind in getting them done. i occasionally have to do a few weeks at a time, but it all comes together and i don’t feel overwhelmed because of two simple steps that i take.
1. i always name my photos with the date they were taken. i even do this with my iphone photos. (and i love that lightroom does this for me.) then i can just look at the photos for each week to pick which ones will end up in project life.
2. i write down what we did and funny stories everyday using the day one app for my mac and iphone. i don’t write a book. it only takes a minute to jot down a few quick notes about our day.
i would love to be able to sit down at the same time every week and work on project life, but i am a bit too busy living real life to make that happen. so, when i have time to work on project life i just open my calendar (which i have marked with each week’s dates), open my photos in lightroom and open my day one journal. it is all right in front of me. even if i have four weeks to catch up on (like i did the last time i had free time to work on project life), i can pull it all together very quickly.
i hope that this will encourage you to start or continue your own project life. it is simply the most rewarding, amazing and addictive photo journal project that i have ever done. one thing i keep reading from other people who also do project life is how much they still love it every week. it just doesn’t get old. i agree completely! and now that i am 32 weeks in, i can already see how much my boys are changing as i flip back through the pages from this year. and to think, i would have missed all these little bits + pieces of our everyday if it were not for project life.
do it. begin anywhere. start today. you will never regret the time you put into project life.
and now for a little catching up with some pages from may…
week 18: this week we celebrated mark’s birthday. quinn helped me make a birthday cake and put the candles on the cake. we also made a happy birthday sign for daddy. tate is having two year old temper tantrums. quinn helped make pizza and we did the march of dimes march for babies in honor of my niece, brooke, who was a preemie.
quinn colored a picture of kermit the frog and even made sure to make his collar a different color green. i scanned his coloring page and then added the text and had it printed as a 4×6 photo. and this photo of tate shows what he does with all of his cars every night at bedtime.
i will share pages from june + july soon. there are lots of weeks packed in as i catch up, so i am going to post them a little at at time.
please share a link to your project life in the comments.