One of The Greatest Things I’ve Ever Done

This past fall, my husband and I drove cross country from Boston to LA. We had an amazing trip – it’s something that we will never forget. I remember looking at him in the car and saying “Hands down this is one of the coolest things we will ever do!” and I’m pretty sure I’m right. It was unbelievable.

Fast forward to 4 months after pulling in to our parking spot here in sunny SoCal. I am just now starting to pull those pictures together and get them in to an album. Granted, this is warp speed considering I haven’t gotten our wedding album, or honeymoon album done yet (almost 2.5 years later…)

I’ve decided to share my progress on our Cross Country album here on the blog as it is happening, rather than when it is all finished. Many of the blogs I follow show gorgeous albums (that I unabashedly swoon over) all perfectly finished, but rarely do you see the trial and error and time that went in to making it look so lovely.

I started working on it last night, and because my neighbors upstairs were having an absurdly loud dinner party at 11:45pm on a Tuesday night I couldn’t sleep, I spent a LOT of time on Pinterest finding quotes and filler cards. Chris had already mentioned that the spreads are a bit of a visual assault (he put it much nicer, promise!), so I think I’m going to be adding in more filler cards and spreading out the layouts more.

Ok, time to get my thoughts in order.
Supplies:
-Project Life 12×12 camera album
-Design A  pocket protectors
-Project Life Midnight Core Kit
-Project Life Seafoam Core Kit
-Pictures (LOTS of them!)
-Lightroom
-Photoshop Elements 10

Here is the first round of layouts.

Project Life Cross country album, Boston spread

Project Life Cross country album, Boston spread

Project Life Cross country album, NY spread

Project Life Cross country album, NY spread

Project Life Cross country album, OH spread

Project Life Cross country album, IN spread

Project Life Cross country album, IL spread

Project Life Cross country album, MO spread

Project Life Cross country album, Last page

 

Funny story: Chris and I were looking at my first Boston page last night, and both knew something was wrong, but couldn’t quite figure out what. Then all of the sudden (as we both have our heads sideways) he goes “There’s water in the middle of the buildings!”. Ooooopsss.. Guess who measured and cut wrong.. I’ll be fixing that thankyouverymuch!

I have MA – MO printed and in the book, as well as the final page (the lifeguard stand on the beach). I like having the license plates from each state in the book, it helps to set up which state we’re looking at, and reminds me of playing the license plate game on the trip (the only one we didn’t get was Hawaii).

I definitely want to add in more filler cards to attempt to make each state at least a 2 page spread. I also have to add in the coasters I grabbed from some of the places we stopped to eat (cross country pub crawl for the win!) and I think I have hotel keycards from some of the places we stayed. I need to go digging!

In the meantime, I created a board on pinterest full of quotes and things I want to add to the pages. I also decided that I want to learn hand lettering, so I’m going to use this book as an excuse to practice. I’m thinking I might re-write all of the quotes by hand that I want to use as filler cards.. This might be a long project! 🙂

Wooo! Alright, round one, done and done.

Have a great day!

I’m Still Here!

My computer had an emotional breakdown. It stopped loving me. But I never stopped loving it.

After a wild adventure at the Apple Store (which, if you’ve never had the chance to go and just sit at the Genius Bar and listen to the people around you for 2 hours, I HIGHLY suggest you go. Like, now. You won’t regret it!) that included a girl with an excessive amount of grape juice in a paper bag, and me getting a model airplane, my computer is now back in love with me.

Or at least in like with me.

So, on that note, I don’t have anything amazing prepared for you today, and had nothing all week. My computer needed a little TLC (and about 200GB in pictures deleted from the hard drive….) but I will be back and ready to rock and roll on Tuesday!

Here’s a great DIY story about a soon-to-be-dad, you should really check it out. It’ll make you smiiillleeeee 🙂

I hope you all had a great week, and have an even better weekend! I can’t wait to get back into my usual routine next week!

Dining Area Facelift for $8? Challenge Accepted!

I’ve been feeling a little blah lately. Ya know the feeling? You just feel kind of – gray?

That’s how I’ve been feeling. Just meh.

I decided to make 1 small change in my house that would make me feel better. There’s no point in sitting around being grumpy and not doing anything to fix it – might as well be productive!

Our apartment doesn’t really get any direct sunlight, so it’s always a battle to make the room look bright and airy. Our kitchen table doesn’t help this problem – at all.

It’s a gorgeous dark wood table, but it’s just that. Dark. I wanted to brighten it up without breaking the budget. And I managed to do it. For $8!

Now, don’t get me wrong. This isn’t a massive overhaul by any means, but it makes me feel so much better about the space!

So here we go —->

Before:

Kitchen area before

And After:

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Doesn’t it just feel better? I got all the crap off of the table (it tends to be my “landing spot” – I’m working on fixing that!), moved the 2 extra chairs to random corners in my living room, and created a gorgeous, but simple, centerpiece with stuff I had around the house. Then I went to the grocery store and picked up the LAST bunch of white tulips (that’s where I spent the $8). I knew it was meant to be!

The centerpiece is a schmodge (made that word up. Love it) of things I had around. I used a khaki placemat, 2 snack plates, and a carafe. All things we got for our wedding, and never touched again! I am super in love with the carafe, but have never had an occasion to use it, so I broke it out and repurposed it as a vase. The snack plates I stacked off-set from each other.

Since it’s kinda my thang, here are a bunch of up-close shots.

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Tulips up close

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And there you have it! A quick, budget friendly way to really perk up a blah looking area! I hope you have an amazing weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday for some Project Life love!

Searching for Greatness

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I gave up a lot of good when we moved to California. I gave up a dependable, solid career, and the comfort of a steady income. I gave up friends. I gave up family. I gave up everyone and everything I had known my whole life.

And I would do it all again in a heartbeat.

What I have gained by being out here continues to amaze me. I gained self-confidence. I gained new, amazing friends. I found that I CAN run a 14 mile trail run up the side of a mountain. I gained the ability to face rejection after rejection in my current job search with grace and dignity. I gained the understanding that everything will work out. It might not be perfect now, but it will be one day.

So whatever that “thing” is in your life, whether it be starting a new relationship, quitting your day job to work on the project of your dreams, or moving 3000 miles away from everyone and everything you knew – let yourself have that greatness – you won’t regret it.

 

Have a great day!

Currently Loving…

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1. Mug from West Elm. $5 of every mug sold goes to St. Jude Children’s Research hospital. Mine was a Christmas gift from my sister in law.

2. China Glaze nail polish in “Neon & on & on”. The bright pink makes me smile. Toss a coat of white nail polish underneath the pink to really make it pop!

3. Moleskine’s Evernote Notebook. Chris got me this as a Christmas gift and I can’t put it down! All I have to do is take a picture of the notebook page with my phone, and it immediately uploads it to my Evernote account and categorizes it. Old school and technology working seamlessly together? Swooonnn!

4.  My sweet Zoe-bear.

101 in 1001

Mackenzie over at Design Darling posted her list of 101 Things in 1001 Days today. Since I’ve been looking for some blogging motivation lately, I decided to do one of my own. Not gonna lie, it was TOUGH to come up with 101 things! Once I got through all 101, though, I started spewing ideas – {eyeroll} Figures…  I had to go back and decide what to keep, get rid of, and add in. It took a while! So on that note, Thanks for the motivation Mackenzie! It was exactly what I needed for my blog on a blah Wednesday!

101

Health/Fitness

  1. Run an Xterra Trail race
  2. Finish the LA Marathon
  3. Do 100 push ups in a row
  4. Qualify for the Boston Marathon
  5. Run Boston as a qualified runner
  6. Try Barre
  7. Try Pilates
  8. Do yoga on the beach
  9. Learn to swim
  10. Have flat abs!
  11. Stop cheating and completely cut out dairy
  12. Go back to strictly organic eating
  13. Run with my dog every day for 2 weeks
  14. Run in shorts and a sports bra and not be uncomfortable! (this goes hand in hand with the flat abs one!)
  15. Run early in the morning (5 am or before work) every day for 2 weeks
  16. Run Bulldog (an absurd trail in SoCal) again

Photography:

17.  Get out with my camera more often
18. Take a Lightroom course
19. Take a PSE course
20. Upgrade my camera body.
21. Launch my photography business
22. Do a photo-a-day challenge for 30 days
23. Photograph someone famous (either professionally, or on the street)
   24. Work as a photography assistant
   25. Work as a second shooter (I’m in the LA area if anyone is looking!!)

Professional:

26.Get my CA nursing license!
27. Take and pass ACLS
28. Get back into the nursing world
29. Get certified in a specialty
30. Get back into an ICU
31. Go to 3 conferences (photography, blogging, nursing)

Blogging:

32. Successfully get over the 3 month hump with my blog
33. Expand my readership
34. Find my “blogging voice”
35. Figure out how to do freebies on my blog
36. Redesign my blog
37. Self host
38. Start a weekly blog series
39. Be more social in the blogging world!
40. Own my domain (Shewritesonpaper.com)

Friends/Family:

41. Send snail mail to a friend or family member every day for 2 weeks
42. Throw a fancy dinner party
43. Throw a cocktail party
44. Throw a holiday party
45. Throw a New Years Party
46. Have Friendsgiving
47.Send flowers to a friend just because
48. Buy my husband a “just because” gift
49. Cook my husband dinner and make dessert
50. Send my sister and cousins care packages
51. Have a fancy date night with my husband
52. Have a second dog
53. Have a baby
Home:

54. Finish decorating the apartment
55. Buy area rugs!
56. Buy a house
57. Have a herb garden
58. Buy canvases of favorite pics I’ve taken
59. Have a bar cart!
60. Have fresh flowers in a vase on my nightstand
61. Set up an emergency kit (earthquake,fire etc)

Learn:

62. Learn to cook
63. Learn how to change a tire
64. Take a watercolor class
65. Learn HTML and CSS
66. Take a surfing lesson
67. Make ice cream
68. Learn to do a perfect at home manicure
69. Learn about wine and how to pair it

Just for fun:

70. Go to a black tie event
71. Be part of a book club
72. Read 50 books
73. Buy and wear lipstick
74. Get a blowout
75. Find a group and start singing again
76. Go horseback riding
77. Attend a taping of a TV show
  78. Try 10 new bars/clubs
  79. Go to a red carpet event
80. See a movie in a theater
81. See Cirque du Soleil
82. Get a tattoo
83. Update my wardrobe with classic pieces
84. Go to the beach every day for a week (even if just to stick my feet in the water and run back to the apartment!)
85. Own a piano (I’ll settle for a keyboard for now!) and play again
  86. Start a tradition
  87. Save $10 for each goal completed
  88. Complete Project Life 2014

Travel:
89. Go to Catalina Island
90. Go to the Grand Canyon
91. Go to a vineyard for a tour
92. Visit Big Sur
93. Visit Chicago
94. Visit Japan

Because I have to:
95.Pay off student loans!!
96.Update my passport
97. Finish changing my credit cards to my married name (2 years+ later….)

For Others:
98. Donate blood
99. Pay 100% tip for good service
100. Pay the bill of someone behind me in line

And Finally:
  101. Make a new List!

 

Check out some other great lists at these blogs:

Midge In Manhattan
See Shel
Candles and Cocktails
Life Of Lizzie
A Wink and A Smile
Wanderlust and Coffee
Journey to the Land of Oz

If you create one of your own, tweet me the link, or leave a comment. I’d love to check them out!

Project Life – Week 2

Well last week was a doozy. In a good way. Pinky swear.

A friend of mine from high school came out to visit us. He’s got some preeeettty sweet connections  and managed to score us tickets to the Celtics/Clippers game on Wednesday night. The seats were something out of a dream sequence! We sat in the 6th row. Like 1 2 3 4 5 6! We were also right next to the entrance to the Celtics locker room which pretty much made me giddy. I bleed Boston, so any chance to see my home team play, and be that close to the action is a major win in my book!

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Before the game started we went in to LA Live to find a place to eat dinner. Since we are about as up to date with the Kardashians as Albert Einstein is, it wasn’t a huge surprise when we accidentally stumbled on the People’s Choice Awards Red Carpet… cue feeling SUPER awkward and wayyyyyy underdressed! We hurried around the crowd at warp speed and hid had dinner at Yardhouse.

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The next day my friend and I just walked on the beach and had lunch. It was nice and relaxing. On Friday we met up with another friend from high school, who is doing some pretty amazing things in the world of film. It was  really fun to catch up with him and hear all of his {really} crazy stories!

Saturday we packed in all of the touristy LA things we could! We hiked up to the Hollywood Sign, saw the Walk Of Fame, the Chinese Theater, and drove down Rodeo Drive.

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Chris dropped him off at the airport yesterday, and I spent the afternoon prepping my Project Life spread for the week.

Left side:

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Right side:

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The whole shebanggg:

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And some close ups:

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I found this adorable California printable over at Listgirl’s Blog.  I’ve been loving her layouts! They are busting at the seams with inspiration and scrapping goodness.

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You can’t really tell from the photo, but I have the dates for this week as an overlay on the top of the photo. This poor rose was just washed up on the beach. It was so lovely, but so sad at the same time.

I have been trying to make cohesive spreads, but I both weeks I’ve found myself dividing the spread in half. The left side tends to be the “what the heck happened this week” side, and the right side leans more towards my artsy/photog side. I really would like my spreads to start looking more like the right side, since that is way more my style. Granted, that would mean I need to drag my giant camera around with me everywhere… I’m gonna have pipes by the time I get to week 52!

I seriously need to work on the journaling part for next week. I feel like we’re going to look back at the pages, and have no idea what happened or what the heck the pictures are of, but as it was I ended up cutting out a TON of pictures (which conveniently ended up here.. see how that works?)

So there you have it! My week 2 spread. If you finished yours, please leave me a comment with the link so I can go check it out! I’m always hunting for inspiration!

Have a great week!

 

Coming Back From the Worst Day of My Life

I wrote about what is arguably the worst, yet most inspiring, day of my life on an old blog of mine. In preparation for today’s post, I went back and re-read it, only to realize that I don’t want to rehash all of the details again. It just still hurts.

I will give you the bare bones details though, since that day has become such a huge part of who I am.

I am a runner. I have been running since I was in high school. Sometimes I run more than others, and now is one of those times.

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I am a Masshole through and through. Sweet Caroline, Dirty Water, and Shipping Up To Boston are my theme songs.

Marathon Monday is my second Christmas. The only year I didn’t watch the Boston Marathon was the year I ran it (2009). For the past 4 years I have stood at the same spot on Boylston Street at Mile 26 to watch as my heroes run by me, and this past year, April 15, 2013, was no exception.

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Looking away from the finish line.

My first instinct is still to take off sprinting when I hear loud noises. I still have nightmares -weekly- about the bombs going off. I will ALWAYS tense up when I hear sirens. And that break in my heart will never fully heal.

I was one of the luckiest. I was on the opposite side of the street, and less than half a block from the second explosion. I sprinted with everyone else to the Charles River – just to get away.

Ever since that day, I have run with more passion and determination than I have ever run with before. The move to California this fall, and being unable to secure a charity number, made it impossible for me to be in Boston on my second Christmas this year. Instead, I will be running the LA Marathon with “For Boston” on my bib on March 9th, followed a week later by running the first stage of the One Run For Boston – a 3300 mile relay from Santa Monica to Boston – on March 16th.

**Shameless self promotion: Please take a peek at my runner profile. My goal is to raise $250 for the One Fund, every little bit helps and goes to the victims of the Marathon bombings**

So, how’s that training for the LA Marathon going? Pretty darn well, I’d say!

I’m using the training plan from Marathon Rookie, and running a combination of trails, roads, and track workouts. Mixing up the surfaces I’ve run on has been amazing both mentally and physically, and I can seriously see a difference in my times.

Anyone can run a marathon. All it takes is the ability to make a plan and stick to it. Let me change that up a bit. All it takes is the ability to make a million plans that fall under one big plan. Like this:

Marathon Plan:
Follow 16 week Marathon Training Plan and complete the LA Marathon
Week 1: Run 3 miles x2, 4 miles x1, 5 miles x1
5 Miles plan: Keep 8:40 pace, rehydrate at mile 3, stretch before and after

So really, it’s like a tree of plans with all the branches connecting back to the trunk.

I’ve also found that being more flexible with my running plan has helped a LOT. I tend to be someone who fails miserably at getting things done on specific days (which is why I am in complete AWE that this blog is still going!) so I told myself that I just have to get my runs in during the week, but it doesn’t matter which days. This gives me the ability to not feel guilty if I miss a run, and lets me run based on how I am physically that day. Some days you just don’t feel up to an 8 mile run, so with my way of doing it, I can swap my 8 mile run for a 4 mile run, and that way I don’t skip running altogether.

I keep up with my training in my planner like this:

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I check off the box after the run, which gives me an instant sense of accomplishment. The color I check the box off with means nothing more than that was the pen I had handy at the time 🙂

I have a few things that I take with me when I run that I cannot live without:

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1. My running shoes. Duh. 🙂
2. My Garmin. I have the Garmin Forerunner 110. Chris got it for me for my birthday last year when my beloved Garmin 305 finally died. It’s perfect for me since it’s pretty minimal in what it can do. I can see my time, pace, and distance. That’s all I need!
3. GU! I can’t run more than 7 miles without it. I love the GU Chomps (pictured behind the GU) since they are easier for me to eat on the run, and I can eat a few at a time.
4. My Christmas present from Chris this year – an iPod Nano and Jaybird Bluetooth headphones (you can kind of see them wrapped around the ipod). This is the BEST thing ever. No more cords to tuck away and hide! The headphones sync via bluetooth to the ipod, and off I go! I download audiobooks from my library on to my ipod for longer runs (like that 16 miler I did last weekend) and music for my shorter runs to help me run at a faster pace.
5. My custom Oakleys. Chris got me these the year I ran the Boston Marathon. I am kind of obsessed with the color pink, so he customized them to be pink and white, and my name is etched in the lens. Now that I’m running in California, I use them ever single day.

Ok- 2 things I noticed when I was making this list: first, most of my gear is from Chris over the years, and second, I need to add sunscreen to that list. ASAP.

So there you have it. The story of my running, the things I can’t live without, and my plan for running success. Feel free to shoot any questions about running my way – I’m no pro, but I’ve definitely run a race or two! Thanks for hanging out for such a long winded, and (for me) emotional, post – I’ll see you back here on Friday!

Grab a Hardhat and Bring Some Wine.

So I spent last night putting together my first week of Project Life, and I have to say – it went WAY better than I was expecting. I was thinking it was going to end up a little more – me on the floor, surrounded by paper scraps, no idea of what I was doing, and wine. Lots of wine. And probably a few screeches of frustration followed by tears. I desperately wanted it to look perfect like some of the ones I’ve seen on Pinterest, but I made myself kick back, relax, and enjoy the process.  It ended up being me sitting on the couch, watching TV with Chris, a few paper scraps on the coffee table, and a beer. Better than expected – except for the wine part. I forgot to buy it at the store.

While it may not be perfect, it ended up being perfect for us, and I’m pretty darn happy with it.

Left Side:

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Right Side:

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And the whole shebang:

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I made the “Week one” card in PSE 10. I’m planning to do the same card, in the same spot every week. We walked down to the beach on New Years Day – it was Chris’ first time actually at the water (which is INSANE. We live a block away!!) so we took a picture (or 3) to commemorate.

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My “hello twentyfourteen” card was made using this freebie from the amazingly talented Caylee Grey. I pretty much stalk her blog. I downloaded the freebie, and then layered it on top of one of my own photos in PSE. Then I changed the font color to white, and decreased the opacity to make it seem more see-through. I LOVE how it turned out – huge thanks to Caylee for the freebie! The bottom right picture is Chris’ “pic of the week”. You should have seen him chasing the seagull down the beach to get this shot.. it was…. something. Yeah. That’s it. It was something 🙂

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And just a few more closeups of the spread:

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So a successful completion of Week 1. No frustrated screeches, no tears. (and no wine… I’ll have to fix that for next week.)

 

Nexxxtttt up on the docket:
I’m under construction! I’ve decided to change things up on the blog to make it more my own, and less standard WordPress Theme. Things are gonna be bumpy for a while – so grab a hardhat and some eye protection – but please hang in there! I’m not really sure where this is going to end up, or how long it’s going to take, which is completely typical for me. I appreciate you hanging out with me during construction though! (and if you have any hints, links, or videos on how to do just about anything web design, leave some love in the comment section!)

Ah! one last announcement: I just added a Bloglovin’ button over on the left side of my blog.
Give it a click, and you can get every absurd, coffee fueled update that I decided to throw up on here!

Have a great day!

A Bookcase Full of Memories

One night a few summers ago, my husband and I were down visiting his parents in New York. We were all enjoying a relaxing evening sitting around in the living room talking and sharing stories. His parents started re-telling a story about a botched attempt to bring a couch to the basement – which ended up with the couch going through the basement wall at the bottom of the stairs, of course – and she had a picture of it that she wanted to show me (because everyone should take a picture of a couch stuck in a wall. True story). She took me over to a bookcase, and I would be lying if I said that no one in the room heard my jaw hit the floor.

On the shelves of that bookcase were over 25 YEARS worth of photo albums. We spent the rest of the evening thumbing through page after page of memories, everything from when my in-laws starting dating, to my sister-in-law as an infant, all the way up to my husband and my wedding.  Every major life event was carefully, and lovingly, curated in these albums. It was then that I decided that I wanted to have my own bookcase full of memories some day.

The only teeeeenny tiny little problem? I’m pretty notorious for deciding to start a project, and then never, ever, ever finishing it.

Like last year, for example. I decided I was going to start Project Life on January 1st – I was finally going to stop being lazy, and get all those pictures off of my computer (where they tend to go to die – seriously, once I upload them, that’s usually the end of the road), and into a Project Life binder. I wanted to use the Seafoam Edition from Elise Blaha Cripe. It was gorgeous, and I was super obsessed, so, clearly, that meant it was out of stock on Amazon. And everywhere else for that matter. I had gotten a few gift cards from Amazon that Christmas and was determined to use them for Project Life, and Project Life only. I started to stalk Amazon. At least twice a day I would log on to the Becky Higgins website and see if it was available yet. When it FINALLY came back in stock, I immediately bought the core kit, and the binder and warp speed. It arrived on my doorstep and I opened every single package, and sat looking through all of the cards in the core kit for hours – imagining how I was going to create this amazing work of art.

Fast forward a week, and then a month, and now a YEAR later, and that binder has been sitting empty.

Like ghost town empty, complete with tumbleweeds.

I re-committed this year to starting – and finishing – Project Life. I broke out my Seafoam edition binder and Core Kit, and I can assure you – they are still as perfect as when I sat stalking Amazon for all those hours last winter!

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I set the title page up the way the kit suggested – for now. I wanted to have a starting page to make me excited enough to want to continue, but I’m not forcing myself to keep it. Chris and I decided (he’s actually being really helpful about this – more on that in a bit) that I should wait and see which pictures really describe our year, and then use those for the title page. No need to tattoo it on my rear-end yet, I’m open to change!

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I took the bottom right corner card and added “2014” in the white stripes. Just wanted to jaazzzz it up a little!

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I also decided to add an insert that covered our first Christmas here in California. We stayed here, and were alone on Christmas day. I felt like it should have been sad because our family was all back on the East Coast, but we had an amazing day, and started some fun traditions that we want to keep going for years to come (cough-cookiesforbreakfast-cough)

Here’s the front of our Holiday Insert page:

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I included our Christmas card, a picture of Chris taking Zoe out for her morning walk in his Christmas PJ pants, our “family photo” Christmas morning, and a picture of our Christmas dinner. I also used this printable, and this one.

And the back side.

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I added a picture of a flower I took while we were out walking on Christmas Eve, our “Christmas breakfast” a few days later, a really pretty Christmas card, and a picture of Zoe and her new Zombie toy. I also used 2 of the cards from these printables to make a 4×6, and used one half of it as a journaling card to write down everything.

My plan for Project Life 2014 (because it’s always great to have a  plan – failing to plan is planning to fail!) is to keep it as simple as humanly possible. Knowing my track record, I feel like it’s best if this lazy bones over here doesn’t get overwhelmed.
I’m aiming for weekly spreads, mainly since I feel like too much happens in a month to only have monthly spreads.
I’m planning on VERY simple layouts – I refuse to go crazy with embellishments, both for cost factor and my sanity.
I’m going to maintain my journaling of daily and weekly happenings in my planner – picture to come later
And last but not least, I’m having Chris take 1 picture a week. I want to see things from his point of view as well – if for no other reason than he’s taller than me 🙂

My only supplies for this project so far is my Project Life Seafoam Core Kit and binder, the Design A pocket pages, a small variety pack of pocket pages, and my Pinterest board of free Project Life printables.

I’ve also been checking out the Creative Team’s blogs for inspiration – meet the team here.

Anyone else do Project Life and have any tips for a beginner? Leave some love in the comments section, and if you having a blog, leave the link, I’d love to see how you tackled your Project Life!