Project Life 2012 | Week 14

The week started out wonderfully with family visiting. We watched/listened to/bingoed/slept through General Conference. We wish they could have stayed longer.

I’ve been trying out a new system. We clean + play, clean + play, until lunch time. After lunch we put the little man down for a nap and the girl watches princess movies while I work/take classes until the boys get home and then we do homework and fix dinner. It’s been going pretty well. Life feels a lot less chaotic and that was the whole point, but I’m also feeling like I’ve got too many things and not enough time. Going to have to figure out how to be more efficient. Or something. That might involve down-sizing.

With our new system it has become obvious to the girl that my most favorite thing to do is play with her and she is now holding it over my head. “If you don’t boil me some eggs I won’t play tag with you anymore.” Well, okay then!

Every other year the elementary school puts on a spirit festival/program. It’s always great because the kids are involved, but it’s also very very long. Makes it really hard to enjoy. We went out for ice cream afterward. Good compromise.

We took another day trip to Baker. The boys had rowing lessons and did really well. Until it was time to come back in. They just couldn’t beat the current. Dad to the rescue.

Products Used:

Splendid Fiins | 3×4 Calendar Cards

Queen of Quirk | Zebra Notes [fade out] ]

Quote Source:

Wedding Chicks | Sunday’s Chalkboard

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Project life is a system created by Becky Higgins to help simplify how you document life and preserve memories.  It’s a reminder to celebrate the little things.  It can be anything you want it to be.Project Life has a beautifully simple format that is do-able. It has made all the difference for me. You can find out more about Project Life here.  You can see more of my Project Life posts here. The page template I’m using is a modified version of Marcy Penner’s Project Life Planner. Ask. I would be happy to share.

Project Life 2012 | Week 13

Quite the busy week this week. The super duper husband has decided that we need to invite people over more often [and he’s right], so he randomly called up this really great family in our ward two hours before dinner. Luckily, they hadn’t started their own dinner yet. They have the sweetest little twin boys. We all just love them. Unfortunately, my boys are probably a bit on the wild side for the parents liking. Teaching them bad behaviors. Especially on a Sunday. Sheesh. Maybe it’s just the difference between what is essentially a first child parenting style/theory and a forth child parenting style/theory/laziness. It was loads of fun and the twins went home in just their diapers with their soaked clothes in a bag. I loved it.

The Miles family got together for a picnic + Easter egg hunt at Red Cliffs. The kids really enjoyed it. They love chasing around with their cousins. We love having them around. The oldest brother and his family stayed the night with us. We had a second egg hunt. This time late at night [I’m thinking it was around midnight, but I could be crazy]. We did the glow stick inside the egg thing. It was actually really cool. Highly recommended. We also had a really late dinner at Applebee’s which, surprisingly, didn’t go too badly. All in all, it was a super fun weekend for all. And I got a new shower curtain [something that I think is very exciting because it’s nice and clean and I didn’t have to scrub at all]. Bonus!

That oldest boy of ours was in his second ever Pinewood Derby. His brother [who turns eight in just a few weeks + will join the scouting program] was really bummed that he didn’t get to participate [though he did try his darnedest to talk them into letting him]. I think missing it by such a close margin made it even harder to bear. Poor kid.

The car was designed by the boy, cut out by the dad, sanded by both, painted by the boy, sanded again  [to get rid of the puddles + runs], then touch-up painted by the dad. They actually worked together really well. I’m glad it was a joint effort.

Great week.

ps. Jessica Sprague is searching for new Creative Team members. Join us! It’s so much fun!

Project Life | Week 12

I am completely lacking in words today. I apologize. In spite of a lovely text I received on Sunday night encouraging me to pull this together, I’ve struggled with it [though I did get all of the photos uploaded to the computer and my favorites chosen on Sunday night… the text wasn’t a complete waste of energy. Thanks for that Becky]!

Basically this week consisted of:

  • A boy who has re-discovered a desire to collect Pokemon cards and was very interested in doing all his work so he would be eligible to work for money. That’s always nice.
  • Passing the Mom & Me journals back and forth. Love that.
  • Nice weather and a mended fence means the littles can play outside more, with less supervision. Only that also means more snacks + treats on the sly.
  • Running away from the piles of laundry on a Saturday afternoon to a picnic made the week. Awesome.
Products Used:
Queen of Quirk | Cirque Du Ciel Paper + Elements
Queen of Quirk | Zebra Notes [fade out] 
Jenni Bowlin Studio | Vintage Journal Cards [general]

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Project life is a system created by Becky Higgins to help simplify how you document life and preserve memories.  It’s a reminder to celebrate the little things.  It can be anything you want it to be.Project Life has a beautifully simple format that is do-able. It has made all the difference for me. You can find out more about Project Life here.  You can see more of my Project Life posts here. The page template I’m using is a modified version of Marcy Penner’s Project Life Planner. Ask. I would be happy to share.

Project Life 2012 | Week 11

Hey, will someone give me a call on Monday morning [or even Sunday evening] and tell me that whatever I’m doing needs to be put aside so I can work on Project Life? Please? This last minute stuff is becoming somewhat of a problem for me. The super-duper husband says, “is it something that you really need to stress about?” I say, it’s not so much that I’m stressing about the deadline, it more that I really want to do this for me + for us, and I know that if I don’t get it done this week it will be easy to say, “no biggie,” next week. I’m not willing to start that kind of procrastination yet. I’m feeling like this is the only thing I have a handle on these days…

And on a different note, I’ve been getting some feedback [which I’m very grateful for by the way. Feedback is always good] that it’s hard to see the photos/read the journaling even on the larger image when it’s clicked. So here you go. Let me know if it’s better [I can’t tell – my screen is very large].

Spring Break. That super-duper husband of mine took a few days off and put together/painted my table. Yay! Just a couple more coats of paint and we’re in business. The project was going really well until we tried to attach the top to the frame/legs. That’s when he said, “I knew this was going too well.” Oops. Should have measured twice. And then twice again. At least both sides match now [but don’t tell him I said that ;)].

The kids played with the neighbor’s grandkids who came to stay for a few days. We went to the airshow. That was the highlight of the week.

Every time I think of air shows I think of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Everyone standing around looking up with their mouths open. That’s exactly what this was like, only there was a lot more than 200 people. A lot more. It was a blast though. The girlie made a new friend. She was enchanted watching the guys making the fresh squeezed lemonade and while the boys were checking out the toys at the next booth she was chatting up the lemonade makers. One of them pulled a pin out of his pocket [it was obvious he didn’t give them to just anyone] and pinned it on her shirt. It said, “My heroes wear uniforms.” Pretty cool. After that she kept telling me she wanted to buy some “lemon.” I kind of have a rule against spending $4 on a cup of lemonade, but it we had given the boys some money and she wanted lemon instead of a toy, so I let her buy some. It was fantastic. I am not kidding. What a dumb rule. Anybody know where I can buy some more $4 lemonade?

Here’s another rule: never go anywhere without your camera. You never know when you’ll have to show the volunteer people at the airshow a photo of your girlie who is missing. And it will it will work out just perfectly that as soon as they see the photo they will look up and see the girl. Crisis averted. Of course she was talking up the pretzel guys. Of course.

This week also consisted of a super-duper helpful husband, fabulous grilled trout, Creamies, and a couple of goofy late night movies.

 

Project Life 2012 | Week 10

[To view larger + read journaling click the image. I saved it pretty large so you should be able to zoom in even more from there]

Wow! 10 whole weeks. So incredibly proud of myself. I hit kind of a wall today with this one. Didn’t want to put it together at all. It felt too big. Too hard. I’m going to have to start working on it more throughout the week again. I started out that way, but have since been leaving it for late Monday nights. Very late. It’s not good.

Products used:

Splendid Fiins | 3 x 4 Calendar Cards & 3 x 4 Love Journaling Cards

The goal cards are from my March Forth challenge post. You can get the free down load here. And speaking of March Forth… How did you do on your EVERYDAY goals? It’s time for a little accountability here! Let me know if you rocked it. I’ve got a little surprise for you…

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Project life is a system created by Becky Higgins to help simplify how you document life and preserve memories.  It’s a reminder to celebrate the little things.  It can be anything you want it to be.Project Life has a beautifully simple format that is do-able. It has made all the difference for me. You can find out more about Project Life here.  You can see more of my Project Life posts here. The page template I’m using is a modified version of Marcy Penner’s Project Life Planner. Ask. I would be happy to share.

Project Life 2012 | Week 9

[click image to view larger + read journaling]

Products used:

Queen of Quirk | Zebra Notes – Fade Out

Queen of Quirk / Paislee Press | You Are Here Full Kit

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Project life is a system created by Becky Higgins to help simplify how you document life and preserve memories.  It’s a reminder to celebrate the little things.  It can be anything you want it to be. Project Life has a beautifully simple format that is do-able. It has made all the difference for me. You can find out more about Project Life here.  You can see more of my Project Life posts here. The page template I’m using is a modified version of Marcy Penner’s Project Life Planner. Ask. I would be happy to share.

Project Life 2012 | Week 8

This was the week of GO. In 50 different directions. All at the same time. And that’s why the art print Mango Season V2 by Brittany Jackson is perfect. Really perfect. And I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I can’t get over how sweet and generous some people are for letting me use these images. Images that they are selling every other day of the week. I am really enjoying having an inspiration image + colors. Most weeks have an over all feel to them [at least so far they have] and the images have helped me get something cohesive out of a whole lot of random.

ps. As I am typing here there is a tiny man on my lap. He is pointing at the photos saying, “Ball! Ball!” If it’s not apparent from the photos, the kid can’t get enough.

pps. This has been a very element light week, even for me, but I did use a few: Queen of Quirk + Paislee Press | You Are Here Kit.

ppps. Brittany’s Etsy shop is called Puffed Peonies. Check it out!

Project Life | Week 7

I’ve been trying to master the pen tablet. Getting closer. Good enough to implement my handwriting a bit more. Whoot!

So, lots of photos this week 🙂 . And lots of notes there at the bottom [since I used up all my space for photos]. Not sure how to situate all of this. Do I pare down on the photos or go with the notes at the bottom as I’ve done here? It’s a toss up for me. Any thoughts?

As always, click the image to see it larger + thus be able to read the notes and get a better look at the cute little [and not so little] people in my life.

Products used: Splendid Fiins | Love It Journal Cards [including the color inspiration image].

ps. The giveaway for the Ruffled Table Runner will be open until Monday, Feb. 27th [details here].

Project Life | Week 6

 

Life got a little crazy there for a minute, what with Valentine’s Day and a birthday and a funeral, but here it is! Yay! Triple arm pump. 🙂

 

Project Life | Week 5

Whoot! Happy dance! I don’t think cheering myself on and patting myself on the back for another completed week is ever going to get old…

Products used:  Cosmo Cricket | Get Happy Paper + Elements

Please note: I have a problem. It’s called making things harder than they need to be. For example, the paper and elements from Cosmo Cricket are awesome. Really awesome. And they perfectly conveyed the chaos that was life this week. But I have to unpick everything and do it over again. In the digital world this is known as extracting. And that’s what I did. So, when you click the links and start wondering, “Um, where in the heck are the products she used?” They are there. Hidden, but there. I promise.

And how about that poster there in the bottom right hand corner? Want to see it up close? Thought you might… I’ll post it tomorrow 😉