Completed album: Week in the Life 2014

I feel like I need to do a victory lap!! Last week I finished my Week in the Life 2014 album. Not only is this my first completed memory keeping project for 2014, but it’s my only completed WitL album (I recorded stories for WitL 2011 and they’re still on my harddrive).

Kristin’s prep post is what inspired me to do the project at all (and grab the kit). I’m not really a kit kind of girl (there’s a ton of product from this kit that I didn’t use)

That said, I almost certainly would not have completed it if I had not bought the kit from Ali Edwards — partly because I then had all the supplies, but also as an accountability thing. Couldn’t let that money go to waste, right?

(note: all credit and trademark for the project belongs to Ali Edwards. Totally her idea. She’s brilliant)

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Here is a look at my Week in the Life 2014 album. Not all the pages. Maybe not even most of them. But plenty to give you an idea of what the book looks like!

I got the gold album, and painted the chipboard numbers gold (Andrew loves gold). I don’t think I did anything too fancy that would require explanation but be sure to leave a comment if there are any questions.

Cover pocket page 100% inspired by stolen from Annette Haring.

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My WitL Pinterest board is here — if you have blogged about your completed WitL leave a link in the comments! I’d love to see.


Next week: Week in the Life 2013

Ali Edwards’ annual memory keeping exercise starts Monday

A seven-day documentary project, Week In The Life is an annual opportunity to capture the simple everyday details of your life with photos and words. The albums I’ve created using the basics outlined below are some of my most treasured in that they are wonderfully true representations of my family’s life at a particular point in time. From the mundane to the profound, it’s those simple little everyday moments that I treasure most.

Mark your calendar for September 9th through September 15th. More details to come or you can spend some time checking out posts from previous years (with tons of details, images and process information) here. You can grab Ali’s Daily Pages free download here.

I participated 2 years ago (July 2011) and am excited to do it again this week.

It will be interesting to see how the full week of documentation differs from our monthly Day in the Life exercises. Honestly, I don’t have a whole lot planned, so I imagine my week will include a lot of photos of sleeping cats and me working on the computer.

My plan is to put it all together in a Blurb book, but since I still haven’t finished 2011’s book, don’t count on seeing this one any time soon :)

Will you be joining us?