project life 2013 : weeks 1 – 2

January 28, 2013

It’s my first spread of the year and I’m loving it.


I printed the photos for these weeks before I had really decided how I want to process and edit them going forward. I wasn’t sure that they would work with my vision but I think they did fine. It really helps to keep within the same color palate – I’m trying to lean heavily on the core kit to keep things looking cohesive and to simplify things for myself. If you ever wonder where I got a specific supply please ask! I don’t plan to share all the details in each post but I will gladly tell you if you want to know.


Week 1:

We spent most of New Years’ day at our good friend’s house out of town. The rest of the week was work, work, work and just survive. We celebrated David’s birthday and watched the Texans in the playoffs. I started playing this Hobbit game on the iPhone.


This QR code links to a video of Meredith playing throw the ball with my friend’s husband. She was laughing the whole time.


Yay for date nights!


Week 2:

We celebrated my nephew’s third birthday at Chuck E. Cheese. Work eased up and we got back into routine. I chose my quilt size and design, finished The Passage, and did really well with family dinners (there was one dud meal though).



I’m going to try to streamline my note-taking for this project. I always work behind so notes are essential. I feel like I’m hitting the high points but not quite telling all the stories. I have some ideas and I’ll let you know what I come up with!

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Comments on project life 2013 : weeks 1 – 2

  1. 1

    From Trish:

    My first thought is A BED? I’m still dreading Elle being in a big girl bed and plan to keep her in the crib until college (or until we need for another baby). But I guess we can’t always go by “when mama is ready” huh?

    My second thought is Flying Geese!

    My third thought is wow–I really need to get moving on mine. I finished week 1, have all my pictures in for week 2 and some for week 3 but kinda suck at the actual journaling part. I can see how the core kit would make it much easier but I’m stubborn and want to use up my copious stacks of paper.

  2. 2

    From kapachino:

    Let me clarify about the bed! Meredith doesn’t actually sleep in it – she sleeps in our bed & always has. Her crib was just wasted space & now we sit in it to read and play. I’m trying to get her used to it so we can move her, but it might be awhile yet.

    Yay for flying geese! Next step, fabric!

    Don’t worry about being behind, just take good notes, keep your photos organized, and it’ll be easy to get caught up! I’m always behind and it’s really no problem.

  3. 3

    From Nora:

    A solid week of meal planning is most definitely a coup! Way to go :) Love the look and design of it so far.

  4. 4

    From kapachino:

    Thanks Nora! I’m pretty proud of the family dinners, although frequently Meredith spoils them due to fussiness but it’s still a huge improvement from where I was!

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