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preparing for project life.

Project-life-logoI have been extremely slacking in the scrapbooking area and wanted to find a way to jumpstart my creativity as well as document my life. I hope to do this with Project Life by Becky Higgins. I took advantage of the Black Friday deal and purchased the Amber Edition, page protectors, and albums at I cannot wait to start this project. Last year was a blur and barely documented what happened with me, good or bad. I want to put down more memories on paper. I want to remember my life.

One thing that I struggle with is what to document. I don't have my own children and am finding it difficult to scrapbook my mundane life. I work a lot and struggle to find balance. I want to document about my relationship with my husband, my siblings, my parents. I want to document everyday boring chores like dishes and laundry. I want to create more. I want to document my faith, the importance of my church choir, the church community that I serve. I want to doument celebrations, parties, birthdays, anniversaries. I want to take more photos and not worry about what they look like. I will be using my iPhone camera more. I need to do more fun things and not be defined by my work. Project Life is one of those fun things. I hope. :)

How will I do this while working 40-50 hours a week?

  1. Take more photos and document when those photos were taken.
  2. Designate a spot on my craft table for Project Life.
  3. Keep all Project Life supplies together.
  4. Stalk blogs and Pinterest for ideas.
  5. Print photos straight from my iPhone.
  6. Blog more.


Are you currently participating in Project LIfe? Will you be continuing it in 2012?



black friday haul.

Usually, you couldn't pay me to go shopping on Black Friday. I had a traumatic experience years ago trying to purchase poinsettias at Joann's after working a 12-hour night shift. I told myself that I would never do that again. I would rather poke myself in the eye with a paper piercer. But I went with my mom and my sister and it actually wasn't too bad. There were tons of supplies and barely any shoppers. Score! Lots of deals and an extra 25% off coupon. Holy moly. I saved over $200! Take a look at the evidence. :)

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