We are at that time of year once again to embrace the REAL everyday life that we live. I am once again going to join in with the creator of "week in the life" Ali Edwards to stop and take on that capturing part of out lives, although I have done this project many times in the past 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 I feel like it's new again each year!
Ali had an amazing post on her site explaining the whole point of WITL and why one should try it and what it is for & what it is not. Funny I have seen exactly what she is talking about in the past and I've even had moments of feeling like I was "doing it wrong" NO it's not like that ... simply, just keep a conscious mind of what you are doing right NOW in this time of the year this time of your life and document it.
This year I plan on having more of a conscious mind and try to see, hear, and feel each day as it goes along ... I want to really pay attention to my families habbits as they are right now today. I want to pay attention to all the little things that I am using and why? Maybe I want to be a fly on the wall of my own home and see what makes us, us.
Tackling the album part this year VS. past years ... I found an adorable album at micheals craft store the other day and it's the Heidi Swapp 6x8 album I knew it was the right fit for this years book and so let the prep time begin!
When I found this album knowing that WITL was perfect fit, I also knew that painting it all white ( except strips ) was going to happen & a little title on the front to make it complete. This album came with those pocket protectors and because Ava wanted her own Heidi Swapp album I bought two and got her pockets as well. It worked out perfect for the two of us.
This album is a horizontal 6x8 and that is something new for me & I can't wait to start the documenting part to see this album really come to life and hold our story of RIGHT NOW. I used a plain brush and Acrylic paint ( same one I paint my PL dividers with ) and it turned out great more on the cover soon.
Again I am super excited to take on this project like many of you, there are so many ways you could do WITL within PL or on it's own go check out Ali Edwards site to get you inspired even more and to purchase the templates that go along with the project.
Happy Friday & have a great weekend!!