Project Life Tuesday ~ 13 September 11

Sorry the blog has been so quiet lately. The blog has been quiet but my life has not! Which is why I haven’t had a blog post – I’ve just been so busy!

But I am sharing my recent photos for Project Life Tuesday today. I haven’t taken many, but here are the ones from last week:


a rainy day walk with SuperMan and the pups


Lilly pads on the lake


Walking with the munchkins


Big Girl’s science project on cells


Big Girl learning to shoot the BB Gun with her grandpa.


We have been invaded – by birdies of all sorts – including hummingbirds!


Walking walking walking – that was my week – a great stress reliever.imgp3685

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Project Life Tuesday ~ 16 August

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Just a few shots today from our weekend adventures as I’ve already shared the back-to-school shots on the blog last week.

We took the girls to the science museum on Saturday.  Had a great time exploring all of the exhibits together.PL Template 8-13 2PL Template 8-13

That’s it for this week!

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Project Life Tuesday

This week, with it’s holiday on Monday, has my posting schedule a little off.

So, Project Life Tuesday is on Wednesday this week.

Recipes will be coming soon and who knows how I’ll end up the week.

We had an interesting and busy week last week – the last couple days of school, travel to my Mom’s, and some fun adventures while we were down there.

Let’s get this started,shall we?

Monday: “hookey day” and hanging out on the hammock. Little Bit’s fashion for the day.

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Tuesday: my office – conference calls from the hammock.  IMG_0403IMG_0401Wednesday: Taco Salad nightIMG_0400Thursday: Bread baking to take to Ammi & Pop PopIMG_0396


Friday: No picture – we were traveling

Saturday: Farmer’s MarketIMG_0408

Sunday: Swimming in the hot tub at Ammi’s houseIMG_0412

Monday: Little Bit lost another tooth!IMG_0417

And the girls love to make things with leftover “parts” from SuperMan’s side jobs.IMG_0413

What about you? did you take any pictures last week?

You can view more of my photo-a-day project over on It's a Beautiful Life.

Picture of the Day: Tough day at “the office”

One of the perks of working from home – conference calls from the hammock!


Project Life Tuesday



Thought I would share with you the Project Life pictures I’ve taken in the last week:

Sunday: My “other job”


Monday: My feet may be frozen, but they’re cute.


Tuesday: The Animal Jam game addict.

IMG_0027Wednesday: Ouch.

IMG_0030Thursday: My favorite snack is back in season!!

IMG_0031   Friday: My newest “toy”

IMG_0032 Saturday: Playing Wii

IMG_0037 How about you? Did you capture any everyday pictures last week?
I’m logging these daily on my other ‘photo only’ blog if you want to take a peek.

It’s a Beautiful Life

I think I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I’m doing Project Life again this year.


I just love this format and have actually moved away from doing any other type of scrapbooking. It’s just so easy and so quick and simple. 
I love being able to snap one picture a day and capture what’s going on without having to worry if I have enough to fill a 2 page spread, or enough journaling to warrant a scrapbook page. I love saving receipts, schoolwork, and other tidbits from life to include in there. (documenting the price of gas, anyone?)

And with my nifty new toy, ahem, phone, I have this really cool application I’m using: Project365. I can snap my picture with the camera on the phone, add it to the app and have a little snippet of journaling to go with the photo.  I’ve even added to that by pushing the photos up to the web so I can share with others. (I bought the Pro version, by the way)

And, when I have time, I can go back, print the photos, put them in the Project Life album add the journaling and I’m done!

So cool.

I want to share my photos with you guys, too.  But I didn’t want to overwhelm my blog here with the photo-a-day posts. So, I set up a photo-only blog over here.


So, anyway, if you want to subscribe to that photo-a-day blog you can.  Or, you can just check occasionally.  I think it would be fun to see other people’s ideas for their photo-a-day projects.  Some days I have tons of ideas, others, I’m struggling with coming up with an idea for ONE photo!!

You can find the link to the blog up in the top right corner of this blog.

Of course, there are some great websites with some ideas: Capture Your 365 is one. I like that she sends daily emails to remind you, although I’ve not used any of her ideas yet.

Becky Higgins’ Facebook page has some great photo-a-day ideas, too. I sat down last night and went through all of hers and jotted them down in a notebook (my lovely little moleskine) that I can carry around to give me inspiration when I need it.

What about you?

Are you doing a photo-a-day project?

What do you do with your pictures? 

Share! Share! I’d love to hear some of your ideas…

Freaking out… just a little

I’m having some surgery on Thursday… nothing serious… just making myself healthier.  But, I’m freaking out just a little at the whole idea. It’s a lot to organize – knowing you are going to be out of the house for a few days and out of circulation for a few more after that.  I don’t know what is freaking me more – the surgery itself, or the logistics of all the things going on around here that have to keep going even if I’m not here to do them.

So, with all that said, I may (or may not) be somewhat sporadic in my blog posts over the next week or so.  Bear with me. I am coming back, I promise.

Ok, enough with all that –


Here are some Project Life pictures for the past week:

Feb12-19 Project LifeWant to see more Project Life pictures? Check out the Mom Creative for more Project Life Tuesday posts.

I promised circus pictures, but I have over a hundred to sort through before I do that. Maybe tomorrow.

Oh, and if you have read this far I have two more things:

1. Thank you. Thank you for reading my blog entries, for commenting, and for caring enough to come back and see what I have to say each day.

2. I wanted to know: what do you like most about my entries? What type do you like the best? The scrapbook layouts, pages,templates? Stories about my family adventures? Random observations about parenting? None of the above?  Let me know! I’d really like to hear from you.

Project Life Tuesday (er, Wednesday)

I hope that you enjoyed Kate’s guest post yesterday – and visiting a few new blogs as well! I had great fun hosting Kate and posting on Helen’s blog. We are hoping to do that on a monthly basis, so you’ll be hearing more from those ladies in the future. Let me know what you thought of the swap in the comments. I’d love to hear your impressions!

Here’s my Project Life post – a day late but better late than never:

Jan-29---Feb-5And the pages are in-progress as well:


I am already working on this week’s pages – I went ahead and printed the pictures I had so far and stuck them in the pages.


You may notice that this week I used a white border on my pictures. I think I like it better than the rounded corners of the week before. I think it sets the pictures off a little.

What do you think?

My Project Life

I’m starting my Project Life this weekend. I am looking forward to sitting down and putting the book together and getting my first few weeks of pictures in the pages.  I am determined that this year I will stay more caught up than last year.  So, I am hoping that I can sit down at least once a week (or once every two weeks) and get the pictures printed and the journaling done.

I thought I would share some of the pictures I’ve taken the last two weeks – they aren’t terribly exciting because we’ve had strep running amok in our house for the past few weeks.  But that is part of what this project is about, right? Capturing everyday life in all it’s nuances. From the exciting to the mundane.

So, here are some of the shots:


Oh, and here is a great link to an article I read about making your Project Life/365 successful. Great ideas.