Project Life: Squeezing it all in

Happy Thursday. I was a little behind getting my Project Life pages done this week. When I was “suppose” to be putting my pages together on Sunday night, I was at Disneyland with my family. Then after getting back from California, I had a huge work deadline to meet. Finally, last night I had some time to sit down and work on my pages for Week Three.

As I looked over my photos and notes I had a single thought: how in the heck am I going to fit it all in? Week three was a big one for us. I spent the first few days of the week in Denmark and then as soon I got home we left for a surprise vacation. I took lots of photos, close to a zillion. We did all sorts of fun things (45 rides and attractions; lots of yummy meals including one with all the Disney Princesses; hotel sleepovers; swimming in the So Cal sunshine, etc.). It was a pretty epic week.

There was no way I was going to be able to get “everything” into a two-page spread. So guess what? I didn’t even try. I added the highlights and I’m going to put most of the photos and memories from our trip into their very own photos book. That takes a huge amount of pressure off me … instead of having to pick the “perfect” photos and the “perfect” stories, I  just picked the some of my favorites and called it good.

I try to remind myself that my Project Life pages aren’t the only way I document my life and my family’s life. And if I miss something, it’s okay. This was a week I had to repeat this idea over and over again. Otherwise, I’d never finish my pages. And since I was already falling behind (we’re already half way into Week 4), I just needed to get my pages done and move on. Ever feel the same way?

Okay. So enough of my rambling. Here are my pages for Week 3, Jan. 13-19:




Twice a month (2nd and 4th Wednesdays) I blog about Project Life and what works for me over at the Two Peas in a Bucket Digital blog. Check out this week’s installment here.

Are you doing Project Life in 2013? Is this your first time? How have you prepared? If you’re a veteran, any advice? This week I linked up with The Mom Creative, a site filled with great Project Life inspiration.

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4 Responses to Project Life: Squeezing it all in

  1. Lyxa says:

    I love your color choice! Looks like you had a great week. I like the picture of your two little ones – so sweet!

    Kind regards from Germany,

  2. Sandra says:

    I love your advice for Project Life. I’m a first timer this year and I’m trying not to get stressed over it. Your reminder that its only one way of memory keeping is so true

  3. Letia says:

    I LOVE your style!!

    I can’t figure out how to digitally do the 6 mini pictures in a the rectangle. Did you purchase those templates?

    I know how to create my own template and use clipping masks but I can’t get my corners rounded enough….love an explanation or place to buy templates.

  4. Your pages are so inspirational.
    I’m a first timer at Project Life and loving it too. I’ve just caught up and I’m loving your freebies that you posted last year. They have been great additional to my pages.

    Thank You x

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