#ProjectLife week 15 #baseball #friends #playgroundfun

Week 15…..opening weekend for baseball, playing on playground, fun quotes, mouse trap, busy week

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Braxton’s 1st handwritten note, phonetically correct , too cute. He was so worried that I would forget to bring his toys to karate.

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Let’s Rock This Baby Out…..

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Bottom right picture is Braxton’s self made mouse trap. He was going to sit there until mouse ran out to eat then capture it with the bucket. So incredibly sweet especially since he knows how much Mommy dislikes those furry little creatures.

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My girl Jill came to visit. She is always there with a smiling face and words of encouragement. We help support each other through daily life challenges.

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Have I said lately how much I love this project and capturing our memories!

#ProjectLife Celebratory Blog Hop: 25% done

I started Project Life in 2012. I was so focused on trying to make it like other Project Lifers creative pages that I forgot what my purpose was: TO CAPTURE THE MOMENTS IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.

When I was trying to decide whether or not to do Project Life in 2013, I needed to make a change to simplify this year. Here are my Five Survival Tips:

1. Organize supplies so they are easy to find. Project Life kits, tape, pens, embellishments such as date stamp, rub on letters, days of the week stickers, letter stickers, washi tape, etc.

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2. Identify tools that you can use to capture your week:
– iPhone camera, Digital camera, iPad
– Voice Notes on iPhone or iPad to capture stories
– Instagram to dress up photos
– notes on iPhone or iPad to capture things I want to say during the week
– location to store memorabilia throughout the week. Mine is on top of my Project Life basket.

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3. Know your Purpose! Project Life is whatever you want it to be: creative outlet, photography display, or story telling of your daily life. This year my purpose is to TELL the stories. I am not worried about keeping up with the latest creativity trends. I am using the supplies I have and focusing on capturing the story.

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4. Keep it Simple. Simplicity with this project has allowed me to keep up this year and enjoy the process more. One key way I have simplified the process over last year was to use the Design A and Design I protectors only. This enables me to quickly select the pictures and journaling cards needed for my page layouts.

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5. Plan for the week: try to develop some consistency with when you work on your album. If you develop some habits early on, it will help you update your album weekly. My process is to upload pictures on Sunday night to my favorite photo lab near work. Then depending on my schedule, I pickup either Monday or Tuesday. I add the photos to my album then work on my journaling cards. My goal each week is to to get layout completed by Wednesday night.

This is truly one of the most meaningful ways I have ever used to scrapbook our lives. I am enjoying the process, the moments, the ease of use, and the end result. By simplifying it, I am able to keep up each week while having two little boys at my feet.

Capture. Purpose. Simplify. Enjoy.

Please check out the next blog hop participant (blog hop goes live April 12 at 4am PST)
Emily http://mrscraftyadams.blogspot.com

Here are the rest of the participants in this Celebratory Blog Hop – enjoy!!!!

Margie. http://xnomads.typepad.com

Maya http://mayadahan.blogspot.com

Michelle http://www.table-for-five.com

Kristy http://kmstewart.blogspot.com

Michelle R http://MichelleRoger.wordpress.com

Emily http://mrscraftyadams.blogspot.com

Barbara www.maynardpl.blogspot.co.uk

Katina www.lovinglifeslittleblessings.com

Michelle B www.michellebostinelos.com/blog

Tina http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com

Nicole http://nicolemann.blogspot.ca

Marisol www.mariclaudibenitez.blogspot.com

Brooke www.graceandlight.typepad.com

Scruptious http://eversoscrumptiously.wordpress.com

Rechelle http://levanfamily365.blogspot.com

Kelli http://whimsickel.blogspot.com

Sonia http://www.craftshandson.blogspot.com

Shay http://sbookinshay29.blogspot.com

Rebekah http://istampscrapcraft.wordpress.com

#ProjectLife Week 14 Truck stuck, Friday playtime, Soccer, Boudin Festival Fun, and Saturday Blog Hop

Truck stuck, Friday playtime, Soccer, Boudin Festival Fun, and Saturday Blog Hop…. full week

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Festival fun with food, bands, rides, etc.

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My Truck Adventure…. life isn’t all about happy good moments… capture the challenging times too.

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My favorite photo of the week… my two precious boys

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More festival fun…. Carter and Braxton. Jaxson taking a nap with music blaring.  I love that he is a hard sleeper. Just wish he was a long sleeper as in through the night. Momma needs some rest.

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Favorite story of the week:  Every day we say our prayers after we drop off Jaxson at daycare.  Braxton wanted us to start saying them before we dropped him off.  First day we forgot so Braxton prayed to God : “God please send me a NOTE so we can remember to say prayers when Jaxson is in the car”.

These are the memories I love to capture.

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Coffee and Saturday Morning Blog Hop #satplbloghop

What a great way to start my Saturday…. Sitting on couch with kids enjoying a cup of coffee and getting to read all about the creativity surrounding @beckyhiggins Project Life. The highlight is my blog being one of the sites featured on Michelle Bostinelos Saturday Blog Hop.

http://michellebostinelos.com/blog/2013/04/4-6-13-saturday-project-life-blog-hop/

Great start to the weekend!

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#ProjectLife Week 13

Family, friends, food, God, and Easter…. just a few firsts.

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This is my favorite photo of the week.  Jaxson is having so much fun playing in the water on the first warm day.  I love capturing pure joy of the moment.

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I used Ali Edwards ‘Today’ card to tell the cute story about Braxton trying lettuce.

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Finally got to spend time with some friends. Here is an update on some of my resolutions. 

 

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RIGHT NOW is my favorite journaling piece of my pages….  I get to capture parts of our life that I don’t necessarily have pictures for.

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