Project Life 2015

Over a year ago, I started a simple form of documenting our family stories called Project life.  At first, I wasn't sure if memory keeping was for me. But I was drawn to the tangible aspects of combining my photography with words. 

I have been amazed at how much I enjoy this creative outlet.  As the weeks went by, I found that I loved the idea of combining my pictures with journal cards and watching the story of my family unfold.  Sure, there are big events that I include like birthdays and anniversaries and vacations.  But it is truly the simple, everyday moments - like what we had for breakfast and how much laundry we had this week and the amount of time we spend at the soccer field and my girls' bedtime routine - that I find that I love documenting the most.  What is my 'normal' today, won't always be that way.  Bonus that my girls often grab my albums and can easily spend a hour looking at "memories".

Here is a look at my project life work station:

I keep my album out at all times.  This way, I can jot down things I want to remember, or slip cards in pockets at any time. I have found that documenting in a weekly format works well for me.  I try to carve out some 'me' time on Sundays in order to make this happen.

I have completed 5 - 12 x 12 albums.  You can also see some other projects I have completed including Ali Edwards' Week In The Life and December Daily projects.

I plan to continue in 2015.  This year, I am using these black and white albums. I bought two, and I'm crossing my fingers that I can keep my documenting within these two albums (I can easily fill up 3 albums in one year).  

I plan to continue in a weekly format. I will share bits and pieces here, based on what I am comfortable with. However I don't plan on sharing every page.  I feel that these albums contain such personal stories.

Here is a look at my title page for my 2015 album.

Amazing how it looks like this is one image that I trimmed into three, with my two youngest looking at their older sister! Actually, I captured each of my daughters individually. And I love how this turned out.

I also documented the first (short) week of January which included a family breakfast, our weekly addition of fresh flowers, and my first run of 2015.

This year, I am planning to design a few of my own journaling cards.  More on that, soon.

You can see more of my spreads on Instagram using the hashtag #azzariprojectlife. 

Products used: Design B page protector, Midnight edition journal cards, Scrapbook & More Round Flair Badges, Kelly Purkey Good Vibes Only Journaling Cards, Park Avenue Project Life Kit, StazOn Black InkEpson Premium Semi-gloss photo paper, Project Life Date Stamp.

Project Life is a quick, easy, and simple form of documenting created by Becky Higgins