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 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 Ink, Epson Premium Semi-gloss photo paper, Project Life Date Stamp.
Project Life is a quick, easy, and simple form of documenting created by Becky Higgins.