You may have noticed a little bit of a blog break over the past week. I didn't really mean to take one, but I got wrapped up in birthday week and then our dear friends Kate & Sean have been in town this week. Add that to a new school year starting and working hard on my new Etsy store and I just had too much on my plate! I'm looking forward to finding my feet with the new routines of fall and to actually picking up the camera more than I have been lately. I am reminded that this is normal---this ebb&flow of documenting life. The trick is to not give up!
Every single photo this week is from my iPhone (or Mark's). It's what I had ready at all times and I'm so grateful for the ease to which I can snap little moments from the week.
You see that journaling card? It's one of the new Ali Edward's cards. I love love love them. They are simple, but so easy to use in many different ways. They are high quality paper too. I used this one to document a quote Mia said right after opening her first lemonade stand ever.
It's photos like this one that make me realize how quickly she's growing up. This was a quick capture. She was sitting on my lap. We were reading together and I loved the combination of her messy morning hair and sparkle in her eye at getting a few moments of quiet with Mommy.
|grid paper/Studio Calico, washi/Smash, letter stickers/K&CO, flower stickers,/makingmemories|
On side two of the week I tried to document as much stuff from my birthday week as possible. It really turn into a whole week affair with Facebook greetings, a whole day off from kiddos, dinner out, a morning hike, and a trip to the local museum to see an amazing art quilt exhibit. Mark surprised me with a much needed new sewing machine and a vintage bike. It was a really good week.
I took all my iPhone pics of various gifts and used PicFrame to create a grid. I then printed it out to add to the book.
My mom wrote this amazing note on Facebook with a picture of herself pregnant with me and so I did two screen captures and printed them out.
It's not the most cohesive weeks or "pretty," but I'm happy with it. And, most important for me is that I'm not behind.
I'm linking up with The Mom Creative for her weekly Project Life share.
You can find out more about Project Life at Becky's site.