This week I chose to design with one of my favorite Echo Park kits, Life is Good. LOVED working with all of the bright colors and fun elements–good thing I got it out of my system. (This coming week it’s all black and white baby!) I have been dying to do a week in all black and white and I finally found the PERFECT kit to do it with. But I shouldn’t get too off topic…let’s talk about week 13!
Most of this page is filled with instagram photos, honestly what did I do before that app, not to mention a camera phone?! I use it SO MUCH I think I even have my husband talked into buying my a new iphone (I have the 3Gs) just so I can “upgrade” the camera. That’s how much of my Project Life is dependent on my phone.
For one my phone is super convenient and a heck of a lot lighter than my D700. And for two? Well…there is something quite refreshing when you are a photographer by day to taking photos just because. With my iphone I don’t worry about grain or accurate color–I process the heck out of those photos! (However I am still too OCD to not at least sharpen them and at times add contrast before bringing them over to the template:))
This particular week we spent a lot of time at the park. It was amazing to watch all of the things Holly could do that she wasn’t able to do a few months ago. The day we were there she started working on walking the chains and her dad showed her how to get back down the blue pyramid after she reached the top. (So glad he did that….she is getting too big for me to pick up off of the top!)
Marie had some really big achievements going on this week as well. Remember when I said it wasn’t going to be long before she was grabbing things? Well…it already happened! I showed her how to spin her little wheel on her high chair, and the next time I turned around she had it mastered. Unbelievable.
On Thursday I “commissioned” Holly’s first work of art for the mantle. (The mantle, and the wall above it, are currently bare. Yet another project/goal on my forty before forty list.) I wanted her to draw a picture of our family and house, and I dare say she did a beautiful job! What you can’t see here, which is probably the cutest of all, is that her and I both have polka-dotted dresses on. Does she paint an accurate picture or what?!
Cute quote of the week: “All of this stuff is not making the earth healthy. Next time we walk to the store I am bringing a bag to clean it up.” This was said by my uber-environmental daughter Holly in response to the trash littering the boulevard as we walked to Trader Joe’s. She was really quite upset. (And by golly she picked it up! How many of us can say that?!)
Hard to miss the best photo I have taken of the two of them thus far! I had to change the template up and make the slot a bit bigger–do I not have the cutest girls? Love how this turned out, even if poor Marie was just in an undershirt…
This page talks about Holly’s adventures with nanny on Saturday (Holly rode her first roller-coaster at the Mall of America) and shows off Marie’s cute, cute thighs. Love me a chunky baby!!! She is all rolls and I just love it:) There is also a picture of Marie’s new high chair–love how modern and sleek it is. She appears to be happy about it too.
And with that, this week’s Project Life post is a wrap. I had mini sessions all morning yesterday, and it’s safe to say that my brain and my body DO NOT think I am the same age. I was running up and down hills, jumping on steps, all sorts of things an almost 39 year old woman who had a c-section in November and hasn’t exercised since shouldn’t be doing. Today….well today it hurts to turn my head.
I really wish I were joking.
Project Life is a product and a system created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. To learn more about Project Life check out Becky’s Website. The pieces used in my album are available through Jessica Sprague here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life here.
I was able to put together supplies for this week, check them all out below. (I still cannot get Ali’s products to display right–so be sure to check out her supplies at designerdigitals.com. Chances are if there are any brushes on my pages…they are hers!)