Thursday, July 5, 2012

Project Life: I l Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

M introduced me to a song ages ago that goes  “New York I love you, but you're bringing me down”. Well, right now I feel that way about Project Life.

I love it. Don’t get me wrong. But halfway through the year and I just had to play catch up on the last 5 weeks. THAT can’t happen again. While I liked seeing/reliving the last 5 weeks of our lives I can honestly say that it was annoying going back and organizing, printing and putting it all together. So this summer’s goal is to stay on top of it. Get it done on Mondays. That’s PL day.

So, without further ado, grab a drink and a snack because this one’s gonna be a long one folks.

Let’s travel back to mid-May...


First half of the week on the left and an extra insert on the right with 6 by 6 photos for my birthday party-some funny antics late that night!


The other side of the insert on the left-there’s a journaling block going in that empty space-and then the rest of our week on the right.

Highlights: Obviously D’s visit was a highlight for the end of May. We did a lot of touristy things like visit museums and go whale-watching and eat yummy foods. I also celebrated my 29th birthday with some of my fav people in St. John’s.


M & I hit up Home Depot for some new plants and M took care of all that with his green thumb.

Now let’s usher in June shall we?!


Highlights: On the left more shots of D’s visit, a wedding shower for a dear friend & graduation from my M. Ed program! I squeezed everything from the week into the left page protector so I could dedicate the right side to our first Road Trip of the summer with Eugene. We had a blast at Golden Sands resort even if it wasn’t that warm!

Fav part is that date card. Love it. Those thickers + the lSC label = love.

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Also cracked open those SC map thickers for my fav picture of the weekend of Eugene & I on the beach in Garnish, NL.

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Then apparently I got busy or lazy and didn’t take a whole lot of photos from early to mid-June. So I did one page for each week.


Highlights: (on the right) Ordinary week. Made some stuff I pinned. Had a pizza called ‘The Krista’ for dinner. Eugene snuggled with Marvin the bunny in his bed for the first time. Ordinary.


(on the left) Took a class from Sara at The Paperie, went to a crop, Eugene got out for lots of walks & playtime while M took off for Ottawa.

But, while M was gone I took lots of pictures and got some gems.


Highlights; Making friends at the dog park & fieldtrips, sunsets at the airport, new bathroom cabinet & painting the spare room, a night out with the girls for some shopping and dinner and M’s work softball tournament. A great week overall.


I am going to include an insert this week because camp officially began on Wednesday. I emailed a little letter of course so my letter and the responses are going in an 8.5 by 11 page protector.

And this one is in progress...


It's in the works. Almost finished.



  1. I have from the beginning of June to document and I hate being behind. I don't think I'm really behind though, I have my photos printed, I know what's going where, I know what journaling I want to do, I just need to put it all together and type out the journaling! I'm saving it for Monday when I'm off work! I'm loving your style for PL!

  2. I also love your style for PL. And I agree, it's a lot easier and more fun when you're not behind. Playing catch up with it later just sucks the life out of it.
    There are a couple weeks I was behind that I just shoved the photos in, journaled a couple words and figured I could embellish and decorate later, or if I don't it doesn't matter either.

  3. I'm tired of catching up as well. But you are doing such a great job!

  4. I'm glad you're sticking with it...I ran into the same problem in May and was seriously considering quitting but I stuck with it and I am so glad that I did. It really is a lot of work but I am really happy with the result. Your pages are fabulous!

  5. so you're caught up now? Yayyyyyyyyy!!!! i'm right behind you!