project life 2014 : weeks 37 – 38

October 1, 2014

With this Project Life spread I feel like I’m back in the groove and inspired again. I love the way it turned out.

As mentioned in my last update, I haven’t been happy with my spreads lately, and I realized the reason was because I was trying to cram too many photos in. It ended up feeling busy and chaotic with very little room for journaling or white space.

I thought about going to weekly spreads, but decided against it for this year. The answer for me right now is to simply include less photos. I had been putting in almost every single cute pic of my kids just because it was hard not to. But I realized that I only need one or two of them to tell our story. If I ever really need to see more cute pics of my kids I can look at the digital photos.

So I love this spread because it has more photos of things that aren’t my kids – because my life is so much more than just them. Hmm does that sound bad? Well it’s true!

I also love that this page seems to be able to “breathe” more than the others lately, and that I got to write down a little bit more of the story.

project life 2014, weeks 37 - 38 at kapachino

So! This was from September 8 – 21. It’s actually kind of ironic how calm the spread turned out considering it was kind of a stressful time for me. David sick, Meredith acting out, stressed with work stuff.

project life 2014, weeks 37 - 38 at kapachino

I’m glad I got to include my fall goals list. I like to be able to look back and see what I was thinking and striving for at that time. By the way, I got my handwriting on that photo using an iPad, a stylus, and the Skitch app. Super fun and I’ll be doing more of it.

project life 2014, weeks 37 - 38 at kapachino

project life 2014, weeks 37 - 38 at kapachino

Have you noticed that some of my corners are rounded and some aren’t? I thought it would bother me, but it really doesn’t. I still like using the core kit cards when they fit the spread, and those come rounded. I like the square corners in general though, and I like not spending the time to round them.

project life 2014, weeks 37 - 38 at kapachino

I love this picture of all the kids from our church life group crowded around our little kitchen table. Meredith is by far the youngest here but she wanted to be right there with them.

project life 2014, weeks 37 - 38 at kapachino

This little journaling card gives a  pretty good overview of the whole two weeks. Even though I include each week’s events on a day-to-day basis, sometimes you miss the overall feeling without room to tie it all together.

project life 2014, weeks 37 - 38 at kapachino

I’m so happy to be back on target with this project! I even converted another woman at my church to give it a go. Sometimes I feel like an unofficial ambassador for it. :)

p.s. – my project life process and some tips

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3 quick things i’m doing to get in the mood for fall

September 30, 2014

This post has been sponsored, but as always (for good or bad) all the content is my own. I am so excited that it’s almost October. Except for the fact that it’s crazy how fast this year has gone by, I’m pretty happy that the summer is really truly behind us. October is when we usually get our first real cool front. October is our wedding anniversary (six years on Friday). October kicks off the holiday season which I love. The traditions, the rituals, the anticipation, the fact that most of it centers around the home…it’s all designed to make me happy. Me personally. It’s like with Lorelai and snow…and if you know what I’m talking about you know what I…
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race report : just run for a just cause (my first 10k!)

September 29, 2014

You guys, things have been so crazy the past few weeks. I’m ready for some normalcy! Over the weekend David spent a night and a day in the hospital getting IV antibiotics and being evaluated. He just wasn’t getting over his pneumonia as an outpatient and it needed to be taken care of (he’s been sick almost three weeks now). He was admitted late Saturday night but got to come home Sunday evening, thankfully. On Friday I got a migraine while at work. I was the only nurse there and it was awful. I used to get migraines as a kid but I hadn’t had one in almost ten years until last month when I had strep, and now again…
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link roundup / 15

September 27, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >The four different levels of relationships, and what that means. Kind of an aha! moment here. >A new blog I found! If you like my blog, I’m guessing you’ll like hers too. :) >Where to buy fabric online. >Books you should read based on your high school favorite. >Another great reminder that slowing down is good sometimes. I could so relate to this! >And another link from Anne Bogel (love her): An autumn reading guide. What’s on your to-read list this season? I’ll be sharing mine soon! >I really like this idea to plan your capsule wardrobe using Polyvore! Might give it a try. 0 Like

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currently

September 26, 2014

Genius: Asking for a whole bunch of help. With David being so sick and my work routine thrown off, I’ve relied heavily on my parents and in-laws for picking up the kids and babysitting to get things done. Fail: Losing my cool in front of Meredith. Last weekend I reached my breaking point, but at least instead of lashing out in anger I just broke down and cried instead. It kind of marked a turning point within me, though, and after some time alone and prayer, things improved. Currently: gearing up for a 10k in the morning worried about finishing since I’ve only run a handful of times in the past few weeks looking forward to church craft night tonight, if…
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30 days of lists : days 11 – 20

September 25, 2014

So this is kind of a crazy week. David has had pneumonia going on two weeks now, and I am also commuting to the medical center (over an hour drive) for meetings, which has really thrown off our morning and evening routine. I’m behind on many things, but somehow I’ve kept up with 30 days of lists! I haven’t been posting them every single day to Instagram, but here is the second ten days in full. I’m still having fun with this. When I post the last set of lists I’ll write a little more about the project as a whole. Have a fantastic day! The weekend is almost here! 0 Like

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