Wednesday, May 22, 2013


HELLO PROJECT LIFE!! I'm all caught up finally and ready to share 3 weeks with you today. These weeks were hard to get ready but these last weeks have been filled with happiness from warm weather and beautiful greens and purple growing in my yard. I've also started reading A LOT MORE and that made me lazy. Having issues ordering them didn't help either, Walgreens changed their way of ordering and it took me several tries to get it right. Some of these photos are off my phone this time too. One lesson for me is to pick only ONE photo of my favorite days/activities/ things etc. I wanted all my pictures in here and didn't want to leave any out. A big issue this time was also cutting/cropping my pictures to fit in these tiny pockets. I love taking photos of my big backyard, trees, the kids and more, cropping them down doesn't make me happy. Ok, enough complaining let's go enjoy these awesome pages!!
Hello Week 17!! As you can see there is an added insert, couldn't help myself, those shadow pictures are my favorite and I wanted them as 4x6's. On the right side is a picture of me and Rich from our Walmart date, gotta love a man who is happy to use the timer on the camera and pose for a picture. He does this all the time, so thankful for that. The middle photos are from a barn at Sam's soccer park. I took pictures one night at practice and sketched them, reallllllly didn't want to crop these but did it. Notice a tiny bit a tape on them so they can be lifted and the sketch is underneath them. I will be doing a post on these and bigger pictures soon. Now onto the next side...
LOVE LOVE THIS SIDE!! Didn't want to crop these on the left but love how it turned out. The backside of the insert holds pictures from our outing to the Farmpark, love this place. It was so pretty with all the greens growing in. Sam took a pony ride, probably be his last as he is pretty big. The right side here is from one day, a half day for Rich and weeding the garden. It was the start of our big warm up and it was feeling so good outside and making us all happy. Sienna is always excited to help Rich in the garden. Colt came out later to help too. What I LOOOOOVE about these pictures is the middle ones of Sienna and me taking pictures of each other taking pictures of each other. We have never done that before and SHE WAS SOOOO EXCITED ABOUT IT.  Plan on doing this more often. The whole day was amazing and kept going from there. I think we all were very ready for summer weather to finally come and warm us up.
HELLO WEEK 19, I LOOOOVE how pretty this week is. I cheated a little and included my HELLO MAY insert this week just because it color matched my week's pictures. Glad there is NO RULES to doing Project Life, right ladies. This week is Kristin's birthday on the left and my Lilac's on the right. Again, kinda cheating but it's how I'm rolling right now. Remember to click on these images to see better. Having a full spread just for Kristin's birthday is a first. I am SOOOO happy she was home again for her birthday this year, we've missed some of them with her being far away. She was feeling miserable from getting poison ivy but I made her take at least a couple pictures of her. See that last one with her hand up, she was DONE with the camera!
I think this MAY insert is my favorite now, didn't write anything on it yet, too pretty. I cut this flower die-cut paper down, this was very difficult, the flowers kept ripping on me. Finally got it the right size and put a cute purple/white polka-dotted paper under it. LOOOOVE THIS! Click to see better.
Here is the right side. MY LILACS, all week I took pictures and kept bringing fresh ones in the house. Having a whole side just for Lilac's is cheating again but really making me happy right now and that's what counts. This gorgeous sunset we had fit right in with the colors and ends the week beautifully I thought. On the left is the backside of the insert with some journaling about our week. I wrote it in purple to match of course. The lilacs are just about down blooming so it will be nice to have this page to look back on.
Here is WEEK 20 which means I'm all caught up, YEA!! This week was hard and took me a few days. Struggles with ordering again and trying to make it all fit. Notice the insert again, added notes about our week I want to remember and the backside has flyers from 2 different Chorus concerts we went to this week.
So the left side is all about Mother's Day. My hubby and kids surprised me with 2 new camping chairs we badly needed. What made it so awesome was my hubby sneaking and setting them up for me to see when I was the first one down that morning. Felt like Christmas to me, LOVE THEM! My oldest reallllly surprised me with a new iphone case from Alisa Burke!!! I loved these and wanted one and now I HAVE ONE!! It's so pretty, I'm extra protective of it now too. I wrote about my day on the back of the Mother's Day journal card. It was cold but a great day for me.
here is the right side. LOVE THESE! I had to show a picture of my score in Wii bowling, so fun playing that game. The shadow photo is a  HAPPY one for me. First one like this I've done. Colt and his toys lined up near the window. LOVE IT! We've had big fluffy clouds and blue skies so I had to include these. Rare picture of Renee and Sam.  See that cute little dog in the bottom, oh how I love him and want to take him home with me. My best friend's family just got him and is so cute. Just went there this morning to play with him again. The photo that makes me teary is the last one with Camryn and Sam, together for a last photo of their last concert together. These two are in the same grade and even same class except this year since Kindergarten. They will move on to the Middle school in the fall. I can't believe how time has flown with these two, so many memories here at this school with them. Makes me sad that it's over already. Thankful I MADE Sam take this photo, they look so cute together. They have a couple more fun last day's of school plans and I hope to get more pictures if they will let me.
Did you make it to the end? Hope you did and thank you for reading it all. Crossing my fingers to stay caught up now and post weekly for you as usual. How is everyone's week going? Mine has been good so far and will stay that way I think. Taking a small break from reading and have fun posts in mind coming soon. Started writing our Summer Bucket List today, will post that when we are done with it. Will have some fun links to share to our summer activities too soon.
Thanks so much for the comments in my last post, always makes my day to read them.
Take care and have a great day!! HUGS!


  1. COngrats to you for getting all caught up.. I know how that is.... it's huge.. good for you!!! hugs.. what an exciting few weeks you've had!

    1. Thanks Bonita, so glad you came by!

  2. Wooohooo...what a great feeling to be all caught up! Sometimes you just have to take a big deep breath and just do it!LOL
    I love seeing all your pages...all so different but so lovely :) It must be hard to crop those photos...are you going to change back to the larger size for your PL next year?

    1. It does feel great, thanks so much for the happy cheer!!
      I feel the same about your pages, just saw them and always love them.
      Thinking that I will change back the normal PL size and format. Might start soon or wait till next year.

  3. Dawn, you did such an amazing job with your project life pages!!! I especially love your shadow photos! I love to take them, too! And I love, LOVE how you added the "Things to Remember" page!!! So innovative and a wonderful and special touch to your album! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!
    How have you been doing? Good, I hope! I haven't had time to scrap lately and I miss it!!!!!
    Take care, my sweet friend!

    1. Hi Sharon, thanks so much for the support on my PL. I know you love shadow pictures just as much as me.

      I am doing good, getting ready for the kids being home and summer fun to start.
      Missing your layouts too, hope you can share something soon. HUGS!!

  4. Dawn all the three week pages are awesome. Those lilacs and the sky pictures are beautiful. I know the struggle that you are talking about, with taking prints and trying to stick them on the album. But great effort, your journaling and the photos have turned out really great.
    Have a great holiday weekend my friend

    1. Hi Susan, thanks so much for the visit and happy thoughts. I am sad that my Lilacs are gone now, miss them but so glad I did this whole page.
      It was frustrating with uploading pictures this time, had to keep redoing them and getting it right. Hope it's all good from now on.
      Hope you had a great long weekend too!HUGS

  5. You ROCK on this post!!. I admire your courage to keep up with documenting so many great things!!. I would have a tough time picking my favorite photos, what with all these beautiful weather, trees, fun times!. LOVE the LILACS., and that they have their own page. Such cuteness, when you take photos of you & little Sienna taking turns snapping each other's. Just WOWWWW for these three weeks memories!. HUGS.

    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH Shahrul, so glad you enjoyed them all. This is the only thing I stay committed too it seems. Other smaller commitments but this is my longest biggest one and I love it.
      So glad you enjoyed my Lilacs, I know you love flowers as much as I do.

      I can't say enough how that photo of Sienna melts my heart. So happy I had both camera and my phone that time so we could do this. We had such a great day that day.
      Have a good week! HUGS!