progect life: keeping it simple...

When I'm asked about Project Life and my process, one of the questions/comments that comes up regularly is this: "Our weeks are boring, what would I journal?" My best answer is to keep it simple and to make the mundane, everyday stuff work for you. 

 {May 14 - May 20}
This week was a perfect example.  Not a whole lot happened, I didn't take many photos and I thought it might be a struggle to fill the two pages.  Instead, I focused on the little things. I took a cell photo of my Kindle Fire screen to show what I'm reading right now, used tags from a couple of G's new character t-shirts to show what he is amused by at the moment, took a photo of J with his favorite toys and used a quote filler card.  Done.

On the right side, I included a screen shot of my Instagram home page (because I noticed that I had reached 200 followers) and took a cell phone photo of my jury duty summons. Is this super interesting stuff?  Maybe not today.  But, as my family and I look back on these albums 5, 10 or 20 years from now these little additions will tell a story about what life was like in 2012 and will give the album so much more context and meaning.

I challenge you to try the same. Don't feel like you have to keep a running narrative and search for words and stories every single day.  Add in a grocery receipt, a utility bill, an appointment card or some clothing tags.  These seemingly little bits will be valuable to your family story later.


Lynn Murphy said...

Great take on the project Jen. Your pages always look amazing.

Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

I love those pages - full of life!! So humbled that J loves his taggie :)

Anonymous said...

I love your pages! You always do a nice job highliting your everyday life.


nfaband said...

I love how easy you make your pages look ... hopefully someday I'll get back to memory keeping and I'll find a great style like yours. Love these pages and the pictures you included.

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