Project Life 2011 | Week 47

I was all ready to work on a bunch of 2012 Project Life layouts and the first fresh layout for 2013 when this happened. At first I was bummed, because I wasn’t sure where to direct my creative energy, but then I remembered that I still had a week’s worth of printed photos for my Project Life 2011 in 2012, which I guess is Project Life 2011 in 2013 now.

Project Life 2011 | Week 47

This spread is Week 47, covering November 19-25, 2011. I used this 365 2011 post to grab the documentation for this week. I say this over and over, but this is proof that you should keep documenting with photos and words, even if you don’t feel like you have time for memory keeping. If I hadn’t written things down, I never would have been able to do a project this in-depth about the past. You never know when you’ll have a great documenting idea or a burst of creative energy!

Project Life 2011 | Week 47

This side is all about Thanksgiving. I used Allie’s Document Life Workshop Thankful Cards, but printed them all on lightly patterned paper so that they’d match the color scheme. So in love with how they turned out.

Project Life 2011 | Week 47

Then lots of great everyday stuff: packing orders, buying records, and testing typewriters for our Etsy shop, shopping, watching TV (that cute TV embellishmentis from Hey Jen Renee!), shopping, reading, and walks. I love the everyday stuff the best.

Project Life 2011 | Week 47

Though this week looks happy, it was actually really horrible. Jake’s grandma Mary Lou died. I’m planning on adding her photo and words about what a wonderful woman she was in an insert.


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