For this month’s Nerd Nest Challenge Start in the Middle, I made three pocket pages that jumped around chronologically based on what was “easy” for me to make. This helped me get over an overwhelm hurdle and get going. Today I’m sharing one of those three spreads, for my January Day in the Life.
Day in the Life is a memory keeping project by Ali Edwards. Since 2013, I’ve been recording a day in the life monthly, changing the date that I record each year. For 2018, thanks to a random number generator, I’m recording on the 10th of each month.
Like my other “get started” spreads, I kept this one very simple.
Going on here: Jake’s day to wake up early and get the big kids out the door (we take turns), Ava playing with a cool learning magnet set, me working on my 2016 December Daily album, feeding baby E., Ava and I after her bath while T. eats lunch, and Jonas digging into a toy basket after school.
I was planning on keeping this spread to just photos + journaling cards, but I accidentally started writing “February” instead of “January” on the title card. Label stickers to the rescue.
I like including 4×6 journaling cards and most kits have more filler cards than I’d use. Adding journaling spots to filler cards is a good fix for me.
Going on here: Jake and the little kids all snuggled up on the couch, Plated buffalo chicken meatball sliders for dinner, Jonas building a cool car, Eliza video chatting with a friend for homework help, Jake with a little math homework assistance for Eliza, brownie for Eliza with candles, since she didn’t get to blow out any on her actual birthday, and the kids all snuggled up in my bed while I read Harry Potter to them before bedtime.
I love this project and I’m excited to keep it up for my sixth year!