Tuesday, February 24, 2015

project life week 6

i am a little late posting week 6, and still need to crank out week 7. but i'm still on course!
week 6's standout event was Valentines Day. i cannot stress how much i love this holiday. the pink of it all. love is everywhere. and, i would never fail to mention, chocolate. being that i am a romantic gal, how could i not love a day when romance is forced on the world?

quotes are another thing that i love so. poetic, or sometimes plain and simple words can do so much. language is a powerful tool to the human psyche. i downloaded the quote below from ali edwards blog. she has such lovely handwriting.

i never want to forget the sweet things my little boys do (while they are still little). taping a lego guy to a nerf dart, and propelling him as far into the open sky as possible, all while wearing carefully stylized gear - that warrants serious documentation for future generations.
sticking out his tongue while carefully crafting valentines for each member of his preschool class - though the moment may be burned in my memory, it still must be recorded for all time, no?

steph and i went to an italian restaurant called The Bent Noodle. it is a theme-ridden, sappily romantic eatery complete with dusty plastic grapevines strung along the ceiling. i eat that junk up! dinner itself was forgettable, but the experience was sweet and will live in my heart.
steph didn't buy me roses or any such flower that will die in a week or two. he knows flowers aren't my thing (plants, on the other hand...buy me a plant and i'm yours!). but as i mentioned before, words, language - that is what speaks to me. he wrote me a beautiful letter and included a poem that he penned for me when we were dating.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

project life week 5

my apologies on the extra crappy photo above. :(  though it's a bit blurry, you get the idea of the layout as a whole.

this was a fairly "normal" week in our life. the standout event was ben's 19th birthday!! despite the normality of the week it was not dull. i felt like i was always running a child here or there...exhausting. 

for my "week" title card i would like to point out that the word week is a stamp, which i carved. it's my handwriting. it was a pain! i had grand illusions of making lots of word and phrase stamps in my handwriting. now, more like basic shapes. maybe enough time will pass and i will forget how tedious it was to carve and i will make another word. that is the more likely scenario.

i "word-processed" (is that a thing anymore??) my journaling again. i love the juxtaposition of typed and handwritten journaling.

i would recap the week, but it's all in the typed journal block above.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

project life week four

i find this process is getting easier and super satisfying! there is so much i can say about really documenting your life. documenting in a detailed,  and intensive way. even looking back a few weeks is fun and seeing the everyday moments highlighted makes me appreciate my life so much. i am blessed. so very blessed!

there is a velum gold polka dot insert that you can see through in the picture (distracting and not intended). but in real life it's much more impressive. trust me. :)

one of my christmas presents was a vintage typewriter. it's not still not working. my husband is going to take it apart and give it a thorough cleaning. and it needs ribbon. but it is sitting by my sewing machine. looking at me longingly whenever i go downstairs. beckoning me to fix and use it again. once it's working i will be using it like crazy in my layouts, cards, lots of things!!
there is something so romantic about using things from the past. another reason why i surround myself with old books. they are tucked into every corner of my home.
but i digress...
until i get my real typewriter up and working i have typed out some of the journaling on my computer.

highlights from this week:
* noah participated in battle of the books
* family haircuts from yours truly
* dinner downtown
* read two books
* went to the gym 6 days
* mindful eating and cooking
* crazy weather. snow then a few days in the high 60's. typical colorado.