Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Project Life Update ::: July 15-21

Yes, I’m behind on Project Life. About all I’m managing to get done right now with homeschooling is uploading and printing the week’s pictures. That way they are at least waiting on me when I get a moment to fill in my journaling cards. I found a very neat tutorial here and have started laying out my pages with post-its. Makes is super simple to see where my pictures go and what gaps I have to fill.
I used lots of summer colors this week - I used the July Project Life kit from Splendid Fiins almost exclusively and the colors just fly off the pages. I love them.
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On the left:
  • Notes on a new job for T.
  • a boy that crazy about swimming
  • school books in the mail
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I cut down a 12x12 page that had spots for six 4x6 photos and we had a little insert about N1’s week at overnight camp. She did the journaling on these two cards (both from the Bridgeport mini kit).
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She wrote us notes each day so those (of course!) had to be included. I just stuck them in a 6x6 pocket I had and left the top open. I’m sure we will want to pull them out and reread them someday! An extra picture from camp was stuck in the back.
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There was another 8 1/2x11 insert that I didn’t photograph that just had a piece of artwork one of the girls did and something that N2 wrote about her recent trip to Guatemala.
On the right:
  • Saying goodbye to one of our buddies that moved away.
  • Picking our girl up at camp. You see the liberal use of washi tape around this photo. It’s a homemade flip up pocket that you can see in greater detail below.
  • Photos from a friend’s karaoke party
  • The first journaling card is a pic of the boy shooting his toy gun along side Han and Luke one night as we watched Star Wars. I died at the cuteness.
  • Another little friend’s birthday party
  • ANOTHER birthday. This one for my sister. Covering up incriminating evidence so I don’t get in trouble. : )
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You can see my handy flip up pockets here. The flip up in the journaling card spot is also from Splendid Fiins – so handy for an extra bit of hidden journaling.
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And that’s all she wrote for this week.
Project Life is a product and a system created by Becky Higgins and available on Amazon.com, DigitalProjectLife.com, and many major craft retailers. It can be anything you want it to be. You can view all my posts about Project Lifehere. I'm always happy to answer questions about how Project Life works for me, if you have any.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Around the Web, a New Jelly Telly Post, and a Giveaway!

  • I have a new blog up of at Club Jelly Telly today … all about taking a deep breath as we are gearing up for the beginning of a new school year and remember who is the one worthy of our trust when we get anxious. Read more here.
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  • Doesn’t this look like a fun little online workshop? And, if you blog about it, it’s free! So there you go. I’ve recently found Edie’s blog (Life {in} Grace) and wish I had tons of time to dig around her archives and get to know her better.
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  • I’ve been perusing a few of my favorite posts from Elizabeth Foss and Kendra Fletcher and trying to fire myself up for school this year. This is a busy season in our house with a VERY active 2 going on 3 year old boy and I am in need of encouragement for me and a few ideas in my pocket to keep this boy out of trouble and busy while we do school. If you aren’t subscribed to these two blogs (or at least making generous use of their archives) you need to be.
  • As a fun little back-to-school treat for you, the few and faithful that read here, I’ve got a giveaway. (I don’t know the last time I’ve had one of those!) I’ve got an extra unopened copy of Volume 1 of What’s in the Bible that I’d love to mail to a new home. If you are interested, leave a comment on this post by Friday afternoon and I’ll draw a winner. (Make sure you leave me an email with your comment so I know how to track you down.) For one extra entry, you can facebook or tweet about this giveaway, and then leave me a comment with the link. Good luck!
This contest is closed - congrats Tami!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back to School

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With back to school, comes the need to set new routines and schedules, earlier bedtimes, and reinforcing general school time behavior. Hopefully I’ll have something worthwhile to say in space sooner rather than later, but as if posts weren’t sporadic enough, they will probably be more so for the immediate future.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to be back soon. : )

Friday, August 02, 2013

Project Life ::: April 15-21

Another catch up week here – lots of photos and just a few words. I had one insert which I didn’t photograph. It was the girls’ testing sheets from their CC memory work and I didn’t feel it exciting enough to share. : )
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On the left:
  • the boy and the dog reading together
  • documenting our testing. The journaling card shot shows N1 testing with her tutor and below that is the happy testers finally done.
  • another CC shot in the middle – this one flips up (you can see it later down in the post) from N2’s class. Another mom sent me these pictures and I am so thankful for them! I wasn’t able to go visit her class due to tutoring and I hated not having any pictures from her year.
  • snuggling a brand new babe
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On the right:
  • books that were added to our library for this fall’s schooling. It’s never to early to start accumulating books!
  • from small group on a Thursday night
  • my tree climbing duo
  • a shot of my mom shirt that I wore to N1’s games this spring
  • N2 and T practicing for church
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Love this photo of the four girls! And my flip-up washi taped pocket did the trick to add some journaling.
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Kits used (not a lot this week!):
Project Life is a product and a system created by Becky Higgins and available on Amazon.com, DigitalProjectLife.com, and many major craft retailers. It can be anything you want it to be. You can view all my posts about Project Lifehere. I'm always happy to answer questions about how Project Life works for me, if you have any.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Reading to Know Bookclub ::: Wind in the Willows, the Conclusion

My thoughts on Wind in the Willows are over at Reading to Know. A scattered summation, but a book I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with this summer!