Week In The Life | Links To All Previous Projects

A seven-day documentary project, Week In The Life is an annual opportunity to capture the simple everyday details of your life with photos and words. The albums I've created using the basics outlined below are some of my most treasured in that they are wonderfully true representations of my family's life at a particular point in time. From the mundane to the profound, it's those simple little everyday moments that I treasure most.

If you choose to embark on this project, especially for the first time, I encourage you to read through the comments from previous years. There are many suggestions, answers, additional information, etc. that can be found within the comment sections of each post. And remember, there's no right or wrong way to approach this album.

Here's a great post to help you get started: The Basics Of Documenting A Week In Your Life

It's an amazing adventure. Consider yourself invited.


WEEK IN THE LIFE | 2012

April 23rd - April 29

2012 PRE-PLANNING + BASICS

2012 DAILY PHOTOS AND WORDS

COMPLETED PAGES AND HOW TO

2012 BANNER


Please link the banner to: http://aliedwards.com/2010/01/week-in-the-life.htm...



WEEK IN THE LIFE | 2011

JULY 25th - JULY 31st

TITLE SPONSORS | STUDIO CALICO, TIM HOLTZ, SWEET SHOPPE DESIGNS, WORLD WIN, PAPER COTERIE, THERM O WEB, SIMON SAYS STAMP


week in the life | bringing it together : the photos

2011 PRE-PLANNING + BASICS

2011 DAILY PHOTOS AND WORDS

COMPLETED PAGES & HOW TO

2011 BANNER ADS | Click here to grab a banner to share on your blog.

FLICKR GROUP | Share your images and final project in the 2011 Week In The Life Flickr Gallery.

BIG PICTURE COMMUNITY | Join the free community of Week In The Life participants - includes gallery and message boards.



APRIL 2010

PRE-PLANNING + BASICS

Starting To Plan For Week In The Life 2010
The Basics of Documenting A Week In Your Life
2010 Design Plan & Product Suggestions

DAILY PHOTOS + WORDS

Week In The Life : Monday
Week In The Life : Tuesday
Week In The Life : Wednesday
Week In The Life : Thursday
Week In The Life : Friday
Week In The Life : Saturday

COMPLETED PAGES + HOW-TO

Bringing It All Together • The Photos
Bringing It All Together • The Words
Bringing It All Together • The Photos, Part Two
Bringing It All Together • 2010 Completed Album

READER SAMPLES 2010

Group One
Group Two
Group Three

VIDEO TUTORIALS 2010

How To Work With The Layered Template Collage Pages In Photoshop Elements

FLICKR GROUP 2010

Week In The Life 2010

OTHER 2010 POSTS

REALLY BIG GIVEAWAY 2010
Special Organization Guest Post
: Get Organized For Week In Your Life by Aby Garvey of Simplify101.com



SEPTEMBER 2008

BASICS, PRE-PLANNING & ENCOURAGEMENT

Join In : A Week in the Life
Documenting A Week in the Life : all the basics
Ready, set...
Have fun & enjoy the process
Week in the Life : Formula + Supplies

DAILY PHOTOS + WORDS

Week in the Life : Monday Morning Thoughts
Week in the Life : Monday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Tuesday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Wednesday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Mid-Week Observations + Responses to Questions
Week in the Life : Thursday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Q&A from Thursday's Post
Week in the Life : Friday Photos + A Couple Words
Week in the Life : Saturday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Sunday Photos + Words

COMPLETED PAGES + HOW-TO

Week in the Life : Album Creation Part One
Week in the Life : Album Creation Part Two (full album shown)

READER SAMPLES 2008

Samples from participants #1
Samples from participants #2
Samples from participants #3
Samples from participants #4

OTHER 2008 POSTS

Tracey Clark : The Great Indoors (a guest post by a photographer about taking indoor photos)

PRESS

Week In The Life featured in Real Simple Magazine, April 2010
Ohdeedoh Week In The Life project ( October 2009 )

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  1. A week in the life project - Digital Scrapbooking Community - DesignerDigitals

    2012-09-27 08:56:13 -0700

    [...] information and inspiration and how to get started and what to do in advance and during the week): Week In The Life | Ali Edwards I've got free daily sheets for recording information here: Week In The Life | Thoughts On The [...]

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  2. The Breakfast Project + Giveaway | sunnysideup

    2012-10-09 05:02:22 -0700

    [...] just a “scrapbooker.”  She’s about preserving memories via a varity of ways like week in the life, December Daily, and prompts like “currently,” “right now,” etc…  [...]

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  3. A Week In My Life « Ferris Wheel Kisses

    2012-11-17 22:48:05 -0800

    [...] I’m really bad at capturing snip-its of my life. When I look back at my journals, I found that most of what I wrote were pages and pages of shit that sucked. For years I’ve used my journal as a source of venting, but never a tool to also talk about the wonderful moments in my life. If you were to stumble upon my diaries, which I hope no one ever does, you would think the journals belonged to a  hopeless soul that did nothing but analyzed herself to death criticizing everything about herself.  So, yes that’s still me, that part exists, but I promise there have been wonderful happy moments too. I no longer want to use my journal as a venting tool. Though I think in the past during the most difficult moments in my life it most certainly helped. But, I just realized, that’s probably why there are huge gaps in my journals. During the times in my life that were good, I didn’t write. I want to capture both. So, I’m going to try it again, A Week In The Life, an Ali Edwards project. [...]

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  4. Reverb 11| Prompt 14 | Ordinary time | sunnysideup

    2012-12-09 11:30:26 -0800

    [...] past July, I finally jumped on Ali Edward’s Week in the Life project and detailed an entire week in my [...]

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  5. No Lemon Drops Were abUsed in Making this Post « Images to Ink

    2013-01-17 14:40:59 -0800

    [...] those of you who know me well, you know that Becky Higgins’ Project Life, Ali Edward’s A Week in the Life, Cathy Zielske’s Design Your Life, and Katrina Kennedy’s Capture your 365 are not [...]

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  6. Day In The Life | 2013 Monthly Project | Ali Edwards

    2013-01-31 08:51:48 -0800

    [...] Week In The Life [...]

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  7. Day In The Life 2013 | January (+ Video Tutorial For Working With Layered Templates) | Ali Edwards

    2013-02-07 16:27:44 -0800

    [...] Week In The Life [...]

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  8. Day In The Life 2013 | March | Ali Edwards

    2013-04-02 03:01:46 -0700

    [...] Week In The Life [...]

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  9. A week in my life April 23rd to 29th 2012. | Welcome...

    2013-06-13 13:38:00 -0700

    [...] I shall be following this event by Ali Edwards   [...]

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  10. Five of the best: daily journaling

    2013-06-16 02:43:18 -0700

    [...] If you fancy just documenting a week of your life, join Ali Edwards for her week in the life project. This year she is running it from 25th – 31st July and you can join in via her blog. [...]

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  11. Day In The Life 2013 | June (+ Week In The Life 2013 Date Information) | Ali Edwards

    2013-07-03 03:00:31 -0700

    [...] approach to this project is significantly less intense than when I do Week In The Life (check out info on the 2013 dates below). Six months into this project this year and I’m [...]

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  12. Week in Photos » Mallory and Brett

    2013-07-30 04:02:10 -0700

    [...] tutorial on taking better ‘everyday’ photos.  She even spoke specifically about a Week in the Life documentary project.  “A seven-day documentary project, Week In The Life is an annual opportunity to capture [...]

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  13. A New Project – A Week In The Life | scrapeverything.com.au

    2013-08-30 22:46:26 -0700

    […] about documenting everyday life with journaling and photos. You can find a link to Ali’s site HERE to find out more information and to see examples of her previous years […]

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  14. Week In The Life 2013 | Tuesday Giveaways | Close To My Heart | Ali Edwards

    2013-09-10 03:01:01 -0700

    […] TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 9am Pacific on Wednesday morning. The winners will be posted next week. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items during this special week of giveaways for Week In The Life. […]

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  15. Week In The Life 2013 | Wednesday Giveaways | The Vintage Pearl | Ali Edwards

    2013-09-11 03:00:32 -0700

    […] TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 9am Pacific on Thursday morning. The winners will be this next week. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items during this special week of giveaways for Week In The Life. […]

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  16. Week In The Life 2013 | Thursday Giveaways | Stuck On You | Ali Edwards

    2013-09-12 03:00:38 -0700

    […] TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 9am Pacific on Friday morning. The winners will be posted next week. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items during this special week of giveaways for Week In The Life. […]

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  17. Week In The Life 2013 | Saturday Giveaways | Playing Big from Tara Sophia Mohr | Ali Edwards

    2013-09-14 03:01:32 -0700

    […] TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 9am Pacific on Sunday morning. The winners will be posted this coming week. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items during this special week of giveaways for Week In The Life. […]

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  18. Week In The Life 2013 | Sunday Giveaways | Big Picture Classes, Tracey Clark | Ali Edwards

    2013-09-15 03:01:41 -0700

    […] TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 9am Pacific on Monday morning. The winners will be this next week. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items during this special week of giveaways for Week In The Life. […]

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  19. Week In The Life 2013 | Monday Giveaways | Me And My Big Ideas | Ali Edwards

    2013-09-16 03:00:45 -0700

    […] TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 9am Pacific on Tuesday morning. The winners will be posted shortly after. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items during this special week of giveaways for Week In The Life. […]

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  20. Week In The Life 2013 | Friday Giveaways | A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book | Ali Edwards

    2013-09-16 10:57:36 -0700

    […] TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 9am Pacific on Saturday morning. The winners will be posted shortly after. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items during this special week of giveaways for Week In The Life. […]

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  21. קפסולת זמן | קפה ויפה

    2014-01-08 03:29:57 -0800

    […] אחת המלכות היא אלי. אלי עורכת לילדיה אלבומים שנקראים Week in the Life – במשך שבוע שלם היא מתעדת את הרגעים הכי […]

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  22. Week in the Life: Saturday

    2014-03-03 19:57:23 -0800

    […] I’ll have two kids, and we’ll be living in a completely different place! Thanks to Ali Edwards for hosting & Marya for making me do […]

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  23. A week in the life | FM crafty site

    2014-03-10 03:04:00 -0700

    […] Ali Edward is going to do this again this year and I’m intended to join in. Crossing my fingers and really hoping that I can do a record such as this. […]

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  24. New items on on there way – July 11th | Elle's Studio Blog

    2014-03-10 21:01:37 -0700

    […] tags that are perfect for your “Project Life” albums and Ali Edwards upcoming “Week In The Life” […]

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  25. Project Life 2012 | Week One + Video Tutorial For Working With The 6×12 Layered Templates | Ali Edwards

    2014-04-30 15:37:27 -0700

    […] Week In The Life […]

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