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Week In The Life 2011 | Sunday Words + Photos

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NUMBER OF PHOTOS FOR SUNDAY | 63

I love Sundays.

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Sundays are for hanging out.

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Sundays are for taking a little extra time over that hot cup of coffee.

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Sundays are for stocking up.

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Sundays are for organizing.

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Sundays are for giving thanks.

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Sundays are for choose-your-own-lunches.

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This Sunday included documentation.

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Sundays are for quiet times in the afternoon for reading or working in a work book or maybe taking a nap.

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Sundays are for long bike rides.

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Sundays are for swimming.

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Sundays are for taking care of things.

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Sundays are for family.


As Sunday night comes to a close around here I'm feeling calm.

I'm ready to be released from the constant thinking about documentation and get back into my regular flow of photos and words.

Obviously, I love this project but by the end I'm ready to wrap it up.

I'm thankful for this project. There are so many things that are the same and so many things that are so very different from year to year. Reflecting on that and seeing the passage of time is always something I enjoy and look forward to from year to year.

I hope you had fun this past week. I hope you didn't make it too complicated. I hope you learned something about yourself. I hope you saw something special and found something to celebrate in your everyday.



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I'm looking forward to this week of bringing it all together.

The process of gathering your content is one thing. You're busy living and busy trying to remember to use your camera and get it all written down.

The process of actually creating something with all those photos and words is where a lot of the magic happens. I always learn a few more things about myself as I go back through the photos and read back to myself the things I wrote down and see them all together in one place. There's something amazing about the compilation of those seven days - no matter how they went for you or your family. I so look forward to beginning this next phase of Week In The Life.

I'll be back in a couple days with more information about my process for taking the collected content and putting it all together in an album, including a video tutorial for working with the layered templates. And in case you missed it, here's my basic design plan & supplies for 2011.

If you're in a hurry or wanting more right now, check out my detailed posts from last year:


Again, thank you for embarking on this journey with me.

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  1. Melissa says…
    08/01/2011
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  2. Laura says…
    08/01/2011

    Hi Ali!
    Here’s my Sunday!!

    A Week in the Life - Sunday - Laura
    http://estelunesempiezoladieta.blogspot.com/2011/08/un-semana-en-la-vida-domingo-week-in.html

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  3. Marie says…
    08/01/2011

    Love your photo! Here is my day 7: http://www.sockergrynet.se/?p=7630

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  4. dawn says…
    08/01/2011

    I love Sunday's too Ali and yours looks busy and filled with fun.

    Thank you so much for this amazing project and the journey with you along the way. Today will feel nice to relax and not have the camera out as much. Looking forward to your album and to the others here as well. It was fun to read all the other blogs, stayed up way too late each night.

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  5. dawn says…
    08/01/2011

    I love Sunday's too Ali and yours looks busy and filled with fun.

    Thank you so much for this amazing project and the journey with you along the way. Today will feel nice to relax and not have the camera out as much. Looking forward to your album and to the others here as well. It was fun to read all the other blogs, stayed up way too late each night. Here is my link http://everydaymemorieswithprojectlife.blogspot.com

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  6. DAnett says…
    08/01/2011

    Hi Ali! Thank for this project! :)

    Here is my last day:
    http://danettscrap.blogspot.com/2011/08/week-in-life-7-nap.html

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  7. Laura says…
    08/01/2011

    Hi Ali!
    I have a question, I hope I can help me.
    To make the album a week in the life, I've bought covers from 8.5"x11". I'm European and I don't usually use inch sizes. When the covers arrived home,
    I've seen are wider than an A4 sheet, I remember that last year you printed photos in Scrapbookpictures.com, I suppose that you printed 8.5"x11" and you're right in
    cover, but if you do at home, how do you do for it fair? Can you print to 8.5"x11? I only can print to A4, and the collage is small for the covers, and I don't like the result,
    how do you do at home? any ideas?
    I don't know if I explained well, my English isn't very good, I hope I can help.

    Thank you very much!

    Laura.

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    1. COEngrGirl says…
      08/01/2011

      Laura - Wikipedia has an illustration of how A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) compares with 8.5 x 11 (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm) at this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A_size_illustration2_with_letter_and_legal.svg. Maybe that will help you. Good luck!

  8. Jessfo says…
    08/01/2011

    Congrats on seeing this project to the end!

    Here is my Sunday:

    http://lifeonleeavenue.typepad.com/blog/2011/08/witl-2011-sunday-photo-words.html

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  9. EE K says…
    08/01/2011

    this was such a fun project. thanks for the inspiration Ali!

    http://eekachinski.blogspot.com/2011/08/week-in-life-sunday.html

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  10. Marianne says…
    08/01/2011

    Thank you so much for a great week, loved documenting & taking a lot of photos!

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  11. MelB says…
    08/01/2011

    It was my first time doing this project & I loved it. Love looking back at all the photos I have taken especially of things that I wouldn't normally capture. Can't wait to put it all together. :)

    Look forward to doing it again in 2012!

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  12. Alison says…
    08/01/2011
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  13. Jaki says…
    08/01/2011

    Thankyou Ali for motivating me to do Week In The Life.
    I enjoyed doing it...I actually missed it today (it is already Monday night here in Australia)
    Looking forward to putting mine together now, and seeing your completed project too.

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  14. Debby says…
    08/01/2011

    Thanks a lot for sharing and inspiring me to join you in this project. I wasn't able to blog it all, guess I still need to work on that, but at least I did finish the project when I thought in the beginning that I wouldn't be able to do so.
    I hope to be able to find some time to scrap this project this week and will be looking forward to your posts.

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  15. Erika says…
    08/01/2011

    Ali I truly enjoyed participating in the first half of the project and am just as excited about the second half. Thanks for sharing a peek inside your week and for allowing us to share ours with you.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the finished projects.

    Here is my Sunday http://erikabeckwith.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/week-in-the-life-sunday-photos-words/

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  16. cindy says…
    08/01/2011

    thanks for this project & motivation Ali. i don't know why i didn't do this when you first started it years ago.

    here's my Sunday:
    http://tctliebel.typepad.com/life_as_we_live_it/2011/07/witl-sunday-day-7.html

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  17. Sandra K. says…
    08/01/2011

    I love my sundays! Relaxing with my family. Doing nothing. Wonderful.
    This is my sunday. I must say that I didn't take a lot of pictures. I just enjoyed my sunday. LOL!!

    Thanks Ali, for a great en very thankful project!! I loved it.

    Sandra

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  18. Robyn says…
    08/01/2011

    wew! That was great!

    Here's my last day:
    http://www.3peasinbrooklyn.com/archives/2970

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  19. Mandy says…
    08/01/2011

    This project has been a blast!

    Here is Sunday!
    http://www.mjbloves.com/2011/08/week-in-life-sunday-73111.html

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  20. Sara G. says…
    08/01/2011

    I am so glad that I participated for the first time! What a great project! Thank you Ali and others for sharing your week.

    Here is my Sunday:
    http://www.1200somemiles.com/2011/07/week-in-life-sunday.html

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  21. Leora Henkin says…
    08/01/2011

    Thanks Ali! It has been a very special week!

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  22. Alida says…
    08/01/2011

    Hi Ali, thanks for another inspirational week. I had a 40th birthday last week, so didn't get around to WIL, perhaps next week... Just wanted to say that your photo's has been really awesome this year!

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  23. Suzie says…
    08/01/2011
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  24. Monica says…
    08/01/2011

    Here's my weekend. http://scraplifters.blogspot.com/2011/07/week-in-life-weekend.html

    Thanks Ali for this amazing project! I can't wait to see it all pulled together!

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  25. Tawnda Andrews says…
    08/01/2011

    This has been a fun week. Finding it hard not to take photos of life moments like my nook, which broke after dropping it! Here is my Sunday post:

    http://howfunisthatandeverydayramblings.blogspot.com/2011/08/week-in-life-sunday.html

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