Project Life | Week Thirty-Eight

project life | week thirty-eight

Welcome to Project Life | Week Thirty-Eight.

project life | week thirty-eight

There's something really kind of wonderful about a very simple week. No inserts. Not a lot of extras. Just words and photos.

project life | week thirty-eight

And it really was all about pirates last week. Simon's Jack Sparrow (from Pirates of the Caribbean) costume arrived and I'm pretty sure he wore it every single day. In addition he watched all the movies and played with his pirate legos. We also picked up a Pirates of the Caribbean book for him but he chose to keep reading Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules.

Anna's going to be Tiana from The Princess and The Frog. She also found a Dorothy costume at Target last week so she might change her mind. I'm cool either way - costumes have always been a fun thing to have around here.

Project Life | Week Thirty-Eight

And tis the season for soup. I made split pea on Sunday and am still planning to try this lasagna soup I saw on Pinterest (thought I was going to do it last week but ended up doing chicken noodle because I had some chicken in the fridge I needed to use first).

I'm heading out of the country for the Scrapmap Italy event this weekend so it will be a couple weeks before I post another Project Life update. I'm planning to encourage my parents to do some writing on the journal cards while I'm gone - I know they'll be taking photos. Most likely I won't add a bunch of my travel photos to this album - I might add a few just for context but I'll make those decisions when I get back home.

Project Life is a product created by Becky Higgins. It can be anything you want it to be. The pieces of the album kit (similar to the one I’m using) are available here. If you live outside the US check Becky’s site for more information on sources. View all my posts about Project Life here.

32 thoughts

  1. JennL

    2011-09-27 10:34:52 -0400

    Simon makes a pretty awesome Jack Sparrow! Have fun in Italy...

  2. Nicky from Canada

    2011-09-27 10:47:33 -0400

    Have a safe and wonderful trip. Wishing I was able to be there.

  3. JillT

    2011-09-27 10:48:26 -0400

    Hope this getaway is good for YOU. Take care of yourself.

  4. Jolynn

    2011-09-27 11:29:31 -0400

    It's always fun to see how your projects progess. Have a great trip!

  5. Paula G

    2011-09-27 11:30:35 -0400

    Hope you have a wonderful trip and that it is filled with LIGHT! Hope you get to Skype (or something similar) with the kids while you are away!

  6. slmnontec

    2011-09-27 11:50:32 -0400

    Ohhhh, just reading the trip itinerary floods me with memories of taking our 13 year old to almost all the places you are going. She was "spooked" by Lucca, but we fell in love with San Gimiano. We found a local alabaster artist we got to know personally. Ohhhh the memories! Have a great time. It was life changing for the three of us.

  7. Deb J

    2011-09-27 12:33:41 -0400

    I love the pictures of the kids together. They have such a great relationship. I really enjoy seeing your Project Life pages. Have a great time in Italy.

  8. susan garner

    2011-09-27 14:30:56 -0400

    What am i going to do if you have no posts while you are away. I will be thinking about you and have plenty of fun time. I can only hope for the day that i too get an e mail from you. That would make my day!!. Safe trip Ali.

  9. Katrina Kennedy

    2011-09-27 14:42:43 -0400

    Every time you post your project life pages I think, "I should be doing this..." Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Kate Burroughs

    2011-09-27 15:21:21 -0400

    Great pirate pictures. Have fun in Italy!
    Aloha, Kate

  11. Mary

    2011-09-27 15:42:20 -0400

    Love the GREEN in this week's post! Looks great.

  12. Jamie

    2011-09-27 17:32:41 -0400

    I always love seeing your Project Life updates! I am wondering what pen do you use to write on the actual photo? I love the idea of adding a little more journaling by adding a tag or writing right on the photos!
    Hope you have a safe trip!

  13. Teri

    2011-09-27 17:37:16 -0400

    I LOVE that b+w photo of Anna taken from the floor.

  14. Meghan

    2011-09-27 21:38:23 -0400

    I wish I had your energy to complete a Project Life. Maybe next year. The Lasagna Soup is a-mazing. I made it for my family once and they are still reminiscing about it. Yum!

  15. Suz

    2011-09-28 02:39:47 -0400

    Have a wonderful trip to Italy Ali! Thanks again for sharing your PL with us each week. :)

  16. Amy K

    2011-09-28 06:22:47 -0400

    Safe travels Ali! I also have that Lasagna Soup from Pinterest on my menu list. Can't wait to try it.

  17. Erin K Miller

    2011-09-28 09:51:39 -0400

    Just wondering when you will start your planning posts for December Daily this year? I've been pinning some ideas on Pinterest, but I wanted to consider using some of your digital templates this year and wondered which direction you might be going?

  18. Hers and Hers

    2011-09-28 16:25:23 -0400

    Hi, I love your work. where do you have your pics printed for Project Life?

  19. Amanda

    2011-09-28 17:43:09 -0400

    save travels. hope you have an enjoyable trip to Italy.

  20. Cindy

    2011-09-28 19:43:39 -0400

    Simon makes an awefully handsome Captain Jack Sparrow (my grandson did the same several years ago and looked SO cute, but he even used the eyeliner). I just LOVE those pictures.
    Have a WONDERFUL time in Italy.
    I hope your parents know how much it will mean to your children (and you) in later years to have something in their handwriting. I really wish I had something in my dad's handwriting, but it's too late now.

  21. Susanne

    2011-09-29 18:01:11 -0400

    As always, thanks for showing. I want to do this project next year, because I fell in love with it on your blog. I am not yet sure which page protectors to take, because the ones from Becky Higgins are not available in my country.
    Ali, can you recommend some similar ones?

  22. Jane

    2011-10-01 07:11:26 -0400

    Just a beautiful layout - the green cards complete the photos beautifully with the contrast of the red highlights in the cards and the photos.

  23. jlyn

    2011-10-05 13:44:55 -0400

    ali, i LOVE these posts. and i'm almost (almost!) tempted to do Project Life myself (I did it in a digital version when my husband was deployed). I guess my ONE question is whether or not you feel like, at the end of a few years, that you'll have TOO MANY BOOKS! I mean, i stopped scrapbooking JUST because the books were so huge & bulky. and with you already on book THREE just for one year, do you worry about storage space?!?

  24. Laura

    2011-10-09 22:25:43 -0400

    Okay! I ordered my Project Life kits this weekend!! I can't wait to start (I have to go backwards a couple weeks, but I am planning to do one for every week of my son's life...he's only 12 weeks old right now...) :-)!!!

  25. Alex

    2011-10-16 19:35:17 -0400

    I am new to scrapbooking and accumulated all kinds of "stash" of random items and then felt completely overwhelmed before I started. I am going to start a Project Life album (I think it will be easier and more streamlined for me) but I am wondering how can I incorporate some of my stash/supplies into PL so that I don't waste it?

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