Week In The Life 2012 | April 23-29

Happy Monday! I'm officially on Spring Break this week and as a special treat for you guys I've got a great collection of guest posts coming your way. First up today over on the Project blog is Kolette Hall.

Before I get down to the business of spring vacation I wanted to put up a quick reminder about the Week In The Life project and dates for 2012. Mark your calendar for April 23rd through April 29th.

I've been thinking a bunch about this project and going back and forth about it the last few weeks. Do I really need to do this? Do I have the time and the energy? Is this content already covered in Project Life? And then yesterday, as I looked back through my previous albums (all the way back to 2005), it was obvious to me that I will be doing this project again.

It's a lot of work. Think Project Life on steroids in terms of the details and the photos and the commitment of time.

And that is precisely why I love it and precisely why I will be doing it again.

These albums are amazing looks at our lives over the course of one week each year. They are in-depth. They document so much of the basic pieces of our existence. They show me so many things to be thankful for in my life yesterday and today. So I'm going to do it again and you can consider yourself invited.

Here's a few things I know to be true:


I've always loved the community that has risen up around this project each year and I hope you'll choose to participate in some form. I've also always loved the creative energy that comes from seeing how people interpret the project and make it work in their own lives.

Interested in learning more or seeing what past year's albums have looked like? Check out my complete Week In The Life compilation page here.

47 thoughts

  1. allyson

    2012-03-27 10:31:26 -0500

    Hi Ali

    I came across a great autism news story in our local paper that I thought might interest you. Here's the link

    http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1152330--computer-unlocks-autistic-teen-s-exceptional-voice?bn=1

    Enjoy your break!

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  2. Verbena

    2012-03-27 10:55:15 -0500

    I love doing Week in the Life every year. It is so much fun to go back and review all of the routines and activities of daily life. It is funny how so many things change but yet how so many things remain the same - that's indeed what life is all about!

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  3. KSW

    2012-03-27 13:11:58 -0500

    Ali you are fantastic. Thanks for everything. Loving the guest posts too - you think of everything!

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  4. The things I know for sure about April | Elinjanne

    2012-03-27 14:55:10 -0500

    [...] move the date back a little from Ali Edwards week depending on my schedule. You can read all about A week in the life in Ali`s blog post today. This is so much fun. Stressful but fun – so join in. Share [...]

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  5. Katie scott

    2012-03-27 16:00:34 -0500

    I'll be doing A Week in The Life - I usually do a 9x9 album - I have a bunch of old unused Heidi Swapp albums that I use for this project. I love the photos I take during a week in the life - they are good for just storing away as personal "stock" photos that I use for all sorts of other projects.

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  6. Clare

    2012-03-27 16:41:34 -0500

    Ilona, are you Hungarian by any chance? My mother's name was Ilona and we are Hungarian. Love the name, in fact it is also my daughter's middle name.

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  7. this and that | Made in Brooklyn

    2012-03-28 07:53:09 -0500

    [...] 4. I am planning on joining in on the Week in Life project again this year. It’s scheduled for the week of April 23rd. Just wanted to put that out there because every year my friends-that-don’t-scrapbook tell me they would love to do a project like that. Well! Join me! Start gathering supplies and marking your calendars! You can check out my album from last year here. And there is more information on Ali Edward’s website here. [...]

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  8. Week in the Life Album :

    2012-03-28 11:47:40 -0500

    [...] | No Comments Share If you follow Ali Edwards work you already know that she will be hosting a Week in the Life this year from April 23-29. I love this project so much as has already completed it two times. I am [...]

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  9. Dionne, the Tea Priestess

    2012-03-28 16:54:59 -0500

    WITL falls on my birthday week so what the heck...I'm in! This will be my first time participating and I'm really looking forward to it.

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  10. Marie-Pierre

    2012-03-29 00:34:55 -0500

    Me too, I'm wondering if it's not already covered by Project Life, but me too, I'll do it again...mainly because those weekly/daily/monthly projects are the ones I cherish the most once they are completed. Thanks Ali for the "engine" you are, pulling us all with you. :)

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  11. Susan robinson

    2012-03-29 09:44:15 -0500

    Ive been waiting.... and you picked a week that is PERFECT for me. Its my husbands and mothers birthday week, its springtime, and i just love april lol

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  12. Noteworthy | 3.30.2012

    2012-03-30 11:00:40 -0500

    [...] want to try just one week? Don’t miss Ali Edwards special Week in the Life event April 23-29. Ali posted some details here, including some specifics in the way she’ll approach the project, links to past posts and [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 06:40AM
  13. Amy Lynn

    2012-03-30 13:22:31 -0500

    I'm getting into my WITL groove! I'm working on the "prep" (organizing and gathering)...I'll be ready to roll when that faithful day finally gets here...*sigh* Can you tell I'm not good at waiting?? :)

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  14. Angi in CO

    2012-04-01 16:36:16 -0500

    YAY! I've wanted to participate so many times, but for one reason or another it did not happen...but the moons have aligned! I've not been motivated to get started on my PL this year and think this will be a fab way to jumpstart the process.

    Getting my supplies ready. Thank you for all you do, Ali!

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  15. P.J.

    2012-04-02 06:35:09 -0500

    This will be my 1st year for "WINL" and I'm excited. 2012 has been devoted to doing albums both my daughter's weddings (Fall 2010 & spring 2011), the Missouri River flooding of 2011 and a few pages for our life memories. I miss Project Life. WINL will record a glimpse of my life this year. I resigned my job effective last Friday to becoming caregiver for my parents. I'm hoping this project will help me find the direction I need in my new endeavors. Thanks Ali for encouraging me.

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  16. 36 while I am 36-The reveal! | Toliveinspired's Blog

    2012-04-02 09:59:03 -0500

    [...] a week in the life project [...]

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  17. wendymorris

    2012-04-02 13:48:25 -0500

    Looking forward to participating in the week-in-the-life!! :)

    Ali - will you have a blinkie we can use to promote the week on our blogs, FB, etc?

    ((hugs))

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  18. marit

    2012-04-03 04:12:36 -0500

    I'm joining again this year, only a week before you. its the third year I'm doing WITL and i#m so looking forward to it.
    You can see my albums 2010 here: http://tagfuertag.typepad.com/weblog/eine-woche-in-unserem-leben-2010/

    and 2011 here:
    http://tagfuertag.typepad.com/weblog/2011/05/minibook-fertig-eine-woche-in-unserem-leben.html

    Thank you Ali for keeping this project alive

    Greetings from Germany
    Marit

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  19. arlenr david

    2012-04-06 18:54:28 -0500

    cant wait to join a week in the life this april i have so many travels this past few weeks till end of the month i want to make an album ::-) looking forward to yoir templates

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  20. PhotoBook Friday | Week in the Life » Suzanne O'Brien Studio

    2012-04-13 09:55:32 -0500

    [...] of thinking.  Every year, a growing number of people join the always inspiring Ali Edwards in her Week in the Life project.  A seven-day documentary project, Week In The Life is an opportunity to capture the [...]

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  21. Arlene Alog-David

    2012-04-15 20:46:10 -0500

    so excited this week i am leaving for osaka and tokyo japan today, i already bought your templates the 8.5 and the 12 x 12 looking forward for more templates and brushes....

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  22. Amanda Abernathy

    2012-04-16 22:06:00 -0500

    I'm going to give it a shot. There's not much about my life worth documenting lol

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  23. A Week In The Life… | Analog Girl In A Digital World

    2012-04-23 00:09:14 -0500

    [...] One of my favorite professional scrapbookers, Ali Edwards is hosting her A Week in the Life Project this week April 23rd – April 29th. You can find out more information about the project here: http://aliedwards.com/2012/03/week-in-the-life-2012-april-23-29.html [...]

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  24. simply autumn » Project Life 2013 :: Week 05

    2013-02-04 23:49:52 -0600

    [...] I master the art of using templates. I dug up an old template purchased sometime last year for Week in the Life and tweaked it to make it work [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 06:40AM
  25. 36 while 36 Results | Toliveinspired's Blog

    2013-03-25 13:08:32 -0500

    [...] 3-Do a week in the life project again! [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 06:40AM
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