Day In The Life | 2013 Monthly Project

For 2013 I'm planning to do a Day In The Life each month as an additional insert to my Project Life album.

I'm hoping to include a little more in-depth documentation - capturing the nitty gritty flow of my/our day. I also know from experience that the process of capturing a specific point in time always challenges me to capture things I've been missing in my regular photo-taking routines.

Last year I did a Day In The Life in February. Here's the posts that went along with that project:


This year I've designed a set of 6x12 Day In The Life layered templates that I can use as inserts in Project Life. They include space for a photo plus areas for journaling morning, afternoon, evening and gratitude. Next week I'll share a layered template tutorial for working with these new 6x12 layered templates.

My plan is to do my Day In The Life the last week of each month, most likely on the last day.

I'll be documenting my first monthly day on Thursday, January 31 using a Daily Sheet for documentation. You can download a free set of Daily Sheets (originally designed for Week In The Life but you can choose to just print one page) here.

I'll be using the Project Life 6x12 Page Protectors to include this content in my Project Life album.

I've also designed a 6x12 Photo Collage Template set to go along with the Day In The Life layered templates. They can be used in conjunction or on their own for anytime you want to add a 6x12. You can also combine the two together to create a 12x12 layout. I'll be using these as the back page of the 6x12 insert to include photos I take throughout the day.

Like the idea of 6x12 layered templates? You can also check out my 6x12 Words And Photos Layered Templates and see how I used them in Project Life here.

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2013 | And in case you are wondering I do currently plan to embark on a Week In The Life project again this year as well. Most likely this will happen in the fall.

Consider yourself invited! I'll post a reminder each month here on my site and via Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. simplypearl

    2013-01-31 16:20:27 -0500

    i LOVE this idea! my favorite from last year was the WITL from april. so much so that i decided to do it again in october. i was just thinking that i needed something to catch our lives more than PL... and this popped up. thank you!

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  2. Tania

    2013-01-31 20:26:25 -0500

    Hi Ali

    I followed your link to the overview and free download that you did in February last year. Does the free download have an expiry date? I click on the link and go nowhere?

    Thanks for all that you do... you truly do inspire others.....

    Cheers

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  3. Mallory

    2013-01-31 22:31:07 -0500

    Awesome idea!

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  4. Alicia

    2013-02-01 09:06:00 -0500

    Great idea! I've been wanting to do a few "day in the life" things this year but didn't want to add to my first year in PL. Never thought of combining them! Can't wait to see yours!

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  5. Laura Moegenburg

    2013-02-01 10:49:15 -0500

    Ali,

    I just purchased your 6x12 layered templates from Designer Digitals for A Day in the Life - they are very cool! However I am having a problem, when I insert the picture into "January" the banner on top shows up but not the word January on the bottom? What am I doing wrong? Working in PSE.

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  6. Mrs. b

    2013-02-01 13:58:31 -0500

    Love this! I recorded yesterday (can't believe it's already February now!) and now purchased the layered templates from Designer Digitals. However, when I open it in CS5 I get a warning: "Some text layers are containing fonts that are missing. These layers will need to have the missing fonts replaced before they can be used for vector based output". When looking further there are warning sign "labels" on almost all layers. If I interpret this correctly I don't seem to have the "BebasNeue" font. I googled this and it looks to be a free font, so I will try to download this to see if the template works.
    But just sending this question - is this how I should do to get it to work? (Anyone else having the same problem?)

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  7. 2013 project life: week 4 « heathyr hintz

    2013-02-02 16:03:35 -0500

    [...] be back tomorrow to share an insert for January’s edition of a “Day In the Life.” Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. ← Previous [...]

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  8. libbywilko

    2013-02-03 02:30:01 -0500

    Oh I missed it... Maybe I can start it in February instead :-) love the idea of doing it monthly.

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  9. 2013 project life: “day in the life” january edition « heathyr hintz

    2013-02-03 14:02:48 -0500

    [...] 11 p.m. on Thursday night I read through one of my Instagtram friends that Ali was tackling a monthly version of a ‘Day In the Life’ this year. My first instinct was [...]

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  10. Sharing a Day In the Life. |

    2013-02-05 00:08:54 -0500

    [...] Thursday the 31st of January I took part in Ali Edward’s Day in the Life concept. This is something which is going to be encouraged at the end of every month, most probably the [...]

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

    2013-02-05 00:48:30 -0500

    [...] Ali’s idea of documenting a day in the life each month. Decided not to spend any more money on templates [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
  12. Day In The Life 2013 | January (+ Video Tutorial For Working With Layered Templates) | Ali Edwards

    2013-02-07 18:48:44 -0500

    [...] Last week I embarked on a new project for 2013. I’m planning to do a Day In The Life the last day (or so) of each month and add the content to Project Life. You can check out that original post here. [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
  13. a day in the life: january 31, 2013 — sarah learns

    2013-02-11 06:10:39 -0500

    [...] ali edwards recently inspired me to join her as she does a day in the life at the end of each month in 2013. i’m excited to see how my “normal” changes as the year goes on. [...]

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  14. Project Life 2013 | Week Five | Ali Edwards

    2013-02-13 06:01:13 -0500

    [...] Excited to include a Day In The Life each month this year. You can read more about that here. [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
  15. project life 2013 | weeks 5 + 6 » tracy larsen blog

    2013-02-24 21:01:34 -0500

    [...] camera photos and iphone photos. on the last day of january, i joined ali edwards in documenting a day in the life. i am working on an insert with my photos from this day. (the insert is 6 x 12 and i will be [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
  16. Day In The Life 2013 | February Reminder | Ali Edwards

    2013-02-27 11:20:30 -0500

    [...] Read about how this project got started here. [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
  17. Day In The Life 2013 | February | Ali Edwards

    2013-03-05 06:00:50 -0500

    [...] In January I embarked on a new project for 2013. I’m planning to do a Day In The Life the last day (or so) of each month and add the content to Project Life. You can check out that original post here. [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
  18. March Reminder: Day in the Life : Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps.

    2013-03-26 20:58:04 -0400

    [...] Read about how this project got started here. [...]

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  19. Day in the Life, March 2013 | Around here | Kapachino

    2013-04-04 08:48:19 -0400

    [...] have decided to participate along with Ali Edwards’ monthly day in the life project. I wasn’t prepared to start at the beginning of the year but I think I can pull it off once a [...]

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  20. Day In The Life 2013 | March Reminder | Ali Edwards

    2013-04-23 17:23:46 -0400

    [...] Read about how this project got started here. [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
  21. Day in the Life, April 2013 | Around here | Kapachino

    2013-05-07 11:14:40 -0400

    [...] is part of Ali Edwards’ monthly day in the life project. In 2013 I am documenting a day at the end of each month and including it as an insert in my [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
  22. day in the life – june 2013 — sarah learns

    2013-07-03 06:10:53 -0400

    [...] ali edwards recently inspired me to join her as she does a day in the life at the end of each month in 2013. i’m excited to see how my “normal” changes as the year goes on. [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
  23. In progress | Rainbows & Fireflies

    2013-08-15 12:19:32 -0400

    [...] Ali Edwards' Day in the Life is coming up tomorrow.  I think I'm going to play along.  Instead of doing PL [...]

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  24. day in the life. | carrie l. sunday >> in the process of living

    2013-09-23 09:20:48 -0400

    […] a Day in the Life project is a better fit for me. Less pressure, and I can schedule it on a day when something is […]

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  25. A Day In The Life | October 2013, Week One

    2013-10-07 10:19:37 -0400

    […] been wanting to join in A Day In The Life for awhile to document some of our daily life but hadn’t really found the time. Anyhow, I […]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:49PM
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