Day In The Life 2013 | March

I haven't had a chance to get these Day In The Life photos into a template yet but wanted to share them with you here today.

Here's a look at my Saturday:


  • I totally forgot to do this on Friday and ended up doing it on Saturday instead. No rules.

  • My attitude about doing this is pretty lax (see above) - much more so then when I do Week In The Life or when I've randomly done a Day In The Life in the past. Not sure that's either bad or good, it just is.

  • I wrote down barely anything this time. I decided I was going to rely on the photos more and put my energy into that vs. getting every little thing written down. I think when I put this together in the layered template I might just add times to the photos and maybe a line of text for each. 

  • I do know that having this as a project one day a month really does encourage me to take more photos of very everyday things. I think it's also challenging me to see things in new ways through the lens which was totally one of my motivations for doing this monthly. I want to keep getting more intentional about the images.

  • Quite a few self-portraits this time as the kids were with Chris for the weekend. Last month I was on my own for the day that I did Day In The Life too (I was traveling). I remember reading in the comments on one of these posts that someone was planning to very intentionally document themselves each month. I think it's a worthwhile thing for anyone to think about in terms of the "subject" of your day. Do you try to include everyone? Do you focus on yourself and your particular experience? Do you mix it up? In the same way it's fun to add variety to your design or your embellishments it's also interesting (and tells a more complete story) when I can mix up the "subject" of my stories or mix up what I include in terms of photos, time of day, etc.

  • I shared most of my photos on Instagram this time and that kept me motivated throughout the day. I used the hashtag #dayinthelife.

  • All photos were taken with my iPhone 5. All edited with Rad Lab or Pic Tap Go on my phone.

Here are links to the other Day In The Life posts this year:

NEXT UP | This month I'll be doing Day In The Life on Tuesday, April 30th. I'll post a reminder about a week before here and on Facebook/Twitter.


You’re invited to include a link to your March Day In The Life page here. Please link directly to your post vs. your general blog link.

27 thoughts

  1. Lisa W.

    2013-04-02 07:49:57 -0400

    I would have to agreee...peacful...beautiful...and such a wonderful attitude:) What a inspiration to move forward! LOVE this blog every single darn bit of it. Truly makes my day!!! I just now need to use this positive energy and move forward!

  2. Robyn

    2013-04-02 08:01:56 -0400

    Love your pictures! Can't wait to get my iphone (upgrade isn't until July!)...and I think I need to move - I live in Upstate New York,it was 25 this morning, it's snowing, and there are no signs of green yet!

  3. cindy b

    2013-04-02 08:12:54 -0400

    can i just say that you have the most beautiful skin? GORGEOUS!

  4. JosieK

    2013-04-02 09:47:28 -0400

    Lovely...every photo is perfect..composition wise...and it makes you stop and wonder about it..that's magic! And I love that you include photos of yourself..lovely!

  5. Nirupama

    2013-04-02 10:36:20 -0400

    Unbelievable photos! and with an iPhone? I'm so glad and thankful you started doing this as a monthly series. I have been playing along and am so enjoying the journey.

  6. Laura M

    2013-04-02 10:58:33 -0400

    How'd you get such great self potraits?

  7. Patti L

    2013-04-02 10:58:38 -0400

    Nice. I feel like we don't have as much blooming going on here on the East coast...hmmmm. Love seeing Lily, glad she's hanging in there! Sometimes I find the best photos are on days where there is really nothing going on and I feel like there was nothing to capture, then I come across an awesome shot of the everyday life! I love that feeling.

  8. Julie

    2013-04-02 11:32:24 -0400

    Hey Ali - are you planning to do Week in the Life as well this year, or are the monthly Day in the Life projects replacing that? I missed last year's week and love playing along.

  9. Pam

    2013-04-02 11:35:50 -0400

    So cool. I feel inspired to see and capture differently, (as well as new thoughts about subject) are an awesome storyteller AEDInc ;) (congrats on that!)

  10. Heather

    2013-04-02 16:02:43 -0400

    Ali, I just purchased RadLab with your discount last week. What are your favorite actions for your photos?

  11. Mari K

    2013-04-02 16:26:16 -0400

    Hey Ali- I just wanted to let you know I goofed when I linked up #10 doesn't work but #11 is the right one. Sorry! And you're pictures look great, I can't wait to see what you do with them.

  12. J3SS1C4

    2013-04-02 18:12:28 -0400

    Your photos are so awesome! Looks like you had a great day! I recorded Sunday and will be sharing in the next couple of days. It was great fun recording Easter!

  13. Sandi

    2013-04-02 20:58:32 -0400

    Wonderful photos! I am so jealous of your weather. I live in Wisconsin and we had a high of about 32 degrees today. The sun, the flowers, the farmers market... can not wait for spring and summer to come to Wisconsin.

  14. Margie S

    2013-04-02 21:11:19 -0400

    I love the idea of focusing on a theme, especially self portraits. Experimenting with them has been on my mind lately.

  15. teddi

    2013-04-02 21:14:26 -0400

    ali, your photos are gorgeous! they did speak volumes. :) i wish my skin looked that good. sigh.

  16. Kim Hogarth

    2013-04-03 05:58:56 -0400

    Looking through your photos, I noticed how great you skin looks. What do you use?

  17. dawn

    2013-04-03 07:00:52 -0400

    Great post Ali, so glad you shared more photos and thoughts of your day this time. Hoping you can do more like this in the future DIL posts.

    You are gorgeous and take such great self photos, good for you doing that and inspiring us to do the same!

    WOW, how lucky for you to have all that green and flowers around already. Really looks like spring in your area. We still have cold and melted snow with very few blooms. Hope our Spring hurries and comes soon.

    Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us!

  18. patty

    2013-04-03 08:54:02 -0400

    love. LOVE all the "moments" of your day you captured!
    (& you look gorgeous!)

  19. Suz

    2013-04-03 11:38:47 -0400

    Great captures Ali! Especially love the one of Lily on your front porch. Things are finally starting to bloom here too. (Love spring and all that it is- minus the pollen. LOL)
    Take care you.

  20. Cindy Welch

    2013-04-06 20:15:04 -0400

    I dont always comment, maybe cause i am just trying to absorb as much in as i can in a short period of time given the amount of hours I work per week, but Ali, your self portraits here are GEORGOUS. You not just physically beautiful here, but I see the healed inside coming through. Love it!!

  21. Rosa Nissenbaum

    2013-04-06 20:44:04 -0400

    I love your skirt! May I ask where you got it? :)

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