Week In The Life 2013 Date Announcement

In case you missed it within another post a week or so ago, I've set a date.

I'll be documenting a Week In The Life from Monday, September 9 through Sunday, September 15th, 2013.

Around here that's back to school, the beauty of the change of seasons, and who knows what else might happen along the way.

Week In The Life is an in-depth 7-day documentary project. It's different from Project Life® in that you make a whole album (I usually do 8.5x11 but other people do 12x12 or 6x8) for this one week with each day being showcased as a 2+ page spread.

I made my first Week In The Life album back in 2005 for a Creating Keepsakes event and have done it every year since (except 2009 when Anna was born and it just felt like too much).

There's no cost to participate. I'll have new layered templates available at Designer Digitals in mid- or late-August for those that would like to follow along with the same format I'll be using.

You can check out previous Week In The Life projects here.

I've created a 2013 banner for those of you that would like to add it to your site:


Please link to: http://aliedwards.com/week-in-the-life

I'm looking forward to another event and hope you'll participate!

29 thoughts

  1. mindy

    2013-07-24 01:14:13 -0400

    oh that is a good week! start of school & then will end with my son's 5th birthday :) looking forward to it!

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  2. Celine Navarro

    2013-07-24 02:06:53 -0400

    I need to do it this year!

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  3. Lady Aga

    2013-07-24 03:40:42 -0400

    i made this project only once, but i really loved it. i think, this year i'm joining you too! new school, new city - i can't wait:)
    greetings from poland!

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  4. Cate b

    2013-07-24 06:38:42 -0400

    A good week all round for us, a 4th birthday and 7th wedding anniversary. I might be organised enough to actually do something more than take photos this year!

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  5. Kristin

    2013-07-24 06:59:56 -0400

    Thanks Ali! Love this project with you and community! Am hoping to entice my mom to do it too this year.

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  6. Kim S (nerdgrl)

    2013-07-24 07:50:13 -0400

    I did my first WITL last year and the album turned out great. Can't wait to do this year's!. I also love that the week changes from year to year. With no kids, our lives aren't as unpredictable as some households are, so it's nice to have different weeks showcased.

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  7. dawn

    2013-07-24 07:58:46 -0400

    Count me in!! I love doing this and can't wait!

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  8. iHanna

    2013-07-24 08:13:03 -0400

    Oh how fun, I have been waiting for this project after joining for the first time last year. I made printed book that I just ordered, and I look forward to receive it and see my week in print!

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  9. Stacy

    2013-07-24 08:44:53 -0400

    So excited! I've followed along for 4 years now. I just have to say tho - the Type A in me is going bonkers over the missing "s" in your Tuesday layout!

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  10. Maggie

    2013-07-24 11:42:54 -0400

    Oh yay! Thanks so much for giving us so much notice. I've attempted to do two WITL projects since my daughter was born two years ago and didn't finish either one. I took tons of pics but stopped journaling shortly after the week started.

    I'm going to try to use this opportunity to at least compile collage spreads so that all of those pics don't go to waste. No, it won't be "perfect" but I can still print those captured (and treasured!) moments, which are so different than our current reality.

    Thanks so much for letting us be a part of this special project!

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  11. Week in the life 2013 | Elinjanne

    2013-07-24 14:59:42 -0400

    [...] time to start planning for a week in the life 2013. Ali Edwards will be hosting the project on her Blog from Monday, September 9 through Sunday, September 15th, [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:52PM
  12. anneberit

    2013-07-24 15:18:20 -0400

    I'm in too! At least the taking photo + writing part - the album I've never been able to finish (but maybe this year!). So if I get the photos and the words down + uploaded to flickr I'll call it good.

    * edited 08/08/14 05:52PM
  13. ali gitt

    2013-07-24 17:05:25 -0400

    I was so excited with last year's turnout that I added the pages right into my Project Life book with 12x12 pages. Here is my blog post with my title pages. Love it!
    http://aligitt.blogspot.com/2013/06/week-in-life-2013-title-pages.html

    * edited 08/08/14 05:52PM
  14. Estefania

    2013-07-25 00:26:52 -0400

    I am so excited to try this. I have so many things to record this year. New country, new baby, new business...I cannot wait!!!

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  15. Kathy

    2013-07-25 01:56:49 -0400

    Can't wait....my favourite project.

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  16. Maureen

    2013-07-25 07:29:33 -0400

    I'm in! I've followed along the last 2 years but did not attempt the project. This year I am giving it a go. We don't have kids at home but it will still be fun to document both my husbands and my week in the same book. Our Michaels had their entire line of Simple Stories/Snap products on clearance when I stopped by last night and I decided spur of the moment that thats what I will be using. I've done 2 other smaller albums using those products and I love how they each came out so I know this will be a good line to use for this book as well! And since you've provided enough notice on which week you'll be doing this, I have plenty of time to get my book prepped! Yay! Thank you for doing this project again - and Thank you for Hello Story - I am loving that class!!

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  17. Lexie

    2013-07-25 07:39:26 -0400

    I´ve never done it before but just watched the videos of the last 2 years and read all the information. I am definitely going to do this in September! I like your albums of 2011 and 2012 Ali! They´re great and I hope mine will look great as well. Thank you :-)

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  18. Valerie.H

    2013-07-25 11:37:24 -0400

    I am in. So excited.

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  19. ARC

    2013-07-25 20:18:35 -0400

    I didn't know about this before, so I'm totally in for this year. (I'm a relative newbie to all this stuff.) Thanks for all the details!

    Maybe someone can answer - how does this mesh with Project Life? Do you just skip PL for that week?

    * edited 08/08/14 05:52PM
  20. Sarah

    2013-07-26 11:31:01 -0400

    I'm in... added your badge to my blog. I'm so excited.

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  21. Everything old is new again . . . |

    2013-08-05 12:16:37 -0400

    [...] an epic twist of fate, Ali Edwards went ahead and scheduled her yearly Week in the Life project for the week of September 9th to 15th this year. How perfect is that? To end my year of [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:52PM
  22. Out with the old, in with the new… | This is My Colorful Life...

    2013-08-06 23:36:31 -0400

    [...] want to go back and finish what I started with that. * I am looking forward to participating in Ali Edward’s A Week in the Life  project next month. * Sort through all of the photos I uploaded the past few days and get some printed. I [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:52PM
  23. Things on Thursday… | sarathings

    2013-08-22 07:58:50 -0400

    [...] Finally, Ali Edwards has announced her Week in the Life dates for this year – and it’s coming up soon! I loved this project last year and [...]

    * edited 08/08/14 05:52PM
  24. Katie Scott

    2013-08-23 08:34:17 -0400

    I have done 4 or 5 of the "week in the life" projects and they are some of my very favorite scrapbooks (and I scrap a lot so there is lots to chose from / these tend to be less structured in terms of layout design for me but oh so much richer in terms of capturing the details of our everyday life than any other type of scrapbooking I do - even richer, I think, than Project Life - which usually centers more around events for me.)

    Looking forward to this week!

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  25. Katie Scott

    2013-08-23 08:35:15 -0400

    "choose". - I think I misspelled it in my comment.

    * edited 08/08/14 05:52PM
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