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Week In The Life | Links To All Previous Projects

A seven-day documentary project, Week In The Life is an annual opportunity to capture the simple everyday details of your life with photos and words. The albums I've created using the basics outlined below are some of my most treasured in that they are wonderfully true representations of my family's life at a particular point in time. From the mundane to the profound, it's those simple little everyday moments that I treasure most.

If you choose to embark on this project, especially for the first time, I encourage you to read through the comments from previous years. There are many suggestions, answers, additional information, etc. that can be found within the comment sections of each post. And remember, there's no right or wrong way to approach this album.

Here's a great post to help you get started: The Basics Of Documenting A Week In Your Life

It's an amazing adventure. Consider yourself invited.


WEEK IN THE LIFE | 2012

April 23rd - April 29

2012 PRE-PLANNING + BASICS

2012 DAILY PHOTOS AND WORDS

COMPLETED PAGES AND HOW TO

2012 BANNER


Please link the banner to: http://aliedwards.com/2010/01/week-in-the-life.htm...



WEEK IN THE LIFE | 2011

JULY 25th - JULY 31st

TITLE SPONSORS | STUDIO CALICO, TIM HOLTZ, SWEET SHOPPE DESIGNS, WORLD WIN, PAPER COTERIE, THERM O WEB, SIMON SAYS STAMP


week in the life | bringing it together : the photos

2011 PRE-PLANNING + BASICS

2011 DAILY PHOTOS AND WORDS

COMPLETED PAGES & HOW TO

2011 BANNER ADS | Click here to grab a banner to share on your blog.

FLICKR GROUP | Share your images and final project in the 2011 Week In The Life Flickr Gallery.

BIG PICTURE COMMUNITY | Join the free community of Week In The Life participants - includes gallery and message boards.



APRIL 2010

PRE-PLANNING + BASICS

Starting To Plan For Week In The Life 2010
The Basics of Documenting A Week In Your Life
2010 Design Plan & Product Suggestions

DAILY PHOTOS + WORDS

Week In The Life : Monday
Week In The Life : Tuesday
Week In The Life : Wednesday
Week In The Life : Thursday
Week In The Life : Friday
Week In The Life : Saturday

COMPLETED PAGES + HOW-TO

Bringing It All Together • The Photos
Bringing It All Together • The Words
Bringing It All Together • The Photos, Part Two
Bringing It All Together • 2010 Completed Album

READER SAMPLES 2010

Group One
Group Two
Group Three

VIDEO TUTORIALS 2010

How To Work With The Layered Template Collage Pages In Photoshop Elements

FLICKR GROUP 2010

Week In The Life 2010

OTHER 2010 POSTS

REALLY BIG GIVEAWAY 2010
Special Organization Guest Post
: Get Organized For Week In Your Life by Aby Garvey of Simplify101.com



SEPTEMBER 2008

BASICS, PRE-PLANNING & ENCOURAGEMENT

Join In : A Week in the Life
Documenting A Week in the Life : all the basics
Ready, set...
Have fun & enjoy the process
Week in the Life : Formula + Supplies

DAILY PHOTOS + WORDS

Week in the Life : Monday Morning Thoughts
Week in the Life : Monday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Tuesday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Wednesday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Mid-Week Observations + Responses to Questions
Week in the Life : Thursday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Q&A from Thursday's Post
Week in the Life : Friday Photos + A Couple Words
Week in the Life : Saturday Photos + Words
Week in the Life : Sunday Photos + Words

COMPLETED PAGES + HOW-TO

Week in the Life : Album Creation Part One
Week in the Life : Album Creation Part Two (full album shown)

READER SAMPLES 2008

Samples from participants #1
Samples from participants #2
Samples from participants #3
Samples from participants #4

OTHER 2008 POSTS

Tracey Clark : The Great Indoors (a guest post by a photographer about taking indoor photos)

PRESS

Week In The Life featured in Real Simple Magazine, April 2010
Ohdeedoh Week In The Life project ( October 2009 )

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  1. Last Alaskan Summer, Documented: Wednesday Whirlwind « Mermaid Eyes says…
    07/28/2011

    [...] (This series is participation in the Week In the Life challenge.)  [...]

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  2. Week in the Life: 2011 project by Ali Edwards | Northern Belle says…
    07/29/2011

    [...] participating in “Week in the Life 2011″. It’s a seven-day documentary project to capture the everyday details of your life with words and photos. I tried to participate in this last year, but it fell apart after day two. I started it the week [...]

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  3. Last Alaskan Summer, Documented: Friday Loving « Mermaid Eyes says…
    07/30/2011

    [...] (This series is participation in the Week In the Life challenge.)  [...]

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  4. me. right now. | says…
    07/30/2011

    [...] post was inspired by the Week In The Life  project that is going on this week over at Ali Edwards and a few of the blogs I read that are [...]

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  5. creating your everyday adventure « Pastiche says…
    07/31/2011

    [...] Ali Edwards has this guest post up on her blog, written by Shimelle Laine, a noted professional scrapbooker. I LOVE her take on scrapping the everyday and taking every day as something precious. It was just the perfect boost to my excitement with starting A Week in the Life. [...]

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  6. the update post « Pastiche says…
    07/31/2011

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  7. Week in the Life « Paula Castells says…
    07/31/2011

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    08/02/2011

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    08/03/2011

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  10. Week In The Life 2011 | Working With The Layered Template Album (Video Tutorial) | Ali Edwards says…
    08/03/2011

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  11. Una semana en la vida / Week in the life | lalialvarez says…
    08/04/2011

    [...] ¡a ver como me queda! ya os enseñare los resultados…  Si quieres leer mas, visita esta pagina de Ali. También he puesto un banner en la parte derecha de mi blog. ¡Espero que esta [...]

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  12. Week In The Life 2011 | The Photos | Ali Edwards says…
    08/05/2011

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  13. week in the life: monday layout « Pastiche says…
    08/08/2011

    [...] Haha, I realize I haven’t posted since that last super excited post about Ali Edwards’s Week in the Life (July 25-31). Well, it’s come and gone and I had a blast living the week and taking photos [...]

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  14. Mini nach Marit – fertig « Engelenchen says…
    08/09/2011

    [...] wie euer Alltag vor ein oder zwei Jahren aussah? Bald möchte ich auch unbedingt eine Woche “Week in the life” machen. Zum Termin von Ali Edwards hatte ich einfach keine Zeit und es wäre für mich im [...]

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  15. Project Life | Weeks Thirty and Thirty-One | Ali Edwards says…
    08/09/2011

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  16. week in the life: tuesday layout « Pastiche says…
    08/09/2011

    [...] Week in the Life is an annual project by Ali Edwards, where participants document a week in their lives using pictures and words. [...]

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  17. A Week In The Life (part one) - Amanda Heimann Designs says…
    08/09/2011

    [...] this year I decided to join in A Week In The Life.  AWITL was started by Ali Edwards and is basically taking a week to document your life with pictures and journaling.  I know that [...]

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  18. Week In The Life 2011 | Bringing It All Together (with Video Overview) | Ali Edwards says…
    08/11/2011

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  19. Una semana en la vida | Lali Alvarez says…
    08/12/2011

    [...] español, ¡a ver como me queda! ya os enseñare los resultados… Si quieres leer mas, visita esta pagina de Ali. También he puesto un banner en la parte derecha de mi blog. ¡Espero que esta sea [...]

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  20. week in the life: wed & thurs layouts « Pastiche says…
    08/16/2011

    [...] Week in the Life is an annual project by Ali Edwards, where participants document a week in their lives using pictures and words. [...]

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    08/18/2011

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  22. Little Moments = Big Memories says…
    08/22/2011

    [...] even first day of school like many of us parents are facing right now.  Well, I participated in a Week in the Life Project (WITL) that Ali Edwards puts together.  I will be the first to admit that I am not a project scrapbooker.  I take so many [...]

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  23. A Day in the Life | windy willow says…
    09/01/2011

    [...] year Ali Edwards does a project called ‘Week in the Life‘ and I love seeing what she does each year. While I would love to do something as in depth as [...]

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  24. Learn Something New Every Day | Sunday Best says…
    09/09/2011

    [...] Finish my Week in the Life album. I love the way Ali Edwards said on her blog something to the effect of: “I hope you [...]

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  25. Dear Instagram, | Sunday Best says…
    09/15/2011

    [...] it! Just happy tweeting my daily lessons for now. I think this will be a fun project (along with my Week in the Life) to see me through to Christmas. Overall, I’m learning this month that I can take on a lot [...]

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