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. Mixed Paper Journals | One Story Down says…
    09/15/2011

    [...] yes I do. The casual, freestyle flow of these journals reminds me a lot of Ali Edwards, A Week in the Life project.  That “ANYTHING GOES” style is a-ok with me! (Less “rules” for me [...]

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  2. projects - sunny side up says…
    10/02/2011

    [...] spent a week detailing my life between July 25, 2011 through July 31, 2011 as part of Ali Edward's Week in the Life project.  View my completed project [...]

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  3. A Week in the Life: Introduction | Salt & Nectar says…
    11/08/2011

    [...] by Ali Edwards, I tackled the Week in the Life project last summer and was completely enamored with the results. [...]

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  4. Week in the life / Project Life et. al. | triggsey says…
    11/27/2011

    [...] in pictures, words, and the beautiful minutia of everyday life.  You can learn more about it HERE on Ali’s blog.  This year, the designated week to “Play Along” as I call it, was [...]

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  5. December Daily 2011 | Hello December And A Few More Tips To Get You Started | Ali Edwards says…
    12/01/2011

    [...] Week In The Life [...]

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  6. Reverb 11| Prompt 14 | Ordinary time - sunny side up says…
    12/14/2011

    [...] past July, I finally jumped on Ali Edward's Week in the Life project and detailed an entire week in my [...]

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  7. LOM 2011 Recap and my 2012 EQ | Life His Way says…
    12/27/2011

    [...] Year: (1) I’d like to do A Week in the Life once in 2012. (2) Make a layout about my New 52 [...]

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  8. my project life begins » the finding of me… says…
    01/09/2012

    [...] so i decided to click over to Ali’s blog. i’d been on it a few months ago when she did her week in the life project. i was intrigued by this project and wanted to do it, but i was too overwhelmed with life at the [...]

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  9. Page Protectors for Instragram Photos says…
    01/23/2012

    [...] month, I’m snapping twelve photos that document my life, right now. I think I might even skip Week in the Life this year because this project will capture a lot of those little bits of our days in the year [...]

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  10. Join In | A Day In The Life + Dates For 2012 Week In The Life | Ali Edwards says…
    02/06/2012

    [...] also wanted to announce that I’ll be doing the Week In The Life project again this year from April 23rd through April [...]

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  11. A Day In The Life | Documenting Today | Ali Edwards says…
    02/08/2012

    [...] have come from the times when I’ve been consciously documenting our days (such as during Week In The Life). I’m thinking I’ll probably do a combination of iPhone and DSLR with the intent to [...]

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  12. A Day in Time In My Life « Here I am says…
    02/09/2012

    [...] readers to follow along with them and blog about your own experience. One of my favourites in a Week in the Life by Ali Edwards. She has taken the idea of a Week in the Life & condensed it to a Day in the [...]

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  13. day in the life | rialeephotographyBLOG says…
    02/23/2012

    [...] you might know, I have been inspired by the whole Project Life idea, as well as the idea of “a week in the life”. I have also been thinking about how technology in this day and age has completely changed how we [...]

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  14. Week in the Life Album « glued2myseat says…
    02/29/2012

    [...] sure many of you have heard of Ali Edward’s project “Week in the Life”.  If not, you can visit her blog and check it out in detail.  The basic idea is to photograph [...]

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  15. קפסולת זמן | קפה ויפה says…
    03/12/2012

    [...] אחת המלכות היא אלי. אלי עורכת לילדיה אלבומים שנקראים Week in the Life – במשך שבוע שלם היא מתעדת את הרגעים הכי [...]

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  16. Thoughts On Documenting Spring Break | Ali Edwards says…
    03/19/2012

    [...] is what I plan to do with our Italy photos from 2010. It’s also what I’ve used for my Week In The Life album for the last number of years. One thing I like about this approach is that the stories tend to be [...]

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  17. Seussical Jr. takes the stage « Jackie Wood says…
    04/05/2012

    [...] decided to do my Week in the Life project (I will share more of this project in a future post) through dress week. I wanted to [...]

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  18. Seussical Jr. takes the stage « Jackie Wood | The Costume Kids says…
    04/06/2012

    [...] decided to do my Week in the Life project (I will share more of this project in a future post) through dress week. I wanted to [...]

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  19. 31 Things | New Workshop With Me Through Big Picture Classes | Ali Edwards says…
    04/09/2012

    [...] in-depth on a single daily subject than the documentation you might be used to with projects like Week in the Life or Project Life. This workshop is an opportunity to get specific pieces of your story told with the [...]

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  20. Project Life 2012 | Week Thirteen + A Project Life Giveaway | Ali Edwards says…
    04/09/2012

    [...] Week In The Life [...]

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  21. Неделя из жизни 2012 — собираем желающих поучаствовать в проекте! says…
    04/11/2012

    [...] этого проекта в Америке — Эли Эдвардс — http://aliedwards.com/2010/01/week-in-the-life.html (если вы знаете английский, обязательно [...]

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  22. simply autumn » Yay for Layouts! says…
    04/12/2012

    [...] of creating more, I will be playing along with Ali this April in documenting a Week in the Life.  Who else is playing [...]

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  23. Digital Project Releases | 04.14.12 | Ali Edwards says…
    04/13/2012

    [...] Week In The Life [...]

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  24. Week In The Life 2012 | Supplies & Design Plan | Ali Edwards says…
    04/16/2012

    [...] Week In The Life [...]

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  25. it’s WITL time again! :) | mrshobbes inspired. says…
    04/17/2012

    [...] this year? It really is a lot of fun when a bunch of people do it together! For more info, visit Ali Edwards’ blog where she details everything about this project. spread it 'roundLike this:LikeBe the first to like [...]

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