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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. And The Week In The Life 2012 Giveaways Go To… | Ali Edwards says…
    05/01/2012

    [...] huge thank you to all my sponsors this year for Week In The Life 2012. Their support is greatly [...]

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  2. Week In The Life 2012 | Working With The Layered Template Set | Ali Edwards says…
    05/02/2012

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  3. Mindfulness using Photography « simplelife:art says…
    05/04/2012

    [...] Edwards is a genius at documenting everyday life in an easy way. Check out her Week in the Life and December Daily projects. She also is exploring creativity and inspiration in her email [...]

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  4. Baking And Bread And Blooms | Ali Edwards says…
    05/07/2012

    [...] mentioned recently (during Week In The Life I think) about my emphasis on creating new pathways. Doing things a little differently in the basic [...]

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  5. A week in the life. » Life In Limbo says…
    05/07/2012

    [...] year, I ‘participated’ in Ali Edwards’ A Week In The Life project. The gist of it is that you document a week in your life, complete with words, pictures, [...]

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  6. Project Life 2012 | Week Seventeen (Week In The Life) | Ali Edwards says…
    05/08/2012

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  7. Project Life {Week 18} | ScrapInspired.com says…
    05/09/2012

    [...] the week after Week in the Life I wasn’t so interested in taking pics! HaHa! And yet I was still able to fill my spread with [...]

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  8. May Studio AE Blog Hop & Project Life 2012 | Week Eighteen | Ali Edwards says…
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  9. Week In The Life 2012 | Bringing It All Together | Ali Edwards says…
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  11. Week in the Life in Project Life » Life in Color Photography says…
    05/22/2012

    [...] inserts! Yay for easy! When I was thinking about the week in photos I was thinking about why I loved the project and why the photos were so special. They were so special to me because I don’t usually take [...]

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  12. Something New… « sarathings says…
    05/30/2012

    [...] thing that has mixed media stuff going on – at The Paperie Retreat in May, I had fun with my Week in the Life [...]

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  13. A Week in the Life: July 16-22 | Scrapworthy Lives says…
    07/03/2012

    [...] decided that in two weeks (July 16-22) I will complete a Week in the Life. That gives me a week to prepare a base of an album for the project and a bit of time before my [...]

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  14. Ali Edwards’ A Week in the Life « Optimistic Fascination says…
    08/02/2012

    [...] documenting a week in there life. If you have not heard of this project you can read more about it here.  As Ali states there are so many different ways to approach this project. There’s no right [...]

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  15. Little Pieces » Week in the Life Project says…
    08/15/2012

    [...] am so excited to be joining in with the Week in the Life project from Ali Edwards.  For those of you don’t know, it’s similar to Project Life but the [...]

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  16. Week in the Life | says…
    08/28/2012

    [...] I know it was quite a while back that Ali Edwards did her 2012 week in the life and at the time I considered doing it then too but just couldn’t make it happen. I don’t even remember what was getting in the way. Anyways it’s been on my mind to complete now for a few weeks and this morning I decided no time like the present! So today, Monday August 27th is the first day in my week in the life. Read more about Ali’s project and get her free PDF daily note sheets (which are wonderful!- My favorite section where you write down what your family had for their meals that day.) http://aliedwards.com/2010/01/week-in-the-life.html [...]

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  17. Day in the Life, in Photos | Krug the Thinker says…
    09/20/2012

    [...] of my favorite bloggers organizes a week in the life project a few times a year. The idea is simple: really make an effort to capture your everyday life in [...]

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  18. A week in the life project - Digital Scrapbooking Community - DesignerDigitals says…
    09/27/2012

    [...] information and inspiration and how to get started and what to do in advance and during the week): Week In The Life | Ali Edwards I've got free daily sheets for recording information here: Week In The Life | Thoughts On The [...]

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  19. The Breakfast Project + Giveaway | sunnysideup says…
    10/09/2012

    [...] just a “scrapbooker.”  She’s about preserving memories via a varity of ways like week in the life, December Daily, and prompts like “currently,” “right now,” etc…  [...]

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  20. A Week In My Life « Ferris Wheel Kisses says…
    11/18/2012

    [...] I’m really bad at capturing snip-its of my life. When I look back at my journals, I found that most of what I wrote were pages and pages of shit that sucked. For years I’ve used my journal as a source of venting, but never a tool to also talk about the wonderful moments in my life. If you were to stumble upon my diaries, which I hope no one ever does, you would think the journals belonged to a  hopeless soul that did nothing but analyzed herself to death criticizing everything about herself.  So, yes that’s still me, that part exists, but I promise there have been wonderful happy moments too. I no longer want to use my journal as a venting tool. Though I think in the past during the most difficult moments in my life it most certainly helped. But, I just realized, that’s probably why there are huge gaps in my journals. During the times in my life that were good, I didn’t write. I want to capture both. So, I’m going to try it again, A Week In The Life, an Ali Edwards project. [...]

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  21. Reverb 11| Prompt 14 | Ordinary time | sunnysideup says…
    12/09/2012

    [...] 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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  22. No Lemon Drops Were abUsed in Making this Post « Images to Ink says…
    01/17/2013

    [...] those of you who know me well, you know that Becky Higgins’ Project Life, Ali Edward’s A Week in the Life, Cathy Zielske’s Design Your Life, and Katrina Kennedy’s Capture your 365 are not [...]

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