Join In | A Day In The Life + Dates For 2012 Week In The Life

week in the life | bringing it together : the photos

Anyone want to join me in documenting a day in your life this week?

As I was sitting with Simon at breakfast this morning I was thinking that it's been awhile since I did a full day of documentation. I'm planning to do it this Wednesday, February 8th.

If you'd like to join in all you need to do is wake up on Wednesday (or any day this week) with a commitment to writing down and photographing the course of your day.

To simplify the process you can download my set of my printable Daily Sheets and use whichever day you plan to document.

You can blog about your day, create a layout, add it to your Project Life, etc. I'm thinking I might just include an extra page or two in Project Life.

I'll share my experience, and include a place for you to link to yours, later this week.

WEEK IN THE LIFE 2012


I also wanted to announce that I'll be doing the Week In The Life project again this year from April 23rd through April 29th.

You can take a look at past Week In The Life projects here. More details to come.

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  1. Ellie A. says…
    02/06/2012

    You know what.. YES I will join you! :) Off to print my Daily Sheet :)

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  2. Mrs. V says…
    02/06/2012

    So excited for both!

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  3. Claudia says…
    02/06/2012

    oooh! I want to play! What a great way for me to try it out. Marking my calendar for April as well.

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  4. Melissa says…
    02/06/2012

    I actually did a Day in the Life a couple of weeks ago but still haven't had the chance to do a post about it. I'll be using those pictures to join you! :)

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  5. Cynthia says…
    02/06/2012

    I am thinking how uneventful our life is these days ... however I am going to give it a go. Printing off the sheet now. Maybe I can borrow a couple of littles to make things more exciting ... lol.

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  6. janine says…
    02/06/2012

    I threaten to do this kind of thing all the time, and since my one little word for this year is connect, I think I just will! Hopefully it will help me connect with my day and my creativity a little more for a day :)

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  7. Chris says…
    02/06/2012

    I remember trying to do "A Day in Our Life" when my son was only a few months old -- trying to document how a day changed from month-to-month. Totally flopped after about 4 months.

    I totally think I'm ready to try it again! Maybe not monthly, but as a one-day thing, definitely!

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  8. kelli says…
    02/06/2012

    as I pack for Disney World this week, this will be a lot of fun! Can't wait. Printing off my sheets now.

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  9. elinjanne says…
    02/06/2012

    The perfect week!
    Thank you.

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  10. Lara says…
    02/06/2012

    Such great timing! I just finished my Week in the Life album for 2011 and am sharing on my blog this week. Count me in for both :)

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  11. Susan says…
    02/06/2012

    I'm joining you. Thanks for the heads up - gives me a goal for Wednesday to look forward too. thanks.

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  12. Jen V. says…
    02/06/2012

    I'm definitely in! I had an idea in the back of my head a week or so ago that I should do a day in the life post for a PL layout, and then it was gone as soon as I had the thought! I'm so glad you brought this idea up!

    Have a great Monday!

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  13. Monica says…
    02/06/2012

    You know what...I'm in! Always wanted to do this but never get around to it.

    Question for you Ali. The photos in the picture above...did you crop 9 photos into a 4x6 photo paper and printed? I'm trying to figure out how you did that.

    I think for Wednesday, I'm going to take the approach of just using Instagram on my iPhone instead of lugging my Nikon SLR around all day:)

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    1. Claire says…
      02/06/2012

      I love your idea of using Instagram! I have some page protectors that take 4x4 pictures that I need to use up and this would be the perfect project for them.

  14. Monica says…
    02/06/2012

    Never mind! I just answered my own question by following your link to last years week in the life project of yours. :)

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  15. Kim G says…
    02/06/2012

    I would also love to hear how you made the 9x9 grid into a 4x6 photo. Thanks!

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    1. Jan from Canada (living in Oz) says…
      02/10/2012

      not sure how Ali does it.. but I think I know what your asking..I use the template that she is using ... put all my pics in.. THEN resize it to fit into the template spots.. so basically resizing the template to fit inside the template.. Hope that makes sense :)
      I am sure she does it waaaaaay easier :) I love the look!

      Cheers,
      Jan

    2. twebster says…
      02/07/2012

      I would love to know how you do this Ali! have you done a tutorial somewhere before on how to accomplish this?? SO awesome!!

    3. Ali says…
      02/06/2012

      Hi Kim - those are not 4x6 images - they are 8.5x11.

  16. Claire says…
    02/06/2012

    How exciting! I'll definitely do the day in the life this week. It is amazing to think how my daily life is different now that my daughter is in preschool. Wednesday is my volunteering day, too, so it will be fun to capture that.

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  17. Susan robinson says…
    02/06/2012

    yep Im in!! I actually have a rather busy weds. so I'll take that day on. I always love doing your little daily commitments, weekly lifts, witl, olw, and project life. Thank you for spreading such amazing inspiration!

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  18. Cecilia says…
    02/06/2012

    I've been flirting with the idea of doing week in the life this year, and now knowing that it's my birthday week...consider it confirmed!

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  19. Seana says…
    02/06/2012

    YAY! It's my first time doing both! So excited! My husband + 2-yr- old...not so much lol.

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  20. dawn says…
    02/06/2012

    HOORAY FOR DAY IN THE LIFE!! That is the day before my daughter will be 15 and I babysit my 2 sweet little cousins so it will be a jammed packed day. This will be nice to include in the PL for the week!! Thanks Ali for the idea and including us!!

    I marked the dates in April as well. Happy Monday!!

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  21. Jill says…
    02/06/2012

    Motivation to get the last remaining pieces of 2011 album stuck down ;) I'm thinking about an all digital book this year - maybe through blurb or something. I really like how Elise Blaha's book came together last year with the Kolo system.

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  22. Leah Burgett says…
    02/06/2012

    Yes, yes, yes!!! I can't wait!!

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  23. Mandy says…
    02/06/2012

    Can't wait to join you for both! I did Week in the Life for the first time last year and loved it! Thanks so much for your inspiration. Printing off the sheets for sure.

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  24. Monica L. says…
    02/06/2012

    YES, YES AND YES!!

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  25. Naomi says…
    02/06/2012

    Yes !! Following along from India and attempting to do Project Life this year ... so this will be a fun change!

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