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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. rhonda robson says…
    02/06/2012

    heck yeah!!!! i will join in!

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  2. abbeyviolet says…
    02/06/2012

    I telecommute and only go to my actual office located half the continent away maybe 20 days a year, if that. It so happens that I will be there on Wednesday. It would be a very unique day in my life to capture and one practically no one at home sees. I am in, but will be pure iPhone shots as the big camera isn't making the voyage. What an interesting look at "my" day this will be as usually it is far different that it is on these travel weeks.

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  3. Sarah Jane says…
    02/06/2012

    I'm So SAD that my camera lens (18-55mm) is acting up... the auto-focus isn't working at all, the lens makes a strange noise and it doesn't want to snap pictures. Might have to dig out my old camera while I try to figure out what to do with this one. SUCH A SAD, SAD DISCOVERY.... sniff, sniff!

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    1. Marsaille says…
      02/06/2012

      My lens recently died (same one) too. I took it to a local shop and they sold me a "remanned" one for a very good price, and it works wonderfully. The "remanned" one was actually just one someone traded in when they bought a bigger lens and they tweaked it a bit. Good luck and sorry for your troubles, I've been there.

  4. jan says…
    02/06/2012

    Looking at your printed photos today on your blog ...
    what kind of printer/program do you use? They are great!
    Iam new to this and love your look and ideas.
    What good advice can you give me to start.
    Thank you...
    Jan

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  5. Betsy says…
    02/06/2012

    I am in for both!

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  6. sabrina says…
    02/06/2012

    How exciting!!! I will be participating in both!! Thank you Ali!

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  7. Jenny S says…
    02/06/2012

    Question for you: how do you choose your dates? Just curious if you have a particular week/date in mind that you want to feature or if you randomly pick a week/date.

    Thanks for encouraging us and reminding us to do this. It's one of my favorite things you do. :)

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    1. Ali says…
      02/06/2012

      The last few years I've done one in April, one in October, one last summer and then decided to do it again for 2012 before summer (summer wasn't my favorite time to document). After deciding on the month I take a look at my calendar and choose a week that "looks typical" - we aren't out of town, etc.

  8. Angela says…
    02/06/2012

    I'll join in! Looking forward to it!

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  9. Mary says…
    02/06/2012

    it will be my first time....so excited!
    Mary

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  10. Mallory says…
    02/06/2012

    Count me in! I'll be at work all day though so I'll have to be sneaky with my photo taking. :P

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  11. madeline St onge says…
    02/06/2012

    I'm in Ali. I have the sheets from the last Week in the life. Thanks

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  12. Liz Ness says…
    02/06/2012

    Ooo--can't wait! Spontaneous projects are always good! =)

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  13. Pat says…
    02/06/2012

    I'm in ... new job ... new photography victims..er, subjects! Looking forward to it!

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  14. Tashia D says…
    02/06/2012

    Count me in! I did Week In The Life last fall for the first time and LOVED it! I can't wait to do it again and in the mean time work on a Day In The Life. Fun!

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  15. Dori says…
    02/06/2012

    Oh, Ali, how perfect! I visit my 89-year-old mom, who lives 110 miles away, at least once a month and I'll be there this Wednesday. I take Mom grocery shopping, out to lunch, and just get her out of her house for a bit. Then I change her sheets, do her laundry, vacuum, wash floors, dust, scour bathrooms, etc., and I'm so busy when I'm there that I never even think about documenting our time together. Shame on me! Heaven only knows how many more of these mother-daughter 'overnights' we'll be able to share.

    This time I will wear my camera around my neck and click away! I'm so excited about documenting some of our conversations, too. I know I will be creating what will become very treasured memories.

    Thanks so very much, Ali. :-)

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    1. Ali says…
      02/06/2012

      I love that your day will be all about what you do with your Mom at this point in time. Awesome.

  16. Danielle says…
    02/06/2012

    I've been thinking about doing a separate day for each of my kids focusing on one at a time to include in each of their annual photo albums. I like hOw Week in the Life focuses on our family as a whole, but a day in the life could be specific to each child. Guess now is the time to get it done! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Margie S says…
      02/07/2012

      Me too!

    2. Ali says…
      02/06/2012

      Love that idea...

  17. Charline says…
    02/06/2012

    well.. i'll try it for sure.. Having lost my iphone i just wonder how i'll make it possible to take pictures while at the office but i may find something !!!

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  18. Sue says…
    02/06/2012

    I'm for both as well. Last time I did the Week my dog died the first day, but I did my week anyway but didn't post it. I hope for a more normal week and day this time althought I have a nice tribute to my dog.

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  19. lee says…
    02/06/2012

    Yay! I am excited both to have the dates for Week in the Life and to consider the idea of Day in the Life. And as I sit here typing that, I realize how absurd it might sound to think that I have to "wait" to do these types of projects...but I guess that speaks more to the idea of doing it with a community than just because. I hope?

    Hope your week is wonderful!

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  20. Tere says…
    02/06/2012

    I'm "in" for Week in the Life. My first time was last summer, and loved it.

    I've never done A Day in the Life. I was looking at your archives for an example of the last one you've done...do you have a link to share?

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    1. Ali says…
      02/06/2012

      I don't - I haven't done it before like this :).

  21. Joi Ferckel says…
    02/06/2012

    Eww ewwww...I'm due that week and since its our first I'm sure that week will be super special and full of excitement. Can't wait!!

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  22. Cathie says…
    02/06/2012

    I'm in. Also love the idea of doing a day for each child. Maybe I'll print off 3 sheets: one for me/hubs, one for each child. hmmm....

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  23. jennifer says…
    02/06/2012

    Yes! When you did WITL this past summer, it was a crazy busy time for us (new baby, moving, renovation, etc.) so I was only able to capture one day. I added it to my PL and was so glad I did. Life with a new born is such a blur and looking back at what I documented was so special. I still can't believe how much we had going on.

    Looking forward to Wednesday. Do you think you'll be using a template for you photos that day?

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  24. DanaD@BoysMyJoys says…
    02/06/2012

    It's a lot of fun to document a day in our lives!
    I've done it twice- once showing a vacation day and once showing a crazy, busy day.
    http://boysmyjoys.blogspot.com/search/label/A%20Day%20in%20the%20Life
    But, I think I need to document just a 'normal' day! :)
    I'm going to join you!

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  25. Tinka says…
    02/06/2012

    Looking forward to both DITL and WITL. Although, I haven't done anything with the pictures I took for WITL this past summer...except get them printed, which is HUGE just all on its own! I just cut back on the number of hours I'm working every week so I can have more time for these types of projects, along with my normal scrapbooking!

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    1. moi says…
      02/06/2012

      I am in the same boat as you,LOL...got my pictures printed, but thats it.Just don't seem to have enough time in a day...always amazed at people that get it done right away...I am not there yet but hope to cut back on something to make time because I really do love this project:)

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