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Day In The Life™ 2016 | Mark Your Calendar For March 29th

One of the projects I plan to continue this year is Day In The Life™

One single day of in-depth documentation, Day In The Life™ is an awesome opportunity to record your right now - from the time you wake up until the time your head hits the pillow. What do you do, where do you go, who do you see, what's important to you, what are you eating, what are you saying, etc?  

My completed Day In The Life™ projects have come together in a variety of different ways including monthly in Project Life®(did this for about six months in 2014), in minibooks, on traditional layouts, etc. For this next one I'm planning to use pocket pages and most likely include it as an insert in my Project Life® album. 

This year I'm hoping to do quarterly Day In The Life™ projects - with the first date scheduled for Tuesday, March 29th (other dates throughout the year will be announced as we get closer to them). 

What I love about Day In The Life™

  • The invitation to use my "big" camera for the day. It's simply a fun photo project that encourages taking more photos than I usually do on any given day and I always end up with some photos I really love that tell the story of my life right now. 
  • It tells the complete story of just one day. In Project Life® I'm most often aiming for an overview of the week so I don't capture all the details of every single day (that would be way too much). Day In The Life™ gives me the chance to capture more of a single day: routines, things said, how much time I spend doing this or that, etc. 

There's nothing you need to sign up for - just mark your calendar and I'll post more ideas as we get closer to the actual day in March. 

Check out my archive of past Day In The Life™ documentation hereI also have a Day In The Life™ Mini Class available as well if you are interested in learning more about how I've approached this project in the past and seeing the step-by-step for a simple 4x4 album. 

DAY IN THE LIFE™ MINI KIT

To help you with your intentional storytelling for Day In The Life™ I've put together a small kit of supplies that is available now

In addition to the 3x4 & 4x6 cards and the chipboard circles, this kit includes something that I'm super excited about - a rolling time stamp. This is a product I've wanted to find/offer/create for a very long time and I'm super excited to have it to use to document the times of day for this and other memory keeping projects:

Here's a short video overview of what's included in the Day In The Life™ Mini Kit

We will be offering a digital version of this set with the cards + circles at the beginning of March. 

WEEK IN THE LIFE™ | COMING SOON

I also want to let you know that the pre-order for the 2016 Week In The Life™ kit will be coming soon. I'll be documenting my week in May 2016. More details to come. 

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48 thoughts

  1. cryslee444 says…
    02/17/2016

    I bought the kit in about 2.2 seconds of seeing this blog post go up. haha! Love the stamp! And everything else in the kit of course!!

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    1. Queen_Mary says…
      02/17/2016

      Me too! Even before seeing the video -- and I've never done Day in the Life before -- I love the stamp too! I think it's the lawyer in me and keeping track of billable hours for 32 years!

  2. lauralou222 says…
    02/17/2016

    Thank you Ali! So much to look forward too :)

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  3. nusasb says…
    02/17/2016

    Hi Ali - Love the kit! Any chance the cards can be made available digitally if we buy the kit? I like both sides of the cards and it would be great to be able to print the opposite side.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/17/2016

      We will be offering a digital set of the cards as well - most likely at the beginning of March (it will be a separate purchase).

    2. NatashaP says…
      02/17/2016

      Great! That was my question as well :)

  4. kathleen says…
    02/17/2016

    Oh my gosh, the stamp is RAD & of course the mini kit is perfect, I had to buy two! Im excited for your pocket page/quarterly plan! Im totally onboard with this!

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    1. aggiebonfire00 says…
      02/17/2016

      Pocket page/quarterly plan?!?!?

  5. virginiegoujon says…
    02/17/2016

    Bought the kit! So excited to do this project again this year.

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  6. mtercha says…
    02/17/2016

    Got it! Thanks Ali. Am looking forward to it. Michelle t

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  7. hgauvin says…
    02/17/2016

    Headed over to pick mine up. Can't wait to document one day in 2016 (or many "one days" in 2016 as the case may be). Thanks Ali!

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  8. jdj247 says…
    02/17/2016

    aaa-oo! got the kit...some other stuff too! woot woot!

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  9. vbabin says…
    02/17/2016

    bought the kit too. Love the stamp. That will be a great addition to my stamp collection. yeah.

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  10. lisanstan says…
    02/17/2016

    I'm curious about what stamp you used for the large time stamps in you photo. Something from your kit?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/17/2016
    2. Cdwalrav says…
      02/17/2016

      Ali do you know if it will be restocked soon? And do you know if you'll migrate the 4x4 template from DD to your shop if we wanted to do that format?

    3. mrsropple says…
      02/17/2016

      oh my gosh I love your 404 errors!!! even though i'm sad the link didnt' work - this always makes me giggle!! ;) @aliedwards

    4. vsimone says…
      02/17/2016

      That is hilarious.

  11. ginny says…
    02/17/2016

    That stamp!!!!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/17/2016

      !!!!

  12. Lize says…
    02/17/2016

    This looks so great. Any idea how the international shipping rate would work, as I'm thinking that the rolling stamp might add weight to the parcel?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/17/2016

      Hi Lize - you'll have to put it in your cart to get an idea of what the shipping is for you based on where you live.

  13. iScrap says…
    02/17/2016

    Really love the kit and snagged one for myself (must.have.the.stamp)! And I super pleased about the day you picked because it's my birthday! This will be fun!

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  14. papergoddess says…
    02/17/2016

    Not sure if I will do Day in the Life, but grabbed the kit for the stamp. Like that style for the date!

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  15. kathyb says…
    02/17/2016

    I too bought it for the stamp.

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  16. huskermom98 says…
    02/17/2016

    I have been wanting a time stamp for so long--soooo excited!

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  17. virginiegoujon says…
    02/17/2016

    Love May for WITL. First because I love spring and then because this is the month of my birthday.

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  18. Stheiner says…
    02/17/2016

    Everytime I decide I want something it's sold out so this time I bought it right away!!!

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  19. goshery says…
    02/17/2016

    Ordered! Loved the kit and YES to the stamp. Love how easy it is to order from your shop - so slick!

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  20. kerilarned says…
    02/17/2016

    Super excited about the time stamp!! Super!! That's the ONE reason I bought the kit. I LOVE your stamps! Can't wait for this project!

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  21. aly321 says…
    02/17/2016

    LOVE this!! I do mostly digital, any chance you would make some digital files of the stamp?!? That would be awesome! So excited to participate.

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  22. fontram says…
    02/17/2016

    That stamp! Absolutely LOVE it!

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  23. Branlayton says…
    02/17/2016

    That stamp!! Ordered as sson as I read this post.

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  24. Bellaa75 says…
    02/17/2016

    Ali how will you document this day in the life? Eg what size album and will you be posting it on the blog? I love seeing what you do, I find I need that as inspiration to commit. Also will you bring back the stamp set with the large numbers in it and the AM and PM. I wish I had bought that one. Thanks!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      02/17/2016

      I'll be doing it in divided page protectors and adding it to PL this time (either multiple 6x8's or a cut down 12x12 or something along those lines). I'll be sharing the process here on my blog. I think we are re-ordering that stamp set - waiting on confirmation (it usually takes a couple months).

    2. Bellaa75 says…
      02/17/2016

      Thanks Ali and I meant to say thanks for making shipping so reasonable too!

  25. heathey says…
    02/17/2016

    you had me at rolling time stamp...LOVE it!

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    1. nhudson says…
      02/23/2016

      I can see this being a fav of mine too.

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