Week In The Life™ 2017 | Sunday Words + Photos

Thank you so much for joining me for the documenting portion of Week In The Life™. I have loved seeing your photos and reading your stories both here in the comments and within the Week In The Life™ Facebook Group

Today I'm sharing my Sunday words + photos as I wrap up this part of the project and get ready to begin the second half of the project: bringing all these words and photos into an actual album. I'll be sharing more about that process either later this week or early next week.  

Here's a look at my Sunday: 

8:44am // Working on a blog post from Saturday stories. Coffee and cat nearby.

9:25am // Showed up for yoga this morning - wasn't sure I was going to make it because I wanted to finish up that blog post before I left the house. I'm so glad I was able to make it because I loved the message of a strong, stable inside and a fluid outside. I love, love going.

10:40am // Soccer Chocolate Kittens (Anna's soccer team) play again today and I'm in charge of snacks.Today was so much about food: shopping, prepping and eating. 

One of my favorite go-to meals: vegetable sushi rolls. Eaten in the car as I went about my morning shopping errands after yoga. 

11:39am // Next stop is to my favorite Asian grocery store for Shabu Shabu supplies for our dinner tonight. I shared a bunch about this process in my Instastory yesterday on Instagram. Shabu Shabu is basically thinly sliced meat + vegetables cooked in a very hot broth (essentially it's a Japanese hot pot - I cook it in a Cuisinart Fondue Pot) and then dipped into two different sauces before eating. The name means "swish swish" because you are "swishing" the thinly sliced meat in the hot water and it cooks super fast. My family has been eating this meal since I was a kid and it's one of my favorite things to cook when we have friends over. Tonight I decided to do it just for me and Aaron. Here are a couple links to learn more: Just One Cookbook and Japanese Cooking 101. These are the sauces we use (or you can use recipes to make your own): sesame sauceponzu sauce

To take this photo I set my iPhone vertically on a shelf that was pointing into the aisle. 

A couple people asked me on Instagram yesterday if I feel self-conscious when I take photos like this in stores. I really don't. I don't do it all the time and when I do it it's usually because I'm doing a project like this where I really want to have these kinds of shots of me out in the world included in my project. I usually look for opportunities when there aren't a lot of people around, but if people are there I just smile at them. 

12:54pm // Back home to unload and clean out the fridge and prep soccer snacks and start chopping vegetables for dinner and think about menu items for later this week when the kids will be back.

1:19pm // Oranges prep for the soccer game - cutting and bagging. Probably going to be a very muddy, rainy soccer game today. 

Washing the baby bok choy. 

Everything all chopped up: baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, green onions, and sliced sweet onions. These will all be cooked in my Cuisinart Fondue Pot while we sit at the table. 

Aaron getting another coat of paint on the stair trim and spindles. He found a great Pinterest tip to use a sock to paint the spindles vs. using a brush which is hard to get around those spindles. He's getting to listen to a lot of his favorite podcasts while he paints. 

Soccer sometimes includes dancing too. 

3:49pm // Soccer Chocolate Kittens always keep trying (that's their motto). Simon's manning the big camera today and might be a little too close to Chris.

She bonked bodies/heads with a player on the other team and stayed super strong until the game was over. 

5:53pm // Time to enjoy our dinner. Love this meal so much - love social eating like this. After dinner we took a bath and then watched a couple more episodes of Fargo. A great ending to this week. 

Just a quick reminder that I'll be working on my album over the course of the next week and will share my process at certain points here on my blog. Thanks again for being a part of this project and this community!


In the past I've offered a linking widget here to collect links to people who wanted to share their Sunday post of words + photos. For some reason I can't get it to work again so if you would like to share a link to your SUNDAY words and photos please post in the comment section below. Please link directly to your post vs. a general blog link. Thank you!

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31 thoughts

  1. KarenC says…

    Hey, thanks for the tip about using a sock to paint spindles. It's my next house project and Aaron's look great. I'm off to find it on Pinterest!

    And what a great WITL you had! I'm planning to do mine later in the summer and I'll be sure and come back here to get inspiration. Thanks Ali!

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  2. sa_scully says…

    I finally got my Sunday words and photos up; didn't think I was going to make it! https://nicholesadventures.com/2017/04/26/week-in-the-life-2017-sunday-words-and-photos/

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  3. lime says…

    It took me some time to get the words and photos together from our Sunday, but here they are: http://limeblog.net/2017/04/27/sunday-week-in-the-life/
    Thank you so much for all the inspiration, Ali!

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