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Week In The Life™ 2024 | Special Guest Nolana Lynch

Hello Lovely People! Week in The Life is almost here! Hurraayy!!! I am Nolana (@nehlan.has.a.plan over on Instagram) and I'm certainly ecstatic about participating in the project this year. I've spent the past month and more ruminating over what and how I'd like to document this year.

In addition to having FUNN, I'd love to focus on a deep dive this year, so setting up in advance is one of the keys to my "success”. 

In this video, I share my initial album setup and chat about my ideas for this year!

Some of the recurring things I'd love to focus on this year are:

  • Daily Intentions/Goals/Plans 
  • Morning Routine  
  • Meals 
  • Temperature 
  • Mood 
  • Outfit of the Day 
  • Gratitude  
  • Note to Self 
  • Evening Routine

Other things I’d like to capture during the week are:

  • Things Around the House that Represent Life right now e.g. toys, toothpaste, etc 
  • Self-care/ Skin care regimens  
  • Work from Home  
  • Work from Office  
  • Activities e.g. Music Class, Soccer/Football, Weekend Brunch, and Morning walks  
  • Dishwasher 
  • Refrigerator  
  • Laundry 

Just an overall detailed capture of our everyday life!

SETTING UP MY ALBUM

When I commence my plans for my “Week in the Life” set up for the year, I begin by going through my previous albums to determine what has worked for me in the past, what I enjoyed, and what I haven't captured yet.

Here's a Flip Through of my previous Week in the Life albums:

Some of the things that I loved about my albums are having clear distinctions/an opening page between each day of the week. I also loved colour coding each day of the week to easily differentiate the days. 

When I think about my different approaches over the years, I did enjoy the albums where there was ample journaling to support the photos for each day. It may seem like a little thing, but it was fun to look back on the weather that week - I’d add those in with the High and Low card this year. I also loved seeing what I was Reading, Watching, and Listening to at the time. I missed that in my 2022 and 2023 albums, so I am putting things in place to document those this year using the “Currently” tag in the mini kit.

I also loved my approach last year, it was light, but exactly what I needed to not feel overwhelmed, but still participate with the community. I loved journaling during the day, so that my thoughts came through, and I was not waiting until the end of the day to document it all. That fuss-free approach, may be for persons who may want to embark on the project, but it may seem like a large undertaking - KEEP IT SIMPLE all the way! 

Here are some of my ideas for using bits from the collection: 

  • Hello “…day” cards - I will use these to write my intentions/goals for the day 
  • Big plastic words on white transparency - add vellum stars, sequins, or other embellishments to create a title page for each day. 
  • Morning, Afternoon, Evening - Meals, or Wellness activities throughout the day like Meditation, Exercise, Naps (lol), etc. On the back of the 3x8 card, I'd like to put my Outfit of the day  
  • Vellum pockets - I can use these for my Daily Gratitudes at the end of each day or to document recipes of my meals if used opposite the above cards for meals.  
  • I love the idea of using the high and low cards for the weather - I typically don't register/remember what the high or low of my days are so I feel like this is a great way to pull out additional details of the day, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the weather in my 2021 album. 
  • The 3x4 Mon - Sun cards are also great ones to document a daily gratitude list or if you have one thing per day or a word/phrase per day the 4x6 Monday - Sunday card works well too 
  • For the mini kit, the You, Me, US cards are great for documenting things that we did separately and together as a family. I am looking forward to doing that this year.  
  • The 6-circle page is great to use as a family introduction page one circle for our details and the other for our photo.  
  • The vellum circle pages I'd love to use to collect ephemera. 
  • The half circles will be used for my journaling summary of the day 

Here are some things I'd be doing during the week to help me document all the things I've listed: 

  • Set alarms on my phone for each day of the week, for the times I need to capture moments eg. 
  • Meals, Drop-offs, etc 
  • Where possible, journal at points during the day, or the end of the day to get my freshest thoughts on each day. 
  • Chat with my son's teachers to kindly request great photos of his daily activities that week. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and I am excited to see what you’re documenting for Week in the Life this year!

Cheers!

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5 thoughts

  1. chemgirl says…
    04/17/2024

    Beautiful beautiful start this year!! Can't wait to see your finished project! Good luck!

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    1. Nolana says…
      04/17/2024

      Awww thanks so much!!! I can't wait also lol.

  2. kategm47 says…
    04/17/2024

    So inspirational, and SO COLORFUL! (well it is missing Purple, but I am getting used to that!)

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    1. Nolana says…
      04/18/2024

      Awww. Thanks so much Kate!!! I truly appreciate it! Aww. I do feel like the fuschia looks purple to me 💜 depending on the lightening.

  3. ahiggins83 says…
    04/19/2024

    Thank you for sharing!!

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