Saturday, May 5, 2012

Project Life Blog Hop (& weeks 15 & 16)

Once again this month I'm participating in the Project Life Blog Hop hosted by Jill. Once you've visited here, your next stop on the blog hop is Jennifer
I'm not very good at remembering stories and writing them in - I'm still in the mindset that it needs to have a photo - which of course it doesn't! It's something I want to focus on in the coming weeks and months - record the stories and memories and stop sweating having the photo to match. Funnily enough Chris and I were talking only this week about the pressure to take photos. This is completely self-imposed pressure (and as a scrapbooker I think we're worse!) that we have to get 'that shot' and file away the memories. Right now our neighbourhood is amase of blossom in the fruit orchards (you name it we've got it here - apples, pears, cherries, peaches) Anyway...I'm driving through it every day to and from work, and I keep thinking that I must stop and take some photos while it's here. But really NO. I see it every day, God willing I'll see it every day for the 2 week window for many, many years to come and what's important is loving it and living in that moment and appreciating it every day I clap eyes on it. That's not to say photos aren't great, and I have some awesome blossom photos taken over the years. But if I'm not inspired or motivated to stop and take photos, then I need to let it go. It shouldn't be a 'chore'. What I do know is I appreciate and love it every day. And that's good enough for me. (And maybe, for a change write down my thoughts rather than take the photo. When we look back on these PL albums a good old fashioned 'story' or memoir mixed in with the photos will be quite lovely.)

Anyway, that's just my little rambling thoughts there. Fairly unrelated to the next couple of weeks of PL. Without further ado here are weeks 15 & 16 (I'm running about a week behind right now, which I'm completely cool with!)

Week 15






What can I say? I still LOVE this project. Some weeks I'm finding it harder to 'fill' - my week 16 spread is a case in point. (Notice there's a few filler pockets with some PL cards and patterned paper.) I find that the Smash journal cards are awesome fillers. I have the entertainment themed pad and there's some great pages to jot down favourite music, blogs, playlists, restaurants - a great way to get some of those items recorded in a fun and easy way - AND a great filler when you're short on content! - Fun to look back on those sort of things and see how much your tastes change! (although actually the music I've listed on my note here I don't think has changed in the last 2 decades - I'm pretty old school when it comes to my music - seriously Purple Rain was my favouorite ever song back in my University days and the Eric Clapton concert was at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (My Uncle and Aunt had got tickets months in advance, but when the time came my Aunt had got pregnant and wasn't keen on going anymore so I went instead - my cousin is now 18!) Anyway, it's a good idea in theory...!

Week 16
And if you have the time stop by all the participants on the blog hop; for some more PL inspiration!;

Brighton www.dearbrighton.wordpress.com


Thanks to Jill for hosting!

3 comments:

  1. Wow I love your pages - this is how I imagined mine would look and I think you have hit the nail on the head - I am stuck with the 'need a photo' idea. Love all of your extra bits and pieces you have included - fantastic job.

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  2. These look great. I am impressed that you took a photo during yoga. I haven't been brave enough to do that yet. Is there story behind how you set up your pic, etc. Were you sly or bold? My yoga studio is not nearly as picturesque as yours.

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  3. Sorry its taken me this long to hop around the blogs and leave comments. I love your PL pages - so full of action and color!

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