Week in the Life with Ali Edwards happened this past August. I played along for the first time in October 2014. Last year, I uploaded photos and words to the blog each night. Everything was completely ready when I was ready to put together my album. I got to focus on just creating layouts, organizing things, and printing the photos.
The project happened again this past August. I wasn’t blogging. I took short timeline notes on my phone each day, and incorporated the pages into my Project Life album. I ended up with just a few short notes for each day.
But right now, let’s talk about 2014.
I had so much journaling in 2014, and I took 735 photos. (That’s 400 more than this year. But I love both projects.)
For 2014, I made a 5×7 minibook of my week, full of photo pages and typed journaling pages, and bound with book rings.
I followed a pretty simple flow of pages. I started each day with a full page image and a full page of text.
Then, I added as many pages as I needed to include all my favorite photos (or just a good sample from the day). Most days got two spreads, some got just one. I used three basic templates for the photo pages:
- Six squares
- Four vertical photos (sometimes altered to include wider and narrower images)
- Two horizontal photos
And that’s it! I really like the documentation. And the minibook (which I realized this week doesn’t include the year, and I want to remedy that).
I think it will be so fun to look back over different weeks in my life once I have a few more. Even now, when not much has changed from last year to this year, I loved looking through my photos to see what I did throughout the week… how I documented, what photos I decided to capture, what I thought about my day-to-day stuff.
Such a fun project.