January Project Life Blog Hop

Welcome to the first of 12 Blog Hops from the 2014 Becky Higgins Project Creative Team! 

We are all passionate about Project Life & memory keeping and we wanted to continue to inspire 

each other and you as we move forward in 2015. 

January of another year - and I'm back to that place where I'm thinking about my approach to Project Life. Can you believe this is my 7th year documenting my life through the photo-a-day approach? When I think about all of those memories, preserved for myself and my children, my heart is filled to over flowing with gratitude for that blessing. I think I've mentioned this before, but my memory isn't the greatest. I'm amazed, as I look back through years of daily photos, by how many moments have already slipped my mind - until I'm reminded through the photos. 
(By the way - who remembers Farm Town?)

Because of that, I have decided to STAY with the photo-a-day approach. THAT I am keeping the same. Why? Well, for the reasons mentioned above, and probably because it is familiar to me. I have never found it difficult to find a photo for each and every day. 

What I'm keeping the same is also using Becky's Project Life system. I've used her products for all of the 7 years and I love them. Last year was the first time I ever used several different kits in one album (prior to that I had stuck with only one kit for an entire year.) I think I'll use the many-kits approach again. It wasn't as simple a system as using one kit, but I liked how the different kits complimented the moods of my photos and the colors. And it's more fun to look through the album that way. I like the freedom to be creative. I foresee me using a lot more of Heidi Swapp's kits, and maybe getting my hands on some of the new kits being released - there are some gorgeous ones! I've got my eye on the Inspire Edition and the Note To Self value kit. DROOL!

What I'm doing differently? I want to take a new approach to the types of photos I'm taking. I've felt like, lately, I've been in a real creative slump with the kinds of photos I'm taking. I want to document our lives, but I feel like I'm taking the same kinds of photos over and over again. I want to think outside the box and be more creative in the aspects of our lives that I document. I want to capture more details, in more creative ways. I am looking at taking on a photography challenge, and if you have any suggestions, I'd LOVE to hear them!

All in all, I am feeling pumped to get going on my 2015 album and am looking forward to another year of Project Life. I have a feeling 2015 will be our year!

Wish I could show you some fun new pages from my 2015 album. The sad truth is - this is the current state of my 2014 album:
Yeah. Sad. I have most of of November left to finish up on, and all of December. Could be worse, I guess. Anyway - I sure hope I'm not alone in being behind. I need to put aside a good day or two to get caught up. When that happens, y'all will be the first to know :)

Now, hop along to check out the rest of the 2014 Project Life Creative Team members and their (most likely) much more inspiring posts :)

January Blog Hop Links










Canadian Humanitarian - A Documentary

I am so pleased to share this documentary, which follows Canadian Humanitarian in their efforts to change the lives of at risk children and youth in Ethiopia. This is the work my husband is devoting his life to. This is why I am fundraising to go on a service expedition in October. Well worth the watch!
Canadian Humanitarian from Rick Castiglione on Vimeo.

If you can help in any way, please visit the website to donate - or if you'd like to help in my fundraising efforts, please click on the link to my giving page to the right hand side of this screen, or click HERE. Every little bit helps and goes a LONG way!



Free Friday! Cute "Sleigh Bell" Neighbor Gift Tags

Have you seen or read "The Polar Express"? If so, then you will understand the sentiment behind the ringing of the sleigh bell. The magical sound of the spell stands for faith, for believing in something special, for magic. Today I'm sharing a cute little printable that you can attach to a jiggling sleigh bell for a simple, but magical gift for someone you love. This is perfect for all of us...young, or young at heart :)

If you enjoy what I do here, please leave a little note. I love to hear from you! And I'd love for you to follow along through Google Friend Connect, or join me on Facebook! Happy Friday!

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  Single 2X3 Image

Four tags on a 4X6 print