I began the year with high hopes in learning to use my new “fancy” camera and taking amazing, gallery worthy photographs. I’ve realized that my trusty iPhone is pretty great for capturing every day life, & for now I’m leaving the fancy photos to to the pros 🙂
One of my favorite ways to share every day moments is through Instagram (you can follow me here 🙂 ). Each time I log on, I’m inspired by so many creative and beautiful women who are taking time to REALLY live life. However, all those photos usuallystay on my phone and I quickly forget the amazing moments of my every day life.
While I was taking my daily “Instagram Break” (best with a side of coffee and WAY more addicting than Facebook), I stumbled upon a post from Emily Ley about Project Life. I’m not a “scrapbooker” and so I was a bit hesitant but once I looked into it and saw that the focus was on LIVING life, I was hooked.
Watch the video below or HERE to learn more 🙂
Project Life is the perfect for anyone who wants to document their real life in a simple and meaningful way. Becky’s motto for the company is “Cultivate a good life and record it.” I love this because so often we can get caught up in the recording big moments instead of relaxing and enjoying the time we have.
A few weeks ago on, I got my first Project Life album, Core Kit, and Project Pages (Design J is perfect for Instagram photos!) at Michael’s. This kit is full of pretty pastels, hearts, lovely phrases and ball jars–it had my name just written all over it.
I uploaded about 300 pictures to Persnickity Prints (about half in 4X4 and half 4X6). When my pictures arrived I was did a little happy dance (seriously…I did),the prints were gorgeous and they arrived 3 days after I placed my order!
I began working on my first layouts and about was surprised at how quickly I was able to assemble a years worth of photos into a professional and let’s face it adorable photo album.
Looking through my album, I’m reminded of what a FUN year 2013 was. In 2014 I’m continuing my quest to capture real life moments and add them to my Project Life album. I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring.