Starting Monday I am taking part in Ali Edwards' Week in the Life project. I've been really excited to see Ali's site expand and love that she is working with Studio Calico to produce kits. I purchased the Week in the Life kit to get a feel for what the partnership will be like and, so far, I'm really happy with it. I thought I would share how I am prepping for this big project, documenting an entire week, and what I hope to achieve when I'm done!
First things first, that image above is one I created to possibly go in the cover of my album. I'm not sure yet what the layout of the album will be, I really like the tiny 2x2 pockets and hope to do something cool with them, but liked the idea of a bold and simple title page. The rectangle is 3x4 and my plan is to get a family photo to put there. You can download your own title page here if you want one! Just be sure and size it at 100% so that it prints out 6x8!
I printed off the 6x8 daily sheets that Ali made specifically for this project, you can get them here, and I plan on carrying them around with me throughout the week. I don't know if they will end up in the actual album or not so I didn't bother cutting them down yet.
I've put all my supplies in one box so I can add any papers or ephemera to it and easily find everything when I go to put this album together. I did open the page protectors and lay them out a bit to get a feel for what all came in the kit, but that is all the prep I did in setting up my album.
I really like how in this post Ali lays out some goals she has and I thought I would do it here. More than anything I would like lots of words, a few pictures, and hopefully a pretty album to look through. For me this is really about capturing our every day life and this year I hope that means lots of stories.
Things I want to include:
A family photo
A photo of the kids' "collections"
A currently card for each member of the family
A grocery list and a meal plan (maybe a receipt too)
A picture of my work space and Chris' work space
A photo of what everyone is reading
A to-do list or two from the week