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November 23, 2015

project life 2015 // weeks 23 - 27.

May 18 - July 5.What went on during these weeks: I spent some time with my nuggets, remembered how much I hate the city during the summer, and celebrated my best friend and roommate's 24th birthday for a full week. I went to SF for an editor training week with all of my coworkers, and finally got to meet my work wife, Kate, who normally works remote from Chicago. I saw all of my college housemates in DC for a weekend, which was long overdue, then celebrated my mom's birthday and Fourth of July in the first week of super hot weather we had.Details + interesting tidbits: I'm pretty pleased with the way all of these spreads turned out. They all had a good color scheme that tied journal cards to the photo colors, especially week 27. The whole right side of that spread was American themed for the Fourth of July, and I love the way it turned out. A bunch of these weeks didn't have the normal amount of photos, so it was kind of fun trying to fit in additional journaling cards to go with the themes.Photo Breakdown: W23: phone photos: 12 // DSLR photos: 0 // polaroid photos: 0. W24: phone photos: 9 // DSLR photos: 0 // polaroid photos: 0. W25: phone photos: 11 // DSLR photos: 0 // polaroid photos: 0. W26: phone photos: 7 // DSLR photos: 0 // polaroid photos: 0. W27: phone photos: 9 // DSLR photos: 2 // polaroid photos: 0. Taken by me, the self-timer, and shutter remotes.Materials Used: PL Core Kits: midnight edition & seafoam edition, PL Add-On Kits: heidi swapp foil kitStudio Calico PL kits, smash date stampfiskars corner rounderfiskars paper trimmerstaz-on jet black ink, zig photo signature pen in black (on photos), zig writer marker in black (on journal cards), canon selphy wireless printer, canon selphy ink + paper kit.
Project Life is a simplified solution to scrapbooking created by Becky Higgins that helps you record everyday memories. Document your story either physically or digitally along with me and so many others. Find out more here, how to start here, & see all of my PL 2014 posts here, and 2015 here. Some links may be affiliate links.

November 1, 2015

october book report.

The One and Only. I picked this book up from the library on a total whim because everything else that I wanted was waitlisted. I've read a lot of Emily Giffin's stuff before, and have liked most of it — apart from Baby Proof — and actually loved this one about a girl named Shea who is obsessed with football. I'm in the middle of watching Friday Night Lights on netflix, and the two coach characters reminded me of each other. There were a lot of negative reviews on goodreads, but I thought for a chick lit, quick read, it was pretty entertaining — and I don't even like football.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone. I can't tell you how many times I've read this book since my aunt gave it to me in 1997, but I still have the same UK paperback copy (and now the illustrated copy!!!) and every time I pick it up I feel like a little kid again. I notice different things every time I read it (especially since my brain unfortunately finds it easier to remember the movie version just because it's easier to watch an hour-and-a-half movie over and over than it is to spend four hours reading the book), and love rediscovering things I've forgotten about the story and the characters, in the original way J.K. Rowling imagined them. The illustrated version is SO beautiful — if you're a fan, I highly recommend. I can't wait until they're all out and can sit on a shelf together, they're amazing.

29/25 of my yearly reading goal — wayyyy ahead of the curve on that one. Gonna have to increase that for next year.