Tuesday, June 25, 2013

project life 2013 | week 24

{June 9-15}
week 24 title card
title card
Almost halfway though the year...no stopping now!

full spread
I tried something new this week - basically took out as many black and white cards as I could find from my different core kits to use, added a little pink for color and went from there. I rather like this look.

left side
Here lately I haven't been taking as many everyday photos. So I am trying to include a bit more writing.

right side
I did steal an IG photo my sister took of the boys, since the ones I had weren't as exciting. And one notable event from last week? I got a new phone/camera. The upgrade to the 5 has been so worth it - so much faster and the camera is fabulous! (These photos of the layouts were all taken with the phone and I am much happier with the quality compared to those taken with the 4). I have to make a conscious effort to take out the big camera these days.

Yesterday was definitely a Monday. Hoping today is a better one!

Monday, June 24, 2013

weekly looks



yoga/work/hang out
I did wear shoes to work today but got a pedicure after so didn't want to ruin the polish by putting my shoes back on ;)

yoga/work/Rainbow on the Green

Currently it's Monday morning and I am trying to wake up. I love the long days of summer but going to bed early enough to wake up before the sun rises is hard! This week will be a good one because we are going on vacation Friday night :)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

happy summer!

Celebtrating the summer solstice #ejksummer2013 #ABeautifulMess
We celebrated the longest day of the year and the beginning of the summer with a little get together at our place last night. No yoga in the morning means that EE and Joe can stay up past 10 PM ;)

Love this girl! #ejksummer2013 #pictapgo_app
So happy to have found a female counterpart to hang out with all our boys. She's simply fabulous!

My boys #ejksummer2013
Just a few of my favorite cuties.

Summer solstice #ejksummer2013
This weekend will also have the super moon for the year. Last night was pretty good but the full moon won't be until Sunday.

"Britney" #ejksummer2013100% pure love #ejksummer2013
"Britney" and Crystal Waters performed at Rainbow on the Green. Who is the real deal and who is the impersonator?

Leave your shoes at the door #signsofaparty #ejksummer2013
This one makes me smile. We rather enjoy having our friends come over!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

project life 2013 | week 23

{June 2-8}
week 23 title card
title card
Sometimes I almost think documenting our life week by week makes time go by even faster...nah, that can't be true!

full spread
My baby sister celebrated her birthday this week so many photos were devoted to her and her (my) babies.

left side
I think my favorite pocket is the one with the boys' faces. They are so stinkin' cute I couldn't just pick one or two photos. So photo templates are a great way to add more photos without adding more bulk (which is great as the album is getting fatter by the week!).

right side
More snippets from our week. Including old photos helps give more context to the whole thing, I think and I will definitely be doing more of that! The 3x4 photo of our goofy friends actually pulls out to reveal a photo in the back. Yet another way to include more pictures.

This year I am definitely keeping things much more simple. Photos+words+pretty cards make it much easier to stay on top of things. I have a feeling that the summer is going to whiz by. Let's enjoy every moment!

Monday, June 17, 2013

weekend casual | times four

cardio / work / Vegan fest / Praia Urbana {new Lulu shorts from the hubs}
Even though summer does not technically start until Friday, it's here. Spring was beautiful but the heat and humidity has hit us hard.

yoga / pool / cardio / home
And that's why one must change a million times a day: walking outside for only a moment will cause you to sweat profusely.

It's Monday already. How is it that the weekend days fly by so fast? Here's to a great week!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy's Dad's Day

Happy dad's day, Dad!
My dad is a man of few words but much love. I don't tell him enough how much I love and appreciate him. Love you dad!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

weekly looks

yoga/work/HH for a friends bday
{new skirt from Loft, bought months ago but first outing today}


yoga/work/Bombay Pizza with the hubs

yoga/home (scrubs @ work)

yoga/Green Seed Vegan for dinner with friends
{new shorts from J.Crew}

So glad it's Saturday. Happy weekend!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

project life 2013 | week 22

{May 26-Jun 1}
week 22 title card
title card
Another week documented :) Another week in love with this method of memory keeping.

week 22 full spread
full spread
The card in the bottom right is darker than I normally use so I thought I would balance it out with some black and white photos throughout the layout. While I don't necessarily match everything, I do like the week to coordinate. 

week 22 left side
left side
Lots of pics of our yoga peeps - one of my favorite things about this year so far is getting to know these girls better. Yogis are good people! And I have been obsessed with Daft Punk's new album, which is one reason why I included those lyrics.

week 22 right side
right side
The moments that I most want to capture from the week: spending time with the boys, my friends officially tying the knot in NYC ( we weren't there but they sent me a photo so had to include it of course) and watching Grease outside :)

week 22 right side flip up
right side, flip pocket
I had a couple extra shots of the boys I wanted to include, so made a little flip pocket. Those are fun!

Monday, June 10, 2013

weekend casual | a quiet one

Saturday: cardio / running errands / What Masie Knew
{new tee, shorts and sandals from J.Crew}
We kept a low profile this weekend. And though sometimes the hubs gets bored, I could be at home all day and be happy as a clam.

Sunday: yoga / crafting at home
A storm blew through a little after lunch yesterday, which is the perfect excuse for not going anywhere in my book! And even though we didn't do much this weekend, getting up at 4AM for early morning practice today has still been a challenge...maybe I need another cup of coffee...

Saturday, June 08, 2013

weekly looks

yoga/work/dinner at my sisters
{new top worn to work from J. Crew}

yoga/yoga/my sister's birthday dinner
{Wore scrubs to work/new top: Milly for Banana!}

yoga/work/hanging out
{new flats from Ross for $12/yes wore the same tank and shorts}

2013 06 me 07
yoga/work/dinner at Radical Eats with friends

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

weekend casual | times 3

Saturday: cardio/zoo with the boys/casual dinner with the hubs
In an effort to better assess what I really wear in my closet, I have decided to track all outfits (as best as I can) this month. This also includes workout looks as well as lounging/hanging out looks. Like do I really need 10 pairs of shorts? My1-in-2-out closet philosophy has lost momentum and I know I tend to wear the same things over again.

Sunday: yoga/hanging out at home/shopping and lunch with my sister
My goal is not to necessarily purge everything just yet, but to simplify. I love pretty things and I love buying pretty things, but sometimes I think that $$ would be better spent toward a trip or more savings or to buy something for someone else.We'll see how it goes!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

project life 2013 | week 21

{may 19-25}
week 21 title card
title card
2013, will you please slow down?

week 21a
1st spread
Instead of making an insert for my birthday festivities on that Sunday, I made an entire spread. 

week 21b
left side, 1st spread
Using a digital template allowed me to include all the photos that I wanted to without adding too much bulk. I also caved and bought the Blush core edition at Hobby Lobby (the cards from that kit are the "enjoy today" and green polka dot) - I love this kit because of the yummy colors (pink is at its core, so what's not to love!).  The brown week card is from a Studio Calico grab bag and the "live the life you love, love the life you live" is from the Jade edition (I don't have the full Jade kit, just bought a set of cards from someone on FB).

week 21c 
right side, 1st spread
Full sized photos on this side so the eyes have a place to rest. The self-adhesive tabs are from Office Depot and help further separate the non-12x12 page protectors. Speech bubble card from Studio Calico.

week 21d
2nd spread
The rest of the week.

week 21e
2nd spread, with insert
I wanted to keep all the birthday cards I received, but they were adding way too much bulk to the album, so I picked out my favorites. The biggest problem with adding inserts is that the middle of the album gets fat quick! Really trying to keep only 2 albums for the year so gotta use more photo collages :)

week 21f
left side, 2nd spread
I am a lucky girl; my birthday festivities continued on through the week. I am trying to include both handwritten and computer journaling in the pages, even though my handwriting is barely legible. Still working on that! The pink speech bubble card is from Blush. Both side of the cards from this kit are so stinking cute that I am going to try to use them which then maximized product as well as decreases some bulk.

week 21g
right side, 2nd spread
One notable event from that week - Daft Punk released their new album and I love it! Get Lucky is the first single that is actually getting radio time, but the other songs on the album are amazing as well. The "Lucky" card is from Studio Calico, the other 2 journal cards is from the Turquoise core kit, which I used primarily in last years album, although I still have a ton left.

I have been using lots of digital elements, especially brushes and templates for this album. Love that they can be used over and over again, customized to any color and take up much less physical space.

Monday, June 03, 2013

happy birthday

ee with baby ting
On this day, many moons ago, we welcomed this little baby into the world. And my world became a better place.

Birthday bag!
My baby sister and I got to spend some rare QT together without her bebes yesterday afternoon. The lucky girl bought a new bday bag, courtesy of her hubs and Louis!

Lunch with my bestie!
I am so happy that she moved down here almost 6 years ago. I love being able to just stop by whenever I can. And I love that the boys are going up, knowing their auntie and uncle Joe very well.

2009 03 04 photo
Happy birthday baby sis! I will always be your number one fan!