My first “go-to” item when I don’t have many photos is my kids backpacks. I promise, there are TREASURES in those little backpacks. For instance this sweet drawing my daughter drew of a monster (that she named “mommy”). I laughed so hard when I saw this, and knew I had to include it into Project Life. Additionally, my son was working on writing (and painting) the number “9” this week in school, coincidentially this week was also our ninth wedding anniversary– perfect!
Next I raided my husbands brief-case, and (with his permission:) used a business card of a company where he had many meetings this particular week. Finally, I raided that stack of papers on the kitchen counter. Now you may or may not also have this stack in your home, but for us, that stack of paper accumulates each day and I am ALWAYS trying to sifting through it and get it under control. It contains some backpack items, papers from school, drawings the kids do while I am cooking dinner, reminders, catalouges, calendar stuff, etc. That is where I pulled out the stick figure drawing by Jonah and the Operation Christmas Child brochure cover, (which we worked on this particular week).
We had two major events this week (that I photographed)– an event at school, and when we traveled to see Todd’s grandma for her 92 birthday. Other than that I included many “everyday” photos. I also included a lot of journaling– that a GREAT way to make up for a lack of photos. I was really bummed I didn’t take a picture of us on our anniversary, but I feel like it IS documented here, even if there isn’t a photo.
I think it’s really fun to find creative and different ways to document your week. The longer I am doing Project Life the more I enjoy finding my groove and thinking of unexpected items to include in the documentation of our week.
Project Life was created by Becky Higgins as a way to simplify how you document life and preserve memories. Photo pockets used in my Project Life album are created by Becky and can be found here. You can read of all the Elle’s Studio Project Life posts here.