Hey. It’s Caylee. I’m excited to share my week with you again.
I am faced with a wonderful problem. I have too many adventures that I want to document. I was in Rome last week, and when I got back home I realised that I had exactly five days to organise my photos, and paper souvenirs until the next big adventure. And after Amsterdam, I have a week until our honeymoon. Now the “problem” here comes in with the memory keeping. Project Life for me is about documenting the average everyday. So what happens when your everyday is not quite average? Trips to other countries deserve their own mini books, journals, or travelogues. And they will have them. But then what do I do with my PL pages? I can’t skip four out of five weeks. And then I realised that this is my average every day life at the moment. For me, 2013 is the year of the European adventures. My 2013 Project Life will have photos of the colosseum, Berlin wall, and wine tours in France, scattered with vacuuming, and grocery shopping. I’ve managed to find a happy medium that works for me. The PL spreads will be the “intro” to the travelogues. They each have their own purpose, and I have no need to worry about repeating myself. This is how I structured this week.
Dates covered: 23 – 29 September
Location: Rome and Tuscany
Favourite moments: seeing The Wedding Cake for the first time – I recoloured the frame to blend in with the background I had chosen,
the nuns walking around (roam Rome from Venture Capital’s Bucket List campaign)
Tuscany (loved the lines in Epic).
Memorabilia: a lot. All going into my travelogue.
Anything special: I put my Week in the Life insert between these two pages. Even though the dates do not correspond, I really like how the boring bits mix with the traveling pages.
Since I am making a photobook with these photos, I just chose a few of my favourites and put them into the Press Plate. I used my fonts for the year to make it my own, and used my handwriting over a piece of digital kraft paper from From Where I Stand in the centre.
Thanks for following along with me this month. Have a happy October, and enjoy making adventures – whether they are the international, or the everyday kind.