To mix things up a bit, I decided to by these We R Memory Keepers Page Protectors rather than the branded Project Life page protectors to start off the album this year. I like the different configurations in these page protectors I'm really loving the 9 square grid page - perfect for Instagram photos! Plus I still have a few of the branded page protectors leftover from next year that will probably work into the album too.
I did stock up on these Becky Higgins 6 x 12 Page Protectors because they are the perfect size for inserts. I used up a pack last year and filled them with concert programs, report cards and notes from the kids.
The first couple weeks of 2013 are now complete. I'm keeping it simple again this year. I like filling this spaces with lots of photos.
One of the reasons that I decided to keep Project Life going this year is because it is the perfect place to keep notes, movie tickets, etc. On this layout I added a song my son and his friend wrote about our fish. They had so much fun being silly and writing this song. Without this album, I probably would have thrown away the song (I don't like clutter), but now I happily have a place to keep it.
Farmers Market /// Legos + Sports /// Garage Clean Out /// Date Night /// Quitting Lifetime Fitness*
Bedtime Note from Audrey /// Fish Song /// Writing & Mailing Christmas Thank You Notes /// Christmas Tree Piñata with Friends
Okay! 2013 is off to a great start and I'm really excited to document it through Project Life (plus lots of traditional layouts too!)
*Just a note on quitting the gym I love. I've been going to that gym for ten years. I used to go many times a week, but the past few months I have found it really hard to get there. It was a 20 minute drive and I just no longer have that time to spare. I'm now trying to run outside, do workouts at home or run on the treadmill at a cheap ($10 per month) gym that is right by my house. I figure if I want to continue eating a treat a day, I need to exercise so that I still fit in my clothes.