so, a little change in plans! i realized that completing a week on saturday and having my spread done, photographed and posted here by sunday just wasn't going to work. so now i'll be sharing each week's spread, one week later than originally planned. per my original plan i'd be sharing week 3 today, but the new plan means you see week 2. i doubt anyone was too concerned about this, except my mom who called me to call me out on missing a post ;)
our week 2: monday through wednesday were a mentally and physically exhausting few days which i wasn't shy about recording in project life. on thursday night we drove down to encinitas (san diego) to my parents for our annual hanukkah dinner. we snuck in brunch (where i fell in love with the massive acai bowl at honeys) and some good walking exercise for me. i also rewore the bumblebee dress and was shocked at how much i'd grown in just two and a half weeks.
the photos: iphone pictures have been printing out beautifully for me. i sometimes edit them in photoshop, while i'm editing ones from my camera, but i've found that i can often get better results if i edit them on my phone instead. i use afterglow because it's super quick and easy and i like how i can apply filters (like in instagram) but on a sliding scale so they give just a slight tinge instead of a complete overhaul of an image.
the other photos i'm way not happy with since i've been printing them at walgreens. they print pretty dark regardless of the editing i do on the back end and i hate that they will only do glossy.
the stuff: we've been getting so many thoughtful gifts for the baby, but one from my best friend's parents was the very first to be addressed to the baby herself. loved reading "little miss o'brien" and loved the handwriting. the gift that accompanied that card was wrapped in that octopus paper, so in it went as well.
this week i printed two pinterest pins for 3x4" slots: the quote of "smooth seas never made a skillful sailor," and the cool art piece that has been my color scheme inspiration for the baby's room. i printed them on photo paper since it was easiest for me at the time, but i'd likely use a heavy weight paper in the future to cut the gloss.
the journaling: in my previous scrapbooking, i never started with the photos, like many do. i always started with the story, asking "what story do i want to tell? what am i trying to record here?" with project life, i can definitely feel myself starting with the photos and paper bits i have on hand and while it's efficient, it's not the habit i want to get into. i don't necessarily want what i managed to capture in a week to be the driving force of what gets recorded. so this week i started to include more journaling - something you'll also see included in week 3. one 4x6 is devoted to my rough week and the other talks about my family's tradition of celebrating hanuakkah in january instead of its usual december.
i feel like i'm starting to get the hang of this project! thanks for following along.