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Project Life with Jen N

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How are you liking all the lovely new products hitting the shop fresh from CHA? Every time I go onto the shop website there’s something new and wonderful to admire (and buy) right now!
I had a hard time choosing products for my February project life pages, there were just too many to choose from. But I’ll come back to that in a moment.
Firstly, I have to show you the rest of my January pages. If you read last month you’ll know that life sort of got in the way a bit for me. Well, that hasn’t stopped. Our house has been hit with every conceivable winter nursery school bug and illness you can imagine! It feels like it’s been a constant stream of antibiotics, doctor visits and boxes of tissues over the last 5 weeks. I hope we have reached the end of it now – cross your fingers for us! In amongst the piles of laundry, dishes and dust I have managed to catch up on January and complete half of February so I’m considering that a win.

First up is week three. A fairly quiet week at home and mostly consisting of various fun and games in the house!
A quick reminder of my main products for January:
Project Life Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic
Fancy Pants Be Loved Collection

Here is week four. This week was even quieter than the last as I was in hospital at the beginning of the week! When I can’t choose a stand out photo I like to make a little collage of 4 in a square – it’s a nice way to show off a few favourites together as a set.

Week five is the changeover week. I’ve never particularly stuck to one set of supplies per month before, preferring to change weekly, but I like the speed at which my pages are coming together with just one box of goodies to play with! I wasn’t sure how to work the changeover week – continue with January supplies or dive into February? I chose to work with my new box of supplies simply because I looked through my January box and felt I was getting a bit low on certain items, and also because I really wanted to play with the new stuff! It was pretty freeing to go through the January leftovers and throw out most of it. Half used sticker sheets with all the non useful letters left, die cut packs with only the sayings/icons I wasn’t too keen on left, a few snippets of paper that weren’t really big enough to do anything with – they all got binned! It was refreshing! I did keep some things – leftover 3×4 and 6×4 cards, and half a ticket roll from Fancy Pants.

My new set of supplies included:
Project Life Core Kit – Slate
Studio Calico Wanderlust – Labels
Simple Stories Homespun – Instasquares, papers, stickers
Dear Lizzy – Puffy Hearts
Miscellaneous papers from Amy Tangerine Plus One, Studio Calico Lemon Lush & Studio Calico Wanderlust

There was a lot of cuteness this week from the littlies to record – holding hands, looking adorable, playing nicely, taking selfies, enjoying each other. I try to “keep things real” and document a rounded view of our life, but this week the good definitely outshone the negative! I love weeks like that!.

The last week I have to share with you right now is week six. There was so much nuttiness this week. I had so many pictures of my son with pants/trousers on his head I didn’t want to include them all but I felt I had to include quite a few for the reader to get an accurate view of how this week was for us! There were also a lot of pictures of my daughter trying new foods as we had just started the weaning process. I guess some weeks you just have a lot of repetition in your life, and that is fine. This week my daughter turned 6 months. We did have a little photoshoot, which I will record on an insert page along with some journalling, but I am waiting to get my photos printed in a big batch. I’ve used home printing for the rest of my pictures this month. I’ve stuck a note above my desk to remind me that I need to come back and fill in that gap at some point. I’m okay with that. Previously it might have stopped me from moving onward, I would have felt stuck, but no more!

I’m hopful of catching up the rest of February this week, and then I can get into that box of March goodies – I’ve chosen bits and pieces from the new My Minds Eye collections, along with assorted other goodies. I can’t wait to use them on my pages!
xxx

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