Project Life, Weeks 27 and 28

Even though I’m having to conserve energy these days, I still try to make it a priority to organise my photos and work on our Project Life album every week. Keeping on top of my photo organisation is something that I’ve only started doing this year, mainly because it’s taken me almost four years to actually get on top of our ridiculously large digital photo library (something like 62,000 photos by my last count – and I’m not even a professional photographer). There are so many benefits to having all your photos organised but the big one for me is that it makes memory-keeping so easy to do. As for staying on top of Project Life, it means that the rest of the week, I’m freed up to work on other memory-keeping projects like photo books without having to stress about a building backlog which I then have to make time to tackle.

(Sadly, I have not been as diligent in posting my Project Life spreads weekly, but hopefully five more weeks of posting two weeks at a time and we should be all caught up before Christmas. Also, remember you can click on each image for a larger version.)

I really like this layout above, as it’s simple, clean and has an overall consistent colour palette. It also balances out the top layout, which is busier, darker and more ‘people-heavy.’ In case you are wondering how it is that I seem to get away with including such few photos of the kids sometimes, they actually each have their own Project Life album, which I update monthly. I haven’t featured any of them yet on the blog but plan on doing so soon to give you a clearer idea of my big picture of memory keeping.

This particular page holds three of my favourite photos: the one of Pete in the top left holding a dustpan and brush like he was made for sweeping; the one of Jamie (bottom right) enjoying a banana with the golden sunlight in his hair like a little poster boy; and the one of the three boys mucking about at bath-time. As always, my approach is to let the photos do the story-telling. Who needs words when the images can speak for themselves?

I don’t usually like to include more than one photo per pocket, but here I made an exception as it was my birthday, and I wanted to include a few more snaps without crowding out the rest of the layout. I used a simple template that I’d created for Week 15 but I removed the paragraph of text and simply wrote ‘Ronnie’s birthday.’ This was also the week that I came up with a way of organising my blogging ideas, so naturally I had to include a photo of it!

You can read my other Project Life posts here.

Materials used: Becky Higgins Design A page protector; Kodak 170gsm glossy photo paper. All photos printed on the Canon MP630 Pixma.

(Linking up with The Mom Creative.)

26 comments

claire October 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

You have reignited my memorykeeping drive, Ronnie! I’m looking forward to hearing more about your systems. Since discovering your blog I’ve been obsessing about Project Life and would love to jump onboard. I’m going to give myself until the end of the year to research and think about how I’ll go about it, train up on some software (!), and gather the materials. I have a few questions for you, but it’s late and I need to take myself off to bed!

Just adore the bathroom pic! What little characters! x

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Hey Claire,
I think that’s a great idea to give yourself some time to think it through. If you decide to go ahead, the new year would be a great year to start! Feel free to get in touch with questions!
Ronnie xo

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allison October 4, 2012 at 1:11 am

I’m dying over how you’ve organized these photos; it looks really great. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Thanks Allison!
Ronnie xo

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Veronica October 4, 2012 at 6:25 am

they look so wonderful. such a precious keepsake. a great variety of beautiful photos.

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Thanks Veronica, and thanks for stopping by too.
Ronnie xo

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libbywilko October 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

Love the great stylish but simple design of your layouts this week..or weeks :)

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Thanks Libby, so lovely to have you here.
Ronnie xo

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Meg October 4, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Your babies are so precious! If you’re ever in cali, we must do a family session! (Oh, and I need to get working on my project life!)

~Meg

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Will definitely keep that in mind Meg! :)
Ronnie xo

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Caroline Hancox October 5, 2012 at 1:19 am

Such a lovely idea! Well designed too, you’ll want to look at them again in years to come.

ps. you asked what my instagram username is. its: ribbon_squirrel

what is yours? x

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Awesome, thanks Caroline. Mine is pinkronnie.
Ronnie xo

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krystal/village October 5, 2012 at 6:57 am

looove these photos, they are all so good. and regarding your last post…i think for the majority of my pregnancy i have eaten pretty badly!!! and we are fine :) don’t stress yourself out!

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Good to know I’m not alone. :)
Ronnie xo

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davie+erica October 5, 2012 at 8:30 am

How amazing! You did a fantastic job. We love this!

ox from NYC!
davie+erica

LPFashionPhilosophy

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Thanks Davie & Erica, and thanks for visiting too!
Ronnie xo

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trishie October 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm

The photo of the boys in the tub is just adorable. I’m sure bathtime is a bit of an event at your house!

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Pink Ronnie October 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

My amazing husband handles all the bathtimes. I hum about in the background getting bedrooms and clothes ready, and receive the boys once they’re all nice and clean!
Ronnie xo

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Wendy October 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Hi Ronnie – thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. So glad you did, because I’m loving your blog. I’m fascinated by Project Life – your photos are exactly the kind of photos I love – the kind that capture the mood and the small, everyday things. Congrats too on your pregnancy!

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Pink Ronnie October 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Thanks Wendy, I’m so touched that you came by and took the time to leave such lovely words. Project Life is a simple scrapbooking system developed by Becky Higgins (beckyhiggins.com) and I’m in love with it. Allows me to record our days as simply or in as much detail as I want. And it’s really flexible too.
Ronnie xo

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shinelittlelight October 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

These are so amazing… ummm mcan I give you all my photos and you do mine?! heheh! xsx

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Pink Ronnie October 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

LOL – I have all of 2011 to catch up on!
Ronnie xo

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Monika October 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

Hi Ronnie, I was intrigued by your comment mentioning your photo books, I had to come to your blog and have a look. Terrific idea, i’m envious of the organisation!

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Pink Ronnie October 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I’m really glad you came by Monika – thanks for visiting!
Ronnie xo

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Robin at hundreds & thousands October 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

This is a smart idea, thank-you! Congratulations on your family, closing your business and your lovely family.

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Pink Ronnie October 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Thanks Robin – appreciate your kind words.
Ronnie xo

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