Project Life, Week 6

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. I’m at the library, trying to work out if my contractions are simply Braxton Hicks ones or if they are the real deal. I even packed my hospital bag this morning just in case – they were that bad. I am anxious of course. After all, we are only just beginning Week 34. Ideally, Edward bear needs to stay in for another three weeks at least. But I trust the mid-wives and the doctors are our hospital. I know we, and more importantly, he, will be in good hands. All I can do is sit as still as I can and hope and pray for the best.

What happened in Week 6?
Angus started preschool again, I blogged about the boys’ room (before the bunk bed’s arrival), I captured my favourite portrait for The 52 Project, we finished Pete’s birthday invitations and we had Chinese New Year dinner at my parents’ place!

Number of pages and inserts?
Week 6 was a simple 2 page layout using Becky Higgins Design A page protectors. No inserts. This was a bit of a relief, after the multitude of pages and inserts it took to document our family holiday in Week 5!

Anything special about the photos?
Not really. All the photos were taken on my iPhone 4S. After I imported them in Aperture, I processed them all using the VSCO Film 01 Kodak Portra 800+ preset.

Favourite photo from this week?
Naturally, I love the photo of the three boys on the couch waiting for Nan to arrive. But I also like the shot of them at my parents’ place on Chinese New Year. I’ve taken the same shot over the last few years and it’s wonderful to see how our family has grown over time.

Overall thoughts?
I really like the bright colours on page 1 and the more neutral colours on page 2. I particularly love how my maternity dress on the first page goes so well with the kaleidoscope artwork. Visual coincidences like that are the best.

Supplies used?
Becky Higgins Design A page protector; Kodak 210gsm glossy premium photo paper. All photos printed on the Canon MG6360 Pixma using genuine Canon ink.

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Other posts you might be interested in reading:
My weekly Project Life process from beginning to end
Tips on taking photos for Project Life
What you need to get started with Project Life

You can read all my Project Life posts here.

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Project Life is a system created by Becky Higgins that is designed to simplify your efforts to document life and help get your photos into a book. To learn more about the product and how to get started, click here.


Petra March 12, 2013 at 9:29 am

Gorgeous week Ronnie. Love the lightness of the first page. Light but full of colour. Good luck with the contractions. Fingers crossed it’s just those pesky Braxtons!


Kirsty March 12, 2013 at 9:37 am

Perfect documentation of week 6. I must agree that I love how your dress matches the art! It makes me smile. Fingers crossed for you and that it isn’t yet the real deal.


Jess March 12, 2013 at 11:21 am

Very pretty. Sending stay put thoughts to Edward for a little bit longer!


Marie March 12, 2013 at 11:31 am

Beautiful layout Ronnie, as usual. I love your dress, and as you said, it fits perfectly in your layout! :-) Crossing fingers regarding your contractions and hoping everything will be OK for you and your baby (but I’m pretty sure of it :-) ). Marie xoxo


libbywilko March 12, 2013 at 11:45 am

Sending you lots of supportive hugs, hope the bub stays some weeks extra. Love your maternity dress.


Susan March 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

Beautiful pages Ronnie. I just love seeing your pages – the photo are always lovely and the hero. Hope bub stays put for you xo


Bron March 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Praying that all is well with you and the bubs….take it easy. xxx


Vicki March 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm

My! You are the most gorgeous pregnant lady, ever. Love that stripy dress! Hoping that all is well, contraction-wise.


Chloe Moon March 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Oh my!! Best wishes if they are real contractions!!!! =) How exciting!! Rooting of you! =)

I just love the photo of your boys waiting for their grandma! So cute and a perfect moment!!


Donna G. March 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm

YOU are one beautiful pregnant lady! Love these pages! About the contractions, I found that the more kids I had, the more I had Braxton-Hicks contractions, especially as the pregnancy progressed. So annoying–you don’t know if you’re about to deliver and they’re not real comfortable. Hoping and praying for the best for you, Ronnie!


rooth March 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

EEKS! Crossing my fingers for you Ronnie


Lynley Johnson March 13, 2013 at 1:54 am

Beautiful photos as usual! I just adore the one of the kids waiting at window! What a sweet moment you captured. I hope all is well for you and baby Edward! Sending good thoughts your way!


Elizabeth March 13, 2013 at 1:58 am

Love these pages…his little spiked hair is too cute! Fingers crossed for a safe little baby staying inside for a few more weeks!


Ritz March 13, 2013 at 8:29 am

Love these pages and photos as always! And you are the most beautiful pregnant lady!
Keeping everything crossed for LO to stay in loving belly for some more time xx


Fiona March 13, 2013 at 11:10 am

Oh, I love all the colour on the first page! Gorgeous! Boys waiting for Nan=adorable! I hope everything is alright with you and Edward. Sending prayers your way. Hugs, Fiona xoxo


Amber March 13, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I love the photo of the boys on the couch in week 6. Really beautiful!

Also, agreed with the comments above- you’re such a beautiful pregnant woman! You’re totally rocking that dress.


Margie S (Nihao, Cupcake!) March 14, 2013 at 12:58 am

Looks like a lovely ordinary week. That picture with your three boys and their Nana at the window is fantastic. Such a treasure to have. Happy Chinese New Year! This is our first year in 4 years not to celebrate the holiday in a big way (since were were living in China!) Seeing your picture makes me nostalgic for our celebrations. It was a very fun time for many reasons!


Debie Grace March 17, 2013 at 4:52 am

Awww it’s getting closer and closer until we meet your new baby! It’s going to be okay ;) Take care!


Louise June 15, 2013 at 11:43 am

Hi Ronnie,

I spoke with you today at the craft expo in darling harbour about what program you use to do the text on your photos. Just wondering if you could point me in the right direction please and let me know which one you use.
You’ve got some amazing photos.

Many thanks,



Pink Ronnie June 17, 2013 at 7:16 am

Hi Louise!
I use Adobe InDesign to add the text.
Thanks for dropping by and for your kind words!
Ronnie xo


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