Around here: 34 weeks pregnant.

To be honest I always expected that I would post regular updates on social media if I ever got pregnant, so it has surprised me a bit that I haven't really felt motivated to do so. I think it has to do with my not knowing what the purpose of my social media presence really is, aside from sharing my Project Life pages that is, and also with the fact that I have really struggled to find the time for my old hobbies since we moved to our house a year ago. With that said, I thought it would be fun to post a little update now that I am so close to the end of this pregnancy.

Infertility: Lucky Number 5.

Since I tend to assume that everyone who finds their way to this little blog gets here through my Instagram account, I haven't gotten around to sharing this announcement here earlier. If you do follow me on Instagram this is very old news, but in case you don't I figured it's high time I posted this here as well.

Project Life: May 2018.

Today I thought I'd share my May pages. If anyone's keeping track I now have February, April, July and August left to finish before I am up to date. I hope I can get at least some of those months fully completed soon. The May pages are definitely my favourite 2018 pages so far. I put them together rather quickly and stuck to a few rather basic products. The journalling took the longest, but that is usually the case for me, not because I don't know what to write but because I always end up with a lot that I want to document and it takes time for me to structure each month's stories.

Project Life: March 2018.

Since I've been catching up with a month here and a month there this year I will be sharing my pages a bit out of order. These are the pages I made documenting March. Might be inspiring if you too have fallen behind and still have winter days left to document. And hey, if you can do Christmas in July you can totally do March in August ;)

Project Life: June 2018 + my catch up formula.

I just finished my pages documenting June 2018. It's the first entire month I've finished documenting since January. Because I have a system for documenting my life that lets me catch up fairly quickly once I set my mind to it (read more about it at the end of this entry) I can let myself fall quite far behind. That's not to say I haven't felt guilty for being so behind this year... I've felt especially guilty about not sharing any pages on Instagram or here on this blog for so long. I feel like so many people I used to look to for inspiration have stopped sharing their memory keeping projects this year and it becomes a vicious circle that makes me feel less inspired to share mine, too. But, at least in my case it's not a conscious decision to stop sharing as much as lack of time and I intend to improve, starting with my June pages :)

Project Life: January 2018.

To my great relief I finally finished my January pages tonight. I struggled with these because like I've mentioned on Instagram, I don't really think I've taken a single good photo so far this year. We have been blessed with quite mild winters these past few years so I've been fine with them, however this year has served as a reminder of why I hate winter. January was still not so bad because I was still blissfully unaware that winter was just starting, so you can imagine how little inspiration I feel to document February and March that have just been more of the same. I'm so over the cold and the snow but there's still no end in sight.

Project Life: My finished 2017 photobook.

Project Life: December 2017.

The time has come to share the Project Life pages I made documenting the final month of 2017. Now all that's left to share is photos of the finished, physical book which should be arriving in the mail later this month. I hope we will get some decent light soon instead of these dreary grey days so I can take some photos of it when it arrives!

Project Life: 2018 title page & goals.

Project Life: November 2017.

I am so close to getting my hands on my printed 2017 photobook and I can't wait to see it in real life :) In the meantime, I thought I'd continue sharing my digital spreads. In this post you can see how I documented the month of November. I realized at the end of 2017 that I hadn't used the Everyday Edition that much yet for my 2017 album so I decided to dust it off and these spreads turned out to be some of my favourites out of all the pages I made in 2017. You just can't go wrong with this edition and it truly does stand the test of time. As much as I love Project 52 Fresh which I've been using a lot since it came out, if I had to choose one I would go for Everyday.