Around here: Easter weekend.

Just as promised the weather improved significantly after Good Friday. The rest of the weekend was so beautiful. I saw a lot of my family, spent time in my parents' garden as well as in my beloved woods, saw plenty of flowers and even some butterflies + bees, went for a walk without wearing a coat, ate lots of sweets and felt excited about all that lies ahead. This is such a good time of year to be alive.

Around here: Glimpses from March.

So far, Good Friday has been foggy and grey. It looks like the weather will improve by tomorrow though, so the four-day weekend might actually offer some good photo light. There was snow further inland this week but there's no doubt that spring is here in Kalmar. I took these photos last Saturday which was the most beautiful spring day. I went for a walk (to the castle, as per usual) and then I stopped by the shops in search of some new clothes for spring, because it'd been months since I last bought anything new so I thought it was about time. Afterwards I went to visit my sister in Nybro, where our parents were spending the day as well. I got to see little Alfons for the first time since Christmas and my, how he has grown! Still the cutest little ball of fur though. I can't believe that he might still grow into twice his current size. Mum, Fanny and I did some shopping and also, had our first icecream of the year outside in the sun. If that is not the ultimate sign of spring, I don't know what is. Now if it would only get a bit warmer...

Project Life: February 2016.

Yesterday I finished my Project Life spreads for the month of February. I love that the process I've developed over the past months makes it so quick & easy to stay up to date with my monthly documenting.

A spread about the month in general. The calendar card is from the Project 52 2016 Edition (recoloured to all white), the journalling card is from the Midnight Edition (recoloured to match the filler card) and the filler card is from the Sunshine Edition. The February stamp is from Paislee Press and the stamp on the right side is from the A Beautiful Mess app. One of the reasons why I love doing Project Life digitally is that it's so easy to alter journalling/filler cards to fit my needs. However, I hardly ever change the colours completely because I find that the process can get a bit overwhelming if I allow myself to choose from an unlimited number of colours. Moreover, I love most of the colour schemes of the kits I work with and want to keep those. The main reason why I alter cards is that I might want to use cards from more than one kit and in order to make them match, I will recolour a card from one kit using the colour scheme of another, like I did with the yellow above.

An entry about this day. The journalling card + heart are from the Moments Like These Edition while the filler card is from the Everyday Edition.

Some glimpses from the month in general with focus on how I spent my spare time (mostly on Project Life of course) + work (blurred for privacy reasons). Journalling cards from the Everyday Edition and filler cards from the Dazzle Mini Kit which I just love the colours of and have been using quite a lot for my 2014 pages.

Finally, more about the month in general, with focus on Valentine's Day + other special occasions. All the cards except the journalling card on the left side are from the Dazzle Mini Kit. The journalling card is from the Everyday Edition (recoloured to match the colour scheme of Dazzle).

All in all, February was a busy month work wise but rather slow on the homefront, with less than great weather for the most part, which meant that I took less photos than in January. Four spreads is what I would expect to fill up for a month like this, and it's the minimum I aim for. While I don't document weekly, I like the idea of filling at least on spread per week on average. It'll be interesting to see if I can keep it up throughout the year.

Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. You can learn more about it here. Digital page protectors by Valorie Wibbens.

Life Lately: February 2016.

Watching | Several films but most notably Room and Man Up. The latter was hilarious + reminded me why I love British rom-coms so much. Room was the most captivating film I've seen in a long time, much like the book was one that I just couldn't put down. I had looked forward to watching it ever since I read the book in 2011 and wasn't disappointed. I was so excited to learn that Brie Larson won the Oscar for best actress.

Listening to | Adele a lot.

Consuming | A dozen or so semlas throughout the month.

Reading | Goodbye Sarajevo which I'm really enjoying but have yet to finish because I've been slacking with my reading this month. It's not the first year when I've lost momentum at the end of January, with my reading and other areas of life too, unfortunately.

Visiting | My parents, P's parents and my cousin to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Enjoying | The first signs of spring + noticing that the days are getting longer. Getting my 2015 Project Life album in the mail. Seeing family + shopping + other little things.

Making | This month I've been working on my 2014 Project Life album. I've completed about half of it in less than a month and I'm having so much fun with it.

Looking forward to | I should just say spring/lighter days/etc and leave it at that, but February sort of shook things up in unexpected ways and mostly, I am looking forward to a day when I can genuinely feel like I have things to look forward to again.