Life lately: April 2016.

Watching | According to my notes I only watched two films in April. Goes to show how strange and busy this month was... At least the films I did watch - Freeheld and Big Miracle - were both really good + moving.

Listening to | The music I listened to in April was all over the place. I think I listened to The Wreckers the most, though.

Consuming | An unusual amount of cake :)

Reading | I started reading two books but haven't got very far with them yet. Thank goodness I read an extra book in March, otherwise I would have fallen behind with my book goal for this year.

Visiting | The parents + a close friend.

Enjoying | Project Life as always. Finishing my 2014 photo book + getting it in the mail. Celebrating a special birthday. My second trip to Poland of the year. Outlet shopping with mum and my sister last weekend.

Making | Project Life pages.

Looking forward to | Celebrating Walpurgis Night later today. Warmer weather.

Outings: Nunnedalen.

This past weekend we went to the Nunnedalen valley on Öland to see the blue anemones in full bloom. We've been going for four years now and it's become one of my favourite spring traditions to revisit this beautiful place. It just might have been our best visit yet. I can't remember the light being quite this lovely nor the flowers so bright and plentiful before. It's all happening so fast now, the greys of winter are being replaced with green and new flowers are appearing everywhere I go. It really is such a lovely time!

Project Life: March 2016.

I finished my Project Life spreads for March a little bit later than the previous months because I decided to focus on finishing my 2014 photo book (which should arrive in the mail sometime next week, by the way) first. Now, 2016 has my undivided attention again. March was a rather busy month and I filled up eight spreads.

A spread about the month in general. It's not my favourite because there's a bit much going on here, but I think it sort of works? I like using the Design F page protector sometimes to fit in more photos. The calendar card is from the Project 52 2016 Edition (recoloured to all white) and the March stamp is from Paislee Press. The rest is from the Everyday Edition.

A spread about two of the five birthdays we celebrated in March. Cards from the Moments Like These Edition (recoloured).

A spread about work and a special roadtrip we went on. Cards from the Dazzle Mini Kit (my obsession with this kit and its colours continues).

This day documented. Filler cards from the Sunshine Edition and journalling card from the Moments Like These Edition (recoloured).

The first of two spreads about Easter. Journalling cards from the Everyday Edition, filler cards from the Dazzle Mini Kit, Sunshine Edition and Midnight Edition (recoloured).

Another spread about Easter, all cards from the Dazzle Mini Kit.

Finally, two spreads about our trip to Poland. All cards from the new Memories in the Making Edition.

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

Trips in 2016: A March day in Poland.

At the end of March we went to Poland (specifically the Gdynia/Sopot/Gdansk Tricity area) for a day with mum and one of my sisters. It was my first time going back since grandma's funeral almost a year ago and I have to say it did feel like something was missing the whole day since we didn't have grandma to visit. However, it was still nice to go back and be reminded that there are still reasons to go even though I don't have relatives there anymore. Per had never been to Gdansk or Sopot before and I hadn't been in six years so instead of hanging out in Gdynia all day like we usually do we went to Gdansk soon after breakfast. We had a nice time strolling around the Old Town area, stopping for coffee and doing some shopping. I have only gone there in the summer before so it was quite refreshing that it wasn't as crowded as during high season. In the afternoon we took the train to Sopot where we had lunch and went for a walk on the pier (which happens to be Europe's longest wooden pier). The day ended with the usual shopping at the largest mall in Gdynia, before it was time to head back to the ferry and return to Sweden. I'll actually be going to Poland again already tomorrow evening with my co-workers, which I am looking forward to very much.

Project Life: 2014 album cover.

Last night I finished my 2014 photo book! I will be ordering it soon. It's 195 pages long which makes it two pages longer than the 2015 book, and yet it only took me about two months to complete. 99 % of the products I used were official Project Life ones, which made the process that much quicker.

For the front book cover I used a number template by Chelle's Creations just like I did for my 2012, 2013 and 2015 books. I'm all about consistency when it comes to the outside of my books so they look good next to each other on the shelf! For the back cover I used this template by Paislee Press and a card from the Everyday Edition. Here's a close-up:

I will definitely share some photos of the physical book once it gets here! I also plan on sharing some of the spreads from the book from time to time. In the meantime you can get a glimpse of what my 2015 book looks inside here.

Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. You can learn more about it here.

Life lately: March 2016.

Watching | Most notably, Spotlight, Fathers & Daughters and The Danish Girl. I enjoyed all three, especially The Danish Girl, not just for the story but also for the beautiful settings and clothes.

Listening to | I've been listening to Ted Gärdestad a great deal ever since I watched a recent documentary about his life and rediscovered his music.

Consuming | Lots of chocolate for Easter.

Reading | This month I finally finished Goodbye Sarajevo. This was the first novel I've read that is set during the Yugoslav Wars and I found it very interesting to read a firsthand account of what it was like in Bosnia and Croatia during the time. I can definitely recommend it. The second book I read this month was Necessary Lies which was an instant favourite. I actually read most of it in one day because I just had to know how it would end. I'm so glad I stumbled across it on Goodreads!

Visiting | The parents, two of my aunts and my sister.

Enjoying | Spring and the beautiful weather we've had, getting the chance to spend a lot of time with family + relatives on various occasions, catching up with old friends, a work-related road-trip I went on, Easter, some shopping I did and going to Poland at the end of the month.

Making | So many Project Life pages for my 2014 photo book. At this rate I might just finish it in April!

Looking forward to | Going back to Poland in two weeks + a little surprise outing that I've got planned for next weekend.