Around here: Welcoming a new family member.

The 12th of November was a very special day because it was the day we brought home our little kitten Elsa. She had just turned twelve weeks old and was so tiny! I took a week off from work so I could be home with her the first week and help her get adjusted to her new home and we had the best time together. She played with all the toys we'd bought as we prepared for her arrival and spent a lot of time sleeping on her baby blanket right next to my laptop while I was working on my Project Life projects.

If someone had told me a couple of years ago that there'd come a day when I'd voluntarily get a pet I would never have believed them. Growing up I had dogs, but I never really liked them and always said I would never, ever let a pet enter my home when I'd got my own place. However, what I simply didn't realize back then is that I am 100 % a cat person. Elsa really is the sweetest little fluffy creature I ever did see and I am so happy that she is part of our lives :)

Outings: Store Mosse national park.

Earlier this month we travelled a couple of hours east to pick up our new kitten Elsa. It was the perfect day for a roadtrip - everywhere we went the trees were covered with white frost. It was like travelling through a magical winter wonderland. On the way we visited the Store Mosse national park which is the largest marsh area in southern Sweden. I've been meaning to go there for a while but we rarely head that way so this was a great opportunity. It was really cold and foggy so we weren't able to see very far across the marsh land, but what we did see was beautiful. I hope I can make it back there and explore the area some more in the not too distant future, perhaps next summer.

Project Life: October 2016.

Here are my spreads for the month of October at last! I actually finished them several weeks ago but I've been focusing on my (physical/hybrid) 2005-2009 Project Life album these past few weeks and pretty much forgot about everything else. I've just been having so much fun with it! Might have something to do with the fact that I've been using this awesome new core kit you might have heard about for most of it.

First up is a spread about the month in general. Calendar card from the Project 52 2016 Edition (recoloured to all white) and October stamp from Paislee Press. Journalling card from the Everyday Edition. Everything else is from the beautiful Friendsgiving kit by Paislee Press.

A spread about a day we spent visiting the local harvest festival. All products are from the Thirty-One kit by Amber LaBau & Sara Gleason.

About a special daytrip we went on. All cards are from the Everyday Edition (recoloured to navy) and the "we are adventurers" stamp is from Paislee Press.

A spread that might seem like it doesn't really fit in but it's about a day I spent visiting my distant relatives and going through (+ scanning) their old photos so it makes sense. I also documented my Good Life post being published on Becky's blog in this spread which is essentially about my passion for memory keeping in various forms. Cards from the Everyday Edition (recoloured) and the Heritage Edition.

About work + a special party this month. All products from the aforementioned Friendsgiving kit by Paislee Press.

Documenting an outing we went on. Cards from the Everyday Edition (some recoloured) + "remember this" filler card made from one of the Goes With Everything papers by Paislee Press.

Finally, two spreads about the final weekend of the month which was so beautiful + sunny. All cards from the All Year Long 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.

Life Lately: October 2016.

Watching | On the film front we watched Speak which I had to watch to see how it compared to the book, which I read in September. I think it was a really good adaptation. We also went to see the crazy but fun Swedish film Morran & Tobias - Som en skänk från ovan at the cinema when it came out at the end of the month. As for TV we finally finished season 2 of The Affair, just in time for season 3, and Swedish show Så Mycket Bättre started which means we know what we'll be doing the upcoming Saturday nights. It's one of the few times we actually watch regular TV anymore.

Listening to | Went through (still going through) a major Lene Marlin phase for some reason. I guess her melancholy tunes just suit my mood these days. Other than that we've unsurprisingly been listening to the music from Så Mycket Bättre a lot.

Consuming | Nothing really stands out.

Reading | About to finish Lullabies for Little Criminals.

Visiting | My sister + her boyfriend to celebrate their birthdays, my parents, P's mum and my grandaunt and a second cousin of my father who I'd never met before. Got my hands on (well, got to scan) lots of old photos of my ancestors which was really exciting.

Enjoying | The (very) occasional sunlight, the colours of autumn, continuing to decorate my dollhouse and our biannual leaving party at work which was just as epic as always.

Making | Project Life spreads for my (physical) 2005-2009 album.

Looking forward to | It might be a bit early, but I've already started to look forward to ordering this year's photo book in January :)