I think it has done a wonderful job of capturing our summer.
Back in June I made a list of 10 items for us to do this past summer. I wrote each item on a clothespin and clipped it to a paint bucket from Home Depot--inspired by this. I knew it would be a stressful summer. We just had a lot going on and we needed to keep it simple. Yet I also wanted to create opportunities for us to get out and enjoy the summer. Thus, the bucket list!
Here's a look at my pages:
I can't tell you how much I love these pages. I love that this project inspired us to enjoy the simple things, get out and have some adventures, and still be a great way to capture our summer. The best part is that it is done! No feeling behind. No feeling like I have to do this week or that week. It's interesting to me to do it like this because I have been sorely tempted to do 2013 Project Life weekly. I still haven't decided if I will try it that way or not. I absolutely love seeing it done that way and I know it would be a treasure. We'll have to see. Maybe I should just do a year in a bucket list format?!
I think regardless of how you choose to document it, it's awesome. I love the Project Life system and how it can be adapted to your own style and needs.
And overall, the most important thing is to remember to live! Becky Higgins Project Life system turned 3 this week and they had an awesome celebration. As part of the celebration, the creative team designed quote cards for free. You can find them here.
I love the quote card by Monica McNeill featuring a quote from Bob Dylan:
"If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them."
And just like that we are thinking about fall, pumpkins, and chilly weather. Summer 2012 you were just amazing and I am so happy we cherished you!
Supplies used: also note I used the summer 2012 flair from Ormolu (no longer available).