Week in the Life 2016 - Saturday and final thoughts


Welcome to the last day of my Week in the Life album! I'm so excited to finish this project.

It has been a lot of work and a lot of fun. But before I'll share some overall thoughts about Week in the Life, let's have a look at my Saturday pages.

In case you've missed them, you can find the other days here: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

I followed more or less the same formula for each day. I like this repetition because it makes a very colourful album less busy.

On Saturday, I took fewer photos than on the other days so I was able to slip the day of the week card in one of the pockets. Compared to the other days, I prefer them outside of the pockets because I think they add more layers and interest that way.

On Saturday we had a total change of weather from summer dress to cashmere sweater weather.

I ended my album with another full page 6x8 photo of my favourite flowers because I just can't get enough of them and they are so photogenic...

And this is it!! My album is hardly wide enough to fit all my pages. I think adhering the wood veneer numbers onto the chipboard dividers is what made it a little bulky in the end.

Here are my overall thoughts on this project:

  • Week in the Life is so much fun! I really enjoyed taking the time to intentionally document a week in my/our life.
  • I chose a very busy week that showed no routine at all. I think it turned out okay, but I'm considering doing another week that feels more regular to me.
  • Before starting Week in the Life, I looked at the notes I took after doing December Daily and this really helped to set my intentions and my commitment.
  • Repetition is key! Getting the album together for each day is a lot easier when I don't have to make new choices again and again but just stick to a simple formula of page order, design principles and embellishment routine. 
  • My biggest struggle is always the journaling and it definitely didn't help that on some days I took notes on the printable sheets that Ali offers, on others I wrote something down on my computer, on others I used my phone and on others I didn't record anything at all. Note to self for the next time: decide on one way to take notes and stick to it. Maybe I'll use journaling prompts (like these cute boxes) to make things as easy as possible. 
  • Next time, it would be great if I could finish my album a bit earlier than I did now.
I can't wait until Week in the Life happens again!

- Kathi

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  1. Your album turned out beautifully, Kathi! I'm with you on having a structure to each day that can be repeated and I also need to be better about taking notes each day. :)

    1. Thanks Elise! While I did DITL this past weekend, I managed to take notes regularly. However, with these longer projects, it's obvioulsy a little more difficult to keep up (hello December Daily coming soon...)...

  2. Toller Blog! Ich liebe es wie schön dein du dein Album jedes Mal gestaltest, mach bitte weiter:)

    Liebe Grüße

    1. Danke July fürs Vorbeischauen! Schön, dass dir mein Album gefällt...