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Week in the Life 2012: Complete

May 7, 2012 Sarah Coggins
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My Week in the Life 2012 album is complete! I ordered it as an 8×8 photo book from Shutterfly last night.

WITL2012: Title Page
Title Page

I decided to keep each of my days to 2 pages –  a main photo with the banner title on the first page and a photo collage with journaling on the second page. Honestly, I had six of the seven main photos selected before I realized Dylan was in every one which helped me picked the final one (Tuesday – not a lot of good & good quality photos that day). He might as well be in them all. 🙂

WITL2012: Monday spread
Monday, April 23rd
WITL2012: Tuesday spread
Tuesday, April 24th
WITL2012: Wednesday spread
Wednesday, April 25th
WITL2012: Thursday spread
Thursday, April 26th
WITL2012: Friday spread
Friday, April 27th

The photo of the fire engines was taken by Dylan using my point & shoot camera. I altered the template text box to note that. It was important to me to include a bit from his view of the week.

WITL2012: Saturday spread
Saturday, April 28th
WITL2012: Sunday spread
Sunday, April 29th

Following the “day pages” – I took inspiration from a Week in the Life closing page shared by Kristen W on Flickr. I liked the idea of a count of various parts of the week. Ours includes our ages; Dylan’s stats (weight, height & clothing sizes); amount spent on groceries, gas, movies; number of miles walked; temperature fluctuations; etc. Across from it, I created a page with corresponding photos.

WITL2012: Overview spread
Overview: By the Numbers

Finally, since our week was unusual in several respects, I decided to finish the album with a spread documenting a “typical” weekday in our home right now since I’m sure by the next time we do this, it will have changed.

WITL2012: Typical Weekday Schedule
Weekday: Typical Schedule

Supplies: Week in the Life 12×12 Vol. 4 Layered Template Album and December Daily Layered Template Package Vol. 3 by Ali Edwards; Instagram app; Digi Essentials by Karla Dudley; Tweet, Tweet collaboration kit from; Arial, Arial Bold & Just the Way You Are fonts.

  • allison c May 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    So, so great Sarah. It looks gorgeous and what a fabulous keepsake. So in love with all of it. Well done, mama.
  • Melisa - Mommy This & That May 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    Wow...that is really cool! I usually do a photobook each year to document the kid from one birthday to the next but it's not nearly as neat as a week in your life!
  • Jenn May 8, 2012 at 12:16 am
    yours turned out sooo nice. I like how you used the Ali Edwards digital stuff (her designs are great aren't they?!?!). I think the last page is a nice addition. I may have to incorporate something like that in mine. I haven't quite put mine together yet.
  • Julie S. May 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    How awesome! :) I love it!
  • Rosie May 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    I love your WITL, lots of great photos and I like the design!
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