The Project Girl 2014 Planner is now available!

December 15th, 2013

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With all the house stuff happening, it’s been hard to get to any work that is kind of on the sidelines (including blogging!). But I knew that I needed to get this 2014 planner finished. Probably because I keep getting emails and comments asking if I’m going to have time to do it. And I totally love that, because I know that some people out there care about this little planner I make, and it completely motivates me to get it done! And since you’ve all been so patient, I’m giving 25% off to anyone who purchases my 2014 planner before the beginning of the year.

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So after much ado and many requests, here is the re-designed The Project Girl 2014 weekly planner. No new editing features in this one, just a sleek new design. Something that is new however, it’s available at my new Etsy shop!

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And with the new house in 2014 I’m going to need my planner more than ever. I filled out this first page to show you how you can customize your daily & weekly chores, daily notes, and (grocery) list. And for me, once it’s customized digitally, then I print it out and write down all the other stuff that’s going to be happening each week. I love having this week-at-a-glance to keep me organized.

These blue areas are the ones that you can change the text on. Daily chores are populated throughout the file, so if you don’t exercise, then you can change that to feed dog, and it will change on all the pages. There are also 3 blank daily chores that you can have say anything like flirt with hubs,  Cook dinner, Read book, scrapbook etc etc.

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 You will be able to add any additional weekly chores (space permited) in the highlighted weekly chore boxes. New/changed weekly chores do not populate through the whole document. If you don’t ever want to clean your purse (and who does, really?), you’ll have to change each of those individually, or ignore them, or even better, print it as is and get to immediately cross off something on your list!

I use the LIST for my weekly groceries making each field a different grocery category (dairy, meat, bakery, etc.). Sometimes I use the days at the top for my weekly menu. But really you can use these fields for anything. Even the word LIST can be changed to anything you want it to be – like “Husband’s Chores” or “TO DO”

This document also contains a bonus set of 2014 calendar pages. These pages are not editable. They are intended to be printed.

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So there you have it! I’m happy to have it done, and I love the new look.

Don’t forget that it’s 25% off through the end of the year. See coupon code below:

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Family Photos – completely worth it

June 20th, 2013

I posted a few weeks ago about having family pictures taken (and our outfits). We got back some sneaks today and they are so incredibly beautiful!

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Our photographer Michelle of Clover & Mustard could not have done a better job. She uses actual film for her photography and it just brings a quality of depth that I miss from digital photography. We’re so happy that she could take our photos and preserve these precious and fast-paced days.

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Getting ready and being willing to take family photos can be a lot of work, and cost a chunk of change. But putting in the effort is worth it. Having these photos forever will be worth it.  Whether you’re 7 months post-baby, and haven’t worked out in 3 years, or you are in the best shape of your life, it is worth it to document your family. So don’t wait thinking you’ll take pictures next year or when you hit your goal weight. Just do it now and you’ll thank yourself a million times for it.
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I’m also making the vow to actually order prints and hang up picture in our house as part of my “get the pictures off my computer” initiative. I think these will look amazing in our new house.

To see more pics from our shoot – check out Clover & Mustard.

 

Summer Fun Activity Board

May 28th, 2013

This weekend I attended a fun and totally girly weekend retreat. We wanted to do a fun craft to get our creative juices flowing, and had recently seen Kelly Brown show off her Summer Fun Trackers on Studio 5 including a pin board with goals for summer activities. We took her idea and ran with it  each creating our own board and customizing them with lots of fun embellishments.

This is us all crafting and having a good time getting our hands dirty:

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We used the new MME Rhonna Farrer line – Find your Wings & Fly - and everyone just died over how awesome the papers and especially embellishments were. Love this line – easy to use and so stunning!

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Our cork board was 16×20 and we covered it in fabric (stapling the back), and fit twelve 3.5″x5″ squares on the front. It fit perfectly into an empty 16×20 frame.

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I cut the “Summer Fun” out on my Silhouette Cameo  using their free studio software, and we used the xyron X to turn all the letters into stickers – it’s the best little tool ever!

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Then I totally made the project mine by using all the amazing embellishments – chipboard, brads, washi tape, alpha letters, layered stickers and a few enamel dots.

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Add a little twine, and some push pins and this project only took about an hour.

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Now all I need to do is actually schedule and accomplish all these fun summer goals AND take pictures to document everything.

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And once summer is over, I can pull off all the cards and turn the whole thing into a mini album.  I think it would also be great to tuck in a little journaling card on the back of each card so that every photo/activity has a story as well.

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Isn’t that an awesome way to get your summer activities planned and memories recorded? Plus is an adorable decoration in your house all summer long!

Thanks Kelly for the awesome idea!

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