Saturday, December 29, 2012

PROJECT LIFE: CHILDHOOD EDITION

I absolutely LOVED documenting my daughter's school years using Becky Higgins Project Life  Childhood Edition Mini Kit, Wellington. It's designed to cover a whole school year, but I was able to choose the best of the best photos from each grade and created an album that showcased her Preschool through 5th Grade school years. I had so much fun having my daughter journal in this album also. Although there are a few photos I put in layouts, there are so many everyday moments that I want to document in a way that is simple, easy, and doesn't take the focus away from the moment that is captured in the photos I take. Project Life has allowed me to do that. I must admit, I haven't been doing as many layouts as I used to because Project Life has been such a fun and satisfying way to put our memories together in one beautiful spot. The Mayfield Childhood Edition Mini Kit for when she hits 6th though 8th grade? Oh yes, I think so.





Monday, December 17, 2012

THE WORD IS OUT!

I can't say it enough... What a great way to start the week, let alone a newborn blog! I am officially on the BECKY HIGGINS, PROJECT LIFE 2013 CREATIVE TEAM. I am elated! Project life has become such an important part of my life in the way of documenting for my family, espeically for my daughter. For those of you who hear me go on and on about project life, but aren't sure about the details of exactly what it is, this post from Becky Higgins blog is great starting point: Advice For Project Life Newbies. I can't wait to work with this creative group of ladies. Bring on 2013!


NICE TO MEET YOU.


I suppose it’s about time I finally started a blog. I’m big on journaling, but I never complete a full Pen + paper journal; However, I do LOVE to take photographs and document them in layouts and Project Life. My daughter calls me "The Mamarazzi". I must say, I take that as a compliment, thank you very much! I love to write down the stories behind those photos because once the moment passes and we go through inevitable changes in life, those moments I captured with my camera remain unchanged. So with the start of 2013 sneaking up on us, let’s document. 
The Adventures of Almost Maybeline…There is a story behind that, you know. My mother, a naive young woman, obviously thought the name of this American brand of make-up was glamorous. NOT. MAYBELINE LOREAL…You're laughing, but this isn’t a joke. She was going to name me Maybeline Loreal. Thank goodness she went with a name that had some sentiment. Lorimay; Lori, after my grandfather, Lorenzo, and May, for the month my parents were married.
My family consists of my husband and our amazing daughter, who has turned us into an on-the-go soccer family. We also have huge extended families, which makes for an even more beautiful variation of chaos, especially during the holidays. We attend training sessions, soccer games, award ceremonies, choir performances, family events and outings with friends...all with a camera in my hand. 
As for THE ADVENTURES part. Every day is an adventure in the journey of life; so many things to do to cultivate a good life, goals to accomplish, dreams to realize...but the journey is the fun part. It makes the destination all the more meaningful. I’ll keep you posted. Afterall, that’s what blogs are for, right?