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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013”

Epic poems could be written about those eyelashes.

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013”


These are moments forever etched in my memory, though a photo doesn’t hurt!

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013”


Seeing you in Papa’s arms just can’t be described. I’m so happy we were able to fly to my hometown to spend time with my family and friends.

Project Life 2013 | Week 30

 Welcome to project life 2013 | week 30 (Jul 22 – Jul 28)

I feel like lately with my spreads I was getting bogged down with trying to be too creative, or incorporate too many seemingly random items. With week 30, I wanted to keep it minimal and clean.


full spread:

I wrote either directly onto my photos, or on to strips of card stock that I glued to the borders of the images.

left side:


right side:

This week saw the advent of DJ’s first taste of watermelon. If I could have somehow included the video of him sucking away at it, I would have, but a picture will have to do. It was, as the embellishment states: unforgettable.

  

 


All in all, I was so happy with how it all came together. And, have I mentioned how much I LOVE the midnight kit? I seriously can’t get enough of it!
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project life is a product, system and a lifestyle created by becky higgins. in 2013, i’m creating spreads throughout the year. here are all of my pages from 2013 + 2014.

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013”

I want to make sure to document you in your own space. Today was the perfect opportunity.

Losing the baby weight, and feeling comfortable in my own skin

Before I moved to Las Vegas I was in the best shape of my life. I wasn’t eating astonishingly well (though not horribly), but I was working out consistently. I celebrated by purchasing two pairs of Lucky Brand jeans, my ultimate favorite brand. I’ve never been an expensive jeans person, but they are worth it.

Over the years after moving to the U.S., I watched as one by one the pairs stopped fitting. Instead of fretting, I folded and stored them in hopes that I would fit into them again at some point.

One day, back while I was still pregnant, I turned to my husband and said, “when I lose this baby weight and get to a comfortable weight, I’m going to treat myself to a pair of Lucky Brand Jeans.”

Post baby, as soon as I could, I began working out. I was fortunate to have naturally lost quite a bit of the baby weight within the first month, but I had an image in my head of what I should look like. Since then, I have pushed and pulled myself in so many different directions, determined – no, obsessed – with hitting my target weight; where I was before I moved out here.

For weeks now, I have been a mere 3.5 pounds away from that target weight, unable to move any further. At first I was stubbornly upset that I just couldn’t shed those last pounds, but then something clicked inside of me. I was playing with DJ on his play mat one morning just after breakfast and I caught a glance of myself in the full-length mirror, and you know what? I was happy with what I saw.

Who cares if I am still three and a half pounds from my pre-Vegas weight? Who cares if I’m not where I thought I should be? Bodies change and grow, and babies change your body.

I’m happy to say that for the first time in two and a half years, I am comfortable in my own skin. And you know what? I treated myself to a pair of Lucky Brand jeans this past weekend, those final three and a half pounds be damned.

 

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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013”

It seems impossible how quickly he is growing; each day seems like two weeks.

Project Life 2013 | Week 29

 Welcome to project life 2013 | week 29 (Jul 15 – Jul 21)


I loved this week. It was full of time spent with family, sleepovers and a baby free night with the hubby. I love how it all came together this week. After a few weeks of boring, thrown-together-without-really- planning spreads, I’m loving this one.

left side:



right side:

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project life is a product, system and a lifestyle created by becky higgins. in 2013, i’m creating spreads throughout the year. here are all of my pages from 2013 + 2014.