project life | june four

so nice and simple, just the way i like it. putting this spread together i reminded myself of how much i wanted to keep things minimal this year. needless to say, i haven’t exactly been doing that. but this spread? this spread is exactly what i had imagined going into 2014.

must. remember. to. keep. things. simple!
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products used: design a (+ design a trimmed down), midnight core kit, avery labels
project life is a product, system and a lifestyle created by becky higgins. in 2014, i’m creating spreads throughout the year. here are all of my pages from 2013 + 2014.

26/52

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

the days are getting hotter, and beginning much earlier in the day. it’s going to be a tough summer DJ, keeping you safe and cool.

our honeymoon photo book | part one

my husband and i got married in april 2011 and went on our honeymoon to maui in november 2011. i’m so excited to finally be sharing the photo book i put together. i designed and printed the book through blurb, and the style is standard landscape.

i had previously shared some photos from this trip here and here but if you’re anything like me, seeing the photos all laid out in a book is much more thrilling πŸ™‚

it’s a long one, my friends, so i’m breaking it up into two posts. without further adieu, lets begin:

look for the second part of the photo book soon.

summer lists on a thursday morning.

the last time i compiled a list like this it was still spring. we weren’t yet dashing indoors to avoid the heat. we weren’t rushing out the door at 7:30am to go to the park before the temperatures ramped up. we weren’t thinking about how to entertain ourselves indoors all day. i wasn’t showering twice a day; once in the morning and once before bed, to wash the days stickiness off of my skin.

spring is gone, and summer is in full swing. this morning i’m thinking about the here and now.

things that inspire me.
sunsets
the written word
honesty

my proudest accomplishments.
graduating college
moving to another country for love
my son

things that disappoint me.
selfishness
writers block
missed opportunities to nap
broken sleep
forgotten birthdays
mistrust
people who lack ambition

movies i will never tire of.
the holiday
wedding crashers
crazy stupid love

how i love spending my days.
reading
spending time with my family
paper crafting
drinking coffee
writing in my journal

things currently on my nightstand.
my journal
a mason jar filled with iced coffee
two books
bobby pins
phone charger

things i wish i could forget.
heartbreak
friends disappointing you
missed opportunities

project life | june three

i saw this quote on pinterest and immediately knew that it so perfectly described the week that i had gone through that i had to use it in my spread.
for the right side, i trimmed down a design a page and highlighted just a few small things that made the week a little more bearable. 

products used: design a, DDE because i’m happy paper, tiny attacher, studio calico wood veneer stars, elise joy today stamp (discontinued), date stamp
project life is a product, system and a lifestyle created by becky higgins. in 2014, i’m creating spreads throughout the year. here are all of my pages from 2013 + 2014.

hi from sunday night

embarrassingly enough:
i’m noticing more and more
that i’m having imaginary conversations in my head.
mostly, i’m speaking to people i wish i knew
people i wish were in my life.
the truth is: its lonely here in vegas
i’m lonely here in vegas
its been three plus years without my friends
the girls who know me best, who have seen me at my worst
who know me, and whom i know in return.
moving so far away from friends and family was never in the cards
at least not until i fell in love.

summer is officially here
the days are hot and long and sticky already.
i try not to stop long enough to really think about what it all means
another year away from them all.

one of my closest friends got engaged today
and from thousands of miles away
i felt like i had missed out.
(i always feel like i’m missing out).
and always
always
struggling to keep a smile on my face
long after
the magic
has gone.

xo,
rdg

25/52

“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2014”

little things have been happening this week that make him seem impossibly big. don’t grow too quickly, my dear dj.

project life 2014 | june two + insert

june spread number two, otherwise known as the week of my thirtieth birthday, and one of my favorite spreads to date.

i layered the studio calico “not my day” transparent card over top of the photo of me on my birthday because i had a tough time embracing leaving my twenties behind.

i knew i wanted to make a special insert to mark my 30th birthday. this was definitely inspired by kristi!

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

the plight of the household

“i’m going to go and take a shower”
is never just about taking a shower.

it’s getting undressed and tossing your dirty clothes into the hamper,
which is full, so you start a load of darks
and discover that you forgot about the white load in the dryer last night.
you toss that load onto the bed and hop into the shower.
between blowdrying your hair and straightening it,
you begin to fold the laundry on the bed, half dressed might i add
because it’s (basically) summer and using the blowdryer
has turned your bathroom into a sauna.

once done folding you return to finish doing your hair
and slap on some under eye concealer and a coat of mascara
to hide how tired you really are
(oh and take another sip of your second coffee of the day).

back in your room the folded laundry is begging to be put away
and so far so good, there’s no screaming coming from downstairs
where your husband is watching your toddler,
so you keep on.

while putting away the laundry you’re almost guaranteed to:
find other items that need to be returned to their rightful places,
dust bunnies to be vacuumed up
a mirror splattered with toothpaste to be wiped down
socks to be matched up with their mates
(and don’t forget, a now cold coffee to finish)

by now the washer has finished it cycle,
so you toss the load into the dryer and shut the laundry room door
because the sound of jean zippers and buttons hitting the metal basin
is enough to drive you batty.

you take a deep breath and laugh softly because
nearly fifty five minutes have gone by, and
if you’re anything like me,
a shower is never just a shower.

xo,
rdg

project Life 2014 | may five + june one

week 22 encompasses two spreads, mostly because we had friends from Canada in town and I knew there would be a lot of photos.
why was this week awesome? well for one: we bought dom’s dream car!

and the second spread highlighting my best friend (and her family) visiting.

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