Project Life 2015 : Week 4

Project Life 2015 : Week 4 | happyapple.us

Week four! Our Anniversary! It was a great week.

Project Life 2015 : Week 4 | happyapple.us

Our friend made us this beautiful cake to celebrate with, aren’t those penguins adorable?Gunnar and I also took time throughout the whole weekend to enjoy our anniversary. We had coffee, played games, and gave each other gifts.

Project Life 2015 : Week 4 | happyapple.us

On our anniversary Gunnar and I went out for cocktails and dinner. I wore the dress I wore to our rehearsal dinner and he wore his suit jacket from the wedding. We had such a good time, although, it is hard to believe a year has gone by. Here is to another wonderful 365 days!

Project Life 2015 : Week 4 | happyapple.us

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My Scrapbooking Journey

Project Life 2015 | happyapple.us

This year marks my third year using the Project Life system to document our life. As I was reflecting on this I realized how many other scrapbook projects I’ve worked on. It was kind of fun to see how I’ve progressed and if I had fun looking into the past maybe you will too!

Scrapbooking History | happyapple.us

This was one of my first attempts at scrapbooking. My family went to Disney for vacation in 2005 and I came home with a camera full of pictures and started scrapbooking. I pasted the images directly onto thick white card stock, did a little journaling and added in disney themed stickers.

Scrapbooking History | happyapple.us

I stuck the whole thing into a binder and added pamphlets to the pockets in the back.

Scrapbooking History | happyapple.us

My next scrapbooking experience was my senior memory book. I bought the template book from our school and proceeded to fill it up. Mostly by cutting and pasting my pictures into it.

Scrapbooking History | happyapple.us

During our senior year our school went under major renovations, and they were getting rid of the red carpet which I was attached to so when I saw my opportunity to grab a piece I included that in my book as well.

Scrapbooking History | happyapple.us

I also used several bits and pieces from different events I went to to commemorate the year.

Scrapbooking History | happyapple.us

After I graduated high school I was lucky enough to travel Europe for two weeks with the Indiana All-Star Band. I was gifted this book to keep track of my memories. It took me almost 6 years to finish it but I did get it done!

Scrapbooking History | happyapple.us

I used my method of pasting images and other bits from the trip into this book.

Scrapbooking History | happyapple.us

I kept a bag of ALL the papers, tickets, candy wrappers, and maps around while I was finishing up this book incase I needed any extra embellishments.

Scrapbooking History | happyapple.us

Another way I documented my trip to Europe was printing out all my pictures out and putting them in albums when I got home. I have a total of four albums filled with pictures from my trip. In this one I just have the pictures so it is less of a scrapbook but still a memory keeping device.

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Flash forward several years and I am scrapbooking everything! Here is our honeymoon album. You can see the rest of the post here.

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December Daily 2014 | happyapple.us

My December Daily album from 2014. You can see more of that post here.

December Daily 2014 | happyapple.us

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My mini album just for our trip to California in 2014! You can see more of that here.

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Project Life End Page

My first Project Life scrapbook from 2013. You can see more of those posts here.

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Last year’s Project Life album. You can see more of those posts here.

Project Life 2015 Title Page | happyapple.us

And the current work in progress our 2015 Project Life album. As I have looked back on these methods I used to document my life I can see how I have changed and how scrapbooking has changed. For one thing the Project Life system makes it so easy to keep up and make a good looking book. It took me 6 years to scrapbook one two week summer vacation. Now I spend less than an hour each week documenting the previous weeks activities. I love all my books and I can’t imagine being without the memories that they let me document, I am so very lucky to have such a collection!

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Our Anniversary Cake

G & M First Anniversary Cake | happyapple.us

First off I can’t tell you how much this cake makes me happy! Just look at those adorable penguins!!! We had our wedding cake topper on our six month anniversary so when the year rolled around we decided to have a new one made! It was the best decision fresh cake and completely adorable? Yes please! Our talented friend Ashley from The Redstone Bakery make this cake for us! It is almost too cute to cut into…almost!

G & M First Anniversary Cake | happyapple.us

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What I Wore : Sweater Weather

What I wore : Sweater Weather | happyapple.us

We started off our Anniversary when the weekend started. We knew that we would have work/errands and other things getting the way of a totally about us day which was fine but we wanted to soak up as much of this first anniversary as possible. Saturday morning we got up and went out for coffee. This is what I wore! I spend most of the week walking to and from classes across campus and can’t wear my skirts or dresses so I make up for it on the weekend when I don’t have to be outside for as long.

What I wore : Sweater Weather | happyapple.us

What I wore : Sweater Weather | happyapple.us

I also really love these shoes! I would like one in every color please! They are easy to walk in, once you get used to the inflexible sole and they make me feel so tall which is important to someone who is short. We had a great time running our errands and being together. It was the best way to spend our anniversary! What I wore : Sweater Weather | happyapple.usWhat I wore : Sweater Weather | happyapple.usWhat I wore : Sweater Weather | happyapple.us

And just in case you think it isn’t cold here, this is an in between poses photo! We tried to be as fast as possible with capturing these pictures.

Sweater : H&M | Skirt : Aeropostal (from a few years ago) | Tights : Target | Shoes : Sweedish Hasbeens | Necklace : Similar| Sunglasses : New York & Co.

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3 Things Making Me Smile

Happy Apple Snail Mail | happyapple.us

I love my subscription to Happy Mail! I can’t wait to send out more of these gorgeous cards!

G & M Anniversary Present | happyapple.us

My anniversary present to Gunnar. A paper map of all the places we have visited together. I waited until he got to see it to start working on it but I’m stitching in the different states we have visited together.

G & M First Anniversary Cake | happyapple.us

These little guys, you will see them again later this week!

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