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TBT Project Life 2014 Week 27 | Charming Core Kit + Dear Lizzy Documentary!!!

Hi guys!! It’s Throw-back Thursday today and I am so excited to share a layout that highlights some of the finishing products the installers placed in our home as it was being finished up. Have a look at my process:

So today you probably noticed I did three pages in the album. Here are those three pages with just photos and journaling cards:

Project Life 2014 Week 27
Project Life 2014 Week 27

So I began with the right hand side of this layout, which shows photos of the appliances and sink fixtures that had been delivered but not installed quite yet. For me, this is the most exciting part!

Project Life 2014 Week 27

The weekly date card shares the dates and week number, and also repeats the Phase number in this project. Everything is so very close to being done.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

I itemized some of the products that were delivered, using one of the list cards from the Charming Core Kit. A lot of things are happening, so I love being able to just list it out right here.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

More photos of the boxes lined up in the garage. Carefully we counted and verified everything was there (although of course we knew the contractor had done that already!) Who knew that boxes could be so exciting? I am so glad I took some time to photograph these.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

I am still using the circle dates from Paislee Press, with numbers added on top. If you saw the process video you saw me paint those numbers with nail polish! How fun!

Project Life 2014 Week 27

I know it is really hard to tell in these photos, but my shoes are the shoes I wore while we painted and they are actually coated in paint. I still laugh when I think about those poor shoes! They are worth including in this story.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

The embellishments from the Dear Lizzy Documentary collection added just the right sentiments to these photos. I know that vinyl tile isn’t that exciting in the grand scheme of things, and we committed to finishing this home with hard-working finishes that weren’t overly lavish. But for me, this was a really big deal. I am so thankful for this simple flooring.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

Turn the page and the second and third pages cover Week 27 in this album. Photos are pretty much more finishes and some overall documentation of the progress on the interiors.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

On the left hand side I began with the date card, mixing stamps and alphas plus washi and stickers.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

They installed the shelving for the closets and pantry, and this had to be included. We were so excited to get this pantry – with four growing kids we stock a lot of food in our house. For school alone we pack 16 lunches per week. So this pantry is a necessity for us.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

I have photographed our living room at different stages through this process, and so here is another photo, now with fireplace and tile surround, all the paint and trim, flooring, and lighting.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

And our kitchen here, also complete, although the flooring is under wraps. Contractors are still in and out finishing up things and we still have to complete our touch-ups, so the hardwoods are being protected still. I cannot express how much I love this kitchen. We chose this floor plan specifically for this kitchen and its open view to dining room and living room, but also because it is spacious! Even though our builder is still building lots of houses with dark cabinetry, we chose all white. White cabinets, white appliances, and a utilitarian Formica counter. Where we invested our money on this floor was the 9-foot ceilings and taller baseboards, did you notice the ceiling height? That is my designer trick to make the rooms look large and roomy.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

This photo below is looking into the master bath. You can tell in this photo that the quarter round has still not been completed here! So very close to being done.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

This photo kind of cracks me up – who takes a picture of their door knob? This girl here, that’s who! Just more small, but important details.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

The right hand side shows the air condition unit, gas meter, and thermostat. After working in the house in 95 degree days, we were ecstatic to get that installed!

Project Life 2014 Week 27

I absolutely adore how this filler card turned out. I am still in Week 27, so no need for a date card here.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

Underneath is my journaling for this page. I am sure I have never been so excited to see air vents in my life!

Project Life 2014 Week 27

This is our gas meter. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t until I had this photo printed out and my husband saw it the other day, he pointed out to me that the meter sits on ZERO here! Neither one of us have ever had one that was on zero, brand new, never used before.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

The air vents that I never imagined being so excited about! I know these things probably are so boring and mundane, and maybe you are asking yourself why document these every day things? And I say, why not document these every day things? Several years ago I lost my home (and all my life savings) in my divorce settlement. For me these things are all really big. This is worth celebrating.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

In the larger scheme, I am so happy to record these every day things because they are part of the story of our family. One day, hopefully many years from now, our children will sell this house. When they do, they will pull out this album and remember.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

But for today, they will know how much this house means to us. They will know the stories and the struggles and the connection. They will know why this house is more than just a house.

Project Life 2014 Week 27

This has been a photo-filled post today, thanks for reading along. I plan to double up some in the next few weeks so I can get this album finished up. I was working on my production schedule and realized that it is time to plan and begin December Daily, which means production schedule changes entirely in November and December! That means I need to finish this album in October. I am ready to finish it up and am looking forward to that. Thanks so much for encouraging me along!

~Theresa

TBT Project Life 2014 Week 20 | Charming Edition Core Kit and Dear Lizzy Serendipity!

Hi guys, today’s TBT layout takes us further along in my 2014 house construction project. I am so excited to show you the brand new Charming Edition Core Kit from Becky Higgins today and you are going to love it. Here is my process:

Here is the layout I began with, photos and journal cards chosen and in place.

Project Life 2014 Week 20

And the completed layout here.

Project Life 2014 Week 20

So I mentioned in my video that I have divided up this Core Kit and am offering the divided kits in my Etsy shop. Go have a look if you’re dying to get your hands on it – I promise you will love it so much: Larkindesign.

Project Life 2014 Week 20

I started this layout actually in the lower corner because I couldn’t wait to use those gold words from Dear Lizzy. Those are simply layered over the circle I cut from one of the journaling cards, on a vellum that is from another Dear Lizzy collection (Lucky Charm, I believe).

Project Life 2014 Week 20

Above that are some of the 3×4 journaling cards that are included in the Charming Core Kit. That chevron is to die for.

Project Life 2014 Week 20

My circle date is here, from Paislee Press. I am doing this consistently throughout this portion of the album so the date is easily found on the layout. I am really happy about how these look!

Project Life 2014 Week 20

This constellation map is an embellishment from the Serendipity ephemera pack that I have been (hoarding) holding onto for a while now. Next to that is one of the gold foiled cards from the Charming Kit. A note about the foiled cards: they were singles in the kit, so those have been divided up and each of the divided kits I have in my shop include different foiled cards. Which cards come in which kit is photographed, so you can choose which ones are your favorite!

Project Life 2014 Week 20

The other side of the layout is actually two stories – one about Muffins with Mom and then the construction progress for the day. I really loved using the donuts for this layout, since Muffins with Mom turned out to be Donuts with Mom. Ha.

Project Life 2014 Week 20

These are more of the 3×4 cards from the Charming Kit. The artwork in this kit is beautiful.

Project Life 2014 Week 20

Check out this polka dot. I would love full papers in this!

Project Life 2014 Week 20

Look at these cuties. I love this project so much, you guys.

Project Life 2014 Week 20

I hope you enjoyed this layout and are inspired with some ideas for your own projects! I will not be posting tomorrow as this was not only a holiday week, but I also have one child with a broken arm this week and so helping her has taken away from some production time for sure! But I will see you back here next week with a full production schedule and lots of fun projects. Have a great weekend!

~Theresa