A few years ago, I participated in Ali Edwards' Week In The Life. I don't really scrapbook anymore, but Ali is my favorite for memory keeping inspiration. I love the idea behind Week In The Life, capturing all of the little things about your life at this very moment, the things that don't usually make it into a picture frame, but are nice to remember nonetheless.
I made a Week In The Life book.
It looked great. It still makes me smile when it makes it to the top of the photo album heap. But a whole week right now seems out of the question. My children are tiny, my brain is fried.
So I'm just going to capture one day. A normal day, middle of the week. One full day of us, living life.
I'll start from the moment my eyes open and snap, snap, snap with whatever camera is closest, most likely my phone. The pictures don't have to be artistic, they don't have to be meaningful. I want to take pictures of receipts and snack packaging and the dashboard of my car and all of those little things that we see every day, that subtly change over time.
I just want to capture One Day. Next Wednesday, November 14.
Will you join me? If you're a blogger, I'll have a link up starting Wednesday night. If you're not a blogger, you can still participate! You can link up using the new Instagram web interface or post a picture to facebook and link from there. We can all use the hashtag #onedayHH on twitter and Instagram. One lucky participant will receive a gift certificate to Lisa Leonard designs!
A few tips:
- Make sure your camera and phone is charged! Hopefully they're going to see lots of action on Wednesday
- Try and notice the details of your home/kids/day that you normally don't see? That burger joint you pass every morning on your commute? Snap. The stack of magazines you haven't made through since, oh, this summer? Snap. The back of your son's neck? Your husband's feet? Snap, snap. It may seem like these things don't matter, but when you look back on it, tiny details can really define a season.
- Will you be tempted to "create" certain aspects of the day? Sure. That's okay. Wear your cutest outfit. Your kitchen may appear cleaner in pictures that normal. That's fine! Let's remember it how we want to, shall we?
- I'll (hopefully) be updating my One Day post here throughout the day. Check back if you're confused on how it works and you can see what I'm capturing. Or just follow the hashtag.
- Remember to use the hashtag #onedayHH so we can all follow each other!
Here's a button if you're a blogger and want to link back (I would love it).
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