Project Life 2014 | Weeks 32, 33, & 34

Weeks 32 – 34 | August 3, 2014 – August 24, 2014

Sometimes you just need a three day weekend to power through and catch-up.

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In case you wanted to know:

    • I print my iphone using the Printicular app on my iPhone – use the code MEAM at checkout and get 30% off your order!  Awesome! Thank you Printicular! 
    • I used the Walgreens app on my iPhone to print the 4×6 photos (they had a great deal going on!)
    • I used a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point  pen for all  writing

Supplies used (click on image for more information):

 

August Studio Calico Project Life Kit


 

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8.29.14 | Happy Friday

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Happy Friday!!! What a busy week and now a 3 day weekend – I will take it!

Here are a few photos I took along the way this week via my iPhone.  Although I realize now that I didn’t take many photos – sometimes that happens when I am supper busy.  Too busy to take many photos. :(

Still plugging away at the running thing… I currently have several goals set up for myself. One goal is to run a 5K in 30 min (or less). I need to shave 6+ min off my time. HA! That sounds kinda horrible, but last week I was just over 37 min so, baby stepping my way to my goal. My other goals are…To run without stopping to walk for an entire 5K. Last time I ran, I kept moving (not walking) for 32 min. You can see I have a 4+ min gap to fill there. So again, baby steps. And my final goal was to run 40 miles in the month of August. I am at 33+ miles right now with  3 days left this month – but I am pretty sure I can knock this goal out. Perhaps at some point I will devote a blog post to all this trying to run stuff – but I am not ready yet, still trying to figure it all out.
Still slow but getting faster

He is a great Dad.
He's a good dad @dimitri_bostinelos

He painted her nails one night while I was at a meeting for work
I was at a late work meeting . He was at home painting her nails

I had a big work week. You can read about it more here:I don't share a lot about my day job here, but I had a really great day! Read about it more here http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/article_1ced5281-e796-50e8-8ca3-71aed077a2e2.html

She was excited to wear her rain boots this week (so was I!)It's raining it's pouring...#missz

Sugar is hanging in there! My furry friend #sugardog

I love finding photos like these on my camera roll!UntitledUntitled

The boys have just been busy with school. I actually don’t feel like I’ve seen them much this week. How sad is that!!!??? But this weekend we will catch-up and we have another Birthday to celebrate! Ethan turns 10 next Wednesday and is going to have some friends over to celebrate this weekend. It is not possible that I have a 10 year-old. It’s just not.

That’s all I have for excitement! Happy Friday!
In case you wanted to know:

 

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8.28.14 | Pinspiration

We are making some progress in our basement project!!  The basement has been under construction for over a year now (eek!).  But this summer we finally decided to get some professional help from a contractor and electrician (yeah!).  This past weekend Dimitri has been busy painting and today we have some fine folks to measure for new carpet! I have been dreaming of ways to decorate the basement!

Our basement is broken down into several different rooms, two of them rather larger. We have a family room area, a game room, bathroom, storage room and an extra bedroom/office.   The rooms we are working on currently are the family room and game room.  I plan to attack the bathroom after Christmas!  Here are some inspiration from Pinterest I have been collecting:

I love the colors and how simple and clean this room is!  We don’t have bar area in our basement (although I love that idea!) .  I am especially looking at the wall art, as I would like something that reflects movies and games on the walls.

 

I love this stair well image! We have a big wall area like that going down the stairs. How fun would this be??

 

There is some great inspiration here. I like the first photo with the little table and shelving behind it.  My boys are usually busy playing video games in the basement, but I would like and little area for Zooey’s toys too.

 

 

I can’t wait to share photos once it is all done! Stay tuned!

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Recent Photo Session Favorites

After Labor Day weekend I hit the busy time of my side photography business. Everyone is looking for fall to get those family photos done to send out in Christmas cards! I love being out in the nice autumn weather, chatting with awesome families and doing what I love.  It’s really a win-win!

Here are some of my favorites from recent sessions:Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash; Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash; Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash; Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash; Michelle Bostinelos: 6.28.14 K Extended Family Sneak Peek &emdash;
Michelle Bostinelos: BP Sneak Peek 7.19.14 &emdash;
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I have just a few dates open for my Fall sessions.  If interested, hop on over to my photography blog and then contact me!

Have a great day!

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Project Life 2014 | Week 31

Week 31 | July 27, 2014 – August 2, 2014 - Vacation Week.

It’s so hard to know what to do with Project Life once vacation hits.  Last year I printed two 12×12 photos and then made collages. I contemplated doing that again. I also thought about making a separate digital book, like I did last year. But when it came down to it – I decided I was just going to print my favorite photos from the trip and get them all in there in an easy, no fluff method.

I printed 69 4×4 photos (iPhone photos) and 130 4×6 photos (Canon 60D photos).  There are a handful of photos I didn’t end up using, because I thought they were repetitive or they just didn’t fit. I used Becky Higgins  Design A  page protectors to start and end the week (like I always do) and filled in the middle with We R Memory Keepers 12 x 12 inch (9 – 4 x 4 inch pockets).  I trimmed my 4×6 photos to fit into the 4×4 pockets.   I didn’t use any embellishing.  Just one 4×6 card trimmed to 4×4 on each of the pages for journaling.  I should also point out that I started a new binder with this week. This is number 3 binder for this year!

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And I am going to call our trip to the lake 2014 done and documented! Nothing fancy but done!

In case you wanted to know:

    • I print my iphone using the Printicular app on my iPhone – use the code MEAM at checkout and get 30% off your order!  Awesome! Thank you Printicular! 
    • I used the Walgreens app on my iPhone to print the 4×6 photos (they had a great deal going on!)
    • I used a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point  pen for all  writing

Supplies used (click on image for more information):

 

August Studio Calico Project Life Kit


 

I would love to hear from you! Please leave me any questions or comments below.

If you want to know more about my Project Life visit my Project Life Page.

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8.25.14 | Hello Monday

(image above via Pinterest)   Hello Monday!  Here are a few Hellos and iphone photos from our weekend! Hello to me and Z. We were happy it was Friday and so we did a Friday selfie. And now here we … Continue reading

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8.22.14 | Happy Friday

  Happy Friday!  Here are some photos I took along the way this week: Zooey started preschool on Monday! I am not sure how that is even possible, but here she is 4 years old and ready for preschool. There is … Continue reading

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Stitch Fix #6

I received my sixth stitch fix this week! If you haven’t heard…. Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that sends you a package of clothes and accessories to try on at home. You keep what you like and send … Continue reading

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8.20.14 | Wish List Wednesday

  It’s that time of year where I don’t know what season I want to be in!  It’s still plenty HOT and summer clothes are still in play. But the autumn season is just around the corner and it’s pulling … Continue reading

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Project Life 2014 | Week 29 & 30

Weeks 29 & 30 | July 14, 2014 – July 26, 2014  Did you think I gave up on my Project Life Album?  Nope, just a little behind.  That happens to me this time of year.  Just too much stuff … Continue reading

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