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Meal Planning: Chicken and Vegetable Pie + Project Life + Printables

Welcome to all my new readers!!  Each Sunday I share my meal plan for the week.  Meal planning would have to be one of my upmost important organising tasks each week.  If you haven’t had a chance to browse through the blog you may find these posts have great meal planning tips:

Project Life

I just wanted to share this with you today as I didn’t want to disrupt the Back to School Series which is continuing this week.  As I have mentioned on the facebook page, I am going to be completing the Becky Higgins ‘Project Life’.  I received the kit as a Christmas present from my hubby, shipping was delayed and it arrived on my birthday…bonus!!

If you aren’t a scrapbooker chances are you haven’t heard of Project Life.  Project Life is a kit delivered to your door, it includes everything you need (see above):  scrapbook album, photo pages with pockets, journaling cards, monthly dividers, date stamp, some paper and number stickers.  After you have set up the album, which only takes 30 min, all you need to do is add your photos.  They could be photo’s of the past you haven’t yet added to an album, however I am adding a photo a day through 2011. Other examples could be a theme a week/month, a holiday album, school year book, a book of birthday’s.  There are many different way’s you can use this album, it’s yours to do as you please.  Add your photo’s to the album and use the journaling cards to write a little note the picture.

I have a colour printer at home, but it doesn’t print great photos, so I have gathered all my photo’s in one folder on my computer (and will keep adding each daily photo) and when there is a special at my preferred photo printers I will get them all done.  However in the mean time so I don’t get lost on which photo belongs to which day I created this ‘Project Life Photo Planner’.  There is a planner for each month of the year.

I write down the description of the photo, cross ‘ordered’ when I have placed them in my ‘to print folder’.  Once printed will mark with a cross to confirm that day is completed.  I have added these pages to a plastic covered little folder with a removable spine, slipped in the 12 months, added the spine and now have a great way to ‘organise’ my project life unprinted photos.

Here are some photo’s of my Project Life so far:

My Project Life Photo Planner 2011

1st Page, I would like to add a family photo or a photo of each of the kids to this front page

My journaling all up to date, just waiting for photo.  You can use the journaling cards randomly, however I am choosing to use 7 of the same design each week

Just for fun I wanted to show you this Kikki K desk organiser I received for Christmas, I absolutely love this organiser.  It is storing the photo’s that I have had printed, ready for me to scrap

Now back to my meal plan for the week:

Monday– Honey, Soy and Garlic Chicken Kebabs with vegetables

Tuesday – Beef Stroganoff with pasta

Wednesday– Something from the freezer

Thursday– Thai

Friday –  Sausage Potato and Vegetables

SaturdayChicken and Vegetable Pie

Sunday Cheesy Spinach Cannelloni with BBQ Chicken sprinkled over top and vegetables

Baking – Chocolate Cake

Hope you are all enjoying the lazy Sunday, weather is dreadful again here in on the Gold Coast. Wishing for sunshine for the last few weeks of school holidays:)

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  • Michelle

    I have a Project Life kit too, but decided to do a month to two pages. Now that Christmas is over it's time to bring it out again and see how far we got last year. LOL

    Looking forward to you sharing and inspiring me! ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Ilievski

    WOW looks great. I am such a total bozo! I bought my own stuff to try and make a cheaper kit after missing out on winning a Project Life kit selling on EBAY. Derr they are not all that expensive at all (when you consider buying all the bits and pieces individually that is) Anyway Project Life is on back order everywhere I have looked….so this year I will use my dodgy (expensive) self made kit and next year Ill be first to order the real deal from Becky.

    Anyway I loooove how you have decided to do yours. I also looooooooove anything from Kikki K. Fantastic…….

    Today we are tackling the kids playroom….so far we have been in there for hours and not made a dent. LOL Its too hard with kids and hubby. Least I know what I will be working on whilst everyone is sleeping. THanks for being a constant inspiration. xxx ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      It seems very popular. Kikki K is wonderful isn't it, can loose many hours in that store. ReplyCancel

    • i love kikki-k too. i have the family calender up this year.

      have you been to typo at pac fair? it's got some lovely stuff too. ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        No I haven't had a look at Typo yet I saw the store last time I was there, but was on my way back to the carpark to pick kids up from school, hopefullly next time I'll have time to check it out. I rarely visit Pac Fair anymore as I love Robina so much. ReplyCancel

  • thanks for the photo planner. while the real project life is a little out of reach for me, i am improvising and following the same 'rules' with my own style album. it's a great way to keep on top of photo organisation, one of my goals for 2011. am hoping it will tell a beautiful story of our lives for many years to come, just with my own twist!

    oh, and a handy hint for the canneloni. i put my filling into a glad bag with a large corner snipped out. then i simply pipe the filling into each tube. makes no mess and takes a fraction of the time compared to the old school 'stuff it in with your hands or spoon' technique. :) ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      thanks for the tip Bianca, anything to make things easier is helpful!! ReplyCancel

  • Stacey McMillan

    WOW…I love love love this idea, I have so many photos sitting in boxes to scrapbook, but I can jsut never find the time. I think this has become something I need to get for my photos, thanks for sharing xx ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I'm loving it Stacey, I'm sure you will too, perfect for those photo's sitting in boxes for sure. ReplyCancel

  • Kylie

    I am loving the look of the PL kit. I am going to see if I can get back on track with my scrapbooking this year, then may get a kit for next year – I am years behind, so this will be a challenge for sure :)

    I too am hoping for some sunshine before school goes back. 2 weeks left of holidays and this next week looks to be nothing but rain and storms. ReplyCancel

  • Thanks so much for the photo planner! It's sheer genius!! I'm impatiently awaiting the arrival of my kit…..fingers crossed it arrives soon. Can't wait to see more of your PL 2011! ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I didn't realise there are so many people still waiting on their kits, I hope yours arrives soon. ReplyCancel

  • Just wanted to say thanks so much for the free prinatable for Project Life. What a fantastic idea. And this may just get me to actually complete the whole year – unlike last year when I got up to May and 2009 when I got up to August. Thanks again.

    Libby ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Is it hard to stick to Libby?? I am hoping to dedicate time each week to it, as I would love to complete the full year. Did you get around to finishing your 2009/2010 albums? ReplyCancel

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