Project Life: Croatia & Venice 2017.

Today I'm sharing the second installment of my July pages. You can find the first half here. The year isn't quite over yet but it's safe to say that July will be the month with the most pages in my 2017 photobook, mostly because I filled up 20 whole pages documenting our trip to Croatia and Venice. When I document a trip or event that will fill up several spreads I usually choose one scrapbooking kit and try to stick to that to make the pages cohesive. Last summer I used Summer Manifesto by Paislee Press to document our trip to Parga and this year I had my eyes set on the Joie de Vivre kit already before we left for Croatia. I ended up mixing it with Memory Keeper and threw in some Everyday Edition and a little bit of the aforementioned Summer Manifesto.

Life Lately: October 2017.

Watching | Aside from the usual (Sofias änglar etc), we watched season 2 of Top of the Lake (so exciting!) and started watching the new season of Så mycket bättre.

Listening to | As always I discovered a great new artist through this year's Så mycket bättre - Sabina Ddumba. I had heard her hits on the radio before but I never actively listened to her. Now I am hooked :)

Consuming | Apple pie and chocolate cupcakes among other things - I've started baking a bit more since we moved to the house because we're having more visitors over than we did in our cramped apartment.

Reading | I started reading The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and really enjoy it so far.

Visiting | My sister in her new apartment, my parents and Per's mother.

Enjoying | Getting the boring side of moving mostly over and done with and being able to focus more on the fun parts like decorating and slowly adding new things. Decorating for Halloween with some cute little pumpkins and a big one for our front entryway.

Making | I got fully caught up with my infertility album and made some pages for my 2017 album. I also updated my dollhouse a bit by adding some new things, among other things a new family.

Looking forward to | I'd be lying if I said I was looking forward to November since it's my least favourite month, but I am starting to look forward to December and the holidays!

Project Life: July 2017.

Last week I finally finished documenting the month of July! It was the busiest month of the year so far for us, which obviously means there were many things to document. Most notably, we were on vacation from work and travelled to Croatia and Venice and I also attended a big family reunion. I filled up 38 pages (don't worry, I won't be sharing them all in one post!). It is a lot, but since I don't limit the number of pages I create for each month it doesn't stress me out. I am still behind with August, September and October, but I have planned out 38 pages in total for those months, so now that July is in the books I should be able to catch up with the rest of the year quite quickly (I've actually already completed about a third of those pages). Today I will be sharing the pages I made documenting everything but our week in Croatia/Venice, and I will be back to share those pages later.

Around here: Glimpses from around our house.

Life Lately: September 2017.

Watching | Literally zero films or TV shows... we've been too tired in the evenings to watch anything other than some reality shows/documentaries on TV. Arvinge okänd has been my favourite show on Swedish TV in recent years and I really hope they make another season.

Listening to | The most random mix including Tracy Chapman and Diana Ross (not at the same time though).

Consuming | The same answer as always at this time of year - satsumas :P

Reading | Just as I expected I didn't have much time for reading (or any of my regular activities for that matter) in September. I started reading Before the Rains, but haven't made it very far yet.

Visiting | Just some family, if I remember correctly (it was a busy month!). But we have had quite a few visits from relatives and friends who wanted to check out our new house.

Enjoying | Decorating + settling into our house and getting the move over and done with. All our visits to Ikea - I swear I will never grow tired of it! The occasional sunny days. Being a guest on the Paislee Press Creative Team.

Making | A few Project Life pages for my 2017 album, plus some pages for my Infertility album.

Looking forward to | Being able to just spend a weekend relaxing and working on my creative projects without feeling like there's a hundred things on our to-do-list that we should take care of first ;) It's getting shorter and shorter though! Just thinking back to how much work we still had ahead of us a month ago makes me exhaused.

Infertility: Documenting my journey.

Project Life: Paislee Press CT.

This month I am honored to be a guest at the Paislee Press Creative Team. If I had known back in January when I said that I would be available to participate in September that it would end up being one of the busiest months of the year for me, I would probably have picked a different month. However, it actually felt good to be "forced" to take a break from the process of moving and sit down and create some Project Life pages and I'm happy with how these turned out :)

Life Lately: August 2017.

Watching | Before the exhausting process of moving started we had time to watch some films, most notably Their Finest. We also started watching the new season of Sofias änglar on TV, it's my biggest guilty pleasure show.

Listening to | ABBA! I turned to the happiest music I know in an attempt to feel less stressed about the move :P

Consuming | Lots of Ikea lunches, because we've spent so much time there haha.

Reading | I read Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty and while I enjoyed it at times I was one again reminded of why I don't love chicklit (too silly/frivolous). Other than that I read Mindy Kaling's Why Not Me? which I liked much better. She seems to be such a sweet, likeable person.

Visiting | Does Ikea count? Well, we also visited my sister in Malmö, some relatives at their summer house on the island of Öland as well as my parents and Per's mother.

Enjoying | Our final week of summer vacation at the beginning of the month (already feels so long ago!). Visiting the Ikea museum (where the top left photo was taken). Getting to pick out new things for the house. My little birthday celebration at the end of the month that we managed to squeeze in despite being so busy preparing for the move. And last but not least, getting the keys to the house of course!

Making | I didn't have as much time to devote to my creative projects as usual so I only made a few Project Life pages for my 2017 album. I have only made some pages for July and I haven't started documenting August yet. I know that I will stay behind until things settle down again, but that's okay.

Looking forward to | Getting the move over and done with and settling into the house.

Project Life: June 2017.

Today I'm sharing the 26 (!) pages I made documenting the month of June. It was a busy summer month filled to the brim with beautiful memories and I think that's reflected in these pages. They are my favourite by far out of the ones I've made so far for my 2017 album. I ended up using a random mix of a great number of Paislee Press products as well as the kits that Liz Tamanaha has designed for the Becky Higgins brand. This is always a winning combination if you ask me :)

Around here: We're moving!