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October 2013

2013 Project Life OVERLOAD | Week(s) 15 - 42

So here it is..
(Prepare yourself for some serious scrolling)
I spent a week channeling my inner creativity. I left off at Week 21 when I "stopped" scrapbooking and let life's crazy schedule get in the way. But as soon as Fall break hit, I vouched that I would catch up no matter what. It was such a good release too, I needed this creative time to balance my sanity. 

But I realize I haven't taken any photos of layouts, so I started at Week 15.

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I found an "Instagram" template online and just added the pic I took that day for IG along with the caption and hash tags. Thought it would be fun to look back at this years from now and realize how far social media has come.

 

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This is where I left off, the beginning of summer and Caelan's graduation.

After uploading the pics I was afraid I skipped a week, but I just forgot to take a pic of week 22, but it's there.

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Love that little "Selfie" titled photo... I think it's a word that's a part of the dictionary now.

 

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I love using my poloroids in my album, but I admit, most of it is hanging up on the walls. A little washi tape on a patterned paper.. and there you have it!

 

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I also love splitting the pics on those 2 (3x4) openings. I've seen it a few times and decided to try it out.

 

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Added an extra 8.5x11 insert in this week because of all the cute artwork I got from Izzy and my neices.

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I've also been printing on my 3x4 cards. I found a way to print them out and I just have to eye ball where the text may go.

 

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I also love printing right on the photo (above half marathon photo). I also love printing "collage" photos on a 4x6 layout.

 

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A closer look at the 8x6 layout of my "Insanity" page.

 

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Been loving printing my weeks on these patterned 3x4 cards.

 

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I have a 3.5x5 output in my printer so I use this as a guide to print my 3x4 cards. This has made it easier to print on these cards.

 

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We are now on Week 43 and it won't be long before I have it here on the blog as well.

 

 


Kuliouou Ridge Trail (Hiked 09.29.2013)

I have been on several hikes since being back home, but this one, this one takes the cake. I absolutely enjoyed this hike, the pain in my quads was worth the view at the top. I wouldn't have taken a short cut even if there was one. The trail takes you up about 1,700 feet and at the top you get a pretty fantastic view of Oahu’s east side.

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This is where the hike starts getting steep. After a steady incline for the first 3 miles, you gotta put those glutes into overdrive to get to the peak.

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What I loved about this trail was it takes you through a forest that feels nothing like Hawaii.

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Little reminders that we are "Almost There.." but we never were.

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This was the end of the hike, a cliff over looking Waimanalo. It started off very cloudy when we got there, I was a bit disappointed. But we waited around to see it clear up.

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I'm glad we did, because we got to see an amazing view as oppose to just the clouds.
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There's so many more hikes I want to do, but some of are pretty dangerous. There was a hike we talked about doing just after this one, Ka'au Crater hike. Unfortunately, we've heard of 2 hikers already falling to their death. That alone is enough to scare us for a while. Till then we have to tackle some "easier" hikes.

 


Fall Break = Project Life

Fall Break Is.. Officially Over.

And truth be told, the only thing I really wanted to accomplish (insert tunnel vision) was to catch up on Project Life.

So I did.. I left off at week 21 and currently at week 37. (Phew!) Granted we are currently on Week 42, but hey, that's closer than I was last week. I will take better pics tomorrow since it's already dark but I snapped a few iPhone pics:

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So I did more than I thought I could do, but with the kids out of school and there was no need to stick to any routine, I was able to focus on catching up. I have to say I needed this creative outlet or creative release.

Among other things, I finally cut my hair. I did love it longer, but I got tired of seeing it in a pony-tail, day in and day out (like these):
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(ooh I didn't blog about this amazing hike, The Kuli'ou'ou Ridge Hike. It took us almost 3 hours to complete but when we got to that top, it was amazing!) But there's my hair in a ponytail again.

So I hacked it off, believe me, this was long compared to what I was thinking, (I wanted a Miley Cyrus look, I kid not).

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Now that it is hacked off, it makes working out tougher to get the hair out of my way.. now I CAN'T put it up at all!

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Hubby took advantage of the kids being off from school too and took a few days off too.IMG_4387

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Aside from scrapbooking for an entire week, I am in week 4 of Insanity and loving incorporating lap swimming to our workout regime.

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After Izzy completed her swim class, she has become quite the swimmer too. She's got great form and freestyle's like a champ.

 

 

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Well, it was a nice and relaxing Fall Break for all of us. (Although my college kid still had to go to school). I am ready to get back on our normal routine.