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Episode 185: Week in the Life: Tips & Tricks for Newbies and Veterans Alike

May 30th, 2022

Hey! We’re kicking off this Week in the Life series talking to Amber Dawson, Elizabeth Heinz, Megan Anderson, and Amy Gretchen all about the tips and tricks that make Week in the Life easy and fun.

What is Week in the Life?

From Ali

A seven-day documentary project, Week In The Life™ began in 2005 as an annual opportunity to capture the simple everyday details of life with photos and words. The albums I've created are some of my most treasured in that they are wonderfully true representations of my family's life at a particular point in time. From the mundane to the profound, it's those simple little everyday moments that I treasure most.

*In this episode, we get into some great topics: *

  • we talk about how we've approached this project over the years
  • we talk about why this project is meaningful for us
  • we talk about what happens when you dont finish

Very Special Guests:

Megan Kiekel Anderson is a crafty nerd who loves documenting everyday life. She’s currently settling into her 1900 Witch House and writing lots of speculative fiction. Follow along with her adventures on Instagram and Twitter @megan_nerdnest

Elizabeth Heinz resides in Peoria, AZ. She's married and happily raising two boys, Bailey (22) and Joshua (19). She also has an affectionate Boston Terrier, Bond. She works part-time at Midwestern University as a standardized patient. When she's not crafting, she enjoys hiking, pickle ball, reading, and gardening. She's passionate about writing her story.

Amber Dawson is 38, and has been scrapbooking in some form or another since she was about 15 years old. She live in PA with her boyfriend and his three kids who are with them part-time. Therefore, a lot of her documenting is of her and her partner, their 2 kitties, and the kids when they visit. She's done WITL albums for the last 2 years and has really enjoyed the process of digging deeper into their lives.



**Amy Gretchen **lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and one of her three daughters. She has been memory keeping since her first scrapbook 20 years ago. Since then her passion has evolved to include everyday photography as a way of telling her story. She loves how photos + words help her to see life more fully and have gratitude for the details. Documenting life on a weekly basis through pocket pages fits perfectly with her goal to capture the everyday moments and keep it simple.

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