LOVE it! A Month In Photos - can TOTALLY make this an even more simplified version of Project Life. Print out and write (or text in Photoshop) on the sidebars! :D Free templates links included in post.
31 Days to Learning Photoshop Basics - very easy to understand, starts from the very basics, step by step instructions - layers, shortcuts, color balance, cropping, cloning, lasoo, text, magic wand, watermark, healing brush