Documenting FUN: How I Organize and Back Up my Pictures!

After my goals post last month, I had a few readers ask about my process for my photo routine, so today’s post is all about how I get the thousands of pictures on my iPhone sorted, stored, and backed up in a way that is most useful for me. I’m hoping this will be helpful for readers in various phases of life, but you may want to organize them differently based on your needs and goals. This is a bit of a lengthy post so maybe grab your favorite drink and a snack before you dive in… Continue reading

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The Second Child Syndrome:

When I was pregnant with my son, so many people made fun of me for things like taking bump pictures every single week and keeping up diligently with not one but two baby books. Everyone warned me that the more I did for my first child, the more any subsequent progeny would just look at with added jealousy because I wouldn’t do any of it for them since I’d be too busy chasing around baby #1.

Well… sadly they were partially right… but I’m fighting back! Continue reading

Conquering the Insanity of my Digital Photos

I had a big victory this spring while my husband was traveling. I knew I’d have space and time at night after my son went to bed so I tackled the huge project of putting our physical photos into some semblance of order, purging or giving away duplicates or especially blurry/unrecognizable photos, and keeping them in a unified storage space for when I’m ready to use them for scrapbooking or other projects. It took a lot of work and time but was worth it. All that work and time was nothing compared to what I needed to put into the hot mess my digital photo collection used to be. Continue reading

Chronicling: Half a Year Down!

OK, so I know that technically the year is more than halfway over, but I was super excited this morning when my shipment from Project Life’s Christmas in July sale arrived at my door after some drama with FedEx… In spite of the rain storm and destroyed box I couldn’t wait to open my order. (I know, I lead a very exciting life… but it’s the little things, right? Especially during a summer in Phoenix.) That arrival meant I could start assembling the first half of our family album for the year. Continue reading

Blast from the Past

This is a post I started drafting just after our big trip last month. Since then it has been quite delayed due to mourning my grandma and then having our whole family get sick with the cold/sinus infection that just won’t quit! We’ve been exhausted and are still not quite back to normal but slowly trying to get there. Today is my grandma’s memorial and I debated waiting to finish this post until that and father’s day was over this weekend, but I feel like there’s always a reason to put it off until tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow so may as well start today, right? So let’s get started:
Since my last post on chronicling I have done a TON of work in this area. Continue reading

Chronicling: Project Life Travel Core Kit

Macbeth opens in ONE WEEK! So that means it is crunch time over here, but I wanted to share a little update on chronicling. I mentioned that I will be trying a variety of memory keeping strategies this year and one of them was the physical Project Life products. I decided the place I wanted to start was with my HONEYMOON trip to Italy!  Continue reading