(This post was meant to go up on Friday, August 20th, but I messed up the queue and had set it to go up NEXT Friday instead! So I fixed the update and you get a double today!)
Many people have a desire to preserve their precious memories. Almost everyone takes pictures of vacations, birthdays, and holidays. Some folks like me go a step further and capture the everyday events -- not just things like baby's first steps but also sweet moments with friends and new foods I've cooked.
The problem comes when trying to figure out just how to display these pictures. And just as importantly; how do you tell the story? Who is that couple you're posing with? Even when it is your own story you may find it hard to remember once a couple of decades have passed.
I adore scrapbooking as an answer to this conundrum, but not everyone has the time to craft intricate layouts and story books for every occasion. (Including me!) Becky Higgins, a prominent scrapbooking "personality" has come up with a solution; a kit she named Project Life. Project Life is a book with spaces to slip standard 4"x 6" pictures, and bunches of journaling cards that you can slip into associated spaces to note pertinent information or stories about the pictures. It's a *fabulous* way to preserve beautiful memories with very little work -- just print (or have developed) your pictures, slip them into the plastic sleeves, and write a couple words about each on the cards! I have one of these already, and will likely buy a second before too long.
If you're looking for a way to tell the story of what's going on in your life but keep it very simple, mix it up and try Project Life!
(Picture is from Amazon.com; and as usual I am not affiliated with Becky Higgins or Project Life. I'm just a happy consumer!)