In the last year I have not been good about blogging our family’s happenings. It just wasn’t a priority. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been documenting it. That has been happening offline.
I am now contemplating merging my two worlds and adding my offline memory keeping here. I will have to see how it goes and if I can keep it up.
So, without further ado, here are my pages for last month…
JANUARY: grandparents visit & everyday life
^ front of insert #2. I started taking a photo-a-day with my iPhone in November and am adding those pictures to my albums in coin storage pages. I am writing the day of the month on each pocket with a white or black paint-type pen. There are 40 slots in each coin storage page which leaves room for the monthly title (4 slots) and any extra photos for days when I want to include more than one picture a day. On days when I forget to take a picture, I am adding in the number of the day as a larger graphic. ^
^ front of insert #3. I have been blogging my daily iPhone photos. To add that journaling to my albums, I copy and paste it into a blank document and print it to explain the photos. The back of this insert is more of the same journaling. ^
JANUARY: specific topics
JANUARY: our vacation
^ back of insert #4 and front of insert #5 (half of a business card page) ^
And that’s how we spent our January, six spreads and eight inserts later.
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My goal with documenting our family is simply to document SOMETHING each month. Some months will include more or less photos depending on how much is going on. Most people are using the Project Life system, developed by Becky Higgins, to document a photo-a-day or a week’s worth of happenings per spread. My process is a little different as I am taking the monthly approach for each spread and then adding in extra pages or inserts when necessary.