Story Of Our Life #MotherhoodMonday

PROJECT LIFE: STORY OF OUR LIFE #MotherhoodMonday

Since the day my son, Devin was born I have been taking pictures of him documenting all his firsts. I made sure to capture all the big ones, like first bath, first time eating real food, first hair cut and then some firsts some don’t even think of capturing.  I know to some it seems like too much, but I don’t want to forget all the little details. What better way to remember than to look back at pictures from that day.

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In this digital age, not many people  print their photos.  But I want to have that tangible photo album to show my son when he asks me things about when he was a baby. It’s just not the same sitting at a computer scrolling through pictures. I remember countless days when I was younger where I would sit on the floor at home and flip through photo albums looking at photo albums my parents had created.  I loved every moment of it and never got tired of seeing all the pictures, hearing the stories that went along with the pictures and remembering the special times with my family.  I want my son to have the same thing.

Devin is now 5 and I have yet to put pictures into albums. I have several thousand pictures on my computer and external drives.  I have printed a few but they haven’t made it pass my drawer I dropped them in when I picked them up from being processed.  To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement, where do I start how do I choose which pictures to put in albums, surely I can’t print them all … or can I?!  ;-)

I have mentioned to my sister, Kimberly on several occasions how I wanted to scrapbook. She knows me well and knew I hadn’t started because I felt overwhelmed by the many pictures and lack of creativity.  Kimberly is quite creative herself and as a professional photographer she believes in documenting great memories so she decided to give me a gift that would help me get started.

She bought me Becky Higgins Project Life.  Project Life is a step by step kit of sorts that gives you a quick and easy way to scrapbook.  You don’t need to learn special techniques, you don’t need glue and you don’t have to fuss over creating a design.

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This simple process will save me time and help me be able to stay on top of my memory keeping.

All you need is:
1. Project Life Binder
2. Project Life Core kit (which houses design cards)
3. Big pack of Photo pocket pages (which come in different layouts)
FYI…All items are sold separately their is no full kit so to speak

Luckily for me, my sister bought it all for me. So now all I need is a free weekend to begin. Since I have to go back 5 years, I decided that I will try to print at least 10-15 pictures from each month of his life and then more from birthdays and holidays and go from there.

How to document your life’s story?  If it’s through pictures…what approach do you use? Are your pictures printed and in albums?

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31 comments
SippyCupMom
SippyCupMom

I have heard a lot about Project Life, I think I need to do this! My son is also 5 and I have yet to print any pictures too :-(

katgilbert81
katgilbert81

This is a great idea.I've been Thinking about printing my pictures and putting them in albums for my kids. This is a great way to do it.

InTheKitchenKP
InTheKitchenKP

I am the worst at printing pictures and documenting anymore. I used to love scrapbooking, but I can't seem to find the time to fit anything else in to my crazy life right now. Great for starting the project! Sounds fun!

Prototype Mama
Prototype Mama

I have over 7,000 pictures saved and nothing really printed. I thought about doing Project Life but still haven't. Maybe I can kick myself in the behind and get started this weekend.

OptimisticMommy
OptimisticMommy

I keep putting off printing tangible pictures and putting them into a scrapbook.  I really need to, though.  Project Life seems like a great way to do it!

Cassie Tucker
Cassie Tucker

I've always wanted to get more into scrapbook but it all looked so overwhelming. I think the project life binder is a great way to get started :)

StefaniTolson
StefaniTolson

I have my first daughter in lots of pictures in photo albums. Unfortunately I don't make those albums anymore but have a hard drive with over 100,000 pictures saved on it.

Janel
Janel

I have pictures of my first (who is 7) printed and in albums. I also have a baby book scrapbook of his life up to 18 months. The rest of my boys... sadly I haven't done anything with their pictures.

esobelerasmus
esobelerasmus

I have tons of pictures but nothing in albums. A great reminder on what we can do with our photos.

gograhamgo
gograhamgo

I love how simple Project Life makes things.  I have often looked, but have never done it.

ShellJeanette
ShellJeanette

What an easy way to put your pics together. I did well for the first two years of my oldest's life, printing out pics and putting them in albums. After that- notsomuch!

AmyLynnDesrosiers
AmyLynnDesrosiers

Wow, I am so behind on my son's baby book! I used to love to scrapbook, and now I hardly ever have time for it! 

LkWhtMomFound
LkWhtMomFound

i miss scrapbooking. it is so time consuming but I should look at it a week at a time 

MommyBKnowsBest
MommyBKnowsBest

This is so cool. I have an online scrapbook so I'm guilty as well, but love how beautiful and creative you can get with Project Life.

Kecia08
Kecia08

I have been wanting to scrapbook for my two boys - but it's so time consuming and requires so many materials. I am going to check out Project Life, as it sounds much easier.

brettbmartin
brettbmartin

i have thousands of photos i've done nothing with.  i've been hearing about project life and think i want to spend time this year doing it

turningclockbac
turningclockbac

I am terrible about photo keeping.  my kids are teens and the digital stuff was just coming around when they were babies.  I have boxes and boxes of blurry photos from when they were little.  And tons of digital ones that I have yet to print.  I really need to find time to create something tangible to pass on to them when they are grown!

Lindsey Paris
Lindsey Paris

If they are making it easy, it won't seem like a pain. I love that the cards and design are laid out for you. It's perfect when you are crunched on time.  

ToodiesMomma
ToodiesMomma

I love scrapbooking and when my daughter was born I put A LOT of time into it. But now I find myself way too busy to get into it the way I did before. I love that this makes the process easy.

Ashley M
Ashley M

I love to scrapbook but honestly it can be so time consuming to get them started. I like the idea of a kit to help you along and make it easier. I hope you will share some of the finished product ;) 

momsmustardseeds
momsmustardseeds

I have scrapbooks and all of that. I just need to print the pictures and put them in albums. Thanks for this post - it's a good reminder!

massholemommy
massholemommy

I used to scrapbook A LOT.  I mean everything.  Outings and milestones, but I just couldn't keep up with it, so I stopped.  Now I just have a bunch of CD's with pictures on them.  I need to do something - that's for sure.

susannabarbee
susannabarbee

I am very similar! I do print my photos, however, using Shutterfly about once every three months then my husband and I will take a night and put them into albums. You're right; there is just something about looking at an actual photo album as opposed to scrolling through pictures on the computer. Also, what a cool product this is. I'll have to check it out!

LilacCityMomma
LilacCityMomma

I started scrap booking when my now 7 year old was a baby, but sadly never even finished that. I agree, I love physical photos and letting the kids look through albums. I need to look into Project Life!

SippyCupMom
SippyCupMom

I love this idea and I'm going to look into it. I really need to print some pictures too, they are all on my PC.

sn3akrfr3akr
sn3akrfr3akr

I love this concept! I used to scrapbook hardcore when I was in high school and college. Now that my baby's here - it's time for me to dust off the skills and get back to it. Definitely gonna check this out! 

Mandi
Mandi

Strangely, I was an avid "scrapbooker" until I had children. Lol!! I too have a billion photos of every important moment and now there are three kiddos! I just need to find time to do it. Maybe you should have a scrapbook party and invite a few people over and do one month/year at a time. They are really fun!

seeingittheirway
seeingittheirway

The first two yeas of my oldest sons life I printed pictures monthly.... but now  I don't print pictures at all. Although I am constantly photographing them. 

MushyMamma
MushyMamma moderator

@Kecia08 You should definitely give it a shot, I have links on my post so you can easily find

MushyMamma
MushyMamma moderator

@SippyCupMom I used to have all my pics on PC and lost everything because my PC crashed and burned with no backup. Needless to say I was devastated....I will not ever let that happen to me again. So be sure to safeguard your pics.

MushyMamma
MushyMamma moderator

@Mandi that sounds like an awesome idea, that would be really fun