Before running fully into summer and an erratic schedule, I'm again taking a cue from writer Emily P. Freeman, who encourages her readers to “pause to reflect on the past season before we move ahead into the future.” For me, this intentional practice feels just right - regular, but not so often that it feels overwhelming. And it complements some of the private journaling that I do. So here, … [Read more...] about Reflecting on What I Learned in Spring 2018
This weekend, it's Mom's turn On Mother's Day, most Moms probably will be in the family photos. It's easier to remember to take a photo of Mom then. But Mom, you need to be in those photos more than once a year. Mother's Day isn't the only photo-worthy event this spring. Recitals, proms, awards ceremonies, and graduations fill many calendars in May and early June. And images from these … [Read more...] about It’s Mom’s Turn: Time to Be in the Photos
You were made to create. We all were. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines creative as "having or showing an ability to make new things or think of new ideas. And as children formed in the image of a Creator, we have an innate ability to create. So maybe we've just forgotten. How often, when faced with the possibility of trying something new, have you said either audibly or silently, I'm … [Read more...] about Not Creative? We Were Made to Create
Can you think of someone who has an amazing story to tell? Someone whose story deserves to be told? Someone who needs to be celebrated? Maybe it's someone who needs some encouragement. Someone who is struggling who needs to know they are loved. Someone who just achieved a big goal. Someone who makes a difference in your world - and maybe they don't know it. If you can think of a deserving … [Read more...] about GIVEAWAY! Who Deserves a Completed Album, and Why?
Barlet Wilbert's hope chest, like that of most mothers, is filled with items that parents keep from their children's early years - a plaster mold imprint of baby's hand, the outfit the newborn wore home from the hospital, a special dress worn on Easter. But her chest also holds items that no parent wishes they owned or wanted to hold on to - page after page of entries from her eldest daughter's … [Read more...] about Unwrapping Gifts in the Messiness of Life
Do you have albums you’ve started but never finished, or some you’ve never started but still would like to complete? Want to finish them this month? Wouldn’t that be AMAZING!? You can do it, if you employ a speed technique called Power Layouts. I first tried this method when I had a toddler who took 90-minute naps. I hadn’t been creating scrapbooks very long, and I was S-L-O-W. The first … [Read more...] about One System (7 Steps) to Speed Up Your Album-Making