THIS is How She Does It!

While cruising some of my favorite neighboring forums recently, I came upon a very interesting thread highlighting how one particular scrapbooker was using her Memory Logbook in a very creative way. So I asked her to share with us just what she’s doing …

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Stacy Hamby

Guest Blogger Stacy Hamby

When I was a teenager (back in the 80s), I liked to carry a small calendar in my purse and in it, I would keep track of not just the things I HAD to do, but also things I had DONE. I didn’t need a planner, I didn’t even have a job, but I really liked to keep track of birthdays and events and I also started making notes about places I had gone and who I had gone with. (There was quite a quick rotation of boyfriends in that thing, ah-hem!) I decorated it with stickers and photos and magazine cut-outs and even some colored paper clips, just for fun.

Thanks to Kristin and Log Your Memory, I now have the ability to do the exact same kind of memory-keeping, on a grander scale. I use my book to jot down To-Do lists and silly things my toddler does and says. My book already has an amazing amount of information in it after only 10 days. When I find an interesting ad in my paper or print out something I find online, now I have a place to put those items.

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What is really amazing to me is how little time making these entries takes. I usually just sit down with my Memory Log at bedtime and fill in some thoughts and activities from the day.When I upload and review the photos I’ve taken every couple of days, I quickly print out a few on my photo printer and just add them onto my pages.

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By the end of the year, I will have a time capsule of my family’s daily life in 2010.

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Stacy Hamby is a mom of four in Phoenix, Arizona, who has been scrapbooking for 10 years. “I love taking photos,” she says, “which I’m not very good at and playing Rock Band with my boys, which I am pretty great at!”

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Comments

  1. Kristin, i really love my logbook also. I ordered the PDF version and have it in two 3-ring binders. I am going to have it coil-bound after the year is up. Thanks a bunch for all the great idea.

  2. Kristin, i really love my logbook also. I ordered the PDF version and have it in two 3-ring binders. I am going to have it coil-bound after the year is up. Thanks a bunch for all the great idea.

  3. Loved your entry-I am also using this to “log” my days-not so much photos, but I do fill up each day with a bit of journaling and I finally have a place to write down all the quotes I come across that I love!

  4. Loved your entry-I am also using this to “log” my days-not so much photos, but I do fill up each day with a bit of journaling and I finally have a place to write down all the quotes I come across that I love!

  5. winkasheart says:

    Love seeing how someone is using their book! Great ideas.

  6. Hoping my logbook comes today. Can’t wait to get started, but Amazon is taking their own sweet time with shipping. thanks for sharing the ideas, hoping that I can remember enough to go back and fill in for the past 12 days.

  7. winkasheart says:

    Love seeing how someone is using their book! Great ideas.

  8. Hoping my logbook comes today. Can’t wait to get started, but Amazon is taking their own sweet time with shipping. thanks for sharing the ideas, hoping that I can remember enough to go back and fill in for the past 12 days.

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