i love to make cards, and i love to take photos.
you'd think i would be a big scrapbooker,
but for some reason i've never really tried it.
when my memories sent me a copy of their scrapbooking software,
i thought i'd go ahead and give it a try.
oh my goodness...i had so much fun!
look at the cute little pages i made!
i'm totally hooked!
1. wedding photos by amelia lyon / 2. maternity photos by eplove. / 3. hospital photos by will
i like to keep it somewhat simple,
but they have so many fun things you can put on your pages.
this software was so easy to use,
i didn't even need to watch any of their tutorial videos.
here's a screenshot of the user interface on my mac
(you can use it on a pc too).
in addition to all the fun stuff that comes with the software,
i just found a ton more kits on their site to download free.
the kits contain extra digital background paper, frames, elements, etc.
here are some that i love...
last week i challenged myself to take photos of my whole day.
the normal routines, the everyday mundane tasks,
the moments i usually don't think about photographing,
because they don't seem special.
i really want to remember this time in my life,
being a first-time mama to a sweet baby,
because it truly is special.
photos can hold more than just memories for me.
they can encompass such strong emotions.
i got about halfway through my day,
and had to ditch the camera when things got a little busy.
so here is part 1 of a day in my life.
violet goes to sleep at 10pm, and wakes up for a snack at 6am.
she sneaks into our bed, and then she sleeps in until 10am.
she seriously wakes up THIS HAPPY every morning!
first & foremost, we change her giant diaper and get her dressed.
in this photo, she is spitting all over me. silly girl.
next stop is breakfast.
i eat a LOT since i'm breastfeeding.
2 hardboiled eggs, a cran-bran muffin top, blueberries, and a whole mango.
violet had a pureed banana.
she just started on fruits, after having only vegetables for the first month.
this is where she "hangs" out while i get my shower.
she isn't too pleased about it.
little v LOVES spending time outside.
we water the plants everyday.
some days we weed the garden or trim back the plants.
i love when our bougainvillea is blossoming like this.
she absolutely loves the windchimes in our backyard.
our little lemon tree is bearing fruit, so exciting!
we have lots of rosebushes.
they are a pain to take care of,
and i'm still learning how to handle them,
but they sure are beautiful.
violet takes 3 naps a day.
this is when i try and get a little work done.
even though it's summer, i am still corresponding with my students.
post-nap...she wakes up happy of course!
and here is a typical lunch for me.
vegetarian chicken patty cut up in whole wheat pita bread,
with cheese, lettuce, hummus, and a sprinkle of lemon juice.
my favorite veggie chips, carrot sticks, and pink lemonade.
here is violet on her playmat, keeping busy while i eat lunch.
she loves her activity center too.
she can keep herself entertained pretty well.
then we take her daily walk.
she is so calm and quiet, taking in all the sights & sounds.
snack time for mama.
remember, i am nursing baby girl every 2-3 hours.
i pretty much have to eat that frequently too.
a peach, cheese squares, and snap pea crisps.
lots of water all day too.