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  • Maegan

    Favorite Photo Slideshows

    I mentioned yesterday that I have never printed my favorite family photos. I can hear the gasps of horror as the scrapbooking community reads this. Before you make me turn in my scrapbooker card (the cooler version of a man card, ha!) let me explain.

    We live in a wonderful world filled with technology. My children, and probably yours, are amazingly technically savvy. It is fascinating to watch Eden (even from the age of one) quickly and easily navigate my iPhone and iPad. One of her favorite things to do is watch the slideshows I create, especially our yearly favorites slideshows. The slideshows along with our home movies are loaded on our media center computer, iPhones and iPads. We are never without our photos. My phone is always in my back pocket, which means so are 100′s of photos and slideshows.

    blog favorite photo slideshow Favorite Photo Slideshows

    I create my slideshows in iPhoto. I did a quick Google search and found this tutorial on how to make one yourself, if you so desire. I love slideshows. Would you like to see one? Here is the “2011 Favorites” slideshow I created in January.


    I started making slideshows in 2009, meaning the first four years of Zoë’s life are slideshow-less. That simply will not do! This month I am trying to get caught up. It has been so much fun seeing the older photos that have long since been scrapbooked, but rarely looked at. (I used to stay fairly caught up when I only had one child. I’m sure you can sympathize.) So far this month I have also created a “2006 Favorites” and am hoping to finish 2005, 2007, and 2008.

    Here is a list of my favorite slideshow music. I am always on the lookout for great new songs. If you have one/some, please share in the comments section!

    Whole Wide World by Mindy Gledhill

    The Lucky Ones by Tim Myers

    The Good Life by Tim Myers

    Technicolor by Tim Myers

    Smile by Uncle Kracker

    Fun, Fun, Fun by Pharrell

    If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback

    Raining Sunshine by Miranda Cosgrove

    The Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti

    You Make Me Happy by Lindsey Ray

    Beautiful World by Jim Brickman

    Blessed by Elton John

    Life, Love & Laughter by Donovan Frankenreiter

    Marshmallow World by Darlene Love

    Life Less Ordinary by Carbon Leaf

    Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall

    Sunny Days by Jars of Clay

    Top of the World by The Carpenters

    A New Day by Celine Dion

    Life Happens by Brandon & Leah

    We’re Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes

    Upside Down by Jack Johnson

    You’ve Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman

    These Are The Days by Natalie Merchant

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  • Maegan

    Month Two of “Twelve”

    February was a rough month at our house. I am so ready for warm weather and spring flowers, and for the cold weather and germs to be gone. Eden was stay-in-bed-with-a-high-fever (and double ear infection) sick for a solid week, and of course wanted her mommy with her 24/7. On the plus side, while she slept and/or watched Barbie: A Perfect Christmas over and over, I was able to finish my digital 2009 P365 album. That is 6 months worth of layouts, my friends! I have never been this productive EVER.

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    Here is the completed album, if you are interested. (Make sure you select “Click to See Full Screen” for easier viewing.) My timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I finished the photo book up just in time to take advantage of Inkubook’s 45% off sale. Sweet! I now have 2009 and 2010 safely tucked away for Zoë and Eden when the graduate, or get married. I haven’t decided yet.

    Create your own Photobooks with!

    No, I still haven’t been following the “Twelve” lesson plan, but I am loving the class. The daily inspiration emails from Stacy have been giving me some excellent layout ideas (that I have been jotting down, by category). I also created a “Twelve” playlist on my phone and have been listening to the audio messages in the car while I run errands. Why didn’t I think of that sooner?! I’m actually all caught up at the moment and have been enjoying them so much that I am going to download The Paperclipping Digi Show podcast. I’ve heard great things about it but never listened. What are your favorite podcasts?

    I also tackled my “Photos I Love” albums in Feburary. I have never printed any of my favorite photos. Isn’t that terrible? I took advantage of the 8×8 sale at Persnickety Prints and ordered 95 photos! They aren’t scrapbooked in any way, simply slid into the page protectors. Most of the photos don’t have a particular story attached to them, they just happen to be photos that I love of my family. For those that do have a special story, I am going to write the story down and slip it behind the photo with a ribbon attached to make it easy for people to pull out the journaling.

    Tune in tomorrow and I will tell you why I haven’t bothered to print out my favorite photos until now. icon wink Month Two of Twelve

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