I've never been one to preserve extensive documentation of my life and I am, in fact, in the habit of burning my journals as quickly as I fill them up. For so many things, I don't need to remember them, it was enough to live them. However, I do like to keep a bit of documentation...snapshots of close friends, places I go often, things that are special to me, and remembrances of travels. One of my prize possessions is an album of photos from my childhood.
- It's got to complement what I'm already doing (taking snapshots with my iPhone, posting on Instagram, and saving little bits of paper from events).
- It's got to be simple.
- It's got to be cheap.
What's this? Well, I've used Printstagram to print some of my Instragram photos and I'm glueing them into a SmashBook with notes and odds and ends.
I picked up a Smash Book at Joann's. I think I first heard about Smash Books on Instragram...it's a pretty neat concept, it's spiral bound and has thick, patterned papers already in there, some with doodles. There are different styles of Smash Books, I liked the modern, neutral look of this one:
Smash Book in Red Doodle ($13)
I've been doing pretty well at keeping up with this book! I even put Christmas in there already. I don't celebrate Christmas, but ye ol' boyfriend does, so I did my best not to ruin it for him.
As long as we're talking Christmas, look at what I did to the tree...selvedges as tinsel!
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