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our 2020 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many family yearbook posts here on the blog and it’s time to reveal my latest album! It looks a little different than prior years because I tried a fabric cover- I wanted something fancier to display on our living room table. It’s a 10×10 photo book from Printique (my favorite)...

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using your photos: project life

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, taught a few easy photo editing tips, celebrated my third...

project life: november

I can’t believe it’s December.  That means it’s my final month as part of the Project Life Creative Team.  I’m SO sad that my time is coming to an end.  Fastest year ever?  I think so.   But don’t fear… I will be using Project Life again next year!  I know you were SO worried.  I just...

project life: october

It’s getting to be the time of year when I am super anxious to get my final, printed book in hand… only a couple more weeks before I order my 2014 family yearbook [see how I do that]. I have to admit I’m loving the Project Life App more than ever because I can easily...

project life: september

Have you been looking for a way to put all your photos to good use?  Are there a bazillion photos collecting dust on your iPhone?  Project Life is a simple way to document your daily life and let your photos tell amazing stories.  Plus, the new Project Life App makes it even EASIER to create...

project life: august

Once again this month, I made ALL of these pages using the new Project Life App [I shared more about this last month]!  I was lucky enough to be a beta tester and I AM IN LOVE with the convenience of documenting the everyday ON MY PHONE!  Find out more about the Project Life App...

project life: july

You guys.  YOU GUYS.  Something revolutionary is happening in the Project Life world at this very moment. Becky Higgins is about to release a new PROJECT LIFE APP for the iPhone!  As a member of the 2014 creative team, I was lucky enough to be a beta tester and sneak a peek. I took the...

project life: june

Dang, this summer is seriously flying… we’re in the last week of July already?  What?  Time to flash back a bit and look at the June Project Life pages. June 2 – 8.  It was my birthday week and I requested that we celebrate with a family hike, dinner at Local 360 & a delicious...

project life: may

Oh, May, weren’t you a treat?  No more morning sickness, a quick trip to Denver, Colin began walking & we found out Baby #2 is a GIRL! April 28 – May 4.  A fluke week of super warm temperatures (80s) prompted us to buy a small kiddie pool for Colin- I hope it provides entertainment...

project life: april

I did it!  After playing catch up, I am ‘current’ on this year’s project life album!  In this post I’ll share my April pages and the next post will include all of May. March 31 – April 6.  We traded in the Honda CRV and took home our new/pre-owned Acura MDX.  The weather started warming...

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our 2020 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many family yearbook posts here on the blog and it’s time to reveal my latest album! It looks a little different than prior years because I tried a fabric cover- I wanted something fancier to display on our living room table. It’s a 10×10 photo book from Printique (my favorite)...

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  • KatMcFebruary 10, 2021 - 9:09 am

    You are inspiring but also tool giving. I can’t wait to start seeing finished projects. 
    Also did you buy two 2020 books one with the fabric and one with the photo wrap? 
    I like both but may lean toward photo wrap and the larger family photo on the cover. ReplyCancel

    • missfreddyFebruary 10, 2021 - 9:50 am

      Yes, I did actually print a photo wrap cover that matches all our previous years and THEN a fabric one to test it out!  I love the look of the fabric one but I also love our photo wraps.  The kids seem more drawn to the photo wrap cover.ReplyCancel

  • LisaFebruary 10, 2021 - 11:58 am

    It’s so interesting to see how covid lockdowns and school openings are managed differently by state, thanks for sharing your story! Your book is gorgeous, and the Christmas photos of your kiddos are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • KatieFebruary 10, 2021 - 3:36 pm

    I would love to see the pages of your kids picture school along with their own hand writing. I love this idea! And the year In review ReplyCancel

  • LeeAnneFebruary 16, 2021 - 6:05 am

    I have 2 kids and often wonder if I should get 2 copies of a family yearbook, for them each to have one some day. What are your thoughts on that?  

    I’m slowly making my way through your course and consolidating all of our photos from different digital sources. Your course is so I easy to follow and keeps me on track-thank you! ReplyCancel

  • GlennaFebruary 16, 2021 - 8:50 am

    Hi. 
    Regarding those screenshots-do they fit easily or do you have to re-size on another app or software? ReplyCancel

    • missfreddyFebruary 16, 2021 - 11:11 am

      I don’t usually resize them, no. When I use AlbumStomp to design my pages sometimes it gives an error that the file is too small so I’ll shift it into a smaller section in the collage until the error goes away.ReplyCancel

  • MoniqueFebruary 17, 2021 - 2:35 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring!  I’ve been wanting to make a book for my mom.  The problem is that what I can afford to do for her (cover, lay-flat, size) is not something my siblings can do for themselves, yet they want to purchase a copy of the book I create for Mom.  It makes complete sense, but I don’t have an answer (so have procrastinated the project).  Do you know of a company where I can create the book, and family members can purchase less expensive versions?ReplyCancel

    • missfreddyFebruary 17, 2021 - 3:35 pm

      If you use the AlbumStomp program (the one I use) to design the book, you can upload the pages to print anywhere. So you could purchase a fancier copy for yourself. Then upload the pages somewhere else where books are less expensive for your siblings to purchase- like Chatbooks or Shutterfly. You could even do a softcover to save more money as well.ReplyCancel

  • SarahFebruary 18, 2021 - 12:52 pm

    Your book was 74 pages; do you know how many total photos/images you included? And is 74 pages pretty typical for you and your yearbooks? Thank you! ReplyCancel

  • HillaryMarch 2, 2021 - 3:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I love to see how you incorporate things like google calendar screenshots to compliment the other memories. Such a beautiful book!ReplyCancel

how to incorporate video into your family yearbook

Ever wondered how to include VIDEOS in a photo book? This is how I do it! When I discovered the 1 Second Everyday app 5 years ago, I started taking more and more video clips with my iPhone. Gradually I noticed my memory keeping behaviors shifted- the number of photos I took decreased and the...

where should you print your softcover photo book?

I’m excited to bring you another photo book comparison post, but this one is a little different- I looked at SOFTCOVER photo books this time! For my last two comparison posts, I was specifically looking for a higher-end hardcover photo book with impressive quality for printing my annual family yearbooks. I only make one copy...

our 2019 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many a family yearbook post here on the blog, but this one is a special one for me. Prior to now my posts have always, always been about Project Life + Blurb. It was my ‘system’ and I stuck with it for eight years. And it worked fine until suddenly...

our 2018 family yearbook

Getting my photos off my phone and into the hands of my family brings me so much joy. If you’re new here, I’ve created a Family Yearbook every year since 2011 so keeping with tradition, I want to share a little peek into our finished 2018 yearbook today! OUR 2018 FAMILY YEARBOOK I used the Project...

creating a family yearbook: time-saving tips

Continuing in my Family Yearbook series, this week I want to share my tips and tricks for knocking out this project QUICKLY. I was able to pull together my Family Yearbook in about 2 hours at adoramapix.com using the tricks I’ve shared in this post! (note: remember that I completed photo selection separately so that’s...

creating a family yearbook: designing pages

Yay! It’s time for the next post in my Family Yearbook series. If you missed the first post I shared last week, please go back and start there because it’s important to begin with Step 1. Guys, I’m SO excited about this post. I have been documenting my family’s story using annual photo books for...

creating a family yearbook: selecting photos

I made my first family yearbook in 2011. A friend introduced me to a system called “Project Life” and I put together a photo book on their website. Over the years my process changed… with the release of the Project Life App I started designing weekly pages right on my phone and turning them into...

our 2017 family yearbook- made with the project life app!

Ok, you probably already know that my love for Project Life runs deep.  I’ve been using this simple system to document my family’s story for seven years now.  Can’t stop, won’t stop.  Getting my photos off my phone and into the hands of my family brings me so much joy. If you’re new here, Project...

this year’s approach to project life pages

It’s been awhile since I shared my Project Life pages on the blog and I’m doing things a little differently for 2017 so I thought it was time for an update!  This is my seventh year using Project Life to document my family’s story.  Every year I select ONE core kit to use for the...

our family yearbook- made with the project life app!

Ok, let’s start this story from the beginning.  When I got my first iPhone, I started taking a ton of photos.  Most of them were silly things, documenting quick memories, and nothing I’d bother printing/displaying.  Suddenly the volume of photos I was taking increased dramatically and I started wondering… ‘what is the purpose of these photos if...

using your photos: project life

This year I’ve been devoting one week a month to a themed blog series with daily blog posts.  I’ve talked all about project life, shared some ‘wish someone told me sooner’ parenting advice, written about ways to preserve your memories/photos, revealed our favorite things in West Seattle, taught a few easy photo editing tips, celebrated my third...

project life: november

I can’t believe it’s December.  That means it’s my final month as part of the Project Life Creative Team.  I’m SO sad that my time is coming to an end.  Fastest year ever?  I think so.   But don’t fear… I will be using Project Life again next year!  I know you were SO worried.  I just...

project life: october

It’s getting to be the time of year when I am super anxious to get my final, printed book in hand… only a couple more weeks before I order my 2014 family yearbook [see how I do that]. I have to admit I’m loving the Project Life App more than ever because I can easily...

project life: september

Have you been looking for a way to put all your photos to good use?  Are there a bazillion photos collecting dust on your iPhone?  Project Life is a simple way to document your daily life and let your photos tell amazing stories.  Plus, the new Project Life App makes it even EASIER to create...

project life: august

Once again this month, I made ALL of these pages using the new Project Life App [I shared more about this last month]!  I was lucky enough to be a beta tester and I AM IN LOVE with the convenience of documenting the everyday ON MY PHONE!  Find out more about the Project Life App...

project life: july

You guys.  YOU GUYS.  Something revolutionary is happening in the Project Life world at this very moment. Becky Higgins is about to release a new PROJECT LIFE APP for the iPhone!  As a member of the 2014 creative team, I was lucky enough to be a beta tester and sneak a peek. I took the...

project life: june

Dang, this summer is seriously flying… we’re in the last week of July already?  What?  Time to flash back a bit and look at the June Project Life pages. June 2 – 8.  It was my birthday week and I requested that we celebrate with a family hike, dinner at Local 360 & a delicious...

project life: may

Oh, May, weren’t you a treat?  No more morning sickness, a quick trip to Denver, Colin began walking & we found out Baby #2 is a GIRL! April 28 – May 4.  A fluke week of super warm temperatures (80s) prompted us to buy a small kiddie pool for Colin- I hope it provides entertainment...

project life: april

I did it!  After playing catch up, I am ‘current’ on this year’s project life album!  In this post I’ll share my April pages and the next post will include all of May. March 31 – April 6.  We traded in the Honda CRV and took home our new/pre-owned Acura MDX.  The weather started warming...

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