Monday, June 19, 2017

My Social Book. Me. My friends. My life. My book.

With everyone and everything going digital in the world it means that most of us haven’t printed out photos in ages or have few pictures framed to show for all of the memories we’ve created.  I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to cherish family photos, vacations, holidays, and life events. And I’ve found the easiest, quickest, and perfect way to do it and it’s called My Social Book.

Everyone has a Facebook page or Instagram page (well most do), so it only makes sense to utilize this outlet to help us document memories for our family. My Social Book is a company that transforms your Instagram (or Facebook) timeline into a memory book. It’s completely customizable and you choose what types of posts you want included in the book. Don’t want to include posts others have shared on your page? No problem, you don’t have to! I decided to capture my Instagram page of shared family outings, life events, and silly snapshots of our daily lives.  Through My Social Book, I’ve been able to take those shared posts and create a memory book.

 And you want to know the best part of My Social Book? It's not time consuming like scrapbooking. Creating a My Social Book literally takes a few minutes, at most! If you are a busy person like me, this may be the answer to your prayers.  Pictured above are the two books that I’ve created so far. I began last year and have documented through 2013 so far. These books were kind of pricey, but can you really put a price on memories? 

I now pay more attention to the events and photos I share with my friends. I've always been big on capturing memories for my family and I am documenting our lives. My Social Book has been a true blessing for us and I’m so grateful to be able to capture and preserve memories in such an easy way. Also, they are completely customizable from the colors, to the styles and covers.

Below is a page documenting my time in Georgia with my cousins.

And here is the time Andrew's family was visiting and we took the kids to the Aquarium in New Orleans for the day.

Happy Documenting!

Until next time... 

Baby Shower.

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Mama and Baby Levens with a baby shower brunch at The Chimney's. It was a lovely morning to get together and catch up also.  We all can't wait to meet the little girl (or boy)... since we don't know, but they'll soon be here to steal the show.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Feeling high tech.

I'm always looking for ways to spice up my blog and today I learned...

(photo credit to Carrie Loves)

I mean... c'mon.  Look how much better the before and after is when viewing from a mobile device.

Big thanks to Carrie Loves post with the coding on how to make your blog have a little more pop to it.  I love Carrie's blog! LOVE IT.  She designed the template for my website and helped with the coding to set me up.  I've used a few of her tips too along the way to add things here or there.  She makes it super simple to do yourself.  I hope everyone enjoys my changes as much as I do. 

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Life Lately.

I've been having one of those weeks. *coughmonthscough* Equal parts stress / exhaustion and gratefulness over here.  Emphasis on the grateful.  But... the week is half over!

Things have been hectic at work (no surprise there) and I had decided to take some time off of school, but then changed my mind.  I have four classes left... FOUR. I'm so close to the finish line I can taste it.  However, since I'm completely crazy I've decided to start looking into continuing my education in Network Security Technology once I complete my Bachelor's Degree in Marketing.  

You're probably thinking the same thing as me.  Why would you do this to yourself? You're close to the promise land. Well, I figure I needed a backup and technology seemed the right way to go since hey, that's my current career path. So let's have faith. I'll be sure to keep everyone updated since I'm sure I'll be having mini meltdowns while juggling school and work, but I'm determined to further my education. In the words of Rory Gilmore, "I'm going to kick butt."

Until next time...