Memories Captured

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Wrapped inside the gift of blogging is the chance to capture our moments -our lives, our children, our memories- with our words and our pictures.

And pretzel twisted to that? Is sharing what we’ve captured with our community.

Galit and I swoon for these Memories Captured and would love to place them in our pockets, cozily saved for another day.

The next best thing to that? Is to create a link up for Memories Captured for you!

I wrote a letter to my son which led Galit to write a version of her own which led us to finding this creative example on Pinterest which led us right here.

We want you to capture a moment or a someone that you love in words and photos and share them with us. It’s as simple as that. You capture, we swoon. Choose any format that speaks to you and capture away.

The linky will be open December 5th through December 9th.

I captured Monkey and his favorite everythings right here using (the free version of) Picnik and seeing this? Warms my heart over- twice.

Now, it’s your turn! Grab the button below, a photo, your words, and come back on Monday the 5th to link up! We can’t wait to see what you capture!

We’re thrilled to announce that we are partnering with the fabulous Canvas Press! They’ll generously give one linker a 16 x 20 photo canvas! A winner will be randomly picked and announced Friday evening, the 9th.

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  • November 28, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    I’m there, Alison! What a great idea 🙂
    Runnermom-jen recently wrote…My Favorite PhotosMy Profile

    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      You take such beautiful pictures, I look forward to seeing yours!

  • November 28, 2011 My Inner Chick

    —Fabulous idea, Mama A.
    Monkey is an absolute treasure ;))) xx
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  • November 28, 2011 Bruna

    What a fun link-up! I will definitely join in!

    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      Yay!!

  • November 28, 2011 Galit Breen

    Hooray, you! I’m so excited to kick this off! xo
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    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you for doing this with me! xo

  • November 28, 2011 Life As Wife

    Such a cute and easy linkup!!!
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  • November 28, 2011 Kimberly

    So much fun! I’m in!
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    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      Hooray, look forward to your post!

  • November 28, 2011 Sweaty

    Awww! That’s adorable! Hmm… let me see if I can manage to up my skill and actually come up with something like this. I’m terrible when it comes to doing anything craftworthy. But I do want to! 😉
    Sweaty recently wrote…Don’t QuitMy Profile

    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      You don’t need to be crafty – Picnik does all that for you 🙂 I do hope you link up!

  • November 28, 2011 Tracie

    Awesome idea!! I’m excited to start playing with some pictures and words!
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    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

  • November 28, 2011 Practical Parenting

    I love this idea! I’m always capturing moments…but I love adding words right on the moment. Must find a good one…
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    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      Yay, I know you’ll come up with something good!

  • November 28, 2011 Stasha

    Double like, double like. See you in December!
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    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      Yours, I really look forward to!

  • November 28, 2011 Kiddothings

    What a great idea! Love it! 🙂
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    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      Awesome, hope you link up!

  • November 28, 2011 Kir

    What a fantastic idea!!!! I can’t wait to start snapping!!!! 🙂
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    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      And we can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 Jessica

    What a great idea, love this!
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    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, Jessica, hope you link up!

  • November 28, 2011 leah aka FFPMaMMa

    Sounds fun & perfect timing after I just wrote a post from Pule about her favorite things! Now I just have to capture them in one word summaries. THAT will be the challenge.
    leah aka FFPMaMMa recently wrote…Pule’s Progress 20 months: These are a few of my favorite things!My Profile

    • November 28, 2011 Alison

      You can do it! Look forward to your post!

  • November 28, 2011 JDaniel4's Mom

    I really love this idea! I took the perfect picture for this project when we were in Arkansas for Thanksgiving.
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      We really look forward to seeing it!

  • November 28, 2011 Jessica

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to participate!
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • November 28, 2011 Mommy Shorts

    Our kids like all the same things. I bet you’re not planning an Elmo party though… God help me.
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      I totally suck because Monkey is not getting a party. No way.

  • November 28, 2011 Julie

    Oh my gosh, Alison. Elmo. I always swore we’d never have any of that mess around, but he just loves him. And when I see how happy it makes him, I just melt so I end up buying the stupid red puppet and all his toys because I’m addicted to seeing my kid laugh.

    Sweet idea for a link up!
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Thanks, hope you join us!

      And Monkey is now saying Elmo more often than he says Mama. God help us all.

  • November 28, 2011 Erica M

    What an adorable idea. You and Galit might break the linky record for most entries with this one. And probably break Twitter. Have fun!
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      If we hit 50, I’m buying ice cream to celebrate.

  • November 28, 2011 Carolyn

    Oh, I love love love this idea and am going to try and get something together for it!
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      That’d be awesome!

  • November 28, 2011 Desperate Housemommy

    Piknik virgin here.

    I know. I can’t believe it either.

    Can’t wait to do this!
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      It’s so easy, can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • November 29, 2011 Elena

    Love it! What a fun linkup! Can’t wait to do my pictures of the boys.
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Can’t wait to see it!

  • November 29, 2011 Shell

    That is such a sweet idea!
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Shell! Hope you join us!

  • November 29, 2011 Elaine

    SUCH a great idea. You KNOW I love photos. 🙂
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      And I can’t wait to see yours – you and your beautiful photography.

  • November 29, 2011 Natalie

    This is a great idea! And let’s see if even I can do the pic and text editing for the link up 🙂
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Oh it’s so easy! And you’ll love the process. 🙂

  • November 29, 2011 Jessica

    What a fun linkup!! Im definitely in! 🙂
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Hooray!

  • November 29, 2011 Tracy

    I don’t even know what Picnik IS (ducking my head in shame), but I love that image!
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      It’s a free online photo editing software, and it’s so easy to use. Give it a shot and link up!

  • November 29, 2011 dumb mom

    I’ve been very bad about capturing memories lately. I guess I’ve been so busy snapping pictures of other people’s families I’ve gotten a little behind snapping pictures of my own! Thanks for the inspiration to get back to that!
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      You take such gorgeous pictures, can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • November 29, 2011 Jackie

    What a great idea! I think that I may have the perfect picture of all of my kids together that I could use for this!

    Your little guy is so cute!!
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Fantastic, can’t wait to see it! (and thank you)

  • November 29, 2011 Kimberly

    Oh what fun…it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh…can you tell that Christmas music has been playing in our house?
    I’m in.
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Haha! Thanks for putting that song into my head.

      Can’t wait to see what fun stuff you come up with!

  • November 29, 2011 wendy

    SO awesome. never knew about this photo thing before. love it.
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      It is so easy and so much fun, can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • November 29, 2011 Jessica

    I have so many ideas in my head of moment’s I’ve captured with my youngest. Now I just have to get them out of my head.
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      And I know you’ll come up with something fabulous.

  • November 29, 2011 Christine

    ooooh. I saw something like this and was thinking of doing one for Daughter because she is turning FOUR next week OMG!!! Great idea.
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Perfect timing!

  • November 29, 2011 Not a Perfect Mom

    love it!
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  • November 29, 2011 Not a Perfect Mom

    I didn’t mean to post that yet!
    anyway…I hope I remember to link up…I love this idea…
    and I need to get rid of my GFC too…I’m nervous to lose my peeps though, though it’s going to happen anyway…
    Not a Perfect Mom recently wrote…Destroyed by HopeMy Profile

    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      There’ll be reminders throughout this week and next, not to worry!

      GFC is going to be removed from all non-Blogger sites in 4 months, so may as well get that off now, and concentrate on getting everyone onto RSS or email.

  • November 29, 2011 Missy

    How fun! totally going to link up. Why’d you remove GFC?
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Yay, can’t wait to see what you come up with!

      GFC is not going to be available to non-Blogger blogs come March 1, 2012. So may as well get rid of it now and concentrate on getting everyone onto RSS or email!

  • November 29, 2011 Jen {at} take2mommy

    I love Monkey’s list of favorites. Reminds me so much of when my son (now 7) was two years old. Today he denies ever liking Elmo!
    This is a really great linky idea. Excited to join.
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    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      My son is saying Elmo more than he is saying Mama!

      Can’t wait to see your post!

  • November 29, 2011 Kristin

    This Saturday is Lil’ Bit’s second birthday and I’ve been in the process of trying to perfectly capture (in both words and photos) her 2-year-old essence. So, this? Is pretty much perfect timing.

    I’m sure you did that in purpose. Right? 😉
    Kristin recently wrote…She Eats: Thanksgiving LeftoversMy Profile

    • November 29, 2011 Alison

      Timing is everything 😉 Can’t wait to see what you’ll have!

  • November 30, 2011 KLZ

    Don’t you wish their favorite things always included kisses?
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    • November 30, 2011 Alison

      Yes, I do. One can remain hopeful.

  • November 30, 2011 XLMIC

    I’m going to try to do this! So fun 🙂
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    • November 30, 2011 Alison

      Great, look forward to your post!

  • November 30, 2011 Barbara

    I absolutely love this idea!!
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    • November 30, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Barbara, hope you link up!

  • November 30, 2011 Jamie

    I feel like I just got homework and I LOVE homework!!
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    • November 30, 2011 Alison

      Well, thank goodness for that! 😉

  • November 30, 2011 Mrs. Weber

    LOVE this. I am SO participating! Especially since it’s with two of my favorite bloggers 🙂
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    • November 30, 2011 Alison

      Hooray, look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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