Memories Captured – January Link Up!

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Last week, Galit and I were excited to announce that Memories Captured is now a monthly link up, with monthly sponsors handing out goodies. To say we are ecstatic would be an understatement.

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.

Here is mine and I chose to share my resolutions for the year. Wish me luck in sticking with them!

Your turn!

‘); nbsp // ]]>The linky will be open January 16 through January 20.

We’re partnering with the fabulous Picnik and they will generously give TWO linkers each, a 6- month premium subscription to their awesome service! The winners will be picked via and announced Friday evening, the 20th.

Do visit a few of your fellow linkers and see what gorgeous memories they have captured!
Grab a button and link up now! 

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  • January 16, 2012 Galit Breen

    Hooray, Alison!

    So excited to kick off January with you!

    And oh my- stunning doesn’t even begin to describe what you created up there! Love!

    • January 16, 2012 Alison

      Likewise, friend, likewise!

  • January 16, 2012 Elena

    Your picture is captivating Alison! Maybe it is because I just got home from a weekend near the water–where I was reminded of how much I love being able to see water morning,noon, and night. And the pedicure once a month….ooh, now that sounds decadent!
    Elena recently wrote…Fortune Cookies & MemoriesMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Oh, monthly pedicures, yes please!

      (the picture was taken in Boracay, an island in the Philippipnes, gorgeous isn’t it?)

  • January 16, 2012 Robin

    That is really, really cool. I love your resolutions. They’re all great, especially the one about trying something new once a month. What kinds of things are you thinking about? And will you blog about them? 😉

    I took a long shower this morning and it was heavenly.
    Robin recently wrote…Toddler is My Co-PilotMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      I don’t yet what I’ll try, but there will probably be some cooking/ baking involved and if they turn out well, then yes, I’ll blog them!!

  • January 16, 2012 Karin

    I like your resolutions. The one think is most important and it’s actually the one I try to do myself every day is ‘smiling’. The day is much easier with a smile. 🙂
    Karin recently wrote…Chasing the Mommy (Memories Captured)My Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      To start the day with a smile, I think, will make a difference to the day 🙂

  • January 16, 2012 Sarcasm Goddess

    This is beautiful Alison! I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions because there is no better way to set myself up for failure…but you have inspired me to give a few of them a go.

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thank you! I decided to do resolutions that I KNOW I can probably stick to, and keep ’em simple. That way, I’m not setting myself up for failure 🙂

  • January 16, 2012 Kristen

    What a beautiful way to capture your resolutions! That can go in a frame to remind you throughout the year. I think I may need to borrow your take more photos with your kids. I’m always behind the camera. I need to get more comfortable being in front of it. Thanks so much for this. It was a blast last time. I can’t wait to see what everyone links up!
    Kristen recently wrote…Once Upon A Time…My Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks for playing Kristen! And yes, I should print this out and get it framed, as a constant reminder 🙂

  • January 16, 2012 Kimberly

    I’m just curious, is ‘do yoga’ on there so you have an excuse to include ‘bake more’? 😉
    Kimberly recently wrote…One Wacky WeekMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Shhhhh stop revealing my secrets!! 🙂

  • January 16, 2012 Ann

    Congratulations on this! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! So far- the pictures are terrific!
    Ann recently wrote…Orange BiscuitsMy Profile

  • January 16, 2012 Kiddothings

    Great resolutions! Here’s wishing you luck with them! 🙂
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  • January 16, 2012 Sweaty

    Wonderful resolutions, Alison! Can’t believe soon there’ll be a new addition to your family 😉

    Always a pleasure to link up with you and Galit on this great linky! And thanks for introducing me to Picnik 🙂
    Sweaty recently wrote…A Moment CapturedMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Glad you like Picnik!! And thank you for linking up.

  • January 16, 2012 Angie

    I think you will nail all those resolutions. There is nothing there that seeks to punish or deprive you. Instead, you have chosen joyful, uplifting goals that will be a pleasure to fulfill. Smart little lady!

    How did I miss baby on the way? Congratulations! Due date please, fellow pregnant one.
    Angie recently wrote…A camera where my memory should be…My Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      I did choose uplifting resolutions on purpose, better chance of sticking with them, yes?

      And I’m due May 9! Congratulations to you on #3!

  • January 16, 2012 Mirjam

    I love your resolutions Alison!
    Do you know that I have already read 3 books this year, very thick ones too.. (yay!)
    I’ll be back to link up, my post is ready to be excited!

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Mirjam, can’t wait to see yours! And wow, 3 books, that’s awesome.

  • January 16, 2012 Maureen

    Love the picture, Alison and the words are just perfection.
    PS: I’m drooling at your pins for those cookies lol
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    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Oh Pinterest, you’re cruel 😉

  • January 16, 2012 JDaniel4s Mom

    The peaceful picture surrounded by wonderful goals! What a great idea!
    JDaniel4s Mom recently wrote…Muffin Tin Monday- More Oatmeal Toppings and RecipesMy Profile

  • January 16, 2012 tracy

    So beautiful. I love yours. Linking up later this week!
    tracy recently wrote…I Did Not Poop Alone Today….My Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Yay, can’t wait!

  • January 16, 2012 Blond Duck

    Popped in from SITS! What a cool idea!
    Blond Duck recently wrote…Magical Monday 70My Profile

  • January 16, 2012 Kir

    My goodness, what a gorgeous picture along with gorgeous promises to yourself. I LOVE IT. 🙂

    (mine is going up on Wed)

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Can’t wait to see yours Kir!

  • January 16, 2012 Andrea

    I love your resolutions. They’re small simple things that you can actually follow through on. I’m sure you’ll do excellent with them 🙂
    Andrea recently wrote…She’s a FighterMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Andrea, I hope so too!

  • January 16, 2012 Liz

    Most resolutions are drudgery and misery. I love how positive and FUN yours are!
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    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Liz! I have to make them fun so I’ll actually stick with them!

  • January 16, 2012 Shell

    You can do all these things!
    Shell recently wrote…Memories Captured: FamilyMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Oh I sure hope so!

  • January 16, 2012 Missy

    I’m linking up Wednesday! Can’t wait to check them all out and I LOVE yours!
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    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Missy! Can’t wait to see yours!

  • January 16, 2012 Maija

    Such a good idea! A great visulaization for New Year’s Resolutions. I need to do this!
    Maija recently wrote…Memories Captured: From Stretch to DreamMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Oh, DO IT!

  • January 16, 2012 By Word of Mouth Musings

    Now print it and frame it and hang it up where you see it everyday.
    Love that you put this together – what a wonderful way to live up to your hopes and dreams in your resolutions for the year ahead.
    You are so very clever!
    Thank you for hosting xxx
    By Word of Mouth Musings recently wrote…A Birthday Memory CapturedMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thanks Nicole! Thank you for linking it up!

  • January 16, 2012 Susan

    Love your resolutions.
    I’ve added my link (twice no less) – first one didn’t link back properly.
    Thanks for hosting!
    Susan recently wrote…The worst night ever. Almost.My Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Susan! I’ve deleted the first link, and your 2nd one works great!

  • January 17, 2012 Natalie

    I think you can totally meet all of these resolutions!

  • January 17, 2012 Lady Jennie

    This is the prettiest, most inspiring resolutions page I’ve ever seen.

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thank you Jennie!

  • January 17, 2012 Julia

    Beautiful backdrop for you resolutions, good luck!
    Julia recently wrote…Quiet Moment CapturedMy Profile

  • January 17, 2012 Jessie Powell

    I love the way that the shiny waves contrast with the silhouettes of the boats on the water.
    Jessie Powell recently wrote…Don’t Steal My Sunshine (I’ll Share It)My Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Jessie, I love this picture too. Took it a few years ago on vacation!

  • January 17, 2012 Adrienne

    Smile in the morning and run! Good ones! 🙂
    Adrienne recently wrote…Memories Captured: Sweet DreamerMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Adrienne! Keep them simple, I say.

  • January 17, 2012 Emmy

    Love how you did your resolutions! And that is a beautiful pictures. I am working on mine- plan on linking up Wednesday.
    Emmy recently wrote…Treasure Under The BedMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Emmy, can’t wait to see it!

  • January 17, 2012 Amanda

    Oooh, I love that this is going to be a monthly tradition! Off to think about what memory I’d like to capture!
    Amanda recently wrote…Never Say NeverMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Can’t wait for you to link up!

  • January 17, 2012 Charlotte

    I so very much love this series you girls are running. Love all the photos and wish you the best of luck with it 🙂 Can’t wait to see where it goes. XOXO
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    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Charlotte! We’re really excited about this too!

  • January 17, 2012 Elena

    Those are all awesome resolutions. I have read more books on my list as well! Not sure it would be good though for me to add ‘bake more’ 😉
    Elena recently wrote…Big Dreams, Little MiraclesMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Practice makes perfect! 🙂

  • January 17, 2012 Mama Track

    Love your resolutions! And the link-up.
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    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Natalie!

  • January 17, 2012 -dweej

    I love your resolutions. I may accidentally steal some because you’re my hero like that 🙂
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    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Thank you Dweej 🙂

  • January 17, 2012 Leighann

    such great resolutions!!
    you will have no problem, I know it.
    Leighann recently wrote…Peanut Free.. What does that Mean for You?My Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Leighann, I sure hope I can stick to them 🙂

  • January 17, 2012 Mrs. Weber

    What a beautiful photo! And your resolutions are all fantastic, too. I love that a goal is to take a long shower once a week. It’s the little things in a mom’s world, huh?!
    Mrs. Weber recently wrote…Baby in the MirrorMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      It is ABSOLUTELY the little things 🙂

  • January 17, 2012 Jayme

    Love, love, love this! I am so glad that this is going to be monthly! I can’t wait to link-up!
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    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      Love that you love it! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got Jayme!

  • January 17, 2012 julie gardner

    I would have thought “produce another human being” is enough of a resolution.

    But I suppose you don’t have much choice in that matter.

    So in that case, good lucky with that long shower.
    julie gardner recently wrote…Today call me inspiredMy Profile

    • January 17, 2012 Alison

      See, I’m not THAT ambitious – ONE long shower a week is doable, right?

  • January 17, 2012 Elaine

    What a great idea! I wish you good luck with your resolutions! xo
    Elaine recently wrote…Memories Captured – Little GMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Elaine!!

  • January 17, 2012 Katie E

    You’ve got some great ones. Good luck with them – I bet you’ll do great. A lot are ones I know I should go for too. Except that whole running one 🙂 I’m thinking about trying running for the first time in my life though.
    Katie E recently wrote…Memories Captured: How to Pose for PicturesMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Oh you should totally give it a go!

  • January 17, 2012 JamieAnne

    What an amazing picture! Great goals! LOVE IT!!
    JamieAnne recently wrote…Memories Captured: My amazing Children.My Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Jamie Anne!

  • January 18, 2012 My Inner Chick


    I Looooooove this.
    What a great way to remember your goals.

    Bake some “more” so you can send me some :))) xx
    My Inner Chick recently wrote…Who Rocked And Rolled At The Golden GlobesMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      I would love to send you some – now, if only you lived closer 🙂

  • January 18, 2012 Ado

    I am behind but planning to link up! Just wanted to come by and say hi and remind you to FOLLOW YOUR NY’S RESOLUTIONS – run to yoga while smiling should knock 3 off your list in 1 go! (-:
    Ado recently wrote…10 Things I Never Thought I Would Do, EverMy Profile

    • January 18, 2012 Alison

      Hah, good one!! I will do my best 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you link up!

  • January 18, 2012 Tayarra

    What a great way to capture them! Best of luck. That one explains your mouth watering pins!

  • January 19, 2012 Stasha

    What a lovely image! You can do it, I know you can!
    Stasha recently wrote…My NewfieMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Stasha! I took that in 2008 while on holiday in Boracay, Philippines. SOOC too!

  • January 19, 2012 Tracy

    I love your pic/resolutions!

    I am so on board with the long shower – without a preschooler banging on the door because his hot wheels/dog/flashlight/toast needs a shower too.
    Tracy recently wrote…Comment Battle – Crazy StyleMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Tracy! I have given up showering alone. Seriously.

  • January 19, 2012 Barbara

    Beautiful pictures and such great resolutions!
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  • January 19, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    Alison, I’m sure you will do all of those things and so much more!!
    Beautiful picture 🙂
    Runnermom-jen recently wrote…Finding the JoyMy Profile

    • January 19, 2012 Alison

      Oh, I sure hope so! (I have a marathon to run in 2013 so I HAVE to start training as soon as I can!)

  • January 20, 2012 Making It Work Mom

    As I sit and watch the snow fall down out my window how I long for the water and beach days.

    Love the resolutions. Espcially the long shower – is there anything more heavenly for a mom!

    • January 20, 2012 Alison

      I think not! Aside from readily available cookies and a lot of blogging time 😉

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