Memories Captured – We Are A Series!

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Last month, Galit of These Little Waves and I decided to host a fun linky, Memories Captured, where we asked you to share a special memory with us, captured via a picture and words of your choice.

The response was breathtaking.

130 of you shared your Memories Captured with us. You brought tears to our eyes, smiles to our faces, laughs to our bellies, and swoon to our online lives.

We’re over the moon to announce that we’re turning Memories Captured into a monthly meme! We’re partnering with amazing brands each month and can’t wait to share them with you!

The January linky will be open January 16th through January 20th.

To give you some idea of how this works, here’s one of my favorite pictures of my sister and I.

This month, we’re thrilled to partner with Picnik, the online photo editing software that we use for Memories Captured!

Picnik will generously give TWO linkers a six month subscription to their premium services! The winners will be randomly picked and announced Friday evening.

So you capture, we swoon, and Picnik (hopefully!) provides you with even more ways to capture those memories!

For more information and to pore over previous entries, please visit my Memories Captured page.

Now, it’s your turn! Grab the button in my sidebar, a photo, and your words, and come back on Monday the 16th to link up! We can’t wait to see what you capture!


(If the button doesn’t appear to work, make sure you check the quotation marks. There may be additional curly quotation marks, which you need to remove.)




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  • January 9, 2012 Erica M


  • January 9, 2012 Elena

    What fun! I was sad to not have my stuff together enough to link up in december-I hope to do it this month!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Please do, would love to see what you come up with!

  • January 9, 2012 Kristen

    I am SOOOO excited!!! You two killed it the first time. I’m sure it will only get better each month! Woohoo!!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      We have awesome partner brands every month, so yes, it will be fab!

  • January 9, 2012 Robin - Farewell Stranger

    What a totally awesome idea! I missed the first one so will love joining in this!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      We can’t wait to see what you come up with – you’ve been taking some gorgeous pictures lately 🙂

  • January 9, 2012 angela

    What a fun thing to do. Making a note on my calendar now 🙂

  • January 9, 2012 Not a Perfect Mom

    yay! what a fun linky…I’m so excited you’re doing it every month! I was literally just thinking about it today and wondering if you were ever going to do it again…
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      You’re like a mind reader!

  • January 9, 2012 Sarcasm Goddess

    That’s so exciting! Love the pic of you and your sister. I can see why people think you’re twins; it was hard for me to tell which one was you! I am going to seriously try not to flake out so I can participate!

    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      We get the twin thing ALL THE TIME! Yes, do participate, you don’t post enough pictures, my dear!

  • January 9, 2012 Missy

    How exciting! Congrats guys and we all get to enjoy the link ups – I loved it last month!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Missy, hope you find time to link up!

  • I LOVE Picnik.

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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      It is pretty awesome!

  • January 9, 2012 Galit Breen

    HOORAY! So excited to partner up with you!
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  • January 9, 2012 Practical Parenting

    Congrats! This is amazing! And that picture? Has me laughing so hard I’m in tears. So excited for you guys 🙂

    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      The picture typifies me relationship with my sister 🙂 And thank you!

  • January 9, 2012 Kiddothings

    Congrats on the new series! That picture is cute and it actually looks like the 2 of you were superimposed! 🙂
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you! Haha, superimposed! Trust me, it wasn’t 🙂

  • January 9, 2012 Jess

    Nice tongue.

    (if you put the button/code in the sidebar instead of the post people won’t have trouble with the code).
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      My tongue is a good feature, yes.

      (I did, thanks!)

  • January 9, 2012 Coffee Lovin Mom

    I can’t even handle all the awesome in one space – my head might explode! I love that you made this a monthly meme, congrats on the awesome response!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Hee hee! Thank you! I hope you join us.

  • January 9, 2012 tracy

    Super fun!

  • January 9, 2012 Kimberly

    Such a fun idea!

    You and your sister do look so much alike!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      The twin comment has been going on for years!

  • January 9, 2012 Stasha

    You girls are seriously awesome. Both you and your sis and you and Galit!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thanks Stasha!

  • January 9, 2012 Mirjam

    I wasn’t able the join last time and I really wanted too!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

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

  • January 9, 2012 Maureen

    So awesome! Bravo to you and Galit, this is such a fun thing to do. Can’t wait to join in again 😀
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Can’t wait for you to join in again!

  • January 9, 2012 Katie E

    Yay! I’m excited – I loved this link up the first time around and was thinking I’d like to do it more often!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      This is seriously fun, I’ve been doing up a lot of pictures with Picnik!

  • January 9, 2012 Leslie

    Sounds like fun! How did I miss this last month?!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Well, it’s a monthly now with lots of reminders 😉

  • January 9, 2012 dumb mom

    So fun! And, I saw this on Galit’s blog too. So, do we put comments all on the photo like you did, or is that part optional?
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Well, you can try what I did there, or you can post a picture & write a normal post, we’re not that strict 🙂

  • January 9, 2012 Kristin

    I love that picture! And I honestly couldn’t tell which one was you and which one was your sister at first – I had to really study it!

    Great meme and I’ll be sure to participate whenever I have a post that fits the bill!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Sometimes, I see pictures of my son with my sister and I do a double take, I’ve been known to think it’s me, haha!

      Do play along when you can, it’s a fun linky!

  • January 9, 2012 Jessica

    How cool, love this and I want a sister!!!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Jessica! My sister is pretty awesome.

  • January 10, 2012 Kir

    that is soo amazing. GOOD FOR BOTH OF YOU, and Memories Captured is one of my favorites. I was just thinking of using Picnik to do a thank you kind of card from their party…and now reading this, I can’t wait to make it.


    love the pictures of you and your sister…it’s making me SMILE.
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Picnik is so easy and fun!! And thank you!

  • January 10, 2012 Natalie

    How fun! And looks like you and your sister have tons of fun together!
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  • January 10, 2012 Dina

    I just love that you and Galit are doing this, it is so much fun!
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  • January 10, 2012 JDaniel4s Mom

    This is going to be such fun! I can’t wait to start looking for my picture.
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  • January 10, 2012 Leighann

    I’m so excited for you guys and for the brand you are working with!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Leighann, we couldn’t do it without the support of folks like you 🙂

  • January 10, 2012 Kelley

    Your picture made me laugh out loud! I love your sister’s question. Ha! I like this idea. If I get my act together soon, I will join in!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Kelley! Do join in, I know you’ll come up with something awesome and funny 🙂

  • January 10, 2012 Carri

    Ooooo! Fun! I love Picnik.
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Play, play! You could win the 6 month premium subscription!

  • January 10, 2012 Mrs. Weber

    That’s amazing! So excited to link-up for this. And how cool you gals are partnering with Picnik. Way to go!!!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Lauren!

  • January 10, 2012 Just Jennifer

    How exciting!
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  • January 10, 2012 Jessica

    Yay! I loved this meme, so I can’t wait to participate again!
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  • January 10, 2012 My Inner Chick

    –I Love Love love that photo ;))
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  • January 10, 2012 Ado

    Oh I can’t wait! This looks fun!
    PS: Ella loves the elephant.
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Yay! Ella is awesome.

  • January 10, 2012 Vivian

    Yay! I remember seeing this before but didn’t have the time to participate so I’m glad you ladies are turning it into a meme. I do love pictures and captions, haha. Can’t wait to start!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

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

  • January 10, 2012 Dwija {House Unseen}

    You and your sis are the CUTEST!!!

    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Thanks Dweej!

  • January 10, 2012 Rach (DonutsMama)

    Love it. I really enjoyed participating last time and looking forward to more!
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      We are so excited as well, can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • January 10, 2012 Lady Jennie

    Cool! And congratulations! This is a great series (even though I haven’t yet gotten my act together – now I have a chance each month).
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    • January 10, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Jennie! I hope you join in this month.

  • January 11, 2012 Cookie's Mom

    Congratulations on the success of your linkup! If I can find the time to play in Lightroom maybe I’ll join in!
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  • January 11, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    Hooray! You girls rock 🙂
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  • January 12, 2012 Miss Marina Star

    I’m so glad you guys did this! It was one of my favorite link-ups!
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  • January 12, 2012 Jamie

    I just did a *fist pump*
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  • February 19, 2012 Old School/New School Mom

    I think I missed the link up for February for Memories Captured. But I wrote a post for fun anyway!’
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  • February 19, 2012 Old School/New School Mom

    I’ll try for March Memories Captured too!
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