Memories Captured – April Link Up!

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What a fabulous Memories Captured this has been, thank you all so much for linking up! Galit and I have loved each and every one.

We’re happy to announce the two winners of the MyMemories Suite software worth $40 each – congratulations #29 Vivian of Confessions of a Vi3tBabe and #49 Greta of GFunkified! Ladies, we’ll be in touch soon!

See you next month, May 14-18!


Are you loving Memories Captured as much as Galit and I?

Every month, we look forward to seeing what gorgeous memories you have created and captured.

This month, we have a great sponsor, MyMemories, an award-winning digital scrapbook software, with which you can create awesome scrapbooks, greeting cards, photo books, calendars and gifts.

Galit and I received the MyMemories software suite to try out and can I say, it was so much fun playing around with the different backgrounds, layouts and font. I really enjoyed it! However, I decided to go easy on the many options and came up with something simple for this month.

Mother and son

Can you tell that I’m really not very good at scrapbooking?

This is the last month Monkey and I have together, just the two of us. We are three weeks away from welcoming Scrumplet into our little family, and I doubt we’ll be able to do much cam-whoring, just us two.

And so I scrapbooked together a few photos of us together.

Monkey, you love the camera. You love having your photo taken. You pose. You make funny faces. You hug me close. You are a total camera hogger.

I just know that you’ll love creating memories with your little brother real soon. And Mama will be right here to capture them.

Now, it’s your turn to share your Memories Captured with us! Grab a button from my sidebar and link up! For good comment karma, do visit the at least one linker before and after you. Thank you!

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Thanks to our generous sponsor MyMemories, two lucky linkers will win a MyMemories Suite worth $39.97 each! Link up from April 16 – 20!

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • April 16, 2012 Galit Breen

    Oh YAY! I love the Mama-and-Me scrapbook page! It’s perfection! xo
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    • April 16, 2012 Alison

      I have so many Mama-Monkey pictures, I could scrapbook an entire book just for that!

  • April 16, 2012 Kerstin

    It’s awesome! Great pictures – I love collages where you see how they keep growing. You’re a scrapbook pro!
    Kerstin recently wrote…Memories Captured… in AprilMy Profile

    • April 16, 2012 Alison

      Hah, I spent ages doing just this page, I’m hardly a pro!

  • April 16, 2012 Life As Wife

    Enjoy the rest of your time together just the two of you!!
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    • April 16, 2012 Alison

      I absolutely am!

  • April 16, 2012 Kimberly

    Enjoy the rest of your time as just the 2 of you. In a few short weeks you will have a brand new bundle of love to add to the photos!
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    • April 16, 2012 Alison

      And I can’t wait!

  • April 16, 2012 Coffee Lovin' Mom

    I thought you did a fine job scrapbooking! As always, I thank you and Galit for this linky – without you, my memories would be just memories..
    Coffee Lovin’ Mom recently wrote…Not Your Typical Cup of CoffeeMy Profile

    • April 16, 2012 Alison

      Doing this linky is the highlight of my month! So glad you like it.

  • April 16, 2012 viviene

    So cute! =D I enjoy scrapbooking but have not tried digital scrapbooking..
    viviene recently wrote…Morning with Harold SalaMy Profile

    • April 16, 2012 Alison

      It’s good fun, you should try it!

  • April 16, 2012 Mark

    You two are so attractive. You should both do Dove Beauty Soap ads. That’s a compliment by the way!
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    • April 16, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thank you Mark. Hope you’ve been enjoying your bloggy break.

  • April 16, 2012 tracy

    You’re so funny. I cannot scrapbook worth a damn either. lol

    Three weeks. Crazy. Cannot wait to meet your little guy. xo
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    • April 16, 2012 Alison

      You’re still way craftier than I ever will be. Yes, THREE WEEKS!

  • April 16, 2012 Kir

    I don’t like scrapbooking, it’s just not “me” plus I’m too lazy to do it 😉

    But I love these pictures of you and Monkey, honestly you are the cutest and prettiest pregnant mommy I’ve ever seen. 😉
    Kir recently wrote…Capturing The Easter Bunnies : Capturing Memories with Alison & GalitMy Profile

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thanks Kir!! Scrapbooking isn’t easy, but the MyMemories Suite software made it very easy! (though I clearly still suck at it!)

  • April 16, 2012 Natalie

    Awww what a sweet scrapbook of you and monkey!
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Heh, thanks Natalie!

  • April 16, 2012 Shell

    Such sweet pics!

    Can’t believe your new baby will be here so soon!!
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      I know, neither can I!

  • April 16, 2012 Lady Jennie

    No matter you can’t scrapbook – you can bake! And I missed all your dessert pins when I logged on to Pinterest today.

    Thinking of you these three weeks, that you have a much easier time of it!
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Yes, I’ve been staying offline on weekends (that’s when I usually browse food blogs for desserts!) hence the lack of pins 🙂

      And thank you!

  • April 16, 2012 Jessica

    Now that I have two, I love having collages of pictures of different subsets of us. Enjoy that last month together! If your experience is like mine, you will spend the first month loving the newborn, but missing the bigger boy as others take him out to give you a break, etc. These last weeks will be all the more precious.
    Jessica recently wrote…Trading my crown for a capeMy Profile

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Yes, I think it might be the case, I know I’ll definitely miss my infinite one-on-one toddler time!

  • I am so terrible with scrapbooking myself, but yours looks great! I love looking at snapshots of them over the years.
    Ashley {at} My Front Porch Swing recently wrote…Holding Hands: Memories CapturedMy Profile

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      I definitely need more practice with scrapbooking!

  • April 16, 2012 Robin

    That’s so awesome! I think you did a great job. 🙂

    Can’t believe Scrumplet will be here so soon! Whee!
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Heh, thank you, you’re very kind 🙂 And yes, soon, ack!

  • April 16, 2012 Jessica

    So sweet! Reminds me I need more pics of me and my girls.
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      No one takes pictures of Monkey and I, hence the self-taken cam whoring photos 🙂

  • April 16, 2012 Elena

    Isn’t it so funny how kids LOVE the camera. Mine do as well. Total camera hogs too. What a cute scrapbook page. Maybe I would be a better scrapbooker if I did it online!
    Elena recently wrote…Pamper Yourself. Even If You’re on a Budget.My Profile

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      When they’re teenagers, they’d be, “MOM! Stop taking pictures!” 🙂

      I think I still need more practice with the scrapbooking but yes, online practice is good!

  • April 16, 2012 Carolyn

    I remember counting down the weeks, then days, with Jbird and wondering what it would be like to be a Momma to 2. {It’s great}.
    Love the scrapbook page.
    Hope the last 3 weeks are healthy, fun, and not too tiring!
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      I hope so too and thank you!

  • April 17, 2012 Katie

    I LOVE seeing all the pics people take! I really need to link up one of these months. I am such a dang slacker about doing anything with my pics once I take them!
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Use PicMonkey, it only takes minutes and you’ll love the results!!

  • April 17, 2012 My Inner Chick

    cam-whoring! I like that.

    You both are STUNNING.

    Lo00000ve Monkey.

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Monkey says thank you and sends you kisses!! xo

  • April 17, 2012 Ado

    You are TOO good at scrap booking! (-:
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Haha yeah, from one craft-challenged mom to another 🙂

  • April 17, 2012 grace

    Okay, I am DEFINETLY going to link up this time! I’ll be working on my post for tomorrow! =) Gives me a good hard deadline to cut back on the slacking. =)
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Can’t wait to see what you’ve got! We’re open until 20th, so still plenty of time!

  • April 17, 2012 Jessica

    Sooooo sweet, those last few weeks. He is the only one of your children who will ever have that! You are both darling and it makes me ache with remembering the last few weeks before my second son made his grand entrance.
    Jessica recently wrote…Grill Your Own UN-Unleavened (see comments) BreadMy Profile

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Yes, that is true, he will be the only one who’s had exclusive Mama time for so long!!

  • April 17, 2012 Janice

    Welcome to the digiscrappin’ world!

    Anywho, how wonderful that you are conciously taking the time to spend quality time with monkey boy. Life will definitely change significantly for him too, once the baby #2 comes.

    I wish you both much love and precious moments before the bundle of joy arrives!
    Janice recently wrote…Super Easy and Quick Scrapbook Page!My Profile

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Janice!

  • April 17, 2012 Julia

    Oh, I love this progression in time and photographs. Beautiful.
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Julia! These photos are only a handful of many, I couldn’t fit them all in one page 🙂

  • April 17, 2012 Jessica

    I adore this post and the picture! Scrumplet will be here soon. I can’t believe it’s almost time. That’s amazing!

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      I can’t believe it either!

  • April 17, 2012 Leighann

    I have this software and love it!!
    Leighann recently wrote…Two CandlesMy Profile

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      It’s so much fun!

  • April 17, 2012 Vivian

    Guess what?!?! I’m FINALLY getting around to linking up to this awesome meme you’ve got going on! Yay! My post is going up tomorrow ^_^

    Your son is SO cute! Enjoy time with just him while it lasts 🙂 It was seriously a transition when I had BG2, then again BG1 was 6 when I had the baby so that could be why.

    Btw, I adore your baby bump photo on your sidebar. So cute! Wish I looked like that at 35 weeks, lol. I was a BLIMP!
    Vivian recently wrote…I’ve Got a Quirky BabyMy Profile

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Yay, thanks for linking up Vivian, loved your post!

      And thank you. We’re enjoying the last few weeks. It’d be a huge change for both of us – hopefully for the better 🙂

  • I adore those pictures … him growing up, SO adorable!!! I don’t have enough pictures like that. Plenty of the kiddos, but not enough with ME in them. I need to be better about that starting … now.

    I’m so excited for your as you near your due date!
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      We always forget about ourselves when taking pictures of the kids, right? Hence, my self-taken cam-whoring pictures with Monkey, it’s the only way I can be sure I have pictures with him!

  • April 17, 2012 Karin

    Sweet, the two of you together. And soon we’ll see some scrapbooking with the three of you? I wish you all the best for the last three weeks (or maybe four, you never know with those little guys :-)), hang in there.
    Karin recently wrote…Come sing with me (Memories Captured)My Profile

    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Yes, the THREE of us, yippee!!

      I do hope it won’t be four weeks 🙂

  • April 17, 2012 Elaine

    Oh I just love all the cute pictures of you two together. Such beautiful memories for sure. Enjoy the last few weeks of you two together to the fullest!!
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    • April 17, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Elaine! And we absolutely are!

  • April 17, 2012 nikky44

    Unfortunately I’m not good at taking photos 🙁
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    • April 18, 2012 Alison

      Neither am I! There are many free sites and software you can use to ‘enhance’ your pictures. Do try it!

  • Your scrapbook skills are far superior to mine, trust me…
    Enjoy the moments.
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    • April 18, 2012 Alison

      I truly am!

  • April 17, 2012 Missy

    What a sweet picture! I’m glad you like My Memories!
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    • April 18, 2012 Alison

      I do! It gives craft-challenged types like me a chance to sorta be crafty 🙂

  • April 17, 2012 Mel

    I remember these moments so vividly, four years later. I just wanted to soak in every second with Tuck alone. Good for you for capturing them! Those are such sweet memories!
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    • April 18, 2012 Alison

      They are! I look forward to capturing even more when the baby is here!

  • April 17, 2012 Julie

    You did a great job with the software, silly.

    C’mon Scrumplet. GET. HERE.

    Also, I really enjoy looking through these links. There’s some real talent out there – beautiful words and spectacular pictures.
    Julie recently wrote…Monday Meals: Grilled Pork SkewersMy Profile

    • April 18, 2012 Alison

      I know – Scrumplet, you hear that??

      And yes, there are some beautiful posts out there!

  • April 18, 2012 Kelley

    One of these days when I get my act together, I’m going to totally do this… Also, I love the name Scrumplet!
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    • April 18, 2012 Alison

      Yes, please do! And thank you 🙂

  • I love the one where he’s sticking his tongue out! Precious!
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    • April 18, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Jennifer!

  • April 18, 2012 Jen Has A Pen

    It’s bittersweet to think of his only child-dom (I realize that’s not a word but I can’t think of anything better) coming to an end. But really, I think his interaction with the new baby is going to be one of the coolest things ever. He’s such a sweet, gentle little booger, and I can’t wait to see the posts of his reactions to the new addition!!!

    How are you feeling? Ready to burst?
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    • April 18, 2012 Alison

      I hope he’ll be gentle with the Scrumplet 🙂

      Yes, I feel ready to have this baby already!

  • April 19, 2012 Tonya

    I love this Mommy & Me page. Treasure these last few weeks of it being just the two of you. I know you are. 🙂
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    • April 19, 2012 Alison

      I am, absolutely. Thank you! xo

  • April 19, 2012 Just Jennifer

    I love your scrapbook page, Alison! It’s really cute. I already have MyMemories software, so if you draw my name, go ahead and do it again and give it to someone else.
    Just Jennifer recently wrote…Self-PortraitMy Profile

    • April 20, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Jen, and noted!

  • April 20, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    Holy cow, Alison! Only 3 weeks?! That’s awesome.
    Also, I love your scrapbook page 🙂
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    • April 20, 2012 Alison

      And now, it’s 19 days! Ack! Thank you 🙂

  • April 20, 2012 Susan

    oh, your monkey is so, so fab! thanks so much for hosting this linkup, you have totally made my night as I’ve been hopping around looking at all the happy, smiling kiddos in here!
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    • April 20, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Susan!! And thank you for sharing your gorgeous post with us.

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