Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Hospitality...and a Memory-Keeping Giveaway!

Last year, we had an influx of company in October as we hosted three different families for dinner.  Our October this year was slow in the hospitality realm, but we're more than making up for it in November, as we hosted se7en events (big and small) in the space of thirteen days.  It makes me smile! 

I gave up traditional scrapbooking years ago when I decided blogging was a more time-efficient memory keeper, but often I want a way to mark the memories with a special pop of visual creativity. Enter digital scrapbooking

  • On Wednesday (the 7th), we invited Brian's mom for a soup dinner (where I totally neglected to take any photos). 

  • Then it was a sleepover on Thursday night.

  • Next came stromboli with Papa on Friday.

  • On Sunday, we had more company for pumpkin bread and coconut pound cake, coffee and conversation.

  •  We took a few days break and then had a friend for pumpkin pie and Survivor on Wednesday (the 14th).

  • Saturday night was our annual Thanksgiving get together with Brian's family.  Last year, all twenty of us were present.  This year, sickness and other obligations dwindled our number to eleven.

  • And just tonight, we welcomed our friends Allyson and Tim and their family into our home.  We shared the cooking duties for a delicious supper of pizza, salad, and slab blueberry pie. 

When I was offered the chance to review My Memories Suite, I wondered, Do I really want to take the time to learn something new?  Thankfully, the process was quick and painless.  The fun part is, I learned enough in the beginning to successfully use the software, but every time I use it, I discover something new.  

My Memories Suite is not only for the cutesy scrapbooker-type either. It is useful for any blogger. My first project was updating my "get acquainted" page.   Then I designed a super-quick button for the bottom of my Baking With Kids post to add a bold streak of color to my snickerdoodles photo.  

Would you like to win a copy of My Memories Suite digital software?  Fill out the Rafflecopter from below to enter. Giveaway runs now through Friday, November 30. 

***The giveaway is now closed, but the winner was LaurenCongratulations!***

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  1. I like this one... http://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=MRKZ-AT-1202-12154

  2. You got some great pictures! (I love that Maddie is holding some sort of stuffed animal in almost every picture. ~smile~)

    And this is a great alternative to traditional scrapbooking!

  3. I love what you've done with your pictures. I have My Memories as well and really enjoy sitting down and working on it, plus there is no clean up afterward :)

  4. too many to be able to narrow it down!! love them all....great giveaway

  5. I like Santa Stop Here.


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