My Childhood Home Project

For most of us, there is at least one home in our past that holds a special place in the heart and mind. For me, it’s my childhood home. My dad owned a residential construction company at the time and he designed and built the home where I lived from age 3 until I left for college. My parents stayed there for at least 20 years after I left, so I ...  Read More

Photomyne Review – Digitize Those Photos!

Using the Photomyne Photo Scanner Plus App to Digitize Photos This is likely just Round 1 of my Photomyne review. I just couldn't wait for all of its promised features to be ready before trying it! If you are a regular here, you know that one of our favorite methods of digitizing photos is to take digital photos of print photos. The ...  Read More

Cropping Photos for Your Project

Cropping photos allows you remove the outer portions of an image, which can have a tremendous impact. So let's explore why and how to crop photos. This image is the universal symbol for cropping. You will likely see it on any software or app that allows the editing of photos and if you haven't used it yet, you're going to love it! Today's ...  Read More

Family Photo Wreath

I came across this video on YouTube for creating a family photo wreath. It's clever, simple and it looks nice. Then I wondered if anyone would actually want to decorate with it. So of course, I asked myself that question and was surprised by my reaction when I imagined a wreath with my grandparents, parents, and other close family members. My ...  Read More

Use Pinterest to Share Your History

Wait! It doesn't have to be public. When you use Pinterest, you can have Secret Boards that are shared only with the people you choose? Of course you don't have to make it private, but I just don't want you to dismiss this idea for the wrong reasons. As you know, Pinterest is all about images. Well, mostly it's about images, but you also get to ...  Read More

Define: Memoir vs Autobiography

First let's just say that not all dictionary definitions make it clear that there is a difference. However, most of the writing experts define memoir vs autobiography something like this: An autobiography is chronological and covers an entire life. The dates should be accurate and the stories should be true. A memoir is about a specific ...  Read More

Preserving Old Journals

My dad has this little 4" x 6" journal where he has been recording a very small amount of information about each vacation that he has taken since he and Mom were married more than a half century ago. Although there are only the most basic details about each trip, there is enough information that it occasionally has to be pulled out to verify ...  Read More

FREE GUIDE: Preparing to Write Your Memoir

Sometimes the biggest obstacle to writing a memoir or autobiography is getting started. This short guide will help you build the momentum you need to get you excited and writing before you know it. Here's what's inside: Suggestions for creating a Memoir Kit so you can stay organized and focused Brainstorming ideas and suggestions ...  Read More

New Year’s Resolution: Write My Memoirs

Did you do it? Did you say it out loud or just think it? Is this the first time you've told yourself that it's time? You are not alone. There are lots of people out there that would like to write their memoirs or autobiographies and it sometimes lingers in the back of their minds until finally, one day they get started. Others let it linger too ...  Read More

“Get it Done! Memoir Workbook”

If you are thinking of writing a memoir or autobiography to share with your family and friends, we think you will love the Get it Done! Memoir Workbook with hundreds of questions and prompts to help jog your memories. This workbook by Val Brennan, will reach even the far corners of your memory and will likely awaken memories you haven't thought of ...  Read More

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