As part of our Simple Tip Saturday series this year, I’m inviting fresh voices into the mix. Today we’re hearing from Simple Scrapper team member Kelly Sroka with her simple tip.
What is one way you simplify scrapbooking?
When I first started Project Life, I could never remember what our family did from day to day. I would sit down to journal on my cards and draw a complete blank! What did we do on Tuesday? What movie did we watch on Friday night? To simplify this process, I started using Oh Life. Every evening I receive an e-mail that asks me what I did that day. I write a few short sentences about our daily events and hit send. When I am ready to journal about that day, I can go to the website and read my notes.
What problem does it solve for you?
Now that I am using Oh Life, I always have a record of what our family has been doing. I can quickly and easily document our activities in my Project Life album. I can write about events even when I do not have a specific photo to use. My journaling is now much more interesting and full of detail.
Why do you think it works so well?
The Oh Life program works well for me because I am usually at my computer in the evening. An e-mail pops up, I record the details for the day, and then send the reply on its way. (The e-mail always notes what I wrote a year ago. It is really interesting to see what our family was doing on the same day last year!) Later on, when I am ready to work on my Project Life album, I just go to the website and read what I have written.
How can others get started with it?
Signing up for Oh Life is simple—just go the the website at www.ohlife.com. The program is free and extremely easy to use. Oh Life does not, however, have a mobile app. There are a number of other programs (some free, some for a fee) that do work with smartphones and tablets. Day One (dayoneapp.com) is one I highly recommend for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Others include Everday Timeline for Mac and Diaro for Android.
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