Taking More Pictures & Using Them!

It’s no lie I looooove taking pictures of my kids. If we are friends on any of my social networking sites like facebook, twitter, or instagram you see me share them daily. Now around the holidays my family has loved all the photo gifts we have been able to give and when done properly you won’t be left pulling your hair out in December trying to make them all.

Do you want a stress free way to organize your photos and have projects ready with them at the end of every month?

Photo Series with #MomSpotted {Calendars, Instagram, & More}Every month we’re going to spend a weekend getting our photos taken care off. It could take you 30 minutes or 3 hours depending on what projects you want to do. If you’re interested you can make these projects with me.

Shutterfly Monthly Calendar

One gift I give each year are family calendars. Its not just one either. In all I make 14 of them and they are all individually personalized to each person I give it to from the dates to the photos. To make my life as easy as possible I do it on a month to month basis. Of course somehow summer roles along and I lose focus but I do a lot of the saving of photos and when I go back to them at least they are half done and still well organized to pick up the pieces.

Photos Series with #MomSpotted Calendar Months

To keep myself on track and to help you stay on track with all your photo ideas and projects I thought we could pause and share our photo updates at the beginning of each month. This is our time to work on projects, holiday themed projects, etc. Anything that has to do with your photos!

Shutterfly Photo Book

I always end up with lots of free photo books at once and when they come I’m never ready for them. If I use them its a very time consuming project generally at a time when I don’t have the time to five so I’m going to start working on them and saving them. Then when I get a code or a good sale comes around I’ll be ready.

instagram photobook fun with momspotted

One project I will be starting this year will be monthly Instagram books. I’ve started a folder and I’m saving all my January photos that I really like and at the end of each month I’m going to randomly place them all in a small hardcover book so I’ll have them forever.

So what do you think? Wanna join in?


  1. I’m GAME!! I need to brush up my photography skills anyway!

  2. I really need to get calenders made with my kiddos. That way I can look at their cute little faces. I also need to take more photos of them too. I should join in!

  3. I’ve always wanted to make photo calendars, but I just haven’t taken the time to sit down and DO it.
    I do quite love taking pictures though 🙂

  4. Hmmm… I wonder if I have it ‘in me’ to keep? I would LOVE to because I do take way too many photos!

  5. I love all these ideas and you know I love seeing photos of your boys.
    Making a book every month of your kids is is such a great idea. I wish I had done that when when mine were little. I do have scrapbooks, but a hardcover book made from digital photos would be so much nicer,
    I cannot wait to see all your projects.

  6. I need to do this too! That would make things so much easier especially at the end of the year when I want to make calendars for family and myself!

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