30 before 30: Scrapbooking

by Heidi on April 19, 2012

It’s on my 30 before 30 list to make a scrapbook of my 20′s. It was one of those things on my list of things to do while the hubs was gone – along with decorate the bedroom (done-ish), redo the living room (ish…), and figure out what the eff to do with our spare room. Last night, I organized. I got rid of 2 boxes that were still packed in the closet then reorganized said spare room closet and cleaned up the floor putting aside a bunch of crap hubs needs to sort through when he gets home. There’s still work to be done but I can walk in there without tripping over crap so progress!

But that was just the cake. I also went and bought a photo album, so I could hopefully get that scrapbook started and finished before next week when I go to Texas.

This is just high school.

I have at least 3 more boxes. Most of the pictures I had put on CD as well (when I got my disposable cameras developed….because I used disposable cameras through college because I had cheap digital cameras that didn’t last…or that i broke.) so I plan on saving those but I want to downgrade and get rid of the photo boxes. Most of the pictures I have are from 2003-2006. Yikes.

Let me tell you…or rather.. let me show you some gems I stumbled upon. Do not judge…everyone had bad hair in the 90′s. Also, please note the songs that popped into my head as I was going through these photos.

8th grade graduation/formal June 1997. {Soundtrack song: Wannabe by the Spice Girls}

The day I moved. {Soundtrack song: Don’t Speak by No Doubt}

My best friend Chris and I sometime after October 1997 which was when i got my braces off… {Soundtrack song: Missing the War by Ben Folds Five}

me at a nordic ski race, guessing sometime in Jan/Feb 2001 {soundtrack song: Miss Jackson by Outkast}

High school graduation 2001 {Soundtrack song: Take a picture by Filter}

 Senior Prom. May 2001. {Soundtrack song: Survivor by Destiny’s Child}

Holy effing crap y’all I was so little!!

My 30 before 30 list states a scrapbook of my 20′s but I really didn’t have many pictures from high school (it wasn’t a good time for me…) so I went through the few pictures I had from 1997-2001 and am going to add them to the photo album my mom gave me that was technically my baby album but still had some room in it. Next time I’m in VT I really need to get more pictures from my childhood from my mom to add to that one and I may go back to Target to get another album this weekend to transfer the baby album over since the cover fell off in one of my many moves (pretty sure it was from DC-CT or Ellie got to it…).

Either way, since it’s supposed to be a rainy weekend I figure this is a nice project that’ll be productive, keep me busy and inside and you all might be getting throwback pictures for a while now on the blog. Enjoy!

If you could create a soundtrack of your teenage years, what song(s) would be on it? 

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  • http://lindsayinnyc.wordpress.com/ Lindsay @ LindsayInNYC

    I didn’t even recognize you in the first two pictures!! And the senior prom one makes you look like a doll, LOL! You’re very narrow :)

  • Erin Skinner

    I love that you’re doing this scrapbooking, and you’ve definitely inspired me to get my act together and start pulling together photos from my past to do the same. I at least need to PRINT a ton of the photos I’ve taken. 

    I’m excited to see how it turns out! And if I could create a soundtrack of my teenage years… there would be a lot of Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Sarah MacLaughlin and the Beatles. Random, huh? ;)

  • http://twitter.com/littledanic littledanic

    I agree w/Lindsay. I wasn’t immediately sure whether you were the blonde or brunette in that first picture! And yes, you were so tiny! And this project is such a good idea! I need to do one for sure, although I’ve missed my ‘before 30′ mark ;) Be sure to post pics of the finished product!

  • http://jazzille.blogspot.com/ Jazzille

    There is something magic about photos. ” A small piece of paper” can bring so many positive emotions…

    http://jazzille.blogspot.com/  ♥

  • http://prettysandyfeet.com/ katelin

    those pictures are great, love it. i used to be a huge scrapbooker and now i’m just trying to remember to print out pictures i take now or make photo books so not everything is only online. good luck!

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