Making Memories, one second at a time


I am always looking for ways to capture the small moments in our life. My main way to do this is through photography. A few years ago I did a 365 photo project with a friend. If you have never done this, I really recommend it! It is not only a great way to document your life but it also helps you to improve your photography (if you are into that sort of thing). If you have a friend to do it with, all the better. My friend and I had a private flickr group where we shared our photos and commented on each other’s photos each day. It was really fun.


Then about a month ago, my husband and I watched a TED talk about taking a one second video of your life every day. The idea being that if you record that one moment, and watch it again later, you will recall the other moments surrounding that one moment which will easily bring back memories of that particular day. The idea intrigued me but I wasn’t sure how practical it would be to do.


Turns out there’s an app for that.

I decided to try it. Here is 31 seconds of our October.

I don’t know if I will continue to document my life this way; like any new idea it takes time to make it a habit. Photography tends to be my preferred medium anyway and I do still take photos most days. But this is kind of a fun thing to try and it does look cool all mashed together!


How about you? What is your favorite way to document your seconds, minutes, hours, moments? Let us know in the comments.


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Eileen has been married to her husband, Eric, an Air Force officer, since 1998. A pharmacist by trade, she worked that gig for ten years until her promotion to full time stay-at-home mom in 2009. Eileen and Eric have one daughter, Little E, who is a feisty little girl obsessed with Octonauts. As a military family, they move every 3-4 years, most recently from Southern Virginia to Arizona. They have lived in the Phoenix area since July 2012 and love the southwest! Hopefully they have found their “forever” home. Eileen’s passions and hobbies include photography, reading, travel, cooking, doing creative projects with her daughter, hiking and working out. She can often be found sipping a latte at Starbucks, looking for the next great read at Barnes and Noble, or browsing Ulta for the latest beauty find.



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