A couple of months ago, I discovered a few forgotten photos that I had taken back when we lived in our first apartment. It was 10(!) years ago, and I had some of the photos printed. It wasn’t anything fancy, and I got a good chuckle from my husband. (“Why did you take photos of our shower curtain?!”)
Yeah, I’m not sure why I did either, but I realized that I had photos from our previous 3 houses too and rather than let it sit on our hard drives, I put together a Places We’ve Lived scrapbook album. In 10 years, we’ve had 1 apartment and 4 houses, and I thought it would be fun to document our homes over the years.
I had a partial kit of the Project Life 5th & Frolic Edition (at Michaels). This worked out because the kit was a happy accident. I bought the kit a long while back, and didn’t realize how many of the cards centered around house and home.
I ordered prints and got to work. I wrote some of my favorite memories about our apartment, and talked a little bit about our first house purchases like our entertainment center and Brian’s television:
Looking back at these photos makes me smile and reminds me of the “good old days.”
A closer view:
It was especially fun to have a photo of the inside of our pantry. Brian used to do all the cooking, and now it’s completely reversed.
I pretty much kept it simple and used the Design A page protector for the whole album. There are a few regular 8.5×11 page protectors that are printouts from the house listings.
So I have our apartment finished, and half of our first house finished:
I still have to finish writing this section up (A fun before and after shot of the house looking at the above and below!):
I have most of the second house finished, but I’m thinking of adding photos that were the before, since the photos below were the real estate agent photos when we put the house on the market:
I have the first half of our 3rd house done and I still need to get working on our current house!
It’s a fun project and it’s been really fun to reminisce as I’ve put this album together. My goal is to have it all finished by the end of the year, but we’ll see!
Have you thought about documenting your previous homes and the stories behind it?