aliedwards Doing a little reflecting on my #onelittleword #olw this morning. Remembering where I came from and thinking about where I want to go and being thankful for what's in front of me right now. 4h
  •   born2ridewakes Your handwriting is beautiful 3h
  •   aliedwards @born2ridewakes thank you 2h
  •   justagirl My OLW always serves me & comes to me in so many different ways. Sometimes yelling & sometimes it's just a whisper. Thank you for inspiring me so many years ago. #SEEK 2h
  •   teacherbirdlou How much editing do you do when you write stories & reflections please? Is it different depending on whether you type or handwrite? 2h
  •   ktburg After I heard about OLW, I swapped for the always failing "resolution." I never joined the class, regrettably, nevertheless I tried to live it. This year I chose the word "become" because there were things I needed to change. In July I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Shock of my life and an end babies I felt were still not a part of our family. Ali, never more has this OLW have such an impact. It is louder than ever to me and I strive to "become" what I was designed to be all along. Good and bad. No more pretending. I look forward to January maybe (maybe) a new word. And now more than ever to #craftthestory 2h
  •   aliedwards @justagirl 30min
  •   aliedwards @ktburg love that you are fully living your own story 29min
  •   aliedwards @teacherbirdlou no editing when handwriting (except I might cross something out), significantly more with typing 28min

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aliedwards It feels pretty awesome when she wants to look through the albums. 18h
  •   sarah_loo I want to sit on the pink couch and look at your albums! is that weird? ha ;) 17h
  •   paololiloc So cool! 17h
  •   jessmcdougall Love Ali. #fulfillment 17h
  •   pattymessner 16h
  •   kbrown0 I watched a documentary on netflix called Dear Zachary. It's an ugly cry movie, but I think you will appreciate it. Best friend goes on a journey to document his friend who was murdered and to collect all the memories of him for his son. 16h
  •   karenbeldon Yes, best part of scrapbooking!! (Except for the therapeutic feeling of playing with all the cute product while making stuff!) :) 16h
  •   scrappylinds this. And the pink couch is still da bomb diggity! 15h
  •   stephbaxteruk 😀 12h

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aliedwards Big huge kid. 2d
  •   minman23 Parker soared past me this past year, too. He's clicking in at 5'11" now at 13! 2d
  •   clark_jess My kiddo is almost the same age as Simon. School physical this year showed he grew 4 inches and gained almost 30 lbs in a year! #presspause #ineedhigherheels 2d
  •   rxgirl23 Those legs ate super gangly. it. 2d
  •   kimhacking Tall boys are awesome! My oldest is 6'4" and my almost 12 year old is 5'9". :) 2d
  •   tonifrom Good luck Ali, I predict a big growing year for Simon, and lots of grocery store runs for you. 1d
  •   scrapttfuture My son grew approx 6 inches over Summer two years in a row. Poor kid has stretch marks on his back, but on the plus side he's 6'2" at 16 1d
  •   jbelthoff Oh my goodness. He had gotten so big!! 1d
  •   suetr Oh my all legs! My daughter Gwen grew 3" in the last 6 months! I swear they change literally overnight at this age 19h

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aliedwards We have not been here nearly enough this summer. 2d
  •   carriec @aliedwards - eh, still cleaning up construction, waiting on landscape and furniture, but soon. 2d
  •   jbelthoff Awesome photo. 2d
  •   artful257 Great shot! 2d
  •   4roses I feel the same way about our pool time. I'm not going to admit summer is over until the pumpkins come out 2d
  •   beckyhandforth Here in Va. Beach we have had a ton of rain this summer so not much pool time either. 2d
  •   cara.maat your summer has been big and full! 1d
  •   scrapbean Great picture! Speaking of pictures do u have a camera app that u like 1d
  •   aliedwards @scrapbean pictapgo 18h

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aliedwards @katiejaeger's answer to the Emmy Red Carpet being on a Monday during working hours. Streaming via xfinity app. Can't miss the outfits. #gobreakingbad 2d

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aliedwards Just had one of those epic Costco trips where it feels like I should not have to buy any food for months (#wishfulthinking). Now putting it all away and making a list of freezer contents for meal ideas. Getting organized and super ready to have my kids back home again. They still have another Grandparent adventure (with Chris' parents) later next week before school starts. #longlivegrandparentadventures 3d
  •   squeekie23 @gtrexler do it! It's totally family bonding month too. We do give ourselves $400 for gas, dance shoes, random stuff that comes up. But you sure have a lot more family/free time when you can't even click on a sale email or go "shopping" it was our favorite month as a family ever. We rode bikes, did free stuff in the city... Totally liberating! 3d
  •   squeekie23 @jenypenny I have one, it's on my blog. I broke down every sent we spent... Not sure if I did a run though of what we had in the pantry before hand, I'll do that this year. I'm a big canner so we had a lot of stuff "put up" 3d
  •   mrsmartha @squeekie23 WOW!! Thank you for that idea! I've never heard of doing that with food. It's a great great idea! Thanks for sharing!!! 3d
  •   catchingcodyk @squeekie23 what a great idea. No way I could do that though. I own no deep freezer and share my fridge with others that throw out whatever they feel. Bit ill store that idea for the future. 3d
  •   andersonanns what I hate is making that Epic Costco/Sam's trip, and spending $400+, and then looking at everything you purchased and realizing that you have nothing to eat for dinner! (stuff still frozen,etc...) 3d
  •   tracybzz @andersonanns Yes isn't it funny how you shop and Costco and have nothing for supper. Still need grocery store items. 3d
  •   suetr That time of year here too! Making way in the freezer for garden goodies ! 2d

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aliedwards Latest update from Beach Camp. Yesterday they went crabbing. The pot my dad uses to cook the crab outside has been in my family for 50 years, 3d

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aliedwards Hey @kalbarteski - thank you. Can't wait to frame the set of three. #xo #imighthavebegged 4d

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aliedwards Stories matter to me for a million different reasons. Top of mind for me today is that stories give us an avenue to express gratitude. Super thankful to my parents who've been conducting Beach Camp this week. Loving reading why stories matter to you guys. Keep sharing and tagging #craftthestory. Happy weekend! 4d

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aliedwards I have this friend who is so darn great about sending flowers. Her giving heart seriously inspires me. Thank you @carriec. 5d

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aliedwards Why do stories matter to you? To celebrate my brand re-launch, we want to hear why stories matter to you. Share a photo or a video and your thoughts using the prompt “Stories matter to me because…" via Facebook or Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #craftthestory. We'll randomly choose someone to be gifted a 3-month subscription to my new Story Stamp program and post their name on my blog on Monday morning. To get you in the mood, I've created a word-art freebie (both PDF and PNG) that you can use to get your thoughts flowing. To download it go to the Story Stamp pre-order page (link in profile). You'll need to log-in as a user to download this word art. I hope you have an awesome weekend and I can’t wait to read why stories matter to you. 5d
  •   sharondf @aliedwards Congratulations on your brand re-launch!! Well done!! 5d
  •   caryvanos Stories matter because I want my kids to remember the little details of their childhood. Because that's where the good stuff lives. Stories matter because I would love to know what made my great grandmother happy. I love that my great grandchildren will be able to read my story. 5d
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  •   twogirlzstuff @aliedwards Do you have a direct email address? I have a couple of questions about your blog. 3d
  •   aliedwards @twogirlzstuff ali at aliedwards for com 3d
  •   studiombymarian Thank you for a chance. 3d
  •   ktktkt12 Loving your new site, Ali. I was only thinking today that some of the best memories are those where there are no photos! They are the quiet moments you don't want to disturb or they are the feelings you have that you want to preserve. The key is preserving them- before forgetting them! I've been using Notes in my phone for this purpose a fair bit lately. I know my kids love the stories now but I am 100% sure they are going to appreciate them when they are much older. Thanks, Ali. Have a great day. Kim 2d

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aliedwards Thank you guys so much for being a part of the celebration today for my brand re-launch at aliedwards.com. I was up at 3am to be on hand for the go live moment and shed some tears of gratitude throughout the day. Logging off for the evening and going to spend some time checking out a couple of advance copies of new books that came my way recently from my friends @193countries and taramohr.com. Both are wonderful examples of living their stories with passion and helping others to do the same. Full reviews in the next few months on the blog as the books become available. Again, thank you for all the kind words and excitement today. 6d

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aliedwards Big day today friends! My new website is alive and kicking and ready for us to start telling more stories together! Come check it out (link in profile). 6d
  •   findingnana Congrats Ali! It looks awesome! 5d
  •   loredanabucaria So so happy for you! You have always been one of my greatest inspirations ! Wish you all the best 5d
  •   aliedwards @wilnafurstenberg @katiejaeger and I love that too - we still get excited! 5d
  •   cdpeck CONGRATS!!!! Hate that I didn't get to congratulate you on the day, but I've actually been up here in Oregon working at Camp Blue Spruce. Such an awesome camp. I know you've written in the past about Simon's food issues. If he actually has any food allergies, then he's eligible for this camp. It was fantastic, and we had several extra special kids there with out there with us. I would love to see him there with us next year. 4d
  •   beatrizbepe It's amazing website♡♡♡ 4d
  •   picklesandpeanut_ @aliedwards can you explain the difference between the monthly story kits & the monthly stamp kits please? I do all my project life digitally & was wondering if any digital stamps will be offered? I love your one little word prompts & want to be apart of the #craftthestory journey! 2d
  •   aliedwards @picklesandpeanut_ the stamp kit is a 4x6 stamp set, the Story Kit hasn't been released yet but it will also be physical products. There will be digital files available for purchase as well, but not as a part of the kit. We're talking about ways we can include the digital audience. 2d
  •   picklesandpeanut_ @aliedwards thank you! Planning to start the journey with the first stamp kit ;) 2d

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aliedwards Nominated by @tim_holtz and @pabbott73 I took the #icebucketchallenge for ALS (video on Facebook). Great way to start the day. 1w

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aliedwards So thankful to have worked with @collinkartchner for all the videos on my new site. He is beyond awesome. We shared one of the videos on my Facebook and Twitter pages today. New site going live in just a couple of days. #craftthestory 1w
  •   tejaynes Loved the video & can't wait to see the new site!!! 1w
  •   kmktenn82 Video was great. Thanks for sharing your life with us.. 1w
  •   arikabauer Loved the video so much. You are such an inspiration. Thank you! 1w
  •   katemontgo Loved the video! (Your voice was different than I imagined!) and I've been a fan of yours since the early days. Can't wait for whatever comes next. 1w
  •   katemontgo Kudos to @collinkartchner too! 1w
  •   safairb Awesome video by @collinkartchner shared today! He's so talented. But it was good subject matter too! #craftthestory #cantwaitforthefullreveal 1w
  •   virginiegoujon Your video is absolutely awesome Ali! (I know I ´ve already told it on SC blog) You are the one who convinced me to do PL, I will always thank you for that and so many other things!!! Go Ali, you're a wonder woman!!! Thank you! 1w
  •   thriftdee I was thinking, Wow! her husband looks just like Colin Kartchner! Ha!! 6d

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aliedwards Not nearly enough live music for the two of us this year. The last minute Huey Lewis concert the other night re-confirmed just how much fun we have. #davematthewsatthegorgecomingsoon 1w
  •   brek_lozano I saw DMB at the gorge probably 17 years ago?! Omg! I was 22 or 23. So fun and an amazing setting. Dave doesn't seem any older ~ why do I?? 1w
  •   artoftheeveryday They were awesome this year. The first set is acoustic and intimate and then they come out after the break and blow the roof off the place. We loved every second. 1w
  •   aliedwards @artoftheeveryday we can't wait! 1w
  •   kirstanator15 Dave rocks!!!' 1w
  •   jenshappyplace You are "So Damn Lucky"- lol! Love Dave and want to see him someday at the Gorge!! 1w
  •   tarapakosta He's sooo cute and you guys look wonderful and happy!!! 6d
  •   cdpeck Huey Lewis is still touring?!!! Love when he performs a cappella! 4d
  •   cdmuckosky Your happiness glows out of my screen! Makes me so happy Xo Ali girl 2d

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aliedwards Lunch at my desk courtesy of @paololiloc. 1w

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aliedwards Love my parents. 1w
  •   mcscraps4 I love how she signed off with M&D. That's awesome! 1w
  •   blueyedmomto3 Coolest parents ever! 1w
  •   poot_n_toots My mom takes my girls for a week each summer, she's been doing 'Grammie Camp' since they were toddlers. It's a WIN for all involved 1w
  •   mesarosm Can I go to beach camp? He, hee 1w
  •   mlptabb Very lucky girl. 1w
  •   findsonfitzroy So beautiful x 1w
  •   racheljludwig Love that they do that! Your parents are pretty awesome if they ever want to adopt more grand kids 1w
  •   amytangerine Beach camp sounds lovely. And perfect for this non-camping kinda girl. 1w

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aliedwards Oh man. Good times with these three. #lastminutehueylewis 2w
  •   ejmcdougall This looks like trouble. I like. 2w
  •   meilan1113 Cute!!!! 2w
  •   tejaynes Yay for adventures!! 2w
  •   acharmed1 How fun! 1w
  •   vickiboutin How fun!!! Can't wait to see you in February!! 1w
  •   carriec Fun. 1w
  •   cheri_felix Love Huey Lewis! The hubby and I saw him last summer when they were here in Utah. Most of the crowd didn't know the words to his songs. I did. ;-) 1w
  •   aliedwards @cheri_felix we knew them - and sang loud for all to hear 6d

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