your questions. my answers.
Last week I opened it all up on social media with an invitation: Ask me anything! While I can’t get to every one of the hundreds of questions that were asked, I’m going to address a big handful — some today and many more tomorrow. Let’s get started!
Q: Do you still like your logo?
A: I do, yes!
Q: Will you ever do 5×7 pockets on the 12×12 pages? I realize it’s a funky size, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.
A: We haven’t done it because the math doesn’t work well, and while I am sure you and a few others would love it, the need isn’t huge… which means that manufacturing that specific page doesn’t make good business sense. We’re always in product development mode, so I’ll never say never, but that’s why you don’t see that page design from us at this point.
Q: What is the longest it has ever taken you to get down a mountain on skis??
A: Oh for the love. I know exactly who asked this question (Jen!!) and the answer is 2 or 3 hours or so. You can catch part of that story here, and yes — I’m still teased about that experience. ; )
Q: Why don’t you do “At Home with Becky” anymore? I really loved all the tips and tricks you offered! Will you bring them back?
A: Last year we made a concerted effort to infuse as much “personal/at home” content on the blog as we could, amidst all the Project Life® content. Some readers expressed that desire to see more and we worked hard to meet that demand. Preparing and photographing content, as fun as that can be, is extraordinarily time-consuming – especially being in our new office location, where I’m not working from home anymore. My goal in blogging is to share, inspire, inform, and to have an ongoing homebase for all things Project Life and anything related to what we’re doing. With so, so, so much going on, I am constantly having to make choices between what would be good to do, what would be better, and what is ultimately the best. Balancing work and family and every other hat I wear means I’ve had to say “yes” to less. This doesn’t mean that the At Home with Becky series has gone away. It just means that those blog posts happen less frequently. You can catch glimpses of my personal anecdotes and life at home and the balance of everything — on my social media. And we do have a couple fun things up our sleeves that are coming up!
Q: I’d love to know your routine before going to bed. How do you wind down?
A: Family time and time with David. Family prayer. Instagram. Jimmy Fallon. Sometimes reading. Usually reviewing the pictures on my phone from the day and usually editing a few with Pic-Tap-Go or scrapbooking with the app.
Q: How do you wind down in the middle of a crazy day?
A: There’s no such thing as winding down in the middle of a crazy day for me… but I have learned to take breathers when I need them. A simple stretch usually does the trick.
Q: I am considering using the Project Life App and was wondering if you could do an article / video about organizing completed layouts, backing up, setting up Dropbox, and printing.
A: For those who are interested in getting an overview of how the app works, check out this short video. The app really is so simple and so intuitive. That said, there are so many little tips & tricks that would be fantastic to share with you. So here’s the good news: We’re whipping up a full series of short how-to videos that will share some of the intricacies and details that you’re asking about – and so much more! Stay tuned for that coming in the next month or two.
Q: What do you put in your family yearbooks vs. what do you put in your kids’ individual albums? Or is the yearbook the only true family album? Is this all you are keeping for you and your husband once the kids leave? How do you decide between digital and traditional scrapping?
A: Our family yearbooks are very family focused and cover things that we experience together as a family as well as a sprinkling of individual happenings/anecdotes. To see our family yearbook and how I’m approaching that in 2015, check out this blog post. The kids’ individual albums are 12×12 and use the physical Project Life products and the content is very heavy on the “this is you” stuff. Their pictures, their memories, their school work and art work and friends and accomplishments and quirks. Everything to do with that individual child.
Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?
A: Chocolate (predictable?) and … watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (“guilty” for me because I don’t usually watch TV hardly ever… but he’s a riot!)
Q: I am a senior in high school getting ready to go to college to study graphic design. I was wondering what you studied in college?
A: Congratulations, and what an awesome focus! My bachelor’s degree is actually Family Science!
Running out of time for today, but check back tomorrow for a lot more questions and answers.