Our Frugal Lifestyle

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Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway

Today I'm starting the My Memories Suite Giveaway. The people at My Memories sponsored this Giveaway in exchange for a product review. So lucky me, because I received my very own downloadable My Memories Suite 2 digital scrapbooking software, valued at $39.97US and I had enjoyable playtime.

My Memories Suite is a digital scrapbooking software which you download to your computer (PC or Mac). So there's no packaging, no thousands of miles to get to you, no need for craft materials. The best bit is I found out it's more then just scrapbooking, in that you can create your scrapbook pages and send them to Grandma as a cute PowerPoint. No fiddling with PowerPoint for hours and no printing necessary if you don't want to. However if you do want to print, you have the choice of setting up your work as a book, card or even calender. Very cool indeed. I will definitely use this to create a calender for 2012. And wait there's more...  :-)  You can also save your work to a DVD or CD.

I found My Memories Suite very easy to use as you can select a template and then just auto fill them with your selected photographs. The software does the hard work for you within minutes. That means I can get my 4 year old Dolly to sit down, select a template, select her photos and auto fill a small booklet for her friends when they have a fun day together. Imagine at her next birthday, each child could go home with a little souvenir booklet of the party.

I have only touched the tip of the iceberg of My Memories Suite and will definitely play with it much much more as there are many features I haven't looked at yet and my printer is on the blink. Here is a sample of what I created in just a few minutes with a couple of old photographs of Dolly.

So ENTER MY GIVEAWAY to win your very own My Memories Suite. I like things uncomplicated, so all you have to do is visit www.mymemories.com and have a browse. Then come back to This Post and leave 1 comment telling me which of the digital packs or layouts is your favourite. Your comment is your entry. I will them use random.org to select ONE lucky winner at 9:00pm Sunday Night October 2, 2001, Darwin Australia Time. 

Good luck :-)


  1. I love the sea wish template by magical reality designs. I hope I win this - I want to make photobooks for everyone. :) We just made one for my mom in laws 80th birthday, but the opportunity to send them online to loved ones far away is a great idea.

  2. I love the smell of dreams. The three D affect i just love. Most of it is made with ribbons. Top idea.


  3. Hi! I just LOVE the 'Festive Lights' templates and embellishments designed by the talented CatDesignz! These would be perfect for our Bonfire night pics fron November 5th (I am British and live in the UK). Also they would be great for all those snazzy Christmas pics too.


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