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Log Your Memory- Logbook

Reported by: Shelley Haganman

When Ashley gave me this assignment I have to admit I had no idea what it was. So being the snoopy girl that I am I started "stalking"....I mean visiting Log Your Memory's website. I am here today to give you a review of "Log Your Memory", a company founded by Kristin Rutten, and share with you what they offer. I think you will be as impressed as I am. Let's get started!

Ease of use: Log Your Memory offers printed and to download logbooks that offer a central "hub" for you to record your memories, ideas, and information. The logbook I received is the January-June 2011 logbook. It's meant for you to carry in your car or purse so that you always have it handy to jot down things that happen or ideas or memories that may come to you. My logbook was divided into daily logs and weekly dividers. Toward the back of the logbook they have prompts for birthday/celebration/holiday wrap-ups. A great place to document the specifics of certain special occasions. Also offered are questionnaires, weekly challenges, journal challenges, ideas to explore, sketch spots, and inspirational quotes. Included with each weekly challenge is a photo of a layout as an example.

Construction/Durability: My logbook was a 5.5x8.5 inch spiral bound book with a laminated cover. It appears quite durable and could easily be put in a bag, car, or on a counter.

Usefulness: Well let me just say this book is genius! It's a guide, a central location to keep your journaling, ideas, memories, and a source of inspiration. I don't scrap in any particular order but I love the idea of jotting things down everyday/week and having those feelings, ideas, memories logged in a place that I can reference when I am ready to scrap that event/memory/occasion. Right now I write things down on whatever I have in my purse. I loose those papers all the time. I love the idea of having them all together in one place. Not only does Log Your Memory supply you with the framework to accomplish this they also offer an email subscription to keep you motivated, inspired, and challenged. Log Your Memory encourages "real life record keeping". Recording those everyday authentic stories and happenings. After all, we are memory keepers first and foremost.

These logbooks come in 2 sizes, are available in print or to download, and are for half or full year. They also offer logbooks for "Baby's First Year", "Scrapbooker's Travel log", as well as others. You can even build your own. Log Your Memory also offers a great Community Forum where you will find a gallery, community center, blog, store, chat, calendar, member's blogs, and a what's new tab! You can even access the Community Center from your Iphone or Blackberry! They have a Facebook and Twitter page and a blog. All there to support you and challenge you to keep those memories documented.

Cost effectiveness: I think their pricing is very reasonable. When you consider that you are getting daily note taking space, online prompting and challenges, as well as online support and encouragement. And it all comes in a nicely package spiral bound book.

What I liked: EVERYTHING! It's all done for me....all I have to do is fill in the info for the day. I like that is a central place to house all my memories, feelings, observations, you name it, all in one place. I like the idea of having an online support net as well. I think it is a genius idea and is so simple and yet so perfect for us very busy memory keepers! Sometimes I run out of ideas or inspiration and this little book gives you those prompts and leads and then lets you go with it.

What I didn't like: I wish the cover were a bit more sturdy but that is all! I loved this book!

Where/how much?
Log Your Memory Logbook
by Log Your Memory
MRSP: $24.95
Available at: Log Your Memory

I am so impressed with this product. It's great for busy scrappers and a great way to keep all those memories, ideas, thoughts, observations, and "real life" happenings together in one place until you are ready to scrap them!

What do you think? Have you hear of the Memory Logbook. Have you tried one? What are your thoughts? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment by midnight EST Thursday to be entered to win one of your own! You could win Memory Logbook A5 size!

If you don't win the give-away, you can purchase your own at a discount! Here is the coupon code to enter.

Coupon Code: SCRAP3review
Good for $3 off any purchase in the Log Your Memory Store.
Expiration Date: Friday, November 26, 2010 (end of the day Friday)

For those with questions about shipping here are some answers. If you were to order one of the half year printed versions it looks like shipping is somewhere betwee $3.99-8.99 depending on where you live. For shipping to the UK it was about $11.99. The more you order it seems the shipping is a little more. Don't forget to use your Scrap Review coupon!!


Anonymous said...

I've seen this before, but your review really helped me understand more what it was. I like this idea a lot-- I have never been very good at journaling, but doing a Project 365/Project Life this year has helped me get better. I think one of these journals would be even more helpful. Thanks for the review!

Lois B said...

I wish I could have the printed version. I do have the download version and don't know when I will be able to print it out.

So , I am hoping I will win!

Kerri said...

Thanks for the chance to win a Logbook and just in case, I don't win, then thanks for the coupon!

Joni Parker said...

Wow...this sounds really interesting!! I'm intrigued and like things down on scraps of paper!

Arjanne said...

Never heard from the before, but it sounds like a great idea!

Melissa said...

I think this is a fabulous idea, I haven't ever heard of this company before but I will definitely check out their website. I think it would be very cathartic for me to have one private place to write everything down, and wonderful to have this to look back on in the years to come.

CuddlyBunny said...

There must be a couple dozen journals around my house, but I like the idea of spaces designed to help keep things orderly (as you said, for those random ideas to be referenced later).

Also, and I hope it's OK to make suggestions, an estimate of what the company charges for shipping would be great since it's the only purchasing source listed.

Just an extra idea ... these reviews are already helpful!

Laura said...

Love it! Great resource for memory keeping. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the review. I wonder if they have them over here in Europe? Have a great day

Anonymous said...

I use a plain little memo book, that I keep in my purse, but this looks like it would be better...with prompts to jog your memory. Looks like a good scrapbooking tool. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kathy R

nitasha j. said...

I've heard of them once, but have not had the opportunity give them a try. Thank you for this great review!

Rebecca Geile said...

I have never heard of this. Interesting idea.

Cindy deRosier said...

Never heard of them and would love to try. Thanks for the chance to win!

~~Mia~~ said...

hmm, cool idea!!

Scrapamum said...

So glad for the review. I had never heard of them until now and want, want, want!!!!

Scrapycandy said...

I was looking for something like this awhile terrific! Thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving.

*Suzy* said...

What a great idea. I use a plain sketchbook.

Anne Thompson said...

I've never heard of this company but will definitely check it out now. I keep a number of journals and jot notes on a calendar but this seems so much more organized and offers so much more to the journal keeper. Thanks for the chance to win one--and the code to purchase one as well! Anne, yourmainestamper

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

This past year literally passed me by. I've never owned a journal, but I think this will be perfect to keep tabs with life as it happens. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

serena said...

looks like a very interesting way to journal!

scrapper al said...

I've been to the site, but haven't purchased a journal yet. I'd love to win one. Thanks for the review and the chance to win!

Theresa said...

When I graduated from college and was a brand new second lieutenant in the Army, stationed in Hawaii, my first battalion commander told all of us lieutenants that we should start journaling about the things that happen to us every day, because he said that 1) we would be amazed at all the crazy people and situations we were going to encounter, and 2) we would forget the names and dates and details before too long, even though we were convinced we would never forget. Well, he was absolutely right. But I did not take his advice, because I was absolutely convinced I would never forget.

A book like this is a wonderful investment if it helps jog your thoughts to get them down on paper and captured for your own sanity, for your years ahead, and for your children and grandchildren to someday enjoy.

I love this idea - I look forward to trying it out!

Irit Shalom said...

Never seen this before and it looks usefull.. Hope to win!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I have seen this post pop up in my reader everyday since you posted--I FINALLY read it! TOTALLY in need of a book for my notes/daily happenings...etc. LOVE IT:) I am headed over to their blog NOW! THANKS:)