Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

January 25, 2011

For The Love Of The Ordinary Everyday

“The ordinary has extraordinary value in isolating meaningful experiences.”
via Bobulate on What We Talk About When We Talk About Happiness

Image taken with an Instax Mini Camera.


  • 1.
    dawn said…

    Oh my goodness you are so good at capturing the ordinary in the extraordinary in your photos. She is extraordinary and love that big hat on her small cute self. Thank you ali.

  • 2.
    Sally said…

    Sweet Anna looks way too grown up in this picture! Oh my.

  • 3.
    sue said…

    How sweet is this?

  • 4.
    heidig said…

    Adorable! Reminds me of when my girls were that age – priceless.

  • 5.
    Ellen McKinley said…

    I have a question about the long journalers. Are they page protectors, or cardstock that fits into a page protector? If so, what kind of page protector do you put them in, since they are only 41/4 inches wide?

    p.s. I love Simon’s birthday pages! They will be inspiration for creating my own.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Ellen – the Long Journalers are a product that you download from Designer Digitals and print at home onto cardstock. I printed it out, slipped it into an 8.5×11 page protector, stitched along the edge of the journaler to create a pocket, and then trimmed off the excess page protector using my paper trimmer.

  • 6.
    christen said…

    great picture!

  • 7.
    Lisa said…

    thank you for teaching me the value of capturing the simple moments of everyday life. simple = invaluable.

  • 8.
    Laney said…

    Because of the graininess (sp?) of the pic, I thought this was you circa the 70s! Wow, I can’t believe how much Anna looks like you.

    Have a great day!

    • ….
      Stacey K said…

      Laney that’s exactly what I thought “oh that’s Ali when she was little” very sweet.

  • 9.
    Jennifer Levin said…

    Couldn’t you just eat her up?! Love the photo, Ali! ~Jen

  • 10.
    Wendy said…

    Wow — what a darling! Thanks for sharing…you are such an inspiration. My daughter often appears “in costume” and so often I just laugh and move on…now I will definately pause to capture the moment…

  • 11.
    Deb J said…

    What a great picture. You are so good at getting pictures like this. I’m really enjoying seeing your Project Life pictures too.

  • 12.
    Rosa said…

    this is just too adorable… it’s precious… it looks like it could have been you as a child. :)

  • 13.
    Karen said…

    Wow! what a fancy girl. Love, love, her hat!!

  • 14.

    Fancy smancy, soooo cute.
    Ali a quick question, today’s photo of Anna is in a frame and was wondering if the frame is a digital element or if it came out of the camera with a frame…aka like old polaroid photos.
    I am trying to find a digi frame for photos to make them look like old polaroid snaps.

  • 15.
    Kirsten H said…

    LOVE the the everyday. In fact, that is what I concentraited on this past weekend – the everyday stuff.

  • 16.
    Lisa W. said…

    OMG she is oh soooooooo cute. Ali how do you like your Instax mini camera. Would like one but not sure if it is worth getting…thanks.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Love it, love it, love it. Super fun. I’ve been using it even more because the little images fit really nice inside the project life page protectors.

  • 17.
    amy tangerine said…


  • 18.

    Adorable. And thanks for the reminder!

  • 19.
    Noelle said…

    That is just priceless!!! I would so blow this up & have it on the wall! What a cutie -patootie she is!

  • 20.
    rhonda said…

    Anna your sure one adorable little girl! Love my Fuji Instax camera use it all the time!

  • 21.
    Tammy B said…

    So cute!! This picture looks like it was taken in the ’70′s. Just the feel of it and the white space around the photo makes me think of some photos my parents have in their ‘photo drawer’. Next time I’m home, I’m going to grab some of those photos to scan!

  • 22.
    Debbie S. said…

    LIKE! :)

  • 23.
    Tammy Mellish said…

    Looks so vintage! Beautiful image of a darling little girl!!!

  • 24.
    Deb Wisker said…

    she is quite the Fashionista!

  • 25.
    Poupee said…

    Ali, We have the same fuji instimax camera, purchased more than a year ago. We’ve finally used up the film that came with it. Where are you buying your film refills, as sometimes I’ve noticed their cost is fairly high.

  • 26.
    Marilyn said…

    I love your pages saving items from you daily life. In the years to come you will look back and recapture all of those moments that we forget. What a gift to yourself and all of us.

    Anna is too much!

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