Pieces | Mid-September to Mid-October 2021

For this week's Friday video I wanted to share a little something that I put together from short video clips I collected over the last month. 

As some of you know I took a month off Instagram and it was honestly exactly what I needed. I'll share more about my break and some reflections in the coming weeks but the bottom line is that it was good for all the pieces of myself that were feeling fragmented. 

While on my IG break I really enjoyed taking these little video snippets. They are moments that caught my eye as I was going about my day, things I wanted to remember, and simple little pieces of my life. They helped me slow down and savor and get back in touch with the things right in front of me in my life and I love how the seasonal weather is a big piece of the videos I collected. 

I used iMovie to bring the clips together and paired it with licensed music from Soundstripe. You can also create this kind of memory keeping video using an app like One Second A Day on your phone.

I showed Aaron when I was done and he said he wants one for every month. There are so many different ways to document our lives and so many different ways to be the keepers of our memories. This adventure was totally worth it.  

Also, for those of you who have enjoyed the Pieces Of Life project be on the lookout for the next release "Pieces Of Home" to release on October 25th. I'll be documenting a Pieces Of Home week in mid-November and will share more about my approach to that project soon. 

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28 thoughts

  1. me1312 says…
    10/15/2021

    Wow - how beautiful!

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  2. laura_g_ says…
    10/15/2021

    So very, very cool!!💕

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  3. Jgk04 says…
    10/15/2021

    Beautiful ❤️

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  4. pmmessner says…
    10/15/2021

    your pieces are beautiful ali... thanks for sharing!

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  5. LeslieNorgren says…
    10/15/2021

    So, so cool!

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  6. Jacenda93 says…
    10/15/2021

    Totally amazing. What a treasure! Thanks as always for all your inspiration to tell our story.

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  7. Leah_Sells says…
    10/15/2021

    Thank you for sharing.

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  8. LynneGillis says…
    10/15/2021

    Love this!

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  9. kathleen says…
    10/15/2021

    So much love for this! Thank you for sharing. Did you use a camera or your phone to shoot the video clips? I’d love to give it a try!!!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      10/15/2021

      iPhone! Super simple!

  10. totteacher says…
    10/15/2021

    those dahlias! 😍 and I loved watching the girls doing flips at the end of the video... this was so me at that age...brought tears to my eyes! beautiful video thank you for sharing!

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  11. mymalloryboys says…
    10/15/2021

    This is what it is all about! Question - did you hold your phone sideways? Landcape?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      10/15/2021

      Yep!

  12. Sanran says…
    10/15/2021

    Love this! Where is the beach with the huge rock?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      10/15/2021

      That’s Cannon Beach (Oregon coast).

  13. justlisa says…
    10/15/2021

    I just loved this! Slowing and down and taking a break from social media and even news, has been helping me too. Now, I want to make a video like this. Little things that we sometimes miss.

    Also, cannot wait for the Pieces of Home collection. Been waiting for this one!

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  14. thefreddys says…
    10/15/2021

    beautiful! such a treasured collection of memories. great music selection to go along with it.

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  15. anne_l says…
    10/15/2021

    It's beautiful!

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  16. Untiedt says…
    10/15/2021

    Simply beautiful.

    I'm loving the pieces stories. I can't wait for home.

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  17. ahiggins83 says…
    10/15/2021

    Beautiful way to tell your story!

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  18. Kirsten_Heal says…
    10/15/2021

    oh I love this - love your captures and the movement, and the cat, and the colours - all of it.

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  19. kbledsoe says…
    10/15/2021

    Cannon Beach!!! One of my favorite beach places. Loved seeing all these pieces. I”ve been using the one second everyday app for a few years (not as much recently), and I’m intrigued about the different feel with longer clips. (Another person who does this well is Marsha Valk on Instagram.) As always, thank you for the inspiration!

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  20. jlutherdesigns says…
    10/16/2021

    this is so special, thank you for sharing. I'll definitely be giving it a try.

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  21. hgauvin says…
    10/16/2021

    Awesome! Love this so so much!

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  22. vsabart says…
    10/16/2021

    Love it! I am on my 4th year of One Second A Day. The one second a day app probably has to be my most favorite app. Also super ez to use.

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  23. MonicaMcNeill says…
    10/17/2021

    Just beautiful. I hope your bucket has been filled this last month.

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  24. chemgirl says…
    10/17/2021

    super cute

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  25. JeanetteE says…
    10/22/2021

    Just lovely.

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