Hot Hepburn Hint #8

I have this amazing book called The Audrey Hepburn Treasures, and it’s full of unique little mementos that she saved over the years – candid pictures, script excerpts, handwritten notes, etc. It’s so cool. But in this digital-wireless-instant-message society, we tend to prefer a convenient call over a written letter. But do you really want your children to remember you and your hubby’s budding romance over IM conversations? Document your best friend’s wedding with cell phone pics? You get the idea. This week’s Hot Hepburn Hint is…


1) Keep a journal – write down all your joys, fears, triumphs, defeats on a daily basis. If nothing else, it will be good fodder for your childrens’ tell-all memoirs.

2) Don’t throw out the good stuff – keep the movie stub from your first date, press that ugly carnation corsage from your senior prom, save the quilt your grandma made for you when you were born.

3) Print off pictures – go a step beyond the typical facebook post, and take that digital camera to Wal-Mart! Start a scrapbook, a photo album, or just organize your most precious memories in a cutely-decorated shoebox.

You’ll be glad you did.