Simple Photo Memory Keeping With Project Life

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I take thousands of photos of our family. Well, mostly my children. So far this year, we have a huge 8,000 according to iPhoto. They're all priceless snapshots of memories we've made and moments that I'll cherish forever. But, they don't do a lot of good sitting in iPhoto and I probably print 1/100th of the photos I take. So, how to best chronicle it all without investing … [Read more...]

The Best Photo Apps For Parents

iPhone Photgraphy

Raise your hand if you're a iPhone camera junkie ... I am too :) I have to be very intentional about picking up my DSLR and practicing manual these days, because, let's face it, it just isn't as convenient as my phone. Plus, just like this mama, it is totally possible to take amazing photos with your phone. This digital age is pretty darn amazing if you ask me! So, since … [Read more...]

Must Snap Newborn Photos

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They say newborn photos ought to be taken within the first 2 weeks of baby's life. That way, you can still capture the newness, but be a bit settled at home. Granted, birth photos are a pretty fabulous option too. Whatever you choose, just make sure you schedule in a newborn photo session before baby starts growing too fast. And they DO grow fast! So whether you take them or a … [Read more...]

Print Those Instagram Pics!


Confession: I have a really nice Nikon to capture all my children's precious moments, but on most days I snag my best photos with my iPhone. The real gems turn into Instagrams and there they sit. Wait ... I'm not the only one? Thank goodness! I've been perusing the lovely interwebs for ideas on how to print and display some of my favorite photos and am excited to share my … [Read more...]

Disney Story App Launches #Yourstotell


Disney has been telling stories that you love for generations. Also recognizing that YOU are a storyteller, they have launched the amazing Disney Story app this week. This storytelling app takes your everyday moments and turns them into a beautiful, shareable story. At the Disney Social Media Moms Conference yesterday, we learned all about this user-friendly app for the … [Read more...]

Family Photos Done Right


Let's talk family photos, shall we? My family and I just took family photos for the very first time this month. My son just turned two and I thought it was high time that we get some nice photos of the three of us together! We were already planning on taking my son for his birthday pictures so I thought my husband and I could jump in on some of the photos and kill two birds … [Read more...]

Documenting the Year One Photo at a Time


In my short journey as a mom I've become awfully sentimental. I take pictures of everything ... every new outfit, tiny milestones, big ones, new places we visit, old favorites, you name it, I've most likely snapped a photo of it. But sadly, in the era of digital most of my treasured photos end up sitting on my computer taking up space and never seeing the light of a picture … [Read more...]

Tell Your Story With Photos That Rock!


Tell Your Story With Photos That Rock! By Ashbey Riley When I think back to the day I first learned to ride a bike, I can immediately recall a few very specific details: It was summer, the air was hot and thick. I was wearing purple Mary Janes. My handlebars had the most awesome glittery pink streamers. My left knee was bright red and skinned. And finally, I remember the … [Read more...]

Time to start thinking about those holiday cards…!


It's the happiest time of the year, right?? Well, for some. For others it's more like a sprint to the finish line...presents to buy and wrap, the house to clean and decorate, packages to mail, cookies to be made, parties to throw and attend...oh, and those annual family photos and holiday cards to get mailed out! Taking family photos can be SO running around, … [Read more...]

Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy!


You all know the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words"...but that doesn't have to mean showing them off has to cost thousands of dollars! We all take tons of pictures of our little ones hoping to not miss a single moment of their lives. Their first tooth, first bath, first haircut, first playdate ...they are all memories that we capture behind a lens so that when our … [Read more...]