Christmas Photo Shoot {Wordless Wednesday}

While my parents were visiting this past weekend we decided to get the gear out and try to get some cute photos for our Christmas Card this year. We have a session scheduled with JC Penny on Wednesday but I was hoping to save the money and cancel it. It is almost impossible to take good photos of a toddler and infant but we managed to get a few adorable shots, out of the 900 Rob took, to use for our card.

Here is what our set up looked like, please don’t mind the mess!


And here is a sneak peek at a few of our favorites.







BlogHer ’13 via Instagram Photos

I can’t believe that BlogHer is over… I waited in anticipation for months and it was over with a blink of an eye! I made a ton of notes and have so many reflections to share from beginning to end. It is going to take me a few weeks to get everything together since we are headed to LBI for a family reunion and then preparing for Rob’s deployment.

In the meantime, I thought I would share my experience through all of the Instagram photos I took! 

A Year In Pictures – Project 365 Pro iPhone App

A few days after Parker was born I came across an iPhone App called, Project 365. Basically, the title explains it all. The app allows you to record an image everyday. It’s more than that though… It’s a way to record precious memories when a normal day maybe too busy to journal, blog or scrapbook.

There are so many things I love about this app..

1. It actually works! I have been using this app for a little over a year now and have had no issues with it.
2. It’s easy to understand and use. You just open the app, click on the date, choose where you want to get your photo from, and then select your photo.

3. I can enhance a picture in Instagram to share with friends and family and then use it in this app.
4. You can set up a reminder each day at a certain time so you don’t forget.

5. Once a month is complete, you can save it to your camera roll with the click of 1 button.


I was so proud of myself for making it through a whole year with Parker. That’s right, I now have a picture of Parker for everyday in the first year of his life. It is so much fun to go back and watch him grow from day to day. I decided to print each month as an 8×10 to display at his party.

I was amazed how many people enjoyed looking at them. Many searched to see if they made it into the year. For the most part, when Parker met someone for the first time, I used that as the picture for that day 🙂 This is his Uncle Tim smiling at their picture.

You can watch Parker grow over the last year over at Cherry Blossom Love.

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{Review} Picture Keeper

I just love it when amazing companies team up to offer more great products at fantastic prices. If you follow my family and I along over at Cherry Blossom Love, you may have seen a review and giveaway I hosted for MailPix. MailPix is an affordable high quality online printing service. It’s free to sign up and you even get 100 free 4×6 prints when you register. If you sign up using your Facebook account, you have instant access to your photo albums.

Check out some of my absolute favorite products they offer in addition to prints!

Each Picture Keeper comes with instructions however, it really does all the work for you! You just plug it in and it will automatically start locating your picture files. There is no software to install or account to create. If you get stuck, they have a comprehensive Q&A page with their most common questions.

Picture Keepers are compatible with both PC and Macs. It will transfer your pictures using the same folder and file names. Need to add more files to your Picture Keeper? It will automatically update only new pictures to prevent any duplicates.

Picture Keeper offers several sizes to fit your needs. Not sure what size you really need? They have step by step instructions to help you decide!

MailPix and Picture Keeper have joined forces and you can now get a Picture Keeper 4 (PK4) for FREE with any purchase from MailPix. Just pay S&H and receive this $30 value free. Once you have completed your purchase on MailPix, you will receive a unique coupon code on your confirmation page.

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