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We’re Enjoying the Moment and #MomIsHere

We’re Enjoying the Moment and #MomIsHere

Right about the time I had my second son, I noticed that I was disappearing. I could have sworn I was there but I seemed to be fading away. Sometimes there would be a hand holding the baby or helping with a craft or a possibly a foot would accidentally find its way into view but, for the most part, I had vanished. What could be causing this strange malady? To be with my children while … Read entire article »

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I Spy: Eye Fi – A Better Way to Take and Wirelessly Share Photos

I Spy: Eye Fi – A Better Way to Take and Wirelessly Share Photos

I always have my iPhone with me and I love the ability to instantly share, store, or print photos on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Shutterfly, Walmart, and even on my blog. Sometimes for business, I need to be able to share immediately. However, my phone’s camera quality is poor.  So, I bring along my camera but then I have to wait until I am somewhere I can transfer the pictures from my camera to my computer. Eye-Fi sent … Read entire article »

Filed under: Daddy Gifts, Electronics, Featured, Mommy Gifts, Photographs

Win a Digital Photo Frame from Staples!

Win a Digital Photo Frame from Staples!

Staples sent us one of their great gift items to try out: the Omnitech™ 7” Digital Photo Frame (ARV $99.99, on sale right now for $59.99). Digital Photo Frames make great gifts for gadget lovers.  I’m giving the Omnitech™ 7” Digital Photo Frame to my husband so he can display and share hundreds of pictures of our children without cluttering up his desk at work.  This is also a great grandparent present because there is no … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chanukah, Christmas, Contests, Electronics, Grandparent Gifts, Mommy Gifts, Photographs

It’s Not Too Late: Make a Homemade Christmas Card

It’s Not Too Late: Make a Homemade Christmas Card

Before baby was born, I used to finish all of my Christmas cards on the day after Thanksgiving. It was an important holiday tradition for me. I used Christmas cards to get in touch with old friends and to send photos to those elderly relatives and friends who just haven’t gotten the hang of email. This year, I waited until the last-minute to get started…but my cards will still arrive before Christmas Day.  Even if you haven’t started on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Christmas, Design Your Own, Personalized, Photographs, Seasonal

Plug-In and Back-Up: Protect Your Precious Memories

Plug-In and Back-Up: Protect Your Precious Memories

I’m a compulsive amateur photographer and I also work from home as a writer.  So, I should be embarrassed to admit that I am part of the 85% of the US population that does not backup files.  If my laptop dies (and it is kind of limping along right now), any photos I have not already uploaded and many of my projects would be lost. Clickfree External Hard Drive Backup System has made it super easy … Read entire article »

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Share with Shutterfly (Giveaway, Review, and Coupons)

Share with Shutterfly (Giveaway, Review, and Coupons)

We’re a family of shutterbugs.  I got my love of photography from my Dad and, now that I have children, my mother, mother in law, and I exchange pictures of the kids several times a month. I upload the photos to Shutterfly, crop and enhance, and then share them with my closest family and friends. But what if I happened to run into an old acquaintance or wanted to display a small selection of photos for … Read entire article »

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How to Create A Free Online Baby Book

I love my digital camera. Since I don’t have to pay for film, I can take hundreds of photos in one session in order to capture the perfect pose. But the downside to digital photography is that it’s hard to find the time in my hectic mommy schedule to actually print all those beautiful photos. I treasure the baby book my mother created for me, and I always intended to create a baby book when I had a child. But four months after his birth, the baby book I lovingly purchased when I was pregnant still lies unopened on a shelf. I’ve been feeling guilty about this for weeks. BabyChapters.com freed me from my mommy guilt. I was able to use their site to quickly and easily create a free online baby book. I uploaded all the digital photos I’ve been too busy to print and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Free Trial, Gift Guides, Grandparent Gifts, Organizers, Photographs

Winner: Tiny Prints Chic Photo Stationery

The Winner of our Tiny Prints Stationery Giveaway is Amanda, who said… I love the Happy Streak: icicle style Christmas cards! Great giveaway! Thanks :) Tiny Prints was just featured on the Today Show Holiday Special, highlighting their “fantastic graphics” and “wonderful paper stock.” To get your own chic and sophisticated stationery, announcements, invitations and photo cards, Click HERE to save 5% at Tiny Prints + free standard shipping on all orders! Code: WINTER07 (expires 2/1/08) … Read entire article »

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Win an All-in-One Photo Printer from Epson and Create Memories

Imagine snapping holiday photos, instantly printing them for a family scrapbook, and creating photo thank you notes for all the generous gifts. You can do all of this and more–printing, copying, and scanning, with or without a computer–with the EPSON Ultra Hi-Defiition RX595 Photo All-in-One. Even without a computer, you can print a proof sheet, select the photos you wish to print, use an auto-correct feature (which includes face recognition so those sweet little mugs really shine), … Read entire article »

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Instant Photo Gratification: Picturemate Dash Printer

At our house, we take a lot of pictures. Granny, Grandma, and me are all obsessed with chronicling Baby Diva, the early years. So, I was very excited to have the opportunity to test the Epson PictureMate Dash. We immediately had an opportunity to see the convenience of this new photo printer. The ladies at Captain Dad’s office had been demanding new pictures of baby but we hadn’t gotten around to placing … Read entire article »

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