Preserving Photos After a Disaster

Source: Rogers County Emergency Management

I can only imagine what families must be going through emotionally and financially when having to deal with the after math of a disaster.  Oklahoma was hit hard by flooding in late 2015, and again in May of 2017 communities are dealing with the devastation of tornadoes.  One of the casualties of a disaster may be photos or memorabilia.   While I hope this never happens to you,  there are steps that you can take if you do encounter wet or damaged photos. 

Introducing Mylio: Memory-management software

Mylio Certified PartnerI want to introduce you to Mylio.  This is an awesome photo organization & management tool that puts all your digital images at your fingertips — from your mobile to your desktop devices, at anytime.   Even when you’re not connected to the internet.  In other words,  Mylio organizes, protects and enables access to all your photos and videos across all your mobile and desktop devices with or without the cloud.  You can even share your favorite photos with others!

Have you felt yourself wondering where some of your photos have gone to?  Not sure how to get your photos of your smartphone?  Traveling with no Internet access?

How one client reflects on her trip to Africa

Have you traveled to Africa? Or, have some special photos from a trip you’d love to wake up to each morning?

One of my dear friends from my Williams days went to Africa a few years ago with her husband.  She told me stories of how she was able to capture photos on their safari.  She says she just got lucky with the shots, as they are in their natural habitat.  And their guide had certain rules they had to abide by.  But I think it was more than just luck.  When you look at the photos she took, they are absolutely amazing!

KinKeeping: Stories of how we connect with others

Last year I met a wonderful lady, Judy Keefe, who loves to write.  She loves to help people tell their stories similar to how I like to help people tell their stories, only she does it with words.   During one of our meetings I learned about KinKeeping through Judy and found myself fascinated by the term.  Now I call myself a KinKeeper!!!

Why am I writing about Judy?  Well, today is the day her first book in a series about KinKeeping is released.  The book is entitled “KinKept: Intentionally Nurturing Connections“, and you can find it on Amazon.  I’m so excited for her!  As a hobby of mine, I dabble in my family history and try to keep our family together by coordinating family reunions.  That’s what I initially thought about KinKeeping, but it’s so much more…

Re-purposing Your Child’s Artwork

Do you have a collection of your child’s artwork or other projects, collecting dust and not sure what to do with them?  Well here are some possible ideas and all of them make great gifts; for yourself, child or other family members.   By scanning your child’s artwork you’re not only preserving those memories, but you can re-purpose them into something else; for you and others to enjoy.

  1. Turn one or more artwork into an art poster.gradeschoolartwork_sample
  2. Do you have a lot of artwork from your child?  How about turning that into a photo book?  Let’s from grade school, or even during their K-12 years?
  3. Use artwork as a screen saver or wallpaper on your PC.

Need other gift ideas?  Reference my Unique Gift Ideas article.

 

Unique Gifts for the Holidays

If you’re like most people, you may wait until Thanksgiving to start the holiday gift buying. However, if you want to give something truly special and personal, that gift can take a little longer to prepare.

Photos and videos provide something special that invoke memories.  It’s something from the heart that you can’t purchase from a store. Here are some of my favorite personal gifts.

PictureKeeper Connect

I am so excited about this new little gadget!  Do you often get the message that you’re out of storage on your smartphone? Do you struggle with the thought of how to get your photos off your smartphone; or, don’t trust the cloud?  Maybe you’re traveling to a location where there is no Internet connection, or not taking your laptop?

Sharing Inherited or Old Photos

After talking with a relative last night, I got an idea for another blog article; sharing old photos with siblings, or other relatives.  Who doesn’t like to look at old photos?

Old photos There is something fascinating and intriguing about looking at old photos and reminiscing about family members no longer with us, or about moments from our child-hood.  Have you or someone you know inherited those photos from your parents or another family member?  Do you have siblings, cousins or other family members that would like to have a copy, or at least be able to view them?