On Line Memory Keepers

If you follow me on Instagram (see our latest in Life on Instagram in right side bar there–>) you will discover a few really cool different iTunes photo editing Apps, that I just adore!

While on Instagram, I tend to use their regular choices filters, to brighten, blur, or lighten a focal point within an image as a corrective measure lol. You’ll notice I favor one in particular that I am slightly obsessed with, iTunes My PopAGraph App.  Read more about PopAGraph here…

Like I have said before: 

an image taken, is more than just a ‘photo’. It contains the ultimate visual expression closest to tangible form of our very own personal experience; and pieces of our memories…” 

The editing tools on PopAGraph allows us to re-create the memory, even a little further. The main idea being to have the focal point of any image ‘pop’ or ‘stand-out’ above the rest of its surroundings. For fun examples, look through my blog in the PopAGraph Category, or search #popagraph on Instagram. Colour’s come to life, vibrance is at your fingertips; its like emotions are Popping off the page with feeling! 

(OH YEAH, **this post has been updated as it was to be shared prior to my Hospital stay last Wednesday…these are some photo examples of what we share on ‘insta‘ –which would have also covered last weeks Weekly Photo Challenge: “One Shot, Two Ways”)

blue dots landscape

blue dots –landscape view of LO’s crafts aug2013

As a mother of two, I am so over trying to find the space to keep loads, piles, and endless years of paper memories from my children’s youth –Phew! 

InsteadI followed the footsteps of another (blogger mom, nope cant remember where from either lol) and started utilizing the digital on-line storage capabilities sites like Instagram have to freely offer! Now, I take photographs of the bests of the childrens/teens crafts or paperworks, add a description, a unique date in a hashtag form; and upload the lot there. Using the applications like Photo Journals. Best part is each image is dated, signed, sealed, away, and organized another AHHHHH… Phew

blue dots, portrait

blue dots, portrait view of LOs craft from aug2013

This way its keeping track for me and LO the different levels of her development, achievements, and growth. What’s better than also being able to present that growth to your child as they get older!? Especially with my LO as she struggles with Developmental Delays. The photo journal entries are simply incredible memory holders for us all! 

Instagram holds all of our images on their storage too, which saves us on computer storage space. Leave the images within your iPhone Photo Stream (where they are stored under “Instagram”) with the immediate availability to *print at your fingertips! Instead of the Mess!:D 

NOTE:  For *Print immediately options see your printers instructions. See they are  e-print or air print compatible.*

The other sites available for photo journals like this are flickr (which we dont use) and tumblr. You can create free accounts, store photos, dated and descriptive. Flickr even includes the type of camera some images were taken with.


That’s it for now. WE have been recovering as a family from a series of unfortunate events–literally, not the movie title although at times I feel as though life itself was trying to rid me of the experience LOL! We’ve been from a flood, to mould exposure, lived in a trailer and Grandmas, and icing on the cake, renovated apartment without a floor; after just being released from hospital with a bout of (viral) Meningitis for me! 

Despite the trials and hardships, I have learned more as a person in the last month than I hav ever learned in life. About Life itself. We are all happy, all in one piece, and feel as though we’ve just got another new apartment ;D …

There is always a silver lining or a good side. What’s yours? Has your summer somehow worked out to be a non-vacation work-through type as well? Did it start out bad and reveal some good? What’s your blue spot on your shiny summer? What shined through most for you?!

JayNine xo


7 thoughts on “On Line Memory Keepers

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about the flooding and you getting sick! Glad you’re okay now! I hope everything gets better and better for you and the kids. We also had our share of problems over here but nothing strong women like us can’t handle. Miss yah!


  2. nobody in my life likes photos more than you. I thought I loved photos and taking pictures but you, you’ve outplayed me. ☺

    I’m very happy to hear that through it all you came out victorious. you’re a star, keep shining.



  3. The photos and apps are great to look through. You do such a good job! I have not used those programs, just don’t feel savvy enough.
    As far as your recent challenges, I am impressed with what you have been through and just keep going. Wishing you a full recovery!


    • Hey You! Thank you for stopping by and for reading our situation! The validation means alot. It’s not about getting attention that’s validating. When in the midst of our horrible circumstances, I learnt so much about family, neighbours, and the closest people to me/us…things I wasn’t ready to learn in THAT time! The hardest part was feeling no one was listening, no one really cared, and feeling isolated because it was like No One Understood…It was a frightening and lonely period, this Summer. For Us ALL! Especially my girls I imagine. But like I said to Mrs.Claire, we are raised “survivors” (although at times it definitely did NOT feel that way), and we’ve come out the other end almost unscarred and renewed almost! All and all a great learning adventure but, I’m done with those for now!!
      Photos, apps, and savvy-ness: I would recommend if you have a SmartPhone (iTunes or android) that you venture out for your own tour in those places! :D I am no genius either and hate computers in fact yet, I can manage well through the apps, one sitch at a time LOL! Try it out sometime, most are free, user friendly, and if you don’t get along well, you can always delete your account and try again another time ..(or lifetime lol)
      Cheers and Many Thanks Again for your loyalty and words xox
      Jeanine H


  4. I’m so sorry to hear of all your troubles Jeanine, I do hope everything has now resolved? What a great attitude you have had. I tell you, happiness is all a state of mind and not based on one’s circumstances. Well done you for looking on the bright side!


    • Thank You kindly Mrs.Claire. I appreciate your well wishes. I am physically getting along much better than the past few weeks, yet still with a manageable set of pain. BUT, I’m SO much better!
      We have had the most incredibly “series of unfortunate events” lol– However, I (& my children) have been raised to be survivors. Very resourceful ones at that. We received an overwhelming amount of support from the neighbours we didn’t expect or ask for help from. We had the usual neighbours react in the most un-kind ways of which I still have no closure or answers for. We’ve had people from my blog here email me direct, from across the globe, offering assistance for me and my children! I literally tear up and freeze with disbelief when I re-read and respond to their emails.
      Look, I never complain. I mean, it takes me an awful LOT of being beaten to complain. I rarely cry. I don’t get angry with God, we have a fine relationship. This Summer, all was “tested” if you will. Each situation we faced was completely out of left field! Un foreseeable by any light or imagination! … Always a Silver Lining: I always wait patiently now that Im more mature, until the end of the circumstances, to SEE or inquire to GOD “What was THAT all about”?!?! Then, I watch for validation. It was a LONG WAIT these months to find the clarity of each sitch but, I have had many personal epiphanies over the last two weeks as everything’s been tying its ‘lose ends’ together. My health and my (childrens) Home are the MAIN focus; and each of them are in the right direction now! I will catch up with further “learnt details” on my blog as time permits. THANK YOU or communicating with me its appreciated more than you know XOX
      Jeanine H


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