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.

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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

 

TWEET #findMilaJohnson – Mila Johnson Is Brampton ON’s Missing Teen

TheStar Article: Brampton Family Searches for missing 16 year old Girl (The Toronto Star’s original first article)#findMilaJohnson

Firstly, I’m just a supportive Mom that heard my nieces friend was missing. I HAVE met, in a few short visits, Mila Johnson. In much experiencs with youth, I found Mila gentle, sweet, quiet, funny, as I watched her interact with my own children and family.
I have no connections to the Police or their investigations, I do not endorse or oppose any ideas for finding Mila–I am simply, sharing and spreading the word.
Feel free to leave a supportive comment, prayer or share this with your Followers, reblog or the like.
YES! There ARE literally hundreds, thousands of missing children in Ontario Canada and MANY Other cities–I understand this. I Tweet about MILA JOHNSON #findmilajohnson and will; until she is home safe. WHY? BECAUSE Mila Johnson is a well respected, teen friend, of extended family. Because, If it was my child, I would expect my friends/acquaintences to do the same thing I am! TWEET: #findMilaJohnson
Mila Johnson should be spending countless time with friends texting, picture taking, laughing til they drop! Things girls their age are supposed to be doing! The joyous sounds I PRAY Mila’s family will soon hear…
Please, if MILA sees this and is out there nervous or afraid in anyway, because of all the publics interest:
Do not be afraid Mila! NOTHING ELSE matters more to anyone than your safe return. Please, call your family, Police, return home, call or even send a message…
My hope and purpose is to get people talking and listening. Listening to passerbys talking in the streets for MILA’s name, to encourage OurYouth with Valueable Information to call Peel Police at 222-TIPS to HELP.
More of us should mention Mila’s story on radio, tv, paper, everywhere–so Mila herself or perpetrators clearly understand: BRING MILA HOME!
The cold weather is FAST approaching, days are getting darker, colder, and longer–WE MUST act fast! I believe as a collective public, we have some form of responsibility in assisting to find today’s missing youth.
The WORLD has changed. Completely. PLEASE HELP. Keep tweeting and RT #findMilaJohnson today.
In closing and without a doubt, we send our empathetic support, prayers, to every Other Family with any type of missing loved one as well. Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,
Caring Mother,
(Representing ALL the Worried Moms)