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

 

Best Liebster Award Nomination

Nominated for yet another sweet award, the Liebster Award (<–nomination post link)–Now!
I am nominating you for it too!  FYI–>I am nominating bloggers that I would truly appreciate hearing responses from. The questions part is a fun creative way, to share more than just our links, put some personal efforts into it, by coming up with the random questions ourselves. A little different from the norm. I like it.

READERS:
Keep in mind, each one of the links in the nominees I provide are to real people with much to offer. Please visit their blogs. Enjoy their responses. But first, My Award comes from the following one of a kind blogger!

To my VIP
***Many Many heart felt laughs thanks, and spanks, to the best of the real world within WordPress: the one and only SistaStertaline on WordPress here at Phoenix Flights for the nomination and humble questions request! (warning Sista S: I am coming to visit someday, I swear!)

THE RULES:
RULES of Engagement:
1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you, with link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 of your own questions to ask your nominees.
3. Nominate 11 blogs of your choice: new, old, just found, following, or you think deserve some notice; and let them know they’ve been nominated!
4. Show off the Award photo on your blog!
5. No tag backs–meaning you can’t just re-nominate the person who nominated you.

***This is a great way to keep connected, boast about your fav’s, let others find new blogs, and to keep connected! Remember to have fun with it!

liebster image

liebster award logo

The QUESTIONS  I have been asked, with My Answers:

1.   Do you think you are capable of killing another human being?
*I can say NO, but I have no real experience with such rage.

2.   City, Country or Coast?
*Reformed ‘city girl’ right here and loving it but, coast not country. Theres just something comforting about living near the water.

3.   If you found £50/$50 inside a store, would you hand it in?
*An absolute 100% YES! everytime

4.   Haagen Dazs or Ben & Jerrys?
*neither: raw cookie dough. I don’t like ice cream

5.   Have you ever spent money on calling into a reality TV show, which one and why?
*Not tv show, but I have called a #800 psychic before, cost me $330!

6.   When was the last time you lost your temper and why?
*Tuesday, over text messages with teen in NYC, becuz she’s refused to go out while there?! (long story)

7.   What have you done in your life that you are most proud of?
*Helped others find God, by sharing my worst and best of my addiction experiences …

8.   Have you ever had sex when you really didn’t want to?
Honestly, **TOO many times … ;(

9.   What is better, being ‘nice’ or being honest?
**Honesty–saves more lives than bullshit!

10.   Do you believe in God?
*and no one else above!

11.   What would be your epitaph?
**She did it all for her kids (tears)

After tearing up over the last question, lol here are the selected bloggers I want answers from!

THE NOMINEES:
1-  Mr. Don of  Don Of All Trades a superior talented blogger, fun, creative laughable heart warming posts, from the life of a real Father ;)

2-  Kaela Moore is a younger (non wrinkled) version of me. The more posts we share, the more laughs and relation we find lol ;) 

3-  Shaun, who’s Looking For Reasoning in a Complicated World.  A wonderful Father whom suffers with chronic pain syndrome much life, knowledge through his own experiences to offer; with a refreshing humor and fun.

4-  Christine at Project Light to Life blog.  Join her in the adventures from the life of a college student and her bucket list, of sorts. (specifically this–>> is A must read post for all!

5-  Pink Butterflies a newly followed mommy blogger!

6-  My girl White Lady in the Hood I got to hear her answers lol, a much to offer blogger!

7-  Mummy Flying Solo my new found friend in same parenting position-solo!

8-  If you cant handle the truth, stay the heck out this ladies kitchen! Bam!
Mommy over at I Have an Opinion I’d Like to Share pssst!…this is one opinion you’ll wanna hear…

9-   Normal is the New Boring family life, parenthood, and inspirations from Mom with her thriving preemie.

10- the DisSocial Mom only because I miss the living heck out of this woman but, hope shes enjoying her summer vacation! Must Subscribe for a real honest mom blog.

11-   Everyone needs a Granny–mines Cranky over at Grandma Says… Plus, Cranky’s new space where we can appreciate her journey in writing A Dream Come True.  Even though I know she’s not accepting awards because shes got too much cooler stuff goin’ on right now, but I’d still love to hear her answers …..

**Nominees, I have sent you these because I actually would love to hear your answers.  This is actually alot of fun, and simpler than I had first thought.  I would love for you to take part ;)  The fun part is actually in making up these questions for you!

YOUR QUESTIONS:
These are the 11 simple questions I’d love to hear your answers for my nominations. (NO, I didn’t steal any other bloggers questions! lol! )

1.  Have you thought of an invention you wish you had shared, that someone else now has patented/created?

2.  Have you had sex with a “best-friend” from the opposite sex and it ruined your friendship?

3.  Would you do me a favor?

4.  Do you Pray?

5.  Have you been to New York City in USA?

6.  Truth or Dare?

7.  Have you ever called (or met with) a psychic?

8.  What’s your secret to a Good Marriage?

9.  Which Celebrity do you dream of being intimate with? (LOL! I can’t believe I’m making this stuff up lol)!

10.  What was the best gift you were ever given? (from any holiday)

11.  Where are you in 5 years?

**remember to have fun and get creative guys! 

If you have a secret way that you post your blog awards, that doesnt take 4 days, a bottle of vodka (for visitors), and a hernia to write:  I’d REALLY appreciate hearing your ‘secrets to success’ in the Comments below…Seriously, my entire family’s getting tired of me yelling swears at the computers LOL…

JayNine xo

PS–I had already finished this post, published it, shared the nominations with bloggers; all from the comforts of my cell phone and iPad–HOWEVER, as my flourishing relationship with computers and “Murphy” (..that b(*****d!) for some reason, my comp’s didn’t sync, and this posts original form itself was lost.  Sorry if you return to accept your award and their are missing comments, shares or posts. This is just another glimpse into my messed up blog world LOL!