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”)

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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

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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

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece | Announcement

Re-Blogged from the Daily Post site and their announcement of this weeks, “Weekly Photo Challenge: Theme” Masterpiece is the focus for your photos this week. Complete all your photo post expressing this weeks theme, prior to the following Friday.
Be sure to read the instructions through the link, provided by the Daily Post blog. I will also take a snippet and include it within this weeks next entry, on my blog. Search through category under Weekly Photo Challenge or Challenges, for my personal post entries.
Take a look around my photos in “PopAGraph” category as well.

Children’s Space

Just a great set of photos for childrens spaces via source

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Enjoy,
Too hott to write around our parts today.
JayNine xox

be you

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Just a quick reminder of inspiration to my WP friends, before we start out on our Canadian Canada Day long Weekend celebrations:

“be you”

During the times in our lives when we’re most interested in others and the world around us, we can be lead to disbelieve in our own powers, for whatever reason. I am guilty of constantly comparing my self to others blog writers, and guilty of not giving my-SELF, enough credit.

I am who I am.
I have been through many of my life’s own unique personal experiences, that have created me, as I am. Today.

Chose to “be you”, embrace you, remember you, and be confident in each and every little piece, that makes you. You are whole. You are unique. You are allowed to “be you”.

Blessed Weekends, to All of my friends, WP Family, and followers,

JayNine xox

image source:
Etsy Shop, message or Comment for details on this wood piece with quote on stand.

Small Space Bed

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In case you missed it, my biggest obsession is small space design.
Since I was a child actually, I’ve sketched my idea of a home or space in a home, in the weirdest settings. The best design I’d draw, draw, and redraw, including organizational drawers, dressers, hangers, and round windows, was a home in the play set at my local childhood park. Funny now too because theres a trend in penthouses in the luxury market that have installed slides through the floors of their unique builds. In the meantime, I have a collection of ideas, fav spaces, innovative designs, and small home build inspirations here on my Pinterest Board “Contained Ideas”
The title comes from the last 2 years of research on building a home with a Shipping Container Home. Yep! Shipping Container. Theres tons that are garbage and still have some life left in them, just rotting away. There’s many already being utilized in places like the Philippines for temporary homes and disaster shelters.(More from blogger and shipping container home expert here on WordPress and on internet)

Here I have found the perfect bed design for any space really, for many reasons too lol. To never have it boring in the bedroom is on idea. Mine is more of a Single Mom idea, to snuggle with all my children together comfortably and in style with multiple seating and ‘shnugging‘ space, leg room, reading room available, this bed is going to be the focal point in my dream home master bedroom! Take a look at the photos for examples below and follow up with the designer bed featuredd on DesignBoom’s website, for all of the design details!

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