New Product Review – Keepsake!

Anyone familiar with this blog knows that, not only do I love photos, but I also AM a part-time photographer. As such, I’m a pretty big proponent of having photos taken, especially this time of the year. But one thing I am NOT good at when  it comes to photos is FRAMING them.

I’m not sure why. I mean, I HAVE the photos. I have photos from professional photographers, from my own cameras and from my phone! I can print any of them at any time. And I’ve got a few framed prints sprinkled around the house, but I would LOVE more! Somehow I just never find the time to search for good frames, or print out the photos, or place them in various locations among my decor. It sounds so simple. I have no idea why I don’t do more of it!

So when Kasi from Keepsake contacted me and asked me to review their product, I was intrigued! Simply put, Keepsake is an app that allows you to effortlessly print, frame, and deliver your photos. In fact, you can use the Keepsake app, or visit Keepsake.us. I decided to try it for myself to see just how it works!

I chose this pic of my hubby and I from a photo session we did right before we found out we were pregnant with the twins.

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Of course, I had never framed any of these photos, so I decided that now was as good a time as any!

I’m here to say that Keepsake totally makes the process easy. From uploading your photo to being able to choose a small, medium or large size frame, to FREE SHIPPING…I honestly don’t see how their services can be beat!

I uploaded my photo, chose my frame and chose the size I wanted the picture/frame to be. 

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Come Tour the House We Sold

Yes yes, I am still here! Are you shocked?!

Y’all, we’ve had a LOT going on over the past couple of months, but things are moving back towards a routine, and I’m excited to be back in the land of blogging! Woot woot!

So the biggest news is, we sold our house and bought another one! And can I just say that it’s WAY easier to move with no kids than WITH kids?! My goodness! I really had no idea!

We’re getting settled and establishing new routines in the new house, and there are lots of awesome things coming for us and for the blog, but for now, I wanted to share some fun pics with all of you.

NOTE: these pics are of the OLD house. WHY am I sharing pics of the OLD house with you, you ask? Well, I never really got to share ALL of the room tours I wanted to from the old house, and since our realtor brought in a professional real estate photographer to photograph the old house, well, my goodness! I wanted to show off the pics! Plus, you’ll get an idea of what the new house might look like from looking through these – most of the decor is the same, for the time being!

Without further ado… 

…welcome to 6843 Cabernet Crossing, our previous home!

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This is the first home my hubby and I ever purchased, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts!

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Three Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas

As you might know, we are celebrating Baby’s First Christmas this year – times two! The twins will be just over four months old come Christmas, which kind of threw us for a loop. They won’t be too “into” it, and they definitely won’t remember it! What should we do to celebrate Christmas with them without going overboard? 

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Our goal was to celebrate together as a family, to avoid wearing them out with too many events, and to not spend a boatload of money!

With those things in mind, I narrowed it down to three P’s:

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Of course, living in our house everyone gets photos taken of them often. However, I’m talking about something a bit more formal. This year, we took the girls to see Santa and had some photos done that way. If you’d rather schedule a family photo shoot with a local photographer, that’s perfect, too! Choose to do something a bit more momentous to mark the season than just a selfie!

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More Reasons to Love Hometalk!

You may remember a post I wrote about Hometalk last fall. Well, I’m working with the folks at Hometalk again, and in the midst of the project, I went back and looked at the previous blog post (which you can see if you CLICK HERE) and found that I had even more great experiences on the site since then! 

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Like I said in that post, the awesome thing about Hometalk is, it’s not just for design inspiration – you can find full tutorials on DIY projects and crafts, everything home-related, obviously! You can also ask questions of the community, and see what experts who answer you back have to say! And of course, you can follow people, and they can follow you, too!

One of my favorite things about the site are the “clipboards” that you can “curate”. Now, I have about a dozen boards that I’ve curated, and Hometalk is actually featuring one of them! It’s my Dishwasher Hacks board, and the fine folks over there even made me a nice lil’ graphic for it!

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On the Road in August!

Happy September, all! I can hardly believe it. By the end of this month, the house will be decorated for Fall, we’ll be planning Halloween and Thanksgiving and then CHRISTMAS. WOW. We gotta make time slow down, people! So, as is customary around here, when we hit the first week of a new month, I like to look back on the previous month to see what was “trending” on the blog! Without further ado, here are the top five posts for the month of August: 1. How to Deal with a Dirty Dishwasher – It’s always important to remember to keep the “cleaning machines” clean, too! Dishwasher_with_dishes 2. On Organizing Car Compartments – Yes, my organization extends beyond my home, and so can yours! DSC_0084 3. A Unique Way to Organize Your Spices – This solved my space issue! Can it help you? DSC_0010 4. Tips for Keeping Your Bedroom Clean & Tidy – There’s nothing better than the peace that a clean bedroom brings! 6 Tips for Keeping Your Bedroom Clean and Tidy (1) 5. 10 Back-to-School Photo Ideas – This was, by far, the favorite photo from this post! Did YOU use the idea? 3a1b1c5137cdb52e3a017ce383e28836 Another month gone by! I hope you caught all of the above posts! Which one was your favorite?