Snapshots | Getting Set Up for Success in 2013

sharpies for 2013

I live in a world of organized chaos. Everything has a place, whether it makes sense to anyone else or not, it's a place that works for me. I'm not a neat and tidy kinda girl but I try to be ... and usually fail. But this year I NEED to get more organized especially when it comes my life as a professional blogger and just as much in my home & personal life. I started by purchasing The Blogging Planner (which should be here soon I … [Read more...]

Turn Instagram Photos into Artwork with Printstagram

Printstagram Photo Frame

Instagram became an instant hit for me when I first downloaded the app onto my iPhone. Suddenly I felt like an awesome photographer with all those professional photo filters right at my finger tips. Okay, so maybe it didn't actually make me an awesome photographer but it made ordinary pictures become extraordinary (to me). So looking at the Food Family & Finds instagram stream you'll notice I've managed to collect over 800 snapshots in the … [Read more...]

How to Get Organized for the Holidays with the Brother P-Touch

brother label maker gift tag creator

Last week I shared my very disorganized spice cabinet. It's my go to cabinet when I'm cooking or baking especially during the holidays. With the help of my daughter we were on a mission to completely clean out this cabinet and get everything in order. We started by grouping bottles into categories like: baking decorations, extracts, bulk spices and more. Then we pulled out the Brother P-Touch Label Maker to create designers labels for the cabinet … [Read more...]

Getting Organized for the Holidays with the Brother P-Touch Labeling System

messy spice cabinet

Almost every year the family Christmas dinner is hosted at my house. In our family we like to trade holiday dinners between my mom, my sister and I. Somehow Christmas always rotates to me. Not that I mind, I love cooking a family dinner but I find myself getting extremely stressed in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We have so many family activities planned, decorating, shopping, wrapping and added to my list is prepping the menu for the dinner … [Read more...]

School’s In Session with Snapfish and HP

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Last month I was asked to be part of the Snapfish School's In Session program where I was introduced to a whole new side of Snapfish and HP. The kids are all back in school and while I thought I was completely done and over with all of the school shopping and organizing, I quickly found I was wrong. It didn't take long before I found myself in the middle of some learning experiences of my own that I thought would be helpful for other … [Read more...]

Setting Up Your Students for Success with the Right Back to School Tech Gear

tween office and computer desk

Just last week our son went off to school for his 6th grade year. 6th grade! Won't be long before he's in middle, high school and maybe even college. As much as I'd like to say I remember what it was like to be a 6th grader, I really can't. And honestly, my experience would matter much because the times have changed. What my son learns in school and the tools he uses are far different than they were in my day. I was growing up in the world of … [Read more...]

HP eSmiles Program

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All across the country Ronald McDonald Houses are set up helping families with a place to sleep, eat and be close to their children during some of the most difficult moments in their lives. HP has  raised over $120,000 for participating Ronald McDonald Houses in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. The program will help drive further awareness and support for participating Ronald McDonald Houses – globally and in their local … [Read more...]

Keep Your Hands off My Papermate Pens

pen theft cup

Mommy, what's in there. My pens. Can I see them. No, they're mine. But I want to write with them. No, these are my special pens. Your crayons are in the box, you can color with those. But I want to touch your special pens. No. Please. I won't lose them. Noooooooooooooooo. Hmph.   I leave the room to go get her crayon box and I hear her little fingers fiddling with my pen cup full of Papermate Pens but … [Read more...]

Holiday Tech Gift | Epson Artisan 730 All-in-One Printer

epson printed photos

Chances are you'll be doing some holiday shopping for at least one tech lover in your life. Thinking behind the mp3 players, digital cameras and smartphones, there's one gift that will be universally enjoyed by all and that's the Epson 730 All-In-One printer. It comes packed with some pretty amazing features like: Ultra Hi-Definition prints — brilliant 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 10 seconds1; MicroPiezo technology provides the finest color … [Read more...]

Egg Press for Blue Sky at Target | Mom Organization in 2012

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Did I really just type 2012? Yes, I did! If you think about it, the new year is less than two months away and it's never too early to start organizing. This time last year I would have laughed at the thought of organizing anything two months ahead of schedule but that all changed when I was first introduced to Blue Sky products. Now I find myself on track every single day of the week thanks to my collection of Blue Sky products. Of course, … [Read more...]