Best advice for preserving your photos

The new year has been ushered in and for some of us, it is an opportunity to hit the reset button. When I talk to clients about organizing their photos, my primary mission is preserving their family memories not just for the current need, but for generations. So to kick off the new year, here is my best advice for hitting the reset button to preserve your family's memories for generations:

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The wisdom of the Grinch: meaningful holiday gift ideas

“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” -The Grinch. The holiday season is here.My favorite things to give for Christmas typically don't come from your average store. My favorite gifts have 2 things...one, they come from the heart, and two, they give me an opportunity to build relationships with the people I love.

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Conquer, then divide and share: 5 steps to tackling the box

Raise your hand if you have a box of old family photos residing in your basement, attic or maybe in the back of a closet. Raise your hand if you had intended to do something amazing with these family treasures, but...haven't. Raise your hand if the reason you haven't is because you just don't know how to get started. You're not alone. Getting started is the hardest part, so let's conquer that fear...

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I have a hangover: the power of the picture

I currently have a vacation hangover…only I wasn’t really on vacation. If you follow me on Facebook, you saw that one of my dear friends from high school just lost his wife to cervical cancer. She was only 48. Jay’s friends rallied and several of us road tripped down to Nashville to Jill’s service last week. It was beyond sad and my heart aches for Jay and his kids, but amongst the sadness, there was so much joy in getting together with old friends and sharing memories.

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"Your Storage is Full": managing your phone pics

I LOVE Summer. I love the warmth of the sun and thunderstorms. I love sitting on my front porch, drinking wine, chatting with my family and neighbors. I love water. I love my garden flowers and fresh vegetables from the local market. Because of all of this love (love=pictures, of course), my phone camera is exploding right now. I get the “Your Storage is Full” message pretty much daily.

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