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Monday, August 15, 2011

My Magic Moment

Do you see my boys? They are not fighting, wrestling or arguing. They are holding hands, united in their mission: to get mama to buy them an ice cream after an afternoon of playing at the park. THAT is a magic moment around here. 

Taken with my iPhone on instagram, this is one of my favorite pics of the summer. 

I don't want to lose it.

Y'all? I am so unorganized. My photos are all over the place: on my computer, picasa, facebook, shutterfly, and instagram.  I needed some help!   Then I was invited to try ThisLife, which helps organize all your photos.  And once I started playing around with ThisLife and seeing what it could do, I was hooked. If it can help me, it can help anyone. 

ThisLife is a Magic Box that will gather, improve, and organize your photos/videos for you in a chronological timeline. It even fixes your photos and has cool features like facial recognition, to help you search for the photo you are looking for.  Trying to find a picture of me usually takes me a while, since I'm rarely in front of the camera. But, I can do a search for any pic that I'm actually in and easily find those when I need a pic to use for something like my twitter or facebook profile. 

Those photos I had stored all over the place? ThisLife took all of them and organized them for me.  Oh, and any new pic that I take using instagram? I have my account set up that it automatically gets safely stored in the cloud. Don't worry, you choose what programs will sync to your ThisLife account. 

If only ThisLife could organize the rest of my life as easily as it did my photos. 

Want to check it out for yourself? ThisLife is offering my readers a 6-month trial of their Adventure Box package, which will house and organize up to 20,000 photos. Go check out the ThisLife free trial today

Like ThisLife on facebook and follow them on twitter, too. 

ThisLife sponsored my post today. I received compensation and a free trial service in exchange for telling my story.  And btw, if you like them on facebook, please talk to them- I am part of the team posting over there!



Blogger Natalie said...

Oh I just love that pic of the boys!

August 15, 2011 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Singedwingangel said...

That is a great pic and I am so trying that service. I have pictures everywhere and need one spot to find them all

August 15, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

All 3 boys in one pic! Now if only you were in it with them! Such a wonderful picture - a true portrait of happy kids!

August 15, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Missy said...

So this is not an APP for the phone, but an online service? (Though I do like magic box). I am sooooo bad. I've stopped taking pics because I can't get mine organized and that just makes me feel yucky. These days are meant to be captured on film, not avoided because I have too many pics! Totally going to check them out. Thanks!

August 15, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger jen@its all about me said...

That photo of the boys is a treasure, really adorable.

You mean I'm not the only person who has photo's all over the place?

I feel better now!

August 15, 2011 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is a great photo. It reminds of the charge "One for all and all for one".

August 15, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love this summer picture, too! :)

August 15, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Ice cream really does unite us all.

I mean, has anybody tried that in the middle east? 'Cause maybe they haven't been introduced to ice cream yet, having assumed it would just melt in the heat.

This could be world changing.

August 15, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

That is a gorgeous picture!

August 15, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger KLZ said...

I've been using DropBox to streamline things between systems. ThisLife sounds like something to check out though.

August 15, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger RoryBore said...

love that pic of the boys!! it would look great enlarged!

I just figured out how to get my pic off my phone recently..my 6 yr old showed me. I haven't even thought about where to store them yet.

August 15, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

I definitely need some way to organize the bazillions of pictures I take.. Thanks for the recommendation!

August 15, 2011 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Great picture! Also, I develop my pictures about once a year, it's a nightmare!

August 15, 2011 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What a great picture! I've stopped printing out the pictures (except for a select few). Instead I make photo books in 6 month increments. I use My Publisher to do this. It's fantastic.

August 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Love that picture! Face recognition is the best- so easy to find pictures that way

August 15, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Great pic. I will have to check out that service.

August 15, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Love the pic above! This Life sounds great. I need some picture organization, but if I could just get my husband to leave the files alone...

August 15, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Jenn [ Crippled Girl ] said...

what a great photo! I usually only have photos in two places - on my computer or on my IPhone - so I don't know how much I'd use a program like this, but I'll definitely check it out! :)

August 15, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Charlotte said...

I could totally go for something like that--I always feel like my pics are all over the place.

Also, that is just an adorable picture of your boys :) So precious!

August 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree, that is a wonderful photo. It looks like an ad for something.

With 2 cameras now, and a phone that takes pix mine are also all over the place!

August 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the photo. magical indeed.

August 15, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I just love that photo of your boys! I am like you, photos everywhere and I hate organizing them...definitely going to have to check this site out.

August 15, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Rach (DonutsMama) said...

I've been trying to research how to best store and organize my pictures. I hadn't heard of this, I'll have to check it out.

August 15, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Foursons said...

I LOVE that shot and the story behind it is awesome!

August 15, 2011 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Love this, I need all of the organizational help I can get. And love that shot!

August 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

What a great concept! Love the pic of your boys :)

August 15, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger I'm Jennifer. said...

They are holding hands! And you got it on camera, in a really great shot! Love it.

ThisLife sounds incredibly useful. I'm going to look into it some more.

August 15, 2011 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

So sweet!

August 15, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Elaine A. said...

I could totally use this!

August 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Sweet photos! Those loving ones are hard to catch at my house. Sounds like a great program.

August 15, 2011 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Brittney said...

I could use that for sure!!! How much is it after the trial? I love that pic of your boys by the way :)

August 15, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Not a Perfect Mom said...

It's moments like that when I know I'm doing something right...
and then I want another baby...
but five minutes later it's back to the usual chaos....
great shot!

August 15, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger From Tracie said...

That picture is SO precious!! I love it.

I chatted a bit with someone from This Life the other day on Twitter. It sounds like a great idea!

August 15, 2011 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

Great picture!

I'm going to have to try that service. My pictures are everywhere!

August 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love the pic!!! I love Instagram!!!

August 15, 2011 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

What is instagram? I feel out of it all of the sudden.

LOVE the picture.

August 15, 2011 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

That picture is perfect and priceless!!

I have boxes and boxes of developed pictures all over the house. All disorganized and it drives me crazy. One day I will be able to put them in order...one day.

August 15, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Linda Jordan said...

Such a cute photo! Is it good enough quality from your iPhone to print & frame?


August 15, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Oh Shell, that picture is just so adorable!

August 15, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger January Dawn said...

Now that IS magical. What a beautiful moment to capture.

August 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Daffy said...

I love this photo Shell...it gives me that warm fuzzy feeling. It would definitely be a framed capture in my house.

August 15, 2011 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love the picture.

My youngest claims that I don't have any pictures of her because they are all on assorteds dvds, computers, etc. We have almost none printed.

She is horribly bitter about it. :)

August 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Tina @ Life Without Pink said...

That photo is priceless!

August 15, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Paula @ Simply Sandwich said...

Perfect pic of the boys. Glad you got it documented so you will remember times of no fighting! :)

August 15, 2011 at 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Galit Breen said...

Love that photo and adore this idea!

I don;t even daresay how much I need something like this!

Thanks for the tip Shell!

August 16, 2011 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger John said...

Downloading now, because if you're disorganized, I'm a corn field after a tornado.

August 16, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Clare said...

Such a beautiful, perfect picture! Those candid ones are my favorite! Thanks for the tip - going to download now!

August 16, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Kir said...

I loved this and joined them. I love that picture, one of my favorites since it was taken for your PROUD Mommy Moment for me. sigh*

thanks for introducing us to this, I love it.

August 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Lady Jennie said...

Great picture!

August 16, 2011 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

what a great photo of them boys!

August 16, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Wow! This is awesome! I must check this out...of course I'm unorganized when it comes to my pictures. Thanks, Shell :)

August 16, 2011 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

That picture is adorable!! I have to check it out because I'm amess when it comes to pictures!

August 17, 2011 at 4:15 PM  

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