Shutterfly People…

I have something to share with you.

I mentioned a while back that I use Shutterfly to keep all of my pictures in the cloud  Yes, I also have a cloud service for all my files but specifically for pictures, Shutterfly is my chosen site.

shutterfly-peoplesearchI think I have over 50,000 pictures uploaded since I started back in the early 2000’s.  And since I keep my photos organized by month, it is easy enough to find what I need.  But, I wanted to put together a special collage of photos for my father-in-law and thought how the heck will I find all of the pictures he is in  with my daughter?  After all, I have uploaded thousands of photos over the past 7 years.  And then I saw the people part of the timeline.

Yes, it takes a little time to start tagging people but it immediately recognized quite a few people who I have taken photos of – me, my daughter, my husband, even friends.  And once I started tagging people, it started finding them.  It was awesome and made this project so easy!


Cooking Tips from Facebook Recommended Pages

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I recently found a bunch of “recommended” pages for me on Facebook, probably based on what I search on Google and the “cookies” on my computer(future post on how to find your recommended pages). A few of them were Bon Appetit, Cooking Channel, Food Network and Cooking Light, all FB pages for those magazines and tv networks featuring recipes, cooking tips and other food related content.  I often look online for recipes but never spent the time to watch the videos posted.  I clicked on a few of these recommended pages to Like/Follow them and now I get content on my page that is super helpful in the kitchen.   Plus many of them have short videos with “How-To” content.  Here are some of my favorites that are super easy and super helpful!


poachedsalmonperfect_ice cream sandwich



How I share my special moments…

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I am always asked to send out family photos.  And as a working mom, I do not have time to go through the hundreds of photos I take, print the photos, and then mail them to our two great-grandmas and all the aunts and uncles from both sides.  I know, most people share their photos on Facebook.  I just joined Facebook this summer and although I have posted a few photos on my “wall”, I still rely on another service for sharing of my photos.  I am able to upload all of my photos to their cloud, upload videos if I choose, and share them with select people or members of my share site.  Yes, I am talking about Shutterfly.

I have used Shutterfly for over 10 years.  I love that I can have a share site for family photos, a site for my daughter’s soccer team, another for her school class and use all of my photos to make books, cards, mugs and lots of other stuff.  Every month I move the photos from my iPhone and camera to my computer, open the express uploader and let it run.  Then I can decide what photos to share via email, to have printed and mailed by Shutterfly or posted to my share site.  It also sends an email to all of my share site members on a monthly or weekly basis so they know when new photos have been added. My extended family in California, the Northeast, and in Florida always know what is going on!

imageThey have photo books.  I made one for our wedding, our honeymoon, my daughter’s Pre-K art show, our new house…….the options are endless.  I am in the middle of creating a family recipe book so I have quick access to my most used recipes!  We used shutterfly for my daughter’s pre-school yearbook.  It was 94 pages of awesome!

And, if you send out holiday cards like I do, you can make those too AND all of your photos are already there to use. Talk about a time saver!