Category Archives: personal

life right now [march]

currently… taking it one day at a time. I just read last month’s ‘life right now’ post and cannot believe how much the world has changed. I was talking about buying concert tickets, skiing and blow drying my hair, with no mention of COVID-19. Here we are a month later, almost 3 weeks into quarantine. feeling...

life right now [february]

currently… finishing up another season of ski lessons (for the kids). We have been doing them at Keystone this season. Love that mountain!    feeling like I can call myself a real Coloradan because I went snow shoeing (for the very first time) earlier this month… I loved it! obsessing over this DryBar round brush...

life right now [january]

currently… remembering a fun week in Tahoe. This photo was from our first time skiing with the kids (usually they’re in ski school). They even did some blue runs with us! That view though, right? celebrating that I FINALLY passed my kidney stone. It was an almost 10 week ordeal that was pretty miserable (two ER...

life right now [december]

currently… recovering from Christmas. My kids woke up at 3:30am excited for Santa (yes, 3:30) and then we hosted Christmas at our house… can we see the exhaustion in my eyes in the photo above? obsessing over the electric scooters that Santa brought. The kids LOVE them! I only wish they could hold adults! loving the limited...

THIS YEAR’S FAVORITE READS [2019]

This is my SEVENTH annual ‘favorite reads’ list! To be honest, I almost skipped the round up this year because I didn’t really prioritize reading as much as I have in the past. I worked A LOT this year and didn’t have make time for reading. I’m going to change this for 2020 because I...

life right now [November]

currently… adjusting to all this snow. We got 2 FEET in one night earlier this week! cooking lots of dairy-free recipes because Jill needs to stay off dairy for 2 weeks (apparently kids often develop a temporary lactose sensitivity after a stomach bug?) playing lots of basketball (ok fine, mostly watching) because Colin is obsessed with...

colin is seven!

Colin, You are seven years old, kid!  And so ridiculously smart. Reading chapter books in a single sitting, finishing your math homework in seconds (without ever asking for help!), and writing your own comic books with impressive illustrations. Sometimes I wonder what’s going on in that amazing brain of yours. It seems like it never stops working...

Photo Gift: Make a 2020 Calendar!

Photo calendars make a great gift!  Sure, it’s easy to make them through many online companies (Pinhole Press’s are my favorite), but if you’re on a budget or just like getting crafty, I created a FREE template that you can print to make your own photo calendar using the Project Life App.  It’s SUPER easy…...

life right now [october]

currently… recovering from a week in Wisconsin (for my brother’s wedding). Back to reality after all the cheese curds + frozen custard. getting lots of compliments on the dress I wore to the wedding. Guys! It’s from Amazon!! It was really flattering AND comfortable. Highly recommend. feeling super overwhelmed. Every year during busy season I wonder...

jill is five!

Jill, You are five years old, baby girl!  This one is hard for me. For you, my baby, to turn five feels like an enormous chapter of my life has closed. You’re a full fledged kid now and the baby days are long gone. Except for the strange fact that you’re obsessed with being the ‘baby...

life right now [september]

currently… entertaining the class ‘pet’ (the stuffed teddy bear seen above) with ice cream from the McDonald’s drive through. reading #IMomSoHard. A super light read! continuing to stay off sugar (it’s been 7 weeks now) and feeling good. eating all the energy bites– they’ve been the perfect after school snack because the kids LOVE them! watching Unbelievable on...

life right now [august]

currently… loving this path we discovered right near our house (only took us 3 years)! The kids have been riding their bikes while I get in a run/workout and we all get a little Vitamin D. adjusting back into our school routine. Can’t believe summer is already over and that I HAVE A FIRST GRADER....

life right now [july]

currently… wondering how it is that school starts in TWO WEEKS? Did summer ever even start? feeling like a terrible mom after discovering my son’s feet are TWO FULL SIZES larger than I realized. New sneakers, dress shoes, sandals, and crocs are on the way (yikes)! trying to drink more water and this enormous 64oz water...

life right now [may]

currently… loving how GREEN everything is in Colorado right now. My favorite time of the year! adjusting to our summer schedule. Can’t believe the school year is already over. How do I have a FIRST GRADER? trying to get my kids more involved in the kitchen because at preschool graduation Jill shared that she wants to be...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Finder

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the Finder program on your Mac computer! 5 HELPFUL FINDER FEATURES 1. SETTING UP FINDER Let’s start with the basics. With a Finder window...

six and a half

Colin, You’re six and a half, baby boy. Your half birthday happened to coincide with your last day of kindergarten. What a milestone! Your first year of elementary school is in the books and you’re so ready to tackle first grade (even if I’m over here shaking my head trying to figure out how I have...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Photos App Features

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the Photos App! 5 HELPFUL IPHONE PHOTOS TRICKS 1. Filter by Media Type Feel like your Camera Roll is full of junk and clutter, but...

Category Archives: personal

life right now [march]

currently… taking it one day at a time. I just read last month’s ‘life right now’ post and cannot believe how much the world has changed. I was talking about buying concert tickets, skiing and blow drying my hair, with no mention of COVID-19. Here we are a month later, almost 3 weeks into quarantine. feeling...

life right now [february]

currently… finishing up another season of ski lessons (for the kids). We have been doing them at Keystone this season. Love that mountain!    feeling like I can call myself a real Coloradan because I went snow shoeing (for the very first time) earlier this month… I loved it! obsessing over this DryBar round brush...

life right now [january]

currently… remembering a fun week in Tahoe. This photo was from our first time skiing with the kids (usually they’re in ski school). They even did some blue runs with us! That view though, right? celebrating that I FINALLY passed my kidney stone. It was an almost 10 week ordeal that was pretty miserable (two ER...

where should you print your photo book? [part 2]

Two years ago I did a photo book comparison where I ordered the exact same book from seven different places to compare quality and value. That post was really popular and I continue to field a lot of questions for my thoughts on ‘xyz’ photo book company that wasn’t in my initial comparison. So I...

our 2019 family yearbook

Over the years I’ve shared many a family yearbook post here on the blog, but this one is a special one for me. Prior to now my posts have always, always been about Project Life + Blurb. It was my ‘system’ and I stuck with it for eight years. And it worked fine until suddenly...

life right now [december]

currently… recovering from Christmas. My kids woke up at 3:30am excited for Santa (yes, 3:30) and then we hosted Christmas at our house… can we see the exhaustion in my eyes in the photo above? obsessing over the electric scooters that Santa brought. The kids LOVE them! I only wish they could hold adults! loving the limited...

THIS YEAR’S FAVORITE READS [2019]

This is my SEVENTH annual ‘favorite reads’ list! To be honest, I almost skipped the round up this year because I didn’t really prioritize reading as much as I have in the past. I worked A LOT this year and didn’t have make time for reading. I’m going to change this for 2020 because I...

life right now [November]

currently… adjusting to all this snow. We got 2 FEET in one night earlier this week! cooking lots of dairy-free recipes because Jill needs to stay off dairy for 2 weeks (apparently kids often develop a temporary lactose sensitivity after a stomach bug?) playing lots of basketball (ok fine, mostly watching) because Colin is obsessed with...

colin is seven!

Colin, You are seven years old, kid!  And so ridiculously smart. Reading chapter books in a single sitting, finishing your math homework in seconds (without ever asking for help!), and writing your own comic books with impressive illustrations. Sometimes I wonder what’s going on in that amazing brain of yours. It seems like it never stops working...

Photo Gift: Make a 2020 Calendar!

Photo calendars make a great gift!  Sure, it’s easy to make them through many online companies (Pinhole Press’s are my favorite), but if you’re on a budget or just like getting crafty, I created a FREE template that you can print to make your own photo calendar using the Project Life App.  It’s SUPER easy…...

life right now [october]

currently… recovering from a week in Wisconsin (for my brother’s wedding). Back to reality after all the cheese curds + frozen custard. getting lots of compliments on the dress I wore to the wedding. Guys! It’s from Amazon!! It was really flattering AND comfortable. Highly recommend. feeling super overwhelmed. Every year during busy season I wonder...

jill is five!

Jill, You are five years old, baby girl!  This one is hard for me. For you, my baby, to turn five feels like an enormous chapter of my life has closed. You’re a full fledged kid now and the baby days are long gone. Except for the strange fact that you’re obsessed with being the ‘baby...

life right now [september]

currently… entertaining the class ‘pet’ (the stuffed teddy bear seen above) with ice cream from the McDonald’s drive through. reading #IMomSoHard. A super light read! continuing to stay off sugar (it’s been 7 weeks now) and feeling good. eating all the energy bites– they’ve been the perfect after school snack because the kids LOVE them! watching Unbelievable on...

documenting childhood: day in the life

Back in 2014, when my son Colin was 14 months old (and I was actually pregnant with Jill and didn’t know it yet), I picked up my ‘big camera’ to try a new project. I was feeling guilty that I had this nice camera with which I documented other families, but rarely my own. I...

life right now [august]

currently… loving this path we discovered right near our house (only took us 3 years)! The kids have been riding their bikes while I get in a run/workout and we all get a little Vitamin D. adjusting back into our school routine. Can’t believe summer is already over and that I HAVE A FIRST GRADER....

life right now [july]

currently… wondering how it is that school starts in TWO WEEKS? Did summer ever even start? feeling like a terrible mom after discovering my son’s feet are TWO FULL SIZES larger than I realized. New sneakers, dress shoes, sandals, and crocs are on the way (yikes)! trying to drink more water and this enormous 64oz water...

life right now [may]

currently… loving how GREEN everything is in Colorado right now. My favorite time of the year! adjusting to our summer schedule. Can’t believe the school year is already over. How do I have a FIRST GRADER? trying to get my kids more involved in the kitchen because at preschool graduation Jill shared that she wants to be...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Finder

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the Finder program on your Mac computer! 5 HELPFUL FINDER FEATURES 1. SETTING UP FINDER Let’s start with the basics. With a Finder window...

six and a half

Colin, You’re six and a half, baby boy. Your half birthday happened to coincide with your last day of kindergarten. What a milestone! Your first year of elementary school is in the books and you’re so ready to tackle first grade (even if I’m over here shaking my head trying to figure out how I have...

MAC TIPS + TRICKS: Photos App Features

My monthly ‘theme’ for May is random Mac tips + tricks (iPhone + computer) that you may never have used that will make your life EASIER! Today’s post is all about the Photos App! 5 HELPFUL IPHONE PHOTOS TRICKS 1. Filter by Media Type Feel like your Camera Roll is full of junk and clutter, but...

HI, I’M MISS FREDDY.

 

Actually, my name is Casey. As a newborn I resembled Fred Flintstone so my parents nicknamed me Freddy and it stuck. I am a professional photo organizer (yes, that's a thing!) who helps people all over the world make sense of their photo mess through organizing services and self-paced online courses.

 

I want to help you ENJOY your photos again!

 

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