Category Archives: use your photos

holiday photo gift ideas

For years, my favorite place for photo gifts has been Pinhole Press.  I think they have such fun, unique photo gift ideas. And the quality is awesome!   In preparation for the holidays, I’ve pulled together my favorite photo gift ideas… for all ages!  Everything is under $30 and takes only a few minutes to design....

Photo Gifts: For Grandparents

Continuing with my Holiday Photo Gifts series this month, I’m back with more Pinhole Press items that are perfect for GRANDPARENTS (or really any adult).  Everything is under $50 and takes only a few minutes to design. 1. Magnetic Photo Calendar I love the simple, traditional look of this magnetic calendar.  It really allows the photos...

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…...

photo gift ideas for kids

If you’ve been here for awhile, you already know that Pinhole Press is my go-to website for photo gifts.  I think they have such fun, unique photo gift ideas… and the quality is awesome!   In preparation for the holidays, I’ve pulled together my favorite photo gift ideas for KIDS… all from Pinhole Press.  Everything...

Category Archives: use your photos

holiday photo gift ideas

For years, my favorite place for photo gifts has been Pinhole Press.  I think they have such fun, unique photo gift ideas. And the quality is awesome!   In preparation for the holidays, I’ve pulled together my favorite photo gift ideas… for all ages!  Everything is under $30 and takes only a few minutes to design....

where should you print your softcover photo book?

I’m excited to bring you another photo book comparison post, but this one is a little different- I looked at SOFTCOVER photo books this time! For my last two comparison posts, I was specifically looking for a higher-end hardcover photo book with impressive quality for printing my annual family yearbooks. I only make one copy...

how to scan photos with your phone

As a professional photo organizer who has invested quite a lot of money in scanning equipment, my stance has always been that phone scanning apps can’t achieve the same high quality results of a scanner. But now that phone cameras are pretty decent, I was curious about how the scanning apps would stack up side-by-side....

Photo Gifts: Digital Frame

When I was in college, I had a laptop where I set a screensaver that would scroll through ALL of my photos. When friends were hanging out in my dorm room sometimes we’d get sucked into the slideshow and start traveling down memory lane. Now, this was a time before cell phones and social media...

Photo Gifts: For Grandparents

Continuing with my Holiday Photo Gifts series this month, I’m back with more Pinhole Press items that are perfect for GRANDPARENTS (or really any adult).  Everything is under $50 and takes only a few minutes to design. 1. Magnetic Photo Calendar I love the simple, traditional look of this magnetic calendar.  It really allows the photos...

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…...

photo gift ideas for kids

If you’ve been here for awhile, you already know that Pinhole Press is my go-to website for photo gifts.  I think they have such fun, unique photo gift ideas… and the quality is awesome!   In preparation for the holidays, I’ve pulled together my favorite photo gift ideas for KIDS… all from Pinhole Press.  Everything...

documenting childhood: school years

There’s a lot of STUFF that comes along with your child’s school years. I’m a minimalist in nature so I believe there’s no need to keep it ALL (less is more!). It would overwhelm your child in the future when they’re trying to page through their memories- the goal is to give them something meaningful,...

documenting childhood: all the artwork

If you have kids, of any age, I know you are familiar with the struggle: what do you do with alllllll the artwork? In the beginning, I’d hang a few pieces on the fridge, send a few more to relatives, but then feel guilty throwing everything else in the trash (especially when the kids bust...

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...

documenting childhood: baby books

It’s been many years now, but I still LOVE the baby books I created to document the first year of life for both of my children. Rather than purchase a pre-made baby book (where you fill in the blank + print photos to paste on the pages), I opted for a more digital version and...

cute photo gifts for moms

Know what moms love? Photos of their kids. And showing off photos of her kids. That’s why these fun photo gifts from Pinhole Press are EXCELLENT choices for Mothers Day! All About Mom Book I purchased two of these ‘All About…’ books last year to send the Grandmas for Mothers Day. They were a HIT!...

cute photo gifts for kids

Kids LOVE looking at photos of themselves so if you want to get a gift they’ll LOVE, look no further than these two adorable photo gifts for kids from Pinhole Press.  Both are inexpensive, adorable, and fit perfectly in Easter baskets! photo memory game My kids are OBSESSED with playing memory right now. We have...

our 2018 family yearbook

Getting my photos off my phone and into the hands of my family brings me so much joy. If you’re new here, I’ve created a Family Yearbook every year since 2011 so keeping with tradition, I want to share a little peek into our finished 2018 yearbook today! OUR 2018 FAMILY YEARBOOK I used the Project...

creating a family yearbook: time-saving tips

Continuing in my Family Yearbook series, this week I want to share my tips and tricks for knocking out this project QUICKLY. I was able to pull together my Family Yearbook in about 2 hours at adoramapix.com using the tricks I’ve shared in this post! (note: remember that I completed photo selection separately so that’s...

creating a family yearbook: designing pages

Yay! It’s time for the next post in my Family Yearbook series. If you missed the first post I shared last week, please go back and start there because it’s important to begin with Step 1. Guys, I’m SO excited about this post. I have been documenting my family’s story using annual photo books for...

creating a family yearbook: selecting photos

I made my first family yearbook in 2011. A friend introduced me to a system called “Project Life” and I put together a photo book on their website. Over the years my process changed… with the release of the Project Life App I started designing weekly pages right on my phone and turning them into...

photo restoration project: my parents’ wedding album

the story When I was planning my wedding, I remember my mom sharing that her biggest regret from her own wedding was using the cheapest photographer. Her wedding photos turned pink within a few years of their wedding and she’s never had an album she was proud to display. Fast forward to last year, when...

my favorite photo gift ideas

Using your photos to MAKE GIFTS is so much fun.  Need a gift for the person ‘who has everything?’  Photo gift.  Grandma’s birthday?  Photo gift.  Kids already have too many toys?  Photo gift.  Photo gifts are so much fun!  Here are my a couple of my personal favorites…   FIVE AMAZING PHOTO GIFT IDEAS I’ve...

where to order your holiday cards this year

This time of year I frequently get asked by my clients and friends for recommendations on where to order holiday cards.  Your feeds are full of coupon codes for various companies, but how can you tell which ones do a great job?  I’ve tried a few companies over the years and a few consistently rise...

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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