There are only a few possessions in life that I could not stand to lose with one of those being my photos. The simple thought of losing them makes me queasy. I have always kept my digital pictures on my computer and had a copy on a hard drive. I used to think this was enough until recently a dear friend of mine had her digital photos stored on both her computer and hard drive in which both failed. Six years of photos... gone. This included all the baby photos of her children. How devastating. Fortunately she had uploaded some of her oldest child's baby photos to to Snapfish and was able to recover those photos and not all was lost. The other photos however are gone forever.

This kicked my butt into gear to have yet another back up of my 18 years of digital photos. (I had negatives from 1995 and on all digitized). I needed to decide whether I wanted to go with DVD back-up or on-line backup? Both have advantages but I ended up going with an online storage for a minimal fee. I came to this decision based on two reasons. I can access- manage these photos from any device that has Internet access and I can share photos with anyone I choose. I went with MediaFire. You can actually use their online backup for free- up to 50 gigs. I pay four dollars a month to upgrade to 250 gigs.

So have spent the last 4 days uploading photos and I still have the last 2 years of photos to upload. It is somewhat time consuming but it is completely worth it. I feel a little more at ease knowing I have a tertiary backup in place.




 
My beautiful baby.
 
At work last week we went to a new online scheduling and tracking system. Working the kinks out of anything is frustrating as to be expected but I find myself very very frustrated!!!! I just needed to vent a little even if it is only to myself. Lol. I wanted to blog more this week but its just not happening. :(

Work

1/18/2013

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I haven't posted in a few days because I have been so busy with work. I thought I would just post a photo of my Lils taking a nap. My lil angel.
 
I love to take photos but I wouldn't even say that I am a novice photographer but rather a just a beginner. I say this because I just now got my first SLR camera for Christmas :) and I'm still learning how to use it. I am reading tons of tutorials hoping that I will learn to take great photos. I am realizing that there are two parts to taking great photos... taking the picture itself and editing. Let me tell you that I have Adobe CS3 and OMG does this software have HUGE learning curve to the point I am really overwhelmed. However, I will not let this stop me from learning it. I will track my progress here and hopefully I will go from beginner to a pro! Well a girl can dream. I may not ever be a pro but I want to learn how to take some great photos. So let the journey begin....

I have a Nikon D3200. I thought I should mention this.
 
This is my first picture posted on my blog and I picked my daughter because she is my muse. She is my little blessing.
 
This is my first blog ever and I am super excited. So starting the New Year I have been super busy with organizing, creating, working, and taking care of my one year old. I have become a part of the Pinterst community about 2 months ago and I fell in love with Pinterest by my first pin... I have done more projects in the last 2 months than I have in the last 15 years. It has really brought out the creative monster in me. I decided to creat a blog for myself so I can document and keep track of all my projects. I hope to keep this up as it can be difficult with a little one.