Well after a harrowing journey from Tulsa, we have arrived in my childhood home. Sort of. My parents moved after I left home and their house now feels familiar and strange at the same time. I don’t know where the forks are but I am sitting in the same chair I did my grade school homework in. And I am surrounded by myself.
Downstairs my sister and I have been supplanted by our kids, but upstairs a veritable shrine to my childhood surrounds me. It’s rather troubling really. Not so much my past, all though many of my fashion choices are questionable. No what bothers me is that I am totally lacking in the shrine department. Right now all I would have to give my kids is a thumb drive with digital pics on it, minus the year we lost when our unbacked up laptop crashed.
I know I should be doing something with these pics. But every time I sit down to make a book, I feel so uninspired. Half of our pictures are candids that lend themselves to something more dynamic and less posed. And with the video function being everywhere, we have tons of videos that we need to a way to share too. Like the pictures, we mean to edit and put them into something, but never end up getting around to it.
So the new site Live On is perfect for me. with its features you can create time lines of pictures and videos, grouping things together in time capsules. So I can create a capsule of the girls third birthday and put all of the pictures and videos together in one spot. I can add in memories of the day by writing i the caption box or I can add my own audio of me talking about the day. Finally I can add a soundtrack from the site’s song catalog.
Going even further, I can create a time capsule of all of their birthdays and then add a video of me talking about their birthday memories directly from my webcam. Then I can schedule to have it sent to them on their 21st birthday. So much better than a memory stick right? And if I want to embarrass them, I can share everything via Facebook, Twitter, etc. And no more lost pics, Live On promises to save pictures indefinitely.
But wait, it gets better. Remember the dark days before digital? I have piles of photos sitting around that I need to scan in but shockingly have never gotten around to. With the Live On Rewind service you can send in all those old photos (and videos too) and they will convert them for you, sending them back to you on DVD. Plus they drop them into your Live On time line. Wouldn’t that be a cool gift? I have visions of having all my parents’ pictures scanned and then sitting down with them having them record web cam memories of the stories behind the pictures. If you think that sounds cool you can get 20% off LiveOn Rewind with the coupon code: cgc03.
Thank you to LiveOn
for this sponsored opportunity to blog about storing and sharing my most important memories with those closest to me. Although story ideas were provided, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Please LiveOn to learn more about sharing and preserving your most important memories. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.