your homebased mom http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com Leigh Anne Wilkes Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:12:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Using Instagram to share your Family History http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/using-instagram-to-share-your-family-history/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/using-instagram-to-share-your-family-history/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:00:37 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=36692 Using Instagram to share your family history@yourhomebasedmomI grew up with a love for family photos and stories and a mother who loved family history, stories and photos too.  She was lucky to have had a grandmother who loved sharing the family stories and photos with her.  That is how family history is preserved.  It is passed down from generation to generation.  The scary thing is though, that if a story is not shared and written down, it can disappear in just three generations.  Three generations is only you, your parents and your grandparents.  If that story [Continue Reading...]

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I grew up with a love for family photos and stories and a mother who loved family history, stories and photos too.  She was lucky to have had a grandmother who loved sharing the family stories and photos with her.  That is how family history is preserved.  It is passed down from generation to generation.  The scary thing is though, that if a story is not shared and written down, it can disappear in just three generations.  Three generations is only you, your parents and your grandparents.  If that story is not told and written down somewhere in those three generations, it will be gone, forever.

A few weeks ago I attended Roots Tech 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the largest family history event in the world.  While there I was motivated and inspired by a lot of amazing speakers and classes that I took.  The main message of the conference was Celebrating Families Across Generations.  One of the biggest topics at the conference was using Social Media to preserve and share your family history.  I attended a wonderful class put on by Rhonna Farrer of Rhonna Designs and Crystal Beutler on Family History on the Go Using Phones and Tablet Apps.

I got so excited about what they shared that while I was in Utah and staying at my mother in law’s home I decided I needed to digitize her old photos (over 450 of them) and start working with my sister in law, Tamara in getting the stories written down.

It was important to get those photos and stories preserved but it was even more important to get them shared with our family.  I wanted my children to know the stories and recognize the photos.  Written family histories are important and they are great but I knew that getting my children to read them would be a challenge so I decided to meet my children where they are at – Instagram.

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I decided to use both Instagram and Facebook to share the family photos and tell the family stories.  Today I’d like to share with you what I am doing in hopes that it might help and inspire some of you to make sure your photos and stories don’t disappear from your family.

Here is how I did it:

Step One:  Gather and digitize the photos.  I was lucky enough to have access to my mother in law’s photos and with the help of my cell phone and an app called Shoebox by Ancestry I was able to digitize them all in a day!  All 450 of them.  I took the photo using the Shoebox by Ancestry app.  It then allows me to crop and edit the photo and because I use Ancestry as my family history research platform I tagged the photo and uploaded it directly to Ancestry from my phone.  You don’t have to use Ancestry to use the Shoebox App.  Just take your photo using the app, crop and edit and then save to your camera roll.  There are also other photo editing and cropping apps out that that you may already own.  Because I didn’t want to take the time to edit and tag them as I went I just took all the photos and will go back later and crop and edit them using the Shoebox App.  If you don’t have your family photos in your possession but know who does, make a trip to visit and bring your phone.  The photos never have to leave their home.  Just snap away.

Here is what they looked like in my camera roll before editing.
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I just layed the photos on a piece of white paper near some good natural light (avoid reflections on your photo) and then took the photo.  Some of the photos were in an old scrapbook so I didn’t’ even remove them, just took the photo and then cropped out the black page.

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I also took photos of documents, certificates, awards and pieces of furniture and other momentos.

2.  Set up an Instagram Account.  If you aren’t familiar with Instagram it is a virtual scrapbook/bragbook where you can share pictures & short videos on
this app/site with those that ‘follow’ you. Over 200 million users.  It is a fun and easy way to share your family history too.

If you already have an Instagram account you can use it or you can set up a separate Instagram account for your family history as I did.  In order to do that you will need a second email address which I did through gmail.  Instagram will only allow you to have one account per email.  I called my account OurFamilyHistory and if you’d like to follow along and see what I’m doing you can follow me here.   You will have to log out of one account and log into another when  you want to post.  Another option is to keep Instagram open to one account on your phone and then have the other account open on another device such as an I-Pad.

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I then sent out an email to my family members inviting them to follow me on Instagram at OurFamilyHistory.

3. Upload Photos to Instagram.  Be sure and include the stories with the photos.  Don’t forget the details and the funny things. Don’t just use names and dates.  Details are what makes it come alive for people.  This is a great way to open up conversation with family members.  Ask them what they remember about the people or event in the photo.  Get those stories while you can and while the people are still here to tell them.   If they are not near by, email them a copy of the photo and ask them for details.

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4.  Set up Hashtags.  Hashtags are a fun thing to use on Instagram.  A hashtag creates a virtual file cabinet of all your photos that are tagged with that hashtag. It helps identify photos on a specific topic. Using the hashtag also turns in into a “searchable” link.   I use the hashtag #chuckandverla,  #wilkesfamily  and #family history on most of my posts since the photos I am sharing right now are all of my in laws, #chuckandverla.  As I start sharing photos of other family members I will come up with some other hashtags such as #jimandjane, etc.   Just put the # sign in front of a group of words with no spaces within the sentence.  Don’t do it this way, #chuck and verla.  Must be #chuckandverla to work.

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Using 2-3 hashtags per photo is great.  Over hashtagging is annoying.

If you clicked on the hashtag #chuckandverla  this is what you would see. Every photo I have posted that I gave the hashtag #chuckandverla to.

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5.  Include Memorabilia.  Be sure and also take  photos of documents, certificates, furniture, jewelry, art work, quilts, and bibles/books.  I love including memorabilia in with the photos. Photos show up as square on Instagram so if your photo doesn’t crop well into a square you can use an app like Whitagram so that the entire photo/document shows up.  I used it in the photo below so that the entire document showed up.

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6.  Dress it up. You can get as fancy as you want with your photos.  There are a lot of fun apps out that that will add decor and text to your photos.  I love my friend Rhonna’s app Rhonna Designs for dressing up your photos.

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and here is another.

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7. Not Just People   – You don’t have to just share photos of people. In addition to memorabilia and documents,  sharing photos of favorite recipes and family traditions can be fun too. I am sharing all my family recipes on my blog but if you’d like to share old family favorite recipes with your family Instagram is a great place to do it.  Becky Higgins of  Project Life  is sharing an old family favorite recipe on her Instagram feed occassionally.  I love her Project Life App too for keeping caught up on all my family photos.

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8.  Other Apps  –  I recently discovered another fun Instagram account called @writeyourstory365.  Once a week a prompt with a question is posted for you to answer.  Within a year you will have your personal history written using the prompts.  I have been emailing the questions to my parents and asking them to answer them for me.  I will then compile all their answers together into a life story for them.

IMG_50859.  Not Everyone in my Family is on Instagram – What do I do? Believe it or not, not everyone is on Instagram!  My mother in law and husband are two of them.  In order for them to be able to see what I was posting easily I set up a Facebook Page that hooks to my @ourfamilyhistory Instagram account.  I call it Wilkes Family History.    The name Our Family History was already taken.  I now wish I had called my Instagram account Wilkes Family History so the two would have the same name.  I may go back and change the Instagram name.  After I post a new photo to Instagram I just click share and then it posts to my Wilkes Family History Facebook page.  That way everyone can see it.  On Facebook other family members can also upload photos to share with each other which my nephew has been doing.  I love having people leave comments on both Instagram and Facebook to share their memories and stories about the photos too. Be sure to set it up as a Page not as a Group.

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I have been posting twice a day to @ourfamilyhistory and I am having so much fun with it!  As soon as I have this one up and going a little more I will be starting one for my side of the family.  I already have the Instagram page set up – @bestfamilyhistory.

You are welcome to follow along if you’d like to see what and how I’m doing.  Leave a comment below if you have any questions on anything or if you have a favorite family history sharing app or website you love to use!  I’d love to hear about it.

Also, if you don’t follow me on Instagram at @yourhomebasedmom, please do!
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Inspiration Monday Linky Party http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-43/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-43/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=36688 inspiration_monday_fall_2014 (1)Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party… Can you believe it is already March FIRST??? Wow! Each week is a struggle to feature just a few of you, because there is SO much inspiration linked up. Thank you so much for taking the time to be here. It is inspiring to see your creativity and talent. To search all of our features and faves, use hashtag #InspirationMonday, Don’t forget to tweet the post(s) you link up using our hashtag. We love to search the hashtag and retweet you as a big [Continue Reading...]

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Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party…
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Lime Sherbet Freeze is such a fun thing to make for St. Patrick’s Day.  It is a nice alternative to all the green mint treats out there right now!
Lime Sherbet Freeze

We are big ice cream fans at our house, always have been.  When I was young one of my favorite treats to get at the local drive, The Spot was a “freeze.”  I loved pulling up at the drive-in, having the server come out of her little booth and hook that tray onto our car window.  They made their own root beer so I usually got a root beer freeze.  Their hamburgers were amazing too and every trip I have made back to my hometown since then there is always a stop at The Spot!

Two of my favorite flavors of freezes are orange sherbet freeze and a root beer freeze.  A freeze is a combination of sherbet, ice cream and soda.  It’s blended all together like a milkshake but has an ice- ier texture and taste than a milkshake because it uses soda (usually a lemon lime soda or rootbeer) instead of milk.

Since we are nearing St. Patrick’s Day I decided to make a lime sherbet freeze – green is the color of the season!  But this recipe could be made with any flavor of sherbet.  For a root beer freeze check out my recipe and secret ingredient here.  It was so yummy and may just be my new favorite flavor!!  I give away a lot of the treats I make on the blog because if I didn’t I’d be the size of a house. I didn’t give away any of the lime sherbet freeze!.

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Lime Sherbet can be a bit tricker to find but Kroger stores have lime sherbet so check our local Kroger grocery store. While at your local Kroger pick up your  lemon lime soda too and you will be ready to go!

I used a 4 to 1 ratio.  4 scoops of sherbet to 1 scoop of ice cream to 1/2 C liquid.  This made two small lime sherbet freezes.  So depending on how many people you are going to feed will depend on how much you need.  The ice cream gives it bit of creaminess too.

Lime Sherbet FreezeThen just blend it all up – you want it nice and thick.  A freeze needs to be thick and icy!

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Of course the next step is to grab a spoon and dig in.

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Nothing beats a cold, icy lime sherbet freeze on a hot summer day or on any day!  Even a gloomy, rainy day like we’re having today in Portland!  It would make a perfect dessert for your St. Patrick’s day feast too.

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  • 4 scoops lime sherbet
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • ½ C lemon lime soda
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  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Lime Sherbet Freeze
 
Serves: 2 small freezes
Ingredients
  • 4 scoops lime sherbet
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • ½ C lemon lime soda
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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February 2015 Stitch Fix http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/february-2015-stitch-fix/ http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/february-2015-stitch-fix/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:00:55 +0000 http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/?p=36605 _DSC0336It’s been a few months since I shared what came in my Stitch Fix box.  The holidays kind of got in the way I guess.  I’m still getting a box each month and still loving it.  Some months are definitely better than other months.  Last month I only kept one thing out of the five but this month I kept three.  Some months I’ve kept all five!  The best part of Stitch Fix is that I can keep what I want and send back what I don’t want so easily. [Continue Reading...]

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Loving my Stitch Fix - what did I keep this month?

It’s been a few months since I shared what came in my Stitch Fix box.  The holidays kind of got in the way I guess.  I’m still getting a box each month and still loving it.  Some months are definitely better than other months.  Last month I only kept one thing out of the five but this month I kept three.  Some months I’ve kept all five!  The best part of Stitch Fix is that I can keep what I want and send back what I don’t want so easily.  Just pop it in the post paid, addressed mailer they include with each shipment.

I also love that I can leave feedback for my stylist letting her know what worked and what didn’t.  If there is something special or specific I am looking for I can let her know that too.

So here is what came in this month’s Stitch Fix box:

Skies are Blue Hamberg Paisley Print Henley Blouse – $54.00  This blouse  shouted SPRING to me and I am so ready for Spring!  I loved the colors and the floral pattern and knew I could wear it with a skirt to church or with jeans for every day so I KEPT it!

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Pixley Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan – $54.00.  I loved the color of this cardigan but have a similar colored sweater so decided not to keep it but after I looked at these photos I kind of wish I’d kept it.  I  DIDN’T keep it.

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Fun2Fun Myrtle V-Neck Blouse – $48.00.  I wasn’t crazy about this shirt. Felt it was a bit big and boxy on me and just wasn’t very flattering.  Just seemed a bit blah to me after the fun and springy shirt above.  I DIDN’T keep it.

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Market & Spruce Corinna Striped Dolman Top – $48.00  Loved this piece the minute I took it out of the box.  It is soft and super comfy and I can just throw it on over a pair of jeans and am good to go.  I could sleep in this shirt.  I KEPT it.

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Brixon Ivy Heidi Scallop Hem Pencil Skirt – $64.00.  I love detail and this skirt has it.  The scallop hem and pocket edge made me fall in love with it.  I am also a big fan of royal blue and pencil skirts so I knew this one was a keeper right away.  It was also the perfect length for me,  hitting me just below the top of my knee.  I had a hard time getting a decent photo of it on my body so that you could see the detail.  I KEPT it.

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For those of you not familiar with Stitch Fix, it is a monthly subscription service that provides a personal stylist and an opportunity to get hand-selected women’s fashion shipped free, straight to your door. You can then try them on in the privacy of your own home -risk-free. Keep what you love and send the rest back. A shipping bag is included, addressed and postage paid. You have three days to return it.  You can sign up to have a box come every month or just pick and choose the dates you want.  No contract, no obligation.  There is a $20.00 stylist fee but that is credited toward anything you purchase.


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One of my favorite emails to get is an email from one of my readers sharing a recipe with me.  I love it (hint, hint!) A few weeks ago I received just such an email from Jenny and it contains today’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.    Jenny said,

“I have found an amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe since moving to Sammamish. It is usually the first to be eaten up at any event. Trick is to under bake.”
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You know what a chocolate chip cookie fan and there was no way I was going to pass up a new chocolate chip cookie recipe!!  Especially one that came so highly recommended. This week I was teaching a cooking class to some of the young women at church so I decided this might be a great recipe to use for the class.  They wanted me to teach the girls how to prepare dinner for their family all on their own.  I’ll be sharing some of the other recipes I used in the next week or so but decided to start with dessert.  “Eat dessert first” has always been a favorite motto of mine and one I totally support.
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Like Jenny said, the trick to these yummy chocolate chip cookie bars is to not overcook them, in fact you want to slightly undercook them.   It makes them nice and ooey gooey.  Three sticks of butter also help with that ooey gooeyness.  And the addition of a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top while they are still warm is pretty amazing.  Trust me, I know this from personal experience.  If you are a fan of Pazookies, you are going to love it.
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I also love the the combo of white chocolate and milk chocolate chips.  That is usually what I use in my chocolate chip cookies.  You could totally change it up though with whatever your favorite combination of chips is.
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Baking your chocolate chip cookies in the form of a bar is a great trick if you are in a hurry and need to get the baking done.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
 
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 24-48 pieces
Ingredients
  • 3 cubes butter (1½ C)
  • 1 ¼ C white sugar
  • 1 ¼ C brown sugar
  • Cream together, add:
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp. vanilla
  • 3C and 6 Tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1½ C bag of white chips
  • 1½ C of milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray a jelly roll/half size sheet pan (18”X13”) with Pam.
  2. Cream together eggs and sugar.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add in dry ingredients.
  5. Add in chips and mix until just combined.
  6. Spread in sprayed Jelly Roll pan.
  7. Cook for 15- 20 mins. Trick is to not over cook. Cook until the top of the cookies are slightly brown and a little puffed up.
  8. Allow to cool before cutting-about 1 hour.

 

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Leigh Anne

Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.

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