How to Create a Compelling Photo Book with Shutterfly

I’ve been a huge fan of Shutterfly for many years.  I’ve gotten most of our Christmas cards from Shutterfly.  I order all my print photos from Shutterfly.  I’ve gotten several gifts from Shutterfly over the years including mugs, office/desk items, and other prints.  My favorite thing to create on Shutterfly is a photo book.  My…
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Merry Christmas to You from Our Family

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Braces In Our House

We have started the braces journey in our family.  Our oldest, Patrick got his braces today.  So far he isn’t in too much pain.  “It is just awkward and feels weird”, he says. Both my husband and I still remember the day we got our braces.  I remember my dad taking me to my appointment.…
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Halloween Memories – Get Some Last Minute Costume Ideas

I was thinking about Halloween the other night and all the costumes we have gone through with our kids.  I didn’t have time to dig out all the pre-digital era photos of the boys and scan them into the computer, but I  had one of the year they were Buzz and Woody in my computer.…
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Looking Back and Forward – A Little Monday Inspiration

Each time of life has its own kind of love. Leo Tolstoy Just yesterday we were sitting next to a friend who has a toddler.  The little boy didn’t want to sit still and the mom was getting tired of constantly pulling him back and telling him to sit down.  Oh, but he was cute!…
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Book Review: Capturing Every Day Life By Jane Goodrich

CAPTURING EVERY DAY LIFE The No-Nonsense, Cheese-Free, Read-While-They-Nap, Easy-as-Pie Guide to Taking Top-Notch, World-Class Photos of Your Kids By: Jane Goodrich Published:  July 1, 2013 Non-Fiction Jane Goodrich is one of the top New York based newborn and child photographers.  In her book she shares very simple and clear tips for getting the best out…
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Scenes From Our Summer – Final Edition

School Began today.  I officially have an 8th grader, a 7th grader and a 3rd grader. Two in Middle School. YIKES! I know we will have a busy year ahead, but I am so looking forward to each and every moment. – Reagan, Bennett and Patrick – This was the one summer all three kids…
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Gorkow Family Vacation – Pensacola Beach – 2013

Being on vacation made me realize how often I am with our kids, but not really WITH them.  You know what I mean?  I am so focused on the next thing on my list, the next place to be, event to attend, etc that I have been missing out on conversations, fun times, and memories.…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

After my post last week, (find it HERE)  I wanted to find a way to remind myself of that post.   I needed the inspiration for myself and I thought some of you might as well.   So, I asked my son, Patrick, to create this graphic for me and I think he did a…
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Happy Birthday Benny!

Yesterday our middle child turned 12.  I remember going into labor with him like it was yesterday.  For some reason, his sticks in my mind the most.  I remember it was one of the hottest weeks of the summer with several 100 degree days.  Since I had a 1 year old to try to keep…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took

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