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Blinkbuggy Tips: Capturing Your Children’s Artwork

Hello again Blinkbuggy-ers,

If you’re anything like us, you’ve got piles of the kids’ artwork floating around the joint.  Then every few months, when you finally can’t take the hoarding anymore, you stare helplessly at these piles faced with a dilemma, and perhaps a little guilt: “How can I possibly store all of these “masterpieces” for all time yet how can I possibly throw them out?!  After all, isn’t there something special and distinct between that yellow splotch and that one over there?”

We faced the same dilemma and would like to offer a possible solution using Blinkbuggy.   Simply scan the masterpiece(s) to an image file (e.g. jpeg) and load it up to Blinkbuggy as you would any other picture.   Now you can safely, and without guilt, put the originals in the storage of your choice (e.g. closet, safe…garbage – admit it, they’re not ALL great). Continue reading

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Blinkbuggy Reflections: Bringing Life to the Past

Hello Blinkbuggy-ers,

I must admit upfront that this post starts out a little heavy, but I hope you bear with me.

When I was 22 my dad died.  It was sudden.  I had just graduated college and was trying to figure out my way in the world. I remember the call from my brother telling me the news like it was yesterday, the shock of it, the hole it ripped in my world, the inescapable weight of the loss I felt.

I remember being told that as long as I remembered him, he would always be alive and with me and I do believe that, in essence, it is true.  But as I get older and as the years since he passed continue to add up, my memories of my dad have started to fade. With each passing year, those that remain become less clear, less an accurate representation of who he really was and more a faded mosaic of distant and disparate memories that fit together loosely to form my current “memory” of him.  I can look at pictures, see his face, see his smile and “remember” his great sense of humor but I can’t say that I really “know” him anymore.  That’s a hard and upsetting thing to admit. Continue reading

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Blinkbuggy Tips: The things kids say! – capturing “Quotes”

Hello again Blinkbuggy-ers!

Have you ever found yourself trying to remember that really funny thing your kid(s) said to you earlier and kicking yourself for not writing it down somewhere?  We certainly did, not only as our kids started to talk but also when they got older and were really able to explore their new-found linguistic skills.  We’d scramble to find a pen and something, anything, to write on before that perfect, often hilarious, snippet slipped our minds.

The things our kids say are so fleeting and spontaneous that we often lose them in the chaos of our days and with them the richness they add when looking back on a particular time.  To help avoid this problem, Blinkbuggy was designed with a dedicated way to capture all of those amazing, brilliant things that spill out of those little mouths. Continue reading