Shutterfly People…

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I mentioned a while back that I use Shutterfly to keep all of my pictures in the cloud  Yes, I also have a cloud service for all my files but specifically for pictures, Shutterfly is my chosen site.

shutterfly-peoplesearchI think I have over 50,000 pictures uploaded since I started back in the early 2000’s.  And since I keep my photos organized by month, it is easy enough to find what I need.  But, I wanted to put together a special collage of photos for my father-in-law and thought how the heck will I find all of the pictures he is in  with my daughter?  After all, I have uploaded thousands of photos over the past 7 years.  And then I saw the people part of the timeline.

Yes, it takes a little time to start tagging people but it immediately recognized quite a few people who I have taken photos of – me, my daughter, my husband, even friends.  And once I started tagging people, it started finding them.  It was awesome and made this project so easy!


Kid App: Tic Tac Toe Phonics

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I shared recently a new app we downloaded for my daughter called Sushi Monster. I needed a bunch of apps to download for a recent flight and these were all teacher recommended.  In addition to math apps, she recommended a few others, one of them Tic Tac Toe Phonics.

Tic Tac Toe is from Lakeshore and teaches vowel sounds, syllables and more all through a fast paced game of Tic Tac Toe.  Choose a team, choose a square, answer the question and if you get it right, you get an “x” or “o”.


My Daughter’s thoughts – on a scale of 1 – 10, she gave it a 10 for awesome!  it’s super fun because it is tic tac toe and it’s free(Mom’s two cents!)


Kid App: We love Sushi Monster

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We recently went on a family vacation for Spring Break and although we limit screen time at home, I knew the iPad would be the entertainment choice for my daughter during our flight.  So I emailed our daughter’s first grade teacher for a list of appropriate educational apps to download.  She sent me back a list of both math and reading/spelling options.  And guess what?  Not only did my daughter have so much fun playing these games on the plane, she got me out of bed at 730am the morning after our vacation(and after going to bed late) to finish playing the math game!

Let’s start with Sushi Monster.  It’s a math game by Scholastic with a monster in the middle of the “sushi bar” holding up a number.  Depending on what game you choose, addition or multiplication, you choose two numbered pieces of sushi that equal that number when added or multiplied together.  There are 7 levels of addition and 5 levels of multiplication and your child can earn trophies for their success!  I would recommend this for multiplication once you know the basic multiplication tables for great practice but for those who already have the basics for addition, go for it!

IMG_0003[1] IMG_0005[1]My Daughter’s thoughts – it’s super fun, it helps teach math, it has fun music and it’s free(Mom’s two cents!)- download it today!  On a scale of 1 – 10, she gave it a 10 for awesome!


My 15 Favorites of 2015

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Happy New Year!  It’s been a fun year with over 130 new posts on Something to Share with You, the chance to “explore” 23 different cities and too many amazing meals to count.  Here are my 15 favorites from 2015.

Kid Friendly:

  • Surprise Mommy-Daughter Dates
    My favorite post of the entire year since I get to plan a surprise date with my daughter every month!  I hope you read this post and plan some fun dates with your kids!!

Beauty and Fashion:


  • The Starbucks app
    Easiest way to pay for bottled water, snacks and oh yeah, coffee at the airport!

Just Because:

  • A Treat for the Feet:  Snoozies Slippers
    These are on my feet from the minute I get home till I get in bed!
  • Have time to read?  Liane Moriarty
    Download some books and find some time to read! Great for shorter flights!

Foodies: Recipes & Stuff:

On the Road Eats:


  • Favorite Lunch- Peska in Houston
    $25 for an appetizer, soup or salad and an entrée.  Try the mexican shrimp cocktail and the Fideo Seco(mexican pasta in a light sauce with calamari, shrimp, clams and mussels).


Hope you enjoyed this short trip back through 2015!  Looking forward to great new favorites this year!