in the kitchen

In Creating, Digital, Memory-keeping, Mobile
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I recently hooked our our smart speaker screen in the kitchen up to my google photos account. Before, its screen saver had all sorts of works of art, aerial views from around the world, magnificent views, sights, the whole nine yards. But now, now it’s a rolling gallery of our family’s adventures.

A good majority of them are photos from my 365 project last year. I expected that, and absolutely love seeing them.

I’ve also been so thrilled to see those phone photos that I hadn’t thought twice about. The moments of “best camera’s the one with you,” the times when my little one has on her very most amazing outfit and hair choices and says “take my picture, mama!” The selfies with my little ones, the plain old selfies. These mostly-forgotten moments were suddenly given a new little feature. We’ve all been calling each other in to take a look at this one, awww-ing over that one.

Don’t get me wrong, I love having our family photos printed and display a ton of them around our house, but this little gallery was an unexpected joy.

Have you seen your photos in a new way lately?

All the best,


  1. What a great idea! How fun to see those photos instead of a generic screen saver. And wonderful for your kids to see themselves and recall good memories.

  2. I don’t know how you get anything done with all these lovely pics floating by. I could spend hours looking at all of your wonderful images.

  3. I just started using Google Photos in December and I absolutely love the way they categorize faces and memories. It’s such a treat to see. I’ll have to save my pennies for a smart home device with a screen that will share them! Wonderful moments here!

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