Staying Connected to Home While You Travel

My husband and I don’t travel a lot for business – thank goodness.  I feel for you whose hubbies are out of town for business every week, that is TOUGH!  I travel about 4-5 times a year for blogging.  But I somehow got into the habit of always buying my kids something while I am out of town.  Dang tradition!  But one of the things my kiddos love more than anything is notes from mommy.  Sometimes I leave them notes when I travel and I always come home to find them neatly saved in a drawer or basket.  I thought it would be a fun idea to send them a note via my new Canon PIXMA printer every day while I am gone.  How freaking cool is it that I can take a picture on my Iphone and create a cute little card to my kiddos and print it to my home printer wherever I am at in the world?  Amazing little technology this printer has!

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Now you have to buy the Canon PIXMA MG7120 to do this if you don’t have the capabilities with your printer.  But here is what I did.

1.  First before you leave for your trip make sure to load some 4” x 6” photo paper in the top tray so it is ready to go.

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2.  Snap a picture of you on location.

3.  Create a cute image with your picture.  I use a free Iphone app called Red Stamp.

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4.  Save it to your camera roll.

5.  Open up your Pixma Print Solutions app and wirelessly send your image to your printer. 

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6.  When the kids wake up or get home from school they can check the printer and see the little photo card you made for them.

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You can even purchase inexpensive photo books from the Dollar Tree so they can store them in.

And you win Parent-of-the-Year!  Sometimes its the little things like this to keep you connected that mean the most.

 

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Disclaimer:  This is a compensated post through Canon.  My brilliant idea was my own though – awwww yah!





Comments

  1. Jennifer Bierds says:

    What a great idea! It’s so easy to lose touch when you’re out of town. This feature on the Canon is pretty cool :)

  2. mllerachelm says:

    This is a pretty awesome idea! I love Canon products and was gifted a wireless computer. Love the sleekness of it and its versatility! Going to check out this idea.

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