Remote Printing Our Vacation Snaps With Canon PIXMA!


As a child I was obsessed with photos, OBSESSED.  I would take pictures of our family pets, our home, flowers, my friends, our dinners and have them printed- in doubles!  My dresser drawers housed more photos than they did clothes, it got a little out of control. As an adult the obsession continues, but now that photos live on my phone and computer rather than in film and prints, I would appear to be a little less of a hoarder.  A few years ago though I realized that I missed the experience of  looking through stacks of photos, or flipping the pages of albums.  There’s nothing that brings a memory to life more to me than a photo and it’s amazing how much of our lives we forget.

I started a tradition of printing all of my favorite photos from the year and putting them in beautiful leather albums to give to Lou for Christmas.  I made it one year (and I love that one year’s album SO MUCH!).  Years two and three I had all of the photos printed, bought the albums but never managed to tape them into the books.  They’re still sitting in stacks tucked away in a drawer.  I KNOW!  Terrible.  That’s why I was so excited to learn about the Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inket All-in-One Printer and the PIXMA Printing Solutions App.  It’s changing my game with the technology they developed that allows you to print from anywhere!  Yep, that includes social platforms like Facebook/Twitter and storage platforms like Dropbox!  Lou and I were recently in LA for a couple of nights for a little work, a little play and as usual we took a million photos.  I chose my favorites and printed them from my phone, my laptop and Lou’s phone.  When we got home all of the photos were in my office in a neat little stack in the printer, waiting for me to tape them into our album.  GENIUS, right?!   Organizing and taping a few at a time into our album is totally manageable and at the end of the year all of our photos will be in order, all of our memories in tact and if I was a betting lady I’d say I’ll be VERY proud of myself.  This is life changing for a photo hoarder like myself who has a tiny problem with organization and sometimes lacks follow through, LIFE CHANGING!  xx- Sarah  {see more of our getaway snaps after the jump as well as a few of our must-visits in East LA!}

This post was sponsored by Canon PIXMA, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting!



We stayed at The Line Hotel in Korea Town and I have to say I’m a huge fan!  The rooms were tiny and simple but so comfortable and I couldn’t love the floor to ceiling window that looked over the city more.  And the robes are incredible, I’m sad they don’t sell them.  They have Linus bikes available to borrow and the cutest little boutique Poketo is right beside the lobby.  The food was good- a tiny bit spicy for my tastes but it was fun to step outside my comfort zone a little.

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For coffee and tea I love Intelligentsia, it’s my favorite place to people watch in Silverlake.  And they put the swirly heart in Lou’s cappuccino so there’s also that.

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Mohawk General Store always warrants a drop in.  Amazing clothes, gifts, a jewelry cabinet that makes me covet, and pottery I dream of having…it’s got it all.  And the men’s store is right next door which makes for good couples shopping!

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Lunch at Forage is always my favorite. Veggies galore, fresh and beautiful and on display for choosing they’re also all seasonal and local.  I love you Forage!

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  1. Catherine|

    SUCH a great idea! It would take away that fear of your camera getting lost/damaged on holiday knowing you’ve already backed up those memories. What a clever invention!

    • Sarah Yates|

      Oh I hadn’t even thought of that Catherine, it is SO handy for that too!!!! Love it!

  2. Catherine|

    SUCH a great idea! It would take away that fear of your camera getting lost/damaged on holiday knowing you’ve already backed up those memories. What a clever invention!

  3. jensen|

    My grandma has shelves and shelves of photo albums all organized by year. Every time we gather at her house the night never seems to fail with all of us gathered in the living room, each looking through a different year and laughing with each other. Seriously, it never gets old.

  4. Liz @ Floating Kitchen|

    I never print “real” photographs anymore and it’s kind of sad. I should definitely get a little printer. They deserve to live in real life and not just on my computer screen!

    • Sarah Yates|

      Yes!!! You’re in the same boat as me. :) It’s soooo good to actually hold photos in my hands again! :)

  5. Sarah|

    I just purchased this printer and couldn’t be happier! It prints way better than my previous printer which was TWICE the price! Love the app as well to print from afar! Highly recommend!