This post is sponsored by Legacybox
How many of you have boxes and boxes of old photos or albums? Do you have VHS tapes and no VCR? Mini digital tapes and no camera with which to play them?
Raising my hand for all of the above!
Our world is so digital these days, yet some of our memories are stuck in the decades in which they were recorded. Legacybox has a solution for that – they digitize memories for the modern day so that you can enjoy and share them. Last year I converted all of my old tapes to DVDs and now I can actually watch them! I still had piles of unorganized childhood photos that I wanted to sort through and digitize.
Legacybox makes this process as easy as possible. Just package up your tapes and photos in their special crush-proof box and ship them (for free!) away. Within a few weeks you get a CD with everything neatly scanned in (you can also opt to get them on a thumb drive too). An additional benefit to this is you can put these in a fireproof box and share them with a neighbor or relative for safe keeping should your house ever get hit by a natural disaster. The originals are all returned as well, so you have them in both formats.
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I was actually REALLY impressed by the quality. These look almost like digital photos not scanned copies. Here are a handful of my favorites!
How pretty is mom here!?
In honor of our family legacy, I thought it was a good time to finally put my mom’s famous sherry cheese dip in recipe form.
This dip is SO easy to make, and it’s always a hit at our holiday events! My sister and I have been loving it for years. The only thing I do differently than mom is I toast the garlic so it’s not quite so raw on the palate : )
Easy Sherry Cheese Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated
- 1 clove garlic grated, minced, or pressed
- Sherry to taste but start with a few tablespoons
- Grate cheese in a food processor with the grater attachment.
- Toast garlic in a skillet in a little oil until golden brown.
- Switch food processor to blade attachment. Add cream cheese, garlic and sherry and process until smooth.
- Add more sherry if desired (I like it strong!)
- Serve with crackers or raw veggies.
Wow, this concept is definitely relevant to my family and I. We have a ton of family parties and memories captured many years ago on VHS tapes and I’ve always been at a loss trying to figure out how to easily convert them so we could enjoy them again.
Oh my gosh this is so perfect! We just rediscovered old tapes from when I was just a baby and it’s so cool to see my parents talking and moving around when they were only a couple years older than me – Legacybox is pretty much exactly what we need. Thanks for the tip (and the code)!
Great family pics Kath!
Your sherry dip looks very good for the holidays.
Enjoy your day Kath!
This is great!! I’ve been looking for a reputable company to convert my wedding video from 15yrs ago…knowing that you were happy with your purchase sealed the deal. The discount was really nice too 🙂 I just ordered a package and I’m so looking forward to showing my daughters memories of our wedding that i haven’t been able to share since we no longer have a VHS player!
Me too. I’ve bee worried that the video of our wedding was deteriorating.
Those photos so look amazing! And I totally see mazen in your baby photo sitting on the grass 🙂
I was just thinking the other day how my Dad has so many VHS tapes but we can’t watch them. This actually would be a really neat Christmas gift, converting some or all of the tapes. Thank you for the discount!
p.s. I totally see Mazen in your baby photo!
Hillary B says
Mazen looks so much like you when you were young!!! Loved seeing those old photos – your gram was such a beauty!!!
What an amazing service and potential gift. Thanks for mentioning it!
Oooh, what about roasting garlic in the oven until it’s all soft? Sounds a great recipe!
Mazen is TOTALLY your child!
What type of sherry should you use? Dry or sweet?
Dry! : )
I love this post! Yes, raising my hand to all of the above – my whole childhood and part of my children’s is stuck in a box with a zillion other photos. It is a(Mazen)ing how much Mazen looks like you when you were a child. Just like you! And thank you for posting that recipe – I have wondered about it for a few years now. Our family is big on cheese balls and dips – I will definitely be making this with the holidays coming up. 🙂
Gosh. What would it take to get you to remove that first picture of Dad and me?
Hahaha. It’s part of the fun of the post!! The second one makes up for it : )
Chris R says
Sweet pictures. My favorite is of you, your mom, and her parents. Your gram has the beautiful smile she had in her later years. She seemed to have such joy. So sorry for your loss.
Thank you Chris
Those photos were amazing! Absolutely stunning quality (I’ll be remembering that around Christmas time). It was cool to see your baby picture and how you and Mazen have identical eyes!
Linda @ The Fitty says
What a keto friendly dip!
I see such a resemblance between you and Mazen in some of these photos!