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Capture Washington D.C. with HP Instant Ink

 “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin. My son was learning about the presidents in his first-grade class. We came up with a genius idea to take him to Washington D.C. for an extended vacation to have him enrich his learning firsthand. Learning out of a textbook can not compare to touching something in real life. Throughout the trip he would say how monuments were much larger then he expected. 

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We explored many of the tourist and historical stops many do when in town. We also enjoyed a tour of the FBI headquarters and White House. The memories of this trip will personally stay with me because it was so eye opening. I saw my work come to life benefiting my family. I also experienced this trip through my son’s eyes and that my friends is very humbling!

When we got home I wanted those feelings and memories to stay with us. We travel a lot but I wanted to remember them. What better way to remember something then capturing it?

A few months back I signed up for the HP Instant Ink program and never again will I buy printer ink in the store! I choose the $2.99 a month plan (they have several different choices). I figured if I never run out of ink I am still saving money and it is less then buying a ink cartridge from the store that average around $35-40 each. How does it work? You sign up your printer for this program and it will automatically monitor your ink and paper usage. When you are low on ink, it will send you new cartridges in the mail so you never run out. You simply pay the monthly plan you choose and never have to buy from the store. This works well because I can print on my terms and it saves me money! 

1. Sign up is easy check it out here: HP Instant Ink. If you find you aren’t printing as much as you thought, or if you are printing way more that what you anticipated, it’s easy to manage your account and change your plan at any time. 2. Your pages roll over so you don’t have to worry about printing an exact number of pages. I started at the lowest plan and it seems to fit our family just fine. It works out to be less money then buying ink cartridges in a store! 3. If you want to know how many pages you have left in a month, you can check online. You can also change your plan or cancel at any time. I have been printing our photos at home for sometime now. It has become so convenient, saves me so much time and money. If you are interested here is a code: “SCHOOL3” for 3 FREE Months just sign up here: HP Instant Ink.



  1. Unpaved Travel
    July 30, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Looks like a really easy way to print out your photos. Great reminder btw, I haven't printed a photo in yonks 🙂

  2. Unknown
    July 30, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Nothing can be more educational than from travel experiences

  3. Jackie McGuinness
    July 30, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    This is an intriguing plan I will have to look at it.

  4. Nigel
    July 31, 2016 / 8:43 am

    Great way to learn travelling great post Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky please come back next week

  5. Emily Twin Mummy and Daddy
    July 31, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Looks like a fab way to print photos Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky

  6. Unknown
    August 1, 2016 / 12:24 am

    Very interesting. Never heard of this before. Sounds highly efficient.

  7. Edwina
    August 1, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Sounds like a nice option, no hassle. And I love your "polaroid" style prints of your DC trip!

  8. christine
    August 1, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    I remember printing my photos after vacation growing up; pretty sure it was NYC and Washington, D.C. Actually lol I will look into this program once we move back home. Hopefully we can participate in Canada *fingers crossed*

  9. Unknown
    August 1, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    That is a very clever idea, I guess it does work out cheaper in the long run as well!

  10. DIYDanielle
    August 3, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I've been tempted to try the delivery! Thanks for linking up at #SustainableSundays!