Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Photo Dump

Confession: I timestamp these posts for Sunday nights, but they're almost always put together on Monday mornings. Oooops. 

The first 6 photos that I Instagrammed this week are old family photos that I imported onto my phone and then posted to Instagram so that I can have magnets made out of them using Stickygram

I did this for Christmas for my mom and grandmother and they both loved the magnets that I made them... enough so that my grandma wants me to make her some more! The magnets themselves are good quality, and are reasonably priced-- $14.99 for a set of 9 magnets-- with free airmail shipping. (Disclaimer: I was not paid to try Stickygram magnets, I spent my own money on several sheets and was very happy with the result-- I am not paid to talk about them either, I enjoy the service and am gushing about it of my own accord!)

This photo dump image was fairly straightforward to make, I copied my Instagram photos (using Statigram), shrunk them down to 33% their actual size in MS Paint -- I'm at the office and don't have any fancy photo editing software here, haha -- and then pasted them into a grid. If you want to follow my Instagram feed, my username is @andraealynne. How imaginative, right?

The idea for this photo dump was inspired by Kelle Hampton at Enjoying the Small Things, who does her own photo dump every Friday night. Admittedly, her feed is a lot more interesting than mine, because her life is full of a lot more fun than mine seems to be these days.

I had to shrink the final image down so it would fit on the page... click on it if you'd like to see it in larger form!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Farmer's Market Saturday

Sorry I've been AWOL the past couple weeks, everyone. (I swear, I know there are people who lurk this blog, even if Alex is my only "official follower", ha.) I've been... too busy, tired and unmotivated to want to write lately. It's somewhat pathetic, because it also means that I've more or less completely fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to my "eat better and exercise" plan.

I know, shame shame shame. Believe me, I've been feeling it-- both mentally and physically. And I do plan to get back on track!!

This morning, I slept in. Which is perfectly alright, because it's Saturday. 10:45 suits me just fine, I really do need the sleep.

I woke up to a text message from a friend, alerting me to the fact that the City Centre Market on 104th had stalls that had nectarines for $5. Reading this, I scrambled around the apartment like a maniac getting dressed, and then booked it out the door to catch a bus. Didn't even really wash my face before leaving, just wiped it with an unscented baby wipe. And ran a brush through my hair.

So. Bussed to the farmer's market. Love City Centre Market with all my heart, but it's slightly muggy and hot out... hopefully it rains this afternoon and cools the city down a bit.

I attempted to be stealthy and take pictures while I was walking through the market... but kept getting distracted. Of course. At the end of it all, I got maybe one "good" photo. I'll also run with the excuse that the market was super crowded today-- not only was I there around noon as opposed to 9:00AM, but it's pride week and the pride parade is today. Parade route intersects the middle of the market, so there were parade-goers everyyyywhere.

They've also changed the layout of the market this year, with
booths in the centre and two outside aisles. I don't like it, it's made the entire
market much more crowded somehow. Boo.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Photo Dump

I just realized that I wrote all of one entry last week... I've been so busy and totally exhausted that my blogging motivation has been next to nonexistent. Hopefully I can change that this week!!

We got a chance to go to Coney Island Candy last week... holy Jelly Belly heaven, Batman. I could probably spend hours there... but we also had some real grocery shopping (and book shopping! Yay book shopping!) to do, so we had to limit our visit to twenty minutes or so. I fully intend to take my sister there at some point over the summer, though.

This photo dump image was fairly straightforward to make, I copied my Instagram photos (using Statigram), shrunk them down to 33% their actual size in MS Paint -- I'm at the office and don't have any fancy photo editing software here, haha -- and then pasted them into a grid. If you want to follow my Instagram feed, my username is @andraealynne. How imaginative, right?

The idea for this photo dump was inspired by Kelle Hampton at Enjoying the Small Things, who does her own photo dump every Friday night. Admittedly, her feed is a lot more interesting than mine, because her life is full of a lot more fun than mine seems to be these days.

I had to shrink the final image down so it would fit on the page... click on it if you'd like to see it in larger form!