Monday, April 23, 2012

My Newest Obsession: Instagram

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a great weekend and got caught up on those never ending to-do lists! The weather in Cleveland was a bit on the chilly side so we ran a few errands and caught up on a few things around the house. I also finally got my hair cut and highlighted for the first time in months!!! It felt so good to get out of the house for a few hours for some pampering. Nicholas drank a bottle for the first time ever and took it like a total champ! I was so proud of him, he didn't miss a beat at all. Nicholas has really been such an easy baby so far. What a blessing he is!!

My newest iPhone app obsession lately has to be Instagram.  Have you joined yet?  Instagram is a FREE iPhone App and is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.  Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram.  You can also share your photos on Facebook and Twitter too.  I have to admit, it's a bit addicting!!!
Here is my sweet boy drinking his first bottle via Instagram. That face just melts my heart every time!!!!

Up until recently, Instagram was only available to iPhone and iPad users. In early April, Android users were finally able to use this fun and addicting App. Now over 30 million people have downloaded the Instagram App. You may have also heard that Facebook recently bought Instagram shortly after the Android release.

I personally love Instagram because you can easily view all of your friends and families photos in one easy to read stream right on your iPhone  Have a favorite Blogger?  Follow them too on Instagram to view all of the fun photos they take throughout the day.  I have been trying to do a better job lately taking pictures now that Nicholas is here and Instagram provides me with a fun and unique way to capture our memories.

Since Instagram is so popular, there are several Apps and websites out there that also want to get in on the craze and enhance your Instagram photos.  Postagram is a fun App that allows you to turn your Instagram photos into postcards to send to family and friends. What a great way to send pictures while you are vacationing or out of town!

I found another fun way to enjoy your Instagram images through Sticky Grams.  StickyGram is a personalised printing service that turns your Instagram images into lovely little magnets. You create your pack online and they deliver them to your door.  Each StickyGram is 50mm x 50mm. That’s approximately the same size as they appear on your iPhone. They come in packs of 9.

Do you Instagram? How do you use this app to enhance your pictures? I would love for you to follow me! My instagram name is karenathome.  I would also love to follow you too!  Please leave me your user name in my comments.  Happy Instagramming!!!

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  1. Anonymous8:29 AM

    I am Instagram obsessed! I follow you and vice versa, love your pictures! Such sweet babies you have.

  2. I have just joined last week, and I'm already ADDICTED to it! Love to see your babies' pic popping up!
    also for those who love to enhace pics I've recently found abt @cheapstamatic check it out!

  3. Love it! I've been on it for awhile and I love how the pics are posted on Facebook. There's an app in the Iphone called PicFrame and I think it only cost $1.99 you need to check out. It's a editing tool for your pictures to be able to add text to your pics, etc.. Shelley for the House of Smith's spoke highly of it so I bought it and love it. It amazes me what we can do with our phones today. Thanks for sharing!

  4. You know I am just as obsessed!!! I love it.

  5. Nicholas is just too cute! I'm not on Instagram yet. I've been holding out. I'm not sure if I can keep up with anything else!!! We had rain & cold weather over the weekend & tonight it's going to be 43! YUCK!!!

  6. Anonymous2:07 PM

    I love Instagram and I am so happy its just not for iPhone users anymore. I have an Android phone and just downloaded it last week!

  7. I'm obsessed too! I'm an Android user and I was SO happy when Instagram came. I downloaded it immediately!

    Cute picture of Nicholas too! <3

  8. Hi Karen! My name is Isabella and I'm from Brazil! I'm a psychiatrist and mother of 2 boys (5 and 2 years old) and a 3 months old baby girl. I love your blog and I'm already following you on Instagram. Please follow me too, my profile name is isabellagouveia !

  9. Instagram is fab but I found one even better..Hipstamatic. I LOVE that app. It is amazing!

  10. Where have I been?! I have an Android & was thisclose to getting an Iphone, Instagram being one of the many reasons. I might just hang on to my Droid for a bit longer. Sweet!!

    P.S. Thx so very much for your sweet comment on my Marry Make Out Muzzle guest post. You made my day! =]


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