Friday, April 20, 2012

Insta-Friday - April 20, 2012

From Life Rearranged - "Simple, everyday moments make up our lives. If we're not careful, we'll miss it. Capture it in all its grainy glory using nothing but a cell phone."

You don't have to use Instagram to participate... any cell phone pictures are fine - plain, unedited or prettied up with any of the tons of apps out there.  Personally, I have a bunch of apps... Hipstamatic, Instgram, Camera Awesome (my fav), iphoto, Camera+ and the list goes on and on.  Heck, I just found an app that makes panorama shots and another app where you can video record short blips, and then you choose which part of the image is animated and which is still!  I'm going to have to play with those two soon!  Oh how I love technology!!!  Anyways, if you are on Instagram.. I'm shamish - follow me, and I'll follow you back! :)

Before I get to this week's pictures, I found a picture I took with my iPhone back in the beginning of March when I toured the Fergus Falls (Minnesota) State Hospital - a historic Kirkbride Asylum for the Insane. I am still in awe of how well the image turned out with a phone camera!  I used a fun texture from the Camera Awesome app to make it fun!

We had some crazy storms in the middle of the night earlier this week, and the sky was just wild looking when I drove to work.

I took this from the top of the parking ramp before work.... I love this image.  I love how you can see the old houses and the expressway and the trees in the distance.  And the color of the sky was so pretty!
And this is me on top of the ramp after work..... STILL crazy windy out!

Pictures of me and my boy (uh-hem.... teenager. Almost 16 teenager.... I'm in denial thus the pouting) And one of him alone... pouting because he hates his picture taken! 

I went to a conference this week and this was one of the centerpieces. So pretty (and brillant) putting limes in the water!

My beautiful lazy girl!

Oh and how could I forget..... 3 words.  TITANIC IMAX 3D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Worth EVERY penny!

Qdoba chips and guacamole... and Starbucks

Taken with the Americana pack on Hipstamatic

I love this beautiful house on Heritage Hill here in Grand Rapids.  And I always look at the sign in the beautiful curved windows.  "BE THE CHANGE"

And one of the most beautiful streets here in GR... love how these old trees totally canopy the street!  So pretty on a rainy morning!

Martin Luther King Jr. - such a wise, wise man!
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Insta-Friday - April 13, 2012

From Life Rearranged - "Simple, everyday moments make up our lives. If we're not careful, we'll miss it. Capture it in all its grainy glory using nothing but a cell phone."

I am totally loving Insta-Friday. Such a great way to share images I've taken with my iPhone all week long.... and because I don't carry my big DSLR around with me all the time, I love that my iPhone really takes pretty good images!! However, I cannot wait until my contract is up in November to get the newest iPhone.... which has 8 megapixels compared to my 5! :) That will be fantastic! Anyways, onto this week's Insta-Friday images!

I got new spectacles..... and had fun playing with old ones! :)

Speaking of old.... while we were at the antique shop, I saw this cute little doll.  And I remembered this egg thing.... maybe from my grandma's house when I was a kid??  Not sure.

Pretty sunset, my lazy baby girl, puffy clouds and one of my silly fish!

Skywalk at the Children's Hospital, pretty jetstreams, crazy car and a barn

I love this dog!!  She is practically perfect in every way.... just like Mary Poppins!

Pretty blue building....

And Starbucks

And my sister who is gonna be a doctor!
 She totally inspires me!

And I wanna tell you about W.A.R. - Women at Risk! It is an amazing organization that helps rescue women in other countries who are sold into sexual slavery!!  These women make goods that are sold in shops.... we have a shop just 10 minutes from my house and I finally made it there tonight!!  And I found the most beautiful necklace.  It was made by Tom, age 30, from Thailand!  I even received a card that showed that Tom lives in the Thai safehouse #5.... and shows a picture of her (right above the number 3 on her hand-signed tag)!!  How AWESOME is this????
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