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A Hint of Virginia…

I haven’t taken many photos yet here in the ‘ol Commonwealth, but i thought i’d share just a few so far. For those who don’t know, Sheetz is a convenience store/gas station chain here in the mid-atlantic and has made to order food and coffee. I miss it greatly. It’s pretty bad when one can miss a gas station for it’s food. That’s how bored i am with the food where i live. Other than that, my mom has the prettiest blue hydrangeas in her backyard. And i finally made it in a local vintage/antique warehouse that i’ve been wanting to check out for years. It’s pretty cool and has lots of stuff for those vintage remodels. Have a great weekend, Sweet World! Do something fun!


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Favorite, and Free, Phone Photo Apps

I’m sure you’ve seen various posts here and there regarding cell phone camera apps. I’ve had an android and now have an Iphone so i thought i’d share my favorites too, for both types of phones. The perk – they’re all free! That’s right, you don’t have to spend a dime on these apps, which makes it nice. Lets start with the Iphone.

Vintage cam  This app has a few filters to choose from and you can even pay for an upgrade to get more. Most of them are brown tones and kinda similar but it’s still a good little app.

Retro Camera – This app has different textures, frames and film simulations you can give your photos. You can upload or take a photo with the app to edit. It is a little more complex but still gives you some different effects to work with.

TtV Basic – This app gives you a simple through-the-viewfinder effect and also has a paid upgrade with more filters.

Blend Cam – This app lets you overlap photos for that double-exposure look. It’s interesting what you can get.

Pudding Cam – Very similar to Hipstamatic, this app lets you choose your type of camera and film type. You can shoot multiple frames and fisheye. This one is really a good app with good variety. I hear they have this on Android too. (It sometimes won’t work for me so i think they have some bugs they need to work out on this app.)

Leme Cam – This one is probably one of my favorites. It’s also like Hipstamatic, where you can choose your camera, lens and frame type. It offers colored lenses and light leaks, which are dreamy.

Postal Pics – Postal pics isn’t a camera app, but instead a very good service where you can order your photo prints right off your phone, especially square prints!

Hipstamatic – Okay, okay – this one is paid but i had to include it. It is also one of my favorites with different cameras and lenses to customize with each other. This app lets you take photos that come out pretty dreamy and sometimes, you never know what you’ll get!

Frametastic – This one lets you make a collage of your photos. It’s pretty great!

Rakuga Cute by Tatsumi- This Japanese app lets you put clip-art, writing, and other cute things on your photos. It’s very kawaii!

Labelbox – Upload a photo, add a label. Simple.

Phonto – Lets you put certain fonts and speech bubbles on your photos.

Instagram – This app is now for Android too! It lets you take a photo, choose a filter and upload. I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of it. It’s my fave. I’d say i’m addicted.

Now a few for Android:

Retro Camera – Another Hipstamatic-type of camera, but for Android.

Vignette Demo – Gives you different filter choices and is very toy camera. A good free demo.

FX Camera – This was my favorite when i had my Android. It gives you grainy images and adds filters, most of which are rich in color but on the blue/green side of things.

You can check and see if Android offers any of the Iphone apps i listed above, some of them may be available. 

These apps are what i currently have on my phone and i’m sure there are many, many more out there that i’d love. I’m kinda addicted to cell phone photography and love to find new ways to take photos. What great photo apps do you use on your phone, Sweet World?


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Photos from the trip – Iphone Style

I took an okay amount of photos on the trip to the Netherlands that i just returned from but there always seems like there could be more. It’s hard though, when you’re running around doing things or when it’s absolutely freezing outside and you don’t want to take your gloves off just to reach in your camera bag. That, my friends, is when you know it’s too cold. During this trip, the canals in Amsterdam (and surrounding areas) froze for the first time in at least 15 years. I always pick the most superb times to go on trips it seems.  Anyhow, despite the cold, i had a blast and wish i could’ve stayed longer. One week every few years is just not enough to spend with one half of your family. For real. Here are my first pics of the trip – iphone style…..



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I can’t believe it’s Monday already. I had 3 full days off in a row. I never have days off in a row. It had definitely been a while since i took a full weekend off. But it just flew by and i’m wondering where it went already. Friday night, i went out to eat and bowling with co-workers. That was fun and much needed. Saturday i started the P90x workout program and let me tell you, they aren’t lying when they say it’s not for beginners. My body is not happy with me, to say the least. Later that afternoon, the boy and i grabbed some coffee, went for a calzone (talk about eating healthy with that work-out….hehe) and then stopped by one of the antique shops in the area. I found some great goodies that i left there. They were kinda pricey. Sunday i finally got to sleep in late and then cleaned the house, did day 2 of P90x and ate a delicious dinner of rice, corn and salmon. Oh-so-exciting, huh?

Would you look at this beauty?! I want it sooooo bad!

And this is me going into Narnia. Mr. Tumnus sends his regards.

What did you do this weekend, Sweet World?


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