“Fun things to do with your Instagrams” Friday

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Last two weeks on Instagram and cell phone photos

life rearranged

  1. Idiot parents
  2. New car seat and first time asleep in the car without a meltdown. WIN!
  3.  Peace out
  4. A little outing to get some food
  5. Same as above
  6. Hanging out at whole foods waiting for daddy to come out because it was too cold inside
  7. Pretty in pink on Instagram Elena-edition
  8. Pretty in pink Lexi-edition
  9. Pretty ladies handing out at home in our Moby wrap

  1. sitting up like a big girl
  2. chewing on tiny love
  3. playing on her own while mommy cooks ( a first!)
  4. trying on newly received bikinis from VS
  5. trying on newly received swimsuit for Lexi, which was just not big enough for her to grow into. Adorable nonetheless
  6. CRAWLING!!!!! No, not completely, just trying…
  7. Playing with feet in the morning
  8. Taking 30 minutes to myself to relax and read a book
  9. break interrupted by this cutie. It’s ok, I didn’t want to rest anyways

  1. Playing on her mat again
  2. Hanging out on the front porch swing- she loves doing that
  3. Blowing bubbles on the front porch
  4. Attempting to crawl
  5. Trying out our new parasol for Mutsy ( love it!)
  6. Completely dehydrated as evidenced by my strangely flat belly
  7. No bake cake (YUMMY)
  8. Helping daddy build the new Finn&Emma gym
  9. Playing with the gym

  1. She prefers playing sitting up rather than on her back
  2. trying to catch the wooden teether
  3. in-camera snapshots of Lexi’s first playground trip
  4. Morning walks, hurrying home since it was really really hot
  5. All dressed up and pretty
  6. Big freaking boobs – still can’t get used to them
  7. Going over to a friend’s house and shopping, looking like someone died
  8. Being beyond adorable in her carseat
  9. Lexi’s reaction to me singing “the Mermaid” song


4th of July spoilers:

  1. What was supposed to be Lexi’s outfit
  2. Getting read and running late
  3. In the car, hair is already falling
  4. left: her 4th of july outfit, right: what she ended up wearing after a diaper blowout
  5. Taking a break from the party and trying to nurse Lexi to sleep
  6. same as above
  7. No luck, she’s too hyped
  8. My two loveys
  9. Late night party girls- we got home at 12am, thankfully she fell asleep in the car (thank you, new carseat!)

Also I want to let you guys know about this awesome service I found recently that takes your Instagram photos and turns them adorable mementos with just a click of a button. With so little time to do picture books and baby books (which I’m still planning on doing), this is a great way to just take 1 minute to turn some of your best Instargram photos into posters, picture books, mini books and stickers. I am absolutely IN LOVE with all that they offer. It’s super easy to do and the best part is it’s CHEAP!

You simply connect it with you account and pick which pics you want to include or hit select all and two weeks later you will have a mini book, strickers or a poster in your mailbox.

Check mine out.

This is a minibook. Each has 50 photos and you get 2 books in one order for $12

I have one for myself and gave on to my mom to remember the first months of Alexis’ life.

The stickers are so much fun and I can imagine can be used with kids as a reward system. What kid doesn’t love looking at their own pictures?

I  put half of them on my laptop and that way each day I get to see my little baby on my wrist pad.

And finally my favorite product is the poster. I totally meant to give it to my mom to take with her to Russia, but we both completely forgot, so now I am trying to decide where to hang it. {any ideas?}


You can enter this quick and simple giveaway for a chance to win 1 poster, a minibook and stickers.

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Disclosure: I was NOT compensated for this post. Printstagr.am let me create the products to try. All opinions are my own.

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  • Reply
    Elena C.
    July 6, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Oh I’ve read about this service recently! I think it’s awesome! Minibook is perfect for IG pics cuz the pic quality is not so good but it doesn’t show on small pics 🙂
    And it’s definitely smth new and different from the usual super polished photo books, like from Blurb 🙂
    I can see myself on one pic there! :)))))

  • Reply
    July 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Love Instagram Fridays!

    • Reply
      July 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      Oh and don’t forget a post about the belly flattening process and your diet!

      • Reply
        July 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

        Sigh – I mean regular diet, not that you are ON a diet. I know you eat healthy.

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        Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
        July 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

        I keep meaning to! I can’t get around to taking a picture of my body let alone write a post. I want to do one as a comparison of how I looked before pregnancy, during pregnancy and now. And I’m already so behind on photo posts! agh!

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        Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
        July 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

        Oh and btw there’s nothing to my belly flattening process. I haven’t been able to work out lol

  • Reply
    July 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    I saw this recently and wasnt too sure, but after seeing your I am totally going to do it….right now 🙂

  • Reply
    July 6, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Aww cool:)
    Yeah my friend just made a pix iPhone cover with this service! I’m still so far behind not even getting interested in it lol you look amazing! Even after giving birth your a tiny as always! Amazing genetics! Very happy and jeloause for you, Elena:) Alexis looking stunning!!!! 🙂

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    Penelope C.
    July 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Hi,I’m Penelope a long time follower but never commented lol I started TCCing right after you,but it was this year that we finally got pregnant!
    I also created a blog,deleted it and now I’m with a new blog,a family one: http://penelopeandnatecarlyle.tumblr.com/
    If you’d like to follow I can ‘inbox’ you the password!
    All the best for you and thank you for being such an inspiration!

    • Reply
      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      July 9, 2012 at 8:23 AM

      Hi, Penelope! Glad you decided to say hi and congrats on your pregnancy!!!! I’d love to read your blog, but I can’t add password protected ones to my google reader and that’s the only way I manage to find time to read them ( if ever).

  • Reply
    July 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Hey, what kind of carseat did you have and what did you get? I have a car-seat-melt-downer too. I dread going in the car! I’d appreciate the input.

  • Reply
    July 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    I can’t believe I missed this post. You are feeding my Instagram addiction and my fiance is going to kill me because I am totally needing to order some stuff now.

  • Reply
    Norissa Stuhrberg
    July 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Love your blog! Where did you get that adorable swimsuit for Lexi at?!

  • Reply
    July 18, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    I think these are such a great idea! I will definitely be getting some things from them, I just hope they deliver to the UK.

    Thanks for sharing!


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