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Instagram Roundup #126: 2015 Year in Review

by Jamie Sanford on January 1, 2016

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The first Flatiron photo included snow!

I had dinner in January with my sister and her mother-in-law, Joan. Sadly, at the end of this year, Joan lost her battle with cancer. #fuckcancer

We continued going to estate sales, including the best one ever, at a teacher’s former home.

March brought a road trip through parts of the south, and we ended up in New Orleans, a favorite destination.

We went on an airboat tour, and I got to hold this little gator!

In April, I went to Florida for my Mom’s birthday, and surprised everyone else in my family too!

Mom and I baked together.

I also fished with Dad and Pete.

I also hung out with my nephew Cooper.

It was a year full of visits to our local parks.

I also tried new chip flavors, like All Dressed, from Canada.

I took a wonderful course called Miracle Worker, and met a bunch of amazing ladies.

I got to spend much time with wonderful friends.

David and I conquered the corn dogs at the fair.

We went to a mineral museum to see a room of fluorescing rocks!

I found a rooster at the state fair that looked like David Bowie’s character in Labyrinth, Jareth.

I wore a hat at almost every opportunity.

Lots of instafortunes.

We had 2 lovely weekends at the Jersey Shore.

We had a ball at #theknotgala in October.

More Flatiron photos were taken.

Halloween was eventful and one of the most fun I have had in ages.

I tweeted something that charmed me and it became my most popular tweet ever.

I took William to Pennsylvania for a weekend of trains.

I got to have dinner with my beautiful sister in November.

We went to Sandy Hook in NJ – more on that soon.

We took a holiday road trip, and started out strong, getting selfies with Santa Claus and Ms. Virginia!

We also had a great stop in Charleston, South Carolina. I wish we would have had more time there.

In addition to seeing our family, we got to spend time with friends. The selfie stick resulted in too many options to not share them all.

We made our final stop at Congaree National Park on our way home. A lifetime of smirky selfies with this wonderful man will never be enough.

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Artifact Uprising | Brand Experience Project

by Jamie Sanford on December 18, 2015

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I live in an apartment, and so do not have a ton of wall space for a massive gallery of images. This is pretty tragic, as I am a big lover of printed photos ALL over the walls. Shauna of Nubby Twiglet enjoys printed images as well, and she mentioned Artifact Uprising a while ago on her blog.

I checked them out and signed up for emails, and received a code for a free set of their square prints! I was so excited and got on it immediately.

I did take screenshots through the process of ordering my prints using the Artifact Uprising mobile app, but it was honestly so easy that I don’t have much of anything to critique about it. The app is a beautiful, clean experience, and it was super simple and fast to connect to my Instagram account and choose my images. I placed my order (I think I paid something like $8 for shipping of my free prints) and eagerly awaited their arrival.

Also available on their website are cards, calendars, framed prints, and more. The website, like the mobile app, is gorgeous and makes me want to shop.

Well. This product is absolutely fantastic.

The outer box. Their simple but modern logo makes for a great custom box with the use of a sticker.

Close up.

It is actually tape that goes around the box.

Great placement of the URL. Why do more companies not realize that there is so much value in elevating the experience with custom boxing?

I was already infatuated, but this packaging made me fall in love. The custom nature, the gorgeous messaging, come on! Look at how perfect this box is for the item being sent. What a great gift presentation this is without requiring gift wrap.

An important message in 2015. Photos are a thing you can have in real life!

I need to take a lesson from this card with instructions on how to report damaged or defective product.

Another insert – the front is an image that says “Print What Matters. What Story Will You Tell?” On the back is this message to share your prints with the company with a story about what the photo means to you. A great way to add meaning to social sharing with a brand, which can sometimes seem awkward.

On top of all of this great brand stuff, the product is outstanding. The prints came inner packed in a plastic sleeve.

These prints are on a thick, textured card stock. The quality is remarkable and lovely. I sent a few of the prints to friends and family and they are all smitten as well! I brought a favorite to work to hang by my desk too.

My next step is to figure out how best to display them. I will definitely order some more in the future, and highly recommend that you check out Artifact Uprising.

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Instagram Roundup #125

by Jamie Sanford on August 28, 2015

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I posted this collage of 15 years of William and I on our meet-a-versary.

Instafortune.

The most beautiful day! We have had some insane heat, so this was very welcome.

Flowers at DeKorte Park.

Another instafortune. I am getting more into photographing these with more context.

David is back, and we celebrated with estate sailing!

I am a sucker for an old camera. If this one had been more reasonably priced, I would have bought it. Look at the manual controls!

Saw these light switches in one of the houses we went to. They are really lovely.

It looks like there was definitely some sort of Photoshop back in the 70s.

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Instagram Roundup #124

by Jamie Sanford on July 29, 2015

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Wisdom from Barbra.

I highly recommend China: Through the Looking Glass at the Met. It is a stunning installation.

A night of bad food choices and sketchy fair rides with David.

Tilt-A-Whirl totally holds up.

We spent some time at the Franklin Mineral Museum on July 4th.

I created a collage for “style evolution” day for #radicalselflovejuly on Instagram. I guess I don’t actually regret any of these?

William’s carb display – on a Noritake Cher Blanc soup bowl.

I injured my eye in an unfortunate contact lens incident, and was AMAZED at how quickly it healed. The human body is nuts.

A #tbt post, me and the ride-on Big Bird. That carpet is glorious!

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Instagram Roundup #123

by Jamie Sanford on June 10, 2015

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When I was in Florida for Mom’s birthday, Cooper always wanted to sit with me. I’m about to do my makeup here, and he wouldn’t give it up, so I put him in the chair next to me. He apparently likes it now.

Estate sailing!

We went on a crazy estate sale journey on a stunning spring day.

Look at that sky!

We’ve been frequenting a local park, and they have peacocks there!

There’s a gorgeous art installation in Madison Square Park. Selfie bait.

We went to Canada, and I continued my journey of trying different chip flavors. These are “all dressed,” which are just slightly spicy and delicious.

I don’t know how this works because the train is moving but you can see me there in St. Clair station in Toronto.

I finally found an estate sale with antlers. I bought too many of them.

I got to spend a gorgeous evening at a park and Shake Shack with these wonderful women who are taking a course with me. Thanks, Internet!

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