Instagram’s Best Friend

Origrami PicMonkey Collage

If I had a super power, it would be camera eyeballs! I could blink my eyes and in an instant snap a photo that captures that pure emotion or personality of the moment. Click.

Fortunately, my iPhone is never far away, so I kind of consider Instagram to be my super power. My only problem is, now that I have so many awesome photos they often sit on my phone or get lost somewhere on my computer. BUT, since I have discovered Origrami, I actually print my photos and it is super easy and fun!

Origrami is the brainchild of a husband and wife team out of Sydney Australia.

The site lets you simply log into your Instagram account…no downloading anything…just select the photos you would like printed, choose between Retro style prints or square prints, and your done! Oh, and free shipping!  The back of the photo is the best surprise! It  includes information, such as the date, how many likes you received, and the location on a map (only if you tagged the location in the photo.) It is truly a happy day when your little camera box arrives in the mail!


Here we go again.

Back into the swing of things…  The first day of school always leaves me with a pit in my stomach; as I walk back into a very quiet, but familiar home, my daughters are walking independently around a big building, finding their own way to class, as they are managing their first day of school jitters all on their own. New room, new friends, new schedule; I know it’s all a part of growing up, but the mother in me still feels that need to make sure they aren’t scared or lost or who knows what.  It’s always a huge relief to see their smiling faces come off of the bus, bursting with all sorts of stories about their days. Suddenly, the loud craziness is back into our home, where there is a bit of sisterly bickering about who is going to tell me about their day first, and all feels right with the world.


Our summer was jam-packed full of “pinch me” moments. I’ve put together a quick recap of the fun in a little Vimeo slide show: