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Printing Photos From Social Media

With the holidays upon us, I am working super hard to get all of my gifts ready so that I’m not scrambling at the last minute. A lot of the gifts I am using involve photos. I have been very lucky, since most of my photos are on my phone, or Facebook or Instagram, to find an app that makes printing photos from social media easy. It prints from your phone to the one hour photo at Walgreens (or if you’re lazy like me, you can have them mailed to your home!).

The absolute BEST thing is that you can print 4″x4″ prints from Instagram for only .39 each!!!

Now, I’m going to tell you HOW to do this yourself!

Printing Photos From Social Media

Step 1: Download the app (it’s available through the App Store for iPhone, or the Google Play store for Android, but I’ve made it easy for you by posting the links to them here…).
Print your phone's photos from your iPhone.
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Trail Mix Day

In keeping with my days of the year addiction, I found out that today is TRAIL MIX DAY! Now, I don’t really know why trail mix has it’s very own day, but I sure love it enough that I’m not going to complain. Heck, I could probably devote a whole week to nothing but trail mix. 😉

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Since my boys are still home from school (can September 8th get here fast enough?) and not really into my whole cleaning and organizing thing that I have going on for today, we are taking a small break to create our own trail mixes. After all, trail mix is designed to give you energy for strenuous activities right? So what better than energy for cleaning our rooms and getting ready for the school year!

Traditional old boring trail mix is nuts and raisins… We aren’t really big on boring trail mix in my house. And, to be honest, my boys love raisins, but I hate them, so they’re not going anywhere near my trail mix.

Things to consider putting into trail mix are:

  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Dried Fruit
    • Raisins
    • Dried apples
    • Cherries
    • Cranberries
    • Goji berries
    • Blueberries
    • Strawberries
    • Apricots
    • Banana chips
    • Figs
    • Pineapple chunks
    • Mango
  • Grains
    • Shredded wheat cereal
    • Pretzels
    • Whole-grain cereals like Cheerios or Chex
    • Bran flakes
    • Whole-wheat crackers
    • Granola
    • Toasted oats
    • Puffed rice cereal
    • Air-popped popcorn
  • Sweets
    • M&Ms
    • Chips of various kinds (chocolate, peanut butter, carob, butterscotch)
    • Cacao nibs
    • Yogurt-covered raisins
    • Chocolate-covered coffee beans
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Chocolate-covered nuts
  • Savory Extras
    • Sea salt
    • Curry
    • Ground ginger
    • Cinnamon
    • Nutmeg
    • Cardamom
    • Cayenne pepper

Now for our choices…

Mom’s Trail Mix

Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, pecans, cranberries, and just a few dark chocolate chips.

It’s really yummy, healthy, and gives you lots of energy!

Micheal’s Trail Mix

Popcorn, peanuts, and M&Ms.

There’s a part of me that wonders if Micheal’s qualifies as trail mix, but he likes it, and it’s healthy, so we’re rolling with it.

Kyle’s Trail Mix

Banana chips, peanut butter chips, peanuts, almonds, dark chocolate chips.

I have to say that Kyle’s idea was actually better than mine! It was DELICIOUS!

Trail Mix Health Note:

As healthy as anything can be, it’s all only good in moderation. Therefor, it’s suggested to only consume about 1/4 cup of trail mix. Kyle and I measured ours out into bags that we can bring to school with us. I’m not sure how the popcorn will hold up, so our plan is to sit down for a movie and all munch on Micheal’s “trail mix” this afternoon.

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Happy trails to you!

Alicia

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All Work and No Play? Not likely…

As any of you who keep up with me know, I started a small sign shop several months ago. Thankfully, it was the best decision that I have made so far. I have stayed incredibly busy and started turning a profit. The problem with being busy though is that you don’t get a lot of time to have fun… And you don’t really get into this kind of business unless you want to be able to make something really cool.

So… I decided to make something cool.

canvas dawgs canvas little boysI hope that you all my play time… I’ll try to keep you updated on all of my work.

Talk to you soon!

Alicia

 

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