Thursday, March 31, 2011


Round these parts, there is definitely a love for all things techie. As well as being a self-confessed blogoholic, I am quite partial to new technology.

Like my iPhone. It was like learning how to ride a bike in those first few days, but now we're best mates. And definitely velcroed at each other's waist. (More about my love of iPhones here.)

And while my husband has noticed I don't go anywhere without my iPhone (he might be right), he's also noted my love of taking photos. A professional photographer I am not. But that doesn't stop me from taking photos or movie footage every day.

And what are the chances of combining the two? Credit to my good friend Kate and her computer programming brother Aran for sharing with me something that combines my first two tech loves: instagram.

It's like Twitter, but instead of 140 letters or less, your post is a photograph. One awesome photograph. Or twenty. You can name it. Or search it. People can like or comment on it, and you can follow (or be followed). People can view your photograph the same way they can search in Twitter #putthehashfirst. Easy!

And to compliment instagram, I've also discovered the following apps: PhotoFx, Camera+, ProCamera, Hipstamatic (okay, she's not so new), TiltShiftGen (probably my favourite) and Diptic (for splicing). All for their fancy effects.

While I'm on a role of trying something new this week, I posted these adorable photographs to Instagram using TiltShiftGen while my youngest lad Noah and I had our first toddler date, his first babycino at our first visit ever to Max Brennar's.

Would you be surprised to hear that it's not only Instagram that is slightly addictive?

What about you? Are you in love with new technology or photography? Do you love Max Brennar's as much as I do? Or do you stick with what you know? (You know, Gloria Jeans or just Blogging?) What new thing have you tried this week?

a day in the life of us 


  1. We don't have Max Brennar's's only a little town..but we do have Gloria she'll have to do for the most part! I love the expressions you've captured of Noah's little face!!

  2. Welcome to Instagram, you will find me as claireyhewitt, but I nearly burnt myself out by using it so much and find I am not using so much anymore.

  3. I am a complete iPhone addict. I get anxious if I don't know where mine is at any point...

    Gorgeous photos.

  4. Not surprised in the least! I am just getting into the whole app thing (I am currently working both a blackberry and an iphone just so I can get the apps!)

    And, seriously, Max Brennar? OMG, twist my arm I'm there. x

  5. Always good to know about the latest and greatest Apps and programs. I am such a Ludite and I have not even heard of Instagram but I like the idea! I wish you luck with it - I will come and lurk a bit to see what it is all about x

  6. Laying a gravel path is my new thing this weekend... nowhere near as fun as Max Brennar's or taking pics and there's a good chance I'll come out the other side with a broken back. Enjoy your snap happy day! Georgie x

  7. I enjoy Max B. too and hot choco at Koko Black. For doing something new, I went in a dodgy clothing shop & found a nice blouse for $6. Lucky! Have a good weekend!

  8. gorgeous photos. wish that was me eating. yum

  9. we don't have max brenner in margaret river!

    and i am not good with technology at all, blogging is enough for me, though i am a bit of a lurker on twitter...i am both intrigued and a little scared

    Gill xo

  10. No Max Brenner in SA!
    but i'm a photoholic LOL
    lovely pics
    these are the moments ♥

  11. Your being a techie is one of the many, many things I admire about you. I am a techno moron so I really look up to people who can easily navigate their way through technology.

  12. I don't know this app, but I'll have to check it out. An iPhone 'phan' too - XOL

  13. We don't have a Max Brennar's here, but I would so like to try it.
    We have a Gloria Jean's here and I love it. Their White Tim Tam crusher is To. Die. For.

    I love Instagram, though like Clairey said I don't use it as much as I once did. I just have to figure out if I am following you on there yet or not. I am byBecky if you want to look me up.

  14. mmmmmm...max brenner's chocolate....

    and I have such bad iphone envy...want!!!!
    have a great weekend Kymmie :-)

  15. Yay! Welcome to Instagram :) We may have to live half a world away but at least we can share life's little moments through phones - man, I love my iPhone. Let me know your username & I'll look you up. I'm on there as @steet


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