Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Have you heard of Stickygram? It's such a great idea and easy company to work with! They take photos from your Instagram feed and turn them into little 2" x 2" magnets. I just placed my first order last week and was shocked to find them at my doorstep yesterday afternoon. I first heard of Stickygram through Photojojo, who posted about them on their photo feed. There's usually some sort of coupon code that you can use to get a discount, too, and shipping is always free. It's a fun way to actually have something tangible from all of the photos you take.

The hardest part for me was narrowing down my choice of pictures--I wanted to turn them all into magnets! You can use the code 'helloandroid' for 15% off until the end of April. Have you tried Stickygram yet?

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Special Delivery: Birchbox

After seeing countless bloggers post about their monthly Birchbox, I finally broke down and added my name to the wait list. Tiane got her first Birchbox last month, and the $10 seems worth it for a few fun beauty goodies and the anticipation of a monthly snail mail surprise. I probably waited less than a month before I got the e-mail prompting me to subscribe, and I went with the month-to-month option so that I can cancel at anytime. I was so excited to see that little pink box in my mailbox Saturday afternoon, plus miniature anything is somehow more exciting and cute! My first Birchbox contained the following:

-Befine skin care sampler
- Color Club turquoise nail polish (how did they know I'm obsessed with nail polish?)
- Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy perfume (which I've tried before and love!)
- June Jacob Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish (probably the product I'm most looking forward to testing out
- Show Stoppers designer fashion tape

All in all, it seems like it was worth the money. I'm already super excited for next month's Birchbox because it's a Gossip Girl theme! Do you have a subscription to Birchbox now? What's been the best product you've gotten? I want to know what else I can look forward to receiving!

Interested in trying Birchbox? Sign up here!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Treats + San Diego Encore

Hope you're all having a fabulous Easter! I indulged in too many coconut M&M's and a mimosa over brunch and have spent the rest of the day reading, relaxing, and watching the Masters. I feel so accomplished after giving up sweets and alcohol for forty whole days. To be honest, I missed the sweets much more than the drinking! It's nice to be able to have a little sweet bite of chocolate or candy after dinner. I also finished uploading the rest of my pictures from California (a little behind on that, oops!). It's hard to believe the trip was almost two months ago! Most of these are from an afternoon spent in La Jolla and a few of the church at the University of San Diego.

late lunch at Paradise Point

fresh-squeezed margarita

pina colada

perfect sunset view

seared ahi salad

Pacific Beach

La Jolla Cove

twisted trunk

pretty flowers

cafe entrance

at a local brewery

souvenir penny from the zoo!

inside the church

perfect day for a wedding