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Spring in Hoboken

This weekend, spring was in the air! The trees are in colorful bloom, singing birds were my wake up call, and fresh flowers and new plants made their way into my home!

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These yellow sunflowers look beautiful on my kitchen table!

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Saturday was the perfect day to walk around town…

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I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

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A Winter Sunday in Hoboken

Sunday morning, I drove into Hoboken and walked around the city a bit. It was flurrying on and off, but it was a nice, crisp winter day and the view from the waterfront was beautiful. I took some photos with my iPhone and edited them using Afterglow (I mentioned this app in Thursday’s post) and then Instagram.

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I love the vintage film effect I achieved with Afterglow

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Edited in Afterglow then brought into Instagram and added an additional filter and changed the focus

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Edited in Afterglow – used a vintage effect again

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I can’t get enough of this circle frame (Afterglow)

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Another circle frame with Afterglow and then used Instagram’s focus effect

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Added a filter in Afterglow and then used the Lux (that little sun) effect in Instagram and created a focal point

 

I really like the editing capabilities of Afterglow, such as the different frame shapes, filters, and lens flare effects. What it’s missing though, is the ability to play with the focus the way you can in Instagram. So I edited the photos with Afterglow and then brought them into Instagram to create a focal point. In some images, I added an Instagram filter on top of the Afterglow filter. I really like the way the images turned out and I love the vintage effects I was able to create. It still boggles my mind how quick and simple it is to create beautiful photos on a little phone. Sometimes, Photoshop is just too much.

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My Week via Instagram

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I finally organized my craft books in the basement and took some time to catch up on my magazine reading.

I rocked my Toms leopard fur botas all week and they kept my feet so warm!

We had a gallery opening on Friday night at work, so I got to dress up all fancy in my metallic gold skirt with a bow.

I finally caved and bought myself a bottle of Jimmy Choo perfume. I think it was a good investment because I’ve been receiving many compliments!

And I spent the weekend in the city celebrating my best friends 25th birthday. We splurged and decided to get a hotel, which turned into the greatest decision ever because the front desk greeted us with free, warm oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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If you liked this post, you may want to check out last week’s instagram recap.