Are you a planner or a pretend(plan)er? Don’t think I’m judging, I’m being serious right now. Which are you? I’m a pretender! 😀 I own pretty planners that I may (or may not) use. I occasionally doll up a weekly spread with washi and stamps but more often than not, I just scribble the weeks events in without much thought as to how it looks. Despite my love of technology, I still depend on a paper planner to roll my life into one neat package. I would love to say the reason is because I’m old-fashion and want pencil and paper but that would be a lie. The truth is, digital calendars (a’la Microsoft Outlook) make me think of work and that’s no bueno!:p
One form of planner decoration that we all can stick with are covers! Every since EC launched removable covers I have been all about customizing the outside of my planner. You can pay EC to do this for you but why bother when you have a handy, dandy Silhouette program sitting on your computer. 🙂
I’m always on the hunt for a well-printed picture. 🙂 It’s an obsession that started when I was in college. I always enjoyed photography and had the privilege of working in a photography studio (that actually printed IN-HOUSE) when I was a junior in college. Part of the gig was understanding the chemistry of a ginormous Kodak printer (and being able to roll/load photo paper and film blind, but that’s another topic all together…:)). The experience taught me a whole bunch of things about photography, chemistry and people but the most important thing it gave me is an appreciation for good, consistent print quality. This appreciation is what led me to give the Polaroid Fotobar a try.
Currently, the only brick-and-mortar locations are in Florida and Washington DC. (More locations are in the works, but they are all in Florida.) I grew up in south Florida and visit friends and family that still live there on a regular basis. On my last trip I swung into the Polaroid Fotobar that I had read about online. Their focus seems to be on printing from mobile devices (i.e.-instagram) but they can print any picture you load into your account in a “Polaroid” style picture. If you’re particularly fond a photo, they can print it on wood, canvas, metal, paper or bamboo in a bigger-than-my-livingroom size. Anyways, without further ado… the fotobar.
A row of computers to load, crop and submit your photos.
Complimentary water to keep you hydrated. Photo cropping is taxing, lol!
Trinkets to buy while they print your polaroids. 🙂
Some history. :p
Want to print your own pics? Visit the at www.polaroidfotobar.com! (They even have international shipping!) Thanks for stopping by! 🙂