Insta This!

Monday, April 28


I have more travel pictures than I even know what to do with! In the past few years Kev and I have traveled and lived around the globe, adventuring and exploring the most incredible, vibrant and beautiful places! I then come home and am lucky if I even blog about my adventures, much less put the images up in my house somewhere!

So, when brothers Nate and Josh Larkin from InstaThis contacted me, I knew in a heartbeat i'd soon get some of my travel momentos into my hands and onto my walls! I was thrilled!

InstaThis takes any image (iPhone, handheld camera, and DSLR pictures) and puts them on 1 of 3 items. They offer wood and aluminum matting for photos, or you can choose to have your photos put onto coasters!

I took some of my favorite images and tested them out. Here is a look at how they turned out:

COASTERS: 
I chose some of my favorite prints from our SE Asia trip last year, one from Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. I seriously am over the moon about these coasters! The pictures quality is GREAT, the colors vibrant, and the matting impeccable! I'm already scheming about how I can start giving these coasters as gifts! The amazing thing is that they are only $5 a coaster!! So affordable!

Aluminum
For the Aluminum matting, I picked a pictures I took in Greece on the Island of Crete. My sister and I stumbled upon this old monastery and explored. I seriously LOVED the aluminum matting. It was very clean, glossy, and vibrant. I actually think if I had to pick between the wood and aluminum {while it's SO close!} I would choose the Aluminum for further pictures!

 Wood: 
Even though I loved the Aluminum so much, the wood was a very close second. I loved the way the grain of the wood added an extra texture to my pictures! I chose an image of a romantic street in Paris that was just too dreamy to keep hidden on my computer! The wood has an old world charm about it that I just love. Maybe I like the wood better? haha…see, it was just too hard to decide!!

So the verdict is that I LOVE InstaThis! I've already planned out a few birthday gifts I will be giving to friends and family using some of my travel photos:) Everything was clean, professional, and just a fun touch to add to your home!!

And in other BIG news…

I finally caved and got my own instagram! Feel free to follow along @hopeengaged

Happy Week Friends!

29 comments :

  1. I loooove the coasters!! We have so many coasters in our house because they were our wedding favors and we had a ton left over. But I would gladly trade them out for some pictures from our travels. Love all of your photos! And I'm stoked you have instagram, following now :)

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  2. Those coasters are so cute. And the wood, oh I'm in love already. Thanks for sharing this place with us (and your instagram!)

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  3. These are so cool!! I have so many travel photos that I'd like to display, but just haven't got around to it! This is such a neat way to print photos!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx
    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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  4. I love how InstaThis offers different options for how to display your photos! Will definitely check them out! And Welcome to Instagram!!! Will be following once I submit this comment :)

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  5. Oh, those coasters are a really fun idea!! I have yet to get instagram, but Angel has it, so I still get the fun of scrolling through his feed!

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  6. Oh wow - LOVE all of these - need to check into them for sure for all the pictures from my travels. How perfect! And welcome to instagram :) following along friend!

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  7. Lovely! Such great shots. I am always looking for more ways to get my photos off of hard drives and in to my home. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. How amazing are these?! As soon as I'm settled into my next home, I plan to invest in a couple of wood pieces of my own :)

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  9. i love all of these!! i will be checking these guys out!

    p.s. SO excited for you to be on instagram. you have no idea how many times i've said "i wish katie were on the 'gram!" for real. :)

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  10. Those are such wonderful ideas! I love the coasters, you're right they would make great gifts.

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  11. These are so beautiful! And such good ideas compared to a standard canvas. I will definitely have to bookmark this site for decorating our new/next home.

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  12. I love this idea! What a great way to keep your photos around the house.

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  13. Yay! I'm so glad you have Instagram now! :)

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  14. I've never heard of this company, but it sounds amazing!!! How unique to print on aluminum and wood? Love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Gorgeous! I love the quality of those! I am going to find you on instagram now! :)

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  16. These are just LOVELY! Thanks for sharing, I'm definitely book marking this site. :)

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  17. Aaaah these are amazing! I love the coasters, they look so vibrant and clear. I'm really inspired by all of your photography, simply stunning :)

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  18. Ok first of all- I LOOOOOVE the updated layout! So very simple but pretty!!!
    I also LOOOOOVE that you're on IG! :) It's fun to keep up that way! and....I LOOOOVE the coasters! What a fun idea! I may borrow the idea for some of our Peru pics!

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  19. This is amazing! I was trying to find ways to display my favorite pictures. So happy you shared this.
    PS love the new look!

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  20. i seriously need to bet around to getting some of our photos printed! i can't wait till we have walls to cover in our travel photos. i love how yours came out!

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  21. You take awesome photos! I love your canvasses.

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  22. Gorgeous !! I'm doing this for Mother's Day gifts now... thanks so much for the tip !!

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  23. LOVE those coasters! Soon I´ll make some for myself as a little gift. Can´t wait to pick out which photos! How will I ever choose?!

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  24. Katie! You should totally upload more of your absolutely BREATHTAKING photos from your travels! They make me happy! :O :')

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  25. wow, i'm just now coming over to comment on this post and i LOVE your new blog design! great travel tips, too.

    travel tip from me: one thing my husband and i always do on long-haul flights is try to get 23 hours layovers somewhere.

    i.e. we flew from bangkok to vienna for a wedding. found a flight with a 22 hours layover in istanbul over new year's day. it was just long enough to get out and see hagia sophia and blue mosque, eat turkish delight, and whet our appetite to go back! we also did it in macau - a city we'd never go to on its own, but long layover? why not!? the airlines will keep your luggage so you just need your carry on with stuff for one night. obviously this only works if the visa is easy to get. actually on our way BACK thru istanbul, we had a four hour layover. since our visa was multi entry, we went to ikea and bought a pot rack. a bit madcap, but that's how we roll. :)

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  26. Nice photos:)) x
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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