Double the Instafun!

Our lives were paralleled last week as Jamie was invited to explore the U.S. Capitol with several other D.C. grammers, and I ventured out to meet some locals in Anchorage, Alaska. We both went on instameets that took place only one day a part from each other but on opposite ends of the country! Even with the distance, we still kept each other posted throughout the day by sending snapshots and text messages of what we were up to! We decided to share of few of those snapshots below:

Jamie’s Meet-Up | #capitolmorning

#capitolmorning | Our Sweet Somewhere

#capitolmorning | Our Sweet Somewhere

[ Pictured above: @justin11511 + @phil.martin ]

Kate’s Meet-Up | #walkalaska

#walkalaska | Our Sweet Somewhere

#walkalaska | Our Sweet Somewhere

alaska ig meetup

[ Pictured above: @theyoungkiimosabe, @mikeyhuff, @williedalton, @patrickroman, @jayguzman, @jovell ]

Be sure to check out more photos posted from both of these instameets by searching for the hashtags #capitolmorning and #walkalaska. If you ever get the chance to attend one near you, you’re in for treat! Not only will you have the opportunity to fill up your camera roll, but you’ll also meet some pretty amazing people. This really is a perfect example of why Instagram is such a wonderful community!



P.S. If you are interested in going to an Instagram meet up soon, there is one coming up on October 5th! Where? All over the WORLD! Be sure to check out the hashtag #WWIM10 to find one near you!

What Jamie Made: Recycled Magazine Envelopes

Last week, Scott and I received a surprise gift in the mail of reusable K-Cups from my ever so dearest blog buddy Kate and her sweet husband Anthony! It was a major highlight for the crazy week I had been dealing with. To send some loving back, I decided to make some fun recycled magazine envelopes that I’ll be using with my reply!

This fun project is so easy, and requires very little time and supplies. Start off by going through some of your old magazines and tear off the pages that catch your eye. I personally like to look for more pictures and fewer words on my pages, but anything goes!

Recycled Magazine Envelopes | Our Sweet Somewhere

Supplies Needed

+ Collected magazine pages
+ Envelope
+ Light-colored marker or pen
+ Scissors
+ Glue stick
+ Assorted washi tapes

Recycled Magazine Envelopes | Our Sweet Somewhere

12 Steps Only | Recycled Magazine Envelopes

1. Choose your envelope.
2. Carefully tear apart the envelope.
3. Choose a light-colored marker for tracing.
4. Trace the outline of the envelope on the inside of magazine paper.
5. Cut the outline out with a pair of scissors.
6. Fold the smaller sides of the envelope inward.
7. Choose your wash tape.
8. Cut out two, same-length pieces of washi tape to fit the smaller sides of your envelope.
9. Be sure to wrap the washi tape around the front and back side.
10. Fold the last two parts of the envelope (top and bottom) inward.
11. Apply glue to only the side edges of the bottom fold.
12. Fold to enclose envelope slot, and voila! You’re done.

Photo 1

Photo 2

I kind of went envelope-making-crazy after creating the first envelope pictured in the step-by-step instructions. Can you guess from the picture below which one I plan on using for my snail mail reply to Kate?!

Recycled Magazine Envelopes | Our Sweet Somewhere