September 1, 2016

Apple Picking Fun with Fujifilm Instax & Giveaway


My family's very favorite early fall tradition is our annual trip to pick apples on a farm in Vermont. The beautiful mountain and Lake Champlain views, together with fresh and delicious crisp apples make for a great day. It is also a great opportunity to take pictures. This year, I used some of the pictures taken with a Fujifilm INSTAX mini 70 camera to create an apple picking themed mantel display in our living room. We are having so much fun with the Fujifilm INSTAX camera. I just love the retro feel of this camera. Even more importantly, I appreciate that I immediately have prints to use in my home decor and for crafts.
Fall Apple Picking Mantel with Fuji Film Instax camera
The Fujifilm INSTAX camera provides instant photos anytime anywhere. It is easy to carry everywhere, which is a great advantage to me. I find that always toting around my bulky and expensive DSLR camera to be cumbersome when we are enjoying an activity like apple picking. The INSTAX is a good size to fit in a purse of small tote bag. Fujifilm INSTAX makes it easy to capture the perfect photo every time.
Fuji Film Instax mini 70 camera


The INSTAX Mini 70 is Fujifilm's newest addition to their line of instant cameras. It includes an updated camera design, improved picture quality, especially in dark scenes, new selfie mode with selfie mirror and a tripod socket. My son had a blast using the selfie feature. I think it is so cool that this timely feature has been added.
Selfie using Fuji Film Instax camera
I appreciate having prints to use immediately. So many of my photos end up stuck in digital form forever. The INSTAX makes it easier to have photos ready to display around my home. For this display, I simply tied twine onto the ends of a piece of driftwood that we brought home from the beach this summer. Then I used small clothespins (available at craft stores) to hang the pictures. I will be able to change up the look with the seasons easily.
Instant photo display ideas
We even had fun adding some captions to the bottom of the pictures. This display has been an interesting focal point for our guests too.
Apple picking fun using Fuji Film Instax
You can find out more about this nifty little camera on Fujifilm's website.
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69 comments:

  1. First, so glad to see you online again after a summer break. :) Exciting contest. I planned on buying one of these to take little photos from around the house and use them in my daughters lunchbox as her lunch "note" for preschool {since she can't read yet}. :) Also, our favorite Fall activity would be 2 things... going to the pumpkin farm that is right up the block for hayrides and pumpkins & second would be to go to the NC mountains and go apple picking at our favorite apple farm. :)

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  2. Looks like a fun camera! My favorite fall activity is going outdoors to enjoy the cooler temps and beautiful colors!

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  3. I like visiting the apple orchard.

    willgriesmer@yahoo.com

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  4. Love this new mini camera from Fujifilm! I use a Fujifilm FinePix S for a lot of my blog posts and it has been super reliable. Our family went apple picking at a farm here in Wisconsin a few weeks ago too - I now have lots of homemade applesauce and chopped apples for pies in my freezer! My favorite fall activity to do this time of year is taking a Sunday afternoon drive through the country to take in all the amazing yellow, orange and red foliage...its just breathtaking!

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  5. https://twitter.com/willgriesmer/status/771497090555994112

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  6. What a NEET Camera. Would love to win to take pictures of my two Grandchildren and my two Goldens !

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  7. Ah - the days of the good ole' Polaroid coming back better than ever!!

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  8. I love hayrides and hot cocoa, but apple picking is near the top too!

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  9. TWITTER ENTRY HERE: https://twitter.com/zanderbear/status/771721878759088128

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  10. We have our own apple tree covered in apples this year, so we're going to have our own back yard apple picking party!

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  11. I love the pumpkin patch, taking a hayride to the patch and then spending an hour or so finding the absolute best one to take home, followed, of course, with hot cider and carving that big ole pumpkin. It's a great way to spend a sunny fall day with my daughter and grandson.

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  12. My favorite fall activity is wrapping up in a blanket and sitting by the firepit. I try to keep the summer going by indulging in a few end-of-season s'mores.

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  13. I love going to the pumpkin patch and drinking hot apple cider! I seriously love everything fall!

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  14. we love our family apple day where we pick at a local farm and then bake pies, apple crisp, and a pot of cinnamon applesauce....it's a fun day all around

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  15. Knitting is my all time favorite fall activity. Knitting Christmas gifts, shawls, socks, cardigans, etc. There's nothing quite like the feel of a yarn made of cashmere, alpaca or fine merino wool.

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  16. My favorite fall activity is taking my kids apple picking up at Greenbluff Farms and taking the hay ride. Apple cider and apple pie. This year we harvest apples from grandmas farm and the whole family got involved. Good fun!

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  17. Left a tweet Here: https://twitter.com/mcoordes/status/772834024230309889

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  18. we like to go apple picking at the orchards

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  19. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/773205204711776260

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  20. My favorite fall activity by far is to go apple picking! My family and I go every year. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  21. tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/773224865369317376 yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  22. I love apple picking

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  23. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/773229400015773696

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  24. I love pumpkin picking!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  25. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/773232446619914240

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  26. My favorite Fall activity is decorating the house with pumpkins and doing Fun Halloween crafts with the kids!

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/773266071583272960
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  28. I love going to my grandson's football games.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  29. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/773288868703416320
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  30. My favorite fall activity is picking apples!

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

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  31. i love going pumpkin picking and eating apple cider donuts

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  32. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/773301392626819073

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  33. We love apple picking.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  34. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/773624501703540736

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  35. We like to go to the orchard and buy fresh produce in the fall.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  37. I like to bake pumpkin and apple goodies in the fall.

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  38. I love these cameras so much they are so cute , and i hope i have to opportunity to win >< i tweeted ~ and my favorite fall activity is pie making XD i love making pies ~ baking i guess :) <3

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  39. I love to go to the fall festivals in the fall! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  40. I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/780226190997065729?lang=en

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  41. My favorite is going to both of my grandsons' football games.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  42. tweeted
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  43. I would take pictures of my kids. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  44. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/780552466911801345 truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  45. I LOVE soccer Saturdays! Especially that the beautiful fall weather is in full effect!
    shiebs24 at gmail.com

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  46. https://twitter.com/shiebs24b/status/781205468756660224
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  47. My favorite fall activity is baking and having tea time with the family. Thanks for the nice giveaway 🙂

    allisonrsdswain(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  48. Tweet | https://twitter.com/allisonrswain/status/781244050062147586

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  49. One of my favorite Fall activities is just getting out into the neighborhood and taking photos of all the lovely leaves & cloudy skies! Breathing in that fresh, crisp air :)
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  50. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/781316103825944577
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  51. My favorite fall activity is going to our local fall festival! My kids can decorate small pumpkins and we pick out our big family pumpkin to carve!

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  52. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/781630360308310016

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  53. I like going to festivals, like the apple butter festival that's held near us every Fall. So yummy!
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

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  54. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/781640087859671041

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  55. We love camping and roasting marshmallows in the fall.

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  56. Tweet https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/781645834454601728

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  57. I love getting back to baking in the fall time. Pumpkin bread!
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

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  58. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/calebaw3s0m3/status/781653312382836736

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  59. Probably picking pumpkins and apples with my kids

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  60. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/781692019169263616

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  61. In Fall, I love to cook and bake. Fresh bread, apple pie, homemade soup. Yum!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  62. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/781919153431076864

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  63. I like going apple picking.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  64. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/781955969324638208

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  65. Trick or treating with my kids is my favorite. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  66. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/782005275897323520
    Thanks again.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  67. My favorite autumnal activity is making and canning applesauce, apple butter, apple jelly, spiced apples, and apple syrup. Fun, and tasty, too!
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

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  68. I tweeted about your apple picking post and the Fujifilm giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/782232508616278016
    Thanks!
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

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