FreePrints: Free photos delivered to your door

In a world where the visual online presence is a must and memories are remembered through shared photos, I decided to keep it a little more vintage.

I am a shutterbug and I love keeping photo albums. Sure, many of them are shared on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter but the ones that really matter to me are the ones I decide to put in a photo album so that 10,20 years from now on I can look at and just smile. I started printing out photos back in the 2000s when I was still a kid and I remember spending most of my pocket money on them.

But now, I don’t have to worry anymore about that.

I have recently discovered an app called FreePrints that not only prints out my photos, but also delivers them to my door.

And you know what’s the great thing about them? They are free!

So, what do I really get for free?

Every month I get to choose up to 45 6X4 photo prints, so that’s 500 photos per year! That’s about two full photos albums! The photos are printed on glossy photo paper and they come in high quality.

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting them to be so professionally looking and I was quite sceptic in the beginning.  Free photos? There must be a trick or something. So I decided to select a regular photo and an edited one as well, just for the sake of comparison. But when I received them, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were true to my screen image.

However, there are a few things you do have to pay for.

If you decide you need more than 45 photos a month or different sizes – the app let’s you choose what size and tells you how much it costs. The postage and packing are not free, but they’re as little as £1.49 and never more than £3.99. When I first ordered my photo I received a discount and I only paid £0.50 for the postage! The photos usually arrive within 3-5 working days and they come nicely packed in two envelopes so that they don’t get damaged.  The app allows you to pay through PayPal, which I find hassle free and very easy to use.

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You can get the app: Apple Store , Google Play Store and also on Amazon Apps.

Have you guys tried it? Let me know about your experience!

Love,

Csilla x

 

This is a disclaimerThe mentioned product(s) have not been sent to me for reviewing or commercial purposes and this is my personal opinion and experience.

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What’s in a cup of coffee?

Today I’ve decided to write about one of my favourite things in the world. And that, ladies and gentlemen is coffee. I have been in love with this marvellous thing ever since I discovered it, when I was around 15.

The beautiful story of coffee starts, of course, way before I delighted my mouth with it. Its history dates back to the 15th century, in the Sufi shrines of Yemen. Although it was banned throughout the course of years, coffee remains the top favourite drink in the entire world.

One of the first definitions given to coffee was given by Leonhard Rawwolf ( German physician), after returning from a ten-year trip to the New East:

A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous illnesses, particularly those of the stomach. Its consumers take it in the morning, quite frankly, in a porcelain cup that is passed around and from which each one drink a cupful. It is composed of water and the fruit from a bush called bunnu.

So, ever since the 15th century, coffee had been known for its beneficial attributes. Recent studies have shown ” that coffee, in particular, may prevent diseases like stroke and certain cancers, lower the risk of Parkinson’s and dementia and boost our concentration and memory. Partly because they’re seeds, and like all seeds, they’re loaded with protective compounds.” On the other hand, coffee can present a risk for people with high-blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis and, in some cases, it can worsen insomnia, anxiety and heartburn.

After all, every metabolism is different and reacts in different ways to new things or new dietary habits. My opinion is that it would be so much easier if the caffeine content were listed on food labels;l that way, everybody could choose more carefully a safe, moderate amount for the day.

Another side effect of coffee ( you know it, you know it) it’s addiction Anyone who’s ever quit cold turkey knows it can trigger headaches, mental fuzziness for a couple of days until the body adjust. So, before becoming a coffee addict (like myself), please bare in mind all this.

And now, as gift for reading up until here, the good news about coffee!

One of the most important things: the consumption of coffee reduces suicide risk.

A 2013 study by Harvard’s School of Public Health found that those who drank two to three cups of coffee ( not decaf) a day, cut their suicide risk by 45 percent- possibly because caffeine’s stimulant effect helps boost people’s mood.

Plus, coffee lowers the risk of oral cancers ( Hm, who knew that?) due to the particles eliminated in the mouth on its way to the stomach.

Conclusion: It’s all up to you.

It is your call whether you want to be a coffee lover or not. But just so you know, you’re always welcome in our club.  As a matter of fact, all this made me crave a caramel latte.

Don’t forget: A coffee a day, keeps the doctor away!

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