Hyperlapse from Instagram

With my day job being in the Educational Technology field part of the fun is finding new and fun tools to play around with.  Hyperlapse from Instagram is one of those tools.

So what is Hyperlapse?  It’s an app that you can download for free on your iPhone or iPad (not for Android yet).  My only apple device is an iPad so that is where I was able to play with this app.  Hyperlapse takes time lapse videos of what you point your device at.  Just as your would take a normal video using your phone or tablet, you would open the Hyperlapse app instead, start recording and press stop when you are done.  After you press stop you have the ability to set the speed of your video (1x – 12x) and you are done!  It comes with built in stabilization, which is great, and you can very easily share your finished video with the apps you have downloaded on your device.  No sound is captured in your video but you could add music or something by editing it in another app.

While it’s not going to be my go to everyday video capturing tool, it will definitely be kept in my back pocket on those unique occasions.  To try it out I shot about a 5 minute video of the snow coming down about a week ago.  When I finished recording I increased the speed to 12X, saved it and uploaded it to YouTube.  So easy!  In YouTube I was able to add music from the music library YouTube give you to play with.

I think as we hit spring here in Lancaster County I will do a Hyperlapse on my hour commute to work.  It’s such a pretty drive and this is the perfect app to capture that!

What I’m Loving Today! #1

Today is Saturday.  It’s the second weekend in a row where I feel trapped in my own place because of weather.  If it’s going to snow I would much rather have it on a weekday so I can have a snow day off of work.

That being said there are so many wonderful things happening today.  Here is what I’m loving today:

1. SHAMROCK SHAKES!!!

I love these things!  I usually get one or two a season because they are NOT good for you.  They hold a special place in my heart because when we lived in North Carolina they were really hard to find (although I think that has changed).  The hubs went out right as it started snowing to grab a quick McDonald’s lunch and (ta da!) a Shamrock Shake!

shamrock shake

2. SNOW

I actually don’t like snow…let me rephrase that…I don’t like driving in snow.  If I don’t have anywhere to go then bring it on.  We haven’t had a ton of snow in Lancaster County this year but enough to make it annoying.  Today is the most snow we’ve had and we have no where we need to be…that’s when I love it!

snow

3. MY SCENTSY WARMER

I love my Scentsy warmers and the fall and winter scents are my favorite.  Today I am warming the scent ‘Everything Nice’ and it smells so good and cozy, just as a snowy day should.  Although hubs just brewed beer so that is ‘altering’ the cozy smell, depending on who you ask. 🙂  *Disclaimer, I do sell Scentsy products.

scentsy bar

4. BEER

So the hubs brewed beer today.  Which is awesome!  I think he brewed a Nut Brown Ale.  Beer and snowy days kind of go hand in hand for us.  One of the best things when he brews beer is the spent grain bars he makes when he is done and a fresh batch just came out of the oven.  They are pretty healthy, loaded with fiber and the dog drools over them too!  Here is the recipe I posted on another blog site I’ve dabbled with.

grain bars

5. OUR NEW HUMIDIFIER

With the temps hovering around zero the past few weeks, our apartment was totally drying out.  Hubs constantly shocked himself when touching light switches and then touching me or the dog.  I always told him it was because he was wearing flannel and covered in a fleece blanket.  But a few days ago I started getting shocked by everything as well.  Even the dog cowered when we went to pet her because she could feel the static electricity coming her way.  So the other night we bit the bullet and went out to get a humidifier.  I did some quick research before we went and narrowed it down to three possible candidates.  When we got there they only had two left and needless to say we purchased the one in the busted up box along with a humidifier gauge.  Worked like a charm!

humidifier

We got the Honeywell HWM-340W Easy to Care Warm Mist Humidifier

 

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