I love Snapchat! I love sharing little bits of life in short videos and quick photos, but it’s also been fun to watch it grow as a business. It’s hard to believe that a few years ago it was known for less savory reasons and now it’s “worth” more than a billion dollars. Their monetization has been the most interesting to follow because I think they’ve figured it out in a way smoother way than any other social app has been able to do. Get everyone on board with fun filters and then slowly introduce awesome sponsored ones where the users are disseminating the ads to their own followers? Brilliance.
FOUR // Farmgirl Flowers
I’ve had so many reasons to send fresh flowers to friends and family lately. One of my friends just had the most adorable little girl and I had to send her a pink bouquet to celebrate. I’m obsessed with Farmgirl Flowers (the Instagram account alone is swoon-worthy); the peony bouquets are STUNNING and a huge hit! Highly recommend!
When we came to Ireland, we knew we had to get an authentic Aran sweater. There are a ton of stores in just about every town selling sweaters, but we were looking for the real deal. After a bunch of researching, we decided to swing by Ó’Máille’s in Galway. It was amazing!! The four of each found a hand-knitted sweater that we will all cherish for years and years to come. My favorite part was that each sweater came with a tag with the name of the woman who knitted it. Each knitter has a little bit of a unique style so it’s like every sweater tells its own story. If you can’t get out to the store, they actually accept orders online!