Oh, instagram, how I love thee. Snap a photo, add an artsy filter, give it a clever caption. I love reading blogs, of course, but I find instagram to be just as entertaining.

My instagram feed is super random, but I try to fill it with something that fits into these three categories: pretty things, moments I want to remember, and fun things to share.

Here are a few of my latest photos:



Freshly cut peonies from our yard. They don’t last long, but they sure are magnificent when they are here!


Rainier cherries. De-lish.


We have had some crazy weather which has made for incredibly beautiful sunsets.



Father’s Day 2013. Daddy’s being a hero to more than just our family. He is pretty amazing.


Our first movie of the summer and it was SO CUTE! If you haven’t seen it yet, we give it a big thumbs up.



Nothing better than an iced latte in the afternoon. I mix a pod of decaf espresso, cold milk, a splash of vanilla and lots of ice. My friend makes hers with raw sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon and it’s delicious too.

P.S. Do you just adore the Beautiful Mess app? That’s where that cute chevron graphic came from, but I like the preset filters a lot too.


My youngest nephew turned one last weekend and his mama threw him a newsboy party. So clever and cute and totally right for this little newsie:


I could eat him. And the cake.


This is fun: instagram now has video. I posted my first one while in the empty car. You can click on the image to watch it.  Exciting stuff. And yes, my eyelashes are fake.

Yesterday I shared this photo of me working on a very long post at starbucks.


I said it was going to go up today, but I lied. I’m not done writing the novel yet, so it will wait until Monday. Do come back … I think you’ll enjoy it.

As part of the post, we’ll be offering a discount on The Blog Class and helping you set up and install your own blog at no extra cost {limited spots}. So if you’ve been wanting to start, grow, get better at blogging, Monday is your day.

Enjoy your weekend!


9 Responses to insta-update

  1. Kelly June 28, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    I had to stop by to see if your novel was ready. I’m excited for Monday! Do you do Twitter, too? It’s the only social media I have decided to ignore (at least for now).

  2. Holly Herick June 28, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    It seems we have so much in common, aside from us both being creative people and living in the same state, this blog tells me your husband is a firefighter just like mine. I enjoy reading little snippets of your creative hectic life. Artfully presented,
    honest and true—you don’t come across fake, only genuine.


  3. labbie1 June 28, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    I don’t do instagram. Had to put a stop to new social sites somewhere! :) Thanks for sharing though. Interesting and that newsboy party–too cute! :)

  4. Peggy June 28, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    sweet! i had to snicker to myself because i have an instagram account but rarely use it… this coming from the girl who has to clear out her photo file once a week on her iphone because she kills the memory with video and photos. LOL i know crazy! Thank you for sharing with us… no maybe it’ll help inspire me to do better. :-)

  5. Shannon {Our Home Notebook} June 28, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    I loving seeing these snapshots of your life. Audrey is getting so big!

  6. Jenny Collier June 28, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    That party is the cutest! I’m glad to hear you liked Monsters University. We’re headed to the drive-in within the next week to see it and I had heard mixed reviews. Have a great weekend!

    • emily June 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

      I really loved the movie. Disney could have gone much scarier with it and I’m so glad they kept it fun and not too spooky. I hope you like it too!

  7. Allie K June 28, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    Have you tried the PostalPix app? I was skeptical but I LOVE it. It let’s you order pictures directly from your phone in all different types and sizes. I ordered 50 4×4 Instagram pics for around $18 including shipping and received them in 2 days! So easy and now my office bulletin board has so many personal moments. Makes the workday more fun. :)

    • emily June 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

      oooh, i’ll have to order. Thanks for the suggestion!

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