1.30.2012

i believe in little moments.


(instagram: wwrinserepeat or view my photos here)

The day after our wedding, Gabe activated my iPhone...a much debated purchase about which I wasn't completely keen. You see, I'm a tech-minimalist--my circa 2009 brick cell was more than enough for me. Anything more advanced was likely to leave me cussing like a sailor while trying to check my voicemail.

Unfortunately, my technophile husband couldn't stand my behind-the-times phone. So, upgrade we did. And it is he who I now blame for my addiction to Instagram, the ultra fast photo editing app that I use at least ten times a day.

I'm the type whose house may be a mess, but still fiddles with the salt and pepper shaker until they're standing in perfect harmony, or takes a moment to categorize my shelves by color, simply because I feel life is prettier that way. Prior to having an iPhone, I didn't stop to document these little things using my camera because it was rather time consuming.

I believe in those little moments, in catching the way an apple looks sitting on the table. Even if that's silly to everyone else, certain things are worth taking a moment to fidget with, to honor beauty in the smallest of things. Even if the rest of the world is in chaos, the ability to control one little beautiful moment is fulfilling.

So....yep. I'm now one of those people...I believe in Instagraming the heck out of life! Do you Instagram?
 
 
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In other news, my good friend Shannon is running a week-long series on starting your dream creative business. So many of us girls are either livin' that dream or quietly thinking about it (I fall into the latter category, still too shy to start!). Any of you girls fall into those categories? :) Well, she's got a crew of amazing folks who are sharing their experiences and advice this week...be sure to pop over and check out the Livin' the Dream series!

18 comments:

  1. instagram is the best most addicting most fun app EVER!

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  2. Instagram is SUPER addictive! Love your pics (as always!!)

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  3. I am the same! Now that I'm employed, we intend on getting iphones (finally!) and I can't wait to use instagram!

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  4. *sigh* Just when I thought I wasn't the last person on the Earth to have a smart phone, you go and get one.

    I confess, I kind of want an iPhone JUST so I can get that adorable Kate Spade polka dot cover. Vanity, thy name is Lizzie.

    LB

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  5. beautiful! i'm going to follow you on instagram now :)

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  6. amen lady. those little moments are the very things i live for. well, not all i live for, but they certainly make my life a thousand times sweeter.

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  7. "tech-minimalist"...love it! i'm just waiting for the day when smart phones make their way down to the free upgrade level.

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  8. I just love what you do with your photography! Lovelove!

    New avid reader here! Cant wait to get some time to go back and read your archives :)

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  9. Ugh my boyfriend has the iPhone.. so whenever he is around I HAVE to use instagram, and I am so jealous of him!! I can hardly wait to get my iphone in March.. specifically for the camera, haha. Thank you for giving us non iPhoner's a link to your images!!

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  10. i love your instagram photos! pretty much since you started posting, i always click thru to see what you've posted, often going back to look at all of them in the album. you know how to make the little things really stand out :)

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  11. Your Instagram photos are adorable! I love them!
    If you love taking pictures, Instagram is seriously the most addicting app! I love it!

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  12. I also believe in little moments and love following along with yours. We totally both have a weakness for brass animal figurines and dessert :)

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  13. I don't like people to follow me on instagram because I take such ridiculous photos (food, pencils, whatever is around). Oh well! Welcome to the instagram world!

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  14. The iPhone camera is amazing. It seriously has made taking great pictures easier. Bethany is so good at it and I love how she takes pictures of all the moments now. Anna, luckily at least on AT&T the iPhone 3GS is free on upgrade and when the next generation iPhone comes out the iPhone 4 will be free on upgrades. So you can get one! AT&T is not bad it is what I have. If you are on Verizon though then they should have the 4 for free when the next gen comes out also :)

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  15. You're instagram photo stream is definitely one of my favourites. Every photo just makes me starry eyed. I think it's one of the best ways to capture all the little things. So I want to print all my little photos somehow. :)

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  16. I started using this app just after seeing these amazing and boy is it fun ! x

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  17. Ok i tried to edit my last comment but i can't I missed out the word 'pictures' lol silly girl I am !

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