I have a little Instagram problem, I love it. Maybe even obsessed. I love posting pictures of my days and reading the comments followers make. I love all the amazing things the people I follow post. Some of my favorite IGers are oh joy, bleubird, babiekins magazine, dwell studio, Kirsten Rickert and Anna Spiro. I usually post images on the days I spend with the family. Not as much when I’m working, the way I see it pictures in pjs jumping on the couch get old. Most of the posts above are from our recent trip to the gulf. More details on Destin and the amazing home we rented to come. The thing about this stage in the girls is that the pictures don’t do our days justice, it’s what the girls say and how they say it that makes us melt a little more each day. Check out the YouTube channel for recent videos.
I’ve been absent a lot lately. This month is my busy time at work. Which means that six months worth of product has to get designed in three weeks. I’ve been working late almost every night so when I get home and eat dinner I barley have enough energy to get ready for bed and none for writing blog posts.
We had a great weekend. It was beautiful here and the warm weather is expected to stick.
I had to go to work for a few hours on Sunday, so I missed bed time for the fifth time this week. I’m not going to candy coat it, missing bed time with the girls makes me sad. But I’m lucky that it only happens a couple of weeks a year and I have a wonderful husband who can handle it all by himself.
Thanks for the loaner pj’s Livia!
I post random pics most days on Instagram. I love getting instant feedback and getting inspired to take different kinds of photos of my kids. Here are some of my recent posts,
Sunrise at home
Busy bees just like me
Always trying something new
A pretty table where I enjoyed dinner
Tutu’s and a dancing pig
New hooded towels
New best friend
Too many toys
Pretty in pastels
eating with a fork
Tada, I can stand on the chair
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I love baby arms, some people go crazy over baby feet or cute little tushies. I’m a sucker for my girls squishy little tiny arms. Despite it being winter and pretty cold outside we keep our house toasty warm so that I can let the girls run around in just their diapers as much as possible. Any less than that is asking for trouble.
Hope you are having a nice weekend.
We’ve had an arms full of good nights around here over the last 14 months, we have a handful of good nights then a whole bunch of not so good nights. This week has been especially bad. The girls have been fighting going to sleep at bedtime and are waking more than usually at night and crying for extra long.
This morning the girls woke before six. I know they were still tired but weren’t going to go back to sleep so we rested and watched our favorite tv program, YouTube videos of Israeli kid shows, all in Hebrew.
I love it for several reasons, since its not a religious holiday there are no services to attend. It’s not that I mind the services, it’s just nice to get to spend the whole day off enjoying free time with family. And it’s a great excuse to dress babies up in their fancy dresses from Safta. They are from Zara (similar here).Another reason Thanksgiving is a favorite of mine is because we spend it out in the country at my sister lake house, which is beautiful and relaxing and always one of my favorite places to be. OK, its not exactly out in the country, its more like a country club, but the town is far away from a big city.
Then there is the fact that Thanksgiving is always within a week of my birthday, so I always get to celebrate my birthday with my family.
And last is the deserts! I love pumpkin and pecan pie, whip cream in anything is perfect and there is always enough chocolate left over to last for days. The actual meal is always tasty too, but it’s the deserts that keep bringing me back each year.
So that’s a wrap for thanksgiving 2012, let the games be watched.
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and spent it in company that you enjoyed. I hope you ate enough gravy to last you until next year and I hope that each day you remember that you can be thankful for the people who make your life special.
For babies, Everything is amazing. The way they freeze and stare in a state of wonder at any new sight or sound. Thankfully, if I plan it right, just long enough for a picture.
The way Jordan strains her little body to see what’s happening behind me. The way Talia will make her way into every drawer or inspect each toy thoroughly until all possible uses have been determined.
They are sweet and curious and smart and almost one. Where did the year go, that is what amazes me.
Monday’s are my most challenging days for blogging. You’d think I could create some really great post for a Monday morning having had the whole weekend to work on it, but the truth is the weekends are my time to exhaust myself playing with and caring for my family. Every second of these two and a half days is precious time to me, and the last thing I want to do while I am sitting outside at the park or pool is be staring at my phone or iPad. I’ much rather stare at these pretty blue eyes!
The weekends are when I take most of the photos that I use in my posts and think about topics I want to write about, so I do work on them, I just prefer to save the actual writing part for the work week and then sit down and focus around 9:30 after the girls are asleep and dinner is cleaned up.
This is what’s called a photo dump, I promise it’s not as simple as it sounds, but it’s easier than writing a story filled with descriptive pictures. This is a bloggers easy way out. Its all the instagram pictures I have taken over the last month or so, and considering there are only sixteen, clearly I need to step it up on the instagram! I then take four pictures at a time and create mini collages on my phone using Diptic app. If you want to be the first to see these pictures as I post them you can follow me on instagram (iphone app) or online, username juliemara.