Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Insta-Love



I am totally behind the times, and am always so very tardy to the game. It's mildly ridiculous, but as of late, well like years too late, I have fallen hard for instagram! I guess technically I've had an account for a spell, but I never fully participated or embraced this outlet, and I absurdly failed to follow anyone outside of my family and close friends.




Somewhere in the last few phases of the moon I started stumbling  upon these beautiful, heart warming feeds. Creatives who are brilliant photographers, poets, cooks, mothers, and visionaries. There are some that can describe my feelings better then I ever could hope, those that whisk me away with a single image, capturing light and happiness, love and sadness. There are prompts and contest and oodles and oodles of fun to be had.




So, yeah, I'm in. It's awesome!




Here is just a smidgen, a small smattering, of some of my favorites right now:

@oldjoy - her pictures and captions are flawlessly calming, and peaceful in a way I can't even describe.

@mamawatters - she is stunning, her pictures cozy, it's just an all around warm space.

@thegraygang - I'm going to be real with you, I am a bit obsessed with this gal. Her pictures radiate happiness. She portrays exactly what a life of a child should look like- colorful and messy and vibrant. Her writing is deep and heartfelt and somehow manages to make me cry beautiful sappy tears near every day.

@bethadilly - is great for anyone interested in photography. Her images are dreamy and white, full of bokeh and blur. Lovely, simple and lovely.

@denisebovee - Denise Bovee is just cool. Her pictures make me want to move to California, have a bonfire on the beach and dance under the stars:)

Now, while your out and about scouring the instragram world and  you would like to follow along on our adventures, come find me   @chels_holland 


What about you- who are some of your favorites?


p.s. I have written a piece for The Laundry Moms that is up today. I will tell you that to date it was the hardest piece to simply get written. I'm not quite sure of the why's on that, but regardless after much agonizing and procrastination I was able to at least turn something in. Check it out if you get a chance and let me know what you thought!   

36 comments :

  1. I love Instagram and have for years, the fab has never died for me. I will be checking you and your favs out.
    xxx
    Lyndsey
    www.labeau.co.uk

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  2. Love instagram! Have to check out these accounts! Thanks for sharing them

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.com

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  3. I love you insta, babe- so many candid, gorgeous snaps!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  4. Don't worry- I'm soo behind on anything social media/technology related that it's ridiculous! I'll have to check out these accounts :)

    lovejoanna.com

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  5. so glad we are insta-friends!

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  6. I haven't gotten on board with Instagram either...but maybe I should (re-)check it out. Somehow I just cant bring myself to add more technology and social media into my life when we already struggle daily with our "no phones at the table" rule. Then again, maybe I'm being over sensitive.

    I love you laundrymoms post, though, well done! Be yourself is something we should all here more often :=)

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    1. Thank you so much, I was beyond nervous about it. Really I don't understand why it was so difficult, but your encouragement is so kind, seriously, thank you.

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  7. Definitely going to have to check out these accounts!

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  8. upon your recommendation, i just checked out @thegraygang and ohmygoshyourright! her pictures so wonderfully capture childhood (and motherhood!), but it's her words that really leave me breathless! xo

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    1. She is amazing! Even my husband knows the gray gang- I'm always having to read her captions to him or show him pics of their days!

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  9. Oh, I love your post! Will be back later to check out your recommendations.....(no time now).....your first photo is so tender! Beautiful!

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  10. You did a wonderful job with your laundry moms post. I hadn't been over there before so I enjoyed poking around too. I love instagram and feel like I have so much to learn there still. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite accounts. I can't wait to explore them a little.

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    1. You will especially love them, since a lot of them are fellow mamas!

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  11. You know, I didn't really get the whole instagram 'thang' (understand its power) until I was just looking at Tiffany Gray's feed (do you call it a feed?!!).....beautiful! I want to get on Instagram like *now*!

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  12. Woohoo! Great guest posting. I tell you what, only you could get me to read a post on a blog specifically for moms and leave me walking away a little wiser. Good job, Chelsea (cheesy pat on the back).
    About the instagram...I'm way late and slightly overwhelmed by all the options. I try to be very selective in which accounts to follow, but I end up with a sparse feed. I do like Designlovefest. Bree's colorful images always put me in a good mood.
    Texas Jak
    www.novermyhead.com

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    1. You are amazing- your comments make my day, every day! Thank you for all your support and kindness, it makes me so happy!

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  13. Welcome to IG! You're such a talented photographer. You belong on IG. ;o)

    V
    www.lifeplus1.me

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  14. Instagram is very fun. Excited to follow your journey! Want to be IG friends? My handle is @simplyalexandra12 . I personally LOVE @realbrookewhite @misformomma @chelseadiane @ivoryk @verilymag @thefreckledfox @summerbellessa :) Your photos are so beautiful! XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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    1. Yay- can't wait to check out your pics, thanks for the reccomendations!

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  15. Welcome to Instagram! It can be a lot of fun and it's quickly becoming my favourite time-killing destination haha. One of my favourites include @tuulavintage - a mixture of travel and style, with the result being ever so beautiful, although I have many others! If you're interested, it would be wonderful to connect with you over there, I am @aglassofice over there :) Have a lovely week!

    p.s. congratulations on getting your writing shown on 'The Laundy Moms'

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice 

    x

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    1. Cant wait to check out your suggestions, I'll have to find you too!

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  16. Yeah, I can't help it, I'm obsessed with Insta. I just love following food feeds! Excited to read your post :)

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  17. thank you so much for your kind words! im so happy that you are loving IG! i enjoy you so much. xo.

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  18. These are lovely. I love the little ballet dancer. Such lovely moments! I'm Boring and bored on Instagram. I guess I need to step out of the confines of my teacher/mom friends. Thanks for the inspiration to expand my rather limited horizons.

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  19. I'm like you used to be, mostly just following family and close friends. But I will definitely give these ladies a look! The way you describe them makes me want to be friends with all of them! :)

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  20. these images are so heartwarming!! I'm totally checking them on IG!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  21. I love finding new people to follow, thanks for the awesome list!

    Little J Style

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  22. Instagram is such a great source of inspiration. I love looking through my feed. And discovering all of these amazing creatives across the world just goes to show how many interesting and talented people are actually out there. Thanks for some of these tips will have to check these feeds out!

    Rae | love from berlin

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  23. Love your list of 'grammers:) I met Tiffany grey in September and she's every bit as cool in real life. Off to find you on ig :)

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  24. So happy you are on IG, love following along with your adventures on the reg!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  25. Instagram is my favourite form of social media :) xx

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  26. I think you are doing awesome with your photography and Instagram! How in the world do you get your pictures on Instagram? I'm assuming they aren't smartphone pictures. For the life of me I can't figure it out.

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  27. Yes, IG has been such a gift for mother connection, in particular. I'm so glad to have found you there. Also, that list is a solid one. x

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