Snapshots from My Week
I've been sharing a lot of things on Instagram lately. I actually have a life now. I did before of course, but now it's so much more full. And I find myself sharing so many little things that won't make it into a full post, so Friday (especially when I'm busy getting ready for a fun weekend), I thought it would be the perfect time to share some Instagram snapshots from my week.
First off, the December issues are popping up.:) A good magazine, a cup of coffee, and something sweet is my idea of the perfect weekend morning. Also out are the gourmet-goody aisles in the holiday sections at Target, Walmart, etc. I can't get enough of those chocolate cherry cordials! Which ones are your favorite treats this time of year?
It wouldn't be a usual week on instagram without several coffee pics. I took this one at a Marriott in Tulsa. I'll actually do a full post on that, but let me just say it was a very relaxing and refreshing stay, and you can expect a lot more hotel and travel pics from me in the future. My boyfriend is the romantic type in so many ways, it makes me feel incredibly lucky. Be prepared to hear about it quite often. Just look away if you get nauseated by all of the love.
I posted a new recipe on the blog; I'm really making an effort to shoot at least one new recipe each week. These were quite a hit both on Instagram and the blog. You can get the recipe for these cranberry blueberry muffins here.
I've snapped quite a few shots of this Essie "In the Lobby" nail polish from the Essie Fall 2015 collection. This was actually my first time to spend more than $5 on nail polish. I know, I can be cheap. But sometimes it's the quality that counts. And this Essie polish is so worth the $8 a bottle. It was the first time, well, ever that I've had an at-home manicure look gorgeous for a whole week. This particular color is so gorgeous, and perfect this time of year.
Speaking of romance and a more full life, the holidays are a lot more fun this year. We put up a tree at his place last weekend and had some hot cocoa. And while I have explained to my boyfriend that my Instagram is a pretty and edited version of my real life, I've found that a lot of these moments are just as beautiful as the snapshots. In the past, it's been smiling faces that only last for a second, with the real life feeling a bit empty. Though it's rather the other way around this year. These truly are snapshots that capture only a fraction of the beauty and joy that I have in my life now.