remembering [in Instagrams]

I realized the other day that there are a bunch of you sweet people who read my blog that aren't bloggers yourselves. You don't understand exactly why I care about documenting every little thing that happens in my life, and you especially don't understand why I share my life on the internet for everyone to see.

Mostly,  it's to remember. I've had this blog for over two years now and I love looking back on my old posts and reading about a funny memory that I forgot about otherwise. I blog to write and sort things out in my head, and I blog for the community of other sweet blogger friends that I've made throughout the years, but mostly, it's to remember.

And so, in an effort to not exclude you readers that don't have blogs yourself/don't have a smartphone/don't care about Instagram, these are collages of little moments that I've shared on Instagram, but for one reason or another, they didn't make it on the blog. Remembering these little moments is what makes me thankful for the life that I'm living.
[starting at the top, left to right]: 
1) When Ben's gone for the weekend and I get home late from work, I'm a real classy lady: beer, mac and cheese out of the pot, and SNL reruns on the couch. 
2) Sister bonding with hair dye is a dangerous thing.
3) Our coffee table got real tempting for a few weeks.
4) I made a bunch of Thanksgiving potluck feast invites for our friends. We'll be squeezing 18 people into this tiny apartment next week, so that's exciting.
5) My morning toast and coffee is becoming a ritual. 
6) Drinking beer and working on Etsy orders. I love being a grown up. 
7) I dropped my toast on the ground on my way out to the truck one morning, but didn't have time to go back inside and remake it, so I picked those leaves right off and ate it. A little dirt never hurt anybody. 
8) We had my family over for breakfast for dinner and it turned out delicious-ly. 
9) Sometimes on Saturday mornings, I get fancy and cook myself eggs to eat with my coffee and toast. Ben calls is my Old Lady Breakfast.
[starting at the top, left to right]: 
1) Every time I go to Target, something just magically jumps into my cart. This time it was Halloween Oreos.
2) Knee high fuzzy socks are the best thing ever invented.
3) I put all of our wedding cards together into a little book and now, they're on our bookshelf instead of a box in the attic. Smart thinkin, right?
 4) Some moms stocked up on bottled water for the hurricane, but because my little sister lives in that house, Mom bought gallons and gallons of milk. That girl needs her own cow.
 5) Last week, I got stuck in a ditch. That was a fun way to start my morning. Thankfully, a DOT guy with a backhoe pulled me out. Such a nice DOT guy.
 6) I ordered a Blurb book of my Instagram pictures last week and decided to write in it, scrapbook style. I'm happy with how it turned out.
 7) Ben came home yesterday!!! So, I baked him a Funfetti cake and wrote a little welcome home message.
8) I finally found somewhere to put all of my mini-Instax pictures. Now, I just need to take some more so that bottom one isn't so lonely.
 9) Last night, I was entertaining myself in the truck while I waited for Ben's plane to land. Thus, documenting the first time I'd done my hair in a week.

And that's it! I've decided that I'll start doing a little Instagram round up every once in a while for those of you who don't follow me, but if you have it and would like to follow along in real time, I'm @wildchild_jack on there.

Happy Tuesday!


Mrs.B said...

you should link this post up over at for insta tuesday!

I love fuzzy socks. And you're braver than me.. I don't think I'd be able to eat that toast. haha

elise said...

new[est] follower. loving this post and absolutely loving your blog! can't wait to keep following along!

stop by sometime!