I love looking at Instagram & I like seeing what people post. It warms my heart to see a family having fun, a delicious food, or a motivational quote. I’ve had Instagram for awhile now and I though i’d run through and pick out my favorite moments from near and far.
These memories are in no particular order of importance and a few of them are a little older but they are still my favorites. If you think my photos are great and that i’m awesome and worthy, you can click here to follow me. I think Instagram is one of the funnest social media platforms, only because a picture can tell a thousand words. When using Instagram you can choose to write a caption or not at all, I love that!
I was going to pick just 10 and do 2 posts but then I couldn’t pick my first favorite 10. Do you see the problem here? It doesn’t help I can’t make up my mind about almost anything, hah. So here they are, all 20 of my favorite moments through my Instagram adventure.
This is my favorite mug with one of my favorite sayings. I think mugs are cute and I’ve always had a thing for them and I think it’s even better when they display an inspiring message.
I love writing and I’d love to do it on the side or turn it into a full time career. I haven’t actually launched it yet but it’s in the works. I want to make sure I’m completely ready.
This little beauty caught my eye at an animal shelter so I had to have her. I’d never had a cat before so it was a bit of a challenge. She was 6 weeks old, I had to teach her to eat wet food then dry food, use the literbox, and teach her boundaries. Every morning at 2am waking up to put her in the literbox so she wouldn’t have an accident and playing until 330 was trying, especially waking up at 5:45am for work. She’s been sleeping on my head since the day I got her, she still does and I love our cuddle time.
Raleigh is such a gorgeous place with so much history. I love wondering around the shops just looking for what I can find.
Ruppert was the first pet I got when i went out on my own. I’d always wanted a chinchilla and he was perfect. He was moody but he was really funny, I taught him to give high fives. His little hands were so tiny you’d have to use your finger though. He had a huge personality and he was addicted to raisins. I loved our time together watching the ID Network whilst he chewed on his apple orchard sticks. I had to put the little guy to sleep in March and it was the hardest choice I’ve ever had to make. His kidneys were failing which made him so sick, it broke my heart but I couldn’t let him suffer. I’ll always love his fluffy butt though.
Downtown Raleigh is filled with great artists and the graffiti art is forever beibg painted over and changing so you never know what you’ll find. I love finding pieces like this one!
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I love everything about it and if I could I’d leave my Christmas tree up year around, I love the glow of the lights at night. I love love love baking cookies at Christmas too. I get to make my signature Ninja bread cookies! Aren’t they cute?! Just a alight spin on the regular gingerbread cookies.
Being that I love Christmas and Christmas lights, it’s only natural for me to put them everywhere, haha. Another one of my favorites for the holiday is to decorate my mantle in festive greenery, berries, lights, and anything else that goes with my theme that year.
were an experimental surprise that went terribly great! I wanted something sweet but crunchy I’d seen a recipe for them on the food networks show “Cupcake Wars
” but I didn’t really want to follow that recipe so I added a few little things of my own like a little nut Meg and cinnamon and added maple syrup into the batter and drizzled over the top. They became a hit!
I have a twin brother who is my best friend. When we were younger we’d fight like cats and dogs, I even hit him in the face with an aluminum teaball bat once. He’s 1 minute older so he reigns superiority, ya know. He always knows what to say when I need advice, make me laugh when I’m mad, and take up for me when I’m not around. My best friend is awesome!
oh, this was the first offical week of working at BMW. was tired from working 10+ hours a day All week, my brain hurt from learning information of two jobs (warranty & booker [paying technicians for the work they complete]), and coffee was needed in an IV of this week. I had no idea what I was in for but eventually it got easier and now my coworkers can go on vacation without worrying if I’ll jack something up or not. I’m not going to lie, the jobs are stressful and some days I want to slam my head in the door but I love working here and most of my coworkers, haha.
I love art! It’s such a great way to express yourself and the colors – oh I love colors. My favorite place to find solace is right here in this spot at the art museum. If my family or friends are calling or texting and can’t reach me, they know to find me here.
Working for BMW has been amazing. There are great benefits, always someone to contact with questions, and they want you to learn and play. I was with the company for about 3 months and they sent me on a business trip to Baltimore. I don’t like flying so they gave me a loaner car, paid for my hotel, my food, and even to sight see. I had such a great time!
Charleston, SC is by far one of my favorite places I’ve yet to see. Everything is gorgeous, the food is fantastic, and people are so nice. I walked around for hours taking in everything the city had to offer.
Another gem from South Carolina! The Magnolia Garden & Plantation. The grounds are beautiful and it’s packed with history too. I didn’t want to leave!
I had no idea I liked history as much as I do but it’s fascinating to me to know what went on before I was here, or before a lot of us were here for that matter. I took my mom for Christmas and it was absolutely gorgeous!
My dad has had a ton of health problems and needs to be monitored for blood transfusions, high & low blood sugar, holes in his esophagus, and cirrhosis. He had a mesh put on his liver in 2013, which was too big causing it to leak into his abdomen, which he’d get drained from a port the doctor inserted twice a month. He ended up getting gain green, a blood bacteria, and a 5lb tumor and almost died. We found a reconstruction doctor who changed his life! He removed the mesh and reconstructed dad’s stomach, dad’s like a new person!
I decided to do yoga one say and I absolutely fell in love. It was a challenge at first and some of the advanced poses still get me but it’s great at relieving stress, which is great because it’s frowned upon to punch people in the throat.
Running…we have a love hate relationship. Once I started I hadn’t ran since- I don’t know the 5th grade? It’s embarrassing but I could only run like 30 seconds at a time. Wow, can’t believe I said that. I kept pushing myself everyday and finally made progress.
I don’t think I was ever so ecstatic to finish. I had signed up a week before the half marathon was to begin. I didn’t train but I was already running 6 miles a day. I thought “what’s another 7.1 miles?” I’ll tell you – ALOT, that’s what. Hah, I couldn’t walk for 3 days and it hurt to sit to pee, TMI I know. The struggle was real. I’d never been more proud of myself though.
As i said i love instagram, leave a link to one of your favorite photos in the comments and ill check it out!