Monday, March 24, 2014

Picking Dandelions {& an Instagram Link Up}

It was a fairly laid back weekend, but I didn't get much done on the computer at all. It was another weekend of being almost "unplugged" from cyber world. And it was nice. It also means that I didn't get today's post completely finished, and I'm really late with posting today anyway. So instead, here's something different than I had planned...


The photo above is the latest post from our Instagram feed. The kids went to the park, and Baby Girl LOVES picking dandelions!

We've had our Instagram account since late August 2013. But our posts were spread out, because I personally did not have a mobile device to be able to post. Posts were done by my daughter, and only when we (or she) remembered to do it (not often).

In January, she bought me a cell phone (love my daughter!). You can read about that here. I set myself up with the Instagram app, and she was glad that she would no longer have to be doing the posts and managing different accounts (yeah, I think it was the real motivation for buying ME my own phone - so we didn't have to use hers)

I've slowly been gaining followers since then, but I thought it would be fun to have a little no-rules linky this week. That's right - NO RULES. Simply link up!

Leave the link to your instagram account! Visit one or two others and follow if you want. If you do decide to follow me (@2justByou), please leave me a blog comment so I know. You can do this for any other accounts you follow too. Just leave them a nice blog comment and make their day a great one. Sometimes it's hard to tell where your new followers come from, and I always like to know, if possible, because I like to know how people found me. But remember, these are not rules - think of them more like helpful hints - just have fun with it!


Are you on Instagram? What do you like to share there? What are your favorite posts from others?
I like sharing little bits of the day, or maybe a snippet from a blog post. I love seeing posts from everyone else that include what inspires them, or fun and interesting places they go to on their travels. I've seen some really cool foodie shots too (I don't know about you, but I really don't ever get tired of foodie photos). 

So here it is, let's link up! (Hint: you have to upload your photo to display.)






How was your weekend???



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18 comments :

Allison Rust said...

I love Instagram! I just followed you. I share lots of pet pics. Other things too, but yeah... mainly pet pics. Haha!

Bernadette Callahan Powell said...

I linked up and am following those on the list so far. :) I love Instagram and started using it way back before anyone else :)

Hena Tayeb said...

don't have instagram
can't wait till it's warm enough to go dandelion picking ourselves.

Marsha said...

I don't have a cell phone so no instagram account for me either. I remember being that age and picking wild flowers.

Natalia Khon said...

I like to get "unplugged" from cyber world too :) Not even sorry that I do not have Instagram :)

Marlys Folly said...

Thanks for hosting...following now

Kristin Aquariann said...

I still don't have a smart phone - I recently had my best friend set me up with an Instagram account just so I could enter a Jamberry giveaway. I can stalk other people, but can't post my own photos.

La Vie En May said...

So cute! I used to love playing in the park. The swing set was always my go to activity.

I love using instagram. Beauty and fashion are so visual that using Instagram helps me and my blog!

katiecupcakes said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend too :)

Memories for Life said...

Awww...the joys of childhood :)

Nicole Sanford said...

I think Instagram is the only social media platform I don't use. With so many others, sometimes I'm overwhelmed. I'm not sure I could take on the task of learning another one. It's great that you take time out and "unplug" with your little one though. :) I'm a Pinterest addict though!

Emma @ P is for Preschooler said...

I can't wait until we see some dandelions growing this year - or anything growing would be an improvement! :)

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi, this is my first time linking up here for your instagram party and thanks. I'm following you on twitter and look forward to more. Have a great day.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Additionsstyle said...

That is such a sweet photo, I really wish I had dandelions to pick it would be better then looking a snow everyday:) Great idea for a link, thanks.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

thepinterestedparent.com said...

I should try using my Instagram more but I don't. It is sometimes hard to post when you want to. That was nice of your daughter to get you a phone. Sweet!

Nicci said...

Instagram is a fun way to see what's happening with friends. It's like the best part of Facebook (the pics) without all the drama. (=
Enjoy getting to know Instagram!

Joyce Wheeler said...

One of the ways that we chose to cut corners was our cell phones. Plus we feel we just need to talk if the need arises. Simple phones, simple plan no texting, no photos, just talking. I'll tell you a secret though I wouldn't mind being on Instagram. Thanks for sharing on Tuesdays With a Twist.

Lynda Benson said...

I LOVE Insagram...once I figured it out LOL super fun and easy :) and so great to see how others live through the pics