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insta-faves 02I was pleased with how the other INSTA-FAVES post turned out so thought I’d make it a thing here on LF. I’ll post when I have four images saved to my phone of similar aesthetic.  Just like the other post, here, I’ll share the image source and what you can expect to see if you follow the account.  This entry’s theme is food/kitchen!

Here you will find beautiful flower arrangements, table settings and events.  Love me some well organized ariel photos and how cute are those daisies!?

photo 2 (2)@anthropologie
(this photo promoting event with @masonshaker)
Here you will find not only pretty clothes from their web store and catalog but also event coverage and inspiring home decor.  After seeing this photo I immediately checked out the Mason Shaker site and added their products to my wet bar wishlist-good stuff!

photo (1)@localmilk
Here you will find stunning food photography, blog updates, home decor inspiration, Beth’s travel photos and more!  I know you’re wondering about that moon mug so I’ll spare you the research, it’s by Small Spells.

photo 1 (2)@folkmagazine (they regrammed this from @iampatrickchin)
Here you will find all things authentic from a photographers moment, food, families, decor and lots more all capturing America in it’s finest.  This is a blueberry lavender pie, I repeat. BLUEBERRY LAVENDER!

Hope you enjoyed! Soft launch of our website is coming tomorrow, can’t tell you yet but it’s going to be a goodie and I’ll definitely share soon!

Insta-Faves 01

moonfeather1924morganYou know when you’re scrolling through Instagram and screenshot images you find inspiring and save them in your library and go back and look at them over and over again until you delete them because your phone is full and you must make room. (I know it’s not just me doing this!)

Well I’ve had a few images that have been chilling in my library and I thought I’d share, here are my top four of the moment!


On this account you will see-floral decor, flowers, diy

Not that I’m currently engaged but I’ve been looking at this image and realizing its vibes are exactly what I want for my future wedding. You can see this on the Pinterest board I started a while back, not even ashamed that I’m already pinning!


On this account you will see- minimal photography, handmade goods for sale, branding

Their photos really stand out from a lot of the images you see on IG. They let the object/subject speak for itself and often have a lot of white space. Trying to simplify myself in many ways and this account is great inspiration.


On this account you will see- a photographers adventures/behind the scenes

Recently Morgan and I met when her friend connected us after Rachel realized we both had a similar love for all things denim.  She’s a friendly local with lots of experience under her belt and is currently traveling and documenting for So Worth Loving.


On this account you will see- a jewelry maker’s adventures, goods, behind the scenes 

This lady is seriously crafty. I’m dying for a couple of her stack rings! Not mention she’s got a great eye for snapping photos-creative angles and cropping-I’m always taking mental notes. If you don’t already follow these accounts and you like to be inspired, I’d say you outta check them out.  These are the type of folks that keep me wanting to take my hobbies further!

A Beautiful Mess

Iphone Photo App Review!
just over a month ago sisters Elsie + Emma of A Beautiful Mess launched their super cute photo app and since day one I’ve been obsessed! I’ve always loved their doodles on their blog photos that they create using Photoshop and now for just .99 cents you can do it easily with their app and jazz up photos for your personal use, blog or Instagram (which is probably the most common use.) the application itself is quite simple: choose a photo from any of your photo libraries and start experimenting! they also offer some backgrounds if you just want to have a canvas vs. a photo, but I’ve stuck with spicing up my personal pics.  I wanted to share some of my creations and give a few tips as I’ve learned a thing or two from using the app quite a bit.
first, I’d like to think less is more with this app. so I typically do a little pre-editing of my pics using several different applications such as Afterlight, Camera+ and Mirrorgram. they offer a couple of filters with ABM but I prefer the ones through Afterlight the most. keeping it clean and simple with the doodles, borders and texts won’t distract from the actual image as that should be the main focus. 
the first .99cents will get you the app and some of the fonts/borders/doodles but add-on packages are available which I’d recommend because there’s some really cute additions and they are also just .99cents! I think I’ve spent a total of $4.00 and it’s worth it, especially with the fun fonts.
one of the small details in this app that I noticed right off the bat was how polite it is when you want to start over. it asks “are you sure you want to start over?” and you click “No Thanks” or “Yes Please” – that little detail made me say to myself, “how sweet!” and I think it shows this is something that was made with love. 
a small detail adds new life to a simple photo!
using this app has added some uniqueness to my Instagram and also helped gain some new followers through hashtaging #ABeautifulMess. originally, my one concern with the software is that the quality of my photos seemed to get slightly less crisp, however, that is something that has been worked out through an update so all is well and I fully recommend this app to anyone with an Iphone or Android!

Available through Itunes + App Store

Thanks Elsie+Emma for allowing us to have a piece of ABM!