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How I am dealing with jealousy on Instagram

I have had a few instances recently when the ugly green eyed monster has reared its head in the context of Instagram and other people that I follow. I wasn't really doing a great job at thinking about it in a good and healthy way - so I decided to take a minute to write a list of things I could do so I'm ready to nip it in the bud next time it happens. I thought I would share it here as I am sure I am not the only one who struggles with this some times. 

Take a break from the app
Sometimes just removing yourself from the situation that is making you jealous helps. Just stop scrolling and feeding the green eyed monster - take a break, go and read a book or cook some yummy food - make something with your hands or play with your kids. Just get away and do something that doesn't involve looking at your phone. Scrolling Instagram can seriously be addictive, and although on the whole I love the app - time away is important for my happiness and well-being. 

Make a list of all the good things in your life that you are grateful for
Sometimes when I watch other people’s stories and look at their pictures and see all the fun things they are up to (bringing on feelings jealous or FOMO), I forget that some people might look at my stories and pictures and feel the same. People get jealous about different things and maybe there are aspects of my life that other people wish they had. So what I try and do is mentally or physically make a list of all the really good things in my life that I am grateful for. When I take the time to do this I can actually come up with lots of things. I don’t do this, or share my life hoping to make others jealous, but making a list and reminding myself makes me feel so grateful for what I do have, and not take any of it for granted. 

Remind yourself that you are not seeing the full picture
I am so so quick to look at others people’s lives and just assume that they are perfect. No problems, no money worries, no arguments, no heath issues. Every person that I have thought that about and then got to know, has had plenty of things that they are struggling with and working through, that you would never know from the outside looking in. I keep trying to remind myself about this when looking at Instagram. Not at all in a ‘wishing bad things on people’ sort of way, but just in a real life way. My life isn’t perfect - I argue with my husband, get frustrated with my kid, worry about all sorts of things, have health problems, struggle with some of my relationships - seriously why do I forget that everyone else is the same. Their struggles might not be the same as mine, but they will definitely have them. Sometimes people do share them online, and it's a bit of a wake up call for me. Anyway, I am going to try and remember this, but also use it to spur me on to be kind and loving to everyone online and offline, because you never know what really difficult thing they might be tackling that day.

Do something positive and productive that moves you closer to your goal
When I start to compare and get jealous of other people’s businesses or how much further ahead they are than me, I find having a think about something that I can do that takes me a step closer to my goal helps me feel inspired and motivated for my journey, instead of fixating on theirs. It could be sending an email I am scared to send about collaborating with someone, or designing a new product for my shop, maybe sharing something I have been working on for Instagram - Or even just going back to basics and designing something new. There are so many small positive steps you can be taking to move forward even if you can’t always move as fast as you would like. 

Remember you have something to offer
Sometimes it can feel like there is just too much going on online and it feels like you have nothing to offer. I actually feel like this a lot of the time. So many people are already doing what I want to do and doing it so much better - why should I bother. BUT there is a place for me. There is space for everyone and it is just about finding your group of people, who enjoy what you do and want to know more about you. You always have some insight to offer that no one else can - well not quite in the same way anyway. It could be your personal experience, how you live your life, what you believe in, the work you create, how you create it. There are always people who are going to be interested in other people's lives. I think that is why Instagram is so popular. Instead of soap operas we now like to follow along with other peoples lives and journeys. I love it when people share stories about things that are personal to them, that they have learnt or experienced. I generally find people really interesting though and love learning about people who are totally different from me.  

Send someone you know who is having a tough time an encouraging note
Sometimes when you are feeling dissatisfied and wishing your life was different and maybe more like someone else's it can be pretty easy to spiral. One way of getting yourself out of that is to try and be outward looking. Think of someone you know who is going through a bit of a tough time, or is struggling - or if you can’t think of anyone just one of your friends online or offline who you can support and encourage in what they are doing. A random note from someone out of the blue telling you they are thinking of you and they think you are doing a great job and keep going can totally change someone's day, maybe even their week or month! I really think there is so much strength and power in supporting and encouraging each other. It is way better to be working together than competing with each other.

If it continues unfollow
Sometimes none of these things will help and the jealousy is just really getting you down. At this point I would say it's time to seriously consider unfollowing that person. Not because you don’t like them or want to be mean - but sometimes you just have to do it to protect yourself, for your own well-being and mental health. Another thing is that if it's someone’s Instagram stories that are bothering you, you can mute those without unfollowing the person. Even something as simple as that might make all the difference. 

Is this something you ever struggle with? If so what do you do to combat it? I would love to hear anymore ideas of things I could try. 

Insta Faves (part 7)

It's been a while since I have done an insta faves round up (and we all know I love doing them since I am on part 7!!). I try not to get too fixated about numbers on instagram but I would love to make it to 1K followers in the next month or so and I have been trying to be better at posting regularly and being more present there. It is my favourite platform and I find it so inspiring. 

Anyway, in my travels on there here are some of the people I have found and love following at the moment - I have tried to keep them all stationery inspiration this time because there is nothing like snail mail and paper treats to make me happy!


@unpeusauvage  - Delicate envelopes, stickers and notebooks and frankly life looks beautiful in the instagram feed of this italian knitter and stationery maker. 

@unpeusauvage - Delicate envelopes, stickers and notebooks and frankly life looks beautiful in the instagram feed of this italian knitter and stationery maker. 

@robertandstella  - Stationery and flowers beautifully photographed. SO much inspiring goodness here! 

@robertandstella - Stationery and flowers beautifully photographed. SO much inspiring goodness here! 


@oonajuliar  - This account is a combo of nature and paper and the style of photography is stunning.

@oonajuliar - This account is a combo of nature and paper and the style of photography is stunning.

@mrstudiolondon  - pressed flowers but like you have never seen them before! Beautiful cards for all the nature lovers. 

@mrstudiolondon - pressed flowers but like you have never seen them before! Beautiful cards for all the nature lovers. 


@lucy_mail  - Lucy's account makes me want to send snail mail! Lots of beautifully painted and decorated envelopes!

@lucy_mail - Lucy's account makes me want to send snail mail! Lots of beautifully painted and decorated envelopes!

@tinasosna  - dreamy photography and a shop full of lovely envelopes that would make your post the most beautiful! 

@tinasosna - dreamy photography and a shop full of lovely envelopes that would make your post the most beautiful! 


@modernbotanics  - I have been a fan of Mirta's work for ages. Absolutely stunning products created with lino cuts. 

@modernbotanics - I have been a fan of Mirta's work for ages. Absolutely stunning products created with lino cuts. 

@helloimemilie  - Beautiful plant inspired line drawings. Pretty prints and temporary tattoos to make your love for paper grow.

@helloimemilie - Beautiful plant inspired line drawings. Pretty prints and temporary tattoos to make your love for paper grow.


I hope you enjoy checking out these different accounts and maybe find some new ones that you had not discovered before! You can check out my past insta faves one, two, three, four, five and six. Have a lovely creative week! 

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My Insta Faves (part 6)

Yay! I am so excited to share my first insta faves for 2016 and carry on my little series (see links at the bottom of the post to view previous ones). I really love all the accounts that I am sharing today. I have made a little collection of people on Instagram who's feeds I find really calming and relaxing. I guess I am kind of swept up in the whole idea of simplifying life, living at a slower pace and all of these accounts really inspire me in that. There is such a peaceful beauty in all of the photographs that they share. Anyway dive right in and check them out! 

@byhermirror  - Anna's photos are consistently really good. I really love the little glimpses into her every day life and little corners of calm. 

@byhermirror - Anna's photos are consistently really good. I really love the little glimpses into her every day life and little corners of calm. 

@siobhanwatts  - Ahhh I love Siobhan and her whole outlook on life. Her feed is full of peaceful moments, thoughtful words and lots of creativity. 

@siobhanwatts - Ahhh I love Siobhan and her whole outlook on life. Her feed is full of peaceful moments, thoughtful words and lots of creativity. 


@FfionMckeown  - Cosy is the word I would use to describe Ffion's feed. It makes me want to curl up under a blanket and read a good book by a fire. Check it out!

@FfionMckeown - Cosy is the word I would use to describe Ffion's feed. It makes me want to curl up under a blanket and read a good book by a fire. Check it out!

@Lobsterandswan  - Jeska is a stylist and blogger and oh boy does she have mega styling skills. Her feed is full of lovely nooks and rustic surfaces! So inspiring.

@Lobsterandswan - Jeska is a stylist and blogger and oh boy does she have mega styling skills. Her feed is full of lovely nooks and rustic surfaces! So inspiring.


@finelittleday  - A beautiful shop from Elisabeth Dunker based in Sweden. On the website it talks about finding the magic in everyday life and their feed definitely reflects that. 

@finelittleday - A beautiful shop from Elisabeth Dunker based in Sweden. On the website it talks about finding the magic in everyday life and their feed definitely reflects that. 

@annararo  - A graphic designer based in Barcelona this feed from Anna Salvador is full of quiet and peaceful corners and moments. There is a real stillness and peace captured that is very appealing.

@annararo - A graphic designer based in Barcelona this feed from Anna Salvador is full of quiet and peaceful corners and moments. There is a real stillness and peace captured that is very appealing.


@Freyadowson  - I really enjoy seeing the world through Freya's eyes. She is thoughtful in what she says and has a lovely mix of travel and homely moments to share.

@Freyadowson - I really enjoy seeing the world through Freya's eyes. She is thoughtful in what she says and has a lovely mix of travel and homely moments to share.

@watersounds  - Illustrator Sarah Abbot has amazing work and I love how she shares it in this feed. Little corners of her home combined with her illustrations make this feed look beautiful!

@watersounds - Illustrator Sarah Abbot has amazing work and I love how she shares it in this feed. Little corners of her home combined with her illustrations make this feed look beautiful!


So there we have it. I hope you have enjoyed this collection of people to follow. If you have any others you think I should check out feel free to share them. I am going to go and chill out on Instagram getting inspired. I really love Instagram as a community more and more! See my other Instagram faves here: onetwothreefour, five

Happy Wednesday!

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My insta faves: teresacfreitas

Normally for these insta faves I do a round up of 8 different Instagram accounts to follow but today I decided to feature just one, as her account is so incredibly beautiful. Introducing teresacfreitas - most of the images in her feed are like works of art in their own right and not something that she has snapped while she is out and about (although there are a few of those two) - and I really enjoy the glimpse into how her creative mind works. After a bit of internet stalking I discovered that Teresa is from Portugal and is a photographer (duh! Well obviously!).

There are lots of surreal images in her feed and her work, she is inspired by the sea and you can see that in a lot of her photographs. 

I really do think that Instagram is my favourite form of social media, and although every now and then the green eyed monster rears its ugly head meaning occasionally I have to unfollow someone for my own sanity, most of the time I discover the most wonderfully creative people that inspire me in all sorts of ways. 

Who is your favourite person to follow on Instagram? 

If you want to see my other insta faves check out: one, two, three, four,

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My insta faves (part 5)

So I say this every time but I seriously do love putting these posts together. So now I am onto part 5 (you can check out one, two, three and four). As usual I have put together some of the people who I enjoy following and who inspire me on good old Instagram. 

@takecourageblog  - I only discovered this blog (and Instagram) recently and I love Cat's feed. She is a lawyer in London and full of creativity and fun. Lots of beautifully colourful shots and creative ideas. 

@takecourageblog - I only discovered this blog (and Instagram) recently and I love Cat's feed. She is a lawyer in London and full of creativity and fun. Lots of beautifully colourful shots and creative ideas. 

@ettrumtill  - Katrina is editor of Elle decoration in Sweden so it is no surprise that this feed is choc full of beautiful interiors. 

@ettrumtill - Katrina is editor of Elle decoration in Sweden so it is no surprise that this feed is choc full of beautiful interiors. 


@urbanxkoi  - I don't think I have ever seen a feed so coheasive when it comes to this one. I think I actually gasped when I saw it - the images are seriously beautiful and she is based in NY so I couldn't not follow along. 

@urbanxkoi - I don't think I have ever seen a feed so coheasive when it comes to this one. I think I actually gasped when I saw it - the images are seriously beautiful and she is based in NY so I couldn't not follow along. 

@samphireandseasalt  - Rebecca makes country life look seriously appealing and I am a full on city girl! Beautiful and thoughtful images. 

@samphireandseasalt - Rebecca makes country life look seriously appealing and I am a full on city girl! Beautiful and thoughtful images. 


@anabuho  - Beautiful scenery and quirkly little moments this feed is fun and refreshing. Makes me want to go on lots of adventures.

@anabuho - Beautiful scenery and quirkly little moments this feed is fun and refreshing. Makes me want to go on lots of adventures.

@thislittlelion  - If you scroll down the feed a bit you'll love the beautiful winter scenery! Lots of lovely images here.

@thislittlelion - If you scroll down the feed a bit you'll love the beautiful winter scenery! Lots of lovely images here.


@aprilmorns  - This feed is dreamy and broody all rolled into one! Scrolling through it looks like snippets from a film.

@aprilmorns - This feed is dreamy and broody all rolled into one! Scrolling through it looks like snippets from a film.

@emilievancamp  - Bright fresh shots that just make you long for wide open spaces! I would say that a word that sums up this feed is 'peaceful'.

@emilievancamp - Bright fresh shots that just make you long for wide open spaces! I would say that a word that sums up this feed is 'peaceful'.

Hope you enjoy all of these recommendations and have a lovely and inspired weekend. 

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My insta faves (part 4)

I have done a few of these posts now and I really enjoy putting them together and going through my Instagram feed, falling in love again and getting inspired by some of the people I follow. These are new people who I have followed recently and who I think all do a great job at noticing and documenting little details in life. I decided to go for a bit of a plant theme when choosing which images to share. Seriously go follow these guys. I love using Instagram to get a glimpse into the lives of people all over the world. 

@me_and_orla  - I discovered Sara's feed not that long ago and I am in love. A lot of thought goes into her images and I love the dark moody vibe. She is based in the north of England. 

@me_and_orla - I discovered Sara's feed not that long ago and I am in love. A lot of thought goes into her images and I love the dark moody vibe. She is based in the north of England. 

@mattscorte  - Lots of beautiful architectural shots of Paris and other travel destinations. I am in awe of Matt's aesthetic and how cohesive his feed feels. That is my long term aim with Instagram. Definitely check out this feed!

@mattscorte - Lots of beautiful architectural shots of Paris and other travel destinations. I am in awe of Matt's aesthetic and how cohesive his feed feels. That is my long term aim with Instagram. Definitely check out this feed!


@yas_in_amsterdam  - I am OBSESSED with Amsterdam (even though I have only spent one day there) and so was really happy to find this beautiful feed full of corners of this beautiful city! I love seeing glimpses of other parts of the world in my feed. 

@yas_in_amsterdam - I am OBSESSED with Amsterdam (even though I have only spent one day there) and so was really happy to find this beautiful feed full of corners of this beautiful city! I love seeing glimpses of other parts of the world in my feed. 

@bonniemade  - This Instagram feed makes me feel calm and does such a great job of capturing the quiet little moments in life. Lots of little beautiful details. Bonnie, who is based in Adelaide, Australia has such a great eye.

@bonniemade - This Instagram feed makes me feel calm and does such a great job of capturing the quiet little moments in life. Lots of little beautiful details. Bonnie, who is based in Adelaide, Australia has such a great eye.


@smlalexander  - Lots of block colours and clean lines (this image doesn't really represent most of the feed). I really love the simple and artistic nature of the images.

@smlalexander - Lots of block colours and clean lines (this image doesn't really represent most of the feed). I really love the simple and artistic nature of the images.

@lenacorwin  - This feed feels really earthy and gives snippets of life and adventures with little kids. Beautiful creative shots and lots of inspiration

@lenacorwin - This feed feels really earthy and gives snippets of life and adventures with little kids. Beautiful creative shots and lots of inspiration


@josephowen  - Again I love the little details that Joseph shares. A lot of thought goes into colour and composition and the result is a stunning feed. I also love seeing bits of London through other people's eyes.

@josephowen - Again I love the little details that Joseph shares. A lot of thought goes into colour and composition and the result is a stunning feed. I also love seeing bits of London through other people's eyes.

@agirlnamedleney  - Leney has a knack for making the little moments in life look beautiful. Images are from where she lives and travels, this is another one that totally inspires me and makes me happy. 

@agirlnamedleney - Leney has a knack for making the little moments in life look beautiful. Images are from where she lives and travels, this is another one that totally inspires me and makes me happy. 


I hope you enjoy checking these guys out. If you are looking for more people to follow you can check out part one, two and three

Hope you all have a lovely inspired Wednesday!

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My insta faves (part 3)

You guys seem to be loving these insta faves posts (see the last two here and here) and so I figured while I still have people to share I would keep going. For this round up I decided to focus on hand letters as there are so many people who share beautiful work on Instagram but also have beautiful Instagram feeds to boot. Get stuck in and inspired with these beauties: 

@arbuzzy  - A calligrapher and printmaker, Ashley shares a mix of calligraphy and hand lettering interspersed with general life.

@arbuzzy - A calligrapher and printmaker, Ashley shares a mix of calligraphy and hand lettering interspersed with general life.

@andreasmhansen  - Based in Copenhagen, there is all sorts of lovely typography and hand lettering on this feed.

@andreasmhansen - Based in Copenhagen, there is all sorts of lovely typography and hand lettering on this feed.

@evablack_  - lots of lovely type and patterns on this feed with lovely photography - I also really like the close up details.

@evablack_ - lots of lovely type and patterns on this feed with lovely photography - I also really like the close up details.

@chelseapetaja  - If you like beautiful type and flowers this feed is for you - lots of inspiring treats and beautiful details. 

@chelseapetaja - If you like beautiful type and flowers this feed is for you - lots of inspiring treats and beautiful details. 

@sabinepick  - A custom calligraphy studio, this feed is full of calligraphy and I love the messy style and behind the scenes shots.

@sabinepick - A custom calligraphy studio, this feed is full of calligraphy and I love the messy style and behind the scenes shots.

@Biancacash  - I love this girl and her hand lettering is top notch. Her feed is a combo of lettering and dreamy photographs. 

@Biancacash - I love this girl and her hand lettering is top notch. Her feed is a combo of lettering and dreamy photographs. 

@juliesongink  - a mix of type and watercolour goodness. Lots of calligraphy for weddings and invitations. 

@juliesongink - a mix of type and watercolour goodness. Lots of calligraphy for weddings and invitations. 

@Belindalovelee  - Belinda has a really distinct style and there is a lot of type and illustration goodness interspersed with lovely photos

@Belindalovelee - Belinda has a really distinct style and there is a lot of type and illustration goodness interspersed with lovely photos

So there you have it. Hopefully there are some new ones here that you were not aware of and you can get stuck in enjoying them all. 

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 

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noticing the details
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The other day I was popping to the post office - now that is no great event, but as I was walking along a route that takes less than 5 minutes and I have taken thousands of times I was thinking about instagram and how my instagram only seems to get interesting when I go on foreign adventures. Although that might be true it got my thinking that I want to be better at spotting little moments of beauty in my every day. I am really aware of how when I am deeply entrenched in the familiar routine I forget to look and I stop seeing. 

So I set myself the challenge to try and take 6 photographs on that 10 minute walk (5 mins there and back). It was actually incredible. I ended up taking more than 6 photographs and although they weren't all amazing I was really happy with them - and I felt like I really had spotted corners of beauty on a very familiar walk on a very grey day! 

You can see some of my favourite ones above (and obviously I have put some on instagram too!) This is definitely something I am going to try more often, to get me looking, appreciating and finding joy in what is around me. I am going to be using the hashtag #noticingthedetails to keep track of the pictures on instagram so feel free to follow along with what I find or also add your own spots to the hashtag too! 

All of the photos were taken with my iphone and edited using VSCOCAM. 

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My insta faves (part 2)

Last month I shared a few of my favourite instagrammers to follow. I really enjoyed putting the post together and using it as an excuse to trawl through who I follow and get inspired, so I thought I would do another one! Here are another 8 of my favourite people to follow. Check them out for a good dose of inspiration. 

@kmsalvagedesign  - Lots of beautiful things arranged in super cool ways. This girl knows how to bring order out of chaos. Some seriously awesome styling skills going on. 

@kmsalvagedesign - Lots of beautiful things arranged in super cool ways. This girl knows how to bring order out of chaos. Some seriously awesome styling skills going on. 

@thiswildidea  - This guy documents his life on the road with his lovely dog maddie! His photos are just stunning and I love following along with their adventures. 

@thiswildidea - This guy documents his life on the road with his lovely dog maddie! His photos are just stunning and I love following along with their adventures. 

@tarapearce_  - A photographer living in Australia, there is a mix of all sorts in her feed but it is all held together with consistently lovely photography. 

@tarapearce_ - A photographer living in Australia, there is a mix of all sorts in her feed but it is all held together with consistently lovely photography. 

@emmadime  - A graphic designer from Oakland, her feed is beautiful and clean but also full of colour! A nice mixture of life and design - inspiration central.

@emmadime - A graphic designer from Oakland, her feed is beautiful and clean but also full of colour! A nice mixture of life and design - inspiration central.

@halfgirl  - Lots of earthy tones and wildlife shots from this natural history conservation student who lives in Copenhagen. Life looks serene and beautiful in this feed.

@halfgirl - Lots of earthy tones and wildlife shots from this natural history conservation student who lives in Copenhagen. Life looks serene and beautiful in this feed.

@samsette  - I love seeing the world through this girls eyes, especially London! I am lucky enough to call her a friend not only are her photos amazing but she is ACE!

@samsette - I love seeing the world through this girls eyes, especially London! I am lucky enough to call her a friend not only are her photos amazing but she is ACE!

@themelodyh  - This girl has serious style and an eye for capturing colour. Also pretty scenic shots from her travels. She is a designer and musician. 

@themelodyh - This girl has serious style and an eye for capturing colour. Also pretty scenic shots from her travels. She is a designer and musician. 

@minna_so  - a graphic designer, photographer and writer from Seattle - her handlettering is so cute and I love all the inspiring quotes. 

@minna_so - a graphic designer, photographer and writer from Seattle - her handlettering is so cute and I love all the inspiring quotes. 

So there we go - I really hope you enjoy checking all of these guys out! I still have more that I love so maybe I will have to do a part 3 too! 

Hope you all have a lovely and inspired Monday!

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My insta faves

One of my main aims this year has been to be more consistent with blogging and instagram, and so far it is going pretty well. There are still a lot of areas that I need to work on and improve but things are going in a direction that I am happy with and excited about and I am just really enjoying myself. I am loving this space more than ever and am also really coming to love the instagram community that I am part of. 

Instagram is such a mine of inspiration and I have started following some amazing people recently with beautiful accounts and so I thought I would share some of my favourites so you can get inspired at the start of the week. 

@ryntor  - beautiful scenic shots mixed with cute illustrations. It is a collaboration between Illustrator Ryn Frank and Photographer Tor Harrison.

@ryntor - beautiful scenic shots mixed with cute illustrations. It is a collaboration between Illustrator Ryn Frank and Photographer Tor Harrison.

@sarahledonne  - I literally just discovered her today. She is a Graphic Designer living in Stuttgart, Germany. Lots of clean white and pinky hues. 

@sarahledonne - I literally just discovered her today. She is a Graphic Designer living in Stuttgart, Germany. Lots of clean white and pinky hues. 

@cedillee  - This French Designer/ illustrator's feed is what my dreams are made of. Lots of lovely colours, illustrations and details from out and about around her.  

@cedillee - This French Designer/ illustrator's feed is what my dreams are made of. Lots of lovely colours, illustrations and details from out and about around her.  

@sosally_  - I love seeing the world through Sally's eyes. She is a Graphic Designer based London and has lots of lovely travel photography. 

@sosally_ - I love seeing the world through Sally's eyes. She is a Graphic Designer based London and has lots of lovely travel photography. 

@wenevermet  - beautiful shots of strangers with cute stories about them. This has turned into one of my favourite accounts and always makes me smile. 

@wenevermet - beautiful shots of strangers with cute stories about them. This has turned into one of my favourite accounts and always makes me smile. 

@lovebex_  - lots of white and minimalism and frankly just beautiful. Consistently stunning, clean and fresh photographs. She also runs a cute little shop. 

@lovebex_ - lots of white and minimalism and frankly just beautiful. Consistently stunning, clean and fresh photographs. She also runs a cute little shop. 

@felingpoh  - lots of cute illustrations and lovely hand lettering. This girl has skills and her feed is chock full of inspiration and beauty!

@felingpoh - lots of cute illustrations and lovely hand lettering. This girl has skills and her feed is chock full of inspiration and beauty!

@mitchellkuga  - This feed is called 'Just the tip of things' - and it is so cool. Look at the whole feed and you will see the genius. The photographs are awesome!

@mitchellkuga - This feed is called 'Just the tip of things' - and it is so cool. Look at the whole feed and you will see the genius. The photographs are awesome!

To be honest this is just the tip of the iceberg of my favourite accounts - I might need to do some more 'insta faves' posts like this. Let me know if you would be interested. Hope these accounts give you some Monday inspiration!

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My Year // March
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So March is done. I have managed to keep up with my instagram challenge and although sometimes I post them a day late I have posted one for every day of the month. The weather is getting milder and spring is arriving and life in the city feels good. (Apart from some rather grim smog covering it today)

These are a selection from some of my March postings. If you want to follow along you can check it out here. I still have mixed feelings about limiting myself to black and white...but mostly I like the challenge - and am starting to think about what compositions and sorts of shots look best in black and white. If you want to see my life in colour you can check out my VSCO grid where I will be posting some bits and pieces. (Like this flower that just could not be posted black and white)

I ended the month meeting up with two friends I had made on instagram which was awesome. It was like I had known them forever and we already had so much in common. I know people have been going on about it for ages but I am starting to really see and appreciate what an amazing community can be found on instagram.

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My Year // February
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OOh I am way behind with posting some pics of February. These are all part of my challenge to post an image to instagram every day for this year (and I am limiting myself to black and white) - I didn't really like how they looked when I posted all of them in January because they were just so small....so I have decided to just pick out a few of my favourites in february. These are just a few of the little things that were going on in the world around me. and now we are already nearly half way through march! You can follow along with my challenge on instagram.