August was Instagram insane folks! We’re talking Cypress Hill “Insane In The Membrane” kind of insane. And by insane I really mean ridiculously awesome and full of firsts. For instance I Instagrammed up my first blogger conference, the first time I met my bloggy buddy Lindsay from Life Of Splendor, the first time I traveled to Atlanta, and oh yeah…the first time we had our house featured in a national glossy magazine (but I’ll get to that in a moment). I’m not gonna lie, this Instagram roundup is officially my favorite.
Oh, I believe it’s also the first time that I posted a pic of myself on Instagram! Look for the blue moon folks! And Colby even joined Instagram this month! Seriously…where is that blue moon? It has to be out there somewhere. You can follow him @campcolby but he’s not terribly active now that I’ve returned from galavanting around Hotlanta. We’re talking a solo picture kind of not active. I’ll work on him. He’ll be a social media fiend before you know it.
August also marked the first time we played golf all summer (shameful), the first time I used chalk paint, the first time we used fun beachy colors on our iPad stands, and the first time we looked at another house since we bought our current home three years ago. We just so happened to fall in love with that house and the only thing that kept us from not trying to purchase it was that it’s on the wrong side of town making for an extra long work commute for both of us.
As per our usual routine, every Instagram roundup time Colby and I each pick our favorite picture for the month. Sometimes we cheat and pick a couple faves. We make the rules so we can make them, right?! This time around Colby picked out this snap shot.
With a caption of “The boys and their babies”. Colby with our dog child Goose, and one of our best friends Aaron and his son who is oh so adorable. Notice who the better behaved child is? And notice who’s child is trying to lick the other child. We’re never having kids if they act like our dog!
And then there’s my favorite pic which was an obvious choice for me:
How could I resist the picture of our staircase in This Old House magazine? I kid you not, our home is featured in the September issue. There’s still time to go pick it up so go grab your copy. And if you’re a Maine-ah, come see us as we’ll be signing copies at our local Rite Aid this weekend. #kidding I’m still pinching myself that our home is really in a national, glossy magazine. Is this real life? And I owe you guys a big ol’ blog post about this adventure because it really was quite the experience and we’re definitely wanting to document this in our blog diary of sorts.
Pssst…So what have you guys been Instagram-ing these days? Pooch pics? Painting work? Obligatory thrifty finds? And as always, you can follow us @angiesroost on Instagram.
Earlier this week I was at my home away from home, otherwise known as the black hole that is Target, when I came across the ginormous, it’s-taken-over-half-our-store, back to school section. Just when I was about to unleash some serious sass on Target for having their back to school stuff out so early I took amount to pause (see…my filter works once in awhile) and realized, “holy cow, it’s mid August!” In fact, here in Maine it’s starting to feel like fall. It’s a little bit nippy at night. Just an excuse to blanket up. So….since August is already half over, it’s about time I got around to rounding up all our Instagram photos for the month. Let’s just say, July was a doozy!
The biggest news in photos for the month is that Colby and I traded in both our cars (my silver, Misubishi Montero Sport and Colby’s white, Chevy Silverado). It was bittersweet and also a HUGE deal for us to trade in our cars for a shiny new one…well…new to us. Both of our vehicles were older (10+ years) and were starting to find their way into the garage a bit more often than they were on the road. So when mine died of Maine car cancer (rust from all the salt slush stuff they dump on our roads in the winter), we knew it was time. And since Colby has a company car, we really didn’t need two vehicles. So we traded them both in for a GMC Sierra…and a month later we still can’t believe that truck is ours!
July was also had the nicest stretch of weather all summer! In June, it poured…every…single…day! But July was gor-geous (she says in a thick Jersey accent). So we lived it up, took a few trips to the coast, and Colby ate some steam-ahs (I’m allergic…doh)!
July was also a big month for me because it was the month I turned thirty…eeeeek! I’m still not 100% okay with it. I feel so old! Well, at least I’m not as old as Colby! He LOVES it when I bring that up. We had a blast for my birthday and took a little mid-week trip over to Bar Harbor (which is just about a 45 minute to an hour road trip for us). We scoffed down some hub cap nachos from Getty’s, devoured some infamous mac & cheese at Side Street Cafe, and drank a few Bar Harbor Real Ales. Best…birthday…ever. And I can’t forget mentioning the piston that Colby bought me for my birthday off Etsy.
So now for my favorite part of the Instagram roundup, the part where we pick our favorite images. Here’s my pick for the month:
Mostly because it’s a perfect representation of what it’s like to be married and living with Colby. Never a dull moment. Never. And do you recognize the bowls? They’re the ones we spray painted and turned into plant hangers for the Urban Outfitters portion of the Inspired Design Challenge.
This one is Colby’s fave:
This is one of Goose’s favorite begging positions. It’s what I like to call the “lazy beg” where he’s lounging in the chair with his front paws on the floor, and he just doesn’t have enough energy to hold his head up (hence why he’s begging for food…even though his food dish is full) so he has to rest his head on the couch. Silly Goose.
And this pic was our joint runner up pic:
How could we resist sharing a photo of our new whip?! Do people still use that word? Was that just so 2001? We are smitten with our new truck. No joke, we fight over who gets to drive it. That never used to happen with our old cars. Back then we would fight over who had to drive. It’s so nice to have a reliable vehicle again…Vermont road trip here we come!
Pssst…As always, if you can’t WAIT to catch our Instagram roundup each month you can follow us @angiesroost on Instagram. It’s like the live, studio audience version of this post. Missed a few? Play catch up and read all our Instagram roundups here.
Is it really July?! Where is our summer creeping off to? Although, it’s been so cold and rainy here lately (seriously…I think we’ve had three sunny days all June) we’re still waiting for summer to start. With another month passing us by, it’s that Instagram monthly roundup time where we share with you all our Instagram photos for the month. This post is truly for my mom (and Colby’s mom) who have no clue what Instagram is. This way they can ogle the crazy snapshots of their furry grandson aka the grand-pup aka Goose. And Goose did not disappoint as our favorite Instagram subject this month. He whipped out all his best moves. Including the “I’m scared of fireworks and I’m just gonna hang out under your desk” move, the “SQUIRREL” move, and his famous “I didn’t eat the cheese, Mom, I swear” move.
You see that picture of Goose in his bed with the pile of plastic in front of him? That plastic was a brand new package of sliced cheese. ”Was” as in Goose stole it off the counter and ate the whole thing in a matter of seconds. And then proceeded to self punish himself by cowering in his bed. Sometimes the crime really is worth the time.
This month’s Instagram roundup also included a series of pictures from Colby’s home state in Vermont. Every year over Father’s Day weekend, we go to the Lake Champlain fishing derby usually camping out in Northern Vermont. This year, we both took a few extra days off from work to really cruise around the state, visit family and hang out at the lake. It was absolutely fabulous! It was also on that trip where I found my tractor seat stool. Score!
This was also a very exciting month because I also was able to purchase a brand new iMac! I still can’t believe this computer is mine! I had been using a 10+ year old (actually an 11 year old) G4 iMac for blogging, Etsy shop work, and general work. It was deathly slow…we’re talking open the web browser and go fold the laundry while the WordPress blog site comes up so I can get to work. Let’s just say, it was $1,200 worth of Etsy revenue well spent!
As per our usual mo, both Colby and I picked our favorite Instagram photos for the month. Colby’s fave pic was of a double rainbow that we spotted on our drive through the mountains in Vermont.
This picture doesn’t do it justice. It was super bright. Picture the brightest thing you have ever seen and multiply it by ten, it was that bright. And the coolest part was that the rainbow was right in front of us. Like RIGHT in front of us about to drive into it right in front of us. I kept expecting the Lucky Charms leprechaun to pop out of nowhere screaming “someone stole me lucky charms”, but no dice.
My favorite pic was of course a Goose pic. It’s been so rainy lately that Goose has been pretty much pent up in the house for the last month. He melts in the rain so he avoids it at all cost. Instead of running around outside, chasing the squirrels, he’s been scoping out their coordinates and strateg-er-ie via the living room windows. This has been his perch for the last month:
He’s channeling his inner Miss Muffet sitting on his very own tuffet. Goose is such a little princess.
Pssst…What have you guys been snapping away or Instagram-ing away on? Is your pet also your favorite subject? Or any leprechaun sitings?
Lasso your ladies and hog tie your britches, it’s May Instagram round up time! Apparently I’m a little bit country tonight. Sometimes I’m a little bit rock ‘n roll too. I’ve just been listening to way too much Eric Church radio on Pandora than what’s good for me. I believe the term you’re searching for is….anyway. Every month I like to roundup all of the Instagram pics that I’ve captured over the last 30 or so days in a nice little post…primarily for my mom who has no clue what Instagram is. And this month’s roundup is extra exciting because (A) it includes outside shots from outside activities which means that it’s finally getting warm outside, and (B) it includes early Etsy shop shots. Which, by the way, is steadily chugging right along and growing every day! I can’t believe the crazy success we’ve had so far with the shop. Without further ado, our little Instagram round up.
Hmmm…like the early Etsy packaging?! What was I thinking gift wrapping every…single…shipment! That stopped the day I received 10 orders in one day that were ALL rush orders! Eeek!
This roundup also included photos from my Day In The Life post. Not that I amount to anything very exciting during any given day that’s worth reading, unless of course, boring bloggers’ lives are your jam. Hmmm…I also think it might be time to upgrade the hot pink, silicone alarm clock for something just a smidge more adult like…or not.
Of course it wouldn’t be a proper Instagram roundup post without showing off our favorite pics all blown up like so you can actually see them. And true to form, Colby and I both picked Goose shots as our favorites. He’s just so gosh darn photogenic! Here’s my fave Instagram pic of the month:
It’s a Goose-In-A-Box (not to be confused with Jack-In-A-Box or a certain Justin Timberlake body part in a box…ahem…gratuitous SNL reference). Doesn’t Goose look amused?! He’ll do anything for a cookie! ANYTHING! That box is actually a planter made out of scrap pressure treated wood from our fence building extravaganza a few weekends ago. I have soooo much to catch you up on.
And now for Colby’s favorite Instagram pic:
Another Goose shot. This pic was taken a few days ago on one of those sweltering hot days we were having here in Maine. It was early evening and starting to cool off so I took Goose for a little run at the Bangor City Forest. We run back and forth over the crest of this giant hill until Goose and myself are both sufficiently tired. Then we hang out and look at the pond…and the beaver dam. This is how Goose and I bond…in fields…overlooking ponds.
So that’s our little Instagram roundup for the month. We’re already snapping away with pics for June’s roundup. And as always, if you don’t want to wait until Instagram roundup time comes again, you can always follow me on Instagram @angiesroost.
Pssst…What have you all been Instagraming these days?! Do you also take ridiculous amounts of pictures of your pet?! We can’t help it…he’s just so adorable!
Ackkkkk! How is it May already? Where did April go?! Okay…confess…who stole April?! I’m a little late in getting out the monthly Insta-Addicted post. I blame our new Etsy shop, Roostic, and it’s lonely little product the iPad stand, which is selling like hot cakes! We’ve sold eight of them since opening up shop on Thursday. Crazy-ness Batman! Anyway, here’s a little roundup of our favorite Instagram photos in a two-part
harmony collage since there were quite a few of them this time around.
Don’t mind the Christmas presents…I’m perfectly aware what month it is. We just hadn’t been over to Vermont to visit Colby’s family in a LONG time…aka…pre-Christmas. So a couple weekends ago when we made the trek, we HAD to take Christmas presents over to the niece and nephew. AND my type A personality would not let me deliver the presents unwrapped. So I wrapped them…on a Friday night…just before midnight…when we were departing the following morning at 5 a.m. Doh!
I love how the Instagram pics are starting to get a little more colorful and springy! It’s so nice that things are starting to warm up around here!
Anywho…as per our usual Instagram tradition, Colby and I each picked our favorite Instagram pic of the month. Mine was an easy choice:
They’re so adorable all snuggled up with each other on the couch watching the Red Sox! It’s a rarity for Goose to snuggle with us so I love how he is just completely zonked out curled into Colby! And on his tuffet…I mean…pillow. He’s so spoiled! And Colby’s pic:
Psssssst…Okay, I can’t hold it in anymore…I CANNOT WAIT to share with you our Spring Pinterest Challenge project tomorrow night! It’s epicly amazing…no joke! That’s all you get for tonight. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s big reveal!