Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Instagram Love!

First off-  Happy seven months of life outside my belly, sweet Henry! Mama loves you sooooo much!

Secondly, I just wanted to invite everyone to join in on a monthly Instagram challenge. I've tried a few but my favorite is the  
Fat Mum Slim Photo a Day Challenge. She's this awesome Australian blogger who makes these hugely popular monthly lists of photo prompts. Follow along and post a pic each day- super easy.  You can be as creative as you'd like! It's a great way to encourage you to think outside the box on a daily basis. 

I'm a huge Instagram lover. It's a fantastic community of creative people. And a fun way to document your day. It's like Facebook but prettier and with less complaining. Seriously, I hate how most people only use Facebook as an outlet to complain or brag about something!

So anyway, if you're not using Instagram- go sign up right this second! And feel free to follow me. I added an Instagram button and now you can also see my most recent pics at the top right as well. 

It's fun and easy to use. There are some great filters and frames if you're into that sort of thing. I never really use the Instagram camera. I prefer to use my IPhone camera and then pull them up with Instagram. Loading pics this way also give you more creative options with different apps.
Some of my favorites :
Pic Stitch- Easily make collages and add text
Lenslight- all kinds of great lighting effects to add to your pics
Phonto- the best app for adding text, in my opinion. you can also upload your own fonts
BubbleFrame- cute frames to add to your pictures

So try it out, if you're not Instagram-ing already. You'll love it!