Friday, March 15, 2013

Instagram Killed My Blog

Are you an Instagram addict?  I totally am.  (Feel free to follow me.  I’m decorandthedog.  Creative, right.  You can also view the photos on the right side of the blog.)

I realized the other day that I don’t blog as much about our day to day happenings as I used to.  I post them on Instagram and I’m done.   Most of you will probably thank me for that but I realized that a lot of you aren’t on Instagram.  I feel bad leaving you out of the loop on important things in my life.  Like what I ate for supper.  Or breakfast.  Or where Ike is currently sleeping in the house.  These are things that must be shared!

Here’s the hard hitting stories you may have missed if you don’t have a smart phone.  I’m fairly confident I’ll have some kind of substantial post next week.

Instagram Collage 1

It won’t stop snowing in Iowa.  You do not know how many times I have shoveled our driveway.  I then bought tulips because I needed to remind myself that Spring is around the corner.  I’m also kicking up the kettlebell workouts.  A beach vacation is 5 weeks away.  (I’ve had some questions on the kettlebells.  They are GoFit kettlebells from Target.  I am currently using the DVD that goes with them.  I started with 7 lbs. I am up to 10 lbs.  I am was also a weenie.)

Instagram Collage #2

I got a haircut.  Ike got a haircut.  I think Nate did too but we don’t see him very often.  He’s too busy crunching numbers.  I hosted monthly craft night and only have this picture to prove it.  Blogger fail.  I slaved away in the kitchen making homemade pretzels for Princess Woodward. And we made jewelry.  Ike LOVED craft night.  So many bags to dig through.  So little time.  He was sad when everyone left and decided to sleep by the door.

Instagram Collage 3

My family was in town for my birthday.  Ike thought my presents were his.  My mom enjoyed how he poses for the camera on command.  Silly Ike.  Speaking of parents, I picked some up at the thrift store.  They were a good deal.  They barely fit in the car.  We made a stop at Whitey’s (our favorite ice cream shop).  Mmm, Whitey’s.  And then I made breakfast for the family.  Just call me Susie Homemaker  (See what I’m withholding from you.  Breakfast and Whitey’s!)

Instagram Collage 4

Last week-end, the in-laws took me out for my birthday.  There was more food involved.  This time it was pizza at Crust.  Hey, look.  Nate’s short hair.  We then went to hockey. I have a love/hate relationship with our local hockey fans.  So loud and so redneck.  It’s like they are holding auditions for Duck Dynasty or Honey Boo Boo at every game.  Oh hey, here’s proof that I do work on occasion.  Pretty pills.  And last but not least.  I bought some of my favorite make-up with some birthday money.  Stila lip gloss and They’re Real Mascara.  Both are Michelle approved.  I know that is important.

Are you an Instagram addict?  Do you think Instagram is killing blogging?  Any big week-end plans?  I honestly haven’t even thought that far.


  1. I do love me some Instagram, and I will be following you today! Woohoo! You know, I realized that I cut back on my day-to-day blogging too, and it might just be because of Instagram. It's like I don't want to repeat myself, but that's silly because it's not like I could fit an entire blog post under the caption. Sigh, oh well. Still love it!

  2. i love my instagram too and even bought something off there on a shop my closet instragram..but i do not think it will ever replace blogging!

    we have a busy weekend since there is a birthday boy in the house this weekend!

  3. I have just recently became an Instagram addict, I might need an intervention, LOL. xo Kristin

  4. Joe always asks me "Are you going to eat that or are you just going to Instagram it?". Oops.
    Do you think there's a support group?

  5. I enjoy stalking you and Ike several times a day on Instagram. S&B&T enjoy knowing there's another dog that thinks couch pillows are doggie lofts. :)

  6. I hardly ever use Instagram, but I need to start since I am missing out!!

  7. Yes to instagram killing blogs. Why blog it when I could just take a picture? And then I feel like no one wants to see it on instagram AND my blog. Who am I kidding, I just don't blog. This is just one in a long line of excuses.

  8. I do the same thing! Or when I do blog, I feel like my posts are lame, because I'm basically writing about the same things that I already posted on Instagram. Your hair looks super cute, and Ike is a doll, per usual :)

  9. I'm a total instagram addict, and I won't apologize for it! ;) PS-I almost spit out my green tea when you called Kim "Princess Woodward". You crack me up.

  10. I love Instagram too! I try to keep Instagram to daily things that just need a photo and try not to post all the things I'll blog about on Instagram. I find I'm way too boring to have interesting things to share on both. Hence why I don't have a FB account for my blog... I certainly don't do enough interesting things to get content for all three!

    Love following along with you... and Ike. He's so cute! Also loved the Princess Woodward comment- haha.

  11. OMG The hockey fans are totally redneck!! My husband and I just recently had a date night that included hockey and dinner at Crust(Dbq)! I am beginning to think it will never stop snowing.

  12. Even though I follow you on instagram now the "daily life" posts are ALWAYS my favorite. Keep them up!! PLEASE!!!

  13. I'm not the first person to tell you this, but I also spit out my coffee when I read Princess Woodward, and thought you would like to know that. I should've instagramed it. Dammit.

    I also feel for your husband as a fellow tax accountant. One month left!!!

  14. I'm not sure why people laugh at you calling me Princess Woodward. Seems perfectly fitting to me.

    Now go get me my pretzels. And my tiara. Chop chop.

    I love Insagram. I love Ike. And you, too.

  15. I'm addicted too! Sometimes I Instagram things just because I feel like I'm falling behind my weekly quota. It's a sickness.

    And then I blog my Instagram pictures. Ooops!

  16. I follow you (and Ike) on instagram & I still loved this post. Your descriptions are hilarious. I vote you do this more regularly!

  17. Definitely an Instagram addict! I don't think it's killing blogging necessarily. I could be wrong but I don't think people would want to see pictures of the sky/sunsets or additions to my Johnny Cupcakes collection on my blog haha Let me know if you hear otherwise though ;)

  18. Haha, Princess Woodward. You know I'm an IG fan. How's that mascara?

  19. I am an IG addict and now following you on there too

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  21. Hang on I need to get this duck; hold still..........

    Please tell me you've seen the Instagram parody with the Nickleback song?


  22. I love instagram, and of course, I'm a faithful follower!

  23. you are just one cute trio :) Ike is the best ever.. have a nice weekend ;) Ebru from İstanbul, Turkey...

  24. Hi,
    i always love to be follower of instagram and i can find many useful things through instagram..
    collection of pictures in instagram was look so cute doggy:)

    Get more instagram followers


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