Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This Week On Instagram

Hello my friends! I hope you have all been keeping warm and dry over the past week. It has been so crazy weather wise but I have to say I find it really amusing that I had multiple people come to me for weather reports since I'm the weather nerd in their lives. I've been working hard on finding the silver lining as well so I've been enjoying getting in the consistent workouts over the past few weeks. This snow has been heavy and plentiful so I've been getting some great cardio and strength workouts in which is kind of nice. How have you all been coping?

I decided it would be fun to do an Instagram update today. I'm thinking about working that in on a weekly basis as well. It will be good inspiration to start taking more pictures on a regular basis, something I haven't really been doing a whole lot of over the past months. I'm sure you can figure out what this week's theme is ;)

Check out this MASSIVE mountain of snow! And it wasn't the only one... there were probably 5 or 6 huge mountains like this one in the parking lot. If the snow wasn't so gross and dirty it would actually be really cool and pretty. The photo was taken around sunset time, hence the pretty pink and blue hue.

I've become fond of taking snowy travel pics from the car. No, I'm not dumb enough to actually photograph while the car is in motion (unless someone else is driving). Especially not in road conditions like this. This pic was taken on the way to work this morning. 

This one was taken on the way home from work on Saturday. Again, totally stopped because I'm not crazy enough to take pictures while driving.

Last weekend we had a slumber party with Delilah. My brother and sister in law went out with their friends to celebrate a few birthdays so we had Delilah and Tyler over our house for a sleepover. I can't believe how big she has gotten. The time has really flown by! Poor thing is sick right now with a high fever so hopefully she'll take her medicine and get some rest. She doesn't like her medicine though :(

So as I mentioned in my last post, I'm trying to figure out a new format for this blog. Something to keep me inspired and to keep me posting. My idea is to dedicate each day to a certain topic. So for example, every Wednesday could be "What I Ate Wednesday..." where I'll post meals I've eaten over the previous week. 

Here's what I've been thinking so far:

Monday: This Week On Instagram (I'm a day off today, whoops!) - posting pics that I've shared over the previous week on Instagram
Wednesday: What I Ate Wednesday - post meals I've eaten over the previous week and grocery hauls (if I take pics of them)
Thursday: Throwback Thursday - post old recipes from my previous blogs 
Saturday: Nerd Alert! Talk about the nerdy things I'm into :) (still working on this one - it probably won't be weekly for a little while)
Sunday: Show and Tell Sunday - share new recipes and/or post reviews of products, foods and services I've tried (whichever one I have for the week).

What do you guys think? It seems pretty lofty to go back to blogging 5 days a week but I'm hoping that different topics each day will prevent me from feeling overwhelmed by it. Also, as I mentioned, Saturday posts will probably be sporadic in the start as I figure out exactly what I want those posts to look like. And on that note, I'd love to hear suggestions of what you would like to see in these posts... especially for my Saturday posts. I love hearing your input and suggestions!

That's all for today. I hope you are all doing well! I'm not prepared to post meals tomorrow since I just came up with this schedule but maybe I'll be able to pop in with a quick grocery haul? We'll see what tomorrow brings. I will definitely be back on Thursday with a Throwback Recipe.

Nerd alert: I'm going to get back to this marathon of Planet Earth on BBC America. Such a great series.

Good night!


  1. Holy cow! That is a serious pile of snow in the parking lot! You all have been getting pummeled this winter. Happily, spring is a month away!

    Aw, sweet Delilah! She is just so adorable!! And Tyler, too, of course!

    All of those days sound amazing! I think having themes is a great idea, and I'd say if at time you are feeling overwhelmed - don't post that day! I seem to have fallen into a pattern of Tuesday, Thursday, Weekend - but I don't feel like anyone would immediately stop reading because I switch days or miss one. Do what feels right, and I'll be there either way!!

    1. I know, isn't it crazy! It has definitely been a brutal winter but I'm definitely excited about the warmer temps we'll have this week and spring on the horizon.

      Poor thing was so sick last night but I think she's doing better today. And you know I love my Tyler cuddles :)

      Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it! Yeah, I'm not going to hold myself to a strict schedule... at least to start. I know everyone is supportive no matter what which I really appreciate. I'm excited to see what kind of content I come up with in the future!

  2. That posting schedule sounds like a good mix of stuff I'm interested in. I'll tune in to see what you're up to and get inspired.

    Thanks for the Delilah and Tyler pic. Two Cuddle Bugs.

    1. Thanks Shen! Aren't they the sweetest? We had a good time :)

  3. I love the Planet Earth series! Binge watching TV is so fun, especially if the weather's terrible. I like the idea of having themes for each day of the week. In a way, it makes blogging easier because you always know what to expect and what you need to do next. A no-brainer editorial calendar.

    1. I know I love it, especially when they have the adorable baby animals! I agree, there is nothing better than a fun tv marathon on a snowy day. Thank you, I really like the idea of the theme days and I think it is going well so far!