A new approach to my family blog and Instagram

For more than 13 years, I’ve kept a private blog just for my family. It’s been a place to share photos of my children with my parents and siblings. We used it to document our homeschool years and even though it’s been more than 7 years since anybody in the house has been homeschooled, we still tend to refer to it as “the homeschool blog” for some reason.

It’s a place to record vacations, school and work information, missions and church stuff, health progress, holidays, special events and more. I use a very similar format to my Creative Lady blog.

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Books and Travel

I’ve always loved reading and I graduated from college with a degree in English. I also went on a literary tour of England, Ireland, Scotland, and France for a study abroad program. If you ever want books to come to life for you, just visit the place where they were written or take place. Here I am on the moors of England while studying Wuthering Heights in 1989. Epic!

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Can't take pictures at the event? Try this trick!

There are several events and venues that don’t allow photography. You can’t snap photos during performances like plays and symphonies. You also are not allowed to take pictures during a movie. If you love to document these events, you might want to use one of my favorite tricks. Just hold up a program or ticket for the performance and take a picture of it before it begins.

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Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms

As part of a creative class I took, the teacher suggested that we pick a theme to follow on Instagram and/or Pinterest to use for inspiration. She suggested Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms and pointed out this hashtag on Instagram. I followed the hashtag (did you know you could do that?) and created a board on Pinterest as a home for images I like centering around this theme. I’ve been surprised at how much I have enjoyed this!

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