New Instagram Photos

After uploading my latest shot to Instagram, it occurred to me that my readers may not follow me on IG. Therefore you guys may never see the photos I share on Instagram. If you do, I’m telling you right now, I forgive you for boring you with outdated material. Six months ago, a good portion of the photos I uploaded were from the blog and promoting certain posts. Since Thanksgiving, I’ve tried to curate my feed a bit more, not waste my reader’s time with silliness and be a bit more artistic with what I’m sharing.

I’m also one of three moderators for #foundforaged so I figured I best step it up! If you haven’t heard of this hashtag, please go check it out. It’s an absolutely beautiful board that I’m just so proud to be a part of. We welcome anyone to participate. Just tag anything you’ve found, foraged, DIYd, crafted, created, curbside picked, thrifted, estate saled…the possibilities are endless. The only thing we ask is that you put a bit of effort into the styling.

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MORE AFTER THE JUMP

Unlike my last Instagram post where I kinda took you through my feed from beginning to end (the yeesh thru the not too shabby), today I’ve decided to only share with you my new Instagram photos. The imagery I’m pretty darn proud of, and the imagery that might never make it to my feed because I’m not fully satisfied with the end result. At the end, I’ll let you guys vote on two. If you like them, I’ll post them. If you hate them, I will know I should always follow my gut.

So here’s what I’ve been posting as of late.

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Everyone seemed to really dig this photo. I’m not sure if it’s because I hashtagged Alt Summit at Alt Summit, or if everyone just thought is was rad. Personally, I was excited to show off my new business cards. Side note…one of my co-workers was surprised I used pink. Like shockingly surprise. Ya, Janelle, I’m talkin’ about you. I don’t know why, but I’m kinda digging pink lately? Not in a girly way though…maybe just in an ironical kinda way?

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Most of my Instagrams are posted from a part of my daily life. This particular day I was reading “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler in paper form. In December, I read a bunch of articles about not sleeping properly because of blue light. Since, I’ve kinda shunned my iPad before bedtime. Never thought that would happen, but it did, and I had to document it.

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These are the most fabulous shoes EVER! Aren’t they? A few years back, I splurged on them. I mean, how could I deny myself of gold sequin Kate Spade shoes? I had watched them online for months and they still had my size. I finally couldn’t take it anymore. I swear, I will never get sick of them. Bets shoes EVER! Anyhoo, I posted this my last day of Alt, mainly because I was kinda ready to go home. Not because it wasn’t a-mazing…because it totally was. I think I had slept 10 hours in 4 days, I missed my babies and Dorothy was chanting in my head, “There’s no place like home…and your TempurPedic.”

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I broke out the fake eyelashes over this past weekend, and I had so many people ask me how to apply these puppies. I really need to do a tutorial on this because it’s ridiculously easy and your eyes will POP! #fakeittilyoumakeit

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I was cleaning unburying my desk from paperwork when I snapped these two shots. I had just found the “No Diggity” print..which I still have to frame…and fell in love with it all over again. Those pink pens from Ban.do are a must. They make my heart sing. See, there I go again with the pink! It’s everywhere lately.

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Here I was working on my “How to Decorate With Plants” post, and I just got a manicure. Fancy nails and pretty succulents…ummm, duh. That’s a total Instagramable moment! A no brainer.

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This is my latest post. After I cleaned my desk, I found a bunch of old magazines, including Volume One and Two of Kinfolk. Yep, that’s right. I’ve been reading Kinfolk since before it was cool. I had to wait for ages for it to arrive. I was giddy with excitement when the postman walked up with that package! Anyhoo, I shot this today during lunch. I was having one of those particularly busy days and to just sit down in a quite room and read, well, it was heavenly.

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So here are the two photos I’m wavering on. The clock has too much glare from my lighting equipment.  Maybe if I reshoot it in natural light it will look better? But for now, I think this one is staying on the cutting room floor. The second, I was going for this white on white sort of look. See, I have this pop up book of stairs, and it’s so dang cool, but photographing white on white AND have it be dynamic. Well, that is just something I have not mastered quite yet. So now it’s time to vote. What do you guys think? Do the last two shots stink or should they be shared?

And while we are voting, how about this. I’m contemplating changing my Instagram handle to my blog name. I figure since I’m blogging and posting on the reg, I should probably be consistent in my social media, huh? I swore I’d never do it, but just short of being tackled by a bunch of bloggers…let’s just say I was strongly urged to change it up.

 
 

11 Comments

  1. Gilly January 28, 2015

    I see what you mean about seeing your lights in the glass of the clock….i think shooting it in natural light will look way better. I say add both to your feed!

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  2. Christine January 29, 2015

    Such beautiful shots! You’re right… I wasn’t following you on Instagram!! I can’t believe it! I am now! 🙂

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    • kyla January 30, 2015

      Thanks so much for your kind words Christine! Everyone has been so sweet to me on Instagram. I’ve really been enjoying it as a new creative outlet!

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  3. Aimee, The Crazy Craft Lady January 29, 2015

    I love your IG feed (new follower!). It’s such wonderful inspiration as I try to post things other than “look what ridiculous/adorable/crazy/naughty thing my kids did today.”

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    • kyla January 30, 2015

      Ha! I used to post the look what my naughty child did pictures all the time! Those are still so much fun.

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  4. Karisa | Petite Modern Life January 29, 2015

    Love it all and feel like I’m learning about styling as I watch your pics! The contrast and nearness of the clock make it look great even with the lighting. The white on white is daring.
    Do you have a post where you talk about your lighting pieces? I’m super interested. I have a dark house that is difficult to photograph when I want my whites to be SHABAM white. Cheers! (love your note about ironical pink. get it.)

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    • kyla January 30, 2015

      OK, I’m going to post the white on white to Instagram, but I think I need to reshoot the clock…if anything, just to try it again. You all have convinced me.

      I don’t have a post talking about my lighting and I really should. I get asked about it a lot. I actually rarely use natural light unless I’m posting home decor. Then I use only natural, slow my shutter speed and use a tripod.

      Most everything that is shot on a white background, is shot with my lighting system. I used an Alien Bees setup. I started out by using continuous lighting, but everything had this ugly yellow hue. I was spending way too much time in photoshop trying to correct it. I was nervous about flash lighting for some weird reason, but I shouldn’t have been. It was one of the best investments I’ve ever made, and it’s super easy to use (although it takes up a lot of room). I use the lighting on a daily basis. Without it, I’d only be able to shoot on the weekends since that is the only time I’m home for natural lighting.

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  5. Stephanie @ mommyzoid January 31, 2015

    I couldn’t choose two, these are all phenomenal! I LOVE your use of pink and I totally know what you mean about it not being in a girly way. It’s just a cool, bad ass, colour!

    Stephanie @ http://www.mommyzoid.ca

    PS: Kyla, I just wanted to invite you to a BRAND SPANKIN NEW linkup called “The Ladies Collective Linkup” & I’m co-hosting. It all kicks off this wednesday. It’s a “best-of-blog” format so bring your latest jazz and impress the heck out of us!! <3

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    • kyla February 1, 2015

      Awesome! I will be sure to stop by! With running F&F, I haven’t had as much time to link up…so if I forget, REMIND ME! AND YEAH FOR PINK!

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