Way back in 2014, I wrote this post about why I love Instagram so much. Instagram is like a happy union between glossy magazine, family photo album, and public diary so it’s no wonder I still love scrolling through the app to this day!
With that in mind, I thought I’d do a little series shouting out some of the accounts I love to follow. Starting with a very controversial subject matter — FOOD. Secretly (well, not such a secret NOW), I LOVE the fact that there are folks out there who take pics of their meals. While I recognize the critique of the millennial snappin’ pics of her plate while her food gets cold is a valid one, the entertainment factor on my end is certainly enjoyable. (And if it brings the ‘grammer joy too then I say, “DO. YOU.”)
You Should Totally Follow —
amy__currie … for her Trader Joe’s hauls and serious commitment to Pizza Fridays.
beckyinbold … for the super simple Whole 30 meal ideas and hiker snacks.
chefdphillips … because she’s a Kentucky girl and she wrote an awesome cookbook.
honeysucklebeez … for the beautiful food styling and meal prep ideas for busy bees!
pinchofmar … for fresh fruit and veggie inspo and her realistic healthy meals.
100daysofrealfood … because real food is the BEST food and you gotta love a lunchbox snap!
Over to you! Leave your fave foodie follows in the comments below. Oh, and drop your IG handle as well. Mine is @BBerg1012 and I’d love to connect (even though my foodie IG game could use some work, lol).
What it do, baby-boos? Yesterday I brought back my favorite South Florida perk — the 2 p.m. break from work to to take a dip in the pool!!! Now I’m just struggle-bussin’ it through the last half of the work week when all I wanna do is drink boulevardiers, watch this docu-series on Netflix that everyone’s been raving about, and make pocket letters. Eeps! Weekend where are you??? Hope you’ve got some enticing weekend plans in mind, and here are a few links I found fascinating…
Why is there so much focus on no-platforming at elite universities, when hundreds of colleges across America regularly suppress speech?
Starting your day in a way that works for YOU.
Related: Don’t Hide Your Hustle – Lucy, Graphic Designer
The 33 most exciting new books of 2018.
The maternity care desert in Washington D.C.
A teenager told police all about his gang, MS-13. In return, he was slated for deportation and marked for death.
Gun fatalism is reasonable in a terrifying country.
Native American lacrosse teams reported racial abuse. Then their league expelled them.
Smashing guiding’s glass ceiling.
Related: On the Rooftop of the World
How women see how male authors see them.
As gentrification closes in, immigrants in Lincoln Heights see their American dream slipping away.
The weird true story of the rise and fall of the waterbed.
The most Instagrammed location in every state. (Summer road trip inspiration!!)
P.S. Follow me on Instagram.
Hi friends! What are you up to this week? I’m off to California this evening. Have any L.A. suggestions or recommendations for me? Drop ’em below. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, and here are a few links you should check out (less than usual because, ya know…gotta do some last minute travel prep!)…
Before they went on strike, West Virginia teachers packed bags to make sure kids didn’t go hungry.
How a fitness app revealed military secrets.
Melissa shares what it’s like to be 10 years older than her husband.
Victorian governesses were in danger from their employers.
The forgotten feminist history of the French fairy tale.
The body positive instagrammer you should totally follow.
Trying to go waste-free? You should definitely nab a set of these cotton napkins for your packed lunches!
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Don’t Hide Your Hustle: Deanna, Associate Designer and Revealed: 9 People Share Their Favorite Mantras
Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and brought in 2018 with a bang. As exciting as the holiday season has been (the presents! the food! the christmas movies! the decor!), I’m feeling ready to return to routines … AND start new ones. How ’bout you? Hope you all have a wonderful day, and now let’s get back to one of my FAVORITE routines…my mid-week round-up!!!
This is what it’s like to have your period in a refugee camp.
How blackboards transformed American education.
After reading this book I now want to binge watch this and this.
The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal.
The mystery of who stole one of the world’s finest champagnes — and where it ended up.
Pilots reveal 16 nuances that keep your flight safe.
Related: Air Travel Tips & Tricks
Vinny was always my favorite.
50 questions to help you reflect, appreciate, and get excited for 2018.
The Habit Calendar features monthly themes to help you unlock your passions and form positive habits.
A judicial pact to cut court costs for the poor.
Where are all the nannies on Instagram?
Can surgical patients feel pain under anesthesia?
P.S. From the Finding Delight archives — Shirley and Ogling on Instagram and Irresistible Me Review.
How are you this week, my friends? This one started out rough so I hope you are taking sweet and gentle care of yourselves. I hope you are finding ways to laugh and hugging your loved ones tight. Love is love is love is love. I long for a time when senseless tragedies didn’t feel so familiar, but encourage us all to keep fighting for a world where they aren’t. In the wake of what was happening in the world, I was super lucky to have my mom visiting over the last few days. We saw a cool art exhibit, checked out a farmers market, took tons of pictures of tropical plants, and lounged at the beach. What a fun few days! She flew back to Lexington yesterday afternoon but I’ll be headed that way too in just two short weeks. Wedding countdown and all that. Eeps! Alright my dears, have a good week, and check out the links below…
The story behind a failed Chinese investment is stranger than it seems.
Paying a premium for fancy bottled water.
20 renter-friendly decor ideas.
How Instagram stars bring home the bacon.
A parody of every TED Talk ever.
The incredible story of a man who survived 20 hours treading water in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mother Teresa: Sinner or Saint?
Made me laugh.
11 ways to eat healthy on a budget.
Do you set skill based or aesthetics based goals?
What a beautiful couple. My heart is broken.
More than blood.
What are you up to, my loves? This past weekend Chet and I explored Coconut Grove. The temperature felt quite mild due to it’s proximity to the water but the humidity was still as gnarly and tropical as ever! Chet vlogged the whole adventure if you’d like to take a look HERE. Yesterday was a really productive day for me job-wise and I hope that work flow continues the rest of the week. I think this was due in large part to Chet fixing our internet which had been super spotty and annoying for the last week. Finally, we watched the movie Faults last night. Have you seen it? I love anything about cults so I was a huge fan. Have a great week, guys! And here’s a little reading material…
An adorable storage container cabin.
The secret to a perfectly fried egg.
What’s going on beyond the crop?
My gut reaction to refugees being housed on the grounds of former concentration camp, Dachau, was horror, but now I’m not sure. Thoughts?
Don’t waste it, plate it!
An unlikely debate round.
This historian couple loved the Victorian Era so much they decided to live in it.
The changes one middle school classroom has made since implementing Common Core. Sounds awesome to me but I know Common Core has been quite divisive.
OMG. Wedding goals.
Jimmy Carter on the kiss cam (!) at a recent Braves game.
Is nursing a talent? HECK YES!
Why is reality TV experiencing a boom in blurred genitalia?
What wonderful things have you been up to, my loves? We enjoyed some extra relaxation time with the holiday weekend, and took a trip to explore Coral Gables on Sunday. I’ve also been introducing Chet to one of my (many) reality TV obsessions, the PBS historical documentary “- House” series. (Like Frontier House, Colonial House, etc.) Have you seen them? Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week, and while you’re at it, take a look at these treats the internet has to offer…
Stories of people who abandoned urban settings for something a little more pastoral.
Kentucky’s state of paradox.
In case back-to-school season inspires you to donate.
Have you used these city guides? I hear they’re awesome. #wishlisted
A stunning piece to keep all your rings safe. (Reminds me of trips to New Mexico.)
My new favorite video on the internet.
After watching him in 2 great TV shows and following him on Instagram, I didn’t think I could love Matt McGory any more…I was wrong.
Terrifyingly, drivers in China kill the pedestrians they hit…on purpose.
Feeling a little ill? Call the Doctor!
A moving approach to housing.
Keep your freezer stocked with the following to stay out of the drive-thru.
A piece Chet wrote on writing centers.
P.S. How to build a light box and eerily awesome affordable art.
The ballet world is simultaneously beautiful and brutal. It’s dancers are nails-tough. Did you ever dance? I took ballet from the time I was itty-bitty all the way through my freshman year of college and have the terrible knees, cracking ankles, and hip turnout to prove it. Not to mention, I still find buns to be the most effective and classic, no-nonsense hairstyle. Ha!
Ballet is magical! If you agree, you may want to check out the following…
Here are a few Instagram accounts–
As well as a “day in the life” interview with Anna Tsygankova, a ballerina at Het Nationale Ballet who trained at The Bolshoi!
I’ve loved delving into the worlds of real-life dancers ever since I was in elementary school and checked this book out from the library over and over again. The discipline, grace, and passion of professional ballerinas is such wonderful inspiration!
(Top photo via here, bottom photo via The National Ballet of Canada.)
I’ve decided I’ve fallen hook, line and sinker in love with Instagram. And I think I’m pulled to it for the same reason print magazines are still one of my favorite guilty pleasures (even though the Internet is a much freer version)…the same reason I would pull albums out every single trip to my grandparent’s house (both sets). I like looking at pretty things and images that someone, somewhere thought were important enough to document. Sure, in the age of smart phones the impulse to capture can happen quicker, the end product may not speak to their reality as strongly but the edited version of one’s life can be just as interesting. It’s almost like a happy union between glossy magazine, family photo album, and public diary. Mmmm, when I put it like that no WONDER I love it so much. Here are a few of my favorite follows…
those breakfasts. that food styling.
those outfits. that location.
those babies. that pup.
those accessory and hair choices. that color commitment.
(bonus: she has a mini pig.)
those morning views. that tiny home.
I also love youngmarysrecord, traciemorrissey, lightbycoco and so, so, SO many more!
Do you have an Instagram account you think I should follow. Whether your own or someone you love to see pop up on your feed each day, I’d love to hear! Leave the name in the comments below! And if you’d like to follow me, you can find me at BBerg1012. I mostly take pictures of my cat, my food and fun things to see and do in Kentucky…as ya do. Happy snapping!