Blogging vs Instagram ? and my inspiration boards for this house.

7:39 PM Katy 5 Comments

I know that I am the last person on earth to join Instagram but honestly - I don't love facebook so why would I jump on yet another sharing platform?  The thing is though, Instagram seems a lot easier to use for sharing photos of works-in-progress without having to write a whole blog post about it.
I am thinking of using Instagram to document the jackhammering and general construction chaos around here, since this place was mostly my nuerotic freak-out journal. Which I am sure that i will still need, never fear. :)
So far I like it better than facebook. Maybe Facebook and Twitter are for people who like to chat a lot (or get into online food fights), and Pinterest and Instagram are for the more visual? I like that I can follow all my arty friends and see their paintings and such, and also follow my favorite magazines... it's like Pinterest, only more personal. ? What do you think, and if you're on Instagram (and especially if you make art!!) say hello. We'll see how this goes.

Also, the jackhammering crew never actually showed up this week (like they said they would - LOL!)  so I have to see what's up with that. Still building a closet, and getting ready for my first anniversary trip with Prince Charming - we're going to the Dominican and I'm excited.

And here are my boards I threw together - I sent these to some local real estate experts to determine if my renovation plans would fly here. There aren't any houses like this on this lake, and I was worried that I was doing something that wouldn't be popular. Imagine that all the houses here are done in a very "Tuscan country estate" vibe, with loads of heavy dark wood and earthy stone and brick. I was trying to figure out if there was a market for my Frenchy-European-coastal-living vibe. ;)

I guess we're going to find out!

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  1. I like your idea about posting on Instagram. Started following you right away. Although I'm not remodeling anything currently, I've returned to my hobby, sewing, and started posting those projects on Instagram, thinking similar thoughts as you. Been enjoying your blog for quite awhile. Love the planning board you put together. Looks like you'll be busy with this one for quite awhile; more fun :)

  2. Katy, I love your boards. And the Tuscan is so outdated, so I wouldn't worry about it. I love to look at houses for sale in my neighborhood on Zillow because I feel so much better about my house! ha!

  3. You have such great style Katy! I am not a FB fan either....too invasive but I am on Instagram which I never use. Maybe I will start! Cheers.

  4. I'm on FB and instagram, but I post way more on instagram. I think it's because I'm more selective in my followers where FB has gotten out of control because I couldn't say no. So when I post on Instagram I actually feel like I'm sharing with my friends where FB I feel like I'm oversharing with strangers. All my pregnancy stuff is on instagram, but no one on FB has any idea I'm pregnant.

    I keep thinking the Tuscan thing will go away but I keep seeing it over and over, especially in high end houses. Not a fan.

  5. I agree with Kim, I think the Tuscan thing is wayyy gone.. I love your idea of the fresh, lighter look. I love instagram too - there just doesn't seem to be the snarky-ness on there like FB.. I'm glad I found your blog!


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