My Life According to Instagram

Instagram is the perfect social media outlet to get your creative juices flowing. There is so much remarkable imagery it's difficult to walk away uninspired. I'm always on the hunt for a worthy shot, so take a look at the last few weeks of my life according to Instagram photos.

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From left to right:


1. This stunning sunset was taken after I had a follow up appointment to my gingivectomy procedure  — the light at the end of the tunnel.
2. I got some new candles & makeup. Suffice it to say, I was excited to immediately rip them open & try them out.
3. I went out with my family to celebrate my mom's birthday & we got a plate of fries to share. This batch from Brigantine was particularly thin & crispy, my favorite.
4. Coffee, coffee, coffee! I don't drink too much coffee, so it's kind of a thrill when I do.
5. I was browsing through my summer trip to Europe photos & love this one from Gouda, Netherlands.
6.  We had a tiny bit of rain here in San Diego, & I clearly had to take advantage of that which came from it.
7. #IHaveThisThingWithFloors
8. A breakfast burrito is such a pick-me-up.
9. The last bit of photographic proof that Southern California had some gloomy, grey, rainy skies. Rain is such a rarity that it's beauty cannot & should not be ignored.

Looking back at my Europe trip photos had me yearning desperately with wanderlust. Thusly, my boyfriend & I decided to plan a weekend trip to San Clemente in March. It's not too far away but still unfamiliar enough that we can enjoy the thrill of exploration. Until then, these colorful photos will have to do. Wishing you all the best!

Which Instagram shot is your favorite? Do you have any plans to travel this year? :]

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52 comments

  1. Your Instagram is so beautiful! Thanks for the much needed inspiration.

    Cass
    www.lifwithcass.com

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  2. Beautiful pictures, your Instagram is really inspiring. I'm now craving fries though haha. x

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  3. Love your instagram (how am I not already following you!?) I think my fave is the black and white floors, I always love fancy flooring as well hehe.

    www.lindseyginge.com

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  4. Wow! Such beautiful pictures. Really loving 6 & 7. Floors attract me too! x

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  5. Wonderful photos...
    Love Instagram app
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  6. So much gorgeousness! I love, love, LOVE that blissful sunset <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  7. Love these Instagram pictures!

    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  8. You take amazing photos! Following you! :) Love this post, such a nice little recap on what you've been upto! :)

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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  9. Absolutely breathtaking pictures, I love to visit this blog, thanks for sharing!!!

    xxx

    www.bridesonamission.com

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  10. loving these shots! have fun in your trip and im now following you on instagram :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  11. Kay (shoesandglitter)March 1, 2016 at 2:10 AM

    Loving all the photos, darling! x Sounds like you've had a pretty fun few weeks, and happy belated birthday to your Mum! x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

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  12. I love a good Instagram round-up! I'm digging that sunset and those lip colors!

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  13. This is such a cool idea for a blog post! You Insta is amazing :)

    Love from New York,

    Charlotte Luisa | charlotteluisa1.blogspot.com

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  14. That sunset and the rainy palm trees are gorgeous. I´m a bit of a nature lover when it comes to pictures. It always amazes me how beautiful the world we live in is.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  15. Your instagram photos are so gorgeous! I love how they're all so artistic!

    xo Lauren
    http://www.earthtostyle.com/

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  16. Love those instgram photos from your handle. Have a great day sweety!
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  17. wow! you take the most beautiful pictures! I just started following you on instagram! Sending you love. xx
    Ana
    Indie Suns | Bloglovin' | Instagram

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  18. I'm an Instagram fanatic and all your shots are gorgeous! xx

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  19. I love these types of posts because I feel that it's so important to check back on your month and see a round up of everything (or almost) you did. Instagram is great for that. I love it.

    Ella Pinto xx

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  20. Fancy floors are such a nice surprise, aren't they? :]

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  21. Blissful sunset indeed. LOVED it too. :]

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  22. Yes, looking back everything is very colorful! :]

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  23. Still dying over the sunset myself. :]

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  24. I am a huuuge fan of Instagram! I love all your shots and can't pick just one haha. You have a great eye!

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  25. Nature always draws my attention as well. :]

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  26. Awesome. Thanks for the follow. :]

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  27. I do love instagram! Shows life in just one shot! Your pictures are beautiful and you really capture every detail perfectly! Love that gorgeous sky shot!

    Rebecca http://www.winnipegstyle.ca/Blog/default.cfm

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  28. That's so sweet. Thanks Emily. :]

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  29. Reflection is definitely a good thing. :]

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  30. Thank you! I love Instagram as well. :]

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  31. Carmen Jny (carmitive)March 1, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    I love these pictures! Your holiday picture from the Netherlands looks simply amazing:) And I love it how you could make rainy weather look so beautfiul:)
    xx and have a lovely day, Carmen - http://www.carmitive.com

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  32. That photo from the Netherlands is beautiful! I've always wanted to visit- maybe one day!

    Mary Kate
    www.mynewchicagolife.com

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  33. you have such a gorgeous feed!

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  34. This is such a good Idea! Oficially inspired and will be doing a post like this soon! Haha xxx

    Izzy O

    http://isobelmarian.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Hey Carmen, loved this post and just followed you on instagram! My favorite is 1,5,7 and 9. Loved loved that photo of Netherlands! Do you have a post on Netherlands, I'm planning to visit next summer!

    Krish

    http://paisleyandkrish.com

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  36. I think it's pretty neat that you decided to describe your "insta-life" on your blog. Such a cute idea (as I see the captions within your insta are much less specific. Very nice feed, though!

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  37. Ahhh babe, I am glad you posted this because I haven't been following you on Insta! How rude of me lol. Fixing it right away :) That castle/tower in Gauda reminded me of Magic Kingdom castle aww - pretty :)
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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  38. It was California who made the rain beautiful. :]

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  39. I adore the Netherlands!! Absolutely visit if you can. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  40. I have a few posts about the Netherlands. You can check them out here /a>. :]

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  41. Insta is definitely a more brief encounter, so I stick to the basics of captions. :]

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  42. I haven't been to Magic Kingdom! :]

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  43. Lovely post! Your Instagram feed is so lovely, I really need to up my game by getting a much better theme. I love your blog!!!! <3

    The Dazzle Guide

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