Posts Tagged: instagram

in the city :: food edition

I like to take pictures of my food. I’m not sure where this comes from. Maybe from my obsession with miniature fake food? Anyways, here is a glimpse of our meals the past few weeks. I have been on a mission to eat cleaner by including more fruit and veg and really, when it’s this pretty, why wouldn’t you eat more of that? I have also … {are you ready?} … been running * gasp *. I know. I am not a runner nor am I an early morning kind of person, but I just finished week 3 in the C25K program and nobody is more shocked than myself. Seriously.

pictured above:
dim sum :: crepes stuffed with fresh mango and whipped cream
watermelon
mango and banana
rhubarb mojito
berries from Krause Berry Farms
chocolate chocolate chip cookie (recipe here!)
watermelon, cherries, and mango
homemade potato chip experiment
breakfast with this french toast

-> you can follow me on instagram here @lotusevents <-

instagram vs. “regular” images

For those readers in the craft fair circuit, most of you are probably preparing your applications to the holiday shows. I wrote a post last year regarding craft fair applications for our session at the Summit of Awesome in Baltimore – part 1 and part 2, but I wanted to touch base on a topic that has been rattling through my mind for awhile… Instagram pictures vs. “Regular” pictures.

Instagram is an app where you can choose filtered effects to enhance the photos you take on your mobile devices. I love instagram and use it almost on a daily basis (you can follow me here). However, with the popularity of these apps, I started noticing a few craft fair applications and Etsy shops that started using their own photos that have been filtered.

In my opinion, instagram and other filtered images (even those ones that have been enhanced) do not always truly represent your product.  The app’s goal is to make your “regular” pictures prettier and you have to be careful as this may led to some people accusing you of misrepresenting your product especially for an online shop.

What are your thoughts? Would love to hear your opinion?

in the city :: instagram

According to instagram, it looks like there was a lot of eating going on the past few weeks!

There’s some breathing room in the calendar, so we are getting ready to finish painting the apartment and finally getting some art up on the walls. Will spend the next few days catching up on emails, hosting family in town, and maybe making some pickles? I’ve had canning on my mind ever since picking up this book at Powell’s. <- Why is it called canning when everything is done in jars?

Psst! Thanks to Phanie for the kale chip recipe. These things are addictive!

-> you can follow me on instagram here @lotusevents <-