I know I’m (fashionably?) late to the party, but I’ve just joined Instagram (http://instagram.com/danslelakehouse)! I’m excited about using it for sharing sneak peeks and previews of projects, plus I’m moving my treasure hunting report there. I’ve got an open account, so anyone is free to take a look.
I’ve been averse to social media, but lately I’ve realized that it will be a great way to connect more with you. I’m already on Pinterest (townhouse_tanya) and will take to Twitter next week, but I’m on the fence about Facebook. A lot of changes are on the horizon, actually: I’m considering a migration from blogger to wordpress (yikes!), with a new blog name (Dans le Lakehouse), new url, and new blog design. I’m feeling a little overwhelmed . . . Instagram, though, has proven to be fun and blissfully easy (although, for some reason, hashtags annoy me). These are some things I thought were worth sharing:
I’m enjoying my new insulated lunchbag set from Island Picnic, so I couldn’t help but photograph the very lakehouse-appropriate design (and organic cotton fabric!). The little sandwhich and snack bags are washable and are meant to replace plastic ones, which is a clever idea. Island Picnic is run by a mother-daughter duo who sew all of their green products, which is why they piqued my interest: I love family businesses.
Did you know mason jars come in vintage-inspired turquoise? Who among you knew this and kept it from me? I’m not really mason-jar obsessed, but I impulse-bought a case of these Ball American Heritage Edition jars from Canadian Tire to store dribs and drabs of snacks and baking supplies. Our new kitchen is small, so I’m trying to maximize cupboard space by getting rid of over-sized packaging. Leah and Janis, of Island Picnic, advocate storing things in glass, not plastic, and I’m happy to oblige when glass looks as cute as this. Plus these are made in the USA.
|As if cookies ever last long enough to be decanted.|
Sadly, it’s no picnic here, weather-wise. A few weeks ago we still had mountains of snow (I had deck stairs at one point, right?):
But then some snow melted, the banks receded and I could see dead grass (hurray!). We rejoiced and stopped wearing jackets, and then BOOM, we were hit with more. So disappointing!
In happier news, something gorgeous (from Modernica) has landed in the dining room. I need to unearth the dining table from beneath a sea of sewing supplies
and moving boxes, and then show you the whole kit and caboodle. Seriously, it’s breathtaking.
This is fun; I’m going to like Instagram. For those who celebrate, Happy Easter weekend!! What kind of filter makes a ham look tastiest? #timeforstretchypants. Argh, I can’t do it, it just bugs me.