TOP 5 FRIDAY: Instagram!

on May 11, 2012 in TOP 5 FRIDAY with 10 comments by

TOP 5 FRIDAY is when we each list five of our favorite things, depending on the topic. Feel free to join in via the comments or by posting on your own blog and linking back here. Play along. It’s Friday.

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I love instagram. [I also am growing to love phonto, thanks to Adam Buzard, but that’s beside the point.]

I think instagram is fun because it makes you feel like you can legitimately take pretty pictures. That may be why photographers, the real kind, don’t love instragram. I dunno. Also, I just plain like looking at what other people choose to photograph.

And since we’ve been quite wordy this week, with all the job talk and alarm talk and all, I thought today we would just focus on pictures.

So I went back through my instagram feed and picked my top 5 favorite pictures… in random order.

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1. The lake ///

I love when we get to spend an afternoon on the lake. It’s probably one of the best parts of a Nashville summer. Our first outing was about two weeks ago with one of our pals who is a member of the boat club, so I took this one off the back of the boat while we were floating around.

2. Cloudy Edinburgh //

This picture beautifully displays how nasty days in Edinburgh look and feel. This was out the living room window of my flat, that has since been sold. It’s strange to think of this picture as once-in-a-lifetime since it was my everyday view for six months, but alas. It is.

3. Jett + Annie ///

At this week’s Vandy baseball game, my buddy Jett went with us. When we decided to take a picture, he said, “When we are both famous, we’ll be glad we have this.” Awesome, huh? This kid. I like him a lot.

[BTW… I got parental permission before posting this picture. I’m not a monster.]

4. Glitter is my favorite color. ///

It’s just true. And this glitter polish is so cheap, with tiny sparkles, that it doesn’t cement to your nails the way the fancy stuff does. Happy girl.

5. Aiden’s boots ///

I was watching Aiden while his folks were busy the other week, before we had dining room furniture. He brought his cars, I have lots of poker chips, we made a road. Plain and simple. I love his little boots.

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I wish I was smart enough to tell you what each border and filter were for each picture, but I can’t remember. I will tell you this- Brannan is my go-to favorite filter.


Link us to your favorite instagram picture [of your own or someone else’s if you don’t have instagram]. Or write a post today on your own blog with five of your favorite instagrams and link us to that! 

What is your favorite filter to use? 


  1. posted on May 11, 2012 at 7:54 AM  |  reply

    I love instagram! I’ve joined in the fun – check it out!

  2. posted on May 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM  |  reply

    done and done!

  3. Andrea
    posted on May 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM  |  reply

    I dont have a cool blog to connect these to so here we go….

    Who knew?

    The reason I get up and go to work everyday. They had a choice to be any teachers assistant in the whole school and they chose me!!

    I made this my self. I also made this my favorite quote. I ALMOST made this a tattoo.

    My state flower is better than your state flower.

    Because I love that nail polish. Oh, and the wine….

  4. posted on May 12, 2012 at 1:41 AM  |  reply

    […] I did there – great transitions skills at work), I’m linking up with the super-cool Annie over at Annie Blogs and participating in Top Five Friday (on Saturday, and I couldn’t narrow it down to five so […]

  5. posted on May 12, 2012 at 1:43 AM  |  reply

    I’m so on this – only, I blogged it on Saturday, and included 6 photos ’cause I love some alliteration and can’t narrow my photos down to 5 🙂

  6. posted on May 12, 2012 at 1:45 AM  |  reply

    For some reason the Comment Love Didn’t work on my previous comment, so here’s the link to my post.

  7. posted on May 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM  |  reply

    FUN! I just posted my top 5:

  8. posted on May 12, 2012 at 1:08 PM  |  reply

    humph, can’t do any of these cool things with my “antique” flip phone, but i sure do enjoy looking at others photos. no pictures, no text… just a plain old phone to talk to those i love. yes, you can call me old now.

  9. posted on May 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM  |  reply

    I’m in quite the Instagrammy dilemma as my students have found me on my instagram and are now following me there. I don’t every put anything online anywhere that my students couldn’t see should they stumble upon it, but still… they comment and get into little arguments with each other.

    Here are my top five:

  10. posted on Jun 07, 2014 at 8:28 PM  |  reply

    […] in the spirit of happiness, I’m joining in the fun over at Annie Blogs for her Top 5 Friday.Today it’s all about your favorite Instagram […]

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