instagrams of the week

Emma Grace decided to dress all diva like for our ride from Johannesburg to White River. How do you like my new Epiphanie bag she’s holding? It was an awesome Christmas gift! If you’re unfamiliar with Epiphanie bags, they’re made to look like a cool purse on the outside and the inside is full of compartments to hold your camera gear. I love it! Mine is the Stella in plum.

My little diva is ready to head to White River. Sometimes this 4 hrs feels like the longest part of the trip.

Until I went to England in October, I had no idea what a flat white was. I was thrilled to discover that Mugg and Bean here in South Africa serves them! So yum. 

Enjoying my #flatwhite @Mugg_and_Bean.

It has been one wet week! We’re in Summer here in the Mpumulanga province of S. Africa and Summer means the rainy season. The plus side is that everything is green. I don’t want to develop a hate relationship with the rain, but on my tin roof with no ceiling, it’s enough to make you go insane. It’s at the top of our list to put a ceiling in. Yelling the home school lesson to my kids is not the best way to school, in my opinion. 🙂

It's a wet one today.

So there was a lot of talk about Instagram recently when they came out with some new policies. I know I was among the many thinking about deleting my account. It sounds like the feedback they received was good in the sense that it made them clarify the issues we were all concerned about. In their Updated Terms of Service, they made it clear that our photos belong to us and that they have no intention of selling our content. They also said that they are reverting their advertising section to “the original version that has been in effect” since they launched in October 2010. I know I have really enjoyed Instagram and am relieved to read this before I deleted my account.

How do you feel about Instagram? Are you still deleting your account?

All this information is from an email I received this week from Instagram. Policies go into effect January 19th.

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    January 17, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Does she look stylish or what – too cute! 🙂

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    January 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    That is one precious diva!! Jen, you know I'm too old to instagram. LOL!! I do love to receive them from my Little Ones!! blessings ~ tanna

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    January 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I don't use Instagram enough to really put any thought into their policies. Maybe this is silly, but I rely on my husband to let me know if I should/shouldn't have a certain account! I'm glad you enjoyed your Flat White…there's much debate in the coffee world over the difference between it & a latte. I like me some coffee, but I don't taste the difference in similar beverages! I think there's more espresso in that, am I right?

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    January 17, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I am staying on instagram. I do wish facebook hadn't bought them, though.

    I love epiphanie bags. Maybe someday I'll get lucky and own one 🙂

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    January 18, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I'm not in the instagram crowd yet, alas. :-/

    Your reference to Mugg and Bean made me all nostalgic! Would love to travel to Cape Town again one day 🙂

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    Bren Graham Thebeau
    January 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    What a bag! Makes me wish I were into photography just so I could justify owning one of these!
    Your Emma certainly rocks that outfit!
    Stay dry and stay sane 🙂

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    Jon and Lisa
    January 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Ah, how I miss Mugg & Bean–good memories there. I remember the one that had pictures of New Orleans–was that East Rand Mall, and I now live in NO. 🙂 Also, miss the rainy season in South Africa . . . Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    January 20, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Great photos! I chose to delete my IG account because Facebook owns them and I don't trust Facebook at. all. I miss connecting with you on there, though!

    Totally with you that yelling the homeschool lesson isn't a great way to spend the school day! We have a metal roof, too, but ceilings make it a pleasant rather than deafening sound.

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    January 21, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I'm so glad that Instagram fixed their policy as well. I would have hated deleting my account

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