Little Things Thursday

Happy Thursday, Friends!  I know that today is a day of remembrance and sorrow that is forever etched in our minds. The memory that comes to the forefront of my mind is holding my firstborn at 6 weeks old and thinking, “What is this world that she is going to be raised in”?  I really wasn’t sure how to tackle today, but then I thought that the best defense against nightmares is to shine a light on all those little happy moments.

You know what brings me a little happy?

Instagram.  I’m totally abusing it right now.  I have some portrait sessions coming up, plus all the travel photography to come.  I think I’m storing up my editing energy.   At any rate, I just love the ability to capture my days so easily. It’s kind of a blessings log, if you think about it.  If you purpose it to be.


Like warm soup when you are sick.  The joy of preparing for a much anticipated trip. The battle of the flight socks. ^^^These win. Happy stripes.

September’s Birchbox (aff link) had perfect travel sized beauty products that I’m chucking in my carry-on.

For bonus happy, have you tried hyperlapse by Instagram yet? I’m looking forward to playing with this in Thailand to bring it to life for those following along.  Speaking of that, I’d love for you to come find me at kim_littlebylittle on Instagram! I’ll be sharing primarily there while traveling. And, I love finding new friends that shine a light for me.  The world’s been a little scary lately, so let’s keep shining a light in the dark.

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  1. So much fun!
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  2. I miss Instagramming. My phone camera got busted – glass shattered, so now the camera won’t focus. I haven’t been on Instagram in a while. Hoping to get a new phone soon (or maybe I might have to wait til Christmas!).
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  3. I remember 9/11 so vividly too. I had just graduated high school that spring and was going off to college. I was at home just glued to the TV in disbelief. Every year I think , ‘No way! Its been _____ years?!’ Sometimes feels like just yesterday! I never thought of flying the same way again.

    Oh a lighter note, I have my instagram abuse days too 🙂

  4. Oh I love this little video Kim… Jasper is too cute! I’d love to try Hyperlapse (just can’t seem to keep up with all this amazing technology! Have you tried Stellar? I’ve been itching to try it too). Can’t wait to see all your imagery you’ll capture in Thailand! 🙂
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  5. Hard to believe it’s ben 13 years.

    I think my Birchbox should come today!
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  6. Yay, looking forward to all the instagram of your trip! I love instagram, I feel it captures more of the day to day than most bother with when it comes to using a proper camera.
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  7. 13 years already…it’s one of those anniversary’s that I’ll never forget how long it’s been. My daughter was born Feb. of that year.
    I do love your idea of shining the light into the dark.
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  8. I hear you- it’s hard to address this day. I had planned on taking today off in remembrance – but sponsored content demanded today to post, after I had committed. But the hubs is home with me today to reflect while I work.

    I can’t wait to see your travel pics!!!! I’m so excited for you!


  9. I remember it like it was yesterday – terrible day. I agree about Instagram, such an easy and fun way to capture everyday! 🙂
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  10. I love, love, love instagram…totally my guilty pleasure these days.
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  11. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing that day. We can’t forget. Thanks for the link party!
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  12. What a wonderful instagram honoring the sacred in the ‘little things’ and being mindful in the now ~ Happy Day to you!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)
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  13. I love these beautiful compositions, very creative! Wonderful photos!

  14. It is a sad day to remember – but what better way to honor those than to be thankful for the little things in our lives. Love that new instagram.
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  15. Saving up your editing energy totally makes sense. Instagram really is so good for capturing the everyday.

  16. I can’t wait to see Thailand through your eyes & lens too!
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  17. I agree happiness and gratitude is the best way to overcome anything!
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