life rearranged

I just discovered this carnival called InstaFriday and I have to join in! Yes, I know it’s not Friday, although it feels like it because today is the last day of school for our kids and the whole week has felt a little bit off. But anyway, I will still link up tomorrow, but I’m posting today since I don’t really have any other posts ready to go!

I love Instagram. It’s my favorite of all the social networks — probably because it hasn’t yet been ruined by brands trying to get in on it (although I’m sure that’s just a matter of time). For now, I enjoy seeing everyone’s life in pictures. And of course I enjoy sharing mine when the inspiration strikes. Here are my favorites from this week. In fact, I’m going back further than a week because I haven’t done much instagramming lately. I guess I’ll have to get better at that!

I’m jolynneshane on Instagram if you want to follow along!

Yes, I’m a dork. I take pictures of eggs. I love getting fresh eggs from local farms — no two are alike. Of course nothing in nature is, but we get so used to factory-farmed everything that we forget sometimes.


I ordered these wine glasses from Crate & Barrel and I was so delighted with them when they arrived that I had to take a picture. I went through a stemless wine glass phase, but I’m over it. They just don’t have the same ambience. I chose these delicate stems for the form factor. I hope they don’t all end up broken before the summer’s out!

wine glasses

We made these cupcakes on a whim one night. My son wanted to make something and he went scouring through my cookbooks until he found this old favorite — Bonnie Butter Cupcakes. I helped him make them, then later on that night I frosted them and the girls did the sprinkles. They all declared them the best cupcakes ever. Since going gluten free, I rarely bake anymore, so I don’t think they’ve had them in recent memory. I have a feeling they will be in our house often now that they’ve been discovered.


My husband and I went out to our favorite restaurant last Friday for a date night — Majolica in Phoenixville, for you locals. We ordered the chef’s 8-course tasting menu, which is always a delight! This was our favorite course, although they were all fabulous. This is Charred Spanish Octopus with Feta and Marjoram. Oh yeah, baby!! The flavors were a party in my mouth. I could have happily eaten 5 of those plates.


After spending a week on the couch, it felt great to get back out there and RUN on Tuesday! I did 4 miles in 41 minutes, and I took this selfie when I was done because I’m a dork like that.


And today is the last day of school for my three. I grabbed this picture of the girls before they headed to the bus stop.

last day school

Let me know if you participate in InstaFriday. I’d love to stop by and check it out!


  1. says

    What a fun carnival. Love your pics. Quick question…everytime I post an instagram pic on my blog is is TINY. How do you get the big pics? If I can figure that out, I’ll play along! :)

  2. Mychal B says

    That’s so cool. I haven’t heard of InstaFriday but this year I started doing something similar. On Mondays I share photos from my week along with what we did here in Mommyland. It’s been a challenge to take a photo a day but its also been kind of fun to look back to the weeks.

  3. Lee Ann says

    I’ve been following your blog for 2 years, and your kids have grown so much! It goes so fast! My oldest will be 20 next month. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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