lake, instagram, introverts and style.

This lake is literally 4 miles from our house. Maybe less. And we're always forgetting about it.


My favorite part of this day wasn't the water or the weather, though. Carter was completely in touch with his fashion sense and asked for his hat before we left the house. I don't know where he developed a concern for hats, but he made his vanity-ridden mommy a little proud.

I downloaded the (free) instagram app to my phone last week! I didn't know instagram was an entire community of completely random picture postings. I'm always fighting an impulsive itch to post obnoxious self portraits, faces Carter makes or pointless food I'm eating - but let's be honest - if you do that too much on Facebook, you're weird. Or young. Either way, there's people from all spans of your life watching you there. Now I just do it on instagram all day. The people over there want to see this stuff awesomeness.


Matt has it too. He doesn't post pictures (yet. I'll get him to). Follow us? rMeghann and Mfeldwieser. We'll follow you back!

I've still been working hard at reviving my practically neglected YouTube channel. One of my recent videos is about how I style my hair.

My neighbor showed me this article about introverts. The writer is amazing, and I can't stand not to share it because it's so me. I know my quiet personality isn't as obvious if all you know are my YouTube videos and blog outpourings, but I've found so much relief in 10 minutes of reading about my actual orientation. A few of the ideas that really struck me -
I can perform for an audience when I need to, but small talk is awkward.
I like conversations that involve intimate thoughts.
Other people exhaust me.
I love being alone. Love.
And you know what? I've been so hard on myself for my entire life for being shy and always feeling like I have to force myself to be better. I could figure out ways to perfect clothes, hair and makeup but never how I felt and acted. Now I feel defined; maybe it's alright to just relax and be okay with me. Liberated from the definition of shyness.

I think I've found my Spring style. And it's a little weird.

Leotards. (aka bodysuits in the fashion world.)
(I got the idea here.)

Hear me out for a sec. Using a leotard as a top looks so clean, comfortable, fitted and classy. Your shirt doesn't need adjusting because it won't sag or bunch. Throw a skirt over it and go. An armful of leotards and skirts are at the top of my list to buy.

Top Baby Blogs reset its numbers last month, and I completely missed it! I think poor Bringing up Bumble is ranked in the hundreds somewhere. Please vote for me? Click here.

And that's me, for now. More on Carter soon!


  1. I'm a fellow introvert so I will definitely check that article out! Most people think it's so weird that I prefer being alone, but I really do. I like social situations (with close friends) in small doses but it really does get exhausting.

  2. I can't wait to check out the introvert article. I am def one, so I should find it enjoyable and relate to it. Instagram is the bees knees, and I think I may have to try the leotard thing this spring, since I'm obsessed with leggings anyways. :)

  3. I'm an introvert all the way! I still struggle with trying to be more talkative and I really wish I were, but I need to realize that this is ME and it's ok! :)

  4. Carter is so adorable :) I can totally relate to your introverted-ness.. I am also very introverted and I can relate personally from my own experiences growing up..I always felt the need to try and be better..change myself..because I felt like being shy was a fault..Luckily we grow up into adults and realize that being introverted isn't a bad thing at all and we can embrace ourselves the way we are.. :) I always laugh a little when I think about it because a lot of the times I feel like a rechargeable battery.. I think most introverts need your own time to have stillness and recharge yourself. As a newlywed of *almost* 3 years my hubby and I like to joke and call it cavewoman/caveman time :) Just followed you on insta! Love reading about your life, motherhood and of course.. makeup/hair/style! <3from Canada~

  5. I'm definitely an introvert too my husband who is the complete opposite argues me to death about overcoming shyness and be more talkative I love long conversation but hate small talk it's very awkward to me it's nice to know there are other introvert out there and who embrace it because I do despite what people say about me!

  6. I love carter jacket .... is that burberry ??

  7. Hey! You might like this article too. It was in Time magazine 2 weeks ago. . It also talks about being an introvert. It was really interesting.

  8. Wow I didn't realize i'm not alone out there! I constantly want to be more social but in social situations I feel awkward and never know the right things to say. I feel like others interpret me as rude or shy but I'm neither...i'm just clearly an introvert!

  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE alone time. I thrive off of it actually and so often my social friends have tried to tell me that something is off about me because I should want to socialize more and get out more. I get exhausted if I do too much social stuff. It's just the way I am. On the other hand all of the personality tests I take say that I am 50% introvert and 50 % extrovert so go figure. I guess the chatty part of me is an extrovert. I talk out of nervousness though more than out of being extroverted! LOL:). I too like intimate conversations of value! Neat to learn that about you:).

  10. I am obsessed with Instagram. I will have to start following you. I love your Vlogs/Blogs. I feel the same way about not wanting to post every dorky pic I take on FB but it does have a sharing option for the particularly good ones. :)