What to do with all those Instagram photos


My instagramming has a very distinct style and my Instagram profile kind of says it all: I like interesting photos and colorful filters.

But the style is also about when I take photos. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Instagram isn’t an every day social media tool for me. If it was, it would get a little boring. I look at photos every day but I only post when I feel like I have something to post and that usually falls into two categories.

1. I’m on some sort of adventure, whether it’s the local county fair, a blog conference, a brand trip to Los Angeles, or a family vacation to Disney World. For that reason, I love looking at my own feed. It’s an easy way to chronologically reminisce.


2. Interesting things in the every day. Sometimes, this includes my ridiculous cat Beamer (because everyone knows Instagram loves cats) or some strange plant or wildlife suddenly crossing my path or, my favorite, ridiculously funny things that just happen to occur in ordinary life.

(Oh, and I forgot selfies. But I usually do them for a reason: My new haircut! My ridiculous hat! My bedhead!)


(And food. It’s totally acceptable to take pictures of food. And alcoholic drinks. I think those are actually part of the rules of Instagram.)

I love me some Instagram. I just don’t know what to do with all of those photos.

UNTIL NOW!! I made this video just for you and it’s less than 2 minutes. And if you act now, it will solve all of your problems!


Here are all the details you need to know about BooksTo.Me:

  • Sign up for a monthly plan (12 books per year) or a quarterly plan (4 books per year).
  • BooksTo.Me automagically pulls up to 200 (monthly) or 320 (quarterly) photos from your stream and prints them in a bound book shipped free to you.
  • If you don’t want to include a picture in your book (like Roscoe’s dog toy that he shredded), simply add the #noBTM hashtag to your photo and it will be omitted.

What I’d like to see in the future… CAPTIONS! Half the fun of my photos are the ridiculous captions I put with them. Other than that, I’m pretty pleased with my little book. (Do you think that makes me a published author now?)

BooksTo.Me sample

That’s pretty much all you need to know. But if you do have more questions, you can hop on over to their FAQ.

What do I get out of all this? BooksTo.Me has provided me a 3 month complimentary subscription. As a result, I’m going to up my instagramming to make sure I get my money’s worth. And I might actually exclude some of my ridiculousness. Although that’s kind of fun to look at in a book.

  • catchatcaren

    you KILL me!!!!!!!! But…this is actually not a bad idea! I LOVE how you limit your use of Instagram. I am more like you where I just can’t do it every day. Might have to check this service out. LOVED this review!

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  • Stephanie

    That was hilarious. I think you might have a future on QVC as well. I also loved your little photo bomber at the end of your segment.
    I’m like you in that I don’t Instagram everyday. I’ll leave that to the tweens. I kinda wish Books To Me had just a one time or every 6 months option.

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