A couple of months ago, my Instagram usage evolved from sharing family moments to utilizing my feed as more of a creative outlet. Since that time, Instagram challenges and hashtags have completely changed my world! By utilizing them, I feel thankful to have found so many like-minded creatives who have both inspired me and stretched my creativity. Once I began participating in these challenges and utilizing the hashtags, I realized something: at times, I couldn't remember which challenge was on which day, who hosted the challenge, or which hashtags matched up with which challenge founders! To remedy that, I began compiling my own little list in the notes section of my phone. Then, I realized that if a central Instagram Challenge and Hashtag List would help me, perhaps it would help others, too! So, I reached out to my friends on Instagram, and the response was phenomenal. It is nice to know I am not the only one who has trouble keeping track of everything. Thank you, thank you for all of your input on this! This list will be a great resource for all of us.
In compiling them, though, I realized that challenges exist for everything from flowers to pastels to tea cups, but not for the focus of what I love most: notions! A few of you all have sent me sweet messages or tagged me in photos of your notions, because let's face it, the only thing more satisfying than drooling over what one adores is drooling over it with someone else who adores the same thing just as much. So, I am super excited to share that on Tuesdays, I will be hosting a new challenge called #nodtonotions. Any photo which includes spools (or cotton reels, as they are called across the pond!), buttons, thread, scissors, trims, pins, embroidery floss, ribbons, or anything of that nature is welcome! Then, I will share a few of my favorites at the end of each week. Oh my, I surely can’t wait to see more of your treasures and meet more of you who love notions as much as I do!
Below is the Instagram Challenge and Hashtag List. If you are a moderator/founder and would like your challenge added, a name added, or something changed, please contact me either via message on Instagram (@delaneygates) or email me (delaneygates at ymail dot com) with “Instagram List Update” in the subject line and I will add, update, and/or edit right away!
#mymondaymoodboard by @mymondaymoodboard, @jessicatrent, & @seasidelucy
#makealistmonday by @thislittlecorner
#colorandhue by @vanillalemoncake
#gatheredstyle by @aquietstyle
#nodtonotions by @delaneygates
#itsamoodywednesday by @gudyherder
#natureinthehome by @littlegreenshed
#colorfulwhimsy by @suevaunallison
#styleonmytable by @sarijanehomeaccents
#byarrangement by @sarahnotes
#mythursdaybreaktime by @littlemaldod
#fridayfaffingcompetition by @am_i_dreaming_now, @katherinedorrington, & @juliabesidethesea
#floralfridaycompetition by @emilyquinton
#fouriadorefriday by @kimklassen
#sixtysecondscribble by @hamishandthehen
#savouringhappiness by @thegreengable & @hollyphotobooth
#frommykitchencompetition by @catherine_frawley
#mystillsundaycompetition by @kimklassen
#thisjoyfulmoment by @ruthlgarner & @we.made.this.home
ONGOING, WEEKLY AND/OR MONTHLY
#12monthsofhappystills by @c_colli; #propstylers by @georgiestclair & @c_colli; #7vignettes by @interiorsaddict; #capturingcolor by @capturebylucy; #bestill52; #thestudioonline; #calledtobecreative by @_calledtobecreative; #antique_r_us by @antique_r_us, @MsBrasil2000, & @jit_pontboix; #stylingtheseasons by @lottsandlots & @aptapothecary; #vintagelaceandroses by @vintagelaceandroses; #seekthesimplicity; #seedscolor by @designseeds; #wreathofthemonth by @stilzitat and @marmelade_kisses; #ourwreathlove and #ourstilllifelove by @aprilsloves; #ayearofmoments_(end of tag changes monthly) by @lobsterandswan and @candypop.uk; #prettiestpastels or #pastelsquares by @prettiestpastels, @karen2629, @violetlovesme, @kittykisses, @lisasuharto, & @agus_et_all; #nothingisordinary or #nothingisordinary_ by @nothingisordinary; #todayslovely by @todayslovely_, @esoottt, & @refiss; #tv_living by @tv_living, @andriana56, @sound_design, @sofiakokotsaki, @chrislz, @annatseros, & @fotini_mexi; #stillography by @stillography, @adgujral, @_ammara_, @theladywhobugs, & @_itwinkle; #snap_ish by @snap_ish & @simmykins, #9Vaga_ShabbySoft9 by @9Vaga_ShabbySoft9, @Vaga999, & @Ultimaregina, #makeitblissful by @makeitblissful & @martinedeluna.
This list will be evolving, so check back weekly to see if there is anything new which strikes your fancy! Have a blessed day.