If you’ve been watching my instagram feed, you’ve probably realized I may need an app intervention. I’ve become completely obsessed with my newest photo editing app: A Beautiful Mess.

I was scrolling through my Instagram on Tuesday night when a good friend posted this adorable photo of her sleeping son. Insta-photo-app-envy!

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So I quickly pinged her to find out what app she was using, immediately downloaded it and have been experimenting every since.

Created by fashion, DIY and lifestyle bloggers Elsie and Emma, A Beautiful Mess lets you add the perfect amount of whimsy to your iPhone photos and then share the photos through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or email. You can apply a photo filter, write text, add borders and doodles — without the need to switch apps. The basic/shell app is 99 cents and then you can purchase font, doodle, background and border extension packages. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

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Why do I love it? Combines my desire (and-good-intentions-yet-I-never-seem-to-have-the-time) to scrapbook and my need to take a million pictures of my kids into one handy app.

A Beautiful Mess App - (cool) progeny

Note that when you use the app to post to Instagram, it will automatically insert a hashtag for the app. So, yes, I did unintentionally tag a photo of the Little Lion Man with #ABeautifulMess. Oh, the irony.

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If there ever was a hashtag to sum up my life, this would be it! I’m kinda dreaming about a Printstgram calendar full of these images, too!

You can download the app from the iTunes store. You’ll need to be connected to wifi because it’s a pretty big one. Definitely be sure to download before your first summer trip!