Friday, February 7, 2014

Five on Friday: Blog Life vs. Real Life in Our house

Linking up with the fabulous five on friday gals to discuss blog live vs. real life.
 I think it's very easy to look at photos and blog posts and think "well their lives look so perfect"....when we all know that is just not the case.
 I am the first one to admit that sometimes social media/instagram/bloglife is really pretty with all the perfectly edited photos and their filters................
- that it's easy to blog about makeup, home decor, and what you do on the weekends......................
- that blogging tends to mask the shi**ty stuff that life throws us......................
and that is A-OKAY in my book.
I love coming to this little happy place of mine and putting whatever the heck I want to put on it. I love the relationships it has brought me. I like posting about the happy things in life. I love the plethora of information I get from it...hello makeup tips, fashion, recipes and workout tips....keep on keeping on :-)

However, I think it's easy to show the easier side of life on our blogs. We all tend to do it....and I am not here to judge. I know I am guilty of showing photos when my house is perfectly put together, when I have makeup on and my hair is fixed, when I am doing only the fun stuff. It's an easy habit to get into. That's exactly what inspired today's post. 5 little blog live vs. real life moments in my life.

1. Our bedroom:
 our bed rarely gets made. it's true. there i said it. we usually make our bed on the weekends and that's it. i do straighten it up every day, but as far as throw pillows and nice bedding, it just ain't happening.  hour throw pillows are in baskets and our bedding is over the quilt rack. we have two dogs that sleep with us, they are not ruining my pretty white ralph lauren bedding, oh hell to the no

Blog life:

Real life:

oh i love instagramming cute outfits and looking at what everyone else is wearing, but the truth is m-f it's scrubs to work, workout clothes around the house, lulu leggings, or VS jammies. i do try to fix myself up for my hubby on the weekends and actually look acceptable through the week, especially the days he works and i am off...but that usually consists of tight leggings and trying to show a little cleavage. that's about as good as it will get through the week over here. 
Blog Life:

Real Life 

3. Dinner
 i do admit, i cook 4-5 times a week (this is including weekends), but this isn't 7 course meals y'all.
sometimes it's as easy as a frozen pizza and salad. i try to do some type of protein and veggies every night. but if kev ever wants to run out to pick up panera or chipotle, i am all in!!! i despise cooking. i do it out of necessity to feed my family the right foods. 

Blog life:

Real life: 

4. The husband and Photos
Truth is - Kev hates photos - hates them with a capital H. The moment the tripod comes out, he rolls his eyes. Majority of pics I take, i have to talk him into it and he plays along nicely, but let's be honest....not his favorite thing. 

Blog life:

Real life:  This pic cracks me up!!! 

5. Blog life: manicured home withe everything put in the proper place

Real life: we have a ladder in our closet at the moment, my boots are all over the floor and it's not color coordinated

Just trying to keep it real. Hope you enjoyed.
Happy Friday friends! I hope it's warm where you are....we are still stuck with huge amounts of snow and ice in the backyard with 20 degree temps. Booo boooo booo! 


Alexa said...

As if I needed more reasons to love your sweet self! ;) I so appreciate posts like this, when a blogger can admit lack of perfection and be absolutely real! #1 - SO with you on the bedding! I'd love a gorgeous set, but with a shedding Bug? Machine-washable Target cheapies it is! And #2 - Lord knows if I'm in my house, I'm wearing baggy men's pajama pants and an old sweatshirt!
Happy weekend, sista friend!

Brooke said...

The two pics of you and Rexxy crack me up! And the PJ pic with the puppy photobomb is great! I have those same pjs and love them!!

Jordon said...

Just all of this! I always feel like I am not "the best" wife because my meals are hardly pinterest worthy and lord knows Tyler didn't marry me for my cleaning skills. Ahh I needed this :)

Happy friday!

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

I think my favorite part of this whole post was you saying "tight leggings and a little cleavage" hahahahaah oh thank you for making my day :) I love these kinds of posts. I think we all need to do more of them :)

Meredith said...

Love this!! I posted today about getting home as quickly as possible and finding the nearest pair of sweats lying in the bathroom as possible. Dogs in the bed and a kitchen counter that collects everything is the 'real life' of our house.

Miranda said...

I'm keeping it real on my blog today too!

Love this post!

susan said...

Love this, it's so true. Nice to see others are just like me. I so enjoy your blog.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Love this, my house is almost never blog worthy! On the weekends my life is my VS jammies.

Kate said...

You are amazing and this is why you're like my only bloggy friend (who I've never met) with my phone number... because I adore you IN REAL LIFE! Love love love this post!!!

Definitely Sarah B. said...

This post made my day - girl you are too funny! I love it! :)

Peach State of Mind said...

This post cracks me up! Because it's SO TRUE. Blog life is so different than real life. My bed looks exactly like yours most days. :)

Pamela said...

Oh my gossshhh. Another reason why I love you!!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Hello from the link up! Such a fun & hilariously real post!! :)

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

Visiting from the link up. Great post! All so true!

Ashley said...

this cracked me up! such a cute post! and so true. I love your bangs!! if only i could pull bangs off that well!

Lindsay @ la vita dolce said...

this is the best!! i love it! we get so caught up in making everything look perfect and 'clean cut' but in reality, life isn't that way. and honestly I love that it's not. such a cute post! ;)

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